November 19, 2020
Neptune, New Jersey
In June, the National Council of Alpha Chi Rho received a request co-signed by more than 60 Brothers requesting a change to our Fraternity’s Constitution which would change the Fourth Landmark. A Task Force was commissioned to review the request and provide recommendations. The Task Force has completed its work and forwarded a recommendation to the Council and the entire Fraternity.
The report recommends that the Fourth Landmark of Alpha Chi Rho be amended to read:
“Judgment not by externals, but by intrinsic worth; no one is denied membership in Alpha Chi Rho because of race, creed, nationality, or sexual orientation.”
The National Council has accepted the report and will immediately begin the amendment process. The report is available for Brothers to read upon request. Please contact the National Office to receive it.
The resolution will be distributed to all resident and graduate Chapters in advance of the National Convention. The Chapters will discuss and ratify the resolution by majority vote in each Chapter. To be on the Convention agenda, ¾ of all Chapters must have ratifying votes in approval. The National Convention will then ratify the resolution by a ¾ vote.
The National Council and Task Force recognize that the ability for the Chapters to meet in person during COVID to conduct the necessary Ritual ratification may cause logistical issues. National President Jost has issued a dispensation from the use of the Ritual for purposes of the ratification vote. If a Chapter is unable to meet under Ritual to ratify the vote, please contact the National Office for use of the dispensation.
The National Council thanks the Task Force for their service and discussion and to the Fraternity-at-large for its patience as the Task Force responded to this request.
Alpha Chi Rho cultivates a lifelong brotherhood where men challenge and inspire each other, through Character, Honor, and Integrity to improve themselves, their Fraternity, and society.