“The Eminent and Unstoppable”

Epsilon Upsilon Chapter

“Eternamente Unidas”

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Lambda Theta Alpha (ΛΘΑ) was founded at Kean University in 1975 as the first Latina sorority in the nation. Lambda Theta Alpha strives to develop strong leaders that produce and engage in political, social, and cultural activities. Based on the principles of Unity, Love, and Respect, the Sorority was established for the unification of women through charitable and educational programs. Although Lambda Theta Alpha is Latin by tradition, the Sorority is inclusive to all women regardless of race, color, creed, sexual identity, gender expression, or religious beliefs. Lambda Theta Alpha is a proud member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations.


National Our seventeen Founding Mothers came together and stayed together by choice in effort to create the first Latin Sorority in the nation. Their legacy of Unity, Love, and Respect has been carried by multiple generations of sisters over the past 35 years.

Our Founding Mothers remain active with Lambda Theta Alpha. They participate in National, Area, and Chapter events, thus proving that Lambda Theta Alpha is indeed a sisterhood for life.

Founding Mothers

Founding Mothers

  • Ileana Almaguer
  • Cecilia Alvarez
  • Carmen Baez
  • Karen Capra
  • Doris Cruz
  • Arlene Fernandez
  • Eneida Figueroa
  • Maria Gautier
  • Teresa Gonzalez
  • Thomasa Gonzalez
  • Diana Ibarria
  • Lillian Marrero - Lambda Angel
  • Ofelia Oviedo
  • Linda Perez
  • Aurora "Dory" Rodriguez
  • Maria del Carmen Vega
  • Marilyn Wyatt

Chapter In 2005 at the University of California, Davis, the official Interest Group for Lambda Theta Alpha was established. As an Interest Group, these ladies participated in various community service, educational workshops, and campus events. All their hard work and dedication paid off in the spring of 2012, when 14 dedicated ladies founded the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter.

Spring 2012 Founding Line: “Las 14 Lunas Misticas del Valle”

Founding Line

  • Founding Sister #1 Beverly Ortega
  • Founding Sister #2 Yeni Magaña
  • Founding Sister #3 Estrella Gamiño
  • Founding Sister #4 Patricia Gonzalez
  • Founding Sister #5 Marlene Robles
  • Founding Sister #6 Esmeralda Cano
  • Founding Sister #7 Janette Anaya
  • Founding Sister #8 Jessica Olazaba
  • Founding Sister #9 Iliana Chevez
  • Founding Sister #10 Jenny Choc
  • Founding Sister #11 Karina Ayala
  • Founding Sister #12 Mariam Foroozanfar
  • Founding Sister #13 Alejandra Rafael
  • Founding Sister #14 Jasmin Cartagena


Lambda Theta Alpha's National Philanthropy is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Lambda Theta Alpha serves thousands of hours each year to a variety of philanthropic causes and needs. In January of 2010, LTA became an official collegiate partner to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, becoming the first individual Latino Greek organization to commit fully to the hospital's efforts. LTA has pledged to raise awareness about childhood cancer and St. Jude in the Latin community, as well as fundraise for the hospital through a variety of events and programs. LTA is proud to be a National Team for the 2014 St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. to raise money for the children of St. Jude and is committed to increasing their giving in the years to come. Past events have included:

  • St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk.
  • Get your Dose of St. Jude Informational and Raffle Event
  • Color for St. Jude Project

About St. Jude St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, TN, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. In 2010, St. Jude was ranked the most trusted charity in the nation in a public survey conducted by Harris Interactive, a highly respected international polling and research firm. St. Jude was also named the nation's top children's cancer hospital in the 2010-11 Best Children's Hospitals rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, go to http://www.stjude.org

Potential Candidates

Lambda Theta Alpha is committed to the growth and diversity of its sisterhood. This is successfully achieved through the group called Potential Candidates. The Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated take great pride in the Potential Candidates and devote much time to its success.

Lambda Theta Alpha recognizes the importance of reaching out to others and forming a united coalition of professional, diverse, culturally and politically conscious women. We are not an exclusive group and believe that all women alike should be given the opportunity to make their mark on the world. This is our right and our legacy.

The main goals of the Potential Candidates are to establish working and social relationships with the sisters and with the other potential ladies. As an active member of the PC group, potential ladies gain insight into becoming a member of Lambda Theta Alpha.