What is the Scarlet & Blue Brotherhood Emergency Fund?
“The hand of Brotherhood is always extended.” It is a statement that has rung true and been the foundation of the Chi Phi Fraternity since its founding. The first example of this dates back to 1874 when the three Orders came together after overcoming massive losses in the Civil War. Defying the bounds of sectionalism, Chi Phi established itself as an organization truly built upon the values of Truth, Honor, and Personal Integrity.
Since then, the loyalty and dedication of its members have been tested through two World Wars, the Civil Rights Movement, the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and more recently the COVID-19 Pandemic. Through almost 200 years of Brothers striving to “better themselves through the teachings of the Fraternity,” we find ourselves in a unique opportunity to give back and help in a way we’ve never needed to before: through the Scarlet and Blue Brotherhood Emergency Fund.
The Scarlet & Blue Brotherhood Emergency Fund will provide financial assistance to Brothers in their greatest time of need. This fund will offer active and alumni Brothers a grant (up to $1,000) to help cover basic needs and or/unexpected expenses such as groceries, rent/mortgage payments, utilities, medical expenses, etc.