Rho Chi (ΑΡΧ) is a professional co-educational college fraternity
for students studying architecture and related professions. The fraternity
's name is derived from
three letters of the Greek word for architecture, αρχιτεκτονική.
APX was founded on April 11, 1914, with the joining of Sigma Upsilon at the University of Michigan and the Arcus Society
at the University of Illinois to form
a national fraternity
for Architecture and the allied arts.
Sigma Upsilon was founded four years prior
by eight architecture students at Michigan, with the intent of eventually forming a national architecture fraternity
, and had drafted
to reflect that. Two years after they were founded in 1912
they were recognized by their school as a fraternity
negotiation with other schools to open up more chapters.