If you are seriously considering membership into Lambda Phi Epsilon, please complete the following form below before the end of our next recruitment cycle. All online inquiries will be forwarded to our Recruitment Chair.
Why Join Lambda Phi Epsilon?
Lambda Phi Epsilon is an organization that will challenge every aspect of your college life. The road to becoming a brother of Lambda Phi Epsilon is not easy as it requires drive and dedication towards achieving the organization’s various goals, but the rewards are well worth it. New members enter into a brotherhood that is rich in tradition and strong in its bonds while learning how to become a leader in their schools, their communities, and the real world. It takes a certain type of man to become a Lambda—someone who wants to become a leader among men.
Perhaps that’s you.
Many brothers have said that the reason they joined Lambda Phi Epsilon was because they could see and feel a sense of brotherhood among the existing members that they could not find elsewhere. However, the brotherhood extends far beyond the reach of a single school. With chapters across the country, brothers have a chance to network with others from all over, bringing with it many new opportunities and friendships. Membership does not end with the undergraduate years. Numerous alumni associations exist all across the country, bringing both newly graduated brothers and those with more experience in the real world to continue their contribution to society.
Lambda Phi Epsilon not only seeks to bring together a diverse group of men who share common interests, concerns, backgrounds, and cultures, but those who show the confidence of a leader. This leadership is pivotal in achieving the goals of the fraternity, which include servicing the community through various philanthropies, increasing Asian awareness, promoting academic scholarship, and strengthening the Asian American voice in the community. Each brother has a vital role in making these goals attainable, and the principles that they learn are passed down to new members in hopes that they will become the next generation of leaders among men.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is recruitment?
Recruitment is a structured two-week period at the beginning of fall and spring semester when anyone interested in Lambda Phi Epsilon or Greek life in general can come to our events to meet brothers and learn more about the fraternity. Contrary to popular belief, coming out to recruitment does not commit you to anything at all. You do not have to attend all events to be able to join the fraternity. The only thing we expect from our potential recruits is that they have a good time at our events. Along the way, we hope that potential recruits will also meet the brothers and learn more about the values of the fraternity.
What is a bid?
A bid is an invitation to enter the pledge process and continue on the path of becoming a brother. Bids are given at the end of recruitment to potential recruits who the brothers feel would be a good fit to our fraternity. You are not obligated to accept a bid if given one; recruitment is completely non-committal.
Is there a GPA requirement?
Academic achievement is our highest priority. Only students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher will be considered for a bid. This nonnegotiable standard is enforced by our National Board.
Am I required to join if I attend recruitment events?
No. Recruitment is simply an opportunity for you to introduce yourself and meet the brothers. So have fun, enjoy yourself, and allow us to show you what our brotherhood can offer you. All recruitment events are free. All costs are funded by Lambda Phi Epsilon. Rides to all distant events are provided as well.
What type of person are you looking for?
The diversity of our fraternity is due to the individual personalities that make up the house. However, our motto, “Leaders Among Men,” applies to each and every brother. We are looking for the leaders among the crowd, who will ultimately become the faces of our fraternity. We are not looking for quitters or students who cannot commit a significant amount of time to the new member education process.
What is the new member education process?
If, at the end of recruitment, you accept the opportunity to complete the new member education process of Lambda Phi Epsilon, the possibilities are endless. Stressing skills such as leadership, communication, organization, and punctuality, the fraternity’s education process will help you develop close bonds of brotherhood with men from all walks of life. These abilities have proven highly useful to brothers well outside the bounds of the fraternity. With an alumni network stretching from Tokyo to London, and with chapters at over 50 top universities, you will meet brothers with whom you have an instant bond because of the ideals and experiences instilled during pledging. Simply put, Lambdas is an experience that can greatly enrich your time at Washington State University. Don’t be fooled by the stereotypes.
Do I have to be Asian to join?
While we are an Asian American Interest Fraternity, there are brothers all over the country with ethnicities other than Asian. You do not have to be Asian to come to recruitment events and you do not have to be Asian to join Lambda Phi Epsilon. Everyone is invited to recruitment.