Lambda Phi Epsilon - Columbia University - Established April 17


Lambda Phi Epsilon seeks well-rounded individuals with the potential to be future leaders not only at Columbia University, but also in the larger community. Lambda Phi Epsilon attracts open-minded, dedicated members, each bringing a multitude of diverse perspectives and unique experiences to create a collective organization. For more information about our Spring 2017 Rush, contact our rush chairs!

What is Rush?

Rush is a structured two week period when our organization actively seeks potential future members. It is an opportunity to meet the Brothers of the fraternity and learn about our fraternity's morals and objectives. During this period, all events hosted by Lambda Phi Epsilon are open to anyone who is interested in joining our Brotherhood.

What do Lambdas do after graduation?

Alumni of Lambda Phi Epsilon pursue a variety of career options; examples include starting their own record company to pursuing a M.D. at Harvard Medical School. The myriad of occupational fields are just as diverse as the Brothers themselves. Recent alumni have accepted offers to work at places including Merrill Lynch Investment Banking, Credit Suisse, Citigroup Fixed Income, RBC Capital Markets, Accenture Consulting, Def Jam Records, and GoldPocket Interactive. Others are studying at Harvard Medical School, Stanford Business School, NYU Law School, Columbia Business School, Penn State College of Medicine, and research at Rutgers University. We consider our alumni to be very successful in whatever area they have chosen to pursue.

We pride ourselves in the fact that our alumni continue to keep close contact with the active house. Their greatest contribution is that they act as our mentors, assisting younger Brothers in their academic and career pursuits, such as, the internship search process or applying to graduate schools.

Will I have time to pursue activities other than Lambda Phi Epsilon?

We find that our members sincerely enjoy spending time with one another to create a family away from home on campus. However, with that said, it does not deter our brothers from joining multiple clubs and organizations in nearly all aspects of the university. Our Brothers strive and continue to be active members in the Columbia community. Our Brothers have consistently held executive board positions on campus organizations such as: Columbia College Student Council (CCSC), Columbia Engineering Student Council (ESC), Asian American Alliance (AAA), Chinese Student Club (CSC), Korean Students Association (KSA), Taiwanese American Students Association (TASA), Columbia Economics Society, University Housing Committee, New Student Orientation Program, Biomedical Society, Activities Board at Columbia (ABC), American Medical Students Association (AMSA), Columbia China Law and Business Association (CCLBA)--the list is endless.

Some of our brothers also maintain part-time jobs during the school year whether it be a work study job on campus or interning at a financial services company downtown.

Are all Lambdas Asian?

We like to clearly state and emphasize that we are an Asian interest fraternity, meaning that we are not exclusive to only Asians. We are proud to say that we have had Brothers from all types of socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnicities. Moreover, there are brothers in other chapters of Lambda Phi Epsilon all over the nation who are not Asian as well. Our events are geared toward promoting Asian American awareness to the Columbia community. In addition, we support and participate in many university wide events hosted on campus with other organizations as well. Our events and activities in the past year have included Dim Sum Night, LambdAAA Express, Pushups for Pennies, Morningside Park cleanup, and more.