When you join Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc., you join a lifelong, extensive network of women who are committed to excellence and have a strong desire to help one another. A sisterhood unlike any other; Hermanas of SIA are all unique, diverse individuals who are bound by common goals.
Mission and Goals
We pledge to formalize, cultivate, and foster bonds amongst each other as sisters and abide by respect, trust, communication, professionalism, and accountability.
Our goals are:
- To constantly strive towards the expansion of awareness of the Latino and diverse cultures.
- To promote sisterhood and leadership among our members.
- To serve as models of excellence in education and achievement among women.
We fulfill our mission and uphold our goals through educational programming, community service, and personl development.
Official Name: Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.
Nickname: SIA (pronounced: see-ah)
Established: September 29, 1990
Founding Schools: SUNY Albany, SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY New Paltz, &Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Motto: Semper Unum et Inseparabilis (Always One and Inseparable)
Official colors: Red, Gold, & Royal Blue, with Black and White as background color
Mascots: Unicorn & Pegasus
Flower: Red Rose
Gem: White Pearl
SIA participates in community service on three levels: International- Children International, National- One Heartland, Local- Sisters In Action