“The year 1975 saw the birth of what started as a vision – an idea of an organization, a sisterhood that would cater to the needs of Latinas and the universal woman. Thanks to the tremendous strides made by our seventeen founding mothers, this dream was realized, and took form as the entity. Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated, the first Latina sorority in the nation.”
Before the 70′s, the hispanic community had little presence in the higher education scene, but with the sudden influx of Latinos in colleges and universities, there was much need for an outreach program for minorities. Kean University was one of the first to develop a bilingual studies program. It was then that a group of young, educated women came together to discuss the formation of a sorority for Latina women. In December of 1975, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Incorporated was established in Kean University, New Jersey. As the FIRST national Latin sorority it has served as a pillar for future organizations catering to minority students. Lambda Theta Alpha prides itself on being an inclusive sorority that welcomes ALL ethnicities, religions and cultures.
For more information about our history please visit The Story of Lambda Theta Alpha.