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image by Joe McMillan, 20 March 2001
Lambda Chi Alpha was founded at Boston University in 1909. Its flag is purple with a gold "crucicrescent" (a Greek cross with an increscent surrounding it on the sinister side) surmounted by a green shield bearing the Greek letters of the fraternity name in gold. This device is set within three gold stars arranged in a triangle. (The image is a reconstruction based on the verbal description in Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities and GIFs of the badges and coat of arms of the fraternity at www.iswza.org/lambdachi/emblems.html )
Joe McMillan, 20 March 2001
Additionally, chapters may place, in the upper-right hand corner (i.e., away from the flagpole) their chapter designation at 1/8th the height of the flag. (The chapter designation being one or two Greek-letters that identify the
LCA wasn't so foolish as to believe a golden crescent would appear distinct from a golden cross, and accordingly the "crucicrescent" symbol is depicted as a single shape. In the officially produced version, the mullets are generally smaller, allowing the crucicrescent, shield, and most importantly letters (because letters on flags are so hard to read, anyway) to be much larger than in the image.
Vijay Kaul, 8 August 2007
The member manual "Paedagogus" (50th edition, 2005), page 14, says "Chapters may place their Zeta letters in the upper right corner to identify their flags. In such cases the letters should be one-eighth the height of the flag."
Zachary Harden, 21 March 2013