Mission and Values
Chi Psi is a private fraternity of gentlemen devoted to the personal and collective needs of its members. A selective association of diverse individuals, Chi Psi is dedicated to the cultivation of a unique environment which instills a lifelong commitment to brotherhood.
The mission of the Chi Psi Fraternity is to create and maintain an enduring society which encourages the sharing of traditions and values, respect for oneself and others, and responsibility to the university and community.
The mission of Alpha Sigma is to enhance the college experience, develop lifelong friendships, and build better men.
Chi Psi was founded in 1841 at Union College in Schenectady, New York. The eighth fraternity founded in the United States and the fifth at Union itself, Chi Psi was unique, being the first fraternity to be founded upon principles of brotherhood and as a social fraternity.
Chi Psi has 32 chapters, known as Alphas, at American colleges and universities. The first fraternity house in the nation was established by Chi Psi in 1854. Located at University of Michigan, the building's resemblance to a hunting lodge began the tradition of referring to all Chi Psi homes as Lodges.
Alpha Sigma of Chi Psi was founded in 1855 and re-founded in 1928 after being forced into dormancy by the Civil War in 1861. Alpha Sigma has served both as one of the strongest alphas of Chi Psi and one of the strongest fraternities at UNC for almost a century.