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Encyclopedia > Sigma Lambda Gamma
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.


Motto: Culture is Pride, Pride is Success
Nickname: Gammas
Founded: April 9, 1990 at

University of Iowa, (Iowa City, Iowa) A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The University of Iowa -- or Iowa for short -- is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, USA. It is the principal city of the Iowa City, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of both Johnson and Washington counties. ...

  • Gloria Cuevas
  • Julieta Miller
  • Maria Pineda
  • Danell Riojas (Carbajal)
  • Guadalupe Temiquel
  • Academics
  • Community Service
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Morals and Ethics
  • Social Interactions
Colors: Shocking Pink and Majestic Purple
Flower: Pink Rose
Mascot: Purple Panther
Stone: Purple Amethyst
Newsletter: La Mensajera
Philanthropy Breast Cancer Awareness
Entities 88 Undergraduate Chapters,
16 Alumnae Associations
Website [1]



Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Incorporated is the largest Latina-based multicultural sorority in the country. Sigma Lambda Gamma was founded by 5 founding mothers: Gloria Cuevas, Julieta Miller, Maria Pineda, Danelle Riojas and Guadalupe Temiquel. Under the guidance of Esther Materon Arum and Mary Peterson, our eternal captains spent countless hours ensuring the sorority’s continued development as they continue to demonstrate a commitment to being “Sisters For Life – Hermanas Por Vida.”

On October 22, 1989, a group of women gathered at the Chicano Native American Cultural Center to form an organization of Latina women at the University of Iowa. Their goal was to form a group that would provide social and academic support to Latinas and women of all cultures. is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...

After a lot of hard work and dedication, the Panhellenic Council at the University of Iowa recognized Sigma Lambda Gamma as a sorority on April 9, 1990. This is the day that Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority recognizes as their Founding date. is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...

The cardinal principles of the organization are Academics, Community Service, Cultural Awareness, Morals & Ethics and Social Interaction. These principles are deeply rooted and respected in the organization, and all actions taken by Gammas everywhere serve to promote these principles. As of July 2007, Sigma Lambda Gamma has 88 Chapters, 9 Colonies, and 16 Alumnae Associations.

Today, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority has undergraduate chapters all over the United States varying from New York to Texas and Florida to California. Our members have recognized the need for togetherness and support among women of all cultures at their universities and colleges and are dedicated to the overall success of women throughout the world. Sigma lambda Gamma has two chapters established in HBCU's, the only organization of its kind to have accomplished that.


Sigma Lambda Gamma strives to be the premier organization committed to providing a mechanism of empowerment to all women. Through a network of close to 5,000 multicultural sisters from collegiate chapters and alumnae associations located across the United States, we promote academic excellence and higher education for all women via a dedication and incorporation of the sorority principles – Academics, Community Service, Cultural Awareness, Morals & Ethics, and Social Interaction – in our lives.


Recognizing our responsibility to the progression of a positive global community, we stress the importance of morals, ethics, and education in our daily lives so that we serve the needs of our neighbors through a mutual respect and understanding of our varying cultures.


Alpha Chapter - University of Iowa
Beta Chapter - University of Michigan
Gamma Chapter - Iowa State University
Delta Chapter - University of [email protected] Urbana-Champaign
Epsilon Chapter - Central Michigan University
Zeta Chapter - Illinois State University
Eta Chapter - Northern Illinois University
Theta Chapter - Western Illions University
Iota Chapter - Kansas State University
Kappa Chapter - University of Toldeo - Ohio
Lambda Chapter - Saginaw Valley State University - Michigan
Mu Chapter - University of South Florida
Nu Chapter - California State [email protected] Dominguez Hills
Xi Chapter - University of [email protected] Austin
Omicron Chapter - Bowling Green State University - Ohio
Pi Chapter - Southern Methodist University - Texas
Rho Chapter - University of Chicago - Illinois
Sigma Chapter - University of [email protected] Chicago
Tau Chapter - [email protected] Stony Brook - New York
Upsilon Chapter - Eastern Michigan University
Phi Chapter - Western Michigan University
Chi Chapter - Purdue University - Indiana
Psi Chapter - Indiana University
Omega Chapter - Reserved

Alpha Alpha Chapter - Truman State University - Missouri
Beta Alpha Chapter - Southern Illinois [email protected] Carbondale
Gamma Alpha Chapter - DePaul University - Illinois
Delta Alpha Chapter - University of Kansas
Epsilon Alpha Chapter - Bradley University - Illinois
Zeta Alpha Chapter - Johnson & Wales University - Rhode Island
Eta Alpha Chapter - [email protected] Calumet - Indiana
Theta Alpha Chapter - Michigan State University
Iota Alpha Chapter - Florida State University
Kappa Alpha Chapter - Colorado State University
Lambda Alpha Chapter - Texas A&M University
Mu Alpha Chapter - Pace University - New York
Nu Alpha Chapter - University of Southern California
Xi Alpha Chapter - Southwest Texas State University
Omicron Alpha Chapter - Grand Valley State University - Michigan
Pi Alpha Chapter - Santa Clara University - California
Rho Alpha Chapter - University of Florida
Sigma Alpha Chapter - University of Minnesota
Tau Alpha Chapter - Northwestern University - Illinois
Upsilon Alpha Chapter - Elmhurst College - Illinois
Phi Alpha Chapter - Penn State University - Pennsylvania
Chi Alpha Chapter - University of Houston - Texas
Psi Alpha Chapter - Rutgers University - New Jersey

Alpha Beta Chapter - Loyola Marymount University - California
Beta Beta Chapter - University of [email protected] Columbia
Gamma Beta Chapter - Kean University - New Jersey
Delta Beta Chapter - University of Northern Colorado
Epsilon Beta Chapter - University of [email protected] Irvine
Zeta Beta Chapter - Sam Houston State University - Texas
Eta Beta Chapter - Loyola [email protected] Chicago
Theta Beta Chapter - Stephen F. Austin - Texas
Iota Beta Chapter - University of Central Florida
Kappa Beta Chapter - Colorado College
Lambda Beta Chapter - California State [email protected] Northridge
Mu Beta Chapter - West Point Military Academy - New York
Nu Beta Chapter - University of [email protected] Lincoln
Xi Beta Chapter - Oklahoma University
Omicron Beta Chapter - University of [email protected] Arlington
Pi Beta Chapter - Georgia State University
Rho Beta Chapter - University of North Texas
Sigma Beta Chapter - University of Tampa - Florida
Tau Beta Chapter - California State [email protected] Long Beach
Upsilon Beta Chapter - University of [email protected] El Paso
Phi Beta Chapter - University of Central Oklahoma
Chi Beta Chapter - University of [email protected] Pan AM
Psi Beta Chapter - Florida A&M University

Alpha Gamma Chapter - University of Miami - Florida
Beta Gamma Chapter - University of Arizona
Gamma Gamma Chapter -Northestern Illinois University
Delta Gamma Chapter - University of [email protected] Los Angeles
Epsilon Gamma Chapter - Occidental College - California
Zeta Gamma Chapter - Ohio University
Eta Gamma Chapter - University of Buffalo - New York
Theta Gamma Chapter - SUNY- Binghamton
Iota Gamma Chapter - San Diego State University - California
Kappa Gamma Chapter - Wisconsin [email protected] Madison
Lambda Gamma Chapter - University of Wyoming
Mu Gamma Chapter - University of California - Davis
Nu Gamma Chapter - University of Colorado - Boulder
Xi Gamma Chapter - California State University - Sacramento
Omicron Gamma Chapter - Marquette University
Pi Gamma Chapter - Miami University - Ohio
Rho Gamma Chapter - Texas Southern University
Sigma Gamma Chapter - Towson University - Maryland

Alumnae Associations

Central Florida Alumnae Association
Central Iowa Alumnae Association
Chicago Metropolitan Alumnae Association
Dallas-Fort Worth Alumnae Association
DC Metro Area Alumnae Association
Greater Austin Alumnae Association
Houston Metropolitan Alumnae Association
Kansas City Metro Alumnae Association
Metropolitan Atlanta Alumnae Association
Michigan Alumnae Association
New York City Alumnae Association
Northern California Alumnae Association
South Florida Alumnae Association
Southern California Alumnae Association
Suburbs of Chicago Alumnae Association
Tampa Bay Alumnae Association

External links

  • SLG National Website



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