Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Members of Lambda Theta Alpha

About Lambda Theta Alpha

Suspended - Fall 2014

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%)