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Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., was founded at Kean College (now Kean University) in Union, New Jersey in December of 1975. Thanks to tremendous strides made by our Founding Mothers, the organization grew to become the first Latina-based sorority in the nation. Since then, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. has continued to pave the way, growing to include more than 100 chapters nationwide and in Puerto Rico.


Lambda Theta Alpha is a philanthropic, academic-based sorority dedicated to scholarly excellence; empowerment of Latinas and the Universal Woman; cultural and political awareness and community activism. Our principles are Unity, Love and Respect. The sorority was established as a network and support system for women of all ethnicities in higher education. We are "Latin by Tradition, Not By Definition.”

Mission: The purpose of Lambda Theta Alpha shall be to provide a sisterhood based on Unity, Love & Respect. To develop strong Leaders who will then provide and practice political, social and cultural activities. To promote Latinx Unity through charitable and educational programs. To maintain a high standard of learning and serve as a voice for all Latino students.

Colors: Burgundy and Grey

Principles: Unity, Love and Respect

Orientation: Women of all ethnicities

Motto: We are Latin by Tradition, NOT By Definition!

National Philanthropy: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Lambda Theta Alpha has a "call", a hand-sign, and performs traditional salutes, chants and partywalks (strolls).


Lambda Theta Alpha is a fully insured organization which covers all of its chapters.


Lambda Theta Alpha has established Alumnae Chapters and Graduate Chapters. 


Lambda Theta Alpha is proud to be recognized as the 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2008-2009, 2011-2012, and 2013-2014 recipient of the Sorority of the Year award from NALFO and

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