By Ashlynne Macan |Staff Writer|
Greek week 2012 was so much fun! From the dodgeball and volleyball games, to the tug of war, and ending it with lip syncing and Relay for Life, we had a blast.
This week the gentlemen of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. will be hosting a Taco Sale Fri. May 11 on campus
Let’s take a bigger look into their organization.
The Gentlemen of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. were founded on the campus of CSUSB on April 17, 2010.
Recruitment Chair, Jaime Garcia says, “We have a national philanthropy called the Victor Correa CPR awareness.”
Their colors are royal purple and purest white and their mascot is the white stallion
“Currently we have over 100 chapters, 20 colonies, and over 15 active Alumni Associations. Making us the largest Latino-based multicultural fraternity” said Marcos Pineda, the Cultural Awareness chair for the Kappa Delta chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta at CSUSB.
Their motto is “Opportunity for Wisdom, Wisdom for Culture”
Some of the things they have participated on campus are:
- Late Night with Rec Sports
- USFC Open House
- All Greek mixer
- CSUSB Transfer day
- Lambda Theta Alpha’s Stroll Fest 2012
- Relay for Life
The gentlemen also hosted educational workshops such as:
- Let’s Talk about Sex with the Ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha
- Diabetes Workshop
- Beta Bootcamp
Marcos stated that “Becoming Greek I have learned many lessons, but some things that stood out to me are that as Greeks we are held to a higher standard then your usual student. While the media shows off Greek Life as nothing as partying, what isn’t seen is our struggles to be the very best that we can be as far as oneself, academically, socially, to our communities and philanthropically, and overall to be prime examples to our families and friends.”
“My affiliation with Sigma Lambda Beta has broadened my perceived mental and physical limitations. This can be partly due to the fact that our alumni is always returning and reminding us to get our masters and doctorate degrees. Because of this high expectation and support system of my fraternal family, I have learned to be confident with myself, to think outside the box, and how to manage my time wisely. But becoming Greek in general has thought me how to better work with other people outside of my organization. It has given me the opportunity to meet people with different backgrounds” said Jaime.