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. All of this is offered to undergraduate members in an environment free from hazing and drug & alcohol abuse.
The Indiana - Epsilon Iota Colony of Pi Lambda Phi was founded in the Spring of 2017. The men of Purdue Pilam work tirelessly to make their communities better places. The brothers' average GPA is in the top ten for all fraternities on campus and the Colony is the most diverse fraternity at Purdue. Purdue Pilams are dedicated to making Purdue a place free of prejudice.