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Recognized Fraternities and Sororities

Descriptions of Recognized Sororities:

Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority

Phi Phi Chapter
Motto: Multa Corda, Una Causa – Many Hearts, One Purpose
Philanthropy: Sharsheret & the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation
Colors: Green and White
Symbol/Mascot: Giraffe
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Jewel: Pearl
Founded: Barnard College, Oct. 24, 1909
Chapter Website on Engage
National website


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Xi Mu Chapter
Motto: “By Culture and By Merit"
Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
Symbol/Mascot: Ivy Leaf
Founded: Howard University, Jan. 15, 1908
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Alpha Kappa Phi Agonian Sorority

Kappa Chapter
Motto: We Strive to Lead; One Step at a Time But Always Forward
Philanthropy: Lupus Foundation of America, and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.
Colors: Gold, White, Robin’s Egg Blue, Navy Blue
Symbol: Anchor
Willie the Whale
Flower: Yellow Rose
Jewel: Pearl
Founded: SUNY Geneseo, October 8, 1892
Chapter website on Engage


Crest for Chi Upsilon Sigma Sorority

Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc.

 Alpha Pi Chapter
Motto: Wisdom Through Education
Philanthropy: I Have a Dream Foundation
Colors: Red, Black, and Beige
Symbol/Mascot: The Almighty Owl
Flower: Hibiscus
Jewel: Emerald
Founded: Rutgers University, New Brunswick Campus, April 29, 1980
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.

Recognized Interest Group - Awaiting National Charter
Motto: Let Our Light Shine Forth
Philanthropy: Osteoporosis Education and Prevention
Colors: Navy Blue and Silver
Symbol/Mascot: Butterfly
Flower: Blue Rose
Stone: Jade
Founded: University of Georgia, December 5, 1998
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Delta Sigma Theta Crest

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

 Omicron Kappa Chapter
Motto: Intelligence is the torch of wisdom.
Emphasis: Public Service
Colors: Crimson and Cream
Flower: African Violet
Founded: Howard University, January 13, 1913
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Sigma Iota Alpha crest

Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.

Gamma Chapter
Motto: Semper Unum et Inseparabilis – "Always One and Inseperable"
Philanthropy: International-Children's International, National-One Heartland, Local-Sisters In Action
Colors: Red, Gold, & Royal Blue, with Black and White as background colors
Symbol/Mascot: Unicorn & Pegasus
Flower: Red Rose
Jewel: White Pearl
Founded: SUNY Albany, SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY New Paltz, & Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Sept. 29, 1990
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Kappa Delta Phi National Affiliated Sorority

Kappa Alpha Gamma Chapter
Philanthropy: Make-A-Wish Foundation
Colors: Black and Gold
Flower: Yellow Rose
Founded: Husson College, 1971
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Latinas Poderosas Unidas, Inc.

Omicron Chapter
Motto: Con Amor, Dignidad y Orgullo – "With Love, Dignity, and Pride"
Philanthropy: Asthma Awareness & Children; Juvenile Diabetes
Colors: Red, White, Gold, Black
Symbol/Mascot: Spotted Jaguar
Flower: White Rose with Red Tips (Fire & Ice Rose)
Founded: SUNY Geneseo, Nov. 6, 1992
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Lambda Tau Omega Sorority, Inc.

Vydurance Omicron Chapter
Motto: Excellence Through Unity, Knowledge and Dedication
Philanthropy: Children
Colors: Royal Blue & Light Grey
Symbol/Mascot: Enchanting Mermaid
Founded: Montclair State University, Oct. 9, 1988
National website


Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Beta Chapter
Motto: "Serving and Educating Through Our Diversity"
Philanthropy: "Raising Awareness of Violence Against Women"
Colors: Black, Forest Green, and Gold
Symbol/Mascot: Hummingbird
Flower: Sunflower
Founded: SUNY Albany, March 15, 1989
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi

Sigma Alpha Chapter
Motto: "Spirit, Strength, Sisterhood"
Philanthropy: American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
Colors: Blue & Gold
Symbol: Lioness & the Paw
Flower: Blue Iris
Jewel: Sapphire
Founded: University of California, Davis, October 1, 1998
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Sigma Delta Tau Sorority, Inc.

Gamma Nu Chapter
Motto: Patriae Multae Spes Una – “One Hope of Many People”
Philanthropy: Prevent Child Abuse America; Jewish Women International; Women for Women International
Colors: Café Au Lait and Old Blue
Symbol/Mascot: Teddy Bear
Flower: Golden Tea Rose
Jewel: Lapis Lazuli
Founded: Cornell University, March 25, 1917
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Mu Chapter
Motto: Hasta La Muerte
Philanthropy: Literacy: Empowerment one word at a time
Colors: Red, Black, Silver, and Gold
Symbol/Mascot: Black Persian Cat with Gold Eyes
Flower: Red Pansy with Black and Gold
Jewel: Black Pearl
Founded: Binghamton University, Dec. 1, 1987
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Nu Chapter
Motto: A community-conscious, action-oriented organization
Founding Principles: Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood
Philanthropy: Z-H.O.P.E. (Zetas Helping Other People Excel); National Education Foundation; Stork's Nest; Elder Care
Colors: Royal Blue & White
Symbol/Mascot: White Dove
Founded: Howard University, Jan. 16, 1920
National website


Descriptions of Recognized Fraternities

Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity

Nu Rho Chapter
Philanthropy: Sharsheret, Save A Child's Heart, Keshet, Elem, Leket Israel, Friends of the IDF, and Jewish National Fund
Colors: Blue and Gold
Symbol/Mascot: Lion
Founded: New York University, Nov. 7, 1913
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Sigma Eta Chapter
Motto: First of All, Servants to All, We Shall Transcend All
Philanthropy: Project Alpha; Go to High School, Go to College; Voteless People is Hopeless People
Colors: Black & Old Gold
Flower: Yellow Rose
Founded: Cornell University, Dec. 4, 1906
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Alpha Phi Delta

Recognized Interest Group
Motto: Faciamus!  (we do)
Colors: Royal Purple and White
Symbol: Fasces (bound rods with an axe in the middle)
Flower: Garafano (white carnation)
Founded: Syracuse University, November 5, 1914
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Kappa Alpha Psi crest

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Kappa Mu Chapter
Motto: Achievement Through Service and Fidelity
Philanthropy: Guide Right Program
Colors: Red and White
Flower: Red Carnation
Founded: Indiana University, Jan. 5, 1911
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Kappa Delta Phi Fraternity

Alpha Gamma Chapter
Colors: Black and Gold
Symbol/Mascot: Crow
Flower: Yellow Rose
Founded: Bridgewater State College, April 14, 1900
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc.

Provisional Interest Group - Seeking Full University Recognition
Motto: Latinos Siempre Unidos / Latinos Always United
Philanthropy: HIV/AIDS Research and Awareness
Colors: Baby Blue & White
Symbol/Mascot: A Taino Native
Founded: Rutgers University, Livingston Campus, April 5, 1979
National website



La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.

Pi Chapter
Motto: La Unidad Para Siempre
Philanthropy: Providing access to higher education
Colors: Brown, Gold, White, Red
Founded: Cornell University, Feb. 16, 1982
Chapter website on Engage
National website



Ra Kingdom
Motto: The Mind is the Standard of the Man
Philanthropy: The MALIK Foundation
Colors: Orange & Black
Symbol/Mascot: Last Angry Afrikan
Founded: Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, May 13, 1977
Chapter website on Engage
National website


phi iota alpha crest

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Gamma Chapter
Motto: Semper Parati Semper Juncti
Philanthropy: UNICEF; Family of New Paltz
Colors: Red, White, Navy Blue & Gold
Symbol/Mascot: African Lion
Flower: Red Carnation
Founded: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dec. 26, 1931
Chapter website on Engage
National website


Pi Alpha Nu crest

Pi Alpha Nu Fraternity

Gamma Chapter
Motto: Brotherhood
Colors: Black, Red, Gold
Symbol/Mascot: Knight
Founded: SUNY Plattsburgh, 1957
Chapter website on Engage


Tau Kappa Epsilon crest

Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Sigma Nu Chapter
Philanthropy: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Colors: Cherry and Grey
Symbol/Mascot: Apollo
Flower: Red Carnation
Jewel: White Pearl
Founded: Illinois Wesleyan University, Jan. 10, 1899
Chapter website on Engage
National website