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Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity
Michigan Beta Alpha Chapter
Pi Lambda Phi at Grand Valley
The Michigan Beta Alpha chapter of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity began colonization at Grand Valley State University in Fall 2020. 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. Pi Lambda Phi is nationally partnered with The Elimination of Prejudice and strives to create long lasting community change. In order to achieve this goal Pilams aim to create appropriate conditions for sensitive conversations and experiences that widen perspectives.
That all men are created free and equal.
That no society of men can flourish unless members of that society are endowed with the opportunities and privileges of freedom.
That freedom implies the elimination of prejudice. That the elimination of prejudice means a better understanding ‘twixt men.
That it is incumbent upon me to fight for such freedom, even with my life.
That it is incumbent upon me, in my personal life, to be devoted to the highest standards of honesty and justice.
That because my country is dedicated to the highest standards of freedom and justice for all men of all creeds, I hereby pledge allegiance to my country, and to its national symbol.
Nickname: Pilam or Pilam's
Motto: Nostros Amemus; Not Four Years But a Lifetime
Colors: Purple & Gold
Flower: Woodbine/Common Honeysuckle
Founded Nationally: March 21st, 1895 at Yale University
Founded at GVSU: March 2020
National Philanthropy: The Elimination of Prejudice
Local Philanthropy: The Store House
National Publication: The Frater
Principles/Values: Scholarship, Character, Leadership, Commitment, Finance, Equality
More about Pi Lambda Phi
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 our Creed and Values.