The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Associate Chapter



UNC Lambda Phi Epsilon is a Greek Alliance Council and University recognized Asian-interest fraternity at UNC. Coming from various cultural backgrounds, we are a diverse group of young men dedicated to increasing public awareness about modern Asian issues through philanthropic activities. By providing more options for involvement, UNC Lambdas work to make a strong impact on the Asian community and expand our outreach on campus as well as the Triangle area. We hope to develop young men into future leaders while making a positive and lasting impact on society. We are passionate. We are committed. We are Lambdas, leaders among men.


Lambda Phi Epsilon was founded on February 25, 1981 by a group of nineteen dedicated men led by principal founder Mr. Craig Ishigo. Hoping to transcend the traditional boundaries of national origins, the founders aimed to create an organization that would set new standards of excellence within the Asian American community, develop leaders within each of the member’s respective community, and bridge the gaps between those communities. While the initial charter was comprised of Asian Pacific Americans, the brotherhood was open to all who were interested in supporting these goals. Mr. Craig Ishigo and Mr. Darryl L. Mu signed the charter as President and Vice President, respectively.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Associate Chapter of Lambda Phi Epsilon was founded on March 31st, 2013.

Core Values

Authenticity: willingness to show our true selves to the world, despite the pressures and expectations that are placed on us by society.

Courageous Leadership: acting with integrity, especially in times of adversity, in the pursuit of a more humane and just world.

Cultural Heritage: ever changing values, ideas, and experiences of a people, transcending generations.

Love: care and respect for ourselves, our brothers, and our world.

Wisdom: pursuit of understanding and its positive application towards our lives and the world.