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Lambda Chi Alpha — 515 West Jennison Street

Lambda Chi Alpha

The Alpha Kappa Zeta chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha was founded on the Wabash campus in 1918. Since then, we have initiated over 1,500 brothers and built a rich history of academic, athletic, and extracurricular accomplishment. We are very competitive academically, maintaining a house GPA in the top-three living units on campus.

We are a house of leaders. Brothers and associates are active in leadership roles and members of the Student Senate, La Alianza: Unidos por Sangre, Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, The Bachelor, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, ‘shOUT, German Club, Chemistry Club, Sphinx Club, and Phi Beta Kappa.

Our brothers perform exceptionally well in athletics, including baseball, basketball, football, golf, rugby, swimming, tennis, and track. Also, we have strong representation in the jazz band; Glee Club; Global Health Initiative; Center for Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship; and Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse initiative.

Contributing to the Crawfordsville community, the brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha frequently volunteer at the local Boys and Girls Club and at our local animal shelter. We also provide canned goods through our national food drive, and are recognized by the fraternity on a national scale for our levels of involvement. Members of Lambda Chi Alpha know how to keep busy and make a difference on our campus and in the local community.

Our house was renovated in the summer of 2023 and features a brand-new kitchen and dining area, patio with a gas fireplace, and new showers. We have a very active and dedicated alumni network, who are committed to ensuring that all members know Lambda Chi Alpha is a lifelong brotherhood.

Lambda Chi Alpha Leadership

Luis Rivera '25--Presidentl (

Notable Alumni

Greg Castanias ’87, Attorney and Partner, Jones Day

Bill Cook ’66, Distinguished Professor, State Univ. of New York

Ted Grossnickle ’73, Former President of Lambda Chi Alpha International

Frank Ling ’70, President, Women’s Health Specialists

Marc Nichols ’92, Chief Counsel, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

Mark Rutherford ’82, Indiana Libertarian Party Chairman