||December 3, 2000
||St. John's University
Luz A. Tañon
Upon entering St. John's University, a group of women decided to research and explore Greek organizations within the campus. They were seeking an organization that exemplified their common interests and goals, in particular that of Latino culture and identity. After extensive research, they found that their needs were not going to be fulfilled by any of the organizations currently on campus. Therefore, they made the decision to research Greek organizations outside of their campus. Through this research, they found an organization that seemed to stand out above the rest.
They discovered that five strong women established an organization that embodied the ideals of academic excellence, empowerment of women and emphasis on community service. That organization was Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.
As these five interested women envisioned, the Sorority not only served its purpose throughout a woman's collegiate experience but it also transcended into their post-graduate careers and lives. It was their belief that this organization, with its diversified membership, served as a wonderful example of the uniqueness within all of our communities.
On December 3, 2000, four strong and dedicated women founded Xi Chapter at St. John's University. It was Xi Chapter's Founders' vision that this chapter would serve all of the Queens/Long Island-area, thereby empowering more like-minded women to become a force in the community.