Excerpt from History of Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity: 1885-1921 The present volume will be found greatly changed from the 1916 History. The five years between the two volumes have t passed lightly over the fraternity; those years constitute an era of accelerated activity, of preoccupation with world affairs, of abrmal emotional strain, of ecomic pressure, in short, of war. The fraternity emerges from the period stronger and more earnest in its desire to serve and to enble its members. In the pages that follow, the author hopes the readers will find, as in the 1911 and the 1916 editions, useful data in convenient form; a clear narrative of the development of Alpha Chi Omega in its environment in the academic world among contemporary fraternities; information adequate to enable members or casual readers to evaluate the organization properly; and the body of tradition and high standards so dear to all the fraternity's builders in the past. The fraternity's opportunities never were wider than today, its prob lems never more complex; its need for intelligent, high-minded leaders of wide and true vision has never been more imperative, r has the interest among its members and their willingness to serve in positions of responsibility ever been more gratifying, The World War perhaps has shown many members their capacity for responsibility, as well as the unparalleled satisfaction that comes from constituting a vital factor in a worth-while cause. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.