La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity was established on February 19, 1982 in order to address the shortcomings of academic institutions in meeting and addressing the needs of Latino students in higher education. Founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity primarily seeks to take a leadership role in meeting the needs of the Latino community through cultural awareness, community service, and promotion of the Latino culture and people.
Since its inception in 1982, La Unidad Latina has remained on the vanguard of political and community empowerment by developing influential leaders that strive to exert knowledge and power into its peers in order to attain mutual success.
LUL is committed to academic excellence, leadership development and cultural enlightenment, enhanced by a diverse cognizant membership. LUL strives to preserve and promote an inclusive intellectual environment for its members, in addition to the general community.
Message from the Chapter President
|Hello Fellow Huskies,
My name is Curtis Gongora, and I am a PROUD Hermano of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated. I am the current chapter President of the Incomparable Beta Iota chapter founded at the University of Connecticut on April 11, 2009 by 6 strong and independent young men. As a chapter, we are a trailblazing group of determined individuals that strive to be a voice for the under-represented and marginalized by cherishing their identity in pursuit of our pillars- Academics, Brotherhood, Culture, and Service!
Being an Hermano of my fraternity, and more specifically - my chapter, has brought me countless opportunities to travel, learn to find & utilize resources around me, ask for help, succeed academically, prioritize my professional development, and more than anything; gain a true sense of brotherhood. I’ve never grown more and been so in touch with myself as a person until joining La Fraternidad! For that I am grateful PARA SIEMPRE!
President: Daniel Lopez
Expectations of Excellence Standings
|New Member GPA||N/A||3.776|
|Total Volunteer Hours||38||40|
|Overall Chapter Status||Navy||Navy|
|Semester||Fall 2022||Spring 2023|
|Updated: July 2023|
|Year Established at UConn:||2009|
|Chapter Name:||Beta Iota|
|Nickname:||LUL, Elite Lambdas|
|Colors:||Brown, Gold, White, and Red|
|Symbol:||The Fraternal Shield|
|Philanthropy:||P.A.T.H.E. Initiative (Providing Access to Higher Education)|
|Motto:||"La Unidad Para Siempre" (Forever United)|
|Signature Event:||Noche Dorada "Golden Night" Banquet, Masoquista, Lambda Bodega, Golden Table Talks|
Interested in Lambda Upsilon Lambda
Please fill out the Beta Iota Interest Form
We are looking for interested gentlemen who are:
- Dedicated to the pillars of our Fraternity (Academics, Brotherhood, Service, and Culture)
- Passionate about empowering the Latinx and POC communities
- Striving for Academic, Personal, and Professional Development
- Looking for a strong sense of Brotherhood!
All interested in joining a fraternity or a sorority at UConn must complete The First Step: An Orientation for Potential New Members and pass the quiz with a score of 20. Once you have completed the orientation, we encourage you to reach out to the chapter to find out more information about membership.
Organizational Conduct History
No findings of responsibility