Lambda Theta Nu - Iota


105 Kerckhoff Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90095

United States



In the fall of 1985, at California State University, Chico a group of Latina women like many others searched for the one thing that would make their college experience a memorable one. During their search they struggled to find an organization that was willing to look past the color of their skin, background, etc. It was then that in March 11, 1986 Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. was founded at California State University, Chico with its three pillars of Academic Excellence, Community Service, and Sisterhood. In spite of all those that believed that the organization founded by the 18 beautiful intelligent women would not last, after 24 years we are still standing strong proud, beautiful, intelligent and true to our beliefs.



The purpose of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. shall be to open doors of opportunity to the Latinas of our community. Our primary focus is academic excellence and meeting the needs of Latina women in higher education. Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. also promotes the advancement of Latinas through various campus activities and community services, and provides an environment for personal growth within a unit of Sisterhood. Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. priorities, however, will be placed upon academic excellence and community service.





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President: Monique Aldrete
Vice President: Samantha Oregel
Treasurer: Perla Saldivar
Secretary: Arlette Zazueta


Chapter Facts

Founded: March 11, 1986 at California States University, Chico

Established: September 22, 1996 at the University of California, Los Angeles

Colors: Burgundy Silver and White

Nicknames: Lambdas

Symbol: Silver Rose

Pillars: Academic Excellence, Community Service, Sisterhood


Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. steps/dances with machetes to symbolize our culture and the strength of Latina woman.

Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. is a founding member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).

Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. has an established Alumnae Association (NALA)

The Iota Chapter is a founding member of the Latino Greek Council at UCLA.

The Iota Chapter is the first Latina/o Greek letter organization at UCLA.



2013-2014 LGC Organization of the Year

2013-2014 LGC Chair of the Year: Albany Vega

2013-2014- Cesar E. Chavez Award: Karla Estudilo, Vanessa Estudillo

2013-2014 Organizational Leadership Award: Iris Zamudio

2013-2014: Pyramid Award: Margarita Bolanos

2013 Standards of Excellence 1st Place

2012 Standards of Excellence 1st Place

2012-2013 LGC Community Service of the Year

2012-2013 Campus Involvement Cup 

2012-2013 LGC Chapter President of the Year: Stephanie Calderon

2008-2011, 2013, 2014  NAK Flowery Wars Champions



In the Fall of 1996, a group of strong and determined Latina women came together in search of an organization to supplement their lives as women in higher education. At the end of this search they came upon Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc., the first and most prestigious Latina-based sorority established on the west coast. After some time and dedication they brought to UCLA what would become the first Latina-based organization on campus. Fourteen years later, the Iota chapter of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. remains strong, upholding the values of our organization with pride. The chapter opens the doors to women in higher education, through various campus activities and community services, some of with include our Latina Youth Leadership Conference. LYLC provides young women with resources that aim at opening the door of opportunity and success.




Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc's national philanthropy is Latino Literacy, TIJERAS Project "Cutting through to enhance education opportunities for Latinos." Tijeras serves as the umbrella concept to address the Latino Communities educational needs by focusing in the areas of Latina Leadership and Latino Literacy. Tijeras are 2 blades held together by a pin. This community service is represented by the 2 blades of academic excellence and community service held together by the pin of our sisterhood. Other Lambda community services; Latina Youth Leadership Conference: Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc. organizes, facilitates, and sponsors this annual conference for about 300 junior and high school girls with the goals of increasing awareness of higher education, leadership skills development, self-esteem enhancement, A-G requirements workshops, financial aid workshops, positive decision making skills development, respect, and cultural pride. We furthermore participate in at least 6 community services per year among them: AIDS/Revlon walk, Padres Contra Cancer, Clothes/Toy drive, College Fair, Dribble for the Cure. Finally, The "Lambda Scholarship" is an annual scholarship we award to a graduating high school senior.