Delta Lambda Phi

In Washington, DC, on October 15, 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.†

†From Delta Lambda Phi International Social Fraternity


Our Chapter

Chartered in 2005, the Beta Zeta Chapter of Delta Lambda Phi has become a recognized Greek organization on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) campus. Within the past few years, we have managed to accomplished multiple awards from SIUE as well as our international organization. We welcome all men to rush our fraternity, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression.

Our organization office is located in the Kimmel Leadership Center of the Morris University Center. For contact and mailing information, please see the Contact Us page.