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Enhancing and empowering leadership and dedication to community in a context dedicated to fostering lifetime and life-defining relationships- these are the key aspects of what the New Member Education Program for Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. is all about.

A series of structured activities spearheaded by a dedicated group of sorority members from the chapter, the region and across the sorority encourage respect and trust anchored in a firm anti-hazing national policy.

Each woman is valued as an important part of the whole with unique skills and life experiences.

Our sorority has no preconceived molds of what our women look like; we aim to mentor each other, be there for each other in good times and bad, and challenge each other to reach our full potentials personally and professionally.

General Eligibility for Undergraduate Membership

Any student currently enrolled in an accredited four (4) year college or university may be presented as a candidate for membership in an Undergraduate Chapter of the Sorority provided:

  • That applicant was assigned female at birth and/or applicant self-identifies as a woman;
  • Has successfully completed at least one (1) semester as a full time student of a regular accredited two (2) or four (4) year college or university academic program;
  • Is enrolled full time and taking courses leading to her first Bachelor’s degree; and,
  • Has presented official verification that she has achieved both a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA and 2.5 or higher semester GPA at the conclusion of the semester immediately prior to the one during which she will be initiated as a Member.

General Eligibility Requirements for Professional/Graduate Membership

Any candidate holding a Bachelor’s degree earned from an accredited four (4) year college or university may be presented as a candidate for membership initiation in any Professional/ Graduate Chapter, provided that she provides official verification of her Bachelor’s degree.

New Member Process for Both Undergraduate and Graduate/Professional Membership

  • Participate in our IÑACAS (Individuals Networking for the Advancement of Community, Academics, and Service) Program. This program is open to anyone irrespective of whether they intend to seek membership in our organization or not. It is an exclusive opportunity to work, interact and learn from the Hermanas. The program focuses on professional development, teamwork, and relationship-building. The IÑACAS Program is structured but informal with voluntary activities designed and assigned for learning and growth.
  • Submit a Membership Application including Personal Profile Information and Reflective Essay Questions accompanied by a non-refundable application fee. The exact amount of the application fee depends on that year’s national dues and the time in which the chapter host interviews. This amount will be communicated at Rush.
  • Successfully complete our full New Member Education Program which has nationally and university approved time limits and expectations. This time commitment is similar to that required to respond to the challenges of a 4 credit college course.
  • Complete a neophyte survey upon successful completion of the New Member Education Program.
  • Actively participate in regional meetings and conclaves.
  • Attend an annual national convention and actively participate in all required training for neophytes during that convention.

The first year of membership involves a financial commitment of approximately $1,000 to cover local, regional and national responsibilities. It is important to plan ahead to have this amount as dedicated savings.

We encourage you to contact our Vice President of New Membership (email: vpnm@lambdapichi.org) if you’d like to get more information on how to join this outstanding organization.