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National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations
Facts
Established 1998
Members 21
Continent North America
Country United Statesmarker
Organization type Trade association


The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) is an umbrella council for 21 Latino Greek Letter Organizations established in 1998. The purpose of NALFO is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of all Latino fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education.

History

Established in 1998, NALFO, the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, set out to become the uniting force for Latin-based fraternities and sororities. Latino organizations had developed in different parts of the United States in their early years, and this created difficulties for the organizations to find information on their peer groups in an effort to come together. As a result, two different umbrella organizations evolved, the ConcÌlio Nacional de Hermandades Latinas, which primarily consisted of fraternities and sororities on the east coast, and NALFO which primarily consisted of fraternities and sororities that originated on the west coast. In the winter of 2001 the two groups merged under the NALFO name and made history in developing one umbrella organization for all Latin-based fraternities and sororities.

Currently there are 21 Latino/a fraternities and sororities that fall under the NALFO.

Member organizations

Name Type Founded/University Active Collegiate Groups Initiates Alumni Associations
Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority 10 March 1990, San Diego State University 6 200
Alpha Psi Lambda Fraternity 11 February 1985, Ohio State University 21 1700
Chi Upsilon Sigma Sorority 29 April 1980, Rutgers University 42
Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority 25 January 1993, Arizona State University 19
Gamma Phi Omega Sorority 17 April 1991, Indiana University 14
Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity 3 December 1987, CSU, Chico 16
Kappa Delta Chi Sorority 6 April 1987, Texas Tech University 36 2000
Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity 10 December 1985, SUNY- Buffalo 12
Lambda Pi Chi Sorority 16 April 1988, Cornell University 22
Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority 6 November 1992, SUNY- Geneseo 14
Lambda Sigma Upsilon Fraternity April 5, 1979, Rutgers University- New Brunswick 53 6000+
Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority December 1975, Kean College 116 11
Lambda Theta Nu Sorority 11 March 1986, CSU, Chico 37
Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity 1 December 1975, Kean College 100 10
Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity 19 February 1982, Cornell University 66 13
Omega Phi Beta Sorority 15 March 1989, SUNY- Albany 25
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity 26 December 1931, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 53
Sigma Iota Alpha Sorority 29 September 1990, SUNY- Albany, SUNY- Stony Brook and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 38
Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity 4 April 1986, University of Iowa 115 6000+ 19
Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority 9 April 1990, University of Iowa 117 5500+ 18
Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority 1 December 1987, SUNY- Binghamton 35


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