Lambda Sigma Upsilon
Lambda Sigma Upsilon is a multicultural fraternity with its roots originating in 1978. At that time, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey was a hotbed of political and academic controversy. Minority students, particularly Latinos, felt that they were not getting the attention they needed to succeed in their academic endeavors.
With this notion, Lambda Sigma Upsilon originated to represent and meet the needs of the students on campus, help students achieve their goals, and provide a sense of family to those away from home. As proof to this, our founders developed 4 Goals that would embody the fraternity’s purpose:
1) Academic Excellence – Ensuring that our brothers earn their degree is a main focus. 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 among our brotherhood.
3) Be Role Models – Be it to students of institutions of higher education or the community at large, Lambda Sigma Upsilon is well known for its service.
4) Brotherhood – We are proud of our unique and diverse brotherhood. Our brotherhood provides a sense of family away from home, while also helping individuals gain a new perspective on life. Our brotherhood also provides various networking opportunities with individuals who share common interests.
The Mission of Lambda Sigma Upsilon
We, the brothers of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc., strongly believe that many individual and collective successes can be achieved through the efforts of a culturally diverse brotherhood of college and university men who, through close association with each other, maintain honesty, commitment, respect, and trust. The maintenance of these qualities is nurtured in large part through the diversity of culture and through self-awareness and self-respect.
Among the results of actions taken in these states of being are the promotion of friendship and brotherhood, the development of individual character, the advancement of justice and opportunity, and the acquisition of soundness and excellence in education.
THIS IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR BROTHERHOOD!!
The Pantheon Chapter of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc. at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College was established on October 27, 2012. Though it is fairly a new fraternity on campus, the chapter has done various events such as professionalism workshops, charity events to help fund HIV/AIDS research, student mentoring, and participated on several off-campus events such as the BBQ Festival, Fiesta del Pueblo, Stroll of the Bulls, and NALFO’s Day of Community Service. These are just a few of the many events that the chapter is involved with. To see more, you can view the Greek Report when you visit the ABAC Greek Life page.
Some nationwide projects include AIDS/HIV Awareness Walks, Keep a Child Alive, Live Safe Campaign, and the H.Y.P.E. Program. You can also visit our national page at www.lsu79.org to research more events.
Requirements to Pledge
For deadlines or more details, please contact the Pantheon Chapter of Lambda Sigma Upsilon at ABAC via email or phone at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 408-UPSILON (408-877-4566). You can also visit our national website at www.lsu79.org.
To watch an inspirational video about Lambda Sigma Upsilon, click here: https://youtu.be/YRtzgo2udd4.