THE “CORNERSTONE” OF SIGMA LAMBDA BETA AT DANFORTH CHAPEL
Iowa City, IA April 4, 2013 - The Executive Office of Sigma Lambda Beta, in partnership with the University of Iowa, have placed a stone next to the Iowa City Danforth Chapel in commemoration of the founding of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity as the first & only fraternity to have been founded on the University of Iowa campus.
Located outside of the Danforth Chapel, the plaque on the stone reads as follows:
SIGMA LAMBDA BETA INTERNATIONAL FRATERNITY
APRIL 4, 1986
On April 26, 1986, eighteen men gathered within these walls to become duly initiated as the Founding Fathers of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity. Since this date, Danforth Chapel has been considered the birthplace of the Fraternity and is regarded sacred by all Brothers as it was the first time their initiation ritual witnessed The Light.
“CONGRESSI SUPERAMUS, DIVISI CADIMUS”
We are incredibly humbled by this honor, and we thank the University of Iowa for its continued support over the past 27 years.
Happy Founders Day, Brothers!
For more information, contact the Executive Office at 319.626.7686.
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity is a Latino-based social fraternity established on cultural understanding and wisdom. Founded on April 4, 1986, at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, the organization is committed to create and expand multicultural leadership, promote academic excellence, advance cultural awareness and service while influencing its mission amongst all dedicated collegiate men worldwide.
Our mission is to nurture and further a dynamic values-based environment which utilizes our historically Latino-based fraternity as a catalyst to better serve the needs and wants of all people.