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JOINING DELTA LAMBDA PHI®

The process of joining the Delta Chapter of Delta Lambda Phi® has two phases: rushing and pledging. Each phase is held twice a year: fall semester (starting in early September) and spring semester (starting in late January). You must be an enrolled student at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities to join Delta Lambda Phi.

 

RUSHING DELTA LAMBDA PHI®

The rush period is an opportunity that lasts about 2 weeks for those men who are interested in joining Delta Lambda Phi® to get to know the Brotherhood and for the brothers to get to know the future potential members of DLP®. Rush consists of a series of events, including parties and activities in the community, all of which are open to the public. It is strongly encouraged that rushees -potential members – attend as many events as possible in order to get a more complete picture about the fraternity and the Brotherhood. Additionally, attending several events allows the Brothers a better chance to ensure that the fraternity is a good fit with a rushee’s personal interests and schedule. At the end of rush, the Brotherhood extends a limited number of BIDS – invitations to join the DLP® Pledge Program. Those rushees that are offered Bids have an opportunity to ask questions of the Brothers before deciding whether or not to accept the bid and enter into the Pledge Education Program.

 

PLEDGE EDUCATION

The Pledge Education period generally lasts from 6 to 8 weeks. There are several elements and requirements in the pledge period that are necessary to complete the experiential journey from pledge to Brother. During the pledge period, you and your fellow pledge brothers will participate in and plan activities that are meant to build teamwork and the bonds of Brotherhood. Throughout the process as a pledge, you will be assigned a Big Brother, who will serve as a guide and mentor during the pledge journey. Although there are many elements to the Pledge Education period, the most important element is to have fun! DLP® is chiefly a social group, so we want to make sure that you are getting the best experience possible. Some of the activities you may be participating in as a pledge include a community service project which the pledge class will organize, a “Voluntary Relocation of the President” event, and various brotherhood events and parties. At the conclusion of the pledge period, selected pledges are chosen to cross into the Brotherhood.