Nickname: The Lodge
Address: 150 Iota Ct.
President: Marshall Snow
Chapter GPA: 3.148
Local Website: www.uwlodge.org
Alpha Iota of Chi Psi, more commonly known on campus as ‘The Lodge’, has grown into one of the premier fraternities at the University of Wisconsin . One of the longest continuously active fraternities on campus, the Lodge has become a staple of the University and the city of Madison since its founding in 1878. Generations of men look back at their experiences at 150 Iota Ct. as some of the most memorable times in their lives. We at the Lodge continually strive for development and enrichment in our active membership even today, instilling the feelings and traditions of previous members in our current active body.
Activity outside of the Lodge is strongly encouraged, and many members are involved on the UW campus and in the local community. Members serve on the IFC Executive and the Greek Judicial boards, work for the Daily Cardinal newspaper, sing for the UW-Madhatters, and are members of Wisconsin Army ROTC and club athletics. Many events within the Lodge, prepared and developed by the brotherhood, help to break up the daily grind of academic life. These events include intramural hockey, football, basketball and broomball teams as well as socials with sororities, all helping to instill valuable personal and life-long skills for our members. Moreover, the Lodge is a force in philanthropic work in the Madison community, from weekly blood drives to our volunteer efforts at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club.
Known as ‘Alphas’ of Chi Psi, Alpha Iota has long list of distinguished alumni including the great American historian Stephen E. Ambrose, renowned Milwaukee architect Andrew C. Eschweiler, the Pabst family from Pabst Brewing Co., and Daily Show producer Ben Karlin. Today, members come from across the country and world finding fraternity life at the Lodge one of the best parts of their college experience.
In many ways, the fraternity experience has drifted astray from its founding principles: bettering men and assisting them in the development of their intellectual, moral and social life. These values are what The Lodge is built upon, where we stress the importance of academic excellence, community service, and social tact. We are continually building a better experience for men who seek more out of their University years than the average undergraduate, and we’re searching for a select group of excellent young gentlemen to contribute to that experience