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Since 1824, the Chi Phi Fraternity has existed for the purpose of promoting brotherhood and individual growth through truth, honor, friendship, personal integrity and academic excellence. The Rho Chapter of Chi Phi was established at Lafayette College in 1874, with the chapter house, Vallamont, being completed in 1909.

Reunion Weekend 2016
The Spirit of Brian Keller Scholarship Fund

The undergraduate Brothers will memorialize our late Brother Brian Keller '16 by creating the "Spirit of Brian Keller True Gentleman" Scholarship. This scholarship will be presented annually to the Chi Phi undergraduate Brother who most demonstrates Brian's spirit in both word and deed. To begin the funding for this scholarship - and to demonstrate strong alumni support for Rho Chapter's return to full status on Lafayette's campus - we invite you and your family to return to Vallamont on June 3 and 4, 2016.

It's time to signup for these important events! Please get in touch with you classmates and make your plans now. Show your support for these events in June by registering now!

And please remember that even if you can't make it back to campus, you can still contribute to the scholarship fund and/or buy a shirt.

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The Rho Chapter $150 Donation Challenge

To honor the historic 150th game against Lehigh and to support the undergraduate chapter, we challenge you all to donate $150 to the Rho Chapter. Please consider a donation to the cause.

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2013 BBQ - Alumni Weekend

Our annual BBQ at Vallamont is scheduled for Friday, June 7, 2013 starting at 6pm. An open house will also be held on Saturday. Come back to Vallamont!

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The Passing of Brother W. Bruce Drinkhouse, Jr, '50

We are deeply saddened to report that on Sunday, April 14, 2013 our brother Bruce Drinkhouse, class of 1950, joined his fellow brothers in the Chapter Eternal.

Read more about Brother Drinkhouse here

Litigation Updates

Last updated: January 13, 2013

On January 9, we filed a brief in support of our motion for post-trial relief. It's available for your review. Chapter 19 summarizes this filing in layman's terms.

In a results-oriented decision, the Court of Common Pleas for Northampton County found that while Rho Chapter owns Vallamont, we can't use it – at least until the College says we can. Full details are here, including the text of the decision and Chapter 17 which explains what's next and Chapter 18 which describes the post-trial motions that we filed.

Successful 2012 Reunion Weekend: BBQ and Open House

Thank you to all who attended the BBQ and open house, including the many members of other campus Greek organizations who joined us in solidarity.

History Repeats: Lehigh Chi Phi Brothers Provide Invaluable Support to the Rho Chapter at Lafayette

April 27, 2012

Rho and Psi joined together to perform two new member education and initiation ceremonies. A formal reception and dinner was held on April 26 to honor our Psi Brothers. Read more.

Our Plan of Return

Our Plan of Return was theoretically presented again to the Board of Trustees in October 2011, this time with a matrix that shows that we had addressed the points of the Lafayette's "Report on Greek Life and the Campus Community" ahead of its release. However, it doesn't seem to have been considered or voted on.

Chi Phi's Plan of Return to Lafayette

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Brothers, please update your information by using this simple online form. We're rebuilding our lists, so please submit your latest information even if we already have it on file. Encourage other Rho Brothers to do the same.


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