Lambda Chi Alpha Chapters at the University of Texas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Union University Receive the 2015 Chairman's Award as Top Chapters in North America

Aug 17, 2015, 12:09 ET from Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three chapters received the Chairman's Award during Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity's 2015 Stead Leadership Seminar held at Iowa State University: Alpha-Mu from the University of Texas, Epsilon-Eta from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Lambda-Zeta from Union University.

The Chairman's Award recognizes chapters that have maintained a superior level of operations for at least three consecutive years. These chapters have displayed excellence in areas including, but not limited to, academics, campus involvement, recruitment, philanthropy, campus and community relations, communication, and risk management. 

The awards were presented by Fletcher McElreath, Lambda Chi Alpha's Chairman of the Board.

Alpha-Mu at the University of Texas
Alpha-Mu's strengths are their recruitment strategy, fraternity education program and alumni involvement were some of the strongest. Additionally, the undergraduate members implement a year-round, values based recruitment strategy, along with an excellent pre-initiation program, ensuring a true Lambda Chi Alpha experience for all members.

"Alpha-Mu year-in and year-out puts itself in a position to recruit only the best of the best," McElreath said.

Epsilon-Eta at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The chapter has shown exceptional standards in recruitment, philanthropy and campus relationships, constantly improving every aspect of the fraternity for the past three years.

"Most notable is the chapter's perseverance after a devastating chapter house flood, exemplifying one of Lambda Chi Alpha's open mottos, 'Xalepa Ta Kala,' or 'Naught Without Labor.'"  McElreath said. "The chapter came together and maintained their member and operational excellence."

Lambda-Zeta at Union University
The chapter has exemplified the mottos and core values of Lambda Chi Alpha through recruitment and alumni involvement and continue to show outstanding examples of academics, fraternity education and pre-initiation efforts.

Through dedication and determination, the Lambda-Zeta has constantly shown improvement in chapter operations. This is the chapter's seventh Chairman Award.

"The men are true examples of what Lambda Chi Alpha seeks to be on every college campus," McElreath said.

About Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Headquartered in Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, Ind., Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity is one of the largest men's general fraternities in North America with more than 280,000 initiated members and has held chapters at more than 300 universities. In the early 1970s, it was the first fraternity to eliminate pledging and remains a leader in the fight against hazing, alcohol abuse, sexual assault and other challenges facing today's college student. Lambda Chi Alpha serves to complement higher education by providing opportunities for academic achievement, leadership development and lifelong friendships. To learn more about Lambda Chi Alpha and its traditions, principles, and ideals, please visit


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