Parent Resources

What are the benefits of joining a fraternity?

Joining a fraternity is a life-changing decision. Pi Lambda Phi is here to develop young men into the future leaders of tomorrow through education, brotherhood, civic engagement, and philanthropic service.

Will my son be hazed?

Pi Lambda Phi has a zero-tolerance policy regarding hazing of any sort. Our members’ health and welfare are considered our first priority. If at any time we are alerted to members being put in unsafe situations, we immediately act to correct and prevent any further unsafe behavior. We recommend all parents review the Risk Management Policy. If you hear of your son participating in activities that are counter to the aforementioned guidelines, please let our headquarters staff know immediately by calling (203) 740-1044 or emailing

How much does it cost?

Like most clubs and organizations, there is a cost associated with being a member of Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity. Because we understand college students have limited funds available, Pilam has worked hard to keep our prices as affordable as possible.

How will joining affect his grades?

Academic achievement and earning a degree is the paramount reason students attend college. Pi Lambda Phi believes it is our role to enhance and support our members’ collegiate experience. Your son’s success in the classroom is one of our primary goals. We provide numerous resources for our members, including presentations from professional staff members and online resources.

Does he have to live in a chapter house?

The answer to this question truly depends on the chapter. Some Pilam chapters do have a chapter facility, while others do not. Please have your son contact the head of housing for his local chapter to have all questions answered.