Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. was founded on December 1, 1987 at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York, by four trailblazing Latinas.
Our Founding Mothers, Cynthia Santiago, Adriana Zamora, Carmen Ibeth Garcia-Quiñones, and Carol Elizabeth Torres, sought to create an organization that would not only serve as a voice for women in an academic setting, but would also provide sincere sisterhood and unconditional support. This would be accomplished while actively promoting academic achievement, service to the community, and cultural enrichment, the leading goals of our sorority.
For over 30 years, the organization has established 45 undergraduate chapters at over 60 top colleges and universities, as well as, a national graduate membership that encompasses major cities across the United States. These chapters, led by everyday women seeking to make a difference on their respective campuses, have been recognized by both university leadership and other student led organizations. Our alumnae Hermanas are top professionals in every field, from education and the nonprofit sector to healthcare and the arts. No matter where we are in our Hermana lifecycle, it is through mutual support and our impenetrable bond of sisterhood that unites our diverse body of Hermanas to work towards our ideals, as we continue to live out the vision set forth by our Founding Mothers.