National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations

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The 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 9 NALFO Chapters: 

  • Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity
  • Lambda Pi Chi Sorority
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon Fraternity
  • Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity
  • Omega Phi Beta Sorority
  • Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity
  • Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority

Learn More About NALFO Chapters:


Pallaton Lux Pi Chapter of Latino America Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc

National Founding Date: December 10, 1985

Chapter Founding Date: April 21, 2012

Organization Values: Brotherhood, Scholarship and Community Service


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 that aid those in need, promoting cultural awareness, and enriching the collegiate environment. 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.


The vision of Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity is to expand our brotherhood and the services we provide to our communities while maintaining our culture and values. All endeavors pursued by the fraternity, as well as its members, must serve to realize and enhance the mission and goals of our fraternity..

New Member Dues: $600 for the first semester

Active Member Dues: $130 per semester

Length of New Member Period: 6 Weeks

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Members of Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. at their chapter banquet


Zeta Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Incorporated

National Founding Date: April 16, 1988

Chapter Charter Date: April 5th, 1997

Organization Principles: La Hermanda, La Comunidad, La Cultura Latina

Mission: To empower women by providing a supportive network dedicated to their personal and professional advancement. Our Hermandad is further advanced by our shared dedication and promotion of public service and cultural awareness, with an emphasis on Latino history, contributions, and experiences.

Vision: A lifetime network of Hermanas dedicated to empowering themselves and their communities.

New Member Dues: TBA

Active Member Dues: TBA

Length of New Member Period: Up to 6 Weeks

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Archias Chapter of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc.

National Founding Date: April 5, 1979

Chapter Charter Date: April 18, 2004

Organization Values:

Since its inception, Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc. has operated on the basis of four core values. The first is to contribute to and promote academic excellence among the brothers in pursuit of a higher education degree. The second is to promote cultural awareness as well as cultural diversity. The third is to be role models to students of higher education institutions and the community at large. Our fourth and final core value is an eternal brotherhood where men from all walks of life are supported by one another.


To uplift and unite underrepresented communities by empowering tomorrow's leaders.

Vision:  We, the brothers of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc. strongly believe that many individuals 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 maintenance of these qualities is nurtured, in large part, through the diversity of our cultures and through self-awareness and self-respect. Among these 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.

New Member Dues: $800

Active Member Dues: TBA

Length of New Member Period: 6 Weeks

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Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority


Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

National Founding Date: December 1st, 1975

Chapter Founding Date: October 26th, 2014

Organization Values: The principles of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated are Unity, Love, and Respect.


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


Lambda Theta Alpha’s core values are tied to our commitment to give back to the community. Our Founding Mothers served as pioneers to this movement when they devoted our organization to fostering a support group for women in higher education during a time when none existed. We strive to continue working towards the enrichment of marginalized communities and groups by dedicating our time to activism, fundraising, and volunteering.

New Member Dues: Varies each year

Active Member Dues: $150 per semester

Length of New Member Period: 4 Weeks

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Theta Chapter of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc

National Founding Date: February 19, 1982

Chapter Charter Date: April 27, 1991

Mission & Vision:  We are a fraternal service organization aimed at bringing men together in Brotherhood and uniting to serve the Latino community.


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.

New Member Dues: $750

Active Member Dues: $225

Length of New Member Period:  4 Weeks

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Kappa Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha, Inc.

National Founding Date: December 26, 1931

Chapter Charter Date: January 15, 1995

Mission:  Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity is committed to the development of professional leaders through shared experiences and fostered lifelong brotherhood. These men continuously promote the ideals of Pan-Americanism via intellectual dialogue, cultural awareness, and community service.

New Member Dues: TBD

Active Member Dues: TBD

Length of New Member Period:  Up to 6 Weeks

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Eta Chapter of Sigma Lambda Upsilon / Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.

National Founding Date: December 1, 1987

Chapter Founding Date: March 28, 1992

Organization Values:

  • Sisterhood/Hermandad:  Sisterhood is the foundation of our Hermandad, holding us together through our ideals of Sincerity, Loyalty, and Unity. Our relationships inspire us to work collectively in improving our communities, and empower us to become leaders both at the collegiate level and in our professional careers.
  • Academic Excellence/Excelencia Academica:  Academic excellence is crucial for one’s personal and career development. As a result, our organization fully encourages academic excellence, monitoring and supporting the academic progress of our undergraduate Hermanas. Our focus on academic excellence has lead to a significant improvement in our Hermanas’ GPAs as well as increased the graduation rates within our active chapters.
  • Leadership/Liderazgo:  Leadership has been described as the “process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.” Through empowerment and support, our organization strives to create leaders in our communities.
  • Service to the community and campus/Servicio a nuestra comunidad:  We believe that every individual has the capacity to influence others. As a result, we devote ourselves to serving our campuses and communities by giving, serving and volunteering. Our service is not only impactful, but also contributes to feelings of personal fulfillment and joy within our Hermandad. 
  • Cultural enrichment/Enriquecimiento cultural:  Our culture defines our past, embodies our present, and influences our future. We support and encourage each Hermanas to discover, preserve and endorse the wealth of all ethnic backgrounds in order to preserve the richness of our traditions and expand our knowledge of other cultures. This is evident through our on campus programs, national events, and daily interactions within our organization and beyond. Our Ideals are Sincerity, Loyalty and Unity.


Only Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. can authentically provide an everlasting sisterhood and an empowering sense of pride to our diverse members by intentionally contributing tools to distinguish ourselves.

Vision:  We pride ourselves as an organization of diverse collegiate and professional women dedicated to uplifting traditionally marginalized groups, specifically Latinx people and women. Since 1987, the Hermandad has been an outlet for professional development and personal growth to both its members and serving constituents. The sorority’s impact can be seen in the outstanding accomplishments of our Hermanas, the young women being mentored enrolled in our LADYS and PEARLS Programs, and through the lives of people touched by our many initiatives—proof that women of color can make a difference. Though our sorority is Latina-based, Sigma Lambda Upsilon is not Latina-exclusive. We take pride in serving as a non-discriminatory organization comprised of women from all cultures, creeds, disabilities, political beliefs, and sexual preferences.

New Member Dues: TBD

Active Member Dues: TBD

Length of New Member Period: Up to 6 Weeks

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