Alpha Lambda Chapter

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Alpha Lambda, Fall 2011.


Alpha Lambda Chapter (Founded 2 December 1990) is located at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The chapter was founded by Sigma alumnus Gregory Armstrong and is a member of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Region.

Chapter History

Founding

Alpha Lambda Chapter was founded in 1990 after Sigma (Millersville University) Chapter Alumnus Gregory Armstrong began attending Temple University's law school. Greg was impressed with the Millersville Chapter and wanted Temple to have a chapter as well. Through much hard work, Greg persuaded the National Office to establish the Temple Chapter.

National chapter representatives came to Temple on November 18, 1990 to introduce students to Phi Sigma Pi. Over 150 students attended this first meeting. Soon after, on December 2, 1990, the first charter class of the Alpha Lambda chapter of Phi Sigma Pi was inducted.

Region Consultant visits Alpha Lambda, Fall 2011.

Early Years

The Active Chapter

The current Alpha Lambda Chapter has 60-70 Active Members, led by the Executive Board. The Executive Board is elected to calendar year terms and is made up of the President, Vice President, Recording Secretary (non-voting member), Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Parliamentarian, Initiate Advisor, Co-Initiate Chair (non-voting member), Brother-at-Large (non-voting member), and Assistant Brother-at-Large (non-voting member). The chapter's standing committees include the Fundraising Committee, Public Relations Committee, Sevice Committee, Scholarship Committee, and Social Committee.

Current Executive Board

Fall 2017 Committee Chairs

Alpha Lambda Founder's Day Banquet, 2003.

Past Chapter Presidents

Initiate Classes

Main Article: List of Alpha Lambda Chapter Initiate Classes

Past Chapter Officers

The Alpha Lambda Chapter elects chapter officers on a calendar year basis.

Past Committee Chairs

Each semester a Brother volunteers to serve as a Committee Chair.

Families

There are currently seven active families in the Alpha Lambda Chapter:


Past Families:

Chapter Events & Activities

Founder's Weekend

Alpha Lambda celebrates the Chapter's founding with a full weekend of themed activities including an alumni picnic and semi-formal banquet.

Brotherhood Games

This is the major interchapter event held each year by the Alpha Lambda chapter. It is usually held in a gym on Temple University's campus.

Philly Cup - Soccer Tournament

Alpha Lambda teams during the 2011 Philly Cup Tournament.

Philly Cup is an annual soccer tournament to raise money for Autism Speaks. For the past three years, Alpha Lambda has jointly hosted the Philly Cup with the Gamma Xi Chapter (Drexel University). Several chapters from the East Coast have attended the event which has included the soccer tournament, pumpkin painting, information session on Autism, and a party at a local bowling alley.

Notable Alumni

Founding Member
Distinguished Service Key 1995
Chapter Service Key 1997
Distinguished Service Key 1997
Vice President of Chapter Development (1998-2002)
Chapter Service Key 2003
Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award 2013
Richard Cecil Todd & Clauda Pennock Todd Tripod Scholarship (2005)
Vice President of Chapter Development (2005-2008)
Senior Vice President (2012- )
Honorary Member
Honorary Member
Vice President of Alumni Development (2004-2007)
National President (2007-2014)
Honorary Member
Gregory Armstrong presenting an award to Alpha Lambda, 2003.

Chapter Honors and Awards

National Awards

University Awards

  • 2017 Student Organization of the Year by Temple Student Activities at Temple University

Other Awards

  • Champion of Alpha Lambda & Gamma Xi's Philly Cup 2008, 2010
  • Champion of Alpha Epsilon's Turkey Bowl 2008
  • Runner-up at Philly Cup 2006, 2007, 2011
  • Runner-up at Delta Chi's Kickball 2009
  • 3rd place at Alpha Beta's Volleyball Tournament 1999
  • 2nd Place at Alpha Lambda's Brotherhood Games 1993

Further Resources

In the News