Meet Phi Lambda Phi Sorority
Portions contributed by Dianne Mulqueen Sullivan, President 1963
Phi Lambda Phi Sorority was founded in May of 1959 and is a local sorority recognized by the State University of New York College at Oswego. The sorority was originally located on 54 West Fifth Street, in the Franklin Square Historic District of Oswego, 2 blocks from the shores of Lake Ontario. In recent years, the house was purchased by private owners and beautifully restored to its former glory. SUNY Oswego was founded as a teacher’s college, and celebrated its centennial in 1961. Oswego is known as “the friendly campus on the lake.”
The Professors of SUNY Oswego are known for their encouragement of academic excellence, independent thinking, and leadership in their students.
Phi Lambda Phi sorority was formed during a time of progressive social development on campus. There was an emerging Civil Rights movement and SUNY Oswego embarked on a campaign to encourage women into leadership roles. Phi Lambda Phi sorority embraced these social changes, encouraging diversity and empowerment among its members.
“Phi Lamb” has 29 active members and 1000+ alumnae. The sorority is a non-profit social organization dedicated to the achievement of lifetime friendships, appreciation of diversity, and personal & professional development.
The sisters of Phi Lambda Phi would like to thank you for visiting our site.
Phi Lambda Phi sorority was founded in 1959 by a group of 24 free-thinking young women commonly referred to as the pearls. It was a time of progressive social development on campus. There was an emerging civil rights movement, and SUNY Oswego embarked on a campaign to encourage women into leadership roles. Throughout its history Phi Lambda Phi sorority has embraced these social changes, encouraging diversity and empowerment among its members. Phi Lamb has always been known for the individuality and uniqueness of its members, and its acceptance of all women regardless of religion, race or lifestyle.
As a local sorority Phi Lamb was able to maintain strong traditions while embracing autonomy about what is important and relevant to its sisterhood. While the sorority has evolved throughout the years to reflect changing times, it has always remained dedicated to the achievement of lifetime friendships, appreciation of diversity, and the personal and professional development of its members. Phi lamb sisters provide personal and academic support to each other and make positive contributions to the campus and community. Most of all, Phi Lamb sisters know how to have fun and create lasting memories together.
Sisterhood does not end at graduation. Phi Lambda Phi has an involved alumnae association with more than 1000 members. The alumnae support the active sisters as coaches and mentors and provide networking assistance and professional career development after college. Phi Lambda Phi alumnae association funds an annual scholarship for an active member who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the traditions of sorority.
Sisterhood is forever, and the bonds of sisterhood are strengthened and new friendships are formed as alumnae across six decades participate in frequent reunions to celebrate their everlasting Love in Phi Lambda Phi.