Pi Lambda Phi’s Philanthropy is the Elimination of Prejudice (EOP). The mission of the EOP is to create long-lasting community change by addressing the underlying differences between people. Our mission is to set the conditions for sensitive societal conversations to take place. By setting the conditions for people to talk about sensitive issues, the EOP advocates a better understanding between people. The EOP is seen in The Creed of Pi Lambda Phi:
That all men are created free and equal.
That no society of men can flourish unless the members of that society are endowed with the opportunities and privileges of freedom.
That freedom implies the elimination of prejudice.
That the elimination of prejudice means a better understanding ‘twixt men.
That it is incumbent upon me to fight for such freedom, even with my life.
That it is incumbent upon me, in my personal life, to be devoted to the highest standards or honesty and justice.
That because my country is dedicated to the highest standards of freedom and justice for all men of all creeds, I hereby pledge my allegiance to my country and to its national symbol.
While the concept of eliminating prejudice is a lofty goal that seems unattainable, it is one that has been part of Pi Lambda Phi since its beginning in 1895. While prejudice may never be fully eliminated, the EOP and Pi Lambda Phi hope that by discussing these sensitive topics that awareness of prejudice can be raised and that people can make a conscious attempt to remove prejudices from their lives.