On February 25, 1981, Mr. Craig Ishigo and a group of eighteen dedicated men founded Lambda Phi Epsilon here at UCLA.
Dissatisfied with the state of the Asian-Greek system, the founders led the way by inspiring Brotherhood within Lambda Phi Epsilon,
which is now the largest Asian-American interest fraternity in the country.
Since its founding, Lambda Phi Epsilon has spread like wildfire to schools around the nation.
The encompassing motto of our fraternity is "To Be Leaders Among Men."
We not only seek to bring together a diverse group of men who share
interests, concerns, backgrounds and cultures, but those who show the confidence of a leader.Grounded on the principles of wisdom, honor,
and courage, our actives continue to teach young men the principles of leadership and strong moral character. It is that unique life-long bond that makes Lambda Phi Epsilon
the most respected and sought-after organization of its kind.
A3M Bone Marrow Drive
In 1996, Evan Chen, a brother from Stanford University, was diagnosed with leukemia.
All of the chapters of Lambda Phi Epsilon worked together to find a compatible match for a
bone marrow transfusion, a procedure that is possibly life-saving. Eventually, through the
efforts of the fraternity, family, and friends, a match was found, but Evan unfortunately
passed away before the surgery could be performed.
Through these circumstances,
Lambda Phi Epsilon now works with the Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M) foundation for
our national philanthropy. We continuously strive to help promote awareness for leukemia and
other blood-related disorders as well as encouraging those of Asian descent to register for
the bone marrow registry. Asians only make up a very small minority of registered possible bone
marrow donors. As a result, those patients in need of a transplant simply cannot find one, as
finding a match is highly selective in ethnic descent. We believe it is our duty to spread information
on this live-saving action and encourage everyone to register. More information can be found at the
A3M website.Our chapters holds bone marrow registry drives on campus several times annually and urges
the UCLA student body to register and possibly save a life.