Kappa Theta Lambda Chapter was founded in 1973 as a result of several brothers living in the Northern New Jersey area, in Bergen County. These brothers were not affiliated with any Alpha chapter. Most of the founders were executives, professionals, and businessmen. After several meetings in 1970, it was decided to contact Brother Elbert C. Wisner, past president of the New Jersey State Association of Alpha Phi Alpha Chapters. With the assistance of Brother Wisner, the founders were issued a Charter in 1973. The chapter was named Kappa Theta Lambda.