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Since 1990, Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.(SIA) has focused on offering women an opportunity to unite in the interest of leadership, community service, women empowerment, social/cultural awareness and sisterhood.

In an effort to establish a foundation that would inspire and support others, thirteen women set out to create an organization that would meet their needs, help their communities, unite all women and uphold a set of distinct goals. On September 29, 1990 these inspiring women from SUNY Albany, SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY New Paltz and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute founded our precious and rare Hermandad.

We strive to increase awareness of the Latino culture, promote sisterhood and leadership, serve as role models and achieve academic excellence. We encourage all women, whether they are in the Hermandad or not, to promote a diverse cultural and social environment. Our endeavor is to work as sisters united in these common goals; however, we highly value personal identity and individuality. Through the bonds of sisterhood we develop leadership, scholarship, sportsmanship and friendship. SIA welcomes women of all backgrounds to explore this opportunity to join us for a lifetime of excellence.

Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. is a national sorority recognized by NALFO (National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc.) The purpose of NALFO is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication and development for all Latino/s fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education.