Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.

Nu Chapter

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Message From Our President

Hello, my name is Joanna Fuentes, and I am the President of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Incorporated. Our organization has three pillars that we strongly believe in and strive to exemplify, which are sisterhood, service, and academics. I joined, because I wanted to find a strong support system. Our organization is different from others, because we step and stroll with Machetes to show womxn empowerment. I am a first-generation college student, and wanted to find resources plus get more involved. Sisterhood in Lambda Theta Nu means supporting one another, and creating an environment where we feel accepted and are allowed to grow. It is a home away from home. Greek life has benefitted my academic and personal life, because I have received a lot of support from my sisters. For example, we motivate each other to study, have study jams, and I am constantly encouraged to be the best I can be. I have gotten to meet so many people and have amazing experiences that I would not have had otherwise. My favorite quote is “Once A Lambda, Always A Lambda.” Alumni still come to graduation each year, and support the active chapter so much. It is so encouraging to see women who have graduated pursuing their professional careers, and giving undergraduate sisters advice.

History

On March 11, 1986, Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Incorporated was founded at California State University, Chico. A group of 18 women banded together to create a safe space for other women. These women wanted to create an environment that promotes growth and well-being. The founding mothers focused on ways to help themselves and their community. The organization upholds three pillars, academic excellence, community services, and sisterhood. Our chapter here at UCSB was founded on September 26th, 1999.

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Philanthropy 

Tijeras is Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc.’s national philanthropy which we fundraise for in order to encourage literacy in minority and underrepresented communities. In addition, we host a Latina Youth Leadership Conference (LYLC) once a year. LYLC’s goal is to increase awareness about higher education by allowing participants to learn and grow as Latina leaders. This conference is unique because it provides workshops, such as getting financial aid for college, prerequisites needed to apply for college, leadership, and team building activities. This year we organized a food insecurity workshop that informs participants about resources to be food secure. We also invite parents to come for workshops during LYLC where they can learn to support and encourage their daughters in receiving a higher education. Overall, our goal is to empower young Latinas to attend a university and increase the rate of Latinas graduating from both high school and college. Although our conference is aimed at Latinas, ladies of all ethnicities are welcome to participate, as our overall goal is to inform high school students about achieving a higher education and reaching for their goals. We pride ourselves on fundraising to award a scholarship to a Latina woman who is an incoming college freshmen student. 

Other Information

If you are interested in joining you can contact one of our Recruitment Chairs:

Pillars: Academic Excellence, Community Service, Sisterhood

Colors: Burgundy, Silver, White

Symbol: Silver Rose

Nickname: Lambdas

Fun Fact: 

  • We step and stroll with machetes as a form of womxn empowerment. 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ucsblambdas/

Minimum GPA is 2.7

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