Latino America Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. (ΛΑΥ or LAU, also known as Condors) is a Latino oriented Greek letter intercollegiate fraternity founded on December 10, 1985 at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
The founding fathers represented various ethnic backgrounds, demonstrating the diversity of the Latin American community. In the fall of 1985 at the University at Buffalo, sixteen young men decided to form a support group that would provide a social and cultural outlet for students of Latin American descent. The university's Greek system lacked an organization dedicated to the needs of the Latino community. To meet those needs, the group chose to pursue recognition as the first Latino-oriented Greek-letter organization on campus.
The founding fathers were:
Lambda Alpha Upsilon reserves the Lambda chapter designation for deceased Hermanos. Iterations beginning with the letter Lambda are reserved for alumni chapters as described below.
|Alpha||State University of New York at Buffalo||1985|
|Beta||Rochester Institute of Technology||1993|
|Gamma||St. John's University||1994|
|Delta||State University of New York at Oswego||1996|
|Epsilon||New York Metro Chapter||1996|
|Zeta||State University of New York at Delhi||1997|
|Eta||State University of New York at Old Westbury||1998|
|Theta||Southern Connecticut State University||1999|
|Iota||University of Florida||2001|
|Kappa||University of New Haven||2004|
|Mu||University of Wisconsin-Whitewater||2005|
|Nu||West Chester University of Pennsylvania||2007|
|Xi||University of Connecticut||2008|
|Omicron||Central Connecticut State University||2009|
|SUNY Binghamton Colony||SUNY Binghamton||2016|
|SUNY Oneonta Colony||SUNY Oneonta||2016|
|Milwaukee Colony||University of Wisconsin Milwaukee||2016|
|Trinity College Colony||Trinity College||2016|
|UWP Colony||University of Wisconsin- Parkside||2017|
The alumni chapters of Lambda Alpha Upsilon consist of working professionals and graduate level students, whom were inducted as undergraduate members and are established in the workforce or continuing their education while deciding to remain active within the fraternity. Lambda Alpha Upsilon also inducts interested men with at least a bachelors degree into one of the alumni chapters through the Graduate Induction Process. Lambda Alpha Upsilon officially recognizes the following alumni chapters:
|Lambda Beta||New York City Metro||2005|
|Lambda Gamma||Washington, DC Metro||2010|
|Lambda Epsilon||South Florida||2017|
The fraternity is a founding member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).