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Sigma Chapter
Established April 12, 2004 sigma chapter
Universities/Colleges Johns Hopkins University
Chapter Founder

Jessica Hiltabidel
Raquel Bracho
Rita Guevara
Gisela Vargas

Email expansion@lambdapichi.org

History

On April 12, 2004, the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. welcomed their newest additions in the form of four fabulous women. The Founding Hermanas began their journey towards Hermandad after discovering that the Johns Hopkins Campus had nothing that supported their ideas and beliefs regarding the Latina population. After numerous meetings with Hermanas in the Mid-Atlantic Region, the women decided to pursue this wonderful opportunity.

Sigma Chapter's establishment was not one without hardships. Initially the final four were a part of a group of nine interests. Following the loss of five women, the remaining four found themselves struggling to hold onto their ultimate goal. Their efforts were always supported and their concerns addressed by the four women who made up their committee: Ramona Diaz-Cooper, La'Keisha Kennedy-Florres, Elizabeth Gonzalez, and Rebecca Valerin.

Together, these eight women, were responsible for bringing the first and only Latino Fraternal Organization to Johns Hopkins University. It is their continued hope for Sigma Chapter to become an asset not only to the Johns Hopkins Community, but also to Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. by actively supporting the three ideals they personally hold close to their hearts: La Cultura, La Comunidad, and Hermandad.