Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Members of Lambda Theta Alpha

About Lambda Theta Alpha

The first Latin Sorority in the nation, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated was founded in 1975 at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. LTA is a group of women focused on improving community service, representing universal women, and promoting higher education.

In 1998, here at San José State University, an interest group was formed. Ater a year and a half of hard work and dedication, ten lovely ladies established Beta Xi Chapter on January 19, 2000. The ten founding sisters established a chapter for several reasons. Some of these reasons being to have a support group for minority women, for community involvement, for sisterhood, and most importantly, academic excellence.

Silver Laurel Chapter


Chapter Information

  • Deisgnation: Beta Xi Chapter
  • President: Tina Castellanos
  • Websites: National
  • Type: Latina Interest
  • Active Members: 8
  • SJSU Founding: January 19, 2000
  • National Founding: December 1975 at Kean University in Union NJ
  • 2012 Service / Philanthropy: 78 hours of service, $350 raised for charity
  • Scholarship: Fall 2013 — 3.18, Spring 2013—3.25
  • Colors: Burgundy and Grey
  • Flower: n/a
  • Symbol: n/a
  • Motto: "Latin By Tradition Not By Definition"
  • Nickname: LTA, Lambda Ladies
  • Annual Events: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital fundraiser, Breast Cancer Awareness Program, and Saturday Academy


Awards and Recognition (2012–13)

  • Academic Improvement Award
  • Chapter Management Award
  • Best in Council (USFC)
  • Silver Laurel Chapter (2012 Standards of Excellence – 1720 points, 86%)