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ΛΘA – Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.
Founded December, 1975
Kean College
Type Academic
Scope National
Motto Unity, Love and Respect
Colors Burgundy and Grey
Symbol La Dama (lady) , La Perla (pearl) , La Concha (shell) , La Luna (moon), y La Palma
Flower none
Chapters Undergraduate Chapters: 81, Graduate Chapters: 5, Alumni Chapters:10
Headquarters
, , USA
Homepage www.lambdalady.org

Contents

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A Tradition of Excellence

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. is the first Latina-based sorority in existence, as well as the largest. The organization was founded in December 1975 at Kean University in Union, New Jersey by seventeen Founding Mothers. Since its founding, Lambda Theta Alpha has grown to over 100 chapters nationwide.


As the 2001, 2002, and 2004 winner of Organization of the Year from the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Lambda Theta Alpha has set the standard for Greek excellence, and its establishment is particularly significant in that it paved the way for the entire Latino and Multicultural Greek movement of the past three decades. It has led the way in community involvement, academic excellence, and, of course, a sisterhood like no other. Sisters of Lambda Theta Alpha across the country are proud of this legacy, and consistently strive to uphold the integrity of their ever-growing, trendsetting sisterhood well into the future. The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) is an umbrella council for 23 Latino Greek Letter Organizations established in 1998. ...


Mission

The purpose of Lambda Theta Alpha is to provide a sisterhood based on Unity, Love and Respect. To develop strong values that will then provide and practice political, social and cultural activities on anyone. To promote Latino Unity through charitable and educational programs. To maintain a high standard of learning and serve as a voice for all Latino students.


Quick Facts

History

Founding Mothers

  • Ileana Almaguer
  • Cecilia Alvarez
  • Carmen Baez
  • Karen Capra
  • Doris Cruz
  • Arlene Fernandez
  • Eneida Figueroa
  • Maria Gautier
  • Teresa Gonzalez
  • Dr.Thomasa Gonzalez
  • Diana Ibarria
  • Lilian Marrero
  • Ofelia Oviedo
  • Linda Perez
  • Aurora "Dory" Rodriguez
  • Maria del Carmen Vega
  • Marilyn Wyatt

Our Sisterhood is for Life

Sisters of Lambda Theta Alpha do not end their involvement after graduation. In fact, the organization's Alumnae and Graduate sisters are its foundation, and sisters remain active well into their professional and post-graduate lives. Sisters of Lambda Theta Alpha are graduate students, mothers, professionals, travelers, and much more, and they bring their experiences as alumnae back to the sisterhood.


Sisters of LTA are an active part of their organization well past their undergraduate years, and can always look to the sisterhood for support, no matter where or how long ago they attended college. This far-reaching support network serves to connect sisters for career advancement, furthering their education, continuing community involvement, and any other needs sisters have. Lambda Theta Alpha sisters of all ages and academic levels enjoy a home away from home with all their sisters across the country, and know that that network of support will be there for them for life.


Lambda Theta Alpha Alumnae sisters participate on many levels. They participate in Alumnae and Graduate Chapters, as part of the Area or National Board, and as members of the Alumnae Association. All of the alumnae sisters that comprise these entities give support to the sisterhood as a whole and bring immense leadership and professional growth to all sisters of Lambda Theta Alpha. The National Alumnae Executive Board, which oversees these entities, can be found online at: universalwoman.org.


Latin By Tradition, Not by Definition

While Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. is proud to have paved the way for the Latino Greek movement and empowerment of the Latina community, we are also proud to be a diverse, multicultural organization that fights for the empowerment of not only the Latino community, but all communities in need. Since our founding, we have educated and uplifted not only Latinas, but the Universal Woman.


It is for this reason that one of the mottos of Lambda Theta Alpha is "Latin by Tradition, not by Definition," meaning that although we are based in Latin culture, it is not our single and defining attribute. Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha come from all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and religions. We are aware of the dynamic and beneficial atmosphere that can be found in a diverse organization such as ours, and we are proud to embrace the diversity and multiculturalism in our sisterhood.


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Graduate Chapters

  • Alpha Alpha Graduate Chapter - New Jersey
  • Alpha Beta Graduate Chapter - Connecticut
  • Alpha Gamma Gradaute Chapter - Texas
  • Alpha Delta Gradaute Chapter - Maryland
  • Alpha Epsilon Graduate Chapter - New York

Alumnae Chapters

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Lambda Theta Alpha was recognized at Kean University as the First Latina Sorority founded in the United States.
Lambda Theta Alpha has contributed to the advancement of all people by helping to produce educated women of many races, ethnicities, and creeds.
From 1975 to date, Lambda Theta Alpha has upheld its purpose and mission, each day realizing the Founder's dream—that it may serve as a quintessential trailblazer for all women.
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