Register for Congress

Registration for the 155th Chi Phi Congress is now open on Chi Phi Connect.

Registration will be open until July 18, 2021, for Voting and Non-Voting Delegates, Guests, and Individual Events.

What is Congress?

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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 2021-2022 budget, and consider any new legislation. Congress will also elect a Brother to serve as Grand Alpha, his term beginning immediately. Our 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 award winners will also be recognized during the weekend.

Where will Delegates stay?

Congress will be hosted at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, located at 3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109. The Fraternity has a room block for Delegates and guests for the weekend. You can book your room online or by calling 800-358-8777 (be sure to reference “Chi Phi Fraternity” to use our group rate). **Please note that Bally’s and other Las Vegas hotels require at least one occupant of each room to be at least 21 years old**

You must book your room at Bally’s by July 7, 2021, to get our guaranteed rate. Our room options begin at $129 per night for a single king or a double queen room. All rooms are subject to an additional Resort Fee.

Please note that booking a room does not register you for Congress, which must be done on Chi Phi Connect. Likewise, registering for Congress does not reserve you a space in our room block. All Delegates are responsible for paying for their travel and hotel accomodations.

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What about the Grand Alpha election?

The election of our next Grand Alpha traditionally occurs during Congress in even-numbered years; however, due to the postponement of Congress in 2020, the 155th Congress in 2021 will be responsible for electing a new Grand Alpha to take office immediately, without the typical one-year transition period as Grand Alpha-Elect.

All qualified Voting Delegates at Congress have a say in the election – no one Chapter nor Alumni Association has more power than another. Candidates will be allowed to present themselves and their plans for the Fraternity, and the Congress in turn will have the opportunity to address questions to each.

For more details on eligibility for Grand Alpha and how to nominate a Brother, go to chiphi.org/nominate – a qualified candidate may be nominated by any Brother of Chi Phi.

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 may send additional representatives without a vote – although attendance at the 155th Congress may be limited due to ongoing health concerns.

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.

When should we arrive to Congress?

All Delegates (both Voting and Non-Voting) are expected to be present for all events throughout Congress. You can see the tentative schedule of events below.

The first Congressional Session will begin at 2:00pm local (Pacific) time on Friday, July 30, so Delegates should ensure that their travel schedule allows them to arrive in time. Congress will conclude at noon on Sunday, August 1, and it is suggested that any outgoing flights be no sooner than 2:00pm to allow you plenty of time to depart. Delegates are expected to be present until Congress officially concludes in order to properly address any business that may come before it.

Tentative 155th Chi Phi Congress Schedule

(all times listed in Pacific and are subject to change)

Friday, July 30, 2021

8:00a.m.–2:00p.m.     Congress Registration

8:30a.m.-1:00p.m.      Grand Council Meeting

8:30a.m.-2:00p.m.      Educational Trust Meeting

10:00a.m.-1:30p.m.    Credentials Committee Meeting

2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.      Congressional Session I

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.    Committee Meeting I

Saturday, July 31, 2021                                    

9:00a.m.-10:45a.m.    Congressional Session II  

11:00 a.m.-Noon          Committee Meeting II

Noon-2:00p.m.            Working Lunch    

2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.      Committee Meeting III

3:45p.m.–5:00p.m.     Congressional Session III

6:00p.m.-8:30p.m.      Congressional Banquet & Awards Ceremony

Sunday, August 1, 2021

9:00 a.m.-Noon           Congressional Session IV

Alumni and Additional Delegates

$ 625

Per Delegate
  • Voice & Vote on the floor of Congress
  • Placement on a Congressional Committee
  • Boxed lunch with Delegates on Saturday
  • Dinner with Delegates on Saturday

Chapter and Colony Delegates

$ 625

Per Delegate
  • Voice & Vote on the floor of Congress
  • Official representative for your Chapter or Colony
  • Placement on a Congressional Committee
  • Boxed lunch with Delegates on Saturday
  • Dinner with Delegates on Saturday

Guests and Individual Events

$ -

Per Person
  • Saturday evening dinner with Delegates: $90
  • Please note: Due to ongoing group restrictions, guest attendance at Congress may be limited.

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