Alpha Iota of Chi Psi, more commonly known on campus as ‘The Lodge’, has grown into one of the premier fraternities at the University of Wisconsin. One of the longest continuously active fraternities on campus, the Lodge has become a staple of the University and the city of Madison since its founding in 1878. Generations of men look back at their experiences at 150 Iota Ct. as some of the most memorable times in their lives. We at the Lodge continually strive for development and enrichment in our active membership even today, instilling the feelings and traditions of previous members in our current active body.


The Lodge

Community Service & Philanthropies

Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Humorology (2nd Place in 2011), Stuff The Bus (Annual Spring Philanthropy to collect food donations for the Salvation Army), Pi Phi & Lodge Dodgeball Tournament (Inaugurated Fall 2011), Trick or Treat with the Greeks, and many more.

Fun Facts

Chi Psi was the first fraternity in the nation to establish a fraternity house, hence the nickname Lodge.


Purple and Gold

Famous Alumni

Stephen Ambrose (American Historian)
The Pabst Family (Pabst Brewing Co.)
Steve Miller (Musician)
Ben Karlin (Executive Producer of The Daily Show & The Colbert Report)

General Information


150 Iota Court
Madison, WI  53703

Local Founding


National Founding