Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.
Semper Unum et Inseparabilis
Founded Nationally: September 29,1990 at SUNY Albany, SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY New Paltz and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Established at STJ: January 24, 2005
Chapter: Alpha Theta
Colors: Red, Gold, and Royal Blue with White and Black as background colors
Mascot: Unicorn and Pegasus
Flower: Red Rose
Gem: White Pearl
Membership Requirements: Must have a 2.5 GPA and a minimum of 12 credits.
National Site: http://www.hermandad-sia.org/
We are a unique organization that promotes the Latino culture and allows individuals the opportunity to become familiar with their heritage regardless of what it may be. Although we endeavor to constantly work as sisters united in our common goals, we value our personal identities and individualisms, and in doing so we develop leadership skills, scholarship, sportsmanship, and friendship. We make an effort to foster a sense of pride for our heritage, and in doing so hope to abolish ignorance, prejudice, and racism. It is our firm belief that all cultures and origins need to be explored to foster a true understanding of the word “diversity”. The sorority takes great pride in getting involved in the community by providing services internationally as well as in our local communities.
Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. was founded on September 29, 1990 by 13 young dedicated women motivated to make a change in the Greek world and in the community at large. Our chapters are composed of undergraduate, graduate and professional women. Today our organization has expanded throughout the states of: New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, and California.
Our goals are:
To constantly strive towards the expansion of awareness of the Latino culture to our members and the community at large.
To promote sisterhood and leadership amongst ourselves which is the basis of our precious and rare foundation.
To stand for accomplishments of academic excellence among women.
Our many community service projects include:
March of Dimes One Heartland
Enhancement of the Latino Community
Foundation and Stability