Lambda Upsilon Lambda

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Lambda Upsilon Lambda
Lambda Upsilon Lambda Crest.jpg
Founded February 19, 1982
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Type Social, Academic, Professional
Scope National
Motto La Unidad Para Siempre
Colors  Brown   Gold 
Philanthropy P.A.T.H.E. Initiative
Chapters [1]
Nicknames LUL, Lambdas
Headquarters 511 Sixth Avenue, PMB #39
New York, New York, USA

La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc. (ΛΥΛ or LUL) is a historically Latino-based collegiate non-profit social fraternity. It was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on February 19, 1982,[2] and has 66 undergraduate chapters[3] and 14 graduate alumni professional chapters[4] in universities and cities across the United States.

Lambda Upsilon Lambda was the first Latino-based fraternity to be chartered at an Ivy League institution.[5] It is also the only Latino fraternity to be chartered at all 8 Ivy Leagues.[5] While founded on Latino principles, Lambda Upsilon Lambda has been open to men of all races since its inception.[5]


Notable members of the fraternity include Manuel Natal Albelo, Fernando Ferrer, Arel Moodie and Piri Thomas.[citation needed]


National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations awards:

Stepping[clarification needed] awards:

  • 2013 - R.I.S.C National Step Champions[6]
  • 2012 - R.I.S.C National Step Champions[6]
  • 2005 – Latino Step National Champions[7]
  • 2004 – Latino Step National Champions [8]

Strolling[clarification needed] awards:

  • 2014 - SILK National Stroll Champions [9]
  • 2013 - SILK National Stroll Champions [10]
  • 2009 - Strolling of the Bulls Champions [11]
  • 2002 - SILK National Stroll Champions [12]