Brother Jesse Alexander ’09:
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Br. Jesse Alexander ’09. Jesse unexpectedly crossed over into the Eternal Brotherhood on May 15, 2019. Jesse is survived by his parents, William and Nancy Alexander and his brother (also a Brother of the Xi chapter) Dana.
Jesse was an active Brother during his time at Cornell. Graduating in 2009 with his BA in Economics, he was well loved by the brotherhood and all who met him. He will be missed.
A Note From The President Of The Craigielea Alumni Association:
Welcome to the XI Chapter of Chi Phi website. This digital venue, operated by the Craigielea Alumni Association and supported by the active brothers, is intended to fulfill our goal of creating an interactive destination for all alumni, actives, and aspirants to our incomparable brotherhood for life. Here is your place to interact, stay connected with each other and with the house, or even to explore and discover brotherhood at its best. We hope and trust you will avail yourself of the benefits of this outreach through engagement.
Chi Phi is the oldest collegiate social fraternity in America, and no fraternity at Cornell has been here longer than the Xi Chapter. Craigielea is the oldest house on campus designed as a fraternity. It was designed by “Cornell’s architect” who was the first to earn an architectural degree from the University, one of Chi Phi’s first brothers, designer of some of the most iconic buildings on campus and entombed in the Cornell family grave site. Many of our chapter’s early members were among the founding families at Cornell and prominent families of Ithaca. This unequaled precedent of excellence has been maintained for over 150 years in campus leadership and later achievements by our members.
On this site you will notice pages dedicated to the active chapter and alumni brotherhoods, both open for public view. Also note there is a private members-only page for confidential announcements and communication.
If you are a brother of Chi Phi Cornell (active or alumni) and are new to the website, please create an account above through the “Register” page. If you previously had an account on our old website, please sign in and update your account as needed. Once you sign in, you will be able to use all of the functionality within the site including finding brothers with whom you have lost touch! If you have any thoughts on edits or additions to the site, please feel free to leave us a note on the “Contact Us” page. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to continuing to strength our brotherhood!
We are Chi Phi,
Brian A. Murdock
President, Craigielea Alumni Association