Latino America Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc.
Latino America Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity was founded on December 10th, 1985 at the University at Buffalo when sixteen men formed a support group to provide a social and cultural outlet for students of Latin American descent. The university’s Greek system lacked an organization dedicated to the needs of the Latino community. To meet those needs, the group chose to pursue recognition as the first Latino-oriented Greek-letter organization on campus. The founding fathers represented various ethnic backgrounds, demonstrating the diversity of the Latin American community. The unity realized by these men became the foundation upon which the fraternity was established.
The mission of Latino America Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. is to be a network of professionals that promotes brotherhood, scholarship and service to the community. The fraternity promotes brotherhood by providing its members personal and professional support on an undergraduate and alumni level. Our members pursue scholarship not only for professional advancement, but to attain personal growth. The brotherhood serves the community by sponsoring events which aide those in need, promoting cultural awareness, and enriching the collegiate environment. Every member must continue to uphold the mission and goals of the fraternity, as they are the common values that distinguish us as Hermanos of Lambda Alpha Upsilon.
Siete Metas ( Seven Goals)
- To UNITE the latino community
- To PROVIDE a strong and solid base for latino culture
- To SUPPORT each other personally and academically
- To ESTABLISH a network of professionals
- To EXPAND our brotherhood to an international level
- To ENSURE that the number of latinos in education is ever increasing
- To ENRICH our environment with latino pride and spirit
Motto: ¡Venceremos porque nacimos para triunfar! (We Will Overcome Because We Were Born To Triumph!)