Founding Fathers

La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated was established in 1982 at Cornell University in an attempt to provide a formal structure for the positive presence of underrepresented groups at institutions of higher learning across the nation. La Hermandad functions socially in a unique and positive manner, providing an atmosphere in which each Hermano can be himself and share his experiences. Most importantly, in creating a feeling of familia, every Hermano has a place which he can truly call home, a place where he will be respected and supported. In doing so, La Unidad Latina redefines the concept of brotherhood. La Fraternidad promotes intellectual, cultural, and academic strength in its members in order to prepare them for lives as both leaders and team members, in their community and otherwise.

The Founding Fathers of La Unidad Latina are:

  1. Hermano William Barba – Sophomore Engineering
  2. Hermano Dennis DeJesus – Sophomore Pre-Medicine
  3. Hermano Hernando Londoño – Sophomore Engineering
  4. Hermano Jesse Luis – Sophomore Engineering
  5. Hermano Samuel Ramos – Senior Engineering
  6. Hermano Tomas Rincon – Sophomore Engineering
  7. Hermano Edwin Rivera – Junior Engineering
  8. Hermano Mario Rivera – Junior Engineering
  9. Hermano Victor Rodriguez – Senior Economics
  10. Hermano Victor Silva – Sophomore Pre-Medicine
  11. Hermano Jose Torres – Junior Pre-Medicine
  12. Hermano Henry Villareal – Cornell Faculty Advisor
  13. Hermano Jim Ziebell – Cornell Administrator

* Honorary Founder: Hermano Angel Montañez – Rest In Peace