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Theta Alpha Lambda Sorority is a local sorority founded on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus by five incredible women in 1965. The founding sisters include Joanne Capilets, Diane Stewart, Kathy DeRico, Donna Germaine, and Jerene Betts. Theta Alpha Lambda was recognized with probational status in January 1966. The Thalians continue to increase in number with each passing year.   

In November 2015, 50 years later, another group of five women began to organize Theta Alpha Lambda Alumnae Organization with the mission to further the bond of sisterhood beyond SUNY Plattsburgh. This organization received nonprofit incorporation status in January 2016.

Theta Alpha Lambda Sorority

 Thalian Tradition

The Chrysanthemum or "Mum" is the Theta Alpha Lambda Sorority flower. The mum is a symbol of our sorority and is used in many formal ceremonies. It is cherished by all. Navy Blue and Antique Gold are the official colors of Theta Alpha Lambda Sorority.


The Theta Alpha Lambda Sorority and Alumnae Organization donate time and raise money to support several good causes. STOP Domestic Violence has received the bulk of our attention. Through the years Theta Alpha Lambda has donated over $5,000 and volunteered over 500 hours to STOP Domestic Violence. The Sorority and Alumnae Organization also support the Tricia Voigt Memorial Writing Prize and the Anthony Santandrea Scholarship.

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