Lambda Chi Alpha leads by example and precept. We excel on the social calendar and the intramural fields, we take pride in our traditions and high ideals, but above all, what makes a Lambda Chi is his devotion to his brothers. We live our open motto, Vir Quisque Vir: Every Man a Man.


Chapter Officers
Current officers of the undergraduate chapter.
Rush Lambda Chi Alpha
What it takes to join a lifetime of true brotherhood. Information about our recruitment process.
Membership Obligations
The basic expectations, rights, and duties of a good Lambda Chi.

Activities and Programs

Brotherhood Activities

Brothers in Toronto for February Break

Whether it’s a day of paintball involving the whole house, working out in our in-house gym, or a road trip with just a few of the guys, Lambda Chi works together, plays together, and lives together. Living together with your best friends is an experience second to none, and with the recent renovation of Edgemoor every brother is able to live in. Regardless of our busy schedules and our different interests, all brothers come together nightly for dinner— as we have every night for over a century.

Some of the best times, though, are just being ourselves at home, playing pool or watching the game, always with an eye out for the next big thing.


Movember Foundation

At Cornell, our efforts support the Movember Foundation, in support of men's health—including mental health. Last year, we partnered with the sisters of Pi Beta Phi with a mental health awareness gala that raised more than $4,000.

For over twenty-five years, Lambda Chi has sponsored the North American Food Drive, now in partnership with Feeding America.

Lambda Chi also strongly supports the philanthropies sponsored by Cornell’s diverse sororities, as well as Council events like Greeks Give Back.

Campus Involvement

You will also find Lambda Chis in every kind of club, organization, and publication around campus, from Baja Racers to Black Students United. In addition to our varsity golfers, we are strongly represented in club sports, notably hockey, crew, and soccer.

As a chapter, we are active participants in the InterFraternity Council and other interfraternal organizations. Periodically, we have gorge cleanup days in coordination with our neighbors, Cornell Botanic Gardens, and Cornell Outdoor Education.

Social Program

Lambda Chi sponsors a diverse and active social program. On campus, people may know us for a signature party, but we also enjoy a variety of date nights and other smaller events, not to mention mixers with the full range of Cornell sororities. The White Rose Formal takes brothers and our guests to some of the finest inns, wineries, and restaurants in the Finger Lakes.


Lambda Chi is active in intramurals, local sports leagues and clubs, and has many brothers involved in Cornell varsity and club athletics. At home, we enjoy the use of our own in-house gym, featuring a fully equipped weight room— one that we know met the approval of the founder of Cornell Barbell, a Lambda Chi.


As Cornell students, we learn to balance work and play. Many of our brothers are enrolled among the most challenging majors at Cornell, but find the time to devote to the chapter. As a Lambda Chi, you benefit from the advice and support of the brothers, and can take advantage of resources like our elegant first floor study lounge, the Learning Center, and our extensive alumni network, including many Cornell Lambda Chis who have accomplished great things in business, science, the arts, and public service.

As part of one of the largest fraternities in the world, Cornell Lambda Chis benefit from one of the largest alumni networks in the world, and the opportunity to apply for a host of scholarships and programs sponsored by the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation. Additionally, the Michael Helwig ’89 Memorial Scholarship is offered to a Lambda Chi brother or other who demonstrate “a great love for the outdoors or a true concern for his fellow man.”

Special Programs

Matthew Patrick Omans Fund
Information about the fund established in memory of Bro. Matt Omans ’10.
Parents Club
Information of interest to our parents and families.