Why Lambda Chi

When you join Lambda Chi, you get more then just memories. You get skills that will follow you all your life.


Our organization boasts over 300,000 members worldwide, making us one of the largest fraternities worldwide. Lambda Chi Alpha takes advantage of this by having its own career development website for students looking for jobs and internships.  


Lambda Chi Alpha proudly boasts a length and extensive network of lifetime brothers. As a Lambda, your. experiences and brotherhood extends long after college. With over 1000 living initiated members of Alpha Tau Zeta alone,
you will always have a brother close by, no matter where you live.


Our brotherhood is built upon giving back to the community through philanthropy. We partner with Feeding America and Northcrest to give back to our community.


Weekly executive and chapter meetings, involvement as an officer, ISU workshops, and national retreats are some of the many ways brothers gain hands-on leadership experience. 

Associate Member Program

In the early 1970’s, Lambda Chi Alpha was the first fraternity to abolish pledging. This lead to the creation of the associate membership program. The difference between pledge-ship and associate membership is that AM’s are granted
full rights of membership starting on day one. Our Associate Members (AM’s) can take on a leadership role from day one. An AM can run for any office and vote on any matter other than issues involving our ritual.

In the Associate membership program, AM’s at Iowa State learn about our rich history as a fraternity and how we operate as a fraternity. AM’s will also learn how to function as a group, and how to develop as leaders for our chapter,
our campus, and in the real world.

AM’s at Iowa State also have the opportunity to attend STEAD, our international leadership conference. Each summer we send two delegates to this event hosted by Lambda Chi Alpha. There the delegates learn what leadership qualities
they have and how they can apply them to their chapter and to their life. This event has recently been held in Scottsdale AZ, Nashville TN, Denver CO, andat TPC Sawgrass in Florida.

Why Lambda Chi? Our rich heritage of fostering True Brothers and treating new members as equals has endured for many years. Lambda Chi Alpha strives to create an environment that fosters brotherhood. To do so, we have
multiple brotherhood events every semester ranging from camping trips to football tailgates. Lambda Chi Alpha at Iowa State has transformed the approach to the modern day fraternity experience by instituting the True Brother Initiative.
This program provides a format and structure for our members to actively live the Seven Core Values of Lambda Chi Alpha throughout their undergraduate and adult lives: Seven Core Values of Lambda Chi Alpha:

  • Loyalty
  • Duty
  • Respect
  • Service and Stewardship
  • Honor
  • Integrity
  • Personal Courage

Lambda Chi Alpha at ISU sees the True Brother Initiative as the foundation for the future and the key to our success in the chapter’s next 100 years. This initiative is just one of the many landmarks that give our fraternity a rich and respected history
on campus.

Chapter House Life Our house has an optimum capacity of 46 men and has 40 parking spaces. We differentiate ourselves by not having “cold air” rooms. Rather than every member sleeping in one room and having a separate
desk and closet, each member shares a room with one other member. When living at Lambda Chi Alpha, members receive the following benefits:

  • Two-man room with an adjacent to suite-style bathroom
  • Provided desks, closets, built-in dressers, and loft beds
  • individually controlled central heating and A/C unit between suites
  • Free parking spaces
  • Internet: Ethernet cables and wireless capability
  • Cable: Free cable available in all rooms with all HD channels
  • Free laundry with three washers and three dryers
  • Nine hot meals per week plus a daily breakfast
  • 24/7 kitchen w/ leftovers, snack foods, sandwiches, available for in- and out-of-house members
  • Available study areas and meeting conference areas
  • BBQ’s and Tailgates held in the fall and spring
  • Available annual academic scholarships
  • Regional and International leadership conferences