Gamma Gamma Chapter de Lambda Theta Alpha
Gamma Gamma Chapter
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During the late 1990’s, the absence of Latino culture was becoming more noticeable at the University of Tennessee. More Latino students began to enroll into the university; however, something desperately needed to be done to invoke the presence of Latino culture and to pave the way for the future of Latinos at the university, especially that of Latino women.

A motivated young lady embarked on a mission to find a way to improve the campus environment. She began to research Latino organizations and found Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated. She fell in love with the sorority and everything for which the organization stands. Lambda Theta Alpha was exactly what the University of Tennessee needed to begin the process of change.

The young lady began to share her knowledge with others and by November of the year 2000, an interest group of six women was formed. During the spring semester of 2001, these six ladies worked diligently to establish a good relationship with the University and the sorority. Through several service projects and fundraisers, they were able to do just that.

Word of “The Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated” spread quickly. Soon the interest group of six women grew to nine. On April 25, 2001, the interest group was granted approval by the University of Tennessee to establish the Gamma Gamma Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated. These nine ladies were now on their way to becoming the founding line.

The group of nine women would not endure the process alone. They would join a group of seven ladies from Vanderbilt University who shared the same dream of becoming sisters of Lambda Theta Alpha. These sixteen ambitious young women paved the way for a wonderful Latina sisterhood in the state of Tennessee by founding the Gamma Beta and Gamma Gamma Chapters of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated.

On April 28th, 2001, the Gamma Gamma Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated was charted at the University of Tennessee. Lambda Theta Alpha would change the lives of these young women and will change the lives of many more to come.

Gamma Gamma Chapter soon began to thrive and even earned the title of “Chapter of the Month” for the Michigan Area in November of 2001. During her first year, the Gamma Gamma Chapter made a tremendous impact on the University of Tennessee campus. Sisters interacted on a weekly basis with the children of Eternal Life Ministries by offering tutoring sessions and holding college preparation seminars. Through their hard work, the sisters of Gamma Gamma Chapter were recognized by Panhellenic at the Annual Awards Banquet for having a chapter GPA higher than the All Sorority GPA. Gamma Gamma Chapter also had a successful Second Annual LTA week with exciting events such as a poetry slam, a Breast Cancer Awareness program, an evening with Magdalena Gomez, and a Latin culture night.

Through their diligence and dedication to the principles set forth by the founding mothers of Lambda Theta Alpha, the Gamma Gamma Chapter at the University of Tennessee will continue to thrive as well as impact the campus and Knoxville community.