National Programming

National Leadership Institute (NLI)

NLI is held in June of each year and serves as the annual business meeting of the sorority. The Institute offers professional development sessions, strategic conversations with our National Leadership Team, networking opportunities, and sisterhood bonding.

The National Leadership Institute for 2020 will be held virtually. Register via SLU365 here!


Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority is the proud sponsor of our annual RAÍCES (Roots) Week, a series of programming which is held nationally during the last week of September. Our Hermandad dedicates a week of events and service to a topic or issue that is poignant and aligned with our sorority’s mission, goals, and ideals. The topic is submitted by our very own Hermanas who develop and design our next national initiative, with every chapter enthusiastically participating in the winning theme of the year.

2019 Celebrating Mother Nature: La Diversidad de Nuestra Tierra

2018 Salud, Bienestar, y Comunidad (Health, Wellness, and Community)

2017 Somos Bestante (We Are Enough)

2016 The Campaign for Political Literacy

2015 Sisters In Solidarity: The Fight for Equality

2014 Grita! Unleashing Our Voices Through the Arts

2013 Mujer a Mujer: Helping Each Other Excel to the Highest Levels

2012 Mujeres(Women): Planting the Seeds of Progress

2011 The Power of Marianismo: Redefining the Female Role

2010 Cultivating Our Culture: Embracing Old Traditions with a New Perspective

2009 A Call to Service: Strengthening Our Communities

2008 Coming out of the Shadows: Latin American Women Tell Herstory

2007 Knowledge, Prevention, Action: Ensuring Healthy Latina Lives

2006 Our People, Our workers: The Latino Impact on the US Economy

2005 Literacy: Empowerment One Word at a Time

2004 Tipping the Scale the Impact of the Latino Vote

2003 Caution Curves Ahead: Body Image and the Latino Culture

2002 Latino Colorism: “Blanquitas” vs. “Trigueñas”

2001 Más allá de Patagonia: Los Lazos Históricos y Culturales de Argentina y Chile

2000 Mujeres de Brazil: Nuestras Vecinas, Nuestras Hermanas

National Convention

Every year during the first weekend in December, Hermanas from across the country reunite to celebrate and rejoice in the fruition of Sincerity, Loyalty, and Unity. We honor our establishment through a weekend filled with outstanding educational, professional, and culturally enriching workshops and programming. This annual event enables our Hermanas to enhance their evolution as students, campus leaders, local community members, working professionals, and mothers.

In addition, we utilize this time to recognize the astonishing accomplishments of our Hermanas and their respective chapters. It is important that we highlight their undying dedication in fulfilling the goals and ideals of the organization by awarding them with our National Cacique and Avance awards.