Alpha Chi Rho

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Alpha Chi Rho
Alpha Chi Rho Crest jpg.jpg
Founded June 4, 1895; 120 years ago
Trinity College
Type Social fraternity
Motto ανδριζεςθε – “Be Men”
Colors Garnet and      White
Symbol The Labarum
Chapters 38 active, 6 colonies
Nickname Crow, Crows
Headquarters R.B. Stewart National Headquarters
109 Oxford Way

Neptune, New Jersey 07753,USA

Alpha Chi Rho (ΑΧΡ) is a men’s collegiate fraternity founded on June 4, 1895 at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut by the Reverend Paul Ziegler, his son Carl Ziegler, and Carl’s friends William H. Rouse, Herbert T. Sherriff and William A.D. Eardeley. It is a charter member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, and its national headquarters is R.B. Stewart National Headquarters, located in Neptune, New Jersey. The symbol of the fraternity is the labarum and men of Alpha Chi Rho are commonly called Crows.

The Revered Fathers of Alpha Chi Rho[edit]

  • Rev. Paul Ziegler (1847-1921) – Trinity ’72 Phi Beta Kappa and valedictorian of his class, member of the Beta Beta society as a student, devoted his life to the ministry, composed the Landmarks and Ritual, and designed the Fraternity Badge. The original author of the Exoteric Manual. All four of his sons were in Alpha Chi Rho and ministers of the Episcopal Church: Carl G., Phi Psi; Howard B., Phi Psi; Winfred H., Phi Omega; and Eustice P., Phi Gamma.
  • Rev. Carl Ziegler (1876-1967) – Trinity ’97 Oldest son of Founder Paul Ziegler, Phi Beta Kappa Lifelong Episcopal clergyman, National Chaplain for many years and the last to enter the chapter eternal.
  • William H. Rouse (1866-1954) – Trinity ’96 “his sage advice and tactful approach was invaluable during infancy of our Fraternity.” First President of Phi Psi Chapter, a teacher by profession who spent the later years of his life in Florida teaching English to Cuban and South American immigrants.
  • Herbert T. Sherriff (1876-1944) – Trinity ’97 Attended high school and college with Carl G. Ziegler, wrote the first installment of the Fraternity’s history. Had a career in public health in Portland, Oregon.
  • Rev. William A.D. Eardeley (1870-1936) – Trinity ’97 Started his career as an Episcopal minister and later became a noted genealogist. He was the first National President of the Fraternity and designed the Coat of Arms. Helped form Phi Chi and Phi Phi Chapters.

List of Alpha Chi Rho chapters

Current Colonies

Active Alumni Chapters[edit]

  • Phi Phi Club – University of Pennsylvania
  • Delta Phi Alumni Club – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Stockton Alumni Club – Stockton University
  • Phi Iota Chi Alumni Association – Central Michigan University
  • Phi Lambda Building Association – Pennsylvania State University
  • Delta Sigma Phi Alumni Association – Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Pi Phi Alumni Association – Robert Morris University
  • Zeta Phi Alumni/Housing Corporation – Clarkson University
  • Omicron Phi Alumni Association – Utica College
  • Alpha Phi Housing Association – Purdue University
  • Phi Kappa Alumni/Housing Association – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Phi Mu Chi Alumni Chapter – Lock Haven University

A list of Alpha Chi Rho chapters[edit]

Inactive chapter, shown in italics

Chapter Name Founded University
Phi Psi 1895 Trinity College
Phi Chi 1896 Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute
Phi Phi 1896 University of Pennsylvania
Phi Omega 1900 Columbia University
Phi Alpha 1903 Lafayette College
Phi Beta 1905 Dickinson College
Phi Delta 1905 Yale University
Phi Epsilon 1905 Syracuse University
Phi Zeta 1907 University of Virginia
Phi Eta 1907 Washington and Lee University
Phi Theta 1908 Cornell University
Phi Gamma 1911 Wesleyan University
Phi Iota 1914 Allegheny College
Phi Kappa 1916 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Phi Lambda 1917 Pennsylvania State University
Phi Mu 1918 Lehigh University
Phi Nu 1919 Dartmouth College
Phi Xi 1921 University of Michigan
Phi Omicron 1922 University of Wisconsin–Madison
Phi Pi 1923 Ohio State University
Phi Rho 1923 University of California
Phi Sigma 1927 Oregon State University
Phi Tau 1932 Iowa State University
Alpha Phi 1936 Purdue University
Beta Phi 1937 Rutgers University
Gamma Phi 1937 Johns Hopkins University
Delta Phi 1948 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
“Epsilon Phi” 1955 Temple University
Zeta Phi 1956 Clarkson University
Eta Phi 1958 Gettysburg College
Theta Phi 1959 Thiel College
Iota Phi 1959 Parsons College
Kappa Phi 1961 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Lambda Phi 1964 Quinnipiac College
Mu Phi 1964 Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Nu Phi 1965 Franciscan University of Steubenville
Xi Phi 1966 Hartwick College
Omicron Phi 1966 Utica College
Pi Phi 1970 Robert Morris University
Sigma Phi 1970 Southern Connecticut State University
Tau Phi 1971 Alfred University
Phi Kappa Beta 1972 James Madison University
Omega Phi 1975 La Salle University
Rho Phi 1976 Johnson Technical Institute
Phi Alpha Chi 1976 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Phi Chi Phi 1995 SUNY Binghamton
Omega Chi Phi 2008 York College of Pennsylvania
Alpha Phi Beta 2011 University of Cincinnati
Alpha Phi Delta 2014 Queens College
Chapter Name Founded University
Alpha Chi Phi 1977 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Phi Gamma Chi 1978 The College of New Jersey
Delta Sigma Phi 1978 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Phi Epsilon Omicron 1992 Fairleigh Dickinson University
Phi Zeta Chi 1980 SUNY Geneseo
Phi Eta Chi 1980 Richard Stockton College
“Phi Theta Chi” 1980 Longwood University
Phi Iota Chi 1980 Central Michigan University
Phi Kappa Chi 1981 Temple University Ambler
Sigma Tau Phi 1981 SUNY Plattsburgh
Phi Lambda Chi 1982 Kent State
Phi Mu Chi 1983 Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Phi Nu Chi 1983 West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Phi Xi Chi 1985 Towson State University
Phi Omicron Chi 1985 Farleigh Dickinson University
Phi Pi Chi 1986 Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Phi Rho Chi 1987 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Phi Sigma Chi 1987 SUNY Brockport
Delta Tau Chi 1987 Albright College
Phi Tau Chi 1987 University at Buffalo
Alpha Beta Phi 1987 Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
Phi Omega Chi 1988 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Beta Chi Phi 1989 Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Gamma Chi Phi 1989 George Mason University
Phi Sigma Tau 1989 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Delta Chi Phi 1989 Western Michigan University
Epsilon Chi Phi 1989 State University of New York at Stony Brook
Phi Kappa Lambda 1989 Northwood University
Zeta Chi Phi 1990 Southern Illinois University
Eta Chi Phi 1990 New York Institute of Technology
Theta Chi Phi 1991 Montclair State University
Iota Chi Phi 1991 Rowan University
“Kappa Chi Phi” 1991 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Lambda Chi Phi 1992 Drexel University
Mu Chi Phi 1993 University at Albany, The State University of New York
Nu Chi Phi 1993 Wesley College
Xi Chi Phi 1993 Ramapo College
Omicron Chi Phi 1994 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Pi Chi Phi 1995 Elon University
Rho Chi Phi 1995 SUNY Delhi
Alpha Phi Epsilon 1996 Shepherd College
Sigma Chi Phi 1996 California University of Pennsylvania
Tau Chi Phi 1998 Monmouth University
Phi Beta Chi 1977 Radford University
Epsilon Chi Phi 1979 Fairleigh Dickinson University
Chi Chi Phi 2009 Ferris State University
Alpha Phi Alpha 2010 Philadelphia University
Alpha Phi Gamma 2012 Pace University
Alpha Phi Zeta 2014 Seton Hall University