Parent Info

As a current or prospective parent of a Miami University student and brother of Zeta-Upsilon Zeta, we want you to know that we are committed to providing an outstanding undergraduate experience for your son and believe that what we offer is unequaled on our campus. This commitment extends from the physical environment of the chapter house to opportunities for involvement and personal development, form lots of healthy good times to access to a network of alumni mentors that is the most extensive in the Greek World. Here are some things that we want you to know about Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and about our Miami University Chapter that we think you will find helpful and informative.

The Fraternity

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity is one of the largest fraternities, recognized as a consistent leader, with chapters on nearly 200 campuses across the United States and Canada. The fraternity headquarters are located in Indianapolis, with a large, professional, full-time staff that provides leadership, development, and supervision for the fraternity’s many programs and activities, including a large, endowed educational foundation that regularly provides undergraduate and graduate scholarships. The fraternity’s position of prominence is based on a history of unparalleled growth and many firsts: the first national fraternity to open membership to men from all races, ethnic backgrounds, and religious traditions; the first national fraternity to ban hazing and to replace pledgeship with our associate-member program which guarantees every new brother respect, equal treatment, and full access to all of the fraternity’s opportunities; the first national fraternity to offer developmentally focused educational programming in values-based leadership and individual maturation; and the only national fraternity to develop an assessment initiative to evaluate the impact of efficacy of its programs. Lambda Chi Alpha also provides the largest alumni mentoring program in the Greek world to enhance educational and professional opportunities, even after graduation, and supports the largest one-day philanthropy event among all fraternities and sororities through its annual Feeding America Food Drive.

Chapter Housing

For the 2016–2017 academic year, Zeta-Upsilon will be leasing the Sigma Nu house on Tallawanda Avenue, which has space for 45 brothers. The remainder of the brotherhood will be living off campus, often in groups. In all likelihood, the Sigma Nu house will be available to our chapter for the following year as well.


Lambda Chi Alpha at Miami University is not allowed to give out bids to freshman during the first semester. However, we have multiple activities throughout the first semester so that we are exposed to the new freshman class, and so that the freshman get to know us. Since Lambda Chi at Miami University is a fraternity that has rolling recuirtment, meaning we recruit year round, sophomores and juniors can be bidded first semester.


Lambda Chi Alpha’s cost is in the middle, based on all the other fraternities on Miami’s campus. The chapter is more than willing to work with individuals if a payment plan is needed.