Sigma Lambda Beta
International Fraternity, Inc.
During the fall of 1986, Baltazar Mendoza-Madrigal began to explore the idea of establishing a Latino-based Fraternity at the University of Iowa. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the need and feasibility of creating a new social Fraternity with an emphasis on Latino Culture. After the first meeting, the enthusiasm in favor of the Fraternity was intense and on Friday, April 4, 1986, the members finalized the philosophy and ideology of the Organization.
At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign during the Fall of 1990 a group of young men who wanted an organization that served their needs and wants, looked into establishing a fraternity. By the start of the Spring '91 semester, the pieces were in place to start a chapter at UIUC. On April 14, 1991 through much hard work and dedication Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. was founded at UIUC.