Alpha Lambda Zeta

Alpha Lambda Zeta

Infobox Fraternity
letters= AΛZ
name= Alpha Lambda Zeta
crest=
founded= Birth date and age|2006|01|09
birthplace= Houston, Texas & Atlanta, Georgia
type= Service-Based
emphasis= Leadership, Political Action and Community Service
scope= National
mission=
vision= Leaders promoting change through service
motto= "Regal Womyn of Strength, Style and Versatility"
maxim=
colors= ████ Wine, ████ Black,████ Pearl
symbol=
plant= Spruce
jewel= Opal
publication= Alpha Almanac
philanthropy= Stand Up For Kids, Food for Seniors, Minority Aids Project, Youth Empowerment
chapters=
members= Non-
lifetime= 33
free_label=
free=
address= P.O. Box 300714
city= Houston
state= Texas
country= USA
homepage= http://www.alphalambdazeta.com

"Alpha Lambda Zeta" ("AΛZ") is an LGBT fraternity for professional and pre-professional women who identfy as aggressive lesbians. Membership in Alpha Lambda Zeta is not exclusive to women of a particular race or age. They were founded in 2006 in Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia [ Ladd, R. (June 21, 2008). "Lesbians Are Embraced in a Fraternity Like No Other". PR.com ] . The fraternity was established to positively impact the community while maintaining a fraternal bond that is fostered by understanding, acceptance and support for aggressive women (i.e. studs, tombois, aggs, butch). The fraternity strives to eliminate barriers between the LGBTQ community and the greater community [cite web |url=http://www.alphalambdazeta.com/aboutus,html |title=About Alpha Lambda Zeta History |accessdate=2008-08-17 |author=Alpha Lambda Zeta] and to promote social change.

History

Alpha Lambda Zeta Fraternity, Inc. was founded on Janurary 9, 2006 in Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. Since this time, the founder, honorary founders, and dedicated members have developed the founder's vision of a fraternal sisterhood that is bonded and grounded in service to the community and each other [cite web |url=http://www.alphalambdazeta.com/aboutus,html |title=About Alpha Lambda Zeta History |accessdate=2008-08-17 |author=Alpha Lambda Zeta] .

With members in more than 10 US states, Alpha Lambda Zeta Fraternity has been continuing to expand to other states and working to promote social change.

Principles

Alpha Lambda Zeta Fraternity, Inc. seeks to impact the community in positive, productive, and powerful ways through the principles of:

*"Fraternal Sisterhood" - Bond with and respect each other.

*"Community Volunteerism" - Making a positive impact.

*"Political Activism" - Promoting CIVIL & EQUAL Rights.

*"Erudition" - Lifetime learning and understanding the ever changing world.

*"Professionalism" - Promoting positive perceptions of agressive women.

Philanthropy

Lambda Action Network (LAN)

"Alpha Lambda Zeta Fraternity, Inc. utilizes its Lambda Action Network (LAN) to postively impact communities."

"Projects include:"

*Food for Seniors
*1 N 10 Youth Mentoring

*Youth Empowerment Workshops

*Cancer Warriors

*Random Acts of Kindness

*Adopt-A-Highway

*Stand Up For Kids

*HIV Testing in major metropolitan areas

*Minority Aids Project

*Humane Societies

*Feed the Hungry

*Freedom to Marry

*Rebuilding Atlanta

VOICE Initiative

"Alpha Lambda Zeta Fraternity, Inc. has worked to establish Minority Gays & Lesbians as respected and sought after political alliances through their national political service project VOICE©. Within VOICE the fraternity has established projects in conjunction with many Pro-GLBT Rights organizations:"
*Arrive with Five NAACP Voters Drive

*Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN)
*Human Rights Coalition

*S.T.O.P.

*Freedom to Marry Initiative

*Voters Registration

ymbols

Colors

Wine, Black and Pearl

Plant

Spruce - The spruce is Alpha Lambda Zeta's official plant.

Mascot

Rearing Black Stallion - The Rearing Black Stllion is Alpha Lambda Zeta's mascot.

References

External links

* [http://www.alphalambdazeta.com/ Official Alpha Lambda Zeta website]

ee also

List of LGBT fraternities and sororities


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