There are two versions of the story about the founding of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. The first,
resulting from an agreement in late 1912 between Warren Cole in Boston and Albert Cross in
Philadelphia, holds that on November 2, 1909, Warren A. Cole, Percival C. Morse, and Clyde K.
Nichols met at 22 Joy St., Boston, and swore allegiance to the new fraternity. The meeting had
been called, by whom it is not recorded, for the purpose of considering the reorganization of the
Cosmopolitan Law Club, a society of law students of Boston University, of which Cole was a
member, into the Greek letter society. From this point on, Lambda Chi Alpha progressed at an
incredibly rapid rate.
Lambda Chi Alpha’s vision to lead a cocurricular Greek movement, predicated on partnership
and collaboration amongst the undergraduates, host institutions, alumni and General Fraternity,
and offering an experience that focuses on the maturational development of today’s college
man. As such, it is the vision of Lambda Chi Alpha to extend itself beyond the traditional social
fraternity in practice and principle.
We believe in Lambda Chi Alpha, and its traditions, principles, and ideals. The crescent is our
symbol — pure, high, ever growing; and the cross is our guide — denoting service, sacrifice,
and even suffering and humiliation before the world, bravely endured if need be, in following that
May we have faith in Lambda Chi Alpha and passion for its welfare. May we have hope for the
future of Lambda Chi Alpha and strength to fight for its teachings. May we have pure hearts,
that we may approach the ideal of perfect brotherly love.