||June 5, 2005
In the fall of 2002, Union College student Davina Ruiz sought to formally bring a new and exciting organization to the Union College campus. As there was not a chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. at Union College, Davina became an Hermana of the Sorority with two other women through Gamma Chapter at the State University of New York at Albany. These strong women joined the Sorority on November 9, 2002 and by doing so, also brought the presence of the Sorority to the Union College campus. Davina Ruiz worked fervently to make the organization known throughout the Union College community for its dedication to public service and cultural awareness with an emphasis on Latinos.
In the fall of 2003 two more passionate women, Arisleyda De La Cruz and Gabriela Gomez, also Union College students, became Hermanas with five other women through Gamma Chapter. With three phenomenal Hermanas on Union College’s campus, these women brought more vitality to the community, greater viability for the Sorority and, as a result, more support from Union College's administration.
With the assistance and guidance of our three Union College Gamma Hermanas, three new, diverse and unique women sought to become part of this prestigious organization. On June 5, 2005, with the invaluable help of Davina Ruiz, Arisleyda De La Cruz, and Gabriela Gomez, Tau Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. was chartered at Union College. These extraordinary women felt the need to bring an organization to Union College that celebrated the beauty, courage, strength, and vitality of not only Latina women but of all women. Las Hermanas seek to continue promoting unity among all women, through community service and Hermandad, our special sisterhood, regardless of age, cultural/racial identity, sexual orientation and religious affiliation.