Who We Are
About Delta Lambda Phi
In October 1986, Vernon L. Strickland III and three other older gay men were at a party in Washington, D.C., and their conversation drifted to the topic of social groups. They knew that many clubs existed to satisfy political or service goals, but the few social groups that had existed suffered from internal division, deviant activities, or unreliable membership. One of the four gentlemen contacted Strickland (who had experiences being in fraternity prior to the conception of Delta Lambda Phi) and proposed to create a progressive social fraternity based upon the collegiate model. Today, it is known as Delta Lambda Phi: a fraternity founded by gay men for all men.
About The Chapter
The Rho Chapter of Delta Lambda Phi was founded in 1990 at California State University, Long Beach. It was established by 12 great individuals of the LGBTQAI community who had a vision of building a great chapter for queer and progressive men in the history of Delta Lambda Phi.
The fraternity has holds seven core values: Excellence, Integrity, Diversity, Justice, Service, Friendship, and Commitment. These are values that make up a Lambda Man, and the tools needed to be present their community. A Lambda Man strives to uphold all seven values wherever they go.