Alpha Rho Chi



Alpha Rho Chi (APX) is the national fraternity for architecture and the allied arts. Our organization unites men and women for the purpose of fellowship and lifelong friendships and our mutual interest in professional development. This is exemplified by the fraternity’s motto: Fidelitas, Amor et Artes or “Fidelity and Love of the Arts.”

Our student and alumni members study and practice architecture, interior design, architectural engineering, landscape architecture, and related disciplines. Alpha Rho Chi is a charter member of the Professional Fraternity Association.

The Alpha Rho Chi Foundation was established in 1989 to advance education and research directed toward the discovery, promotion, furtherance and dissemination of knowledge related to architecture and the allied arts. To that end, the APX Foundation provides scholarships for Alpha Rho Chi members; sponsors professional programs at many levels; underwrites scholarly publications and the Alpha Rho Chi Medal program which recognizes leadership, scholarship, and service in students in both the US and Canada; and promotes new and innovative educational opportunities for students in architecture and the allied arts. The Alpha Rho Chi Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 organization.