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University of Maryland named Big Brother Chapter

posted Dec 19, 2011, 11:51 PM by Nick Ludwig   [ updated Dec 19, 2011, 11:53 PM ]

University of Maryland Lambda Chi Alpha
The Epsilon-Pi Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at the University of Maryland, College Park, has been named the Big Brother Chapter for the future colony at American University.

The role of the Big Brother Chapter in the growth and development of the colony at American University will be vital to ensure the operational success of the new colony. The brothers of the Big Brother Chapter serve as a group of mentors to new colony members between the period of Associate Membership and Initiation.

The Big Brother Chapter will work to assist the new colony in many ways.
Officers from each chapter will collaborate to learn best practices to help the new members fully grasp the duties of their positions. The chapter will also be responsible for performing the first Associate Member Ceremony for the colony, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

Perhaps the greatest honor of the Big Brother Chapter is the privilege to conduct the first Initiation Ritual Exemplification for the founding fathers of the colony at American University. The Initiation Ritual Exemplification follows the seven week Lambda Chi Alpha new member development program known as Call to Brotherhood.

The chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at the University of Maryland was originally chartered in March of 1932. The chapter had a long-standing tradition of excellence until 1974, when the chapter was placed on a period of suspension. The chapter remained closed for 21 years, and the group was re-colonized in 1995. The chapter moved into their current chapter house on campus at the University of Maryland in July of 2002. More recently, the chapter has achieved an excellent grade point average well above a 3.0, and has hosted multiple philanthropic events. Learn more about the chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at the University of Maryland by visiting their website, http://umdlambdachi.webs.com/.