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Sigma Lambda Beta

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Incorporated is a Social Fraternity that was founded in 1986 at the University of Iowa. It is based on cultural understanding and wisdom. Most noteworthy is that 18 men whom 16 were of Latin American or Hispanic origin/descent founded Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Incorporated.

We believe in the principles of fairness, opportunity, and equality of all men no matter what race, culture, or ethnicity. Our biggest goal is to see that all of society can realize the importance of these three principles. In order to achieve this goal we all strive to model these behaviors and present ourselves in a gentlemanly and educated fashion.

On April 30th 2010 four honorable men chose to bring Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Incorporated to the University of New Haven. Since then we have dedicated ourselves to making a difference on campus by using our diverse background to promote cultural awareness. With our motto “Opportunity for Wisdom, Wisdom for Culture,” we promote our four principles; Brotherhood, Scholarship, Cultural Awareness, and Community Service.

Delta Chi

The Delta Chi Fraternity, Inc. was founded in 1890 at Cornell University.  Originally a law fraternity, its basic philosophy is based on education, character, justice and friendship.  The New Haven Chapter of Delta Chi was chartered on October 17, 1981 and has many alumni, including UNH staff members Jon Gondor, Timothy Palmbach, and Martin J. O'Connor.

The brothers of the New Haven Delta Chi are very active in the West Haven community.  They sponsor an Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive and have record turnouts of donors thanks to all the students and staff. The brothers continue community service efforts with helping out a yard clean-ups, the Special Olympics, and participating in the MS Charitable Walk.

During the summer of 2007, The Delta Chi Fraternity, Inc. held its bi-annual leadership college in Iowa City, Iowa and the New Haven chapter received numerous awards including community service excellence and philanthropy recognition.  This past summer the brothers attended their 56th convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The fraternity holds many social and intramural events with the sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon, Phi Sigma Sigma, and Chi Kappa Rho with events ranging from Monday Night Football parties, flag football, kickball, hiking up the Sleeping Giant Mountain, and going to haunted houses.  The brothers are dedicated to the improvement of Greek Life on and off campus as they are very active in the IFSC, and very close to the many brothers in the New England area including UCONN, Bryant, and UMASS. 

Kappa Gamma Rho

The fraternity of Kappa Gamma Rho was founded on April 16, 1997.  We are largely a community service based fraternity with social ideals.  The Brothers of Kappa Gamma Rho believe that Brothers come before anything else.  The goals of Kappa Gamma Rho include promoting goodwill in the surrounding community, enhancing Greek and student life on campus, and promoting quality, diversity, and unity through Greek Life.  We work hard with the university to have students participate and have an active role in the Undergraduate Student Government Association.  One of our biggest events includes our annual Say What Karaoke, which is held each semester.  We also take part co-sponsoring many school events and participate in outside community events such as, the Lupus Walk, Diabetes Walk, MS Walk and various soup kitchens in the greater New Haven area.

You are a student for four years, you work for twenty, but you are a brother for life.

Lambda Alpha Upsilon

Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. is a brotherhood of professional men working to promote the development of the Latino community throughout colleges and neighborhoods across the nation. The Hermanos of Lambda Alpha Upsilon are committed to uniting the community by working with other groups to promote cultural awareness and understanding. We sponsor programs that celebrate the richness of our heritage. The brotherhood serves as a support system to assist its members in realizing their personal and professional goals and empowers the Latino community by establishing a network of professionals. The Hermanos of Lambda Alpha Upsilon strive to become positive and productive role models within their universities, communities and professions.

Although Lambda Alpha Upsilon is a Latino-oriented fraternity, membership is not limited to students of Latino descent. The brotherhood enjoys and welcomes a vast and diverse group of individuals representing many ethnic backgrounds. It uses this diversity to learn from its members and preserve its strong fraternal bond. Lambda Alpha Upsilon is constantly looking for bright, energetic and professional men who hold the same vision and are willing to grow with us; both as members of existing chapters or as founding Hermanos of new chapters.

Understanding the principles, upon which we were founded, helps us work toward a brighter future. If you share our vision and would like further information about our fraternity, how to become a member, or how to establish an undergraduate chapter at your academic institution please contact our National Director of Collegiate Affairs or our National Director of Expansion.

Sigma Chi

The fraternity known today as Sigma Chi was founded in 1855 after six members of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Chapter in Miami, OH were disbarred after questioning the principles of thus chapter.  James Caldwell, Isaac Jordan, Benjamin Runkle, Franklin Scobey, Thomas Bell, and Daniel Cooper were the six members that felt that a fraternity's structure should be based solely on justice, rewards based on merit and honesty.  Shortly after being disbarred the six members came into contact with a man named William Lewis Lockwood who possessed remarkable organizational talents which led to the birth of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Fittingly the three ideals of the founding fathers (friendship, learning, and justice) are to this day the underlining elements of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.  Sigma Chi believes in diversity, and within diversity comes a variety of opinions in points of view which altogether leads in a vast amount of opportunities and advantages for our organization. Our fraternity encourages independence for congenial and genuine friendship which we believe is the only structure for associations dealing with collegiate brotherhood.  A long lasting tradition of Sigma Chi reads "men possessed with different temperaments, talents, and convictions" states that we are an organization that encourages you to be yourself because we believe that a wide variety of different talents will only result in the best for our organization.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

The mission of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is to promote the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, and service for our members based upon the ideals set forth by our Founders and as specifically enunciated in our creed.

The True Gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from good will and an acute sense of propriety, and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity; who is himself humbled if necessity compels him to humble another; who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe.

Phi Beta Sigma

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C, January 9,1914, by three young African American male students. The founders wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service. The founders wished to create an organization that viewed itself as "a part" of the general community rather than "apart from" the general community. Fraternity's motto: "Culture for Service and Service for Humanity."