Lambda IOTA Society, Burlington
The Lambda Iota Society was founded in April 1836 at the University of Vermont. This society is the oldest local student society in the nation and stands as a significant part of Vermont and UVM’s history. The members were a literary society who followed the works of Byron, engaged in literary and political debate and were burgeoning writers themselves. This association of young men is the oldest fraternity at the University of Vermont and the sixth oldest in the nation. As the Lambda Iota Society has entered the 21st Century, the society has undergone a paradigm shift and maintains its personality as a social and student-based service organization.