Delta Lambda Phi - Beta Phi Chapter
Vanderbilt University
Delta Lambda Phi Vanderbilt Welcome to Delta Lambda Phi Social Fraternity! Since 1986, Delta Lambda Phi (DLP) has offered gay, bisexual, and progressive men the opportunity to grow in the true spirit of brotherhood — one that embraces diversity and respects the value of all.
Delta Lambda Phi National Social Fraternity  In Washington, DC, in October 1986, three elderly gentlemen established a trust to create a social fraternity that wouldn’t discriminate based on sexual orientation; the donors regretted such an alternative organization did not exist during their formative years. As Trustee, Vernon L. Strickland, III, administered the founding of Delta Lambda Phi National Social Fraternity, creating its crest, selecting its mascot and designing its rituals. In April 1987, Strickland initiated 24 men into the Fraternity’s Alpha Chapter – Delta Lambda Phi was born.
-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. -To promote a strong and positive image, which respects the diversity of all individuals, irrespective of sexual orientation.