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Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Gammas)

"Cultivating leaders, strengthening communities"

Contact: Jonathan Ramirez

Email:  jramire2@usc.edu

Organization Email: uscgammas.president@gmail.com

National Website: www.gammas.org

Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. established December 3rd, 1987 is proud to be the first Latino Interest Fraternity on the West Coast. For over two decades, this fraternity has become an instrument for promoting the development of Latino males in higher education and has served as a vehicle for creating the Latino leaders of tomorrow. Our establishment is based on the principles of Academic Excellence, through which we encourage and support Latino males in higher education; Community Service, allowing us to give back to our communities and those of similar backgrounds; and the Maintenance of the Latino Culture through Brotherhood. For the past three years Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has been recognized as the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organization(NALFO)’ s Fraternity of the Year.

Event Spotlight: Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. participates in a nationally sponsored Diabetes Prevention and Awareness Week. Brothers throughout the state work closely with their local American Diabetes Association office to sponsor a series of events, including healthcare workshops, screenings and nutrition classes with the purpose of increasing awareness within our community, which is so gravely affected by this disease.

We are also proud to be the official Greek sponsor of the California State Academic Decathlon. By coordinating with local Academic Decathlon offices, all chapters facilitate county competitions. Brothers aid in event logistics and serve as speech and interview judges for the competition, ensuring the ongoing success of a staple activity within California high schools.

La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.

Contact: Rafael Galdamez,

President: Giovanni Naverrete ; Michael Cuellar

Email: rgaldame@usc.edu ;gnava562@gmail.com ; mcuellar88@gmail.com

Chapter website:  http://lulsoutherncal.weebly.com/

 La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated is a fraternal service organization aimed at uniting Latino leaders in brotherhood in order to better serve the Latino community as well as others. Our organization extends to over 66 prominent undergraduate academic institutions and 13 alumni/graduate entities in most major American cities. In addition, La Unidad Latina is the only Latino-based organization chartered at every Ivy League institution. Enhanced by a diverse membership, we commit ourselves to academic excellence, leadership development, and cultural enlightenment. Ultimately, Elite Lambda Men develop to be socially conscious, politically active, and professionally polished individuals in order to imperatively address the issues affecting not only the Latino community but other communities as well.

Event Spotlight: The 4th Annual Battle of Troy: Step, Stroll, and Salute Exhibition showcased some of the best stepping, strolling, and saluting from around the country, including the New York Tri-State Area, Arizona, and California. Most importantly, all profits from this event were donated to a local high school, Central Los Angeles High School #9. Over $5,000 was raised and contributed to one of the high school’s academic programs. The program will send a number of students to Ireland so they can further explore the performing arts, ultimately contributing to the school’s mission of educating and encouraging the pursuit of higher education through performing arts.

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Email: delta_phi@lambdalady.org

National Website: www.lambdalady.org

Lambda Theta Alpha was founded at Kean University, in NJ in December of 1975, as the first sorority ever created to cater towards the needs of Latinas in the nation.  The purpose of Lambda Theta Alpha shall be to provide a sisterhood based on Unity, Love, & Respect. To develop strong Leaders who will then provide and practice political, social and cultural activities. To promote Latino Unity through charitable and educational programs and to maintain a high standard of learning and serve as a voice for all Latino students. 

Lambda Theta Alpha is not an exclusive group of women. Although our roots are Latin, we have sisters from various cultures, nationalities and races including Caribbean, Caucasian, African American, European, Central and South American, Asian, Middle Eastern, and many more. We are an organization that fights for the empowerment of all women, regardless of their race, color, creed or religion.

Lambda Theta Nu Latin Sorority Inc.

“Ready to Blossom? We Can Help!”

Contact: Andrea Aldana

Email: agaldana@usc.edu

Organization email: lambdathetanu.tau@gmail.com taupresident86@gmail.com

Tau Chapter Website: www.tantalizinglambdas.com

National Website: www.lambdathetanu.org

Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. is an organization founded on three pillars: academic excellence, community service, and sisterhood.  As an academic organization, we encourage our members to challenge themselves in their studies and we currently have one of the highest GPA’s in the Multicultural Greek Council; in Spring 2013 we received our sorority's national Academic Excellence Chapter of the year award. Our goal is to offer support for our sisters not only throughout their undergraduate career, but also during their endeavors in post-graduate work and higher education.  In addition to participating in and organizing on-campus activities, we participate in various projects that help us serve the needs of our community and to serve as positive role models for our youth. Through these experiences, we help develop the leadership potential and skills of each of our sisters while developing and maintaining strong bonds with one another.  Our sisterhood extends past our undergraduate years, into the rest of our lives.

Event Spotlight: In the Spring of 2013, Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc. hosted the Latina Youth Leadership Conference at the USC campus. We brought in over 100 high school girls of color to introduce them to college life through various workshops. The workshops focused on college academics and financial aid, self-empowerment and opportunities in higher education. We hoped that through the event, the girls were able to set themselves up for success as they continue through high school and pursue higher education. In the same semester, our chapter was proud to award its first scholarship to a local college-bound senior.

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.

"Chivalry Above Self"

Contact: Christopher Gomez

Email: christbg@usc.edu

Organization Email: contact@usclambdas.com

Lambda Theta Phi provides the Latino college student the opportunity to be part of a family with a mission: To cultivate a spirit of brotherhood, to value an education, to promote unity among all Latinos, to be proud of and cherish our heritage, to assert roles of leadership, to develop character, to practice chivalry, and to serve mankind. Lambda Theta Phi raises the social and cultural conscience of the Latin male college student.

Event spotlight: Every semester, Lambda Theta Phi hosts "Feed the Less Fortunate." Brothers come together with other organizations to make food to be distributed to the homeless in Skid Row the next day. The event provides its participants with a real eye opening experience regarding the homeless problem in downtown Los Angeles.

Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated –Phi Chapter

"Serving and Educating Through Our Diversity"

"Sirviendo y Educando a Traves de Nuestra Diversidad"

Contact: Maria Cuevas

Email: ipialsolo@gmail.com

Organization Email: Phi@OmegaPhiBeta.org

Web: www.omegaphibeta.org

Founded on March 15, 1989 at the University of Albany in New York, Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated strives to serve and educate people of diverse backgrounds through sisterhood, leadership, and guidance. As positive role models, we promote unity of all cultures, focus on the empowerment of our gender and raise the standards of excellence in our academic, social, and personal endeavors.

USC's 2011 Campus-wide Greek Organization of the Year, OPBSI – Phi Chapter, was chartered at USC in the Fall of 2003. It was the first MGC organization to Probate and Surface at USC, bringing many east coast traditions to the west. Proud of the struggle and hard work that went into bringing our organization to campus, we stand up for what we believe and have worked hard to get our deserved respect. Our chapter continues to bring great programming to campus and has received National recognition for our Leadership and Unity Conference: Project UJIMA. We are the first Latina-based organization in USC's history, to win the community service award at the university's all council’s Greek awards. In addition we were also the first Greek-lettered organization to be awarded Organization of the Year for the Latino Student Assembly. Through hard work and dedication, Phi Chapter was has been awarded several awards which include LSA's 2010-2011 Organization of the Year, MGC's 2010-2011 Sorority of the Year, OPBSI Chapter of the Month (March 2011), USC's 2010-2011 Campus-wide Greek Organization of the Year, and USC's 2010-2011 Student Organization of the Year Finalist out of 750+ on-campus organizations Our most Recent awards include OPBSI 2011 Chapter of the Year and USC's Diversity Programming Award 2012.

Sigma Delta Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

"Excellentia et Fides Intra Fraternitus"

Contact: Fortino Reyes

Email: freyes@usc.edu

Twenty-one devoted students founded the Alpha chapter of Sigma Delta Alpha Fraternity, Inc. at USC on April 22, 1995, thereby establishing the first and largest Latino fraternity on campus. Brothers of Sigma Delta Alpha are university men who embody the spirit of Brotherhood and assist each other in achieving academic, social and personal goals. We are a proud fraternity that acknowledges a shared cultural heritage. The brothers represent their people in the world of academia and strive to be positive role models to youth in their community.

Event Spotlight: Sigma Scholarship. Sigma Delta Alpha provides full-Tuition scholarships to disadvantaged students in Mexico.

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. 

“Opportunity for Wisdom, Wisdom for Culture”                    

Contact:Eric Ochoa

Email: ericoho@usc.edu

Organization Email: slbusc@gmail.com

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. was established at the University of Iowa in 1986 by 18 men of diverse cultural backgrounds. Since its establishment, Sigma Lambda Beta has become the largest, fastest growing, and most successful Latino-based multicultural organization. Built upon the principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship, Community Service, and Cultural Awareness, Sigma Lambda Beta’s mission is to better serve the needs and wants of all people.

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. values fairness, opportunity, and the equality of all men regardless of their race, culture, or ethnicity. We are committed to creating and expanding multicultural leadership, promoting academic excellence, advocating cultural awareness and education, and establishing a brotherhood amongst all intelligent and dedicated young men on university campuses across the nation.

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. (SLG)

"Culture is Pride, Pride is Success"

Contact: Stephanie Aceves

Email: smaceves@usc.edu

Organization Email: slgatusc@gmail.com 

Web: http://www-scf.usc.edu/~uscslg 

National Web: www.sigmalambdagamma.com 

Sigma Lambda Gamma strives to be the premier organization committed to providing a mechanism of empowerment to all women. Our members have recognized the need for togetherness and support among women of all cultures at their universities and colleges. We are determined to contribute to the overall success of women in the world. Recognizing our responsibility to the progression of a positive global community, we stress the importance of morals, ethics, and education in our daily lives. Sigma Lambda Gamma is a Latina founded multicultural based sisterhood. Nationally, we represent over 113 nationalities in our 94 chapters.

Event spotlight: During the Fall semester, the Nu Alpha chapter at the University of Southern California hosts "Check Yourself."  It is an event dedicated to educate the USC community on Breast Cancer and what they can do to support awareness, as well as help out the cause. We bring in survivors, doctors and representatives from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. During the Spring semester, our signature event is "Empowering Women". This event serves to expose individuals to the stories, accomplishments, and challenges women from different cultural backgrounds have faced. The distinguished women who speak, on the panel, demonstrate how they have become leaders in our society, on their own.