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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 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 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. 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. 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. 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 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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Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. Stands United With Latino Students At The University of Lynchburg

For Immediate Release:
November 19, 2019
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. extends its support to our members, the Latino students at the University of Lynchburg, and the greater community affected by recent events. The incident that occurred last week involving students who hosted an on-campus party that enforced culturally insensitive stereotypes is unacceptable. We are concerned to hear from students that this is not an isolated event. While we acknowledge that efforts to educate students on diversity have been made available, we urge the administration to give its students a voice to address these incidents. We applaud Darian Geddis and Laura Arriaza, current Lynchburg Affiliate Chapter President, for opening this dialogue with local media. We call on the community to join its students on their walkout this Wednesday to stand in solidarity and take action.

As members of the Latino community, we call on the University of Lynchburg to increase its efforts to change the culture of the campus and proactively protect students of all identities. Alpha Psi Lambda will continue to advocate for the needs and concerns of the Hispanic/Latino students.


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

For Immediate Release:
November 13, 2019
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

In 2012, President Barack Obama announced that undocumented minors who came to the United States as children and meeting specific conditions would be protected against deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program allowed eligible people to request deferred action for a period of two years (subject to renewal), granting them a lawful presence in the United States so they could attend school and apply for employment authorization. In 2017, the Trump administration moved to end the DACA program. Immigrant advocates have since presented a legal challenge to allow existing DACA recipients to renew their status. Today, November 12, 2019, the Supreme Court listened to oral arguments to determine if the Trump administration ended the program lawfully. Nearly 800,000 have received work permits and deportation relief through the DACA program. Many of the DACA recipients risked exposing their unauthorized status by submitting the DACA application and now face the possibility that the information they provided could be used to separate them from their families.

Alpha Psi Lambda unequivocally supports our members and those with DACA status and calls on the Supreme Court to preserve the protections against deportation for those in the DACA program. Additionally, we encourage our members to: 


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Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. Announces 2019 National Awards Recipients

For Immediate Release:
July 1, 2019
Contact: Jesus Ramirez, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. announces its 2019 National Award winners at the Fraternity's annual National House of Delegates held at Alpha Epsilon Chapter (University of Michigan-Dearborn) in Dearborn, Michigan.

This years recipients were as follows:

Undergraduate Awards



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Alpha Psi Lambda Announces Newest Chapters

For Immediate Release:
June 29, 2019
Contact: Manuel Colon, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. would like to congratulate our three undergraduate entities that have successfully petitioned for Chapter status at our National House of Delegates on June 21, 2019 at Alpha Epsilon Chapter (University of Michigan-Dearborn). 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 the following campuses: 

Alpha Lambda, Washington State University
Alpha Mu, Washington University in St. Louis
Alpha Nu, University of Dayton
 

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 expanded to include 36 collegiate chapters and 6 affiliate chapters located in 17 states across the nation.
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Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc.
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Chicago, IL, 60680
The Nation’s First and Largest, Coed, Latino-Interest Fraternity

Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. Announces Sewanee: The University of the South Expansion

For Immediate Release:
May 3, 2019
Contact: Manuel Colón, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. welcomes its newest entity, the Alpha Psi Lambda, Sewanee Affiliate Chapter, founded in Sewanee, TN on April, 27, 2019.

The Affiliate Chapter’s founding line, Dinámicos, is made up of the following students:


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Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. Announces Bradley University Expansion

For Immediate Release:
April 14, 2019
Contact: Manuel Colón, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. welcomes its newest entity, the Alpha Psi Lambda, Bradley University Affiliate Chapter, founded in Peoria, IL on April 13, 2019.

The Affiliate Chapter’s founding line, Tauro, is made up of the following students:

Andrea Hernandez
Andrew Puente
Eric Mendoza
Imelda Nuno-Garcia
Isabella Saucedo
Jaremy Hernandez
Savannah Garcia








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Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. Retires the Term Colony

For Immediate Release:
July 27, 2018
Contact: Manuel Colón, Vice President of Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. Retires the Term “Colony”

Chicago, IL - On Friday, June 23rd during our National House of Delegates, hosted at Upsilon Chapter (Florida Atlantic University), Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. formally voted and approved to retire the term “Colony” and adopt “Affiliate Chapter”, in its place.


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Alpha Psi Lambda announces 2018 National Award Recipients

Chicago, IL - Alpha Psi Lambda National Inc. announced its National Award winners at the Fraternity's annual National House of Delegates held at our Upsilon Chapter, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

This year the recipients were as follows:

Undergraduate Awards

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

In 2012, President Barack Obama announced that undocumented minors  who came to the United States as children and meeting specific conditions would be protected against deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program allows eligible people to request deferred action for a period of two years (subject to renewal), granting them lawful presence in the United States so they can attend school and apply for employment authorization. Since 2012, nearly 800,000 have received work permits and deportation relief through the DACA program. Many of the DACA recipients risked exposing their unauthorized status by submitting the DACA application and now face the possibility that the information they provided could be used to separate them from their families.


Alpha Psi Lambda National, Inc. unequivocally supports our members and those with DACA status and calls on the President and Congress to act immediately to preserve the protections against deportation for those in the DACA program. Additionally, we encourage our members to:


Seek support and guidance from trusted and knowledgeable advisors. If you have DACA status, you should consult with your immigration lawyer to learn about your options.

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