158th Congress

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San Francisco
July 26-28, 2024
This congress marks a historic moment: the official start of our yearlong Bicentennial Celebration!
Join us in San Francisco, California, for the 158th Chi Phi Congress July 26 – 28, 2024.
Our Friday evening event will go down in history as a remarkable evening. We will have a special gift for all Chapters & attendees, historic speeches, a commemorative program, live music, and much more.

Schedule of Events

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.

Friday, July 26

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration 
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Robert’s Rules of Order Training for Delegates 
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Congressional Session I
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Committee Meeting I 
4:30 p.m.
Depart for Bicentennial Banquet

5:30 p.m.

Bicentennial Banquet at the Corinthian Yacht Club*


*Coat and Tie required, no sneakers 

Saturday, July 27

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Congressional Session II
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Congress Awards Luncheon
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Committee Meeting II
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Congressional Session III
5:15 p.m.
Depart for Brotherhood Event

Sunday, July 28

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Congressional Session IV

Host Hotel & Room Block Information

Congress will be held at The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square and a special room rate has been negotiated for all attendees. Room reservations need to be made prior to June 13th in order to secure the rate of $199 a night.

Please note that upon making your reservation you will see a destination fee of $30 a night. This fee will be waived upon check-in at the hotel.

158th Congressional Awards

Now is the time to consider uploading a submission for either an individual or Chapter award! The deadline for all award submissions is May 31, 2024. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your success recognized this year. If you have any questions regarding the awards process, please reach out to chiphi@chiphi.org

Watts Gunn Memorial Golf Tournament

Join us on Wednesday, July 24 for the 13th Annual Watts Gunn Memorial Golf Tournament sponsored by Maclean Solutions and play at the Ocean Course at the Olympic Club! When you register to play or sponsor, you directly support the Total Membership Education Fund within the Chi Phi Educational Trust. This fund is used to support our Brotherhood in various ways!

Register early, as space is limited!

2024 Grand Alpha-Elect Election

The election of our next Grand Alpha-Elect will occur at the 158th Congress in July 2024.
All qualified voting delegates at Congress have a say in the election – no one Chapter or 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-Elect and how to nominate a Brother, go to chiphi.org/grand-alpha-nomination-committee/ – a qualified candidate may be nominated by any Brother of Chi Phi.