soderquistDear New Member,

Congratulations, you are about to embark on a lifelong journey of membership into the oldest and one of the most venerated College fraternities in America. This journey will be filled with numerous lifelong friendships, experiences and opportunities.

Established at the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) on December 24, 1824, our members have distinguished themselves in virtually every walk of life. Chi Phi was founded on friendship and for almost two centuries has steadfastly stood for truth, honor and personal integrity.

As a member of Chi Phi we profess and subscribe to a higher form of friendship that we refer to as Brotherhood. Chi Phis are gentlemen who respect and defend the rights of others. We profess a devotion to high moral conduct and responsible citizenship. We are today’s campus leaders and tomorrow’s world leaders.

As members of the Fraternity we have a sacred obligation to one another. Membership requires that we demonstrate a spirit of sincerity and respect toward each member. We can be diverse yet be of one heart. We can agree to disagree, but at the end of the day we can still embrace in the spirit of Brotherhood. As in most relationships, the benefit you derive from Chi Phi will be directly proportional to the effort you expend as a member.

Each of us is an ambassador for Chi Phi. We must all strive to be worthy stewards of the legacy that has been provided to us by the many good Brothers who have made Chi Phi a great Fraternity. As a New Member, you represent our future… please treat it with the attention and respect that it deserves.

Welcome to the Brotherhood of Chi Phi.


Dr. Jim Soderquist, Alpha 1967
Grand Alpha


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