Who We Are

We are the world’s largest Asian interest fraternity

Founded on 1981, Lambda Phi Epsilon’s vision is to become the preeminent international Asian interest fraternal organization,
providing outstanding leadership, philanthropy, and advocacy in the community.

Stable for
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Our Chapters

  • Active Chapters

  • Associate Chapters

  • Α – University of California, Los Angeles
    Β – University of California, Davis
    Γ – University of California, Santa Barbara
    Δ – University of California, Berkeley
    Ε – University of California, Irvine
    Ζ – University of Texas, Austin
    Η – University of California, Riverside
    Θ – Stanford University
    Ι – University of California, San Diego
    Κ – University of California, Santa Cruz
    Μ – California State University, Sacramento
    Ν – State University of New York, Buffalo
    Ξ – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Ο – San Francisco State University
    Π – University of Houston
    Ρ – San Jose State University
    Σ – University of Pennsylvania
    Τ – Pennsylvania State University
    Υ – The Johns Hopkins University
    Φ – Cal. Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
    Χ – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Ψ – University of Chicago
  • ΑΑ – State University of New York, Binghamton
    ΑΒ – New York University
    ΑΓ – Baylor University
    ΑΔ – St. John’s University
    ΑΕ – State University of New York, Stony Brook
    ΑΖ – University of Washington
    ΑΗ – Northwestern University
    ΑΘ – Rutgers University
    ΑΙ – Purdue University
    ΑΚ – Cornell University
    ΑΜ – Carnegie Mellon University
    ΑΝ – City University of New York, Baruch
    ΑΞ – University of Toronto
    ΑΟ – University of Texas, Dallas
    ΑΠ – Boston University
    ΑΡ – Columbia University
    ΑΣ – Virginia Commonwealth University
    ΑT – University of Virginia
    ΑY – University of Massachusetts Amherst
    ΑΦ – University of Oklahoma
  • University of Georgia
    University of Kansas
    Duke University
    Northeastern University
    Michigan State University
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Florida State University
    University of Maryland, College Park
    McMaster University
    James Madison University
    Washington State University
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    University of Texas, Arlington
    Northern Arizona University
    Syracuse University
    DePaul University

Our History

On February 25th 1981, Master Craig Ishigo and 18 other founding members
established Lambda Phi Epsilon at University of California at Los Angeles with the purpose of setting new and higher standards of excellence for young college men. Over the next few decades, Lambda Phi Epsilon established chapters at universities in many U.S. states including Texas, Michigan, Florida, Washington, New York.

After over 35 years, Lambda Phi Epsilon now has more than 60 chapters in 19 states.
Today, the fraternity still takes an active role in promoting the values of brotherhood, social networking, academic excellence and philanthropy within the community.


University of Toronto

On December 5th 2004, Lambda Phi Epsilon expanded into Canada with its first Canadian chapter at the University of Toronto. Now an active chapter, Alpha Xi Chapter – University of Toronto is the first international chapter of Lambda Phi Epsilon.

Fraternal Accomplishments

  • Exceeded 100+ members
  • Developed notable alumni
  • Established campus presence


Our mission is to promote Lambda Phi Epsilon and its brothers by:
  • Developing active members to become leaders through training and hands-on experiences, to advance personal growth, and to achieve academic excellence.
  • Perpetuating leadership of our alumni members in the community, creating opportunities, and encouraging the spirit of fellowship.
  • Promoting positive Asian awareness and providing the highest level of philanthropy in the community.


Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.John F. Kennedy
Enlighten you with values school can’t teach

Four Pillars


Our fraternity understands the ultimate goal of attending university is to learn and advance one’s knowledge. Performing well in academics is a stepping stone towards a brighter future. We uphold academics as one of our four pillars because we want all our brothers to continue to be leaders even after they leave campus.

Since most of our new members are undergraduate students, the brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon understand the hardships of balancing school and Greek life. We take extra effort in making sure the new members are staying on top of their school work.


We strive to establish a brotherhood by bringing together a diverse group of individuals; who share common interests, concerns, backgrounds, and cultures. Through becoming a brother of Lambda Phi Epsilon, bonds are formed that will give a sense of belonging amongst a family of Lambdas.

Our fraternity holds monthly brotherhood events like indoor and outdoor sports, retreats, social events, brotherhood nights, and much more. In addition, we offer a Big Brother Program, through which an older Brother of the fraternity will mentor and guide the younger brother through life and their undergraduate studies.


Brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon are constantly involved in volunteering for worthy causes. We pride ourselves on our commitment to community service. It is important for us to make the effort towards the betterment of our community.

Through participating in philanthropy events, we believe it not only helps those in need, but also serves as a character building experience to becoming “leaders among men”. We hold philanthropy events both on campus and also off campus with non-profit organizations around Toronto.


Our fraternity provides an opportunity to reach a much wider social circle that spans beyond the confines of campus. Each Lambda has access to a wide network that spans the globe which can serve as a powerful tool in planning one’s future.

Lambda Phi Epsilon also hosts nationwide meetings that allow for brothers from across the country to converge. These meetings, such as the annual convention, are a way for brothers to meet new friends from places that otherwise they would never have the opportunity to go.


Why Lambda Phi Epsilon?

Lambda Phi Epsilon is an organization that will challenge every aspect of your college life. The road to becoming a brother of Lambda Phi Epsilon is not easy as it requires drive and dedication towards achieving the organization’s various goals, but the rewards are well worth it. New members enter into a brotherhood that is rich in tradition and strong in its bonds while learning how to become a leader in their schools, their communities, and the real world. It takes a certain type of man to become a Lambda – someone who wants to become a leader among men.

Perhaps that’s you!

Many brothers have said that the reason they rushed Lambda Phi Epsilon was because they could see and feel a sense of brotherhood among the existing members that they could not find elsewhere. However, the brotherhood extends far beyond the reach of a single school. With chapters across the country, brothers have a chance to network with others from all over, bringing with it many new opportunities and friendships. However, it does not stop after active life. Numerous alumni associations exist all across the country, bringing both newly graduated brothers and those with more experience in the real world to continue their contribution to society.

Lambda Phi Epsilon not only seeks to bring together a diverse group of men who share common interests, concerns, backgrounds, and cultures, but those who show the confidence of a leader. This leadership is pivotal in achieving the goals of the fraternity, which include servicing the community through various philanthropies, increasing Asian awareness, promoting academic scholarship, and strengthening the Asian American voice in the community. Each brother has a vital role in making these goals attainable, and the principles that they learn are passed down to new members in hopes that they will become the next generation of leaders among men.

How Do I Join?

At the start of every semester, Lambda Phi Epsilon holds RUSH WEEK. It is a week of free events that are meant to be both educational and fun. Attending rush week is the easiest way for prospective members to get to know the fraternity and its brothers. Keep in mind that rush is completely non-obligatory and does not commit anyone to doing anything, so enjoy learning about what we have to offer and make some new friends along the way.


Executive Board

President of Lambda Phi Epsilon · Alpha Xi Chapter

Derek “Recon” Zhang
at Scarborough Campus


Internal Vice President
Kenny “Admiral” Bui
at St. George Campus


External Vice President
Bill “F.A.M.E.” Cao
at St. George Campus


Charlie “Spartacus” Yang
at St. George Campus


Jason “A.Z.” Hsi
at Scarborough Campus


Alumni Chair
Jackie “Iceman” Wang

Brotherhood Chair
Calvin “Northstar” Chen

Fundraiser Chair
Bill “F.A.M.E” Cao

Owen “Bishop” Yu

Philanthropy Chair
Hongyu “Prime” Luo

Kenny “Admiral” Bui

Jason “A.Z.” Hsi

Frequently Asked Questions

Rush is a period at the beginning of the school semester when anyone interested in Greek life can attend events set up by a local chapter to meet its members and learn more about their organization. Rush usually lasts about 1-2 weeks, with events held that showcase various aspects of the fraternity.

No, there is no obligation for you to take action after rush has concluded. Rush is simply an opportunity for you to introduce yourself and become more familiar with the fraternity and the brothers.

While you are encouraged to learn more about the Greek system, we want you to remember why you are at school in the first place. Lambda Phi Epsilon’s first and foremost purpose is to promote academic achievement and this priority is stressed even to prospective members. Like any worthwhile undertaking, joining a fraternity will most likely require some time and effort. Managing school and joining a fraternity is definitely possible, though, and part of becoming a Lambda is learning how to handle these challenges and become a responsible, well-rounded individual. The active members of the fraternity are students as well, and they will be committed to ensuring your academic success. Be sure to find the right balance to have a rewarding college life both academically and socially.

If you are serious about joining Lambda Phi Epsilon, you are highly encouraged to attend all rush events from beginning to end. Rush is designed to give interested individuals a glimpse into real fraternity life, so the more you experience and see for yourself, the better idea you will have of whether the fraternity is something you want to be a part of.

Upon attending rush, if you feel that Lambda Phi Epsilon may be a good fit for you, you can inquire further about the “bidding” process which usually includes a formal interview, followed by an invitation to pledge the fraternity.

No, you do not.
Lambda Phi Epsilon is an Asian interest fraternity that focuses on the promotion of Asian American awareness, but members of every ethnicity, race, religion, and creed are accepted.

Convinced to join?

Let us proceed to the next step and experience the brotherhood.