“You cannot see brotherhood; neither can you hear it nor taste it. But you can feel it a hundred times a day. It is the pat on the back when things look gloomy. It is the smile of encouragement when the way seems hard. It is the helping hand when the burden becomes unbearable.” - Peter E. Terzick
Founded in 1918, the Alpha-Xi Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha at the University of New Hampshire is the oldest continuously recognized fraternity by the university. Our main philanthropy, Feeding America, raises millions of pounds of food for many people who are food insecure in our state and country. Other local community service efforts include volunteer work at the University's Browne Center, Waysmeet, cleaning of Seabrook Beach each semester, and many other smaller projects throughout the semesters.
When you need someone to talk to, you will always find a brother who genuinely cares about you. Our Chapter is full of brothers that study a variety of majors offered at UNH. It is not uncommon to find upperclassmen who are ready and willing to mentor underclassmen, whether it may pertain to academics, leadership, or career advice. Here at Lambda Chi we strive for academic achievement and personal excellence.
Lambda Chi Alpha was the first fraternity to abolish pledges when associate membership replaced pledging in 1972. Since that time, associate members have had full and equal rights in the chapter, including voting privileges and the ability to hold office, attend all meetings and functions, and wear the letters and regalia of the Fraternity. The Fraternity replaced pledge education with fraternity education, which dictates ongoing education for all members throughout their university years.
In a very real sense, the Fraternity creates a family relationship among its members. It aims to bring together a group of young men who will be congenial, loyal, and helpful to one another during some of the best years of their lives-the college years. Thus Lambda Chi Alpha offers its members the nearest possible equivalent to home that can be found on the college campus, and these close ties often bind men in friendships for life.