Lambda Theta Phi
- Designation: Beta Zeta Chapter
- Type: Latino Interest
- Active Members: 9
- SJSU Founding: March 26, 2000
- National Founding: December 1, 1975 at Kean University in Union NJ
- 2011 Service / Philanthropy: 1,036 hours of service, $1,300 raised for charity
- Scholarship: Fall 2012—2.46, Spring 2012—2.53
- Colors: Brown and White
- Flower: White Carnation
- Symbol: n/a
- Motto: "Chivalry Above Self"
- Nickname: The Lambdas
For More Information
- Adopt-A-Family and Adopt-A-Classroom Christmas Giveaway
- Founders Week
- American Heart Association Awareness Week
- Chivalry Isn’t Dead Week–Domestic Violence Awareness Week
- Making Strides–Annual Breast Cancer Walk
- Lambda Luau–Annual Spring Day Party
- Lambda Luvin’– Annual Spring Club Event
- Legacy–Annual Fall Club Event
- Second Harvest Food Bank Brown Bagging
- Grant Elementary School Boys' Mentor Program
SUSPENDED SPRING 2013 FOLLOWING THREE CONSECUTIVE SEMESTERS OF NOT MEETING ACADEMIC
About Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.
In 1975, there were 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, 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.
Lambda Theta Phi provides college students of diverse backgrounds and descents, working together to be part of a family with a mission. What is this mission? To cultivate a spirit of brotherhood, to value an education, to promote unity among Latinos and all cultures, to be proud of and cherish our heritages, to assert roles of leadership, to develop character, to practice chivalry, and to serve mankind. In short, to raise the social and cultural conscience of the male college student.
History of Beta Zeta Chapter
In the spring of 2000, 10 freshmen at San José State University embarked on a voyage to join the First Latin Fraternity in the Nation. We founded Beta Zeta on March 26, 2000. The Founding Brothers decided to join Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity Inc. because of the Vision, Mission and Values that the organization carries. After many years of Brotherhood we continue to work with our peers, community and future Brothers. We pride ourselves on what our chapter has contributed to the San Jose Community. Beta Zeta Chapter will continue to welcome college males of all walks of life to embark on a lifelong journey that will greatly enhance the college experience.