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Alpha Iota Zeta

Lambda Chi Alpha is one of the largest international social fraternities in the United States, with nearly 200 active chapters and over 275,000 initiated members. Northwestern’s Alpha Iota Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha was chartered in 1917 and since then has initiated almost 1,500 members.

We are unique amongst major social fraternities in our associate membership program. In 1972, Lambda Chi Alpha became the first fraternity to abolish the pledging process. Unlike most fraternities, new members do not join as “pledges” but as equals, with the full rights and responsibilities as all other brothers. New members attend all meetings, have full voting rights, and can run for any office in our chapter. Consistent with this, Lambda Chi has a strict and enforced no hazing policy. This fosters an environment of true brotherhood and is reflected in our open motto: Vir Quisque Vir, Every Man a Man.

Lambda Chi Alpha at Northwestern is known for many things. We regularly give back to our community, especially through our ongoing work with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. We’re highly achieving academically, averaging well above the average men’s GPA at Northwestern last quarter. But most importantly, we’re known for our great sense of brotherhood.

Join us at any of our rush events, especially during Rush Week - the first week of Winter Quarter - and meet the brothers of this fraternity.

For more information about joining Lambda Chi Alpha at Northwestern, contact our recruitment chair Burke Evans at


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