Tau Chapter of Lambda Phi Epsilon Closed through Spring 2023

Fraternity Statement

Tau Chapter of Lambda Phi Epsilon Closed through Spring 2023

Philadelphia, PA—The Board of Directors voted on May 31, 2019 to withdraw the charter of the Tau Chapter at Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania. Following the appeals process, the sanction was finalized on June 17, 2019. This action was taken following a joint university/fraternity investigation that uncovered compelling evidence that hazing was being practiced during the new member education process. Tau Chapter will remain closed until no earlier than May 15, 2023.

Withdrawal of charter means that the chapter may no longer operate in any way, and is no longer recognized by the international organization.

The International Board is committed to confronting the issue of hazing and ensuring that Lambda Phi Epsilon is a place where men can learn, grow, and be challenged in the pursuit of their noble purpose. Hazing has no place in that pursuit.

We appreciate the spirit of partnership and collaboration with which the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Office of Student Conduct at Penn State approached this situation. We look forward to working with the university to facilitate the return of Lambda Phi Epsilon to campus in the future.


Lambda Phi Epsilon Contact
James Gaffney
Executive Director
Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc.

About Lambda Phi Epsilon
Founded in 1981 at the University of California at Los Angeles, Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. has grown to become the world’s largest Asian-interest fraternity. Lambda Phi Epsilon (ΛΦΕ, also known as LFE) aims to guide men on a lifelong discovery of authenticity and personal growth. To learn more, visit https://lambdaphiepsilon.com.

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