Nickname: L-S-U, Upsilons
Founded Nationally: April 5, 1979 at Rutgers University, Livingston Campus
Established at STJ: November 9, 2010
Chapter: Notorious Najem
Colors: Baby Blue and White
Membership Requirements: Must have a 2.5 Cumulative GPA
National Site: http://www.lsu79.org Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the spring of 1979, a group of students of Latino descent began talking about creating an organization that would represent and meet the needs of the Latino student population on campus, help students achieve their goals, and provide a sense of family to those away from home. They would meet regularly at the Livingston Student Center, where more gentlemen joined in on the discussions.
Soon this small group of men reached 20 members. Some of these men recognized each other from the protests and knew that they had something in common and that united, as a group, would be able to best suit the needs of their fellow students. After speaking for a number of weeks, they suggested that the group form their own brotherhood, a Latino Social Fellowship.
These men decided that a Social Fellowship would best provide a support group to other students and also provide a family away from their own. The excitement of these gentlemen grew daily, and they would conduct regular meetings to formalize the Fellowship.
At the Final meeting, in Tillett Hall at Rutgers University, Livingston Campus on April 5th, 1979, Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Social Fellowship, Inc. was established. The official motto of the fellowship was "Latinos Siempre Unidos" (Latinos Always United), thus the acronym "LSU".