JCSU first HBCU to form Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.

Updated: 4/29/2014 11:51 AM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION

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L-R are JCSU students and founders of the Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.: Omar Cossio, Yerisson Cardenas,  Francisco Cerrillo, Sergio Montesdeoca,  Luis Bryan Dominguez, Juan Carlos Hernandez Campillo

L-R are JCSU students and founders of the Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.: Omar Cossio, Yerisson Cardenas, Francisco Cerrillo, Sergio Montesdeoca,
Luis Bryan Dominguez, Juan Carlos Hernandez Campillo

Charlotte, N.C. – April 29, 2014 — The National Executive Board of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. recently welcomed Johnson C. Smith University as the newest institution to offer membership to its brotherhood. It is the first Latino fraternity at Johnson C. Smith University and at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).

Johnson C. Smith University Colony is the 127th undergraduate entity of Lambda Theta Phi and the fourth in North Carolina. The six founding brothers at JCSU include: Omar Cossio, Yerrison Cardenas, Francisco Cerrillo, Sergio Montesdeoca, Luis Bryan Dominguez and Juan Carlos Hernandez Campillo.

The students began the process of starting the fraternity three years ago when the university began recruiting undocumented Latino students. “Because of the blooming Latino community, we felt we needed an organization that could connect us under a common bond of culture and pride in our Latino heritage,” said Cerrillo, an information systems engineering major. “Although we are a new and relatively small Greek organization on this campus, we are dedicated to making positive change on the campus of JCSU and passionate about helping the surrounding Charlotte community. We hope to continue paving the way for future members to break down negative stereotypes about Latinos and minorities as a whole.”

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