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.
Current officers of the undergraduate chapter.
What it takes to join a lifetime of true brotherhood. Information about our recruitment process.
The basic expectations, rights, and duties of a good Lambda Chi.
Activities and Programs
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 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 ping pong or watching the game, always with an eye out for the next big thing.
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.
You will also find Lambda Chis in every kind of club, organization, and sport around campus, from Baja Racers to Black Students United, business fraternities and service clubs. We have Daily Sun columnists and a capella stars, Student Assembly veterans and Cornell Tradition fellows.
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.
Lambda Chi sponsors a diverse and active social program. We mix regularly with a range of Cornell sororities, and co-sponsor events with many chapters. But we also enjoy a variety of date nights and other smaller events. Our formals take brothers and 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 is known for our presence on the varsity golf team, the triathlon team, and other club sports. At home, we enjoy the use of our own in-house gym, featuring a fully equipped weight room.
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.”