national history of sigma psi zeta sorority, inc.
our founding mothers
Sigma Psi Zeta was founded on March 23, 1994 by the University at Albany, State University of New York. Our Founding Mothers are:
Gina Han, Sally Hsieh, Jean Kim, Jenny Kim, Sandra Lam, Winnie Liu, Yan-Chieh Liu, Michelle Macaraig, Sung-Yon Noh, and Loan Trang.
a call to action
Our 10 founding mothers all come from various culture and ethnic backgrounds. They recognized the urgency to build a organization that encompasses the strength of Asian-American Women and their potential, while taking a stand to fight the injustices historically suffered by our gender and race. Greek Letter organizations provided the importance of bonds that surpass time. Thus a sorority was established as it aligned with their vision, mission, and values. The letters of Sigma Psi Zeta was adopted to represent our SYZterhood.
To become a national organization uniting the SYZters to follow the code of loyalty, allegiance, and dedication.
who we are
Sigma Psi Zeta is a progressive, multicultural Greek organization that provides a means to success and support for women, particularly women of color. The sorority builds on the unity of strong and independent leaders to affect change in our organization, members, universities, and local communities.
To promote unity among women and the awareness of the Asian/Asian-American cultures and heritages.
where we are today
Just like our founding mothers realized the need of empowering our gender and race, we realized that it's important to be moving towards a multicultural stance; a community that can provide inclusivity and diversity.
Through this, we can learn and connect from shared cultures, provide a safe and dependable community, and overall embrace the many cultures within ourselves and the community at large.
To best demonstrate SYZterhood and allegiance by merging all efforts and interests, to provide an invaluable experience for the SYZters, and the services to the local communities and the community at large.