Lambda Phi Epsilon is strongly committed to community service, which is a natural consequence of our ethnic focus. In 1995, a Stanford brother Evan Chen was diagnosed with leukemia. The fraternity along with Evan’s friends organized a joint effort to find a bone marrow match for Evan. What resulted was the largest bone marrow drive in the history of the National Marrow Donor Program and AADP (Asian American Donor Program). In a matter of days, over 2000 people were typed. A match was eventually found for Evan, unfortunately by that time the disease had taken its toll on him and he passed away in 1996. Evan’s struggles taught us much about the true meaning of brotherhood and sacrifice, and his memories live on with us today. In his memory, every semester, we host the AADP Bone Marrow Drive on Ho Plaza in what has also become the national philanthropy of Lambda Phi Epsilon.
In addition to our contributions to AADP, members of Cornell Lambda Phi Epsilon are very active in other parts the community at Cornell. The Fraternity has participated in countless other projects including: cleaning our portion of Route 13 for Adopt-a-Highway, volunteering at Ithaca High School, March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity, Halloween at Southside, Ithaca Children's Garden, Day of Demeter, Fishes and Loaves Soup Kitchen, and Cammy Lee Leukemia Foundation.