American University Lambda Chi Alpha
Student Activities MGC 271
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

What We Stand For 


Lambda Chi Alpha is committed to the cultivation of men. The fraternity seeks to foster young men in their academic, personal, professional and social development and we push our brothers to constantly grow in our core values. The core values are the foundation upon which we predicate our program, and are listed in the acronym LDRSHIP, standing for:

Lambda Chi Alpha Loyalty

Loyalty

Establishes the correct order of our obligations and commitments. Unswerving allegiance to the organization and its laws, ideals, and defining principles prevents us from misplacing our loyalties.




Lambda Chi Alpha Duty

Duty

Delineates the sum total of all laws, rules, and customs that make up our organizational, civic, and moral obligations. Our values originate with duty because we expect individuals, as a minimum, to fulfill their obligations. We often expect individuals to exceed their duty, especially in ethical matters.



Lambda Chi Alpha Respect

Respect

Denotes the regard and recognition of the absolute dignity that every human possesses. Specifically, respect indicates compassion for and consideration of others, including sensitivity to and regard for the feelings and needs of others.



Lambda Chi Alpha Service & StewardshipService & Stewardship

Service before self signifies the proper ordering of priorities. The welfare of the organization comes before the individual’s. While the focus is on service to Lambda Chi Alpha and broader communities, the idea also incorporates the concept of stewardship, of holding something of value in trust for others.



Lambda Chi Alpha Honor
Honor

Describes the complex of all values that make up the public code of the individual. Significantly, honor provides the motive for action and demands adherence to a public moral code, not protection of reputation.



Lambda Chi Alpha Integrity
Integrity

Encompasses the sum total of a person’s set of values — his private moral code. A breach of any of these values will damage the individual’s integrity. Integrity, closely related to the word integer, refers to a notion of completeness or wholeness.



Lambda Chi Alpha Personal Courage
Personal Coura
ge

Depicts the premier virtue that enables us to persevere despite fear, danger, or adversity. Personal courage includes the notion of taking responsibility for decisions and actions. Additionally, it involves the ability to perform critical self-assessment, to confront new ideas and to change.