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National Association of Latin Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)

NALFOThe National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc., (NALFO) is an “umbrella” coalition established in 1998 to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of all Latino fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education. Today, NALFO’s 16 fraternities and sororities are bound by a shared commitment to fraternal unity, family values and empowering Latino and under-served communities.


Syracuse University is home to 8 NALFO chapters: 

Lambda Alpha Upsilon



Lambda Alpha Upsilon's National Website

Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity Inc. was founded on December 10, 1985 at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The sixteen founding fathers had a dream of uniting the Latino community and raing the awareness of Latino culture on their campus.

Since then Lambda Alpha Upsilon has continued to work hard to keep that dream alive, through community service, educational and entertaining functions Lambda Alpha Upsilon strives to perpetuate its Latino-oriented culture at the University at Buffalo and abroad.

The mission of Latino America Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. is to be a network of professionals that promotes brotherhood, scholarship and service to the community. The fraternity promotes brotherhood by providing its members personal and professional support on an undergraduate and alumni level. Our members pursue scholarship not only for professional advancement, but to attain personal growth. The brotherhood serves the community by sponsoring events which aide those in need, promoting cultural awareness, and enriching the collegiate environment from all walks of life. Every member must continue to uphold the mission and goals of the fraternity, as they are the common values that distinguish us as Hermanos of Lambda Alpha Upsilon.

Lambda Pi Chi



Lambda Pi Chi's National Website

Zeta Chapter was founded and established on the Syracuse University campus on April 5, 1997. Four dedicated women banded together to bring Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/ Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. to this campus. They sought to be part of an organization that would impact and ultimately bring forth unity within the Latino Community. Through their research, these women realized they wanted an organization comprised of individuals that exhibited strength, determination, commitment, and the motivation to meet the needs of Latinos in America and that welcomed all women. 

After extensive interaction with the women of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/ Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., it became clear that these were women whom possessed the leadership qualities that would meet the goals of the Syracuse University student body and make a difference in the Latino community. It was evident that these women were seeking change and coordinating events and programs, which enhance the Latino community. Since 1997, Las Hermanas of Zeta Chapter have engaged in a myriad of service efforts and have been recognized for their efforts with several distinguished awards.

Lambda Sigma Upsilon



Lambda Sigma Upsilon's National Website

The brothers of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc., strongly believe that many individual and collective successes can be achieved through the efforts of a culturally diverse brotherhood of college and university men who, through close association with each other, maintain honesty, commitment, respect, and trust. The maintainance of these qualities is nurtured in large part through the diversity of culture and through self-awareness and self-respect. Among the results of actions taken in these states of being are the promotion of friendship and Brotherhood, the development of individual character, the advancement of justice and opportunity, and the acquisition of soundness and excellence in education. 

Lambda Theta Alpha



Lambda Theta Alpha's National Website

The purpose of Lambda Theta Alpha shall be to provide a sisterhood based on unity, love, and respect. To develop strong leaders who will then provide and practice political, social and cultural activities. To promote unity through charitable and educational programs. To maintain a higher standard of learning and serve as a voice for all students.

Lambda Upsilon Lambda



Lambda Upsilon Lambda's National Website

La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated was established on Friday, February 19th, 1982 at the prestigious Ivy League institution that is Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Our organization was founded by 13 visionaries that sought to revolutionize society for the prosperity of Latinos, and humanity as a whole. Realizing strength in numbers and the power of uniformed voice, La Unidad Latina’s primary objective was to address the inadequacies of academic institutions in meeting and addressing the necessities of minority students to succeed in higher education. Since that glorious day in 1982, we have successfully created a formal structure for the positive presence of underrepresented groups at institutions of higher learning across the nation. La Hermandad function socially in a unique and positive manner, providing an atmosphere in which each Hermano can be himself and share his experiences. Most notably, in creating a sentiment of family, every Hermano has a place that he can truly call home, and a place where he will be respected and supported in all endeavors. La Unidad Latina continually redefines the concept of brotherhood. La Fraternidad promotes intellectual, cultural, and academic strength in its members in order to prepare them for lives as both leaders and team members, in their communities and worldwide.

Omega Phi Beta



Omega Phi Beta's National Website

Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is a Latina-oriented, women service organization comprised of prominent collegiate and professional leaders. Our members are not only dedicated to their personal development and accomplishments but the success and betterment of all women in today's world. In our daily lives, we bear in mind the strength of the women that have come before us while striving to serve as mentors to the women of future generations. We also serve as a sisterhood, an intimate support network, where all members have an outlet for self-expression and individual growth. Xi Chapter is an active undergraduate chapter located in Syracuse, New York. 

The purpose of Omega Phi Beta is to Serve and Educate people of diverse backgrounds through sisterhood, leadership, and guidance. As positive role models, we promote unity of all cultures, focus on the empowerment of our gender, and raise the standards of excellence in our academic, social and personal endeavors.

Phi Iota Alpha



Phi Iota Alpha's National Website

Phi Iota Alpha's mission is to develop leaders and create innovative ways to unite the Latino community. Our fraternity's roots extend to the late 1800s, to the first Latino fraternity, and to the first Latino student organization in the United States.

Our brotherhood is composed of university and professional men committed towards the empowerment of the Latin American community. We do this by providing social events, cultural programs, & activities geared towards the appreciation, promotion & preservation of Latin American culture.

Sigma Lambda Upsilon



Sigma Lambda Upsilon's National Website

Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. exists to create a bridge between all women committed to seeking the advancement of Latino(as). The organization was founded at the State University of New York at Binghamton on December 1, 1987 by Cynthia Santiago, Adriana Zamora, Carmen Garcia, and Carol Torres. These women pledged the then co-ed chapter of Lambda Upsilon Lambda/La Unidad Latina Fraternity, Inc. with sincere goals of establishing an organization that would serve the needs of Latinas nationwide. Through their efforts, they have created an organization that provides sisterhood and support, while also promoting academic achievement, service to the community and cultural enrichment. Their vision has created a voice for women in an academic setting.

The essence of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. is epitomized by the diverse cultural backgrounds and customs that allow our Hermanas to share each other's heritage. Through mutual respect, trust, honesty, and academic support, we also share this common goal-to unite and empower all Hermanas. Our relentless commitment to each other is the reason why we consider our sisterhood lasting: "Hasta La Muerte".