There are many misconceptions about our role on campus as a historically gay, socially progressive fraternity. We tried to address some of the most common questions and concerns we hear from potential new members and other members of Greek Life.
Do I have to be gay to join?
No! Delta Lambda Phi was founded by gay men, but brotherhood is not limited based on sexuality. Many of our brothers are gay, but we also have straight, bisexual, and asexual brothers.
Can I join if I’m a trans man?
Brotherhood is open to all male-bodied or male-identified individuals. Additionally, undergoing a medical or social transition is not necessary for membership.
Do I have to be out to join?
Being out to family or friends is not necessary to join our chapter. There is no pressure to be out if it’s not safe or comfortable, and we take every precaution to ensure that members are not accidentally outed.
Will I be hazed if I accept a bid?
Delta Lambda Phi has a strict no hazing policy. We strongly prioritize the safety and comfort of all our members.
How do I join?
To join, all prospective new members must attend at least one rush event to be considered for a bid. Rush events are completely noncommital and paid for by the fraternity, so you lose nothing by coming out to meet us.
How much does it cost?
Like most fraternities, our members pay dues. However, we are one of the most affordable fraternities on campus. Dues are usually about $500 for the entire year, split into semesterly payments. There are payment plans available, and we also provide scholarship opportunities to our brothers.
There are plenty of other LGBT organizations on campus, so why don’t you just join one of them?
The fraternal experience is one of lifelong brotherhood that you don’t typically find in a neighborhood caucus or student organization. Additionally, we have brothers who wanted to be a part of Greek Life but didn’t feel comfortable joining one of the more traditional fraternities.
Do you have a house? Do I have to move in if I join?
We don’t have a house in East Lansing and have no plans to buy one in the near future.