Open Letter from President Brian Murdock to all Craigielea Alumni

From time to time questions have been posed to me, and my predecessors, serving as president of the Craigielea Alumni Association. We welcome these inquiries because they represent a high level of interest, and while some topics have been addressed before, we always welcome opportunities to reinforce the overall understanding and participation of our alumni.

I have answered six of the most common questions posed to me by my fellow alumni. Hopefully, these FAQs will not only answer these common inquiries, but also provide some helpful context to your perspective about what is currently happening at the house.

Click here to view a PDF of these FAQs.

Chi Phi Recognized for Achievement

This year, Xi was acknowledged at the University Greek Awards ceremony by winning three of the most prestigious awards from among 60 competing chapters:

  • Omega Award for Integrity in Undergraduate Leadership
  • The Distinguished Alumni Service Award
  • The Most Improved Chapter

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News from your alumni officers

Visit House News for the latest progress report on renovations to Craigielea and feasibility studies for the upcoming capital campaign.

Updates from the actives

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Since becoming one of the original members of Cornell's Greek system over 135 years ago, Chi Phi has remained one of the strongest fraternities at Cornell.

Through hard work, the Chi Phi brotherhood has established itself in many ways on the Cornell campus. Athletically our brothers have a strong presence on both varsity and club teams. Leaders on the field and off, Chi Phis frequently captain the golf, rugby, club soccer and sprint football teams, as well as maintaining a presence in ROTC. Socially, Chi Phi is a house held in high esteem with many people long anticipating the 'High Life' and 'New Years in November' parties.

For a Cornell student, the experience of belonging to a fraternity can be rich and rewarding. At Chi Phi, we strive to provide that wealth and satisfaction, exemplifying the best a fraternity has to offer.

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