"I joined Lambdas to meet people with a similar background and to get involved with the Asian community at OSU. Growing up I had very few chances to meet people like me, and now Lambdas is giving me that opportunity."
"I didn’t realize what I was getting myself into, but it was a life-changing experience. I chose to charter LPhiE because I want to see more diversity across our campus. I want to create an opportunity for individuals to be recognized and have a voice within the community."
"As someone who grew up in a very diverse environment, coming to OSU was a bit of a culture shock for me. In regards to the asian community here specifically, it has always been a small niche on campus. I firmly believe that by founding Lambda Phi Epsilon, we have created a lasting impact and legacy towards creating a more equitable future for Asian-Americans at OSU. "
"Since joining Lambdas, I have been able to continue to develop my leadership skills. Being Vice President External for Lambdas, I have been given the opportunity to continue developing my leadership skills that I can apply to my daily life and as the Vice President for Vietnamese American Student Association. In addition, I have been given the opportunity to meet some amazing brothers through this organization and I hope to befriend more brothers. a litto."
"As a Freshman, I joined because I wanted to meet more people and make connections but as time went by I realized I wanted to do so much more. After seeing how scarce the diversity of Asians at OSU was, I wanted to create a safe space for minorities on campus where they can feel like they can really be themselves. By joining Lambdas, my brothers and I have the opportunity to really make an impact on campus."
"New to MGC and greek life in general, my perspective of Fraternities and Sororities was minimal and understated. However, I was grateful to have a class full of involved students within the Asian community at OSU, resulting in being exposed to the NOVA interest group. As the last recruited members of the chartering class, I joined spontaneously as I saw their drive, vision, and determination to charter the FIRST Asian-Interest Fraternity on the OSU campus. Most importantly, these young men were the most inclusive, open-minded, and hospitable people when I officially joined with doubts and fear; they helped reassure our entire time together - and that is what our brotherhood consists of. "
"I didn’t think I was going to be joining a fraternity when I got to college, let alone founding a new chapter of Lambdas at OSU. Before getting involved with Lambdas, I really hadn’t tried to do anything for my campus and never really pushed myself to go outside of my comfort zone. I wanted to get out of my shell and force myself into situations that I would typically find uncomfortable in order to grow. When I met my brothers, I became heavily invested in starting the first Asian-based fraternity at OSU and was inspired by how much hard work and dedication everyone was willing to put in to make this happen."
"Chartering the first Asian-interest fraternity at Oklahoma State was definitely not one of my original goals going into college. Only when I truly realized how much change that my brothers and I could make on campus was when I decided that I was dedicated to the chartering of Lambdas. Once I was set in my goals and mindset, I was ready to take it all on and stand up and work for what I believe in in order to make that change."
"Coming into Oklahoma State University, I knew the representation for Asians on campus was lacking. I did my best to encourage growth in the community through leadership positions with many organizations on campus. We accomplished a lot in bringing these clubs to life, but one thing missing was the creation of a brotherhood, a safe space, and a permanent mark on campus for Asian representation. I believe chartering Lambdas is the beginning to diversify OSU and be a gateway to numerous opportunities for the community to grow and excel. "
"Coming from a place before college where the asian demographic was very prominent, I could clearly see the lack of asian diversity at OSU, even after being involved with the asian community on campus. On top of this, I wished to foster leadership amongst the asian community and reinvent the way we interact with other minorities alike. Together, we set a goal to cultivate leadership, increase asian awareness, and pave the way for the future of a welcoming brotherhood."
"I feel as though things lined up, I’m a firm believer that things happen for a reason. I was a week away from joining the fire academy in OKC, but I decided to go to college and do something that’s not common where I come from. Coming in, I had no intent to join a fraternity, it didn’t really appeal to me. Things changed as I started to get to know the guys, their goals and ambitions. 11 amazing trailblazers that had no means of stopping. I knew this was right for me, everything I wanted to achieve, I knew this would help me get there. I’m grateful and blessed to be apart of something bigger than myself, and the best brotherhood."
"I really wasn’t expecting to join a fraternity at all prior to starting the year so this was pretty surprising for both me and those who know me. But so far I’d say that this is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I’ve met a ton of new people that I can really vibe with which I probably wouldn’t have met if I hadn’t joined and I’ve been able to find out more about myself since joining."
"Initially, I just had the intents of meeting new Asians because I never knew many growing up. Next thing I know, I’m getting to know the Lambdas and what they stand for, which inspired me to strive to join them"