Pikes are proud of our tradition of cultivating scholars, leaders, athletes, and gentlemen. We believe that a well rounded man must be capable and effective and in each of these categories and excel in more than one. When we say excel, we don’t just mean to be good, we mean to be among the very best, the elite, and not just at Florida State University.
Perhaps the most telling story of our success as athletes is the number of varsity athletes our chapter has inititated and calls brothers. While our intrmaural success is phenomenal, those achievements are equaled by the magnitude and success the the varsity athletes who are not just brothers, but men who are actively involved in our chapter, many serving as President, and even more who loved our frathernity so much, they sent their sons to be brothers years down the road.
Our story is never over, but in January 2017, our historian and leader Charlie Barnes wrote this formidiable tribute to our student athletes. It shall be updated periodically.
Click Here to read Charlie Barnes’ story about Delta Lambda Varsity Pikes 1947-2016
Chapter Founder Initiated at Florida in 1944, MacLean transferred to FSU and founded Delta Lambda Chapter. He also caught the first pass in Seminole football history, October 18, 1947. In 2014 he contributed that football to Delta Lambda; it is displayed in the sealed trophy case in the Pike House.