Register for Congress

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, Associate Chapter, 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 2022-2023 budget, and consider any new legislation. Congress will also elect a Brother to serve as Grand Alpha. Our 2021-2022 award winners will also be recognized during the weekend.

Where will Delegates stay?

In 2022, Congress will be hosted at The Bellevue Philadelphia, located at 200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

The Bellevue is centrally located in Center City, Philadelphia, steps from historic sites, art buildings and a vibrant nightlife. Our guaranteed room rate for Congress is $199 per night. You can book your room by clicking on the button below.

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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

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 Associate Chapter 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, Associate Chapters, Alumni Associations, Chi Phi Clubs, and House Corporations may send additional representatives without a vote.

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, Associate Chapter, 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.

Tentative 156th Chi Phi Congress Schedule

(all times listed in Eastern Daylight Time and are subject to change)

Friday, July 22, 2022

  • 8:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.   Congress Registration
  • 10:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.   Credentials Committee Meeting
  • 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.    Congressional Session I*

*All Delegates must be present beginning at this session

  • 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.    Committee Meeting I
  • 7:05 p.m.                         Phillies vs. Cubs Baseball Game**

**Tickets are available for purchase separately

Saturday, July 23, 2022

  • 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.  Congressional Session II
  • 12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.   Working Lunch
  • 1:45 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.     Committee Meeting II
  • 3:45 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.    Congressional Session III
  • 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.  Congressional Banquet & Awards Ceremony.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

  • 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.   Congressional Session IV

Alumni and Additional Delegates

$ 650

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 Associate Chapter Delegates

$ 650

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

$ 125

Per Person
  • Saturday evening dinner with Delegates: $125
  • Friday evening Phillies vs. Cubs baseball game: $20 (Transportation NOT Included)

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