The Chi Phi Fraternity was founded in 1824 and came into existence as it is today when the three founding orders joined together in 1874. Today, the Chi Phi Fraternity consists of 60 Chapters and Colonies in 23 States and Commonwealths. It exists to provide men with a place of belonging and membership and a framework for growth and personal development throughout their collegiate years.
Founded on the principles of truth, honor and personal integrity, the Fraternity is ever striving to move forward in providing for the needs of our members while helping to communicate the possibilities of fraternity to future members. In keeping with the trends of today’s society and student, the Fraternity has made several changes of the recent years. However, none may be more important than the renewal of our commitment to the fraternity’s founding principles and the development of today’s authentic man.
As one of the earliest known organizations of our type, the authentic fraternity, Chi Phi reaffirms its member development promise beginning with a change to New Member Education and a commitment to total member development. We realize that our members do not learn everything we have the ability to teach during a traditional pledge period. But, by broadening the scope of expectations of learning from one semester to an entire college career we are able to carry our men from new member to alumnus seamlessly.
Today’s college student faces more challenges and choices than many recognize. Many of them find that being a part of a men’s organization based on shared values can help them grow both in and out of the classroom. The values inherent in the notion of authenticity establish a framework for personal development and achievement. The accountability of an open definition to authentic demonstrates our appreciation for the involvement of today’s parents and the previous life experiences that shape the methods of recruitment and education of members.