Lambda Chi Alpha - University of Illinois

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Chi Zeta of Lambda Chi Alpha at the University of Illinois

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Chi Zetagram 8 Interested in Staying Connected with Chi Zeta? Send us your news and we'll spread the word at or by mail at Alumni Association of Chi Zeta, P.O. Box 2374, Champaign, IL 61825. Be sure to visit us online at for all of your Chi Zeta Homecoming and event details. Big Check, Big Success! CHI ZETA RAISES THOUSANDS FOR URBANA FOOD BANK W e are proud to announce that the undergraduate membership this year has already raised more than $4,000 in cash donations and $1,000 worth of non-perishable food items in support of the Eastern Illinois Food Bank of Urbana, a local member of the national Feeding America organization—and they consider this just a good start! Raising Funds and Awareness In January and February, Chi Zeta, led by Robert McCracken '18 X2205, partnered with Alpha Gamma Delta sorority to seek ways to better support the local Champaign-Urbana community. Because this is a campus town, it might not seem like the C-U community would have a large food-insecure population, but in fact, Champaign county's poverty rate is estimated at 18.9%—higher than Cook County's 15% (source: We are proud that the actives of our fraternity committed to help combat this issue directly, by raising awareness about the problem and by collecting non-perishable food items and monetary donations. VP of Eastern Illinois Foodbank Molly Delaney with High Rho Sam Fenton '17 X2201, High eta Robert McCracken '18 X2205, and Dilan Patel '18 X2233. And they're not done! e men look forward to keeping this momentum going as Chi Zeta moves forward into the closing months of the academic year, challenging themselves to see what they can accomplish to continue helping the C-U community. You Can Help Too Donate online at (please include that your donation is "on behalf of Lambda Chi Alpha Chi-Zeta") or write a check to Eastern Illinois Food Bank and mail it to the alumni, P.O. Box 2374, Champaign, IL 61825. Chapter Eternal W e are sad to report the passing of Ruben Moreno Jr. '03 X1722. A General Curriculum major from Chicago, he served as High Iota during the 2003-04 school year. Our hearts go out to his family.

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