Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Inc. Established 1994
Herstory On April 2, 1994, two women came together to create an organization that fit their needs as Latinas at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus. The women discussed their ideas and goals for such an organization. It was on that day that DELTA TAU LAMBDA SORORITY was founded. Delta Tau Lambda has been recognized as a strong organization. It has been the hard work, pride and dedication of its members that has helped bring about excellence to university campuses, and the Latino community.
Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Inc. Founders: Maria Victoria Ramos and Darilís García-McMillian
Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Inc.♦ Colors: Brown and Gold♦ Symbol: African Lion♦ Stone: Diamond♦ Flower: Forget me not♦ Mottoes: Strength and Unity are the Key to Excellence Con Fuerza Construiremos, con Honestidad Creceremos, con Unidad Nunca Seremos Vencidas
∆ΤΛ PurposeDelta Tau Lambda is a community-oriented sorority. Ourmain objectives are academic excellence and community service. We strive to bring about change in the Latino community as well as in other communities of color. Agreat deal of our work involves the youth, for we believe that they are our future and we their role models. We believe that through our hard work, we will empowerothers to achieve for themselves and lead one another to greatness.
Goals♦ Community Service♦ Promote higher learning in Latino Youth♦ Convey in younger women, through our wisdom, to reach for their dreams using education as their tool.♦ Promote unity in the Latino community, to support each other, identify common problems and define collective solutions.♦ Expand our cultural horizons by working with other communities of color.
Lydia Cruz and Sandra Maria Ramos Scholarship The Lydia Cruz & Sandra Maria Ramos Scholarship was established in March of 1995. The two women chosen to name this scholarship have greatly influenced the lives of the Delta Tau Lambda Founding Mothers, Darilís García-McMillians grandmother and Maria Victoria Ramos sister. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating high school Latina student or a first-year college student, attending a 2 or 4 year institution of higher learning.
Salute to Latinas “Salute to Latinas: Fuerza De La Mujer” honors the accomplishments and strengths of all Latinas. We celebrate our history, cultures, and diversity with pride. We recognize women, university staff, students and alumni who have made an impact at a university and/or in their community. Our Salute to Latinas is a journey through our past, our present, as well as our hopes and dreams for the future.
Activities♦ Salute to Latinas♦ Annual Scholarship♦ Youth Day Picnic♦ Latino Voter Registration♦ Thanksgiving Baskets♦ Networking Meetings♦ “Break the Silence” Poetry Contest♦ Relay for Life♦ Domestic Violence Workshop♦ Race for the Cure♦ Child Safety Fair♦ Book Drives♦ HIV/AIDS testing and education
C h a r it a b le C aus esAs a community oriented organization we support thefollowing causes: Breast Cancer Diabetes HIV/AIDS Mental Health
Chapters and SistersCollegiate Chapters Professional/Alumni Chapters•University ofMichigan-Alpha • Detroit, MI – Alpha•Roosevelt University- LambdaBeta • El Paso, TX – Beta•Montgomery, LambdaAlabama-Gamma • Chicago, Il – Gamma•University of Texas, LambdaEl Paso-Delta •Portland, OR – Delta Lambda•Tampa, Florida-Epsilon •Avon Park, FL – Epsilon Lambda•Texas A&M-Zeta •Bay Area, CA – Zeta•Michigan State LambdaUniversity – Eta •Tacoma/Seattle, WA –•Wayne State Eta LambdaUniversity – Theta •Rio Grand Valle, TX – Theta Lambda•University ofNevada, Las Vegas –Iota•Northeastern IllinoisUniversity - Kappa
∆ΤΛ Contact Information We encourage all interested women to contact theNational Board at the address and e-mail below for moreinformation about starting a chapter or to answer any questions. Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Inc. PO Box 7714 Ann Arbor, MI 48107 DTLfirstname.lastname@example.org