On March 18th at 9 pm the ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha introduced it’s first chapter at Johnson C. Smith University. LTA is the first Latina Sorority founded in the United States.
LTA was founded in 1975 by 17 ladies on the campus of Kean University in Union, New Jersey. The purpose of the organization is to create a support group for women in higher education and unite the community on campus.
It is an established academic sorority. Like other black Greek organizations the ladies of LTA has a unique call, hand-sign and also perform traditional salutes, chants and strolls. This year they have welcomed new chapter at Boise State, Syracuse University, and California State University.
Lambda Theta Alpha
Lambda Theta Alpha was founded at Kean University in 1975 and later incorporated into an academic sorority in 1979. As the first Latina-based sorority in the nation, Lambda Theta Alpha strives to develop strong leaders that produce and engage in political, social, and cultural activities. Based on the principles of unity, love and respect, the sorority was established for the unification of women through charitable and educational programs. Although Lambda Theta Alpha is Latin by tradition, the sorority is inclusive to all women regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. Lambda Theta Alpha is a proud member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been the official philanthropic partner of Lambda Theta Alpha since 2010. LTA chapters across the country raise funds and awareness for St. Jude through campus and community events. Many LTA chapters host a signature event, the LTA Softball Tournament in the spring of each year.
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