Frequently Asked Questions
Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc., defines hazing as endangering the safety or mental and emotional health of a prospective member known as a Dama, in addition to, the physical abuse of a Dama. We do not condone and will not tolerate hazing in any form, in any manner. Our New Member Education program is intended to foster and embody sisterhood.
No chapter, undergraduate student, or alumna shall conduct, nor condone, hazing activities or any other activities that are not consistent with academic achievement, fraternal law, regulations and policies of the educational institution, or applicable state law. We indisputably prohibit any act of hazing and require Hermanas to report such incidents. Engagement of such activities will be thoroughly investigated by the National Policy & Compliance Board of Sigma Lambda Upsilon, in accordance with the procedures set forth by the National Policy & Compliance Board.
To file an anonymous inquiry or report acts of hazing, please click here or call 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293).
Sisterhood is the foundation of our sorority, 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 beyond.
Academic Excellence/Excelencia Academica
Academic excellence is crucial for one’s personal and career development. As a result, our organization fully encourages success while in school by monitoring and supporting the academic progress of our Hermanas. Led by our National Director of Academic Excellence, our focus in this area has led to a significant improvement in our Hermanas’ GPAs, as well as, increased graduation rates across chapters.
We know how tough the road to the real world can be. That’s why we’re proud to award our undergraduate and graduate school Hermanas during the Spring and Fall semesters with scholarships to support their education and continued academic achievements.
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.” Our organization strives to create leaders in our communities by equipping our Hermanas with the tools they need to excel, not just during the undergraduate years, but after graduation, too.
It’s through our leadership development workshops, endless opportunities to serve on regional and national committees, or in the connections we build with the countless women who dominate their respective fields, that Hermanas find value in who they are and what they’re capable of.
Service to the Community/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 through the act of volunteering. Our service is not only impactful, but also contributes to feelings of personal fulfillment within our Hermandad. Our members are active participants in the Martin Luther King Day of Service, National Volunteer Week, National Voter Registration Day, and NALFO’s UP! (United with Purpose/Unidos con Propósito) Day of Service, to name a few.
Cultural Enrichment/Enriquecimiento Cultural
Our culture defines our past, embodies our present, and influences our future. We support and encourage each Hermana to discover, preserve, and endorse the wealth of all ethnic backgrounds in order to retain 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.