Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated (LTA)

Multicultural, Sororities

Description

Founded in December of 1975 at Kean University in Union, New Jersey, the purpose of this organization was to create a support group for Latinas pursuing higher education, and to unite the Latino community through programs and services. Lambda Theta Alpha has been established as an academic sorority with goals focused on community and political activism. Their colors are burgundy and grey with the principles of Unity, Love, and Respect. Their symbols are Pearls, Shell, Palm Tree, and a Moon. They are the first Latina sorority in the nation and the largest Latina-based sorority in the U.S. Since 1975, it has been their mission to provide sisterhood based on Unity, Love, and Respect. Not only this, but they develop strong leaders who provide and practice political, social, and cultural activities. Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority Inc. also promotes Latino unity through charitable and educational programs. They maintain a high standard of learning and serve as a voice for all Latino students. Overall, Lambda Theta Alpha promotes and demonstrates female independency through their members. These members represent various races, ethnicities, and backgrounds something that is emulated in their motto, Latin by Tradition, Not by Definition. Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority Inc. is an official member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), of which they have been recognized as Latina Sorority of the Year in 2000-02, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13. Lambda Theta Alpha continues this excellence through their alumnae and graduate chapters.

Affiliations

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Constitution / Tier

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Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 19
ISU Members 0
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members Any non-greek young women with a GPA of a 2.6 or above
Allowed Officers Any Active Sister
Membership Qualifications To join the interest group, a young women at ISU must have a 2.6 cumulative GPA or higher.
Membership Restrictions We do not allow first semester, first -year students to join the sorority. First-year students must have had at least a full semester here at ISU to join the sorority.
Elections/Selection Elections are held during the month of April, and terms run the entire academic year. Women in our chapter who want to run for an executive position must have completed at least one semester as an active sister before running for position.
Meetings Chapter Meetings: every Wednesday @ 7:10 p.m. Recruitment events are subject to change.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Chapter Meetings: Every Wednesdays @ 7:10 p.m. Info-Socials: Subject to change

Description of Special Events

Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority Inc. -- Zeta Gamma chapter hosts a variety of academic, social, and educational events throughout the academic year. Our main philanthropy event is Acts for St. Jude, a talent show comprised of ISU college students who perform and raise funds from the audience. The performer with the most funds is the headliner for the event.