RHO LAMBDA HISTORY
Rho Lambda, the National Sorority Leadership Recognition Society, was founded at the University of Miami as a local group in 1962 under the direction of Dean Louise P. Mills.
In 1974, Rho Lambda received permission from the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) to become a national organization. Rho Lambda subsequently applied to the Federal Government for a Title IX exemption to maintain its single sex status.
After receiving this exception, the members of the University of Miami Chapter corresponded with Panhellenic associations across the country in hopes of sparking interest. Commitment Forms and Constitutions were mailed to those Panhellenic groups that expressed an interest and by the end of 1975, there were 20 chapters nationwide. In 1987, Rho Lambda became international, colonizing at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. In 1998, Rho Lambda began admitting all sorority women regardless of organization.