We are thrilled to bring Chi Phi’s 153rd Congress to the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta!

In addition to the National Office and the Educational Trust, The Peach State’s capital is home to our Omega (Georgia Tech) and Rho Delta (Oglethorpe) Chapters.

Remember that this year’s Congressional Delegates will elect the Grand Alpha to take office at Congress in 2019, adopt the Fraternity’s 2018-2019 budget, and discuss policies on Member Education, Accreditation, and Ritual, among other legislation that our Brothers propose.

Brothers not serving as Delegates and all guests are welcomed at all events this weekend, including the Friday evening outing to the Braves game and the Congressional Banquet on Saturday. Registration for these events is required.

To download a tentative schedule of events for the weekend, click here.

We hope you can join us for this momentous occasion to partake in Brotherhood, good times, and help decide the future of our Fraternity!

Did you know: An Alumnus and his design company have made the official t-shirt for the 153rd Congress! Brad Clark, Delta Pi 2005, and Michael Jenkins, Delta Pi 2003, will have the shirts ready for pickup at Congress or shipped directly to you. Check out the design and order yours from US Screen Printing and Signs.

How do I book a room for Congress?

All delegates and guests are responsible for booking their own hotel rooms.

We will be hosting all official Congressional Events in our Host Hotel for the weekend, the InterContinental:

  • The room block for Chi Phi at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta has expired. The hotel does still have availability for the weekend at their regular rate. Call 404-946-9191 or visit InterContinentalAtlanta.com for details.

*Delegates are not required to stay on site, but you will be expected to be in the Congressional Hall when our sessions begin

How do I Register?

Registration is now open!

Register now on Chi Phi Connect. Please choose the package option that is appropriate for you. Remember that the National Office only handles Congress registration – you will need to make your own arrangements for travel and lodging. Registration will close on June 8!

You may direct any inquiries to chiphi@chiphi.org or call our office at 404.231.1824.

What is Congress?

Congress is the supreme authority of the Fraternity. Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution states that “The legislative power of the Fraternity, except as otherwise provided in the Constitution, is vested exclusively in the Congress.” During the day, Congress spends its time conducting the affairs of the Fraternity, and the evenings are spent enjoying the host city and the Bonds of Brotherhood. Attendees will be from all different generations and all corners of the country.

During the Congressional sessions, Chapter, Colony, and Alumni delegates will each have their own place on the floor of Congress. At Congress, the voice of every Brother is heard as an equal. Delegates will meet to evaluate new and existing policies, adopt Chi Phi’s 2018-2019 budget, and consider any new legislation. Our 2017-2018 award winners will also be recognized during the weekend.

Who Goes to Congress?

Including delegates, national leaders, spouses, guests, honorees, and banquet/leadership dinner participants, nearly 250 people participate in the annual Congress. Every Chapter is obligated to send two voting delegates. Every Colony is obligated to send one voting delegate and one non-voting delegate. Every registered Alumni Association and Chi Phi Club is entitled to one voting delegate. House Corporations are encouraged to attend but have no voting rights. Chapters, Colonies, Alumni Associations, Chi Phi Clubs, and House Corporations are encouraged to send additional representatives – although not required to do so.

Typically, the Alpha and Beta or the Alumni Association President serve as their group’s delegates; however, any Brother can be elected to serve as his Chapter, Colony, Club, or Alumni Association’s delegate.

In addition, the Grand Council, the National Fraternity Staff, the Educational Trust Staff, the Board of Governors, and the Board of Trustees will be present. Additional non-voting or alternate delegates are welcome to attend, however all participants must pay the full registration fee per delegate to attend and participate in any Congressional activities. Registration as a delegate does not constitute or include registration with the hotel.

We have learned that Chi Phi and family complement each other nicely. While our Brothers conduct the business of the Fraternity through committee meetings and Congressional sessions, guests may enjoy the host city and get to know each other as well. Lasting friendships are formed which have been credited with increasing Alumni participation.