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Not all anniversaries are the same. Our 175th will be like none before it!

Mark your calendars for the first week of August 2016 when Chi Psi will celebrate the 175th Anniversary of our founding at Union College. We will mark our own long history and look forward to our future in a uniquely historical setting for Brothers, guests and families alike.  


The cupola of the Capitol Building

The Governor's Palace, former home of
seven royal governors, Patrick Henry 
and Thomas Jefferson

Chi Psi Fraternity expresses our 
appreciation to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation for the use of its photographs.
Our 175th Anniversary Celebration will be held in Colonial Williamsburg (CW) during the first week of August 2016. Alumni, wives, guests and families are invited to join us for this week of events and activities in America’s historic triangle as we celebrate our Fraternity’s long history and hold the largest Chi Psi reunion ever. Our schedule will combine evening social events with the numerous opportunities which CW offers during the day to absorb history, relax and have an outstanding vacation.

Our celebratory events will be combined with Chi Psi’s annual Convention week events for actives and alumni who represent our Alphas and alumni organizations --
    • The Spencer Institute
    • Executive Council meeting
    • Trust Awards Dinner
    • Convention sessions
    • Black tie banquet




We encourage all Brothers to make this your family vacation destination in 2016 and to join in our celebration! Please check this page from time to time to get new and updated information about the 175th.

We welcome additional ideas as we continue to develop the plans for the 175th Anniversary Celebration. To submit an idea, please complete this short form, or email us at




Did you know...

 . . that The Chi Psi Educational Trust, Inc. and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation share more than a common commitment to educational purposes?  True, The Trust’s purpose is to enhance the educational experiences of actives during college years through scholarships and leadership-oriented programs as well as fellowships for alumni who are in graduate school while the mission statement of Colonial Williamsburg is fully educational in its scope – “That the future may learn from the past.”  In fact, revenue proceeds from CW’s hotels, taverns, restaurants, shops, admissions tickets, charitable gifts, and the spa and golf courses support the CW Foundation’s overall educational programs.  These activities focus on teachers and students in classrooms across the country as well as on the visitors who tour the Historic Area and participate in Revolutionary City activities throughout the year.


But what else do they have in common?   The year 1926.  That is the year in which The Trust was founded and also the year in which John D. Rockefeller, Jr. began to fund the reconstruction and restoration of the decaying remains of the British Capital of the Virginia Colony which also served as the capital of Virginia prior to its 1781 relocation to Richmond. So, when we hold the Fraternity’s 175th Anniversary Celebration in CW in 2016, we can also mark the 90th anniversary year of both The Trust and Colonial Williamsburg itself.


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