On February 22, 1872, George C. Haldeman founded the Psi Chapter of Chi Phi at Lehigh. Since then, Psi has given us so much to be grateful for; some of our closest friends and fondest memories. Psi has one of the most storied histories of our Fraternity and our Brothers have made a profound impact on the National organization. Our chapter is one of the oldest continuously existing chapters of the Fraternity and we have a lot to be proud of. As we enter 2022, one of our most prized achievements on the horizon; our 150th Anniversary.
To show our gratitude, we are having one of the most distinguished events in Psi's history: a 150th Anniversary Celebration. This event marks a historic milestone for our Chapter, and to honor this moment, we're holding a weekend of events culminating with a banquet at the Hotel Bethlehem. We'll have guests from National, the former and current Grand Council and Educational Trust, and Lehigh University. In addition to the anniversary of the Psi chapter, we'll be celebrating the 100th Birthday of our chapter house: The Briarfield.
This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your Brothers, reflect on cherished memories of the past, and look towards the future of Psi. We thank you for all your continued support through the years helping to sustain our sacred chapter for a century and a half. We look forward to having you join us in this special celebration. Family and friends are welcome.
We have a room block for our event at Hotel Bethlehem. Please call them at (855) 264-2598 to make a reservation.
Please see below for the list of events and RSVP by Feb 4, 2022.
Re: COVID-19: We will be following all state and venue policies at the time. We will keep attendees updated as we get closer to the date.
Date & Time
Feb. 25 / 26, 2022
Feb 25 - 7-10pm
Tally Ho Tavern Social
Reserved room for an informal social gathering. Food will be provided and drinks available.
Feb 26 - 11am-2pm
Psi Chapter Brunch - 100th Birthday of the Chapter house
The chapter house will be open to tour as we celebrate the 100 year birthday of the house. We'll have a brunch buffet and drinks. There will be a guest speaker, a commemorative plaque presentation for the 100th Birthday of the chapter house and the 150th Anniversary of Psi, and a performance of the Alumni Installation Ceremony.
Feb 26 - 6-11pm
Hotel Bethlehem 150th Anniversary Banquet
6-7pm Cocktail hour in the 1714 on the Terrace Room This portion of the evening will include a cocktail hour, hors d'oeuvres, live jazz quartet, an open bar, and remarks from the president of Lehigh University.
7:30-11pm Dinner and Events in the Grand Ballroom There will be guest speakers, a history presentation and display, alumni pins distribution, a special presentation of a replica of our Charter, and more! Each attendee will receive a commemorative program and special anniversary gift.
Admission: $85/pp Additional Guests: 1 allowed pp Dress: Optional black tie