Sigma Lambda Upsilon (ΣΛΥ) or Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. is a Latina-based sorority founded on December 1, 1987 at Binghamton University.


The organization was created to promote academic achievement and serve the Latino community and the campuses that Sigma Lambda Upsilon serves. The sorority is now present in over 50 campuses. Though Latina-based, Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc. is a non-discriminatory organization.


The sorority's philanthropy focuses on literacy,[1] with particular emphasis on aiding Latino children.

Mentoring programs

Sigma Lambda Upsilon's national mentoring initiatives are the Leadership, Advancement, and Development of our Young Sisters (LADYS) and Promoting Education, the Arts, our Roots, Leadership and Service (PEARLS) programs.[2]

Awards & recognition

Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc. has been recognized by the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) for the Sorority’s outstanding commitment to academic and professional excellence, as well as, continuous philanthropic efforts.

Undergraduate chapters

Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. has 43 chapters at over 60 Colleges and Universities:

Graduate chapters

  • Theta Alpha - New York City, NY
  • Theta Beta - Providence, RI
  • Theta Gamma - Albany, NY
  • Theta Delta - Texas
  • Theta Epsilon - Buffalo, NY
  • Theta Zeta - Philadelphia, PA
  • Theta Eta - New Jersey
  • Theta Theta - DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia
  • Theta Iota - Florida
  • Theta Kappa - California
  • Theta Lambda - Harrisburg, PA
  • Theta Mu - Boston, MA
  • Theta Nu - OH / MI / IN / IL
  • Theta Xi - Rochester, NY
  • Theta Omicron - Westchester, NY
  • Theta Pi - Atlanta, GA
  • Theta Rho - Long Island, NY
  • Theta Sigma - Southern VA


  1. ^ "Sigma Lambda Upsilon". www.sigmalambdaupsilon.org. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  2. ^ "Sigma Lambda Upsilon". www.sigmalambdaupsilon.org. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  3. ^ http://www.sigmalambdaupsilon.org/news-events/284-slu-welcomes-newest-chapter-alpha-rho-chapter-at-university-of-virginia
  4. ^ "Multicultural Greek Council". www.farmingdale.edu. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 

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