Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.
Founded Nationally: April 16, 1988 at Cornell University
Established at STJ: April 8, 2002
Colors: Red, Gold, Black, and White
Mascot: The Butterfly
Membership Requirements: Must have a 2.7 GPA and minimum of 12 credits.
National Website: http://www.lambdapichi.org
The first Latina based sorority, founded at an Ivy League institution Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. was established on April 16, 1988 by five strong visionary women. The founding Hermanas: Patricia Rivera, Maria Caban, Eva Mari Sosa-Grandison, Migdalia Franklin, and Dr. Irma Almirall-Padamsee sought to establish an organization that would transcend their collegiate experience and consolidate their strengths as responsible women devoted to the unification of the community.
Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. was based upon three ideals: La Comunidad (Community), La Cultura Latina (Latin Culture), and La Hermandad (Sisterhood). Inherently interwoven within our three ideals are the four concepts: Academic Excellence, Community Service, Commitment, and Networking.
Today, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/ Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. proudly stands, as a community outreach-oriented organization comprised of undergraduate, graduate, and professional women. We are located at 26 major colleges and universities throughout the East Coast.
Some of the past community services and projects that this sorority partakes in annually are:
- Project L.E.A.A.P- "Latinas Educating AIDS Awareness and Prevention"
- Project H.A.C.E.R-"Hermanas for the Advancement of Career and Educational Resources
- AIDS walk
- March of Dimes
- Uniondale/Hempstead Elderly Home Thanksgiving luncheon
- Relay for Life
- Sandwich Drive at St. John's University
- God's Love We Deliver
- St. Mary's Hospital
- Chapin Home for the Aging
- Breast Cancer Walk