Lambda Theta Alpha was founded at Kean University in 1975 and later incorporated into an academic sorority in 1979. As the first Latina-based sorority in the nation, Lambda Theta Alpha strives to develop strong leaders that produce and engage in political, social, and cultural activities. Based on the principles of unity, love and respect, the sorority was established for the unification of women through charitable and educational programs. Although Lambda Theta Alpha is Latin by tradition, the sorority is inclusive to all women regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. Lambda Theta Alpha is a proud member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been the official philanthropic partner of Lambda Theta Alpha since 2010. LTA chapters across the country raise funds and awareness for St. Jude through campus and community events. Many LTA chapters host a signature event, the LTA Softball Tournament in the spring of each year.