One of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.’s aims is to foster a sense of community among all members of Latino/a fraternities and sororities. We are proud to be a founding member of both El Concilio Nacional de Hermandades Latinas (CNHL), established in 1996 with organizations primarily on the East Coast of the United States, and the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO), established in 1998 with organizations primarily on the West Coast. The two organizations joined together under NALFO in 2001. NALFO’s purpose is to promote the advancement of Latino/a Greek-lettered organizations by promoting and fostering positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of all Latino/a fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism, and education. NALFO is currently comprised of 19 member Latino/a fraternities and sororities that are bound by a shared commitment to unity and upholding the values of Latino/a fraternal life.
Many of our Hermanas have demonstrated outstanding commitment and leadership to NALFO, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Undergraduate Hermanas have served on the Executive Board of their local campuses’ NALFO governing bodies, and Hermana Lisette Garcia (Theta Theta, Alpha Line, Summer 2001) served as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice-Chair from 2007 until 2009. In addition, several Hermanas, including past and current National Board Presidents Maria Delgado (Alpha Chapter, Alpha Line, Spring 1989), Alina Ocasio (Delta Chapter, Alpha Line, Spring 1991), L. Melodie Maldonado (Omicron Chapter, Alpha Line, Spring 1999), and Daisy Torres (Iota Chapter, Theta Line, Spring 2002) have been inducted into Order of Omega, a National Greek Honor Society, through the NALFO chapter.
To learn more about NALFO, please visit their website http://www.nalfo.org/.