Chi Psi Fraternity is a fraternity and secret society consisting of 30 active chapters (known as "Alphas") at 30 American colleges and universities. We are a family of gentlemen in pursuit of excellence, dedicated to the cultivation of a unique environment which instills a lifelong commitment to brotherhood. The mission of the Chi Psi Fraternity is to create and maintain an enduring society which encourages the sharing of traditions and values, respect for oneself and others, and responsibility to the university and community.
Chi Psi was founded on Thursday May 20, 1841, by 10 students at Union College with the idea of emphasizing the fraternal and social principles of a brotherhood. It was the first Greek-letter organization to be founded on these grounds, rather than the literary characteristics of the seven then-existing societies. In 1845, Chi Psi was the first fraternity to establish a fraternity house at the University of Michigan. Thanks to the building's resemblance to a hunting lodge, Chi Psi was nicknamed "lodge;" the nickname has spread to other houses of Chi Psi. Chi Psi Fraternity is the 8th fraternity to be founded in the United States. Founded in 1845, Alpha Phi at Hamilton College is the longest active Alpha in the United States.
Chi Psi's official colors are Royal Purple and Gold. Chi Psi's national headquarters, the Central Office, is in Nashville, Tennessee.