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Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. Announces Miami University Expansion

For Immediate Release:
May 3, 2021
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. welcomes its newest entity, the Miami University Affiliate Chapter, founded in Oxford, Ohio, on May 2, 2021. The Affiliate Chapter is the first Latino Fraternity on campus and the seventh undergraduate entity in the state of Ohio. The Affiliate Chapter’s founding line, “Legado Lamat,”  is made up of the following students:

Bianca Colon
Maricela Lopez
Marisol Hernandez
Meirielys Castaneda Ceballos
Nikki Rose Lescano
Olivia Thomas
Paula Concha Fernandez








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Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. Announces Nicholls State University Expansion

For Immediate Release:
April 19, 2021
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]


Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. welcomes its newest entity, the Nicholls State University Affiliate Chapter, founded in Thibodaux, Louisiana, on April 16, 2021. The Affiliate Chapter is the first Latino Greek Letter Organization on campus and the first undergraduate entity of Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. in the state of Louisiana. The Affiliate Chapter’s founding line “R.E.I.G.N. 5”  is made up of the following students:

Denise Rivera Alcantar
Edwin Gonzalez
John Paul Perez
Maria T. Espejo Serrano
Tyler Legnon


This milestone event was made possible by the Expansion Committee, chaired by Franky Garcia, including Georgia Alcazar, Monica Sanchez-Torres, and Zachary Palomo. The committee represents alumni experience from the following chapters: Zeta - University of Illinois at Chicago, Chi - Lewis University, and Alpha Iota - Western Illinois University.


About Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc.
Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. was founded in 1985 at the Ohio State University as a Latino-interest fraternity by 13 Noble men and women. The mission of Alpha Psi Lambda is to promote continued personal and collective growth of our membership, success and unity through education, leadership, cultural awareness and community service. The Fraternity has 37 collegiate Chapters and 8 Affiliate Chapters.
Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc.
PO BOX 804835
Chicago, IL, 60680
The Nation’s First and Largest, Coed, Latino-interest Fraternity
 

Standing For Our Youth

For Immediate Release:
April 16, 2021
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected] 

Chicago, IL - Our Black and Latinx communities are hurting. Two young people, 13 year old Chicago Public School student Adam Toledo and 20 year old Daunte Wright, a new father, from Minnesota, recently lost their lives. These two avoidable deaths have shaken our community and country once again.

We vehemently stand in support of justice for our young people and people of color. We demand change, action, and education so that everyone is protected by the institutions of our democracy. Our BIPOC community deserves to feel safe.


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Announcing Patricia Flores as Inaugural Director of Health & Wellness

For Immediate Release:
March 11, 2021
Contact: Jesus Ramirez
Email: [email protected] 

Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. announces the appointment of Hermana Patricia Flores as the inaugural Director of Health & Wellness. Patricia joined the Fraternity at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Beta Chapter, in Spring 2007. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from UIUC and holds a dual Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Public Health from Benedictine University.

Patricia has a diverse background, including acting as a liaison for the International Health office at Northwestern Medicine, where she assisted international patients as a confidant, city ambassador and coordinated the overall patient experience, and advocated for diversity and inclusion within the hospital. She has assisted Professor Juliet Sorensen, founder of The Northwestern Access to Health Project at the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University, where she prepared educational presentations for workshops to teach community leaders and reviewed grants to increase funding for the program. This project is an interdisciplinary initiative focused on human rights, health and development in communities around the world that utilizes teams from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Kellogg School of Management, and Northwestern’s Masters in Public Health program to assess and implement health and human rights projects in Ethiopia, the Dominican Republic, Mali, Nigeria, and Lebanon, among other developing nations.


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Announcing Avant Griffith as Inaugural Director of Title IX

January 11, 2021
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected] 

Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. announces the appointment of hermana Avant Griffith as the inaugural Director of Title IX. Avant joined the Fraternity at Ohio University, Eta Chapter, in Spring 2016. She possesses diverse experience working with cases involving domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, substance abuse, mental health, and Title IX. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminology from Ohio University and is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in School Counseling with a concentration in urban student populations at Trinity Washington University. Avant is certified in Mental Health First Aid for adults and youth while pursuing certifications to become a diversity, equity, and inclusion specialist, as well as a trauma and crisis specialist. She is currently working as a child outreach worker providing developmental screenings to toddlers. Avant has also been a member of the Fraternity’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Resource Committee (SAPRC) since its inception.

The position for Director of Title IX is a result of collaboration with the Fraternity’s SAPRC and marks Alpha Psi Lambda’s next step towards education and prevention of sexual assault. The Director of Title IX will oversee the SAPRC, evaluate policies and procedures regarding Title IX, and work closely with the Vice President of Standards and Policy.

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Statement on Recent Acts of Domestic Terrorism

January 7, 2021
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL In the past 24 hours, we have taken time to digest the events that have happened at the nation’s Capitol. Many of us are feeling mixed emotions of anger, frustration, sadness, and fear.  This, compounded by the difficulties over the past year brought on by the pandemic, continued injustices to our communities, and experiences of personal loss make it even more horrifying. 

We would be remiss not to acknowledge the continued double standards and lack of accountability regarding white supremacy and acts of domestic terrorism. We need to lean on each other in times like these. We implore you to take care of your personal well-being. Consider taking social media breaks as reading and watching non-stop media coverage can be overwhelming. We urge you to talk with each other, your peers, your families, or your mentors about your emotions and thoughts as you process recent events. Please know that you may seek help and care from the members of the National Executive Board as well.

You may also find resources available on the National website that may be helpful: https://www.alphapsilambda.net/mental-health-and-wellness 



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Passing of Fraternity Founder, Marisol Lugo

For Immediate Release:

Noble Familia,

With a heavy heart that we inform you that our noble Founder, Marisol Lugo, has passed away. 

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Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. Announces Reestablishment of Omicron Chapter at Texas A&M International University

November 17, 2020
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. is excited to announce the reestablishment of Omicron Chapter at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, TX, on November 16, 2020, with the line, “Los Anhelantes”:

Ana Alvarado
Daniel Perez
Fatima Barrera
Pedro Segovia
Rosalia Montelongo
Yuliana Rodriguez






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Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. Announces California State University, Fullerton Expansion

For Immediate Release:
November 14, 2020
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. welcomes its newest Affiliate Chapter at California State University, Fullerton, founded in Fullerton, CA, on November 13, 2020. The founding line, “Deus Ex Machina,” established the Affiliate Chapter:

Brenda Heredia
J Jesus Rojas
Star Salazar
Valeria Cruz Anaya
Zamir Carballo






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Alpha Psi Lambda Announces 2020 National Executive Board Election Results

For Immediate Release:
July 20, 2020
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, VP of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. announced its National Executive Board election results at the Fraternity's first virtual National House of Delegates. The following officers began their two-year term on July 1st, 2020.

  • National President – Violet Torres Bollar
  • Vice President of Administration – Jessica Garcia
  • Vice President of Standards & Policy – Andrea Feschenko
  • Vice President of Expansion – Michelle Maday
  • Vice President of Alumni Affairs – Christina Espino

The National Executive Board serves as the main administrative body of Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. These officers are responsible for the overall management of the Fraternity and provide services that include: support and expansion of undergraduate Chapters; training and development of membership; building of alumni networks and fostering relationships with the Universities and Fraternity/Sorority community. 


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Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. Announces the 2020 Class of The Noble Order

For Immediate Release:
July 15, 2020
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - The Noble Order serves to honor members of Alpha Psi Lambda who have shown exemplary service to the Fraternity and/or made significant contributions to the betterment or advancement of the organization. Only 5 recipients are inducted every five years. The Noble Order designation is the highest award a member can receive.

We are pleased to announce the newest members to receive this prestigious award:


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Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. Announces 2019-2020 National Awards

For Immediate Release:
July 14, 2020
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. is proud to announce its National Award winners for the 2019-2020 academic year. These awards recognize individuals and chapters within our membership and community who have successfully exemplified high standards of leadership, service, scholarship and unity. This year we had an exceptional amount of applicants - Thank you for all your hard work!

This year's recipients were as follows:



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Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. Takes Action on Sexual Assault Prevention and Support for Survivors

For Immediate Release:
July 14, 2020
Contact: Violet Torres Bollar, National President 
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - The National Executive Board recognizes the need to do more to prevent and educate our members on sexual assault and provide support to survivors. As a followup to our initial statement in June 2020, we have created a new exploratory committee, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Resource (SAPR) Committee. The mission of the SAPR Committee is to improve protocols for addressing concerns of sexual assault and foster conversations on how to provide resources, trainings, and updates for our membership. 

In addition to the committee, the National Office is taking the following steps to implement training and awareness:


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Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. Suspends Alpha Delta Chapter at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

For Immediate Release:
July 10, 2020
Contact: Violet Torres Bollar, National President
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - In response to the investigations conducted by both Alpha Psi Lambda and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the Alpha Delta chapter of Alpha Psi Lambda Fraternity has been suspended through Spring 2021, returning to campus Fall 2021. This action is being taken due to hazing incidents that occurred during the Spring 2020 semester. 

Alpha Psi Lambda’s Standards Board and National Executive Board held a series of in-depth interviews and deliberations around the investigation into hazing allegations against Alpha Delta chapter. After careful consideration, the National Executive Board made the decision to suspend the Chapter based on the findings and recommendation of the Standards Board. The University’s investigation outcome was in agreement with this decision.


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Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. Supports International Students and Our Members Affected by Federal Action to Block Visas

For Immediate Release:
July 7, 2020
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - On Monday, new regulations released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced, “Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States. The U.S. Department of State will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools and/or programs that are fully online for the fall semester nor will U.S. Customs and Border Protection permit these students to enter the United States.”1

We value the cultural and educational impacts our international members give to our organization and our country. Our National Office will do everything we can to support our members and chapters that may be affected by this.


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Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. Announces Newest Chapter

For Immediate Release:
June 28, 2020
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. would like to congratulate our newest undergraduate entity that has successfully petitioned for Chapter status at our virtual National House of Delegates on June 13, 2020. Affiliate Chapters wishing to be conferred Chapter status must demonstrate a variety of success metrics related to their development and sustainability including, but not limited to, fundraising, membership intake, and community service. It is our pleasure to announce the granting of Chapter status to Alpha Xi, University of Lynchburg.

About Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc.

Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. was founded in 1985 at the Ohio State University as a Latino-interest fraternity by 13 Noble men and women. The mission of Alpha Psi Lambda is to promote continued personal and collective growth of our membership, success and unity through education, leadership, cultural awareness and community service. The Fraternity has 37 collegiate Chapters and 6 Affiliate Chapters.




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Alpha Psi Lambda Stands United in Support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

For Immediate Release:
June 6, 2020
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - On Monday, June 08, 2020, the Supreme Court may determine if the Trump administration ended the program lawfully. However, the decision is subject to further delays. It is unclear how the status of DACA recipients will be affected in the event that the Supreme Court rules in favor of the Trump administration. The future is uncertain, but we are in this together.

Nearly 800,000 have received work permits and deportation relief through the DACA program. More than 200,000 DACA recipients are employed in essential industries, with almost 30,000 recipients being healthcare workers. DACA recipients do not only have a presence in the economy but are necessary to restore the health of the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. Supports Every Sexual Assault Survivor’s Right and Power to be Heard

For Immediate Release:
June 4, 2020
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda takes all allegations of sexual harassment and assault seriously. We believe sexual assault is inexcusable and have worked diligently to address any incidents that are brought to our attention appropriately. The standard procedure of Alpha Psi Lambda’s National Office is to direct individuals involved in sexual harassment and assault to their University and/or local authorities, as Alpha Psi Lambda does not have the capacity or tools to investigate these incidents to the extent they deserve. The National Office independently escalates all reports to the University to ensure the proper authorities can take appropriate actions. 

In regards to the concerns raised by a member of the Ohio University community, Alpha Psi Lambda followed protocol by directing the individual to contact their University and/or police immediately and in support of the individual, we then informed the University of the concerns. 


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Resources for Supporting the Black Community

A Collection of Resources for Supporting the Black Community

We are listening. We hear and see our Familia who make up the Black community and we see our Familia who are fiercely standing up for and taking action demanding change within our society. Demanding our country’s leadership to also take action and educating others so that everyone is protected by the institutions of our democracy.

To further support this movement, we have compiled a list of various resources from our peers, members and communities to aid in the commitment to nobility and justice.

Sign a Petition or Contact Your Representatives

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Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. Stands in Solidarity with the Black Community

For Immediate Release:
May 29, 2020
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. is devastated and enraged by the ongoing acts of violence against the Black community including the recent murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. As an organization composed of a diverse membership, we stand in solidarity with the Black community, including all intersectional communities such as the Black and Disability Community and the Black LGBTQ+ Community, and ask that you join us in a call for justice for the lives lost unnecessarily.  

We ask our members to self reflect on their own biases, speak up against racist acts, and reach out to us if you need support or resources. We urge our membership to use caution and safety when participating in demonstrations. Remember, change begins within ourselves: 


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