Cole Recruitment Institute

New members in the Lambda Chi Alpha are recruited and then immediately welcomed as potential brothers in the bond through the fraternity’s exoteric Associate Member Ceremony. To maintain consistency and encourage values-based recruitment, Lambda Chi Alpha has created the Cole Recruitment Institute, a complete training program, developed and designed in a retreat format to provide experiential learning for chapters at both the local level and international Lambda Chi Alpha events.

The Warren A. Cole Recruitment Institute builds on the concepts of the Seven Core Values of Lambda Chi Alpha, while providing the tools and training to achieve both quality and quantity in chapter recruitment efforts.

The recruitment success of our current chapters is of the highest importance to Lambda Chi Alpha, and to that end, educational leadership consultants receive high-end recruitment training from experts in Greek life, business, marketing, and fraternity consulting. Lambda Chi Alpha also provides unique educational experiences, including this institute, to help chapters achieve success.

The Warren A. Cole Recruitment Institute was developed based on the 2006 Recruitment Institute at the General Assembly in Orlando, Florida, and was then piloted at three campuses in 2006–2007: Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Pi Zeta), the University of Maine (Beta Zeta), and the George Washington University (Delta-Xi Zeta).

The Cole Recruitment Institute is designed to give brothers an overview of some of the top recruitment strategies and tools in fraternity life today. The program helps put recruitment in a fresh perspective, and clearly illustrate how chapters can be more successful—the Lambda Chi Alpha way.