“Women united by a Vision, Strengthened by Love, Friendship and a Mission.”
Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc. has been in existence since April 29, 1980, incepted on the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers – the State University of New Jersey. Our founders are 7 Latinas who had the desire to create an organization to promote leadership among the Latino community. More importantly, it was their desire to create a sisterhood – a place away from home in which the members could feel the strong sense of family, which is such a force in the Latino culture.With this foundation, these women built a distinct organization that focuses on celebrating independence, educating the community, appreciating our differences, molding powerful spiritual bonds, and empowering women to change the course of history.The women of Chi Upsilon Sigma consider our sisterhood to be a lifelong commitment, not only to the organization, but also to each other. Ours is a flame that burns eternal and a bond that joins us to one another forever.

These 7 Founding Mothers are:

Maricel Rivera

Sonia Rosa

Catherine Miranda

Mariela Freay

Nancy Collazo

Maria E. Tejera

Evelyn Burgos

With the guidance of Honorary Founding Mother
Ramonita Santiago

The Founding Mothers have promoted pride and respect that has produced an influential mark on our members and society. Each sister is an account of the love and admiration we have for our founding mothers, their ideals, and each other.