Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

Sigma Gamma Chapter

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Message From Our President

Name: Joel Garibay Ramirez

Why SLB? Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Incorporated was built upon Latino-Based values and the advancement of underrepresented communities. The organization stands for utilizing our diverse knowledge, experiences, and network to better the lives of our families, communities, and the world.  My first year I told myself I was not going to join Greek life, but I changed my opinion when I discovered multicultural Greek life and their values my second year. I considered Beta's because as a first generation student I wanted to be part of a diverse group that understood my struggle, would ground me to UCSB, and helped me grow professionally, socially, and academically.  I joined SLB my second year after I got to know the brothers more throughout Fall quarter and researched what SLB was about. I joined SLB because the brotherhood is unique, genuine, empowering, and provided a community I felt welcomed in.

History

  • Established: April 4th, 1986 at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

  • Colors: Royal Purple and Pure White

  • Mascot: White Stallion Mustang

  • Founding Fathers: Bro. Mario Buendia, Bro. Enrique Carbajal, Bro. Thomas Carrasquillo, Bro. Manuel Chavarria, Bro. Jose Fong, Bro. Rodolfo Garza, Bro. Luis Jimenez, Bro. Luis Marquez, Bro. Baltazar Mendoza-Madrigal, Bro. Eric Montes, Bro. Kuy Ou, Bro. Olakunle Oyeyemi, Bro. Jaime Ramirez, Bro. Olivero Rivera, J.J.R.C., Bro. Eugenio Soria, Bro. Juan Valdez, Bro. Ricardo Zamudio

  • Principles: Brotherhood, Scholarship, Community Service, and Cultural Awareness

  • Motto: “Opportunity for Wisdom, Wisdom for Culture”

  • Sigma Lambda Beta has over 130 Undergraduate Chapters. The Western Region has 22 chapters, including our Sigma Gamma Chapter at UC Santa Barbara.

  • The Oh So Stunning Sigma Gamma Chapter was Established Nov 2, 2008.

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Philanthropy 

  • Our philanthropy is the Victor Correa CPR Awareness Day, where our chapter offers CPR certification to members of our community

  • The primary purpose of Sigma Lambda Beta is to promote Latino culture based upon the values of fairness, opportunity, and equality.

  • SLB gives its members an outlet to voice their concerns within their communities. By doing this we can find ways to resolve those issues and in turn help advance our communities.

  • We are a Non profit organization

  • Non members are able to join us and learn what SLB is about during our week of welcome events

Other Information

Highest Fraternity GPA for Fall 2019 & Winter 2020

2019-2020 Fraternity Chapter of the Year

Highest Fraternity Volunteering hours: 2019-2020 Academic Year

Recruitment chair's contact information

Fun facts

  • Sigma Lambda Beta is the largest & fastest growing Latino-based Fraternity with multicultural membership.

  • SLB has chapters from coast to coast

  • Sigma Gamma has more than 10 races and ethnicities

  • Only Active Fraternity allowed to stroll on campus

  • Nickname is “Betas, Lambda Betas, SLB”

Volunteering hours per quarter:

  • 13 per member required

  • Fall 19- 216 hrsWinter 20 - 303.25 hrs

Quarterly GPA:

  • Spring 20 - 3.445

Cost to join/any financial assistance:

  • New Member Fee: $346

  • Broken up into two different payments (more information available at sigmalambdabeta.com)

  • National Brother Dues: $127.25 per semester

  • If someone is struggling financially don’t let that be a reason to not look into SLB or other organizations. We understand that finances are stressful and do work out payment plans. Anyone is welcome to come spend time with us and is not required to apply or be interested in joining Sigma Lambda Beta.

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