Lambda Theta Alpha

Lambda Theta Alpha

Infobox Fraternity
letters = ΛΘA
name = Lambda Theta Alpha
motto = Unity, Love and Respect
crest =
founded = December, 1975
type = Social
scope = National
address =
symbol =
city =
state =New Jersey
country = USA
philanthropy = F.U.T.U.R.O. Program
chapters = Undergraduate Chapters: 90, Graduate Chapters: 5, Alumni Chapters:11 | colors = Burgundy and Grey
free_label = Principles
free = Unity, Love and Respect
homepage = [http://www.lambdalady.org/ www.lambdalady.org]
birthplace = Kean College
symbols = La Dama (lady), La Perla (pearl), La Concha (shell), La Luna (moon), y La Palma

Lambda Theta Alpha (ΛΘA) is a sorority founded in December 1975 at Kean University in Union, New Jersey and has since grown to over 100 chapters nationwide. It was the first Latina based sorority and has to this day strived for its goal of academic excellence. Its purpose is to create a support group for Latinas in higher education, and unite the Latino community on campus. It is not an exclusionary organization and is made up of 109 different cultures and nationalities; and truly encompass their motto "Latinas by tradition, but not by definition".

Mission

According to the sorority's website [ [http://www.lambdalady.org/mission.htm Lambda Theta Alpha mission statement] ] :

Founding Mothers

In its 33 years of existence, there is an entity that has remained ever-present in Lambda Theta Alpha; our founding mothers. Catalysts for change, these 17 women came together and stayed together by choice, forming the FIRST Latina Sorority in the Nation. The founders of LTA are more than historical icons to whom we pay homage, they are distinguished within their professions and continue to assist their community on social, political and educational levels.

Their vision to establish a sisterhood based on Unity, Love and Respect; a vehicle for the education and empowerment of all women, was not only carried out, but is to this day carried on by a legion of sisters dedicated to our purpose and principles. Our founding mothers remain active still with the organization, participate in National, Area and Chapter events, proving time and again that sisterhood IS indeed for life.

The seventeen founding mothers of Lambda Theta Alpha Lain Sorority, Incorporated are: [ [http://www.lambdalady.org/founders.htm Lambda Theta Alpha founders] ]
*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

Chapters

Undergraduate Chapters

*Alpha Chapter - Kean University - Est. December 1975
*Beta Chapter - Bloomfield College
*Gamma Chapter - The College of New Jersey - Est. April 10, 1981
*Delta Chapter - Seton Hall University
*Epsilon Chapter - Rutgers University
*Zeta Chapter - Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
*Eta Chapter - Fairleigh Dickinson University and Caldwell College
*Theta Chapter - Rowan University
*Iota Chapter - Rider University
*Kappa Chapter - University of Connecticut
*Lambda Chapter - Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
*Mu Chapter - Ramapo College of New Jersey
*Nu Chapter - Montclair State University
*Xi Chapter - Manhattan College, The College of New Rochelle and Iona College
*Omicron Chapter - Upsala College
*Pi Chapter - West Chester University of Pennsylvania
*Rho Chapter - Rutgers University-Camden
*Sigma Chapter - William Paterson University
*Tau Chapter - Monmouth University
*Upsilon Chapter - University of Maryland, College Park
*Phi Chapter - New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University-Newark
*Psi Chapter - Central Connecticut State University
*Chi Chapter - University of Florida - Est. Spring 1996
*Beta Alpha Chapter - University of Hartford and Trinity College
*Beta Beta Chapter - Le Moyne College
*Beta Gamma Chapter - University of South Florida - Est. Spring 1998
*Beta Delta Chapter - California State University, Long Beach
*Beta Epsilon Chapter - University of Pennsylvania and Temple University
*Beta Zeta Chapter - Loyola Marymount University
*Beta Eta Chapter - Texas A&M University
*Beta Theta Chapter - University of Central Florida - Est. Spring 1999
*Beta Iota Chapter - Arizona State University
*Beta Kappa Chapter - University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Est. 1999
*Beta Lambda Chapter - Pennsylvania State University
*Beta Mu Chapter - University of North Texas
*Beta Nu Chapter - University of Texas at Arlington
*Beta Xi Chapter - San Jose State University
*Beta Omicron Chapter - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
*Beta Pi Chapter - Eastern Michigan University
*Beta Rho Chapter - New Jersey City University and Saint Peter's College, New Jersey
*Beta Sigma Chapter - University of Miami
*Beta Tau Chapter - University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College
*Beta Upsilon Chapter - Western Connecticut State University
*Beta Phi Chapter - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
*Beta Chi Chapter - Eastern Illinois University
*Beta Psi Chapter - Northwestern University Est. Spring 2001
*Beta Omega Chapter - Wayne State University
*Gamma Alpha Chapter - University of Virginia
*Gamma Beta Chapter - Vanderbilt University
*Gamma Gamma Chapter - University of Tennessee
*Gamma Delta Chapter - Nova Southeastern University
*Gamma Epsilon Chapter - Florida State University
*Gamma Zeta Chapter - University of California, Riverside
*Gamma Eta Chapter - University of Houston Est. Fall 2001
*Gamma Theta Chapter - Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Est. Spring 2002
*Gamma Iota Chapter - Florida Atlantic University - Est. Spring 2002
*Gamma Kappa Chapter - University of New Mexico- Est. Spring 2002
*Gamma Lambda Chapter - California State University, Fullerton
*Gamma Mu Chapter - University of Wisconsin-Madison - Est. Spring 2003
*Gamma Nu Chapter - Emory University - Est. Spring 2003
*Gamma Xi Chapter - Sam Houston State University
*Gamma Omicron Chapter - University of Washington, Seattle
*Gamma Pi - Florida International University - Est. Fall 2003
*Gamma Rho Chapter - Texas Tech University
*Gamma Sigma Chapter - California State University, San Bernardino - Est. Spring 2004
*Gamma Tau Chapter - California State University, Los Angeles-Est. Spring 2004
*Gamma Upsilon Chapter - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona-Est. Spring 2004
*Gamma Phi Chapter - Cornell University
*Gamma Chi Chapter - The University of Texas at Austin- Est. Fall 2004
*Gamma Psi Chapter - San Diego State University
*Gamma Omega Chapter - Georgia Institute of Technology - Est. Spring 2005
*Delta Alpha Chapter - University of Georgia - Est. Spring 2005
*Delta Beta Chapter - Georgia State University - Est. Spring 2005
*Delta Gamma Chapter - University of North Carolina at Pembroke
*Delta Delta Chapter - University of North Carolina at Wilmington
*Delta Epsilon Chapter - George Mason University - Est. Fall 2005
*Delta Zeta Chapter - Stony Brook University - Est. Spring 2006
*Delta Eta Chapter - University of Idaho - Est. Spring 2006
*Delta Theta Chapter - University of California, Santa Barbara
*Delta Iota Chapter - Middle Tennessee State University
*Delta Kappa Chapter - St. John's University - Est. Spring 2007
*Delta Lambda Chapter - West Virginia University - Est. Spring 2007
*Delta Mu Chapter - Western Illinois University-Est. Spring 2007
*Delta Nu Chapter - Loyola University
*Delta Xi Chapter - Lewis Clark State College - Est. Spring 2007
*Delta Omicron Chapter - University of California, Berkeley - Est. Spring 2007
*Delta Pi Chapter - University of Delaware - Est. Fall 2007
*Delta Rho Chapter - University of California, Los Angeles - Est. Spring 2008
*Delta Sigma Chapter - Texas Wesleyan University - Est. Spring 2008
*Delta Tau Chapter - San Francisco State University-Est. Spring 2008
*Delta Upsilon Chapter - Lehigh University - Est. Spring 2008
*Delta Phi Chapter - University of Southern California-Est. Spring 2008
*Delta Chi Chapter - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo - Est. Spring 2008

Graduate Chapters

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

Alumnae Chapters

*Lambda Alpha Chapter, Florida
*Lambda Beta Chapter, New Jersey
*Lambda Gamma Chapter, Connecticut
*Lambda Delta Chapter, Maryland
*Lambda Epsilon Chapter, Texas
*Lambda Zeta Chapter,California
*Lambda Eta Chapter, New York
*Lambda Theta Chapter, Washington
*Lambda Iota Chapter, Georgia
*Lambda Kappa Chapter, Wisconsin
*Lambda Lambda Chapter, Illinois

References

External links

* [http://www.lambdalady.org The National Website]
* [http://www.universalwoman.org The National Alumnae Website]


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