In 1975, there was no Latino Fraternities in existence in the United States. The Greek-letter organizations of the time primarily catered to Anglo and African-American students and graduates. Lambda's founders, as men of vision, realized there was a need to unite the Latino students and develop their leadership skills, impart upon them the value of an education, and instill in them a commitment to their community and culture. The traditional student club would not suffice to accomplish such lofty goals. Hence, Latino unity and brotherhood would be achieved through a long recognized institution - the fraternity. This newest addition to the Greek system would be the first in the nation by identity and by name:
Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Incorporated
*For a more in depth history on our origins, please visit this website: http://www.lambda1975.org/insidelambda/ourhistory.aspx
The Beta Beta Chapter of Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity Inc. was established at the University of Texas at Arlington April 4th, 1999 by 6 gentlemen who have set the foundation for future Lambdas at UT Arlington.