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Alpha Iota of Chi Psi, commonly known as ‘The Lodge’, is a selective social fraternity at the University of Wisconsin. Alpha Iota has been a fixture of the university and the city of Madison since its founding in 1878.

Chi Psi was founded in 1841 at Union College in Schenectady, New York as the eighth fraternity founded in the United States and the first founded as a social fraternity. Since then it has been a private fraternity devoted to the personal and collective needs of its members.

Alpha Iota is committed to the growth of the individual in a social environment that values academic achievement and maturity, and that promotes shared experiences and collegiality. We unequivocally condemn and strive to prevent hazing, whether directed toward a pledge, a brother, or other members of the community.

Many brothers view their involvement in Chi Psi as a way to enrich and expand their undergraduate experience. The fraternity provides a close community through brotherhood that serves as a bridge to the broader community. Brothers regularly serve on Greek life executive boards, write for the Daily Cardinal, intern at the Capitol, participate in music ensembles and club athletics, and volunteer for local non-profit organizations.

Whether you’re an interested undergraduate, returning alumnus, or visitor, we hope you will find this website useful and informative.

- Jeff Smith, President, #1