About LTA and the National Convention
Lambda Theta Alpha (LTA) was established in 1975 as the first Latina-based sorority catering to Latinas and the all encompassing Universal Woman. The desire to progress, dedication to their community, and the aspiration for the advancement of the Latina women marked the beginning of Lambda Theta Alpha.
Today, we currently have over 120 undergraduate and graduate/alumnae chapters. These chapters span 21 states and Puerto Rico. Since our establishment, we have introduced our organization to more than 3,000 women. The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) recognized Lambda Theta Alpha as Organization of the Year five times, most recently in 2012.
Each year, LTA hosts a 3 or 4 day National Convention event. A variety of workshops focused on leadership development, philanthropic initiatives and academic excellence are offered to our undergraduate and graduate/alumnae members.
From 300-500 members engage in this event annually. As part of this important event, undergraduates experience enrichment through diverse workshops on graduate school, careers, financial aid, leadership development, healthy living, internships and cultural awareness. Our alumnae members attend various professional workshops such as finances, ethics, career development, retirement planning, interview skills and family planning.
During the National Convention, we also celebrate our many accomplishments within the community at our Annual Awards Luncheon.