Alpha Chi Rho (ΑΧΡ) is a men's collegiate fraternity founded on June 4, 1895 at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecitcut by the Reverend Paul Ziegler, his son Carl Ziegler, and Carl's friends William H. Rouse, Herbert T. Sherriff and William A.D. Eardeley. It is a charter member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, and its national headquarters is R.B. Stewart National Headquarters, located in Neptune, New Jersey. The local Omicron Phi (OΦ) Chapter was established at Utica College in 1966 and held strong until OΦ lost its charter due to financial hardship. The new OΦ Colony at Utica College gained temporary recognition as a Greek organization by the IGC on May 6, 2013. The group later gained recognition by the National Fraternity of Alpha Chi Rho as a recognized Colony on June 1, 2013, marking the rebirth of OΦ.
The Landmarks of Alpha Chi Rho
1. Membership from among those who are prepared to realize in word and deed, the Brotherhood of all men.
2. The insistence on a high and clean moral standard.
3. The paramount duty of Brotherly love among members.
4. Judgment not by externals, but by intrinsic worth; no one is denied membership in Alpha Chi Rho because of race, creed, or nationality.
“Cultivating men of word and deed”