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ALPHA ALPHA HISTORY

In January of 1993, Brother Luis Mota and Brother Manuel Casas decided that there was a need for a Hispanic based fraternity at Purdue University West Lafayette. They agreed with the ideals of Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc. and knew that Purdue University was in need of such an organization. Within the next month, Brother Casas contacted Brother Jorge Ontiveros from the Upsilon Chapter (Purdue University Calumet) and Brother Mota contacted Brother David Mota from Theta Chapter (Indiana University). It was decided that the two men were to start a division of Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity. Inc. at Purdue University.

In March of 1993, Brother Mota spoke with Mary Altman from the Horizons Program about the the possibilities of starting a fraternity at Purdue and she introduced him to a couple of helpful people. Two more meetings with Jane Hamblin and the fraternity was on its way to a new beginning.

On May 15, 1993, Brother Mota and Brother Casas attended an interest meeting at the East Chicago Public Library. Nine Brothers from Theta chapter and Upsilon chapter conducted the meeting.

On August 22, 1993, Brother Mota and Brother Casas became members of the noble brotherhood of Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc.  The founding line at Purdue University would be known A.C.H. Brother Mota would be the captain of the line and be known as ‘DANTE’.  Brother Casas would be the anchor of the line and be known as ‘EZO’.

On April 15, 1996, the executive office of the fraternity awarded the brothers chapter status.   Henceforth, the brothers at Purdue University represent the Alpha Alpha chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity, Inc.