Taken from the Facebook group that helped unite the Alpha Class, James our founder here at Rutgers says says:
“Hello! And welcome to the Delta Lambda Phi Colony at Rutgers University. This group exists as a means to promote the idea of forming a chapter of the national social fraternity, Delta Lambda Phi, at Rutgers. Once the chapter is up and running, this group will transition to a pre-rush interest group, geared at recruiting progressive men at Rutgers to join our fraternity.
Delta Lambda Phi, a fraternity for gay, bisexual, and progressive men, has more than 25 chapters and 7 colonies nationwide, with new colonies forming each year. We also recently became an international fraternity with one colony forming in Canada. With such a huge undergraduate student presence, there is no reason why Rutgers University shouldn’t be striving towards forming a chapter of this nationally known Fraternity, and making it one of the strongest Greek Life chapters at Rutgers, ever!
The process of forming a chapter requires time, commitment, and drive, but the rewards are limitless. You will form bonds with other men that cannot be described with any word other than brotherhood. Chapters of Delta Lambda Phi exist at some of the nation’s finest institutions, and with your help Rutgers is soon to be one of them!
I encourage anyone interested in being a future brother of Delta Lambda Phi to join this group. Invite all your friends who you think would be interested as well. The more interested individuals, the higher the potential Rutgers has of forming a colony, and eventually a chapter.
In time, I hope this fraternity not only becomes a stable organization for men of character and leadership, but also becomes a major part of the Rutgers Greek Community.
Most importantly, I want this experience to be rewarding and immensely fun to those men who feel they want to be part of the founding brotherhood of Delta Lambda Phi. If you think you have what it takes, join this group, and spread the word to all of your gay, bisexual, and progressive friends.”
About Delta Lambda Phi, National Social Fraternity
In Washington, DC, in October 1986, three elderly gentlemen established a trust to create a social fraternity that wouldn’t discriminate based on sexual orientation; the donors regretted such an alternative organization did not exist during their formative years. As Trustee, Vernon L. Strickland, III, administered the founding of Delta Lambda Phi National Social Fraternity, creating its crest, selecting its mascot and designing its rituals. In April 1987, Strickland initiated 24 men into the Fraternity’s Alpha Chapter – Delta Lambda Phi was born.
Since then, Delta Lambda Phi, a fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men, has become one of the country’s fastest growing fraternities with chapters from coast to coast.
Our Founding Purposes
* To provide dignified and purposeful, social, service, and recreational activities for progressive men, irrespective of sexual orientation.
* To lead in determining the rights and privileges of individuals in society.
* To promote a strong and positive image, which respects the diversity of all individuals, irrespective of sexual orientation.