Greek Life


Sigma Lambda Beta

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Sigma Lambda Beta


Royal Purple and White


White Stallion Mustang


Red Carnation


The Betas


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  • Latino Vote USA
  • The Bro. Victor Correa CPR Awareness Day
  • Hero Street U.S.A.

Mission Statement:

The mission of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Incorporated is: To nurture and further a dynamic, value-based environment that utilizes our historically Latino based fraternity as a catalyst to better serve the needs and wants of all people


Since its inception in 1986, Sigma Lambda Beta has established the ideals of fairness, opportunity, and equality of all men without regard to their race, culture, or ethnic background. Their biggest goal is to see that all of society can realize the importance of these three ideals through the following principles:

Brotherhood – As Brothers of Sigma Lambda Beta we pride ourselves in creating a family-oriented atmosphere at our respective campuses. It is this support network that we have been able to create that makes our organization so powerful.

Scholarship – Academic success and higher education is our main goal as collegiate men. It is through our brotherhood that we can enhance academic retention and ensure a high percentage of graduating members as well as members perusing post-baccalaureate degrees.

Cultural Awareness – A great deal of emphasis is placed on spreading cultural awareness on each of our campuses. We believe that only through heightened awareness of the rich cultures we all share we will increase our understanding, tolerance, and acceptance of one another.

Community Service – As able men, we believe it is our responsibility to give back to our communities through service and philanthropic endeavors. Some of our most popular service events include: Bro. Victor Correa CPR Awareness, Vote Latino, Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, etc.


In the early spring semester of 1986 at the University of Iowa, Baltazar Mendoza-Madrigal wanted to further expand the possibility of a Latino-based organization with multicultural membership that would promote a positive image of the Latino Community at the University of Iowa and other Universities located throughout the Nation by scholastic achievements, eternal Brotherhood, the dissemination of our unique and rich culture, and our service to our community.

On April 4, 1986, the members finalized the philosophy of the organization, and the eighteen men who came to study in the US from Latin America, Africa & Asia became the Founding Fathers of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Incorporated. They were inducted as brothers at the university's Danforth Chapel with the following principles in mind: brotherhood, scholarship, community service, and cultural awareness.



  • Sigma Lambda Beta was founded April 4 th, 1986 at the University of Iowa
  • The Largest and Fastest growing Latino based fraternity with over 144 entities
    • 116 chapters, 14 colonies, 17 alumni associations
  • The fraternity’s motto is the opportunity for wisdom, wisdom for culture.
  • The fraternity’s flower is the red carnation
  • The fraternity’s mascot is the white stallion mustang


*A Student Service Fee Funded Program