History

Colonization Ceremony
Colonization Ceremony

In the Fall Semester of 2011, a group of men gathered at the Iowa Memorial Union to gauge the general interest of bringing Delta Lambda Phi Social Fraternity to this landmark Midwestern institution that is the University of Iowa.

After much patience and effort, and with an Alpha class of 15 members, the University of Iowa colony was established on the 6th of October, 2012 – a colonization weekend that was anxiously anticipated throughout the entire organization. This colony status represented our dedication to the fraternity and its cause, and meant that we were officially considered to be a chapter in training.

Over the course of the following couple of years, we continued to establish ourselves and grow as a proactive, influential, and established member of the Greek community here at the University of Iowa, while ultimately and tirelessly working toward our next goal.

 

On the 31st of January, 2015, the University of Iowa Colony became the Gamma Gamma Chapter of Delta Lambda Phi during a memorable and historic chartering weekend that marked one of the highest points in the chapter’s history theretofore. Though our journey to achieve official chapter status had been achieved, we remained impassioned with the visions of our founding fathers and are eager to provide gay, bisexual, and progressive men with a unique opportunity to experience the bonds of Brotherhood here at the University of Iowa.

While we, as a chapter, are still a relatively young fraternal body, our group possesses strong leaders, phenomenal mentors, and vigorous support from nearby chapters as well as the LGBTQ and progressive communities that we are a part of. We take to heart the motto of “Lambda Men are Making their Presence Known” in all of our activities, and are committed to making this presence make a difference throughout the University of Iowa, greater Iowa City community, and international fraternal organization that is Delta Lambda Phi.

Chartering Weekend
Chartering Weekend