Women of Strength. Women of Character.
The Beta Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/ Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. was founded in the Spring of 1991 by Reina Nuñez, establishing the first Latina sorority at Columbia University. Beta Chapter Hermanas sponsor activities and events that highlight and address prevalent issues within the Latino community with a special emphasis on the Latina. Since Beta Chapter’s inception, Las Hermanas have held a steadfast commitment to fortifying the foundation of the chapter by first building within ourselves and then reaching out to others.
Beta Chapter is comprised of women of diverse origins as well as different goals. We are individualists and independent women who have collaborated to form a tapestry of strength, determination and triumph. Together, we strive to succeed in all our endeavors, demonstrating that a group of women with a vision can be a truly powerful force.
Outside of the work that we do as an organization to help our communities, Hermanas are constantly dedicating their own time and resources. We do this out of commitment to the ideals of our Hermandad, but also out of devotion to help our communities and those in need.
We have worked with our National Philanthropies, Project LEAAP, Projecto HACER and Chance for Change, as well as numerous other philanthropies like Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Harlem Grown, and many others.
La Cultura Latina
As Hermanas, we seek to educate ourselves and others about the history, experiences and contributions of the U.S. Latina in society, while simultaneously embracing the breadth of experience of all women. We try to bridge the gap between Latino experiences and promote intra-cultural understanding by recognizing the diversity of the “U.S. Latino” identity and utilizing the Sorority as a vehicle for unity. An enhanced knowledge of our cultural heritage coupled with authentic links to our home and ethnic communities are tools that can be used to nurture the growth of proud, productive social networks as well as to foster the development of proactive community members. Our Hermandad is a constant celebration of the rich ethnic diversity that exists within all of our communities.
We are bound by sacred traditions, unique to Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. These traditions serve as the foundation for a lifetime support system that extends across a spectrum of experiences. This Hermandad is the means by which we support each other personally, academically, and professionally. It provides members of our organization the opportunity to share common experiences, while benefiting from each other’s distinct perspectives. We seek to nurture personal growth and development in our members. Our motto, “La Hermandad Nunca Termina,” is representative of our lifetime commitment to each other and the special relationship we share.