An unveiling legacy...
In 2007, the presence of a growing Latino population was becoming more apparent at Kennesaw State University. However, there was an absence of an organization that catered to the building of Latinos, even more so that of Latina Women on campus. A motivated young lady embarked on a mission to find a way to improve the Latino presence on the campus. In the Fall of 2007, Lila Parra along with a group of ladies sought to bring a new organization to campus. By December of 2007, an interest group was formed with Lila Parra, Nara Silva, Karen Garcia, and Samantha Pinzon being held together under the same dream of establishing a chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. at Kennesaw State University. In Spring 2008, Naretsi Rosas, Jessica Colotl, and Yudith Bautista, added to the dream that had initiated just a a couple months before. Shortly after, Sharon Suazo and Laura Rivera-Rozo joined the group. With hard work and persistence, this group of ladies became officially recognized as a student organization at Kennesaw State University as “The Interested Ladies de Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated” during Fall 2008. This powerful group of Latina women had a dream in mind and sought to make it a reality- To found a chapter that would be a role model for their campus community. Along with this achievement in the year of 2008, the KSU Greek Life expanded by adding the first Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) in which The Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated contributed to its establishment along with Lambda Theta Phi.
On April 12th, 2009, nine lovely ladies paved the way for a wonderful sisterhood by founding "The Shimmering Silhouettes" of the Epsilon Alpha Chapter de Lambda Theta Alpha Latin, Inc.
Lila Parra, Yudith Bautista, Sharon Suazo, Naretsi Rosas, Jessica Colotl, Nara Silva, Karen Garcia, Laura Rivera-Rozo and Samantha Pinzon became the nine founding sisters to establish a legacy of sisterhood based on Unity, Love, and Respect at Kennesaw State University. This Spring 2009 Founding Line, also known as “The Triple Triad”, opened the doors for Latinas and women of all ethnicities on campus. In Spring 2010, the chapter experienced it's first step of continual growth with Line One, "La Trinidad Resiliente.” In Spring 2011, "The Domineering Devotion" transformed the chapter with a dynamic duo of sisters for Line 2. In Spring 2012, Line 3 was born "La Pasion Poderosa" bringing in seven lambda ladies. They continued to experience growth in Spring 2013 when "The Enticing Persistence" added two more sisters creating Line 4. Recently, in Fall 2013 we cherished the addition of Line 5 "La Fortaleza Unida." The Epsilon Alpha Chapter continues to bring forth empowered ladies to further help the advancement of the chapter, KSU Greek Life, and the campus community as a whole.
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"I looked up and saw the shape of a silhouette in a heart of a lambda lady..."
- Karen Garcia
Founding sister #7 SP09
Epsilon Alpha Chapter