Message from the President

Welcome to the National Website of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.! We highly pride ourselves as an organization comprised of diverse collegiate and professional women dedicated to uplifting our communities, especially Latinos and women, by serving as a voice and means for empowerment.

Since 1987, SLU has been a source of professional development and personal growth for its members and serving constituents. Our impact is evident in the outstanding accomplishments of our Hermanas, the young women we have mentored through our LADYS and PEARLS programs, and through the lives of all the people we have touched via our many literacy initiatives. Our many contributions have proven to colleges and communities that women of color can make a difference.

Our Hermanas have a passion for leading and developing underprivileged communities through our goals of sisterhood, academic excellence, service to the campus and community, cultural enrichment, and leadership. You will find that our undergraduate and Graduate/Professional chapters challenge the status quo through programming initiatives that are both exemplary and unique. You will also see that our impenetrable bond and relentless commitment to one another transcend time, which is why we consider our sisterhood – Our Hermandad – lasting Hasta La Muerte!

As Hermanas, we continue to carry out our ideals and achieve our goals with a commitment to each other, the campuses we serve, and the communities we work in every day. We are extremely proud of the accomplishments we have made to date. More importantly, we are committed to the ongoing empowerment of one another and our communities.

We hope that you gain an understanding of what the Essence of a Señorita is through our website. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at

Thank you for your visit and we look forward to hearing from you.


Gloria M. Calderon - National President