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Alpha Chi Rho
Founded June 4, 1895 (1895-06-04) (114 years ago)
Trinity College
Type Social fraternity
Motto ΑΝΔΡΙΖΕΣΘΕ - "Be Men"
Colors garnet and white
Symbol The Labarum
Chapters 37 active, 4 colonies
Nickname Crows
Headquarters R.B. Stewart National Headquarters 109 Oxford Way
Neptune, New Jersey 07753, USA

Alpha Chi Rho (ΑΧΡ) is a men's collegiate fraternity founded on June 4, 1895 at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut by the Reverend Paul Ziegler, his son Carl Ziegler, and Carl's friends William Rouse, Herbert T. Sherriff and William A.D. Eardeley. It is a charter member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, and its national headquarters is R.B. Stewart National Headquarters, located in Neptune, New Jersey. The symbol of the fraternity is the labarum and men of Alpha Chi Rho are commonly called "Crows." (During the 1960s, some members of the fraternity facetiously referred to the fraternity as "Alpha Cholera," after the fictional fraternity in humorist Max Shulman's 1943 novel Barefoot Boy with Cheek.)


The Mission Statement of Alpha Chi Rho

Alpha Chi Rho is a National, men's collegiate fraternity whose purpose is to enhance the lifelong intellectual, moral, and social development of our members through the guidance of our Landmarks.

The Landmarks of Alpha Chi Rho

  • 1. Membership from among those who are prepared to realize in word and deed, the Brotherhood of all men.
  • 2. The insistence on a high and clean moral standard.
  • 3. The paramount duty of Brotherly love among members.
  • 4. Judgment not by externals, but by intrinsic worth; no one is denied membership in Alpha Chi Rho because of race, creed, or nationality.

The Revered Fathers of Alpha Chi Rho

  • Paul Ziegler (1847-1921) - Trinity '72 Phi Beta Kappa and valedictorian of his class, member of the Beta Beta society as a student, devoted his life to the ministry, composed the Landmarks and Ritual, and designed the Fraternity Badge. The original author of the Exoteric Manual. All four of his sons were in Alpha Chi Rho and ministers of the Episcopal Church: Carl G., Phi Psi; Howard B., Phi Psi; Winfred H., Phi Omega; and Eustice P., Phi Gamma.
  • Carl Ziegler (1876-1967) - Trinity '97 Oldest son of Founder Paul Ziegler, Phi Beta Kappa Lifelong Episcopal clergyman, National Chaplain for many years and the last to enter the chapter eternal.
  • William H. Rouse (1866-1954) - Trinity '96 "his sage advice and tactful approach was invaluable during infancy of our Fraternity." First President of Phi Psi Chapter, a teacher by profession who spent the later years of his life in Florida teaching English to Cuban and South American immigrants.
  • Herbert T. Sherriff (1876-1944) - Trinity '97 Attended high school and college with Carl G. Ziegler, wrote the first installment of the Fraternity's history. Had a career in public health in Portland, Oregon.
  • William A.D. Eardeley (1870-1936) - Trinity '97 Started his career as an Episcopal minister and later became a noted genealogist. He was the first National President of the Fraternity and designed the Coat of Arms. Helped form Phi Chi and Phi Phi Chapters.


Distinguished and Notable Brothers

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