Lambda Alpha Upsilon

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Latino America Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity Inc.
Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity National Crest.gif
Founded December 10th, 1985
State University of New York at Buffalo
Type Social
Scope National
Motto "¡Venceremos porque Nacimos para Triunfar!"
Colors Red, Yellow, White and Black
Chapters 15 undergraduate, 4 colonies, 6 alumni chapters, 1 alumni association
Fraternal Guardian Andean Condor
Headquarters 1162 St. Georges Avenue Suite #258
Avenel, New Jersey 07001

Latino America Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. (ΛΑΥ or LAU, also known as Condors, Lambdas) is a Latino oriented Greek letter intercollegiate fraternity founded on December 10, 1985 at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Founding fathers[edit]

The founding fathers represented various ethnic backgrounds, demonstrating the diversity of the Latin American community. In the fall of 1985 at the University at Buffalo, sixteen young men decided to form a support group that would provide a social and cultural outlet for students of Latin American descent. The university's Greek system lacked an organization dedicated to the needs of the Latino community. To meet those needs, the group chose to pursue recognition as the first Latino-oriented Greek-letter organization on campus.

The founding fathers were:

  • Antonio Adorno
  • José Betances
  • Miguel Buitrago
  • Manuel Cáceres
  • José Chiu
  • Ronald Ellín
  • Daniel Figueroa III
  • Victor Gutiérrez
  • Justo León
  • Julio Martínez Jr.
  • José Núñez
  • Antonio Rodríguez
  • Daryl Salas
  • Manny Sánchez
  • José Soto
  • Simón Vélez

Undergraduate chapters[edit]

Lambda Alpha Upsilon reserves the Lambda[1] chapter designation for deceased Hermanos. Iterations beginning with the letter Lambda are reserved for alumni chapters as described below.

Chapter School Established
Alpha State University of New York at Buffalo 1985
Beta Rochester Institute of Technology 1993
Gamma St. John's University 1994
Delta State University of New York at Oswego 1996
Epsilon New York City Technical College 1996
Zeta State University of New York at Delhi 1997
Eta State University of New York at Old Westbury 1998
Theta Southern Connecticut State University 1999
Iota University of Florida 2001
Kappa University of New Haven 2004
Mu University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 2005
Nu West Chester University of Pennsylvania 2007
Xi University of Connecticut 2008
Omicron Central Connecticut State University 2009
Pi Syracuse University 2014
SUNY Binghamton Colony SUNY Binghamton 2016
SUNY Oneonta Colony SUNY Oneonta 2016
Milwaukee Colony University of Wisconsin Milwaukee 2016
Trinity College Colony Trinity College 2016

Alumni chapters[edit]

The alumni chapters of Lambda Alpha Upsilon consist of professional individuals, whom were inducted as undergraduate members and are established in the workforce or continuing their education while deciding to remain active within the fraternity. Lambda Alpha Upsilon officially recognizes the following alumni chapters:

Lambda Zeta || Wisconsin || 2017


The fraternity is a founding member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Chapter Region Established
Lambda Alpha Connecticut 2005
Lambda Beta New York City Metro 2005
Lambda Gamma Washington, DC Metro 2010
Lambda Delta Rochester/Buffalo 2012
Lambda Epsilon South Florida 2017