Our Mission & Vision
Only Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. can authentically provide an everlasting sisterhood and an empowering sense of pride to our diverse members by intentionally contributing tools to distinguish ourselves.
We pride ourselves as an organization of diverse collegiate and professional women dedicated to uplifting traditionally marginalized groups, specifically Latinx people and women. Since 1987, the Hermandad has been an outlet for professional development and personal growth to both its members and serving constituents. The sorority’s impact can be seen in the outstanding accomplishments of our Hermanas, the young women being mentored enrolled in our LADYS and PEARLS Programs, and through the lives of people touched by our many initiatives—proof that women of color can make a difference.
Though our sorority is Latina-based, Sigma Lambda Upsilon is not Latina-exclusive. We take pride in serving as a non-discriminatory organization comprised of women from all cultures, creeds, disabilities, political beliefs, and sexual preferences.
Goals & Ideals
Sisterhood is the foundation of our Hermandad, holding us together through our ideals of Sincerity, Loyalty, and Unity. Our relationships inspire us to work collectively in improving our communities, and empower us to become leaders both at the collegiate level and in our professional careers.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE/EXCELENCIA ACADEMICA
Academic excellence is crucial for one’s personal and career development. As a result, our organization fully encourages academic excellence, monitoring and supporting the academic progress of our undergraduate Hermanas. Our focus on academic excellence has lead to a significant improvement in our Hermanas’ GPAs as well as increased the graduation rates within our active chapters.
Leadership has been described as the “process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.” Through empowerment and support, our organization strives to create leaders in our communities.
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY AND CAMPUS/ SERVICIO A NUESTRA COMUNIDAD
We believe that every individual has the capacity to influence others. As a result, we devote ourselves to serving our campuses and communities by giving, serving and volunteering. Our service is not only impactful, but also contributes to feelings of personal fulfillment and joy within our Hermandad.
CULTURAL ENRICHMENT/ ENRIQUECIMIENTO CULTURAL
Our culture defines our past, embodies our present, and influences our future. We support and encourage each Hermanas to discover, preserve and endorse the wealth of all ethnic backgrounds in order to preserve the richness of our traditions and expand our knowledge of other cultures. This is evident through our on campus programs, national events, and daily interactions within our organization and beyond.
Our Ideals are Sincerity, Loyalty and Unity.