Frequently Asked Questions
What is Rush?
What is your involvement with the Greek community?
Are there requirements to join?
Does DLP haze? (NO!)
What is pledging?
How important is academics to DLP?
What am I going to get out of DLP?
How much are dues?
Who can join DLP?
This is a one to two week period where the fraternity holds events to get to know potential pledges and for them to get to know the brothers of Delta Lambda Phi.
At the end of rush, the brothers of DLP will send out bids of pledgeship to the new members. We host 2 rushes a year, one in the fall and one in the spring with the fall rush being the main rush season. Past rush events have included pool parties, dance workshops, and game nights. Join our Facebook page or follow our Twitter to get updates on fall 2012 rush!
DLP is an Affiliate member of the UT Greek System which means that we participate in UT Greek activities and events throughout the year. While there are multiple Greek Councils present on campus, we feel that as uniquely shaped Fraternity that Affiliate membership better personifies our commitment to brotherhood while at the same time recognizes our promotion of individual diversity and equality that fit the Greek stereotype founded on pop culture. For more information please visit the UT Greek Life.
ARE THERE REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN?
Yes! We require:
- Be a student of the University of Texas at Austin,
- 18 and over (some exceptions),
- Have a GPA of 2.5 or more,
- Be an accepting person to all.
Delta Lambda Phi Beta Rho chapter has a very strict NO hazing policy. We believe that hazing is detrimental to the bonds of brotherhood we strive to build and the positive example we try to demonstrate. Therefore we will not encourage you to do anything that might be harmful, embarrassing, or destructive to yourself or anyone else. Our Hands-Off Policy also protects the integrity of the Fraternity by restricting relationships between Active Brothers and Pledges.
WHAT IS PLEDGING?
After receiving a bid, new members will enter a period of pledging, a probationary term to determine if the newcomers fits with the fraternity and vice versa. This period will last around 8 weeks. During this time pledges will be taught the DLP history, customs, and traditions necessary to become a brother of Delta Lambda Phi. Pledges will also initiate and perform tasks such as socials, fundraisers, and philanthropy to facilitate building bonds with the fraternity and other new members. You get to know us, and we get to know you.
Academics are extremely important to DLP. We want all of our members to succeed academically for the benefit of each other and the fraternity. We often hold study groups and require pledges to hold weekly group study sessions. One of the great benefits of being in DLP is the access to people with the knowledge and willingness to help you succeed in your academic life. Pledges have a great amount of access to upperclassman Brothers that have experience in their respective majors too. Knowledge is power at UT and our Brothers are more than willing to share.
WHAT AM I GOING TO GET OUT OF DELTA LAMBDA PHI?
You can expect to build bonds between brothers that last not just a semester or four years, but for a life time. You will find a family of like minded individuals who provide assistance and support for one another. We provide members with leadership opportunities at local, regional, and national levels. You can expect fun social and service opportunities. Most of all you can expect to meet great people that will ensure the best college experience possible.
New members are asked to cover at least their National DLP Dues which will be around $200. This minimizes the risk for new members to try out the fraternity before making a financial investment. For Actives, dues are paid each semester and can fluctuate depending on the activities we would like to accomplish the coming semester. The average for dues is around 200-300 dollars per semester. This easily makes us one of the most affordable fraternities on campus.
WHO CAN JOIN DLP?
Anyone can join DLP who self identifies as male. This includes all gay, bi, transgender, and progressive men.
~Br. Scott Stephens