History

Colonization Ceremony
Colonization Ceremony

In the Fall Semester of 2011, a group of men gathered at the Iowa Memorial Union to gauge the general interest of bringing Delta Lambda Phi Social Fraternity to this landmark Midwestern institution that is the University of Iowa.

After much patience and effort, and with an Alpha class of 15 members, the University of Iowa colony was established on the 6th of October, 2012 – a colonization weekend that was anxiously anticipated throughout the entire organization. This colony status represented our dedication to the fraternity and its cause, and meant that we were officially considered to be a chapter in training.

Over the course of the following couple of years, we continued to establish ourselves and grow as a proactive, influential, and established member of the Greek community here at the University of Iowa, while ultimately and tirelessly working toward our next goal.

 

On the 31st of January, 2015, the University of Iowa Colony became the Gamma Gamma Chapter of Delta Lambda Phi during a memorable and historic chartering weekend that marked one of the highest points in the chapter’s history theretofore. Though our journey to achieve official chapter status had been achieved, we remained impassioned with the visions of our founding fathers and are eager to provide gay, bisexual, and progressive men with a unique opportunity to experience the bonds of Brotherhood here at the University of Iowa.

Today, while still a fairly young chapter in an organization existing since 1986 and in the fraternity system that has existed since the 18th century we still maintain strong leaders and still make impact on our campus. We have had members start numerous intiatives on campus and have historically had a strong precence in the MGC council via having members serve on the executive board not to mention a strong prescence in USG, ARH, and many other organizations on campus. As our history continues into the future we strive to continue serving our community and pave a path forward for ongoing success.

Chartering Weekend
Chartering Weekend