Lambda Lambda Lambda

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This article is about an actual national fraternity. For the fictional fraternity "Lambda Lambda Lambda" that inspired it, see Revenge of the Nerds.
Lambda Lambda Lambda
ΛΛΛ
TriLambCrest.jpg
Founded January 15, 2006
University of Connecticut
Type Social, Co-Ed
Scope National
Motto Follow the Twelve
Colors

     Black

     Old Gold
Symbol Bear
Chapters 6
Nicknames Tri-Lambs
Headquarters Alpha Chapter
Storrs, Connecticut, USA

Lambda Lambda Lambda (ΛΛΛ or Tri-Lambs) is a national collegiate co-ed social fraternity founded on January 15, 2006 at University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut by a small group of students. On November 29, 2015, the Alpha Chapter inducted their Rho Class, bringing their historical numbering to 134.

History[edit]

Founding[edit]

Inspired by movies like Revenge of the Nerds and National Lampoon's Animal House, Lambda Lambda Lambda is a small co-ed social fraternity, unaffiliated with the Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils, dedicated to the enjoyment and enrichment of pop culture and to the brotherhood of its members. Tri-Lambs does not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, class, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The fraternity was founded on the grounds of changing what a fraternity is back to its original meaning. The "openness of the fraternity" leads it to be a place in which to create a "network of support" among its brothers.[1]

Founders[edit]

  • Nick Carroll
  • Mark Allatin
  • Andrew Burke
  • Jabaree Dunham-Carson
  • Chris Hayden
  • Brian Behrens
  • Nick Ivanoff
  • Matt Mainella
  • Lisa Weand
  • Garrett Waldron

History of Inclusivity[edit]

Per the founding ideals of the fraternity, Lambda Lambda Lambda has historically included a range of students in its ranks. While each brother is specially chosen to join the fraternity, the opportunity to rush is afforded to all students in a chapter's jurisdiction and selection is made based on that individual's merits. Similarly, the chapters of Lambda Lambda Lambda represent a wide range of takes on the national organization's guiding principles while upholding the original standard of merit. As such, groups interested in instating new chapters must contact Alpha Chapter before taking any steps to do so in order to be recognized by the fraternity and be assured of following the mission of the organization.

Government[edit]

The fraternity is governed by the University of Connecticut's Alpha Chapter. A group of officers presides over all matters both internally and externally with changes to the running of the organization being decided by majority vote at chapter meetings achieving a quorum of active brothers. The Alpha Chapter is also responsible for colonization and induction of new chapters. Historically, a representative of Alpha Chapter has guided the first class of new chapters into the fraternity before that chapter embarks on the task of self-governance. [2] Groups interested in instating new chapters must contact Alpha Chapter before taking any steps to do so in order to appropriately establish a new chapter according to the organization's standards.

Membership Requirements[edit]

Brothers of Lambda Lambda Lambda must be inducted by a chapter accredited by the National Fraternity. Individual chapters may stipulate requirements for eligibility within the precepts of the mission of the organization. Typically, a group of students is selected from the pool of interested and eligible candidates by active members of the chapter. Following this selection these individuals learn about the organization prior to their formal induction into the fraternity.

Chapters[edit]

Chapter History[edit]

The Alpha Chapter was founded as a student group at the University of Connecticut and has become more and more recognized by both students and the administration at that university.[2] The induction of the Beta Chapter at SUNY Buffalo in fall 2008 as well as the combined induction of three new chapters at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Western Washington University[3] (pending recognition from university), and Bowie State University on January 14, 2012 has served to show that there is a demand for non-IFC and non-Panhel fraternity organizations. Chapters that fail to induct new members become inactive, as occurred to State University of New York at Buffalo's Beta Chapter. Lambda Lambda Lambda chapters are currently being considered at such institutions as Sam Houston State University.

Rogue Chapters[edit]

A number of rogue chapters have inducted themselves at a variety of institutions. The rogue chapter at Sacred Heart University has claimed the title of Zeta Chapter. This chapter and other rogue chapters are not sanctioned by Lambda Lambda Lambda National Fraternity. New chapters of Tri-Lambs become created through a process delineated by the National Fraternity and administered by Alpha Chapter. Groups interested in instating new chapters must contact Alpha Chapter before taking any steps to do so.

List of Chapters[edit]

Chapters which are closed or dormant are denoted by an asterisk (*).

Groups interested in instating new chapters must contact Alpha Chapter before taking any steps to do so. The above list represents all five vetted chapters of the fraternity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melissa Bishop (January 25, 2007). "Friends Start Fraternity From Scratch". The Daily Campus. 
  2. ^ a b UConntact. "Lambda Lambda Lambda". The University of Connecticut. 
  3. ^ Katherine Skachkov (October 5, 2012). "The battle for Greek row rages on". The Western Front. 

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