Delta Lambda Phi Launches New Chapter at Iowa State

May 2, 2006

Beta Lambda is first DLP chapter in Iowa

Ames, IA — Delta Lambda Phi National Social Fraternity is pleased to announce the chartering of a new chapter at Iowa State University. On April 2, along with the initiation of 11 new brothers, the new chapter was given the designation Beta Lambda, along with all rights and privileges of a chapter in good standing.

Several active and alumni brothers from around the nation were in attendance for the ritual weekend, including those from the Delta Chapter (University of Minnesota – Minneapolis), and Beta Zeta (Southern Illinois University — Edwardsville).

When asked to share his feelings on the new chapter, Dr. Jeffrey Thompson (Delta Chapter), Delta Lambda Phi’s Vice President-Alumni Relations and Iowa State colony mentor said “This is a group that has consistently exceeded my expectations in terms of their understanding of the principles of Brotherhood within Delta Lambda Phi as well as their ability to expand and grow both as individuals and as a group. I’m proud to be their lead mentor and am excited to see what this group brings to the fraternity.”

Founded in 1986, Delta Lambda Phi National Social Fraternity is the nation’s oldest and largest social fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men. It is one of the country’s fastest-growing fraternities with chapters and colonies from coast to coast. With zero-tolerance hazing and discrimination policies, Delta Lambda Phi provides an atmosphere of dignified and purposeful social, service and recreational activities for its members. Delta Lambda Phi further provides its members with leadership, personal development and community service opportunities. Delta Lambda Phi maintains its national offices in Washington, D.C.