On December 1, 1975, history
was made – history
which would have
a positive impact on the Latino community and our nation; history
forever change the collegiate Greek system, more specifically, the entity known
as a fraternity. On December 1, 1975, Lambda Theta Phi was founded on the campus of Kean College in Union, New Jersey.
In 1975, there were no Latino fraternities
in existence in the United States. Lambda’s founders, as men of vision, realized
there was a need to unite the Latino students, develop their leadership
skills, impart upon them
the value of an education, and instill in them
a commitment to their
community and culture. This newest addition to the Greek system would
be the first
in the nation, by identity and by name: Lambda Theta Phi Latin
Fraternity, Incorporated. Academic Excellence – Brotherhood
– Latino Unity
Phi was born to promote the spirit of brotherhood, to protect the rights of Latino
students in his/her quest for an education, to promote the rich Latino
culture, and to maximize leadership potentials
to provide guidance
to our community.
"En la Union Esta La Fuerza"