Are you interested in becoming a Brother of Sigma Lambda Beta (SLB) International Fraternity, but we are not established on your campus? No problem! Learn about our expansion procedure to establish SLB at your school.
Since April 4th, 1986, our Fraternity has grown from a single chapter at University of Iowa to a boasting 100 collegiate entities that stretch across 29 states from California to New York, Florida to Washington and even the shores of Puerto Rico! This growth can be attributed to the efforts of collegiate men who believe in the ideals for which Sigma Lambda Beta stands, and the programs it promotes. The fraternity exist to establish a family away from home that exists to foster academic excellence, leadership, and the dissemination of the rich culture we all share. SLB’s philosophy is best summarized by its motto: “Opportunity for Wisdom. Wisdom for Culture.” As an organization, members work diligently to ensure that they continue to move in a direction that will impact communities; no matter how big or small. Though the fraternity welcomes others to join in its mission, SLB demands that those committing to the expansion of the organization be ready to exert the energy, planning, time and motivation that is necessary to properly build a solid foundation required for the success of our collegiate entities. The rewards are well worth the effort. As a general rule, we require the following:
- A group of at least eight (8) committed men who share the same ideals of Sigma Lambda Beta, and are interested in bringing Sigma Lambda Beta to their campus;
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 per interested man;
- Thorough knowledge of the expansion policies and guidelines pertinent to your campus and the appropriate governing council at your campus;
- An initial working relationship with the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, or similar office to express your interest in proceeding with expansion;
- Complete a Petition for Colony Status.
The Expansion Process can differ from one institution to the next. To begin your expansion process:
- Contact Us to let us know you’re interested in Expansion
- Review our Expansion Packet (below).
Thank you for your interest in Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity!