Lambda Sigma Upsilon (Λ Σ Υ)
FOUNDED: 1979, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
CHARTERED AT DELAWARE: APRIL 8, 2006
PHILANTHROPY: HIV AND AIDS RESEARCH
MOTTO: LATINOS SIEMPRE UNIDOS
OFFICIAL MASCOT: TAINO INDIANS
COLORS: BABY BLUE & WHITE
NATIONAL WEBSITE: www.lsu79.org
As we celebrate over 35 years of existence, Lambda Sigma Upsilon continues to make significant strides to better uplift young men of all cultures, the campus community, and the community-at-large. Currently Lambda Sigma Upsilon is comprised of 60 chapters across the United States. We are the fastest growing Latino Fraternity in the nation.
The Zawadi Chapter was established on the University of Delaware campus on April 8th, 2006. Since then the chapter has made great strides in exemplifying the goals and principles of LSU. We aim to not just to benefit and impact ourselves, but the community at large. Through hard work and dedication, the Zawadi Chapter has had much success earning recognition for its efforts not just at the University level but at a National level as well. As collegiate men who have overcome many obstacles throughout the course of our lives, we pride ourselves in continuing the work set forth by those who came before us. “In order to know where you are going, you must understand where you come from”. If you would like to contact us personally and learn more about the REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT which is LSU feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our founders were men who believed that the minority population at colleges and universities were not getting the attention they so desperately needed to advance their academic successes. With this notion, they created Lambda Sigma Upsilon to act as a support group for minorities, as well as provide a family away from home. As proof to this, our founders developed 4 Goals that would embody the purpose of Lambda Sigma Upsilon. These Goals are:
1. Academic excellence - Ensuring that our brothers earn their degree is a main focus within Lambda Sigma Upsilon. We believe that our brothers will go beyond the extra mile to ensure that all academic goals are achieved.
2. Cultural awareness and diversity - Lambda Sigma Upsilon maintains a strong emphasis on cultural awareness. We do not go by a typical "Greek" system (Alpha, Beta, etc.); rather we let each new chapter create its own identity, ensuring that their legacy is passed down. The diversity of the fraternity is very evident amongst our brotherhood. Over 40 countries are represented in Lambda Sigma Upsilon, thus making LSU one of the most diverse fraternities in the country.
3. Brotherhood - LSU prides itself on its unique and diverse brotherhood. Brotherhood provides not only a group of individuals a sense of family away from home; it helps individuals gain a new perspective on college life. Brotherhood also provides various networking opportunities with individuals who share common interests.
4. Being role models to the community - Lambda Sigma Upsilon is well known for its service to the campus community and the community-at-large. Various projects include a charity basketball game vs. the New York Giants and Jersey City Police Department, AIDS Walk NY and NJ, NetAid Global Campaign for Education, and the American Red Cross Remembers September 11th Campaign, MercyCorps for Haiti, Keep a Child Alive and most recently "Live Safe Campaign"