Call to Congress
Congress is the legislative body of the Chi Phi Fraternity. It is composed of delegates from Chapters, Colonies, Alumni Associations and Chi Phi Clubs. The annual Congress meets to review the state of the Fraternity and attend to legislative business. Presence of delegates is hereby requested pursuant to the Constitution and Laws of the Chi Phi Fraternity.
Dates and Location
Friday,June 24, 2005 – Sunday, June 26, 2005 at the St. Anthony in San Antonio, Texas – a Wyndham Historic Hotel. Legislative sessions begin at 2:00pm on Friday, June 24, and conclude by 12:00pm onSunday, June 26.
Registration deadline is June 1, 2005. Forms are enclosed. You may mail or fax
your registration form to the national office:
San Antonio is an amazing, world-class city! In fact, it's the
eighth largest city in the United States! It is home to the Alamo,
the Riverwalk, San Fernando Cathedral, the McNay Art Museum, the San
Antonio Museum of Art, the Tower of the Americas, Six Flags Fiesta
Texas, and Sea World San Antonio. The possibilities for site seeing
and activities are endless.
The registration fee for all Chapter, Colony, Alumni Association and Chi Phi Club delegates is $375.00 per person.
Chapters & Colonies have already been automatically billed a Congressional assessment of $750 in anticipation of attendance by two delegates. Pursuant to Motion 2001 of the 138th Congress, all Chapters and Colonies will be billed for two delegates, regardless of their actual attendance. No reimbursements will be made to unrepresented or underrepresented Chapters or Colonies. Alumni Associations and Clubs should include full payment of registration fees along with the registration form.
If you choose to drive, a map and directions to the St. Anthony Hotel will be emailed along with your registration confirmation on or around June 5.
Although delegates are not required to use this service, Continental Airlines has been selected as the official airline for the 140th Congress. Delegates flying Continental will receive a 2% discount on fares lower than $298 and a 5% discount on fares over $298 (discounts are based on fares for each one way trip). Tickets purchased at www.continental.com will also receive an additional 3% discount.
To take advantage of these discounts by telephone, call Continental at (800) 468-7022 between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm Central time. You must provide Chi Phi's file number: VNLYVT.
To take advantage of the additional internet discount, visit www.continental.com. Click on the grey “specials” tab. Select “Group and Meeting Travel.” Click “Meetingworks” link near the top. Then click on the “Book Meetingworks Travel” link near the top. You will need to enter the following code ZKSYVNLYVT.
A credit card will be required to confirm all travel arrangements.
Please note that these discounted fares are not available through
Continental's general reservations offices and must be made by
calling the number above.
Registration and Check-In
Registration begins at 9:00am on Friday, June 24. You should plan to arrive at the San Antonio Airport no later than 11:00am in order to allow for travel time to the hotel and registration. Departure flights should be scheduled no earlier than 4:00pm on Sunday, June 26 to allow for travel to the airport, airline check-in, and security.
A shuttle to or from the airport will cost approximately $12.00 each way. A Taxi will cost approximately $20 each way.
If traveling by car from San Antonio International Airport take Hwy. 281 South (IH-37 south). Exit Houston St. and turn right. Follow to Broadway. Turn left. Follow to Travis St. and turn right. Hotel is located one block on left. Approx. 20 minutes.
A confirmation of your Congress registration will be emailed to you on or around June 5. Accurate email addresses are essential. Included in your confirmation will be further details regarding Congress, a copy of the Chi Phi Constitution, information about the spouse program, as well as a guide to issues facing the 140th Congress.
The Chi Phi Fraternity is a values-based organization founded on the basis of Truth, Honor & Personal Integrity. These are timeless values which guide the fundamental purposes of the Fraternity.