American University Lambda Chi Alpha
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Washington, DC 20016

History of Lambda Chi Alpha at American University

Colony Establishment - Spring, 2012

he Lambda Chi Alpha colony at American University, Colony 295, was created in the spring semester of 2011 with help from Brandon Hebert, Nick Ludwig, and Joe Citro. 29 brothers joined and were initiated in that first semester with the mission of working together to eventually become a chapter. Over the next three semesters the chapter took in 19 new members swelling to a size of 40 members.

From Colony to Chapter - Spring, 2013 In April 2013, after meeting all of the requirements, the colony officially submitted its charter to the Lambda Chi Alpha national’s. This was the summation of months of work for the colony and its eventual acceptance over the summer after the 2012-2013 school year was a monumental. On the anniversary of the founding of the first Lambda Chi Alpha chapter, November 2nd, the colony celebrated the official reception of its charter and became a chapter, designated Pi Omicron.
Giving Back to the Community - October, 2013
Additionally in October of 2013, the chapter held a successful philanthropy event on the American University campus. Teaming up with the local Tesla Motors sellers, the chapter held a food drive, collecting over 300 cans of food for local food shelters. This was the chapter’s first attempted philanthropy yet it far exceeded expectations. With the success the chapter has had over the past 2 years, there is much hope for the future of the chapter. With continued effort, the chapter looks to continue its success in recruitment, philanthropy, and the continued education of collegiate men.

Chartering Night - November 2, 2013
On November 2nd, 2013 the Brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha officially made the step from Colony to Chapter as they were awarded their charter of an official Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington D.C. The night was marked as a happy occasion with speech from former chapter President Billy Erickson, Original Colonizer Joe Citro, Nick Ludwig, and Brandon Hebert, and finally a representative of the National Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.