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Delta Lambda Phi

Making our Presence Make a Difference

Contact Information:
Find us in the Student Union cubicles (Room 163)

We are a part of MultiCultural Greek Council
National Website:

Contact Email:
Facebook: ULL’s Delta Lambda Phi - Provisional Chapter
Instagram: @dlp_ul

Primary Advisor:
Amy Stearns:

About Us:
Delta Lambda Phi is a national fraternity providing dignified social, service, and recreational activities for gay, bisexual, and progressive men and nonbinary individuals since 1986. The ULL Provisional chapter believes in helping its brothers improve in all aspects of life, including academics, service, and character. We hope to build a safer space within Greek Life to form life-long bonds of friendship and brotherhood with one another, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. We not only look to improve ourselves personally, but we also look to help develop and support the communities we live in by promoting the just treatment of all. As progressive men and nonbinary folk, we embody our motto to make our presence make a difference

Nationally founded in October of 1986 by three men, their goal was to create a social fraternity that did not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender expression. On April 10, 1987, our founder, Vernon L. Strickland III, Esq., initiated the men of the Alpha Chapter, paving the way for many others to make their presence known.

In spring of 2018 our first Alpha class at UL Lafayette was inducted into the brotherhood of Delta Lambda Phi creating the UL Lafayette Provisional chapter. Since then we’ve strived to make a difference on UL Lafayette’s campus and in Lafayette proper. Our greatest achievement is undoubtedly creating and performing the Lafayette Drag Queen Story Time in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, making both local and state news.


  • Spring 2018: Highest GPA Award
  • Spring 2018: 1st Place Greek Week 
  • Fall 2018: Lafayette Drag Queen Story Time
  • Fall 2018: Formed Multicultural Greek Council with Gamma Rho Lambda and Sigma Lambda Gamma

Information about Joining:

  1. We ask that you attend at least 2 recruitment events normally held at the beginning of each semester, but we do make exceptions and recruit year-long.
  2. If you are extended a bid, you will be required to go through a period of education known as New Member Education. You will be required to attend weekly education meetings and organize a service project with your new member class.

Additionally, you are expected to pay dues if you intend to be initiated as an active member, but don't let money be a reason to not join! Talk to us and we can work out a plan for you.
Dues: $300 for Fall, $100 for Spring

When and where are your organization meetings held?

  • Meetings: Fridays at 4:00pm, location varies
  • Rush: events change time and place, please check our Instagram, Twitter, or Get Involved for the latest information

Are your meetings open to all students?

  • While anyone can come to our Meetings and Rush events, the fraternity is only open to gay, bi, transgender, and progressive men and non-binary people.

Alcohol Policy

  • All chapter rush events, New Member (pledge) events, meetings, and ceremonies must be “dry” (no alcohol). No underage drinking is permitted. Sale of alcohol by the chapter is prohibited. No common sources of alcohol. Chapter funds cannot be used to purchase alcohol.

Hands Off Policy

  • As our goal is to create lasting friendships and strengthen the bonds of brotherhood our organization has a hands off policy regarding relationships between any two new members (pledges). A person must become fully initiated before they can seek any form of romantic attachments between members to strengthen friendship first. Relationships between new members (pledges) and full members is likewise considered sexual harassment on the part of the full member due to the power difference and is also banned until the new member is fully initiated.