Delta Lambda Phi
Delta Lambda Phi (DLP) was founded in 1986 in Washington, D.C. after three elderly gentlemen established a trust for the creation of a social organisation that did not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. Funds in hand, they appointed Vernon L. Strickland III as trustee. Having been a fraternity member during his time in university, Mr. Strickland knew well the benefits that are accrued from being involved with Greek life. On 20 February 1987, the first rush event was held at a local gay club. Two months later, in early April, Mr. Strickland initiated the first class of the Alpha chapter. Twenty-four years later, Delta Lambda Phi has over 30 chapters and colonies across the United States. The Beta Omega Chapter at McGill University is Delta Lambda Phi’s first chapter outside the United States.