Rutgers University-New Brunswick
In the Fall of 1993, there was a first-year student who felt the need for an organization that would both empower and create a support system for the Latina community at Rutgers- The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick. After researching various organizations, both on campus and in surrounding communities as well, she came across Sigma Lambda Upsilon/ Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. After meeting with Hermanas from the Kappa Chapter, at Princeton University, an interest group was formed to establish a chapter in New Brunswick.
Despite the large size of the campus, the news spread quickly. Although many criticized the idea, there were others who supported this endeavor. Through flyers and word of mouth, more women became interested and realized the need and the positive benefits of having an organization as such on campus. The interest group was officially recognized and the Alumnae Council, now the Graduate/Profesional Council, was appointed to mentor and oversee this project.
On November 11, 1995 the Lambda Chapter was born. Since then, and even before this accomplishment, the Hermanas of the Lambda chapter have been contributors of their time and talents to various organizations in the Rutgers Community. These include but are not limited to:
Rutgers Unión Estudiantil Puertorriqueña
Latino Student Council
Central and South American Alliance
Sociedad Estudiantil Dominicana
Leading by example, Lambda Chapter Hermanas, past and present, strive to epitomize academic excellence, leadership, community service, cultural awareness, and Hermandad.
Latino Student Council Award for Academic Excellence-Tikvah Betancourt (2008, 2009)
Academic Excellence Award from the Latino Student Council (2008)
Outstanding Program of the Year Award for annual Cultural Fashion Show (2008)