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History
National History Timeline
-1909 Warren A. Cole and two other law students founded Alpha Zeta of Lambda      Chi Alpha at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.
-1910 First ritualistic initiation.
-1912 Lambda Chi Alpha becomes a national fraternity with the installation of the      second, third, fourth, and fifth chapters.
-1913 The Second General Assembly proclaimed the ideals of Lambda Chi Alpha      by adopting the Fraternity's secret mottoes and approving revisions to the I     nitiation Ritual, coat of arms, and badge. The date of the General           Assembly, March 22, 1913, and its achievements are celebrated annually      as Founders Day.
-1914 Lambda Chi Alpha's first magazine, the Purple, Green, and Gold, published.      The present Initiation Ritual adopted by the Third General Assembly.           Lambda Chi Alpha joins the National Interfraternity Conference.
-1915 Zeta Zephyr, the first chapter publication, published by Zeta at Penn State.
-1916 First inter-chapter meeting (now Leadership Conclave) held in Indianapolis.
-1917 Twenty-five hundred Lambda Chis (90 percent of the membership) in           military service during World War I.
-1920 Central office opened at Kingston, Pennsylvania, and later moved to           Indianapolis, Indiana. First full-time salaried Administrative Secretary hired.
-1924 Delegates from 11 local societies convened at Springfield, Missouri, and      formed Theta Kappa Nu. First full-time salaried Traveling Secretary           employed to devote full time to chapter visitation. Charter granted to the      Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, In c.
-1926 The first edition of The Paedagogus published. Theta Kappa Nu awarded      its first graduate scholarship.
-1927 Lambda Chi Alpha becomes an international fraternity with the installation of      Epsilon-Epsilon at the University of Toronto.
-1928 The practice of hazing is roundly condemned by Lambda Chi Alpha.
-1935 First members inducted into the Order of Merit.
-1939 The union of Theta Kappa Nu and Lambda Chi Alpha increases the chapter      roll from 78 to 106 and the membership from 20,000 to 27,000.
-1940 Lambda Chi Alpha purchases first headquarters building.
-1944 An estimated 12,000 members serve in the armed forces during World War      II. Many chapters are inactive due to military service.
-1946 John E. Mason Memorial Foundation (now Lambda Chi Alpha Educational      Foundation,Inc.) created.
-1949 First Management Training Seminar (now Leadership Seminar) held at      Wittenberg College in Springfield, Ohio.
-1952 The position of Chapter Services Secretary (now Director of Chapter      Services) created.
-1952 The Annual Loyalty Fund campaign is established as a means for alumni to      support the Fraternity beyond their college days.
-1959 Fiftieth anniversary rededication ceremonies held.
-1960 First members inducted into the Order of Achievement and Order of           Interfraternity Service.
-1961 Upsilon at Louisiana State University becomes the first chapter to initiate      1,000 members.
-1967 Lambda Chi Alpha initiates its 100,000th member, the fifth fraternity to do      so.
-1969 The concept of fraternity education replaces pledge education. First           Regional High Pi Conference (now Alumni Leadership Conference) held.
-1970 First meeting of the Student Advisory Committee held, and the first           undergraduate member elected to the Grand High Zeta. Linn C. Lightner      retires after 50 years of service as Editor of the Cross & Crescent, the      longest editorship in the frater nity world.
-1972 The term "associate member" replaces the term "pledge" in Lambda Chi      Alpha.
-1973 The first Grand High Alpha Awards and Phoenix Awards presented.
-1974 The new International Headquarters Building opens in northwest           Indianapolis.
-1983 The Standards for Chapter Excellence introduced at the Leadership           Seminar at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
-1984 Numerous Founders Day and other commemorative events conducted in      celebration of Lambda Chi Alpha's seventy-fifth anniversary.
-1988 A Resolution on Alcoholic Beverages adopted by the 42nd General           Assembly that prohibits chapters from purchasing or providing alcohol.
-1990 George W. Spasyk retires as Executive Vice President following 40 years      of service on the Administrative Staff. The position of High Iota (risk           manager) adopted by the 43rd General Assembly, the first fraternity to      create a risk management officer in every chapter.
-The 2.25 minimum grade point standard adopted by the 43rd General Assembly.      1991 Lambda Chi Alpha initiates its 200,000th member, the third fraternity      to do so.
-1993 Omega at Auburn University becomes the first chapter to initiate 2,000      members. Lambda Chi Alpha sponsors the inaugural North American Food      Drive, the largest single-day fraternity philanthropic project, and raises      more than 256,000 pounds of food for the hungry. The Lambda Chi Alpha      Educational Foundation of Canada created.
-1995 Lambda Chi Alpha collects a record 551,570 pounds of food during its      North American Food Drive.
-The regional leadership director position is created, adding five new staff           members dedicated to chapter and alumni services.
-In July, the General Fraternity is presented with the Summit Award from the           American Society of Association Executives for its Brothers Feeding           Others North American Food Drive efforts; becoming the first fraternity to      ever receive this honor.
-The totals from the third annual North American Food Drive exceed 550,000      pounds of food, making it the largest single-day community event of any      student organization.
-1996 The 46th General Assembly in Dallas, Texas adds two new positions to the      Grand High Zeta. The ruling allows the 10 elected Board members to           recruit two additional men for the newly created two-year terms, holding the      director positions of Grand High Epsilon and Rho.
-The University of Southern Illinois in Carbondale becomes the first chapter to win      the Bruce H. McIntosh award the same year it was chartered.
-1997 The LEAP program is introduced at regional leadership conclaves and      Leadership Seminar. It introduces, develops and recognizes a commitment      among our members to Lead by Example and Precept by attending one of      four levels designed to enhance a member's leadership skills.
-Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity reaches its goal and raises over 1,000,000 pounds      for the food drive this year!

This timeline is taken from The Paedagogus.