The Loyalty Campaign

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What is the Loyalty Campaign?

The Loyalty Campaign is the Chi Phi Fraternity’s annual campaign to support Fraternity operations. With donations to the Loyalty Campaign, Chi Phi is able to continue creating the opportunity for men to become Brothers though lifelong friendships, leadership opportunities, and character development.

Continued support from our Alumni and Friends of Chi Phi is critical to Chi Phi remaining the stronghold for Brotherhood which it has been for nearly two centuries. With a Fraternity based in Truth, Honor, and Personal Integrity, our Brothers emerge from their college experience as leaders with the sensitivity, determination, and skill to take on life’s challenges.

Supporting these endeavors through a financial contribution creates the opportunity for men to experience fraternity who otherwise may not be afforded that chance. With your support, the Loyalty Campaign will offset the rising costs associated with Greek Life membership.

Please read on below to learn more about the programs that your donation will support and the impact that Chi Phi has had on our Brothers across the country.

How can I give to the Loyalty Campaign?

Contributions to the Loyalty Campaign, an investment in the success of our Brothers, should be directed to the Chi Phi Fraternity.

You can make an online donation through our secure online portal, or securely via PayPal. (Don’t worry, you don’t need to have a PayPal account!)

Have questions or want to make a donation over the phone? Reach out to the National Office at any time by emailing chiphi@chiphi.org or calling (404)231-1824.

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You may also send a check payable to the Chi Phi Fraternity at:

The Chi Phi Fraternity
Wm. M. Byrd National Headquarters
1160 Satellite Blvd. NW
Suwanee, GA 30024

Why give through a check? With zero processing fees, your gift goes even further!

The Pi Theta Chapter at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, recipient of Chi Phi’s 2018 Outstanding Philanthropic Achievement Award, spent part of their Thanksgiving Break giving back to their community by preparing and serving a Thanksgiving dinner at their local Salvation Army.

Our Brothers at Pi Theta are just one group of outstanding young men who have been impacted by the rising costs of membership, and who will benefit from having these costs offset through the Loyalty Campaign.

The Tau Theta Chapter at Central Michigan University became Chi Phi’s newest Chapter when they received their Charter in the fall of 2019.

Like many of Chi Phi’s expansion opportunities, Tau Theta was founded using funds brought in from undergraduate dues. Donations to the Loyalty Campaign will reduce this dependence on our youngest members for future expansion funding.

What will funds raised through the Loyalty Campaign be used for?

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Ritual

Of the several items which the Chi Phi Educational Trust is unable to provide assistance for, Ritual is one of them. Keeping our Chapters and Colonies well equipped and educated on our Heritage & Customs is critical to the preservation of our Fraternity.

The Loyalty Campaign will be used to help offset the costs associated with our members acquiring vital equipment and funding the Regional Ritual Retreats (RRR).

RRR is entering its fifth year and is a unique program in which participants are immersed in our Heritage & Traditions through a weekend of learning both in the classroom and in the Lodge Room. Through performance of each of our Rituals, participants leave the program having a greater understanding of the most sacred elements of our Brotherhood.

The RRR program is provided at no cost to our members. 90% of funding for the program comes through the Fraternity by means of Alumni donations and undergraduate dues, with the remaining 10% coming from a grant through the Trust for the small portion of RRR for which they can legally provide funding.

With your support, we can continue to expand this program’s reach to our members and help preserve our history and promote the Values which make Chi Phi the organization it is today.

Insurance

You may be thinking to yourself; Insurance? What insurance?

Chi Phi, like many national Greek organizations, did not carry liability insurance until the late 1980s, meaning many Brothers have never experienced the costs associated with maintaining this coverage. Today, liability insurance is an unfortunate necessity.

Our liability insurance protects both the Fraternity and individual members. It also covers Chapters, Alumni Associations, City Clubs, Housing Corporations, and the Chi Phi Educational Trust, plus all elected officers and individual members who support those entities.

In short, it is vital for Chi Phi to maintain this coverage. Despite our low-liability history, however, our insurance rates have continued to rise in proportion with other national Greek organizations. In 2014, each undergraduate was billed $130 annually for insurance; today that rate has more than doubled for less than half the coverage.

Despite the wide-reaching coverage and the benefits it presents to all members and entities of Chi Phi, paying for our insurance has fallen almost entirely on the shoulders of our undergraduate members. With the price having more than doubled in the last few years, insurance alone may soon price young men out of our Brotherhood. With support gained from the Loyalty Campaign, we can help relieve the great pressure that insurance has put on our undergraduate members through no fault of their own.

Congress

Did you know that Chi Phi’s annual Congress is paid for through fees charged to our Chapters and Colonies?

Congress is the supreme authority of the Chi Phi Fraternity. As you can imagine, it is no small undertaking each year. In 2020, the 155th Congress will bring Brothers to Philadelphia, where we will be hosted by our many and proud Chapters in Pennsylvania.

Though most of the delegates at Congress hail from our Chapters across the country, each Alumni Association, City Club, and Housing Corporation is also entitled to representation. Unlike the charges made to Chapters, Alumni organizations are only charged a delegate fee if they are present at Congress. Many Chapters, for financial reasons, are unable to attend Congress, but are still charged for their two delegates. The delegate fee for the 154th Congress in Indianapolis was $600 each, meaning each Chapter, regardless of size or financial standing, was charged $1,200.

No Chapter should forego representation at Congress because they cannot afford to be present. This is the single most critical event to our Brotherhood and the future of Chi Phi as a national organization. Representation of every entity at Congress is essential to our success and continual existence.

The Loyalty Campaign will help address the issue of the costs associated with attendance at Congress, namely mollifying the rising rate of the delegate fee, which fluctuates annually based on the price of holding Congress at that location. With assistance from our Alumni and Friends, we can help Chapters in need by reducing the costs associated with the largest and most important Chi Phi event each year.

Growth and Expansion

While much of the cost of returning to a campus is covered by local Alumni, expansion opportunities at new campuses are paid through undergraduate dues.

A gift to the Loyalty Campaign can help fund Chi Phi’s growth and expansion by giving the Fraternity enough capital to take on additional expansion opportunities without placing a burden on our young Brothers. Each expansion project which Chi Phi undertakes costs the Fraternity upwards of $30,000, which expenses such as staff training, room and board during the expansion, and the cost of recruitment activities on campus, among other expenses.

Combined with rising membership costs and the cloud hanging over Greek Like on some campuses, the short-term cost of expansion often outweighs the long-term benefits. These expenses are causing Chapters to throw in the towel at the same rate at which we are opening Colonies.

With support from Alumni and Friends across the country, Chi Phi will be able to take on more expansion projects in the coming years as we gain the ability to provide staff and resources to these projects without pulling any away from other areas of need, like program support and Chapter education.

Support gained from the Loyalty Campaign will make Chi Phi well poised to achieve our goal of having 70 active Chapters on the rolls when we celebrate our Fraternity’s Bicentennial in 2024.

Upcoming Expansion Opportunities

Spring 2019

Iota Delta Colony at Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana

Fall 2019

Nu Colony at University of Texas at Austin – Austin, Texas

Tampa Colony at University of Tampa – Tampa, Florida
*New campus

Fall 2020

Rho Iota Kappa Colony at University of Rhode Island – South Kingstown, Rhode Island

UIC Colony at University of Illinois at Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
*New campus

Spring 2021 and Beyond

Epsilon Delta Colony at Oregon State University – Corvallis, Oregon

Lambda Delta Colony at University of Arizona – Tucson, Arizona

Nu Delta Colony at Florida State University – Tallahassee, Florida

Chi Delta Colony at Georgia State University – Atlanta, Georgia

Delta Zeta Colony at University of South Florida – Tampa, Florida

Chapter and Colony Development

At the heart of the fraternity experience is the opportunity to become a better man. Chi Phi has been at the forefront of the fraternal movement for nearly two centuries. Today, the most important element to Building Better Men is providing them not just with lifelong friendships, but also with leadership opportunities and programs emphasizing character development.

Outside of our regional and national events, the Chapter/Colony Visitation Program has proven to be a critical element of Chi Phi’s mission. In addition to providing insight on Fraternity operations and lending a hand to Chapter/Colony Officers, Chi Phi’s Leadership Consultants can also provide recruitment training, membership retreats, Ritual education, and risk management and social event safety training during their campus visits.

While much of this staff is absorbed by grants from the Educational Trust, providing Ritual and recruitment education for our Chapters/Colonies and ensuring a meaningful Brotherhood or Executive Council retreat is often prohibited based purely on cost. With support from donors, Chi Phi can make sure that exclusive training and consulting from our staff can be given to each Chapter/Colony that needs it.

In addition to on-site training, gifts to the Loyalty Campaign can also be used to help Chapters and Colonies develop through attendance at national programs such as Regional Ritual Retreats and Congress. The cost associated with these events falls well outside the legal boundaries set for funding from the Educational Trust, leaving our Brothers to foot the bill for their travel and lodging.

A donation to the Loyalty Campaign will help Chi Phi continue to succeed where we have been strongest; supporting our undergraduate members through leadership development and educational opportunities.

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What if I want my donation to be tax-deductible?

It is important to note that donations to the Chi Phi Fraternity are not tax-deductible.

However, the Chi Phi Educational Trust is a 501(c)3 organization, and funds donated to the Trust are eligible for a tax deduction. If you are seeking a tax deduction for your donation, please consider making it to the Total Membership Education Fund through the Educational Trust.

The Total Membership Education (TME) Fund was established in 2009 and has wide-ranging application through program grants, scholarships, and assistance in traveling to educational programs hosted by Chi Phi, including Alphas and Thetas Academy and Regional Leadership Alliances.

You can make your donation to the TME Fund by instead addressing your check to the Chi Phi Educational Trust with “Loyalty Campaign – TME Fund” on the memo line or visiting the Educational Trust’s donation page.

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Thank You

Each day we are reminded of the amazing Brotherhood that we share with more than 50,000 men around the world, whose Values of Truth, Honor, and Personal Integrity shine strongly long after graduation. Your continued support of these Values and our Brotherhood continue to make an impact on the  young men who join our Fraternity each year

Thank you for helping us Build Better Men and continue to offer a lifetime of Brotherhood through your support of the Loyalty Campaign.

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