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Sorority Celebrates March Recognizing Their Women Leaders

Monday, February 29, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Sorority Celebrates March Recognizing Their Women Leaders

Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. uses March to tell their own professional success stories


NEW YORK – March 1, 2016Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/ Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Incorporated puts a new twist to Women’s History Month (WHM) by using March to celebrate the accomplished women within their own organization. The Sorority’s celebration titled “Making Our Own History,allows members, mostly from underrepresented communities, an opportunity to tell their own success stories. The Sorority promotes "Making Our Own History" by focusing on the path --Learn, Achieve, and Lead -- Hermanas seized in becoming the leaders they are today.

“Our Hermanas have the best example of resilience in our founders,” said Cristina Bañuelos, president of Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Incorporated.During the late 1980s these five women [our founders] identified a need to establish an organization that supported and empowered Latinas at an ivy-league institution when there were no conventional supports for them. With a clear vision and by using their networks for guidance, our founders paved a way for other women like themselves to feel supported and accepted on college campuses that did not always mirror them or the communities they represented.”

Currently, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/ Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Incorporated possesses a national grade point average (GPA) greater than 3.0. Members internalize the importance of academic excellence and during the fall of 2015, two of the Sorority’s chapters, Zeta Chapter at Syracuse University and Mu Chapter at George Mason University, received acknowledgments for highest GPAs among all sororities on their respective campuses. Additionally, the Omicron Chapter of Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Incorporated achieved a GOLD status for the University of Delaware’s Fraternity and Sorority Life’s Chapter Assessment Packet for three consecutive semesters.

Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Incorporated continues making history by maintaining 99.8% of Hermanas who successfully complete undergraduate programs and by the many more who press forward pursuing graduate and postgraduate degrees. Members of the Sorority strongly value the importance of education and recognize the significance of continuing to learn and achieve new goals in becoming the professionals they aspire to be, breaking through “glass ceilings,” and depicting the names and face of the under-represented communities they represent and who are seldom seen in professional leadership roles.


“Using our Alumnae Hermanas is great way to inspire and connect our current undergrads to a nationwide networking of women who have successfully completed, for the most part, both undergraduate and graduate programs,” said Rosita Vazquez, national vice president of alumnae affairs of Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Incorporated. “Our founders sought to establish an organization that transcends the collegiate years, and with our ‘Making Our Own History’ campaign we are able to highlight some of the career paths our members chose to mentor our next generation of Latina and women of color leaders.”

In the nearly 28 years of the Sorority’s existence, many Hermanas have gained professional development tools, self-exploration, and a nationwide network of women who are committed to guiding, supporting, and occasionally urging one another towards professional success. Hermanas learn how to recognize and utilize their skills and talents to their fullest potential. The Sorority is strongly committed to promoting professional advancement by encouraging academic excellence, mentorship, and networking.”

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The first Latina focused sorority founded at an Ivy-league institution, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. was established on April 16,1988 at Cornell University. Comprised of undergraduate, graduate and professional women, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. seeks to unify women through the promotion of community service programs that highlight the contributions of women and people of color with an emphasis on the Latina and offer opportunities for academic and professional advancement to members of historically underrepresented groups.                        

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