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Encyclopedia > Pi Lambda Phi
Pi Lambda Phi - ΠΛΦ
Founded 1895
Yale University
Type Social
Scope International
Motto Nostros Amemus
Not Four Years But a Lifetime
Colors purple and gold
Flower Woodbine
Chapters 35 active in the United States and Canada
3 active colonies
Founders Fredrick Manfred Warner
Louis Samter Levy
Henry Mark Fisher
Headquarters 304 Federal Road, Ste 113
Brookfield, Connecticut, USA
Homepage http://www.pilambdaphi.org/

Pi Lambda Phi (ΠΛΦ or Pi Lam) is a college social fraternity founded by Frederick Manfred Werner, Louis Samter Levy, and Henry Mark Fisher at Yale University in 1895. It was founded as the first non-sectarian fraternity, "a fraternity in which all men were brothers, no matter what their religion; a fraternity in which ability, open-mindedness, farsightedness, and a progressive, forward-looking attitude would be recognized as the basic attributes." [1]. It currently boasts 34 chapers and 3 colonies in the United States as well as 1 chapter in Canada. The fraternity founded the Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity Educational Foundation [2] and sponsors the March of Dimes as its national benefactor. Image File history File links PiLambdaPhiCoA320w. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Yale redirects here. ... Social or General Fraternities and Sororities, in the North American fraternity system, are those not associated with a particular profession (as Professional fraternities are) or discipline (such as Service fraternities and sororities). ... This article is about the color. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... Woodbine is the name of several places in the United States of America: Woodbine, Georgia Woodbine, Iowa Woodbine, Kansas Woodbine, Kentucky Woodbine, Maryland Woodbine, New Jersey It is also the name of a racetrack and a shopping centre in Toronto. ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... Yale redirects here. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Sectarianism refers (usually pejoratively) to a rigid adherence to a particular sect or party or religious denomination. ... March of Dimes official logo March of Dimes is the name of health charities in both the United States and Canada. ...



"Joining a fraternity means nothing but when you have really worked for it, sweated for it, cursed it, and loved it, as well as the men in it, you have something." - Brother Alfred Kovner, PA Alpha Delta, Temple University '42


The official philanthropy of Pi Lambda Phi is the March of Dimes.[3] Philanthropy is the act of donating money, goods, time, or effort to support a charitable cause, usually over an extended period of time and in regard to a defined objective. ... March of Dimes official logo March of Dimes is the name of health charities in both the United States and Canada. ...

The Pi Lambda Phi Edcuational Foundation [2] was founded in 1938 to provide educational resources and scholarships for the brothers of the fraternity. In addition, the foundation provides recognition of humanitarian work and special achievements for people outside of the fraternity. More recently, The International Executive Council has elected to partner with the March of Dimes.[3]

The Creed of Pi Lambda Phi

  • That all Men are created Free and Equal.
  • That no Society of Men can flourish unless Members of that Society are endowed with the Opportunities and Privileges of Freedom.
  • That Freedom implies the Elimination of Prejudice -- That the Elimination of Prejudice means a Better Understanding 'twixt Men.
  • That it is incumbent upon me to fight for such Freedom even with my Life.
  • That it is incumbent upon me in my Personal Life to be devoted to the Highest Standards of Honesty and Justice.
  • That because my Country is dedicated to the Highest Standards of Freedom and Justice for all Men of all Creeds, I hereby pledge Allegiance to my Country, and to its National Symbol.

This article concerns how a man differs from women. ... For other uses, see Society (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For with(out) prejudice in law, see Prejudice (law). ... Personal life (or everyday life or human existence) is an individual humans personal, private career (including, but not the same as, their employment career), and is a common notion in modern existence -- although more so in more prosperous parts of the world, such as Western Europe and North America... Honest redirects here, For other uses, see Honesty (disambiguation) Look up honesty in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the concept of justice. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... This article is about statements of belief; Creed is also the name of a rock band, and a village in Cornwall A creed is a statement of belief—usually religious belief—or faith. ... Allegiance is a duty of fidelity said to be owed by a subject or a citizen to his state or sovereign. ... National symbols are symbols of any entity considering itself and manifesting itself to the world as a national community (independent states, but also nations and countries in a state of colonialor other dependence, (con)federal integration, even an ethno-cultural community considered a nationality despite the absence of any political...

Active Chapters

CA Tau, University of California, Berkeley 1922

FL Delta, University of Florida

FL Epsilon Lambda, Florida State University 1996

FL Delta Upsilon, Florida Institute of Technology 1992

IL Tau Delta, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1934

IN Epsilon Gamma, Vincennes University 1996

MA Theta, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1897

MD Kappa Chi, Frostburg State University 1993

MD Kappa Delta, Salisbury State University 1986

MD Pi Phi, Towson University 1985

MI Epsilon Colony, University of Michigan 2006

MI Delta Beta, Ferris State University 1989

MI Alpha Omega, Siena Heights University 1997

MN Kappa Chi, Winona State University 1991

NC Epsilon Kappa, North Carolina State University 1997

NC Omega Beta, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1939

NY Beta Omicron, St. John's University 1968

NY Kappa Tau, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1954

NY Omega Epsilon, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York 2001

NY Omicron Rho, Binghamton University 1990

OH Beta Tau, Baldwin Wallace College 1948

PA Epsilon Zeta, University of Pennsylvania 1896

PA Beta Gamma Colony, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 2004

PA Alpha Delta, Temple University 1927

PA Gamma Psi Colony, Lock Haven University

PA Sigma Upsilon, Shippensburg University 1984

PA Gamma Sigma, University of Pittsburgh 1914

PA Phi Sigma, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia 1969

PA Kappa Eta, Widener University 1987

PA Omega Gamma, Pennsylvania State University 1942

VA Alpha Psi, Christopher Newport University 1992

VA Omega Alpha, University of Virginia 1932

VA Omnicron Zeta, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1984

VA Omega Rho, Virginia Commonwealth University 1984

VA Delta Chi, University of Virginia's College at Wise 1991

WA Epsilon Alpha, Eastern Washington University 1995

WI Omega, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1926

Canada Kappa Kappa, University of Windsor 1987

Famous Pi Lams

Norm Abram (born 1950) is an American carpenter known from the PBS television programs This Old House and The New Yankee Workshop. ... Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, and actor. ... Benjamin Louis Ben Cardin (born October 5, 1943) is a Democratic member of the United States Senate representing the state of Maryland. ... Howard William Cosell, born Howard William Cohen (March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist on American television. ... David Croll as an Ontario Cabinet minister The Honourable David Arnold Croll (born Davud Avrum Croll March 12, 1900 - June 11, 1991) was a Canadian politician. ... Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)[1] is an American billionaire entrepreneur. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... William Harrison Dillard (born July 8, 1923) is an American athlete, the only male so far to win Olympic titles in both sprinting and hurdling events. ... Eliot Lanze Engel (b. ... Richard Feynman Richard Phillips Feynman (May 11, 1918–February 15, 1988) (surname pronounced FINE-man) was one of the most influential American physicists of the 20th century, expanding greatly the theory of quantum electrodynamics. ... Arthur Garfield Hays (1881-1954) was a successful corporate lawyer and counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union who was involved in many of the notable civil liberty cases of his day including the Scopes Trial (1925) in Tennessee and the Sacco-Vanzetti Case. ... For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was a New-York born writer, producer, and (usually uncredited) director of musicals for almost forty years. ... Kevin James (born April 26, 1965) is an American comedian and Emmy-nominated actor, perhaps best known for his portrayal of lead character Doug Heffernan on the television sitcom The King of Queens. ... Rafer Lewis Johnson (born August 18, 1935) is a former American decathlete. ... Herbert H. Kohl (born February 7, 1935) is an American politician and the senior senator from the state of Wisconsin. ... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... Stanley Kramer (September 29, 1913 – February 19, 2001) was a Jewish-American film director and producer. ... Rudolph A. LaRusso (November 11, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York - July 10, 2004 in Los Angeles, California) was a 5-time NBA All-Star. ... Cover of Enoch Lights first Command release, Persuasive Percussion Enoch Light (August 18, 1905 - July 31, 1978) was a classical violinist, bandleader, and recording engineer. ... Edward Gene Ed Rendell (born January 5, 1944) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. ... This article is about the American composer. ... Allan Huber Bud Selig, Jr. ... Arlen J. Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ... Leigh William Steinberg (b. ... Sidney Richard Yates (August 27, 1909 - October 5, 2000) was a politician from the state of Illinois. ... Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5, 1943 in Chicago) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. ...

See also

This is a list of active Pi Lambda Phi chapters. ...


  1. ^ The The Founders' Period History of the Fraternity
  2. ^ a b Educational Foundation Pi Lambda Phi Educational Foundation, Inc.
  3. ^ a b Pi Lambda Phi Partners with the March of Dimes official philanthropy Mar 2006
  4. ^ [1] Famous Brothers

External links

  Results from FactBites:
History of Pi Lambda Phi (1385 words)
It is from this chapter that the present Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity has developed, young, vibrant and energetic, and destined in due time to be named among the great collegiate fraternities.
The early period of Pi Lambda Phi is wrapped in a veil of mystery and has, thus far, defied all efforts to penetrate it adequately.
It is also apparent that Pi Lambda Phi was established as a protest and living example against the tendency of fraternities to discriminate against students for religious and racial reasons.
Pi Lambda Phi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (378 words)
Pi Lambda Phi (ΠΛΦ or Pi Lam) is a college social fraternity founded by Frederick Manfred Werner, Louis Samter Levy, and Henry Mark Fisher at Yale University in 1895.
The fraternity founded the Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity Educational Foundation and sponsors the March of Dimes as its national philanthropy benefactor.
The official philanthropy of Pi Lambda Phi is the March of Dimes.
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