Rush

If you’ve made it to this page, you’re most likely interested in rushing Alpha Chi Rho – welcome! We’re constantly on the lookout for exemplary men who would make a good fit for Alpha Chi Rho, and our rush period is a great time to make yourself known to our brothers. We have two formal rush periods each year: once at the beginning of the fall semester, and another at the beginning of the spring semester!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Rush Chairs, Jon Fyler and Quinn He:

Jon’s number: 781-708-2129

Jon’s email address: jfyler@umass.edu

Quinn’s number: 973-800-7640

Quinn’s email address: quinnhe@umass.edu

 

2018 Spring Rush

Our spring rush officially begins on January 24th, 2018! If you’re at all interested in rushing AXP, definitely join our 2018 Spring Rush Facebook group. (A link will be coming soon – we’re still finalizing some information, so we’re not quite ready to open the page to the public.) Here are some of the activities we have planned for rush:

 

Activities Expo (Wednesday, Jan. 24th – 4:00pm Campus Center) 

Each and every year, UMass hosts a showcase of all of the student organizations on campus; we’ll have a table set up here, where you’ll be able to meet some of the brothers and snag some swag. Stop by and say hi!

 

Info Session & Game Night (Thursday, Jan. 25th – 5:00pm Campus Center Room 162)

Come by to the campus center to learn a little bit about the history of Alpha Chi Rho and what our fraternity has to offer! This is the first of two information sessions we’ll be hosting – we highly recommend that you attend either one, as they’ll give you a great overview of our recruitment process. After the info session, you’re welcome to stick around and play some Playstation, Xbox, or GameCube with the brothers!

 

3 x 3 Basketball Tourney (Sunday, Jan. 28th – 12:00pm Boyden Gym) 

Looking to get out of your room and get some exercise? Come on down to Boyden

 

Bowling  Night (Monday, Jan. 29th – 3:00pm PINZ) 

If you missed the first info session for whatever reason, fear not – we’re having a second one! Stop by to learn some invaluable info about our organization.

 

UMass Men’s Basketball Game (Tuesday, Jan. 30th – 5:00pm)

Whether you’re an absolute pro or you generally try to avoid the court at all costs, you’re going to have fun playing with our brothers. Grab some friends, make a team, and come have some fun!

 

Info Session #2 & Brother’s Night (Wednesday, Jan. 31st – 7:00pm at the AXP house) 

Who doesn’t like laser tag? (Unless, of course, you’ve never played before – if that’s the case, now’s your chance!) You should never miss out on an opportunity to play free laser tag, especially with some of the coolest dudes on campus.

 

Poker Night (Friday, Feb. 2nd – 5:00pm at the AXP house) 

This beautiful September weather isn’t going to last forever. We’re going to celebrate it while we still can with a cookout and all sorts of different games – it’s a perfect way to hang out with some of the great people that you’ve met throughout rush!

 

Super Bowl Viewing Party (Sunday, Feb. 4th – 6:00pm at the AXP house)

Bids and Joining Alpha Chi Rho

The Brotherhood is continuously looking for prospective members.  We welcome all prospective members regardless of race, creed, ethnicity and background.  We also think it is essential that prospective members be able to live within the basic principles of the Fraternity:

Membership from among those who are prepared to realize in word and deed, the Brotherhood of all men.

The insistence on a high and clean moral standard.

The paramount duty of Brotherly love among members.

Judgment not by externals, but by intrinsic worth; no one is denied membership in Alpha Chi Rho because of race, creed, or nationality.

Alpha Chi Rho’s basic principles are found in the Landmarks, formed by the Founders of the Fraternity over a century ago. They culminate in the noble traditions of Alpha Chi Rho and represent what our Founders believed was the ideal Brotherhood.

These are the Landmarks of Alpha Chi Rho; its foundation and its heritage. The ideals which they express are to be lived out by every Brother of Alpha Chi Rho, not only during his college days, but also throughout his life.

Membership is an important MUTUAL act. Not only are you joining the Brotherhood, the Brotherhood is welcoming you as a Brother and a member of the family.

The recruitment process is simple; get to know the Brothers. We will make every effort to get to know you. Attend our Rush functions, hang out with us, and learn and participate in the Landmarks with us. If we feel that you are a good match for the fraternity, we will give you a bid, which signifies that you have been invited to join our New Member Education program. To accept this invitation, you just need to sign your bid! Acceptance of a bid is the beginning of your time in the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity, and the beginning of an excellent life-long relationship.

New Member Education Program

There is much more to joining Alpha Chi Rho than a bid, a signature, and handshakes. You become immersed in the Landmarks, understand the values of the Fraternity and develop your own sense of living the Landmarks. You learn to act as a team, responsible for daily management and growth of a half million dollar enterprise, maintaining and improving the condition of the house and property, managing funds and learning how to use teamwork as a benchmark for daily operations. You will participate in the Brotherhood’s outreach to the community, setting up community service events and understanding why our commitment to philanthropy is such an important part of our Fraternity life. You will participate in all the Fraternity social events, help plan parties and enjoy the events immensely. Most of all, you will spend your time ensuring that you get to know the Brothers and your new member companions exceptionally well. As many of our Graduates will tell you, the friends that they made during the New Member Education Program are their best friends, continuing many years after graduation.