|Delta Lambda Phi National Social Fraternity|
Delta Lambda Phi is a social fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men. The fraternity has three founding purposes: to develop dignified and purposeful social, service and recreational activities for progressive men, irrespective of sexual orientation; to lead in determining the rights and privileges of individuals in society; and to promote a strong and positive image that respects the diversity of all individuals, irrespective of sexual orientation. The national fraternity was founded in 1986 and the Xi chapter at UC Davis was chartered in 1989.
Brothers of the Xi Chapter
There are 30 active brothers in DLP's Xi Chapter, making it the biggest chapter of the national fraternity. Since the chapter is multi-campus based, student status at UC Davis is not required for membership. While most of the brothers are UCD students, brothers come from several colleges in the Davis-Sacramento region.
Regarded as a leader in the Sacramento Region for providing social and service activities for the LGBT community, and recognized for its civic participation and activism on issues of gender, equality, and education, the chapter finds strength through the individual contributions of each person. Outside of the fraternity, brothers continue in the tradition of excellence with community leaders and academic scholars proudly counting themselves a brother of Delta Lambda Phi.
Events & Activities
The brothers of Delta Lambda Phi do anything from bowling at the MU; participating in Gay Day at Great America; hosting mixers with other fraternities and sororities; to exploring the mines of Placerville. Additionally, the fraternity hosts the well-known Davis is Burning Drag Show and Competition—which serves as the grand finale of UC Davis Pride Week—and also hosts Best Sorority Forever Charity Pageant. The fraternity also participates in a number of UCD Greek community events, such as Greek Week, Arrowjam and Alpha Phi's King of Hearts.
Xi Chapter Recognitions
Beyond pride in the individual accomplishments of brothers, the local Xi Chapter holds many honors and recognitions. In 2008, the DLP Xi Chapter was named the fraternity's regional chapter of the year and recently received the distinguished honor as national chapter of the year. In Spring 2009, the ASUCD External Affairs Commission Chair issued the chapter a Citation of Honor for their involvement in the local community. At the conclusion of the 2008-2009 school year, the chapter received the Gold President's Volunteer Service Award on behalf President Obama and the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation in recognition of the chapter’s outstanding volunteer record.
Rush week is a series of social and informational events that takes place twice a year, in mid October and early April. Rush week is an opportunity for interested men to get to know the brothers and get a sense of what the fraternity is all about. At the end of the week, rushes may be offered a bid to become a pledge and begin the journey to brotherhood. Please see the Xi Chapter website for the most updated rush information.
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