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20 Latino men founded Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity on April 5th, 1979.
As we celebrate our 30 years, Lambda Sigma Upsilon continues to make significant strides to better uplift young men of all cultures, the campus community, and the community-at-large. Currently Lambda Sigma Upsilon is comprised of 52 chapters across the United States. We are the fastest growing Latino Fraternity, recently opening 9 new chapters within the year.
Our founders were men who believed that the minority population at colleges and universities were not getting the attention they so desperately needed to advance their academic successes. With this notion, they created Lambda Sigma Upsilon to act as a support group for minorities, as well as provide a family away from home. As proof to this, our founders developed 4 Goals that would embody the purpose of Lambda Sigma Upsilon. These Goals are:
1. Academic excellence - Ensuring that our brothers earn their degree is a main focus within Lambda Sigma Upsilon. We believe that our brothers will go beyond the extra mile to ensure that all academic goals are achieved.
2. Cultural awareness and diversity - Lambda Sigma Upsilon maintains a strong emphasis on cultural awareness. We do not go by a typical "Greek" system (Alpha, Beta, etc.); rather we let each new chapter create its own identity, ensuring that their legacy is passed down. The diversity of the fraternity is very evident amongst our brotherhood. Over 40 countries are represented in Lambda Sigma Upsilon, thus making LSU one of the most diverse fraternities in the country.
3. Brotherhood - LSU prides itself on its unique and diverse brotherhood. Brotherhood provides not only a group of individuals a sense of family away from home; it helps individuals gain a new perspective on college life. Brotherhood also provides various networking opportunities with individuals who share common interests.
4. Being role models to the community - Lambda Sigma Upsilon is well known for its service to the campus community and the community-at-large. Various projects include a charity basketball game vs. the New York Giants and Jersey City Police Department, AIDS Walk NY and NJ, NetAid Global Campaign for Education, and the American Red Cross Remembers September 11th Campaign, MercyCorps for Haiti, Keep a Child Alive and most recently "Live Safe Campaign".
North-American Interfraternity Conference
National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)
Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority Inc.
*Founding Date: April 5th, 1979
*Founding Fathers: 20 Men of Latino Descent
*Motherland: Taino Chapter - Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
*National HQ: Paterson, NJ
*Foundation: Latinos Siempre Unidos Foundation
*National Philanthropy: HIV and AIDS Research
*Founded as: Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Latino Social Fellowship (1979-1986)
*Currently: Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Latino Fraternity Inc. (1986-present)
*Total Chapters: 63 - Undergraduate Chapters: 59- Alumni Chapters: 4
*Total States: 13 (CO, CT, FL, MO, NJ, NY, PA, VA, TX, GA, DE, RI, AZ)
*Motto: Latinos Siempre Unidos
*Nickname: The Upsilons
*Colors: Baby Blue and White
*Cultural Identity Symbol: The Taino Indian
*Family/Sisters: Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc.
Founding Father Angel Melendez - Co-Founder of Willamson and Melendez Attorney at Law Personal Injury Law Firm - Boston
Founding Father Eduterio "Junior" Maldonado - Former City Councilman (Jersey City)
Founding Father Jose Sabater - Director of Housing - Elizabeth, NJ
Founding Father Roberto Muniz - President of various retirement homes throught the state of New Jersey
Brother Andrew Greenstein (Emperadores Chapter) - founder of http://www.Azoos.com
Brother Billy Delgado (Taino Chapter) - Republican Nominee for Mayor of Perth Amboy, NJ
Brother Carlos J. Fernandez (Seneca Chapter) - Founder and Partner of Talent Family Consulting Services
Brother Carlos Ojeda Jr. - Nationally recognized motivational speaker, CEO of Coolspeak, Inc.
Brother Dennis Febo - Public motivational speaker, CEO of Guazabara Insights, LLC
Brother Hector Estrada (Areyto Chapter) - Creator of Triko Clothing
Brother Ian Aronovich (Taino Chapter) - Creator and CEO of Cy Web Holdings Inc.
http://www.cywebholdings.com/; www.Egizmo.com; http://www.governmentauctions.org;
Brother J'sin Colcol - Dancer / Choreographer / Actor / Artistic Director
Brother Javier Molina (Areyto Chapter)- Director and Producer of Urban Genre Movies
Brother Joe Quintero (Taino Chapter) - Screen writer and Actor
Brother Luis Lopez (Emperadores Chapter) - Actor - Character on MyNetworkTV's "The Heiress" airing Feb '07 and movie "The Singer" (The Life of Famous Singer Hector Lavoe), he will be playing the character of Willie Colon
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