Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. (ΣΙΑ), often known as '"SIA'", is a Latina-oriented Greek letter intercollegiate and independent sorority, founded on September 29, 1990, by 13 women from SUNY Albany, SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY New Paltz, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The sorority participates in local, national and international community service as well as educational, cultural and social events.
Throughout the last 26 years, SIA has grown as an organization composed over 60 Undergraduate Chapters, 12 Graduate/Alumnae Chapters, and 18 Colonies in the states of New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, California, Kansas, Arkansas, and South Carolina. The chapters and colonies are composed of undergraduate, graduate, and professional women.
Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. promotes service on 3 different levels; International, National, and Local. The National Philanthropy of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. is One Heartland. SIA has had several initiatives in place since their establishment: Special Olympics, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the March of Dimes. Additionally, every chapter is required to sponsor a child through Children's International.
The mission of Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. is to uphold the goals set forth by the thirteen founding mothers. They are to formalize, cultivate, and foster bonds amongst each other as sisters and to abide by respect, trust, communication, professionalism, and accountability.
The mission is fulfilled and goals are upheld through educational programming, community service, and personal development.
The R.O.S.E. Mentorship Program is a national educational initiative meant to serve as a resource to young women aged 14–18. It encourages service, scholarship and personal development in order to create leaders within communities while providing the tools necessary to succeed.
The R.O.S.E. Mentorship Program aims to:
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