The experience of true brotherhood is life changing and its value is unmeasurable.
What is an Upsilon Man?Our brothers, also known as “Upsilons,” are culturally diverse and come from all walks of life. These men have a deep sense of self-awareness and self-respect, as well as respect for others, and purposefully seek to achieve success not only for their own but also for other members of their community. Upsilons have a profound appreciation of heritage and culural history, and seek to educate others in hopes of tearing down social barriers that exist to this day. They are equally knowledgable in the current events of the world and spark conversations that are relevant and meaningful. Most imporantly, a true Upsilon Man makes conscious decisions that brings him another step closer in realizing Lambda Sigma Upsilon’s mission and goals.
We hold all of our undergraduate members to a standard of academic excellence. Afterall, the purpose of attending a university is to graduate with a degree, and our brothers want to ensure that goal is met in a timely manner.As such, LSU requires that all active members maintain a semester G.P.A. of at least a 2.5 to remain active.
Active undergraduates have the opportunity to host chapter-related functions on campus, participate in chapter and regional executive boards, engage with interests and new members on Fraternity matters, attend LSU events at a discounted price, attend LSU regional and national conventions, apply for LSU Foundation scholarships, and gain full member access to member network on this national website.
What is Brotherhood?A brotherhood is a community of individuals brought together by a common interest or cause. For some, it is an extension of their professional lives that provides access to limitless new connections and resources. For others, it is a second family with peers to depend on, mentors to look up to, and friends to grow with. Put simply, our brotherhood is a support system that was originally formed to better YOUR chances for success in the university and beyond. Within this support system, there is comfort in knowing that hundreds of brothers are willing to lend a helping hand at a moment’s notice, to push through in the face of adversity, to challenge for personal growth, and to lighten a heavy burden that can feel so overwhelming.
Although our time at the univeristy is limited, the bonds we form as brothers last a lifetime. Alumni brothers are encouraged to stay involved in the Fraternity by joining local alumni chapters. These alumni chapters are run by members who volunteer their time to organize various social and community service functions such as barbeques, movie nights, walk-a-thons, sports tournaments, and much more.
Alumni are also encouraged to reach out to undergraduate brothers as mentors and chapter advisors, or by joining the Regional and National Board to manage the operations of the organization.
Active alumni are those that pay their annual dues and benefit from additional resources made available to them such as extended access to the jobs listing network, professional mentorship programs, corporate discounts, in-network advertising, and discounted prices at LSU-hosted events.