Sigma Iota Alpha

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Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Incorporada
ΣΙΑ
FoundedSeptember 29, 1990; 28 years ago (September 29, 1990)
SUNY Albany, Stony Brook University, SUNY New Paltz, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
TypeSocial
ScopeNational
MottoSemper Unum et Inseparabilis (Always One and Inseparable)
Colors     Red

     Gold (color)
     Royal Blue
     White as background color

     Black as background color
SymbolUnicorn and Pegasus
FlowerRed Rose
Chapters57 undergraduate chapters, 12 graduate chapters, and 17 colonies
HeadquartersPrince Street Station
P.O. Box 237

New York, New York
USA
Websitehermandad-sia.org

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, Stony Brook University, 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.

Growth[edit]

Throughout the last 28 years, SIA has grown as an organization composed of 57 Undergraduate Chapters, 12 Graduate/Alumnae Chapters, and 17 Colonies in the states of New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, California, Kansas, Arkansas, and South Carolina. The chapters and colonies are composed of undergraduate, graduate, and professional women.

Chapters & Colonies[edit]

Undergraduate Chapters
Chapter School
Alpha University at Albany, State University of New York
Beta Stony Brook University
Gamma SUNY New Paltz
Delta Western Illinois University
Epsilon Adelphi University
Zeta Hofstra University
Eta Pennsylvania State University
Theta State University of New York, College at Old Westbury
Iota University of Illinois at Chicago; Northeastern Illinois University; Roosevelt University
Kappa Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lambda State University of New York at Oswego
Mu Temple University
Nu Union College
Xi Long Island University, C.W. Post
Omicron Boston University; Suffolk University; Boston College
Pi Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rho Syracuse University
Sigma Marist College
Tau Saint Peter's College; Montclair State University; Seton Hall University
Upsilon University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Phi New York University
Chi University of Maryland, College Park
Psi Lewis University
Omega Northern Illinois University
Alpha Alpha The College of New Rochelle
Alpha Beta Columbia University
Alpha Gamma Binghamton University, State University of New York
Alpha Delta The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Alpha Epsilon James Madison University
Alpha Zeta California State University, Dominguez Hills
Alpha Eta Baylor University
Alpha Theta St. John's University
Alpha Iota Rutgers - New Brunswick, The State University of New Jersey
Alpha Kappa Michigan State University
Alpha Lambda University of New Haven
Alpha Mu University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Alpha Nu Pace University, Manhattan
Alpha Xi Florida State University
Alpha Omicron Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Alpha Pi University of Texas at San Antonio
Alpha Rho Rutgers - Newark, The State University of New Jersey
Alpha Sigma Florida Gulf Coast University
Alpha Tau Georgia Southern University
Alpha Upsilon Texas State University - San Marcos
Alpha Phi Utica College
Alpha Chi University of Texas, Austin
Alpha Psi University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Alpha Omega Reserved for Deceased Sisters
Beta Alpha Armstrong State University
Beta Beta University of Arkansas
Beta Gamma Stephen F. Austin State University
Beta Delta The College of William and Mary
Beta Epsilon New York Institute of Technology Manhattan, Lehman College,City College,John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Mercy College.
Beta Zeta The Johns Hopkins University
Beta Eta Clemson University
Beta Theta Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
Beta Iota Long Island University Brooklyn
Undergraduate Colonies
Colony School
Colony 1 New York Institute of Technology
Colony 2 University at Buffalo, State University of New York; Buffalo State College
Colony 3 University of California, Santa Cruz
Colony 4 Central Connecticut State University
Colony 5 Bentley University
Colony 6 University of South Carolina
Colony 7 University of Hartford
Colony 8 University of Kansas
Colony 9 Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Colony 10 American International College
Colony 11 Southern Connecticut State University
Colony 12 California State University, Northridge
Colony 13 Augusta University
Colony 14 University of Central Arkansas
Colony 15 State University of New York at Plattsburgh
Colony 16 State University of New York College at Cortland
Colony 17 Texas A&M University
Graduate/Alumnae Chapters
Chapter Region
Gamma Alpha Washington, D.C. Graduate Alumnae Chapters
Gamma Beta Chicago Graduate Alumnae Chapter
Gamma Gamma New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Graduate Alumnae CHapter
Gamma Delta Florida Graduate Alumnae Chapter
Gamma Epsilon Long Island/Queens Graduate Alumnae Chapter
Gamma Zeta New England Graduate Alumnae Chapter
Gamma Eta New York Capital/Upstate Graduate Alumnae Chapter
Gamma Theta Bronx/Westchester Graduate Alumnae Chapter
Gamma Iota California Graduate Alumnae Chapter
Gamma Kappa Georgia/South Carolina Graduate Alumnae Chapter
Gamma Lambda South Central Texas Graduate Alumnae Chapter
Gamma Mu Arkansas Graduate Alumnae Chapter

Community Service[edit]

Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. promotes service on 3 different levels nationally as an organization. Internationally Children International & Women for Women International, Nationally Special Olympics, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the March of Dimes, and Locally [various local non-profits especially soup kitchens and school initiatives]. An addition to the National Philanthropies of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. is One Heartland. SIA has supported several initiatives in place since its establishment. Additionally, every chapter is required to sponsor a child through Children's International.

Mission & Goals[edit]

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.

Goals are:

  • To constantly strive towards the expansion of awareness of the Latino and diverse cultures.
  • To promote sisterhood and leadership among members.
  • To serve as models of excellence in education and achievement among women.

The mission is fulfilled and goals are upheld through educational programming, community service, and personal development.

R.O.S.E. Mentorship Program[edit]

The R.O.S.E. Mentorship Program is a national educational initiative meant to serve as a resource to young women aged 14–18. It encourages service, scholarship and personal development in order to create leaders within communities while providing the tools necessary to succeed.

The R.O.S.E. Mentorship Program aims to:

  • Provide mentorship and programming that will aid in the academic and personal development of young Latinas.
  • Utilize SIA's network of professional Latinas to increase awareness of the Latino culture while promoting educational excellence and proactive community involvement.
  • Develop leadership qualities and abilities in young Latinas.
  • Work in conjunction with the Solidaridad, Inspiración, y Amistad Community Foundation, Inc. to establish solid partnerships that produce additional resources for young Latinas.

Notable members[edit]

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