Our Values


We expect the best from our brothers, in every aspect of their life. Whether that’s exceeding our 2.50 GPA requirement, volunteering during their free time or taking on leadership positions both within the fraternity and outside of it, our brothers go above and beyond.


We expect our brothers to live their lives with integrity and honor. We don’t believe in taking shortcuts on our Journey and we subscribe to the belief that the right thing to do isn’t always the easiest thing to do.


Because our organization was founded out of oppression, we strongly value diversity in our organization. Whether it’s socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression, ability or religious views, we welcome everyone who is willing to subscribe to our values.


Although we do not live in an ideal world, our brothers work to challenge the status quo, both at Iowa State and around the world. We believe in building positive relationships with individuals and organizations in order to educate others about social justice.


As an organization comprised mainly of groups oppressed by society, we believe in the value of helping those in need. We regularly participate in service projects, philanthropies and encourage our brothers to volunteer their time and talents to help others.


Fraternity is defined as the state or feeling of friendship and mutual support within a group. We believe that through friendship we can accomplish anything. Our brothers build strong bonds with other brothers in our chapter and around the world. Delta Lambda Phi is a friend to all and we extend our hands in friendship to all we come across.


Finally, we believe that brotherhood isn’t something you are just a part of during your time at Iowa State, but for the rest of your life. We strive to live out these values in our daily lives and we stand by each other in times of need. Once a brother, always a brother.