Lambda Theta Phi
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Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Incorporated (ΛΘΦ) is a Latino non-profit social fraternity in the United States. It was founded on December 1, 1975 at Kean College in Union, New Jersey. It emphasizes Latin unity and the celebration of the Latin culture. In 1992, Lambda Theta Phi was accepted into the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC). With its acceptance into the North-American Interfraternity Conference in 1992 it became the first nationally recognized Latino Greek lettered organization in the U.S. In 1994, with the release of The History of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc., the fraternity published a historical account about its organization.
|Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Incorporated|
|Founded||December 1, 1975|
|Motto||Chivalry Above Self|
|Chapters||107 Undergraduate Chapters, 34 Associate Chapters and 20 Alumni Associations|
|Headquarters||181 New Road, Ste 304|
Parsippany, New Jersey
Lambda Theta Phi has received commendations from the American Red Cross, Division of Youth and Family Services, and various other organizations for its fundraising efforts on behalf of victims of natural disasters and homelessness both in the U.S. and internationally. The fraternity's previous national philanthropy was the American Heart Association. On July 30, 2014, Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. signed a commitment to support Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's (CHCI) high school college readiness programs.
Although Lambda Theta Phi is Latino by tradition, membership is open to all college males.
Lambda Theta Phi has 14 Founding Fathers:
- Wilfredo Ayes
- Hiram Cardona
- Rafael Crespo
- David Díaz
- Agustín García
- Enrique García
- José Ginarte
- Juan Hernández
- Rinaldo Lago
- Luis Miranda I
- Henry Muñoz
- Walter Pardo-Villa
- Raul Roger
- Raymond Rosa
The national organization has a policy against hazing.
In spring 2017 and spring 2018, the Cornell chapter engaged in hazing, including making students take cold showers in their underwear while reciting memorized information and then sleeping in their wet underwear. The chapter was suspended for at least three years.