Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.
The Iota Chapter of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. was founded at Cornell University on April 10, 1993, and expanded to Ithaca College in the Spring of 2008. Six strong women came together with a passion to serve the Latino community and join an organization that would provide a life-long sisterhood. The women of the Iota Chapter have vowed to uphold the motto of the sorority, Hasta la Muerte. Our passion to serve our community inspires us to provide personal and academic support to all women, foster leadership among women and create interactive programs that generate awareness of the Latino culture. The Chapter has never allowed for Latino and multicultural issues to be ignored. This was evident in their participation in the 1993 Day Hall Takeover and continues to show in their leadership roles on campus as members of organizations that uplift and support the Latino and Multicultural community.
My name is Tatiana Ferraro, and I am the current chapter president of the Iota Chapter of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. My chapter strives to be as involved as possible in the Cornell community, as well as the Ithaca and Tompkins county area. Iota Chapter has given me the ability to display my leadership skills in our community, and has allowed me to serve as a strong voice for minority students at Cornell. Our Hermandad has been my greatest support network, and one of the best, life-changing decisions I have made in my career here at Cornell University. I have created bonds with many women that will last a lifetime, Hasta la Muerte.