Our History

Lambda Chi Alpha was founded in 1909 by Warren A. Cole at Boston University. Today, it is the third largest men’s general fraternity in North America with more than 270,000 initiated members and has held 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. Lambda Chi Alpha serves to complement higher education by providing opportunities for academic achievement, leadership practice, social development, and lifelong friendships.

Associate Member Program

Lambda Chi Alpha was the first college fraternity to end the practice of pledging, replacing it with the associate member program. Associate Members “A.M.s” of Lambda Chi are entitled to all of the rights and privileges of an initiated member.  Associate members are even permitted to run for officer positions.

The Lambda Chi Alpha National webpage can be found here: LambdaChi.org

Local Chapter

Kappa Xi or known as the “KZ’s” organized in the Fall of 1966, Kappa Xi (KZ’s) has the distinction of being the first  local social fraternity on the Angelo State Campus starting with 13 founding fathers. The charter members of Kappa Xi were Chane Bishop of  Winters Gerald Breeding of San Angelo Gus Clemens of San Angelo Paul Cormier of Rankin Tom Ewing of Mertzon Kent Flanagan of Ballinger Steve Fullerton of Seminole Tim Gette of San Angelo Rick Huckabee of San Angelo Chuck Oeklkers of Carrizo Springs Loye Tankersley of Mertzon James Thomas of San Angelo.
Kappa Xi then voted to add six more founding fathers after a strong start with the organization. The new members to be admitted were Dennis Coyan of San Angelo Ronnie Harrison of San Angelo Wayne  Lennefelt of San Angelo Roger Richards of Colorado City Curt Steib of San Angelo Bruce Sweatmon of San Angelo.
“Kappa Xi officially became the Beta Alpha chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha on April 25, 1970, the first nationally recognized social fraternity at Angelo State.”