As a college student at Boston University, Warren A. Cole (Boston 1912) founded
Lambda Chi Alpha on November 2, 1909, for the purpose of bringing together college students of good
moral character in the various collegiate institutions within the United
States and Canada; to foster a high moral and spiritual standard of
life based on Christian 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 colleges;
and, to bind them together for mutual pleasure and interest in college and in life by testing each with courage, self-control,
obedience, democracy, and courtesy toward all with whom they may come in
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., is one of the largest men’s general
fraternities in North America with more than 275,000 initiated members,
with nearly 200 active subsidiaries (called chapters) at colleges and
universities. It was the first fraternity to eliminate pledging in the
early 1970s, and remains a leader in the fight against hazing, alcohol
abuse, drugs, and other challenges facing today’s college student.
Chi Alpha serves as a co-curricular experience to complement higher
education by providing young men with opportunities for academic
achievement, leadership development, and lifelong friendships.
The Huntingdon chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha will form during the fall of 2013.