Sigma Pi Alpha (aka Ellas & Sigmas) is a non-panhellenic Chicana/Latina based sorority. It is not "greek" but is a sisterhood and has greek letters as a representation of the life time of sisterhood and to show Chicana/Latina heritage by spelling Ella which means she/her in the Spanish language.
There is an educational pledge process, not "rushing" with an emphasis on "you chose 'us', 'we' don't chose you."
While it is a Chicana/Latina based sorority it is not limited to a specific race. Instead there is a focus on overall issues affecting Chicana/Latinas and women overall as well as on education and community.
Mainly identified as a non-profit community service sorority, Sigma Pi Alpha also works towards academic excellence and networking.
Sigma Pi Alpha proudly participates in as many community service projects as possible either by support or putting on events.
Such as the annual Relay for Life on campus, as well as Strides for Hope in the Sacramento Capital. There is also opportunities for group projects, which in previous years include: Meals on Wheels, Planting Trees, Habitat for Humanity, Toy drives in the Yolo County Area, and other education related projects.
Sigma Pi Alpha also strives on participate in on campus events such as La Raza Cultural Days by holding annual workshops geared towards the collage population.
Zeta Chapter also holds the annual Dia de los Muertos alter displays and gladly encourages organizations to participate. (Hot chocolate and Pan Dulce included).
As well as supporting or participating in Noche de Estrellas, a cultural night.
Campus Zeta Chapter
On campus aside from community involvement, the ladies of Zeta Chapter strive to create good relationships with other organizations. Although Sigma Pi Alpha is not Greek, Sisters do attend Greek events to support fellow sister/brotherhoods.
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