So, you're thinking about joining a fraternity and you want to know if Pi Lambda Phi is right for you. Consider the following:
1. Evaluate Your Abilities
Membership in Pi Lambda Phi is fun, but there are attendant responsibilities:
If you think you can meet the challenge of these responsibilities, then you may find membership in Pi Lambda Phi to be a rewarding experience.
2. Get Out There and Rush
Fraternity Recruitment or "Rush" is a time for undergrads to evaluate the fraternities at their college or university. It's an exciting and enjoyable Greek Tradition - you meet people, make friends, and generally have fun. While you're having fun, take a moment to consider the ideas, ideals, and actions of the brothers of the fraternities you're rushing. Find the one that most closely fits your own philosophy and style. Perhaps, Pi Lambda Phi will be that fraternity.
3. Attain a Bid
During Rush, the fraternities will also be evaluating you for that potential "fit." If they see characteristics in you that suggest you'd make a good brother, they'll extend an invitation to join their fraternity, a "Bid." In particular, they'll be looking for:
If you are presented with a Bid to join Pi Lambda Phi, you may accept or decline. If you accept, you will be inducted into a new pledge class.
Pledge Class? Pledging? What's all this about the "Pledge Tradition?"
Throughout recorded history, societies have expected their youth to meet and pass traditional probationary tests to demonstrate their merits, and ability to contribute to that society. It is by these tests that the probationary members prove themselves worthy to attain full membership of that society. In Pi Lambda Phi, as throughout much of the traditional Greek System, new members, or "Pledges" demonstrate their commitment and worthiness to become full members of this Fraternity. Members of a PiLam Pledge Class learn about Pi Lambda Phi and how to be a Pi Lambda Phi Brother.
What kind of person is a Pi Lambda Phi brother?