About Us

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. Today, Pilam chapters at colleges and universities in 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 and the skills learned through the process help Pilam men succeed in their post-graduate endeavors.

The CA Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Pi Lambda Phi was founded at University of California, Merced in 2016. Despite being so new, it has already chartered to become an official chapter, and gone on to win several awards, particularly for its dedication to eliminating prejudice. Pi Lambda Phi is always looking for its next class of Gentlemen, so feel free to contact us for more information on joining!