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Posted on: December 7, 2018

Latin Fraternity and Sorority presented with Award for 43rd Anniversary

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At Tuesday’s Township Committee Meeting, the Mayor and Committee were proud to recognized Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. and Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. on the celebration of their 43rd anniversary.

“It gives us a great sense of pride to know that the first and largest Latin fraternal organizations were founded right here in Union, New Jersey. Both organizations make a real impact on the community where it pertains to the empowerment of the Latino community, and we are glad that they call Union their home,” said Suzette Cavadas, Mayor.

Lambda Theta Alpha and Lambda Theta Phi are the first and largest Latin sorority and fraternity in the nation. They were both founded at Kean University, in December of 1975 and have grown over the past 43 year to include more than 150 chapters across the nation. The organizations advocate for the empowerment of both men and women who seek academic excellence, political awareness and community activism.

Current and Alumni members of both organizations were present to accept a testimonial resolution from the Mayor and Committee of the Township.

“This is a great honor,” said Luis Miranda, who pledged Lambda Theta Phi in 1979. “We are proud to have seen the vision of our founding members come to reality.”

Also present were sisters from Lambda Theta Alpha’s inaugural line of 1979 and the 5th line of 1984 among others.

“We are still very involved with the girls,” said Yanet Rodriguez, of Lambda Theta Alpha’s 1984 line. “we believe in helping your fellow mates accomplish everything they can accomplish in today’s society.”

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