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.

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...

ABC13-Mayra Moreno
05/30/2016

ABC13-Mayra Moreno

#Oops Apparently this morning I upset some people after I greeted our viewers with a simple #BuenosDías after my coanchor wished everyone a #GoodMorning. Some decided it was uncalled for and unAmerican especially on #MemorialWeekend when we are supposed to honor those who died serving our country. Didn't realize that in this day and age a simple 2 word phrase would upset some people. #WeAreAllAmerican #LetsStopTheHate #HispanicsAlsoDiedForAmerica

We want to thank everyone who helped in the making of the tamales and to all the people who bought tamales. Also a thank...
04/14/2016

We want to thank everyone who helped in the making of the tamales and to all the people who bought tamales. Also a thank you to Taqueria Diaz out of Whitehall Michigan for donating.

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact on campus? Join us on the 19th to learn more about our Brotherhood. #DareTo...
04/13/2016

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact on campus? Join us on the 19th to learn more about our Brotherhood. #DareToBeDifferent

Happy International Women's Day!
03/08/2016

Happy International Women's Day!

Shout out to all the beautiful women around the world! A real Beta man believes in women's rights. Rho Alpha wishes you a wonderful International Women's Day!!!

#FSUBetas #InternationalWomensDay #BetasLoveWomen

17 years ago on December 5th, 1998, the Alpha Gamma chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. was foun...
12/05/2015

17 years ago on December 5th, 1998, the Alpha Gamma chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Grand Valley State University. Our chapter founder Jeremiah "Profeta" Garza desired to join the GVSU Greek community, but wanted his fraternity to represent his Latino cultural roots. He searched and found Sigma Lambda Beta - a Latino-based fraternity founded with multicultural membership, which would go on to become the largest and fastest growing Latino social fraternity with over 150 entities. #SigmaLambdaBeta #GVSU #Latino #Fraternity #GreekLife

To learn more about Sigma Lambda Beta, visit our chapter's page on the GVSU website and contact us at [email protected] for details on our next informational presentation.
https://www.gvsu.edu/greeklife/mgc/sigma-lambda-beta-3.htm

11/20/2015
NBC Latino

Do you know about the Young Lords?

Do you know about the Young Lords? They were only about 19 years old when this group of predominantly Puerto Rican activists took over a church to feed hungry kids, commandeered an x-ray truck to get tuberculosis screenings in their neighborhoods and got the city to pick up festering garbage. Their legacy lives on in school breakfast programs and other services that were lacking then.

This Wednesday. Come with questions, leave with answers! #TeamGVSU #GVSU
11/17/2015

This Wednesday. Come with questions, leave with answers! #TeamGVSU #GVSU

6th Annual Community Clean-Up & Cookout
11/14/2015

6th Annual Community Clean-Up & Cookout

Want to know more about the largest and fastest growing Latino-based fraternity with multicultural membership? This info...
11/13/2015

Want to know more about the largest and fastest growing Latino-based fraternity with multicultural membership? This informational session will give you the chance to find out more about the Fraternity, why brothers join as well as how it has contributed to their own goals and development. We build students to become better leaders, we shape our members to change their communities for the better and we have fun while doing it too. From coast to coast, #SigmaLambdaBeta is taking the nation. Come find out why!

Less than 48 hours before our 6th Annual Community Clean-Up and Cookout. Here are a few pictures of the graffiti we will...
11/12/2015

Less than 48 hours before our 6th Annual Community Clean-Up and Cookout. Here are a few pictures of the graffiti we will be painting. If you would like to volunteer then checkout the event on our page and please make sure to sign up through the google form!

11/07/2015
USC Annenberg Media

Spanish and Arabic words in comparison. #CulturalAwareness #SigmaLambdaBeta

Spanish and Arabic have more in common than you think, and it's not a coincidence.

This past weekend, many chapters of Sigma Lambda Beta celebrated Día de los Muertos, or Day of The Dead.Día de los Muert...
11/04/2015

This past weekend, many chapters of Sigma Lambda Beta celebrated Día de los Muertos, or Day of The Dead.

Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

“We come together not to mourn, but to celebrate the legacy they left behind,” said Marvin Turcios-Gonzalez, president of Sigma Lambda Beta's Sigma Delta chapter (Florida Gulf Coast University)

Photo: Eta Alpha chapter (University of Texas - Austin)
Video: https://youtu.be/K0WQQl6pdCY

#DiaDeLosMuertos #DiaDeMuertos #DayOfTheDead #DDLM #Mexican #Latino #Culture #SigmaLambdaBeta #CoastToCoast #CulturalAwareness

We are two weeks away from our biggest community service event of the year. Join us on Saturday, November 14th, as we cl...
10/31/2015

We are two weeks away from our biggest community service event of the year. Join us on Saturday, November 14th, as we clean up the Grandville Ave neighborhood in Grand Rapids. Most of our service work will directly benefit the elderly. We will also provide lunch for our volunteers. This event wouldn't be possible without the help of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan! Click on the link for more information. Thank you!

https://www.facebook.com/events/521234241376209/

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Chapter Founder Jeremiah "Profeta" Garza

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