The number of active Pi Lambda Phi undergraduate Chapters and Associate Chapters in the United States and Canada.


The year three men founded Pi Lambda Phi because they were denied admission to other fraternities based on their religious and racial backgrounds.


The number of courageous men who have joined Pilam since our founding with the hopes of making the world a better place.

Founded at Yale University in 1895, Pi Lambda Phi (Pilam) was the first non-sectarian fraternity in the United States, accepting men of good character without regard to race or religion, striving to eliminate prejudice.

Today, Pilam chapters across the United States and Canada cultivate a brotherhood that promotes: academics, community service, philanthropic engagement, leadership development, financial responsibility, social skills, and lifelong relationships. These values help Pilam men to succeed as post-graduate professionals, and as active citizens leading courageously to eliminate prejudice in their communities.

The Pilam experience is offered to undergraduate members in an environment free from hazing and drug and alcohol abuse. Our members are all individually unique, but we are unified together through our commitment to ourĀ Creed and Values.

Find Your Chapter

We have chapters at colleges and universities across the United States andĀ  Canada. Find us on your campus today, or learn more about starting your own chapter.

Creed & Values

At Pi Lambda Phi, our Creed lays the foundation for the belief that unifies our brotherhood: that all are created equal.


In 1895 at Yale University, three men were denied the right of admission into college fraternities because of their religious and racial backgrounds. Pi Lambda Phi, a non-sectarian fraternity, rose out of this experience.