Latino America Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. ( or 'LAU' also known as 'Lambdas' and 'Condors') is a Latino oriented Greek letter intercollegiate fraternity founded on December 10, 1985 at the State University of New York at Buffalo when sixteen men formed a support group to provide a social and cultural outlet for students of Latin American descent. The university's Greek system lacked an organization dedicated to the needs of the Latino community. To meet those needs, the group chose to pursue recognition as the first Latino-oriented Greek-letter organization on campus. The founding fathers represented various ethnic backgrounds, demonstrating the diversity of the Latin American community. The unity realized by these men became the foundation upon which the fraternity was established. The interest group searched for a reputable organization with which to affiliate, however, did not find one to suit its needs.
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