GrandValley Betas

GrandValley Betas This is the official page for the Lambda Beta men of Grand Valley State University.

Sigma Lambda Beta (known as Lambda Betas or Betas) is the largest historically Latino-based social fraternity established with multicultural membership. SLB was founded April 4th, 1986 at the University of Iowa on the principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship, Community Service, and Cultural Awareness. The foundation of our organization is based upon cultural understanding and wisdom; hence, our motto: "Opportunity for Wisdom, Wisdom for Culture." With over 150 entities in under 30 years of incorporation, Sigma Lambda Beta is considered the largest and fastest growing Latino-based multicultural membership fraternity in existence. Locally, Sigma Lambda Beta was founded at GVSU on December 5th, 1998 and was chartered as the Alpha Gamma Chapter on November 4th, 2004. Purpose/Aims "The purpose of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc., shall be primarily one of promoting Latino/Hispanic culture and standards of excellence in morality, ethics, and education. Further, the Fraternity shall work to better serve the needs and wants of all people by disseminating the diverse culture which we all share. Finally the Fraternity shall maintain respect for the views of others through this tolerance, enhancing our understanding of one another, and thus bettering our community, our country, and the world." (National Constitution of Sigma Lambda Beta)

Mission: To nurture and further a dynamic value-based environment which utilizes our historically Latino-based fraternity as a catalyst to better serve the needs and wants of all people.

Stop by our table at Campus Life Night 2.0 to learn more about our honorable fraternity! 🐎
01/09/2020

Stop by our table at Campus Life Night 2.0 to learn more about our honorable fraternity! 🐎

It is our privilege to present the new hermano of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity ...
12/09/2019

It is our privilege to present the new hermano of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc.

#41 Martez "Jibaro" Lopez
Ship: F.J.I.V.P.S.

Brother Jibaro is the Captain, Heart, and Anchor of the Rho Line.

#gvsubetas #ΣΛΒ #alphagamma #rholine

Sending a special congratulations to our brother Fernando 'Viajero' Anleu for graduating today! We wish him the best of ...
12/07/2019

Sending a special congratulations to our brother Fernando 'Viajero' Anleu for graduating today! We wish him the best of luck as he applies for med school! 💜🔥 LLLLBBBB!!!

#betasgraduate #gvsulakers #ΣΛΒ

21 years ago, on December 5th, the Alpha Gamma chapter was founded at Grand Valley State University and since then, has ...
12/05/2019

21 years ago, on December 5th, the Alpha Gamma chapter was founded at Grand Valley State University and since then, has left its mark on our campus through years of hard work, dedication, perseverance, and brotherhood. All of our brothers have worked tirelessly to promote our organization and principles.
21 years later, we are still here making an impact on this campus & will continue to solidify a foundation for brothers to come.

"In our toil, in our strife..."

#ΣΛΒ
#alphagammachapter
#coast2coast
#gvsubetas

Before the night is out, the Alpha Gamma chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. would like to wish t...
12/01/2019

Before the night is out, the Alpha Gamma chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. would like to wish the Xi Line a Happy Betaversary. Today marks 4 years since the Xi Line crossed at the GVSU Alpha Gamma chapter. Cheers to it's Captain, Heart, and Anchor, JP Aranguré.

#betaversary
#xiline
#LB86

The Alpha Gamma Chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta will be putting together care packages for the homeless in the Grand Rapids...
11/24/2019

The Alpha Gamma Chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta will be putting together care packages for the homeless in the Grand Rapids area. Please consider donating any of the items listed below, no donation is too big or too small.

We would like to thank everyone who volunteered for our 10th Annual Community Clean-up! We would like to extend a specia...
11/10/2019

We would like to thank everyone who volunteered for our 10th Annual Community Clean-up! We would like to extend a special thank you to Hispanic Center of Western Michigan for hosting our event and our Sigma Lambda Beta Almuni for their support. Volunteers from GVSU, Ferris State, University of Michigan, and Western Michigan University, came together to clean up around homes in the Grand Rapids area.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”- Winston Churchill

#gvsubetas
#communityservice
#slb
#gvsugreeklife

Best wishes to our brother Santiago Gayton on his last day as Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Gran...
10/31/2019

Best wishes to our brother Santiago Gayton on his last day as Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Grand Valley State University. For the past 7 years, Santiago has worked in the Office of Student Life and has played a critical role in promulgating Greek Life at GVSU.

Santiago 'Somoza' Gayton became a brother of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. on March 1, 2003 as the Captain of the Gamma line; Ship M.I.G.R.A., making him the 4th person to cross in our chapter. Santiago held all four executive board positions during his undergraduate studies and since then has served as Assistant Regional Director for our fraternity, while also playing an active role in the Sigma Lambda Beta Alumni Network of West Michigan.
Adelante Brother Somoza!

"There is no success you can celebrate more than the success of a brother."- Diego Luna

#betas
#LB86

Trap Yoga, come enjoy yoga with a fun twist October 11th at 7:00pm to take a break from midterms and focus on your inner...
10/02/2019

Trap Yoga, come enjoy yoga with a fun twist October 11th at 7:00pm to take a break from midterms and focus on your inner peace☮️🧘🏽‍♀️✌️🧘🏽‍♂️ Everyone is welcomed 🤗 Hope to see you there!
#firmfam

GVSU Gayle R. Davis Center for Women & Gender Equity
10/02/2019

GVSU Gayle R. Davis Center for Women & Gender Equity

Happy 1st day of October Lakers! October is special because not only is it spooky scary season, full of pumpkins, crunching leaves, and sweaters, but it is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Please consider coming to one of our programs! [Programs listed include: 10/2/19- A Journey In Their Shoes, 10/7/19- Domestic Violence in the LGBTQIA+ Community, 10/9/19- Escalation Workshop, 10/10/19- Peggy Robles-Alvarado, 10/15/19- #RelationshipGoals]. All but a Journey In Their Shoes are LIB 100/201 Approved! Contact Kellie in the CWGE with any questions!

Our brothers spent their morning volunteering at the Ragnar Relay camp site in Muskegon, helping with registration, dire...
09/27/2019

Our brothers spent their morning volunteering at the Ragnar Relay camp site in Muskegon, helping with registration, directing traffic, and tearing down. We would like to thank the Ragnar staff for giving us the opportunity to volunteer.
#gvsubetas
#communityservice

Not registered to vote? Come out to the clock tower today any time from 10am to 4pm and take the first step to completin...
09/24/2019

Not registered to vote? Come out to the clock tower today any time from 10am to 4pm and take the first step to completing your civic duty!

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09/19/2019

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The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Prior to joining the highest court Justice Sotomayor served on the board of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, was once the youngest judge when appointed to the U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of New York City. Her contributions to the Latino Community are countless, and we're proud to honor her once again during Hispanic Heritage Month.

That’s the M.E. doing big things. Shout out to the Alpha Gamma chapter .. LB 👉🏽
06/19/2019

That’s the M.E. doing big things. Shout out to the Alpha Gamma chapter .. LB 👉🏽

Good Luck on Finals to all Lakers.
04/22/2019
Weekly Shōnen Jump

Good Luck on Finals to all Lakers.

Weekly Shōnen Jump is a weekly shōnen manga anthology published in Japan by Shueisha under the Jump line of magazines. It is the best-selling manga magazine, as well as one of the longest-running; the first issue was released with a cover date of August 1, 1968. The manga series within the magazine target young male readers and tend to consist of a large number of action scenes and a fair amount of comedy. The chapters of series that run in Weekly Shōnen Jump are collected and published in tankōbon volumes under the "Jump Comics" imprint every two to three months.

GrandValley Betas's cover photo
04/21/2019

GrandValley Betas's cover photo

We would like to welcome our newest members to the Brotherhood!!
04/20/2019

We would like to welcome our newest members to the Brotherhood!!

Come watch the Lions. Also, first 5 people get their apps covered. We’ll see you at 9 tonight.
09/10/2018

Come watch the Lions. Also, first 5 people get their apps covered. We’ll see you at 9 tonight.

Come chill with the Betas!!
08/27/2018

Come chill with the Betas!!

Happy Founders Day to the Ladies of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. Shoutout to the past, present and future ...
04/09/2018

Happy Founders Day to the Ladies of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. Shoutout to the past, present and future OA Gammas here at GVSU!! #OA2G #28yearsofSLG

32 years and we ain’t stopping anytime soon!! #AGBetas #SLB32
04/05/2018

32 years and we ain’t stopping anytime soon!!
#AGBetas #SLB32

Need some quiet time to study? Join us on Thursday!! #BetasStudy #Scholarship
03/19/2018

Need some quiet time to study? Join us on Thursday!! #BetasStudy #Scholarship

Heading somewhere warm for spring break? Freshen up those Salsa skills with us.
02/20/2018

Heading somewhere warm for spring break? Freshen up those Salsa skills with us.

Looking for Change? A brotherhood? Giving back to your Community? Come found out more about SLB. #BetasDoItBetter #Winte...
12/06/2017

Looking for Change? A brotherhood? Giving back to your Community? Come found out more about SLB. #BetasDoItBetter #Winter18

We want to thank everyone who was able to make it to the 8th Annual Clean-up.
11/12/2017

We want to thank everyone who was able to make it to the 8th Annual Clean-up.

10/19/2017
Stand together!!
09/06/2017

Stand together!!

08/26/2017

Hope everyone had a great summer. Now back to the grind of class and work. Some events and details coming soon, hope to see you all around campus.

Great Job Brother!! #Brotherhood
05/09/2017
A Second Chance Academic Success Story

Great Job Brother!! #Brotherhood

Santos Gutierrez knows a thing or two about college prep and success having worked at Lansing Community College as a high school recruiter, multicultural recruiter, customer relationship specialist...

What is a Beta? Come find out about Sigma Lambda Beta!!
04/19/2017

What is a Beta? Come find out about Sigma Lambda Beta!!

Want to be part of something bigger than yourself? Come see us April 20th. #RiseUp
04/14/2017

Want to be part of something bigger than yourself? Come see us April 20th. #RiseUp

Come out tonight and have a chance to win a prize!!
04/07/2017

Come out tonight and have a chance to win a prize!!

Henry Hall Today!!
04/06/2017

Henry Hall Today!!

Today marks 31 years!! We aren't stopping now!! #SLB #bEastRegion
04/04/2017

Today marks 31 years!! We aren't stopping now!! #SLB #bEastRegion

Beta Week!!
04/03/2017

Beta Week!!

It's that time, Beta Week Starts April 3rd!!
03/30/2017

It's that time, Beta Week Starts April 3rd!!

Come out this week and get to know about the orgs that make up MGC. Also help by donating books to a Cesar Chavez Elemen...
03/13/2017

Come out this week and get to know about the orgs that make up MGC. Also help by donating books to a Cesar Chavez Elementary, local school in Grand Rapids.

Books come in different sizes, colors, and shapes. Just like Betas, join us tonight from 9-11 at our study table. Send u...
02/27/2017

Books come in different sizes, colors, and shapes. Just like Betas, join us tonight from 9-11 at our study table. Send us a message for more details on location. #Scholarship #GameChanger2017

Join the brothers of Sigma Lambda Beta and Alpha Phi Alpha in the viewing of the documentary "Documented" followed by a ...
02/09/2017

Join the brothers of Sigma Lambda Beta and Alpha Phi Alpha in the viewing of the documentary "Documented" followed by a short discussion on immigration and the struggle shared by many.

This event is LIB 100/201 approved.

Introduce our new Brothers of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, INC. at Alpha Gamma Chapter Omicron line.
11/21/2016

Introduce our new Brothers of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, INC. at Alpha Gamma Chapter Omicron line.

It's your right to vote!! Be that change!!
11/08/2016

It's your right to vote!! Be that change!!

We'd like to take a moment to shout out our East Region brother Carlos Ruiz, whose story is being highlighted by the You...
07/02/2016

We'd like to take a moment to shout out our East Region brother Carlos Ruiz, whose story is being highlighted by the Young Latino Professionals of Toledo. Continue to do great things brother! #SigmaLambdaBeta #Toledo #Ohio

To continue our member spotlights, this month we are featuring one of YLPT's founding members, Mr. Carlos Ruiz.

Carlos is a first generation immigrant from Nicaragua. He moved to the United States with his parents and sister at the age of 4 months. After living in Miami, FL for 4 years, his family moved to Toledo, OH where he was raised and currently resides.

He attended the University of Toledo from 2006-2010 where he earned a Bachelor's degree in Finance. While at UT, he was involved all 4 years as a PRIMOS mentee/mentor as well as the Latino Student Union, where he served as an officer for 2 years. Additionally, in 2008 he became a Brother of Sigma Lambda Beta Int'l. Fraternity Inc. - Epsilon Alpha Chapter, which he is still actively involved with. As a senior, Carlos was awarded the Diamante - Youth Leadership Award as well as the Distinguished Multicultural Student Leader Award by the University of Toledo.

After college, Carlos began his career as a public employee when he began working as a Fiscal Intern at Lucas County Job and Family Services. Over the next 5 years, he worked his way up in county government to his current position where he now serves as the Chief Tax Accountant for the Lucas County Auditor, Anita Lopez.

Carlos's passion is serving as a volunteer in a number of community organizations, specifically those geared towards advancing the welfare of Latinos. His community involvement includes: Latino Alliance of NW Ohio (VP), Adelante, Latino and Community Resource Center (Exec. Board), UT Latino Alumni Affiliate (Exec. Board), Sigma Lambda Beta - EA Alumni Assoc., Young Latino Professionals of Toledo as well as serving as his church drummer for the past 17 years.

In his free time, when he has some, you can catch Carlos watching Star Wars with his family, traveling with the Musketeers or rooting for his favorite teams: the Toledo Rockets, the Cleveland Browns or the Cleveland Cavs.

Grand Valley State committed to advancing Latino student success
06/23/2016
Grand Valley State committed to advancing Latino student success

Grand Valley State committed to advancing Latino student success

Thomas J. Haas is president of Grand Valley State University. Thomas J. Haas  By Thomas J. Haas In August, about 80 students and their families will be welcomed at Grand Valley State University for the third annual Laker Familia, an...

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