Frequently Asked Questions
We believe that the fraternity experience provides an excellent opportunity for men to develop long-lasting friendships by participating in social and recreational activities. We seek to participate in our society not just as gay men, but as responsible and productive members of our colleges and communities. To this end, we contribute our cooperative spirit in the form of activism, community service, and just plain fun projects.
Gay fraternity? No way!
Yes way! We are an international organization with over 30 active chapters in the U.S. and Canada, and more colonies and interest groups are springing up every day. We’re not just a bunch of gay guys “playing” fraternity.
Will pledging DLP hurt my grades?
DLP takes academics very seriously. We emphasize that the first priority in college is scholarship, and our fraternity is secondary to getting a good education. In fact, we hold weekly study hours just to give our members an extra hand if they need it.
What’s your rush like?
Well, during rush we invite new members to come see what our fraternity is like. We have about two weeks of fun events where there’s no official time committment or cost for a rushee. Just show up and have a good time while you get to know us and we get to know you.
The website says you’re a social fraternity. What’s that mean?
As a social fraternity, our primary purpose is to get together and just have a good time. We also fundraise and give back to the community through service and philanthropy. What really seperates DLP from other gay groups is the emphasis on brotherhood. Come find out for yourself!
What are the eligibility requirements?
To become a pledge in our chapter of DLP, you must be between 18 and 40 years of age. You must be male identified or “man-identified” and you must also be in good academic, financial, and judicial standing with Boston University.
Can I rush if I’m straight or bisexual?
Yeah, of course. DLP was founded by gay men for all men.
Can I rush if I’m _____________ (fill in the blank)?
DLP embraces the diversity of its members, and will never discriminate against anyone based on ethnicity, religion, physical appearance, money, sexual orientation, poltical beliefs, or who you voted for in the 2008 election. Simple as that.
Do I have to be out of the closet to join?
No. We have had closeted brothers in the past, and we always do our best to protect the privacy of our brothers. However, it is important to keep in mind that our involvement in the community does create a certain amount of visibility.
Does DLP haze its pledges?
Never. Hazing and other kinds of abusive behavior are not tolerated in DLP under any circumstances. Ever.
How can I find out more?
Contact us. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have, as well as tell you about future Delta Lambda Phi events like social gatherings and our Rush(es).