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Lambda Chi Alpha

Lambda Chi Alpha

Color's:

Purple, Green, and Gold

Symbol's:

The Cross and Cresent

Flower:

The White Rose

Chapter Activities:

Philanthropy is extremely important to our chapter and our community. The first Saturday in November is Lambda Chi's North American Food Drive, which is the largest single day food drive in the nation. Also, in the Spring, we have the Texas A&M University - Kingsville Lambda Chi Alpha Charity Game. This event is was founded by our chapter and last year we raised over 2,600 dollars to be donated to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. This upcoming year the Brothers of Beta Epsilon will be joining with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to fight for a cure to Parkinson's.

Social events are held year round. We host themed events, such as Heaven and Hell, The Blacklight Party, as well as other events such as Date Nights, Barbeques, Semi-formals, and Formals.

Member Activities:

Scholarship is vital to the success of any college student, so at Beta Epsilon we always puts school first. We are the top ranked fraternity on campus for GPA.. The Greek lamp is our symbol for learning, and learning is not limited to the classroom. We are always learning, as many of our strengths, talents, and fortes cannot be learned in a classroom, which makes a fraternity a great place to foster these abilities.

Our house (aka "The Nimitz") is located at 717 W. Corral. Conveniently located directly across from the campus and the university football stadium. The house hosts many of our smaller events and houses up to 5 men. Many Brothers choose to live here multiple years since it is close to campus and the housing cost is significantly lower than the average apartment or house price.

Also located on our property is our lodge: Hoffman Hall. This facility hosts the majority of our events as well as our weekly business meetings.

History:

Lambda Chi Alpha was founded by Warren A. Cole, while a student at Boston University, on November 2, 1909; with the expressed objective purpose of bringing about the association together of college students of good moral character in the various collegiate institutions within the United States and Canada; to foster a high Christian standard of life and ideals, to promote honorable friendship, to cultivate intellectual excellence, to secure for members the greatest advantages in college life, to establish brotherly love, mutual aid, close personal connection between alumni, undergraduates and college, and to bind them together for mutual pleasure and interest in college as well as after life by testing each with courage, self-control, obedience, democracy and courtesy toward all with whom the may come in contact.

In 1968, the local chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha was colonized at Texas A&M University - Kingsville. Two years later in 1970, we received our charter and became Beta Epsilon Zeta. Since then we have initiated over 500 men into our brotherhood and led the way in leadership on and off campus.

Today, Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity is one of the largest men's general fraternities in North America with more than over 250,000 initiated members and has held subsidiaries (called chapters) at more than 300 universities.

It was the first fraternity to eliminate pledging and remains a leader in the fight against hazing, alcohol abuse, and other challenges facing today's college student.

Requirements:

Any men currently enrolled in Texas A&M University - Kingsville in good academic standing are eligible. GPA requirements are a 2.25 or higher. Must be interested in promoting community service, Greek life, brotherhood, and the development of outstanding scholarly and professional standards.

Websites:

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity - Beta Epsilon Zeta
Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity
Cross & Crescent - The Official Magazine of Lambda Chi Alpha

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*A Student Service Fee Funded Program

This page was last updated on: June 04, 2013