Chapter History












Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity, Inc. was founded on December 1, 1975 at Kean College in Union, New Jersey. Lambda Theta Phi is a non-profit service/social fraternity emphasizing Latin unity and the celebration of the Latin culture. With its acceptance into the National Interfraternal Conference in 1992, Lambda Theta Phi became the first nationally recognized Latino Greek letter fraternity in the country. In 1994, with the release of The History of Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity, Inc., the fraternity became the first Latino fraternity to publish a historical account about its organization.



The fraternity's goals are to promote scholarship, Latin unity, respect for all cultures and brotherhood. Lambda Theta Phi has set out to accomplish these goals through responsible political and social action. By working in the community, the fraternity hopes to not only provide service, but to also enhance the image of Latin culture and provide positive role models in the Latino community. Lambda Theta Phi has been involved in numerous voter registration drives, operated free citizenship registration assistance days, Hispanic College Days (Introducing thousands of high school students to college), anti-drug rallies, sponsored noted speakers to college campuses, marched in parades and programmed various cultural, educational and social events.

Lambda Theta Phi has also received commendations from the American Red Cross for its fundraising efforts on behalf of victims of earthquakes in Italy and Mexico, mud-slides in Puerto Rico, volcanic eruptions in Colombia, the homeless in the United States and Hurricanes in Florida. Lambda Theta Phi has also received commendations from the Division of Youth and Family Services, various other community service organizations as well as proclamations, resolutions and commendations from Congress and other State Legislatures.










Edited: 11/06/2011 14:36 PST