Lambda Theta Phi Fraternidad Latina, Inc. was founded at Kean College on December 1, 1975. The fraternity originated in response to the needs of the Latino population at Kean. The concept of the Fraternity was used to unify the different Latino clubs and organizations in order to have a more effective means of accomplishing goals and objectives. With this in mind, the Fraternity's Founding Fathers continued their struggle to establish the only Latino Fraternity at Kean College. Since then, the fraternity has grown to encompass over 50 chapters nationwide.

Lambda Theta Phi is a non-profit social/service fraternity, the first Latino brotherhood in the United States to bring men of various origins together in a fraternal organization. The fraternity's primary goals include working with all Latino peoples, striving towards unifying our community, enhancing cultural awareness and a high standard of learning, all for the enrichment of humanity. Lambda Theta Phi fosters leadership, promotes scholarship, and engages in community service.

The fraternity sets out to accomplish its goals through responsible political and social action. Lambda Theta Phi has participated in numerous voter registration drives, operated free citizenship registration assistance, conducted Hispanic recruitment days (introducing thousands of high school students to college), walked in anti-drug rallies, sponsored noted speakers to college campuses, marched in Latin parades and programmed cultural and educational events.

In recognition of its accomplishments, Lambda Theta Phi received commendations from the American Red Cross for fund raisers benefiting victims of: earthquakes in Italy and Mexico, mud slides in Puerto Rico, volcanic eruptions in Colombia, hurricanes in Florida and the homeless in the United States. The fraternity received commendations from the Division of Youth and Family Services and various other community and state organizations. Lambda Theta Phi also received a proclamation from the New Jersey State Senate.

Membership is open to all college males, regardless of race, creed or culture. The brotherhood includes men of many descents who work together to realize the organization's common goals. Brothers of Lambda Theta Phi have become lawyers, scientists, accountants, engineers, recording artists, community activists, entrepreneurs, public servants, politicians and leaders in various areas. Lambda Theta Phi brothers have held such positions as President of the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association, Executive Director of ASPIRA Inc. of New Jersey, National Director of the Cuban Voters League and New Jersey State Congressman.

Finally, Lambda Theta Phi was the first Latino fraternity admitted into the National Interfraternity Conference in 1992. In addition, Lambda Theta Phi became one of the seven founders of the nationally recognized Latino Greek Council. Also, in 1994, Lambda Theta Phi became the first Latino fraternity with a published history with the release of The History of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.

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