Intake for Recognized CBFOs
Recruitment in Culturally-Based Fraternal Organizations is also referred to as “intake.” The intake process for each chapter is different and occurs throughout the semester, however each group hosts information sessions where any interested students can attend. Other activities held over the course of the semester are to help educate and inform prospective members on the unique programs and opportunities that exist within those groups.
Students wishing to join a culturally-based fraternity or sorority must meet the LMU requirements to join: at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and 12 units completed.
For more information on these organizations please contact GreekLife@lmu.edu and we will connect you with chapter leadership.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (ΑΚΑ)
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908 by nine college students. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. Its membership is comprised of distinguished women who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills and are involved in the global community through advocacy and service. Alpha Kappa Alpha has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for citizens worldwide and promoting peace. Loyola Marymount University’s Tau Kappa chapter was chartered November 13, 2011.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (ΔΣΘ)
Twenty-two undergraduate women founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. on January 13, 1913 at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide services and programs to promote human welfare. Tau Delta, Loyola Marymount University’s chapter was founded on April 22nd, 2000.
Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. (ΛΘΝ)
Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. was established on March 11, 1986 at California State University, Chico by 18 dedicated women. Founded on the pillars of Academic Excellence, Community Service, and Sisterhood, Lambda Theta Nu strives to foster growth, promote cultural awareness, and be a home away from home. Each sister reflects who we are – strong, dedicated, giving, and limitless. Established by Raquel Avila (LMU ‘07), the Alpha Delta Chapter officially expanded to LMU in Fall 2013.
Throughout the years, the AuDacious sisters of Lambda Theta Nu have made it their mission to promote sisterhood and service to others in the LMU community and Los Angeles as a whole. The chapter has a 100% graduation rate and sisters have continued on to earn advanced degrees and certifications in the areas of Education, Business, and Counseling, to name a few. No matter what paths our sisters have chosen, we all come home to find support and a place to share our successes in Lambda Theta Nu. We are a sisterhood of diverse women, driven to promote educational excellence, bound by service to others and dedicated to professional advancement.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (ΚΑΨ)
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Indiana University, on January 5, 1911. Kappa Alpha Psi was founded by ten undergraduate men who sought a formula that would immediately raise the sights of black collegians stimulating them to reach accomplishments higher than they had imagined. The Fraternity's fundamental purpose is achievement. Members desire to encourage this notion honorably in every field of the human endeavor. With achievement as its purpose, Kappa Alpha Psi began uniting college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity. Subsequently, chapters began to spread in succession nationally. The Kappa Alpha Psi experience had generated serious interest among black college degree holders to form Alumni Chapters, thus expanding its members more rapidly.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc (ΦΒΣ)
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914. The brotherhood embodies “Culture For Service and Service For Humanity” and promote brotherhood, scholarship and service. Loyola Marymount University’s chapter will be re-chartered this year.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (ΣΓΡ)
Sigma Gamma Rho was organized at Butler University on November 12, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven young educators. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority aims to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership, development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization’s programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically and economically. The Rho Eta chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was chartered on the campus of Loyola Marymount University on December 8, 2006. Since the chapter’s inception, the young ladies that have joined have continued to uphold Sigma Gamma Rho’s values of Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service.
Sigma Lambda Beta Men’s Fraternity (ΣΛΒ)
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. (ΣΓΡ) is a Latino-based multicultural social fraternity that was founded in 1986 at the University of Iowa. Built upon the principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship, Community Service, and Cultural Awareness, Sigma Lambda Beta’s mission is to nurture and further a dynamic, value-based environment which utilizes its diverse multicultural membership as a catalyst to better serve the needs and wants of all people.
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. values fairness, opportunity, and the equality of all men regardless of their race, culture, or ethnicity. We are committed to create and expand multicultural leadership, promote academic excellence, provide cultural awareness and education, and establish a Brotherhood amongst all intelligent and dedicated young men on university campuses across the nation. In order to achieve this goal we strive to model these behaviors and present ourselves in a gentlemanly and educated fashion. The Beta Beta chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta has been a member of the Loyola Marymount University fraternity community since 1999.
Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority (ΣΛΓ)
The Alpha Beta chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. here at LMU was chartered March 12, 2000. This organization was founded on April 9, 1990 at the University of Iowa and built on the principles of academics, community service, cultural awareness, morals and ethics, and social interaction. The beginnings of this sisterhood came to be as five women wanted to lead the way for change in which women from diverse cultural backgrounds and identities could have an organization that provided academic and social support. SLG is an organization committed to providing a mechanism of empowerment to all women. Today, Sigma Lambda Gamma is the largest, historically Latina-based national sorority with a multicultural membership in chapters and alumnae associations throughout the nation. One of their national philanthropies is Breast Cancer Awareness and every fall semester they co-sponsor the LMU Think Pink 5k Run/Walk along with the FitWell Center and other organizations. SLG is a proud supporter of the TRIO Program, which involves Federal outreach and student services programs that are intended to help underrepresented students succeed academically and socially. The chapter host their philanthropic signature campus event Panther Crawl in the spring semester, all the proceeds from this event go towards the LMU Upward Bound Program Scholarship for the graduating seniors of Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet. At LMU, you’ll find Gammas rockin’ their majestic purple and shocking pink, showing the community their strolling skills at events like LipSync Stroll Off, and being involved in a variety of activities on campus that immerse them in cultures of like their own and learning of others. This is because every sister in Sigma Lambda Gamma lives by the motto Culture is Pride, Pride is Success.