Lambda Sigma Upsilon (ΛΣΥ) (“L-S-U” or “Upsilons”) is a Latino oriented Greek letter intercollegiate fraternity founded on April 5, 1979 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
The fraternity is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and a member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).
Lambda Sigma Upsilon
Symbol — ”Taino Native”
The concept of forming Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc. began in 1978. During the period of the mid to late 1970s protests and acts of civil disobedience became commonplace as students asserted their disappointment with Rutgers University, professors’ tenure, national issues, and Latino student rights. The protest became so fervent they began closing down institutions and buildings, specifically the Livingston Library as well as Rutgers men’s basketball games.
As the acts of civil disobedience continued, students began to meet and be acquainted with each other from the protests. Some students were particularly upset with the treatment of Latino student interests and issues. A small group of these students began to meet at the Livingston Student Center and discuss the formation of an organization that would help students meet their goals and provide a family away from home. As the discussion continued, more men began to join the conversation eventually the group reached 20 members. Most of these men had met, at some time or another, during the protests or acts of civil disobedience, and thus shared common interests in the need for taking action to bring about positive change.
|The twenty founders of Lambda Sigma Upsilon|
|Jorge Ball||Julio Maldonado|
|Felix Cabral||Angel Melendez|
|Jose DeLeon||Nelson Molina|
|Jorge Dutel||Waldo Morin|
|Raphael Equavil||Roberto Muniz|
|Frankie Gonzalez||Alberto Rivera|
|Luis Gonzalez||Miguel Rivera|
|Nelson Gonzalez||Osvaldo Rodriguez|
|Cesar LeDuc||Jose Sabater|
|Eduterio “Junior” Maldonado||Raul Torres|
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Lambda Sigma Upsilon (ΛΣΥ)
- Founded On: April 5th, 1979 – Rutgers University
- Type: Cultural and Social Fraternity
- Colors: Baby Blue and White
- Flower: N/A
- Nicknames: LSU-Upsilons
- Chapters: 67 Undergraduate
- Website: www.lsu79.org
- Motto: Latinos Siempre Unidos — “Latinos Always United”