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Lambda Pi Chi

Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.
Founded April 16, 1988
Cornell University
Type Social
Emphasis La Cultura Latina, La Comunidad and La Hermandad
Scope National
Vision statement A lifetime network of Hermanas dedicated to empowering themselves and their communities.
Motto La Hermandad Nunca Termina
Colors Red, Gold, Black and White
Flower Red Carnation
Mascot Butterfly
Jewel Fire Opal
Headquarters Grand Central Station
P.O. Box 5122

New York, New York, USA

Lambda Pi Chi Sorority (ΛΠΧ) (also known as Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.) is a Latina-based, but not Latina-exclusive Greek letter intercollegiate sorority founded on April 16, 1988 at Cornell University.

Founded at Cornell University in the late '80s by five women.

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


  • History 1
  • Chapters 2
    • Undergraduate Chapters 2.1
    • Professional/ Graduate Chapters 2.2
  • Notable Hermanas 3
  • External links 4


The first Latina-focused sorority founded at an Ivy League institution, Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad /Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. was established on April 16, 1988 at Cornell University by Patricia Rivera, Maria Caban, Eva Marie Sosa, Migdalia Franklin and Dr. Irma Almirall-Padamsee.


Lambda Pi Chi currently has 22 Undergraduate Chapters and 9 Professional/Graduate Chapters:

Undergraduate Chapters

Alpha Chapter- Ithaca College / Cornell University

Beta Chapter- Columbia University/ City College of New York

Gamma Chapter- SUNY Albany

Delta Chapter- New York University

Epsilon Chapter- Georgetown University

Zeta Chapter- Syracuse University

Eta Chapter- Wesleyan University

Theta Chapter- George Washington University

Iota Chapter- University of Massachusetts Amherst/ Smith College

Kappa Chapter- Duke University

Lambda Chapter- University of Rochester/ Rochester Institute of Technology

Mu Chapter- George Mason University

Nu Chapter- Harvard University/ Northeastern University/ Tufts University

Xi Chapter- St. John's University

Omicron Chapter- University of Delaware

Pi Chapter- Letter reserved for Professional/Graduate chapters.

Rho Chapter- North Carolina State University

Sigma Chapter- Johns Hopkins University

Tau Chapter- Union College

Upsilon Chapter- Long Island University C. W. Post Campus

Phi Chapter- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chi Chapter- University of Chicago

Psi Chapter - St. Thomas Aquinas College

Omega Chapter- Reserved for deceased Hermanas

Professional/ Graduate Chapters

Pi Alpha- New York, NY

Pi Beta- Washington, DC

Pi Gamma- Miami, FL

Pi Delta- Upstate NY Region

Pi Epsilon- Rochester, NY

Pi Zeta- Southern California, CA

Pi Eta- New Jersey

Pi Theta- Boston, MA

Pi Iota- North Carolina

Pi Kappa- Long Island, NY

Notable Hermanas

  • Awilda Martinez Rodriguez: Vice-President. Awilda is currently Vice President, Health East Region for MAXIMUS, Inc., a leading operator of government health and human services programs in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Saudi Arabia.
  • Jennifer Mauskapf: Attorney. Partner of Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC, a Washington, DC-based law firm nationally recognized for its federal education regulatory and legislative practice. Ms. Mauskapf successfully represented the State of New Mexico before the United States Supreme Court in an agency deference case related to the Impact Aid Program (Zuni Publi c School District 89 v. U.S. Department of Education).
  • Luivette Resto: Writer. Published two books: :Unfinished Portrait and :Ascension.
  • Marinieves Alba: Activist and Author. Marinieves has produced cultural events and media throughout the United States and Latin America for institutions including but not limited to the Franklin H. Williams Caribbean Cultural Center/Africa Diaspora Institute, The Hip Hop Theater Festival/International Hip Hop Exchange (IHX), WBAI/Pacifica Radio, and her moniker The Zol Lab. Marinieves has received numerous honors recognizing her contributions to youth arts, media and activism from the Open Society Institute/Soros Foundation and the GAEA Foundation, among others. She is a co-editor and contributor to Women Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora (Arte Publico Press, 2012), a ground breaking anthology which documents the experiences and contributions of Afro-Latinas to shaping social justice struggles throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Manuela Arciniegas: Drummer, Songwriter, Singer and Dancer. Manuela specializes in Afro-Dominican and Afro-Puerto Rican traditional music. She is the recipient of the 2008 Urban Artist Initiative for her work as a female traditional drummer and songwriter. She has performed at venues such as Symphony Space, The Apollo Theater, Lincoln Center of out Doors, Queens Theater in the Park, and various others.
  • Patricia Campos: National Activist. Patricia has served as National Assistant Political Director for SEIU, National Political Director for Workers United (the former UNITE), NJ Political Director for the hotel & restaurant workers union UNITEHERE; National Legislative Director for the union UNITE and National Deputy Director for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA). Because of her unique expertise on trade policy and labor rights, Patricia has served as a Labor Representative in the USTR Labor Advisory Committee and as a member of President Obama’s Transition Team for Trade at USTR in 2008. She currently serves as a Board Member of PODER PAC, and the NJ LUPE PAC. She has been appointed to serve on Board and Commissions such as the NJ Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, the Port Security Commission of the NY-NJ Port Authority and the NJ Economic Growth Council. Additionally, she served as a Board Member of the CHCI (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute), Latinas United for Political Empowerment (LUPE Fund), the New Jersey Immigration Policy Network, NJ Citizen Action, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), and the SHARE Foundation.
  • Patricia Dominguez: Veterinary Dentist. She was among the first, and remains one of the few, to become a credentialed Veterinary Dental Specialist through the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians. Patricia has also lectured around the country on topics ranging from veterinary dental awareness for the general public to improving standards of dental programs at each animal hospital. She is a co-contributor of the veterinary dental textbook ‘Small Animal Dental Procedures for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses’, which was published in November 2012.
  • Priscilla Townsend: Singer and Songwriter. Priscilla has performed in numerous venues and has also released her first album, Chasing Sleep in 2012.

External links

  • National Website
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