Sigma Lambda Upsilon/ Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.


About Us

In 1993, six women recognized a need for diversity and wanted to create a voice for women on their campus. They sought out an organization that would inspire them with its professionalism, determination, leadership, cultural awareness, academic excellence, and most of all everlasting sisterhood. When they came across Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. they felt and knew that this was the one. The Iota Chapter of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. has strived to create a unique organization for women that fosters leadership, a dedication to community service, respect, support, student activism and cultural awareness. Even at its most challenging times, the Hermanas of the Iota Chapter have held a strong commitment to these goals and ideals. They have harnessed academic and cultural resources to bring innovative, challenging programming to Cornell's campus. Such programing has covered themes as varied as the Indigenous and African aspects of Latino-Caribbean cultures, career opportunities within public service, the depiction of Hip Hop culture in the media and the role of the visual arts in activism.