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Lambda Chi Alpha

Alpha-Chi Zeta
Founded: 1909

Lambda Chi Alpha was founded in 1909 at Boston University, and came to the University of Richmond as the Alpha-Chi Zeta in 1918.

In 1972, Lambda Chi broke with the long standing fraternity tradition of hazing and officially banned the practice fraternity wide. For this reason, Lambda Chi does not have a pledging process and instead focuses on the True Brother Initiative. Through the Initiative a new member is educated and integrated into the fraternity through a six-week education program focusing on the seven core values: loyalty, duty, respect, service & stewardship, honor, integrity, and personal courage.

Lambda Chi Alpha strives to support the successful development of young men, to help foster strong personal development by maximizing the positive influence of peers and mentors, and moving our brothers towards a life defined by self-reflection and self-awareness, empathy, and selflessness.