A lifetime network of Hermanas dedicated to empowering themselves and their communities.


img_9197To empower women by providing a supportive network dedicated to their personal and professional advancement. Our Hermandad is further advanced by our shared dedication and promotion of public service and cultural awareness, with an emphasis on Latino history, contributions, and experiences


  • To unify women through the promotion of the Latino community and the Latino culture;
  • To promote community service to the local community;
  • To work towards the advancement of all people of color with a special emphasis on the Latina;
  • To enlighten our respective communities about Latino cultural, social, and political issues;
  • To sponsor cultural events which identify and evaluate the existing and emerging roles of women with an emphasis on the Latina; and
  • To promote professional advancement by encouraging academic excellence, mentorship, and networking.

General Information

Name Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/ Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.
Motto La Hermandad Nunca Termina
Tagline Women of Strength, Women of Character
Colors Red, Gold, Black and White
Mascot Butterfly
Flower Red Carnation
Jewel Fire Opal
Appellation Pi Chis

Notable Facts

  • We are a member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)
  • We are a nationally insured organization
  • We were the first Latina sorority founded at an Ivy-league institution
  • We were the first Latina sorority incorporated in New York State
  • We have 21 undergraduate chapters located in over 26 colleges and universities
  • We have 8 professional/graduate chapters located across the country
  • On December 28, 2001, the New York City Council recognized Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/ Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. for its continued service and dedication to Latinos and the New York City community at-large
  • We were the first Latina-focused Sorority in Washington, DC and North Carolina
  • We were the first Latina-focused Sorority in the following colleges/universities
    • Cornell University
    • Columbia University
    • American University
    • Georgetown University
    • Wesleyan University
    • The George Washington University
    • University of Massachusets – Amherst
    • Duke University
    • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
    • George Mason University
    • North Carolina State University
    • Johns  Hopkins University
  • We have over 81 countries, nationalities and ethnicities represented in our Hermandad.
  • Our Hermanas currently reside in 5 of the 7 continents
  • We have a 36% graduation rate of Hermanas attaining advanced degrees