During the Fall of 1989, the foundation of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. (SLG) was commenced by five collegiate women who recognized the need to form an organization that provided empowerment to women of ALL cultural backgrounds. SLG's humble beginnings were built at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa where the founding mothers' vision was to create a network of academic and social support for Latina women. Under the guidance of Esther Materon Arum and Mary Peterson, the vision came to fruition on April 9th, 1990 when the University of Iowa Panhellenic Council officially recognized the organization as a sorority.
Today, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. is a 501(c)7 organization and is the LARGEST, historically Latina-based national sorority with a multicultural membership in chapters and alumnae associations throughout the United States – from Arizona to Wyoming; Florida to Minnesota; New York to Texas; and many more states between the coasts of California and Rhode Island. A criterion for membership into Sigma Lambda Gamma is open to women of exceptional morals & ethics with a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, and who are pursuing or have completed courses leading to a degree in an accredited college of university.
Sigma Lambda Gamma strives to be the premier organization committed to providing a mechanism of empowerment to ALL women. Through a network of close to 5,000 members from collegiate chapters and alumnae associations located across the United States, SLG promotes academic excellence and higher education through the sorority's principles: Academics, Community Service, Cultural Awareness, Social Interaction, and Morals & Ethics.
The purpose of Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority shall be primarily one of promoting standards of excellence in morality, ethics, and education. Further, the Sorority shall work to better serve the needs and wants of all the people by disseminating information about the diverse culture, which we all share. Finally, the Sorority shall maintain respect for the views of others, through this valuing, thereby, enhancing our understanding of one another, and thus bettering our community, our country, and the world.
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