Greek Name: Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity Incorporated
Chapter Name: Alkimia Chapter
Also Known as: The Upsilons
Motto: Latinos Siempre Unidoes (Latinos Always United)
Colors: Baby Blue, and White
Philanthropy: HIV/AIDS Research
National Founding Date: April 5th, 1979
Chapter Founding Date: April 24th, 2010
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The primary roots of Lambda Sigma Upsilon began in 1978. During that time, Rutgers University was a hotbed of political and academic controversy. Minority students, in particular Latinos, felt that they were not getting the attention they so desperately needed to succeed in their academic endeavors. This negligence was most prevalent on the Livingston College Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. During that time groups of students and protestors would conduct campus center sit-ins and take over university facilities such as the Livingston Library to make the university administration aware of their negligence. It is during these events where our founders met.
In the spring of 1979, a group of students of Latino descent began talking about creating an organization that would represent and meet the needs of the Latino student population on campus, help students achieve their goals, and provide a sense of family to those away from home. They would meet regularly at the Livingston Student Center, where more gentlemen joined in on the discussions. Soon this small group of men reached 20 members. Some of these men recognized each other from the protests and knew that they had something in common and that united, as a group, would be able to best suit the needs of their fellow students. After speaking for a number of weeks, they suggested that the group form their own brotherhood, a Latino Social Fellowship. These men decided that a Social Fellowship would best provide a support group to other students and also provide a family away from their own. The excitement of these gentlemen grew daily, and they would conduct regular meetings to formalize the Fellowship. At the Final meeting, in Tillett Hall at Rutgers University, Livingston Campus on April 5th, 1979, Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Social Fellowship, Inc. was established. The official motto of the fellowship was "Latinos Siempre Unidos" (Latinos Always United), thus the acronym "LSU".
Four strong individuals established the Alkimia Chapter of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity Inc. on April 24th, 2010 at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Becoming The Relentless Brothers of the Alkimia Chapter of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Incorporated.
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