Alpha Epsilon Phi is a national sorority dedicated to helping women become the best they can be. We prize individuality; encouraging each member to discover and develop the talents and abilities which make her unique.
The Mission of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority is to inspire and support exemplary women dedicated to friendship and a lifelong commitment to Alpha Epsilon Phi while building on the vision of our Jewish founders.
Alpha Sigma Tau (ΑΣΤ) is a national Panhellenic sorority founded on November 4, 1899 at Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University). It is the third-oldest educational sorority, and has more than 90 active chapters and colonies nationwide. he eight women who founded Alpha Sigma Tau were Helene M. Rice, her sister Adriance Rice, Mayene Tracy, Eva O’Keefe, May Gephart, Mabel Chase, Ruth Dutcher, and Harriet Marx. There were three other sororities on campus at the time: Pi Kappa Sigma, Sigma Nu Phi and Zeta Phi (now inactive). The name "Alpha Sigma Tau" was chosen, and emerald green and gold were chosen for the colors.
Beta Sigma Kappa, Afro-Latino Fraternity,Inc was founded on March 16th, 1998 at the University of Buffalo by several men. Several men that was looking for a fraternity that equally represented and empower all minority men but they could not find one that fit their principle so they created their own.
Beta Sigma Kappa is a brotherhood of Strength and Knowledge which empowers its member through leadership experience, principles of professionalism and education of the African & Indigenous culture.
The purpose of Beta Sigma Kappa Fraternity, Incorporated is to help men strengthen their professional and leadership skills in order to be a positive influence within underserved communities. This is done by studying the links between African and Latino communities, identifying the challenges faced, and sharing this knowledge within the community.
On January 31st, 15 women at SUNY College at Buffalo met in Social Hall in hopes to create an organization that set them apart from the rest. Their goal was to bring together a diverse group of girls who could be both their mirrors, as well as their opposites. They wanted to create an organization which would focus on motivating women to excel academically in their chosen field of study, to become socially confident as an individual, and to further mold our community into a comfortable, safe environment. Lastly, they wanted to kindle the first chapter that values the life-long ties among women.
As an organization delta Delta Phi Zeta strives to strengthen the social and academic ties amongst women and to achieve academic success in each woman’s chosen field of study. It is also very important to promote independence and strength amongst women. Lastly, to promote community service and involvement to restore Buffalo to once again be “The City of Lights” that it once was.
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Incorporated is a nationally incorporated, predominantly African-American, collegiate fraternity. It was founded on September 19, 1963 at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Our mission statement: the Development and Perpetuation of Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Fidelity, and Brotherhood among Men.
We, the brothers of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc., strongly believe that many individual and collective successes can be achieved through the efforts of a culturally diverse brotherhood of college and university men who, through close association with each other, maintain honesty, commitment, respect, and trust.
Lambda Sigma Upsilon was founded on April 5, 1979 in Rutgers New Brunswick in New Jersey by 20 men of Latino decent. Upon recognizing one another at various rallies and protests around their community, they decided to meet to discuss different issues surrounding the university and outside community. They came to the realization that the minority population was an under represented group and formed Latinos Siempre Unidos to act as an organized voice and a unified force... The Kyodrowe Chapter was established at the University at Buffalo in November of 2002. This chapter was founded by 8 men in search of creating an organized voice with goals and substance unparalleled to any other organization on campus. In the Spring of 2004, eight new men crossed into this Brotherhood, furthering the success of the chapter. Fall of 2005 welcomed the newest member of our chapter. Sharing the vision of the previous 16 Brothers that came before him at this chapter, he went through intake and crossed into the Brotherhood.
Mu Sigma Upsilon’s “purpose is to unite all women from all different nationalities and share with them our theme ‘Women Always United.’ Together, we share the same purpose concerning our academic, political, and social interests.” By the early 1980s, more women from culturally diverse backgrounds were pursuing college degrees. In this exciting time, five women came together to create a support system for these women, a student organization that would celebrate diversity and foster progress for years to come. Through their dedication, Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Incorporated was founded on November 21, 1981 at Rutgers University New Brunswick as the first multicultural sorority in the nation. Mu Sigma Upsilon has grown to a national sisterhood with over fifty chapter locations ranging from Massachusetts to Texas, and a diverse group of more than 1,000 women from 80+ cultural backgrounds.
Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated (OPBSI) is a national sorority committed to the development of collegiate and professional women through sisterhood, diversity, leadership, service and academic excellence. As a national organization, OPBSI promotes the unity of all cultures and works towards the advancement of women in professional, academic, political and social arenas.
OPBSI thrives on the diversity of its members and we attribute a lot of our success to our organization’s ability to embrace and celebrate each members’ differences. We continue to build a sisterhood that offers unconditional support, mentorship and exceptional leadership opportunities to our members.We strive to excel academically and professionally as women to empower ourselves and each other on a daily basis.
Omega Phi Chi was established on November 9, 1988 at Rutgers University- New Brunswick, New Jersey, and founded by 8 women of diverse backgrounds including Asian, African-American, and Latina descent. Our sisterhood is based on the common bond of womanhood. We are not related to any fraternal affiliates. We are devoted to promoting diversity, the community, academics, and strengthening of the female culture.
Our aims of sisterhood, love, honestly, loyalty, mutual respect, and responsibility for one another are achieved through unity. After unity, our main objectives are academic excellence and involvement in community affairs. We offer acceptance of any woman regardless of race, color, or creed, for promoting ethnic diversity and the richness of all cultures.
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity is a brotherhood dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Latin American Culture.
We support the promotion of personal, community, and Pan-American development through the ideals of Bolivar and Marti as well as other Pan-American intellectuals and their philosophies; creation of a Latin American consciousness; intensification of education with a Latin American character; economic and social mobilization of Latin American communities globally; intensification of contact between Pan-American Countries with the intention of forming a unified network of professional and economic contacts in order to ultimately achieve the unification of Latin America; conservation of the integrity of the Latin American character; and rejection of war and violence as a means to achieving "La Unión De La Patria Latino Americana.
In the fall of 1909, the sophomore class at the College of the City of New York had found itself embarrassed by "lowly freshmen". At a school where "warfare" between freshman and sophomore class was a tradition, the sophomores found it necessary to regain their fallen honor. Class Marshal Lester Cohen called a meeting of sophomore leaders on November 26, 1909 to decide on a plan for redemption. Eight appeared in proper order Ira N. Lind, Jacob Kaplan, Lester Cohen, Samuel Ginsburg, Hyman I. Jacobson, David D. Levinson, Abraham N. Kerner, Adolph I. Fabis, who are now known as the founders of Sigma Alpha Mu.
Sigma Alpha Mu's stated mission is "to guide each undergraduate member toward a more meaningful life, to prepare members for responsible fraternity and community involvement, and to create social and service opportunities for its alumni." Its creed is "To foster and maintain among its sons a spirit of fraternity, a spirit of mutual moral aid and support; to instill and maintain in the hearts of its sons love for and loyalty to Alma Mater and its ideals; to inculcate among its sons such ideals as will result in actions worthy of the highest precepts of true manhood, democracy, and humanity."
It shall be the purpose of Sigma Delta Tau, this fraternal organization, to form a close social and fraternal union of those of similar ideals and to foster, maintain and instill such ideals in the hearts of its members as will result in actions worthy of the highest precepts of true womanhood, democracy and humanity.
We are a group of individuals all different and similar in many ways but we all click and work well together. We enjoy doing sisterhood events and community service because it brings all of us closer together.
Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. (ΣΙΑ), often known as '"SIA'", is a Latina-oriented Greek letter intercollegiate and independent sorority, founded on September 29, 1990, by 13 women from SUNY Albany, SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY New Paltz, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The sorority participates in local, national and international community service as well as educational, cultural and social events. The mission of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. is to uphold the goals set forth by the thirteen founding mothers. They are to formalize, cultivate, and foster bonds amongst each other as sisters and to abide by respect, trust, communication, professionalism, and accountability. Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. promotes service on 3 different levels; International, National, and Local. The National Philanthropy of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. is One Heartland. SIA has had several initiatives in place since their establishment: Special Olympics, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the March of Dimes. Additionally, every chapter is required to sponsor a child through Children's International.
SLU highly prides itself as an organization of diverse college-educated (collegiate) and professional women dedicated to uplifting traditionally marginalized groups, especially Latinos and women, by serving as a voice and means for empowerment. Since 1987, SLU has been an outlet for professional development and personal growth to its members and serving constituents. The Sorority's impact can be seen in the outstanding accomplishments of their Hermanas, the young women they have mentored through the LADYS and PEARLS programs, and through the lives of all the people the Sorority has touched via their many literacy initiatives. Thus, proving to colleges and communities that women of color can make a difference.
Sigma Lambda Upsilon has a passion for leading and developing underprivileged communities through the Sorority's goals of academic excellence, leadership, sisterhood, cultural enrichment, and service to the community and campus. It is evident that the Sorority's undergraduate and Graduate/Professional chapters challenge the status quo through programming initiatives that are both exemplary and unique. Sigma Lambda Upsilon's impenetrable bond and relentless commitment to one another transcends time, which is why the Sorority considers their sisterhood-Hermandad- lasting Hasta La Muerte!
Zeta Chi Omega is a local philanthropic/social sorority at Buffalo State College founded in 2005. We are a diverse organization of undergraduate women and alumni that focus on support, respect and individuality. Our organization fundraises for the Breast Cancer Walk throguh American Cancer Society. In addition, we participate in numerous philanthropic events throughout the year.
Zeta Phi Beta was founded on the campus of Howard University on January 16, 1920. The Sorority's international programs such as Z-HOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel) through Mind, Body and Spirit serve to empower people from all walks of life. As the sorority moves toward its centennial, it retains its original zest for excellence. It espouses the highest academic ideals and that has resulted in its members serving in groundbreaking roles in all fields of endeavor.
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