Alpha Chi Rho National president David Jost, in response to a request from numerous Brothers, has commissioned a Task Force to look into a requested Constitutional adjustment to our Fourth Landmark.
Brother Michael Nicholas, Esq., (Omega Phi, La Salle University, 2007) will serve as the Chairman of this Task Force. Brother Nicholas served our Fraternity for several years as our National Risk Management Officer. Working with him will be Brother Stephen Marchion (Phi Mu Chi, Lock Haven University, 2000), past National president Brother Richard “Rick” Sinding (Beta Phi, Rutgers University, 1967), past National treasurer Brother Michael Henry (Delta Sigma Phi, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1992), Brother David Hotz (Phi Kappa Beta, James Madison University, 1988), current Council member and National Ritual officer Brother F. Scott Mercaldo (Lambda Chi Phi, Drexel University, 1997), Resident Councillor Brother Colton Lonberger (Alpha Phi Theta, Miami University, 2022) and Resident Councillor Brother Tyler White (Lambda Chi Phi, Drexel University, 2022).
The task at hand is to respond to a request to add the words “or sexual orientation” to the end of the Fraternity’s Fourth Landmark. The last time there was a change made to the Landmarks was in the late 1960s, so this request is not something that is taken lightly by anyone on the National Council. In order to help determine the future direction of the Fraternity’s Brotherhood, the Task Force and National Council want to give it the consideration it well deserves.
This task force will respond to National president Jost and he, in turn, will share the findings with the entire Fraternity. This process will occur each time the task force makes a report, not just at the final report. The hope is that there will be a report with recommendations ready to present to the Convention in 2021.
Thank you for your patience as the National Council and Task Force responds to this request. Please keep the members of this Task Force in your best thoughts as they deal with the task assigned to them. Thank you.