Lambda Facts

Official Name: La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated
Founding Institution: Cornell University – Ithaca, NY
Founding Date: February 19, 1982
Founding Fathers: 13 (11 Undergraduates, 1 Faculty, 1 Administrator)
Fraternal Colors: Brown, Gold, White, and Red
Fraternal Motto: “La Unidad Para Siempre”
Nickname: Lambdas, Elite Lambdas, Golden Lambdas

  • La Unidad Latina is a Latino-based, multi-ethnic, non-profit community service organization with an extremely diverse and rich membership
  • Our National Philanthropy is Providing Access To Higher Education (P.A.T.H.E.), an initiative to promote the importance of higher education amongst minorities and first-generation students in middle and high school
  • We are recognized at 90+ prominent institutions including 65 undergraduate chapters and 14 graduate/professional chapters in 17 states
  • We are the 1st Latino Fraternity to be chartered at an Ivy League school and the only Latino Fraternity to be chartered at all 8 Ivy League Universities
  • According to U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 Best Colleges and Universities Edition, Lambda Upsilon Lambda has Chapters at 8 out of 10 Best Colleges & Chapters at 24 out of 50 Best Colleges
  • The Alpha Delta Chapter was the first Latino and Multi-Cultured Greek-Lettered organization established at George Mason University
  • We do not have “pledges”; instead, we have “Caballeros” (Gentlemen) who undergo our New Member Education (NME) process to become Hermanos de La Fraternidad