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Encyclopedia of Baldwin Wallace University History: Greek Life - L

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Lambda Chi Alpha

Citation: Doris Hauser, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1940), p. 99.

Three organizations went into the making of today's Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. The first appearance of the organization was under the name of the Schiller Literary Society in 1875. Years later, 1919, it was reorganized as Sigma Phi. By becoming a local chapter of Theta Kappa Nu in 1926, it became the first national fraternity on the campus. In 1939 Theta Kappa Nu merged with another great national fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha taking this name. The Schiller Geist, kept alive through all reorganizations, will lead the way for Zeta chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha to gain new and greater heights.

As we look over the year we see-the pledges with their sister Beta pledges at the Pledge Dance in Elyria -an active Mothers' Club sponsoring our Parents' Dinner where we met "roomie's" dad-at Homecoming our "Moms" stepped in again with another dinner-precious hours of fun at our parties for the Betas and the Alpha Kaps- the misapprehension of learning new ritual of a new organization- all in all, a great year.

Citation: Mary Papp, ed., Grindstone (Berea, OH: Baldwin-Wallace College, 1945), p. 89.

Fifteen months after a call for Army enlisted reservists took local Lambda Chi's far from 63 Beech Street, the Kappa Phi Zeta returned to activity last fall with 18 men.

Since then it has resumed its part in campus activities, carrying on traditions that date back to the founding of the Schiller Literary Society in 1868.

Lambda Chi has been active in al I campus affairs and once more furnished its share of members to varsity athletic teams.