We are thrilled to announce that the 154th Congress will be hosted at the JW Marriott Indianapolis the weekend of June 21-23, 2019!

For a tentative schedule of events for Congress, download this PDF.

Home to our newly reestablished Iota Delta Colony at Indiana University, the Hoosier State has a rich Chi Phi history and was the home of Dr. Thomas Gehring, the namesake of the Gehring Award, which honors our highest achieving Chapters.

We hope you can join us for this momentous occasion to partake in Brotherhood and good times and to help decide the future of our Fraternity!

Congressional Delegates from Chapters and Colonies, Alumni Associations, City Clubs, and Housing Corporations will be critical in adopting the Fraternity’s 2019-2020 budget and financial policies and discussing Member Education, Accreditation, and Ritual, among other legislation that our Brothers propose.

You can register for Congress now through your Chi Phi Connect account. Don’t have access? Set up your account today by visiting my.omegafi.com.

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Our room block at the JW Marriott is still open, but will close on Wednesday, May 29. Make your reservation by clicking the button below, or call 866-704-6116. Fraternity Staff cannot make your room reservation for you, and it does not automatically register you for Congress.

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What is Congress?

Congress is the supreme authority of the Fraternity. Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution states that “The legislative power of the Fraternity, except as otherwise provided in the Constitution, is vested exclusively in the Congress.” During the day, Congress spends its time conducting the affairs of the Fraternity, and the evenings are spent enjoying the host city and the Bonds of Brotherhood. Attendees will be from all different generations and all corners of the country.

During the Congressional sessions, Chapter, Colony, and Alumni delegates will each have their own place on the floor of Congress. At Congress, the voice of every Brother is heard as an equal. Delegates will meet to evaluate new and existing policies, adopt Chi Phi’s 2019-2020 budget, and consider any new legislation. Our 2018-2019 award winners will also be recognized during the weekend.

Who Goes to Congress?

Including delegates, national leaders, spouses, guests, honorees, and banquet/leadership dinner participants, nearly 250 people participate in the annual Congress. Every Chapter is obligated to send two voting delegates. Every Colony is obligated to send one voting delegate and one non-voting delegate. Every registered Alumni Association and Chi Phi Club is entitled to one voting delegate. House Corporations are encouraged to attend but have no voting rights. Chapters, Colonies, Alumni Associations, Chi Phi Clubs, and House Corporations are encouraged to send additional representatives – although not required to do so.

Typically, the Alpha and Beta or the Alumni Association President serve as their group’s delegates; however, any Brother can be elected to serve as his Chapter, Colony, Club, or Alumni Association’s delegate.

In addition, the Grand Council, the National Fraternity Staff, the Educational Trust Staff, the Board of Governors, and the Board of Trustees will be present. Additional non-voting or alternate delegates are welcome to attend, however all participants must pay the full registration fee per delegate to attend and participate in any Congressional activities. Registration as a delegate does not constitute or include registration with the hotel.

We have learned that Chi Phi and family complement each other nicely. While our Brothers conduct the business of the Fraternity through committee meetings and Congressional sessions, guests may enjoy the host city and get to know each other as well. Lasting friendships are formed which have been credited with increasing Alumni participation.