About Us


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.

 

Chapter History

Latino América Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. was introduced to Syracuse University on April 21, 2012 when one courageous man founded the brotherhood on this campus. Despite the odds being against him, this man worked hard to ensure that his vision of what makes a true brotherhood expanded across the Syracuse University community.

The Pi Chapter of Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. was established at Syracuse University by April 12, 2014 when five brave men with similar visions decided to join the brotherhood. Together they worked together to find other diverse students who would carry out the same passion and conviction they tried to spread across campus. The unbreakable bond of the brothers of the Pi Chapter truly helps them with their cause to change their world for the better.

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National History

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 interest group searched for a reputable organization with which to affiliate, however, did not find one to suit its needs. They then decided to create a unique fraternity, with its own principles and philosophies. The founding fathers knew that strength of character, and a common purpose are the foundation of successful institutions. This lead them to create a fraternity based upon the principles of brotherhood, scholarship and service to the community.

The founding fathers developed a set of goals, known as the Metas, based upon said principles. The Metas were meant to be guidelines to direct how the fraternity serves its community, and how Hermanos are to conduct themselves. The Rituals were designed to instill upon candidates the values, principles, and purpose of the brotherhood. Symbols were chosen to represent the strength and character of the fraternity. Moreover, the founding fathers were laying the foundation for the future of the fraternity, as it expanded to other Colleges and Universities.

As Lambda Alpha Upsilon continues to develop, it has maintained its principles and purpose, for these are what distinguish the brotherhood and guide its members through their personal and professional endeavors. All these things can be combined to express one common belief. No matter what obstacles or difficulties stand in our way; “¡Venceremos Porque Nacimos Para Triunfar!” (We will overcome because we were born to triumph!) We are all given the opportunity to live a significant life and as such, it is our responsibility to leave our mark on society.

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