For the past decade, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (OFSA) has conducted an annual Accreditation process in which each chapter is evaluated on their performance in five categories deemed vital for the Greek system success: Intellectual Development, Leadership Development, Community Development, Organizational Development and Facilities Management. The 2014 Greek Accreditation Review process has been completed and this update is to inform the community that Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity has received an overall rating of Unacceptable. This means that chapter recognition and the privilege of university group housing has been withdrawn.
It is important to understand the fact that this decision was made after careful review and consideration. The findings of the Greek Accreditation review panel, comprised of student, alumni and staff members, were the result of thoughtful and extensive deliberation. A copy of Lambda Chi Alpha's Accreditation report can be found on the OFSA website. This recommendation which, in accordance with the Accreditation process, was reviewed and subsequently accepted by Vice Provost for Student Affairs, John Smeaton.
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs notified all active chapter members, families and alumni of the recent University Conduct process, and the status of the chapter when Lambda Chi Alpha received a sanction of Disciplinary Deferred Dissolution. At that time, the Accreditation results were yet to be determined. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs has communicated with Lambda Chi Alpha undergraduate and alumni leadership and International Headquarters on the status of the chapter on a regular basis throughout 2013-14.
Please feel free to contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at (610) 758-4157 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions. If you would like to read the report on-line, please go to the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs webpage at http://studentaffairs.lehigh.edu/content/accreditation.
Senior Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs