What is Rush?

Rush is a structured one-week period when we, the brothers of Lambda Phi Espsilon, host various events where interested applicants can come out to meet the brothers, learn about house objecives and get your questions answered. At the same time, we will get to know you better as well. There is no obligation to join after rush and all events are free.

Why Lambdas?

Lambda Phi Epsilon is an organization that will challenge every aspect of your college life. You will learn how to become a leader in your school, your community and in the world you enter after college. You will create bonds that will last a lifetime with brothers not only within your home chapter but with chapters worldwide as well. In addition, our chapter maintains a tight network of alumni who are always willing to offer professional advice and give a helping hand.

Through the process, you will end up with some of the best friends you will ever make and be able to laugh over some of the most memorable stories. Being a Lambda also carries with it a strong sense of pride and a reputation for being a well-rounded individual. It takes a certain type of man to become a Lambda and the road to becoming a brother is not easy, but the rewards are well worth it.

Should I attend all the rush events?

While perfect attendance is not mandatory, you are highly encouraged to attend all events. It is an opportunity for both you and the brothers to get to know each other better. It is also an opportunity for you to get answers to any questions that you might have. Plus, any events we do will be a lot of fun!

Do I have to be Asian to join?

It is true that a majority of our members are of Asian descent. However, Lambda Phi Epsilon is an Asian American interest fraternity, and there are many brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon all over the nation who are not of Asian descent. We encourage anyone interested in our fraternity to rush.

Is Lambda a big time commitment?

A common concern rushees have about joining a fraternity like Lambda Phi Epsilon is the amount of time the fraternity will take and how it will affect their academic pursuits and participation in other activities in college. You will soon learn that rather than being a restrictive force, Lambda Phi Epsilon empowers each of us and enables each individual member to achieve his fullest potential.

Brothers, in addition to Lambda, are actively involved in organizations all over campus, such as the Undergraduate Assembly (UA), Asian Pacific Student Coalition (APSC), Korean Students Association (KSA), Chinese Students Association (CSA), Vietnamese Students Association (VSA), Penn Philippine Association (PPA), Asian Pacific American Heritage Week (APAHW), and Wharton Asia Exchange (WAX), Club Badminton, Intramural Sports, Peer Advising, Penn Aids Awareness, Eco-Reps, Weiss Tech House, etc.

What type of person do you typically give a bid to?

There is no typical brother in Lambda. Diversity is very important to us because each brother contributes something different to the fraternity. We have brothers in the College, Engineering and Wharton schools. Our membership has consisted of Asian, South Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic and African American brothers. What we do look for in rushees however, is strong interest in becoming part of the brotherhood and the will and determination to overcome all challenges.