LA HERMANDAD’S HISTORY
La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated was established on Friday, February 19, 1982 at the prestigious Ivy League institution that is Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Our organization was founded by 13 visionaries that sought to revolutionize society for the prosperity of Latinos, and humanity as a whole. Realizing strength in numbers and the power of uniformed voice, La Unidad Latina’s primary objective was to address the inadequacies of academic institutions in meeting and addressing the necessities of minority students to succeed in higher education.
Since that glorious day in 1982, we have successfully created a formal structure for the positive presence of underrepresented groups at institutions of higher learning across the nation. La Hermandad functions socially in a unique and positive manner, providing an atmosphere in which each Hermano can be himself and share his experiences. Most notably, in creating a sentiment of family, every Hermano has a place that he can truly call home, and a place where he will be respected and supported in all endeavors.
La Unidad Latina continually redefines the concept of brotherhood. La Fraternidad promotes intellectual, cultural, and academic strength in its members in order to prepare them for lives as both leaders and team members, in their communities and worldwide.
IOTA CHAPTER HISTORY
A group of individuals took a trip to La Hermandad’s present day Delta Chapter, the University of Pennsylvania, to attend a program called Colors. Having been moved by the principles that the program encompassed, they sought to bring it back to their own university, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
With a bit of research, they discovered that the program was coordinated by the fraternity, La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. Impressed by the impact that the fraternity had on campus at the University of Pennsylvania, they decided to bring both the program and the fraternity to Rutgers. And with its inception in 1991, came five determined individuals, the Apostles of the Apocalypse, who added to the ranks of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.
In doing so, they brought the ELITE Lambdas to not only the greek scene and overall community of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, but also to the entire state of NJ as the INVINCIBLE IOTA Chapter, THE MOTHERLAND OF JERSEY LAMBDAS!
LA HERMANDAD’S MISSION
La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated primarily seeks to take a leadership role in meeting the needs of the Latino community through academic achievement, cultural awareness, community service and promotion of the Latino culture and people.
La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated strives to become the premier Latino Fraternity in the country. More specifically, we strive to become a nationally recognized Latino fraternal organization comprised of the best and brightest leaders committed to excellence in service and education.
Providing Access To Higher Education
The P.A.T.H.E. initiative is a college focused initiative that is tailored to support Middle School/ High school students in their quest to graduate from a four year college. Our program will support local schools and organizations by mentoring future scholars, facilitating college/university tours, providing P.A.T.H.E. initiative workshops and advocating for the improvement of our educational system. Hermanos participating in the P.A.T.H.E. will play a key role by providing scholars with the social, educational and emotional support needed to reach these goals.