Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ)

1940 - 1978: 407 N. 23rd Street

The Nu Epsilon chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha was installed at Muhlenberg on October 12, 1940. The 1942 Ciarla describes it as such: “Autumn of 1940 saw the dream of many an alumnus realized when a Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha, the third largest fraternity in the country, was established at Muhlenberg. However, it was only through the untiring efforts of the alumni of Theta Kappa Nu, which merged with Lambda Chi in 1939, of the forty-three-year-old Delta Theta, and of the Philos Club, that this was made possible.”

Lambda Chi lived consistently at 407 N. 23rd Street throughout its tenure on campus from 1940 until 1978. At homecoming 1954, brothers and alumni gathered at the house to burn their mortgage as a celebration of the organization owning the house outright. This house, which has been owned by the College for a number of years, now serves as residential student housing.