Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ) is one of the largest men's secret general fraternities in North America, having initiated more than 280,000 members and held chapters at more than 300 universities. It is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and was founded by Warren A. Cole, while he was a student at Boston University, on November 2, 1909. The youngest of the fifteen largest social fraternities, Lambda Chi Alpha has initiated the third highest number of men ever, based on NIC statistics. Lambda Chi's National Headquarters is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Lambda Chi Alpha seeks to promote higher education by providing opportunities for academic achievement and leadership. Its open mottoes are Vir Quisque Vir (Latin, "Every Man a Man"), Per Crucem Crescens (Latin, translated variously as "Crescent in the Cross" or "Growth through the Cross"), and Χαλεπα Τα Καλα (Greek, "Naught Without Labor"). Its members are referred to as "Lambda Chis."
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