Chi Upsilon Sigma

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Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc.
ΧΥΣ
Founded April 29, 1980; 38 years ago (1980-04-29)
Rutgers University
Type Cultural interest
Emphasis Latina
Scope United States
Motto Wisdom Through Education
Colors Red, black and beige
Symbol Almighty Owl
Flower Hibiscus
Jewel Emerald
Philanthropy I Have A Dream Foundation
Chapters undergraduate 73, graduate 8
Nickname Women of Wisdom Cussies, CUS
Headquarters 280 Madison Ave.
Ste. 912-255

New York, New York
U.S.
Website http://www.justbecus.org/

Chi Upsilon Sigma (ΧΥΣ) ("Women of Wisdom") — official name is Corazones Unidos Siempre Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc. (Hearts United Always) — is a Latina oriented Greek letter intercollegiate sorority. Chi Upsilon Sigma was founded on April 29, 1980, by seven Latinas at the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The sorority is a member organization of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).[1]

History

Chi Upsilon Sigma was founded on April 29, 1980 by seven Latinas at the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The seven founding mothers are:

  • Maricel Rivera
  • Sonia Rosa
  • Catherine Miranda
  • Mariela Freay
  • Nancy Collazo
  • Maria E. Tejera
  • Evelyn Burgos

Due to the shifts in the cultural and political arenas, the late 1970s/early 1980s was a thriving time for the Latino community in the Northeastern United States. Activism on college campuses was common ground. Corazones Unidos Siempre/Chi Upsilon Sigma Sorority, Inc. was formed to challenge inequality, poor funding, and inferior quality of life for Latino students. Corazones Unidos Siempre was formed with three goals, to provide service, to encourage communication, and develop awareness amongst the community.[citation needed]

Philanthropy

Chi Upsilon Sigma’s national philanthropy is the I Have A Dream Foundation.

Undergraduate Chapters

Graduate chapters

  • Omega Alpha - Philadelphia Graduate Chapter
  • Omega Beta - Dallas/Fort Worth Graduate Chapter
  • Omega Gamma - North/Central NJ Graduate Chapter
  • Omega Delta - New York City Graduate Chapter
  • Omega Epsilon - Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Graduate Chapter
  • Omega Zeta - Houston Graduate Chapter
  • Omega Eta - Florida Graduate Chapter
  • Omega Theta - Lehigh Valley Area, PA Graduate Chapter
  • Omega Iota - Charlotte Metro Area Graduate Chapter
  • Omega Kappa - Southern New England Area Graduate Chapter
  • Omega Lambda - Tampa Graduate Chapter
  • Omega Mu - South New Jersey Area Graduate Chapter

See also

References

  1. ^ Chi Upsilon Sigma's participation in NALFO. http://www.justbecus.org/en/structure/nalfo
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