Recognizing its responsibility to the progression of a positive global community, the sorority stresses the importance of morals, ethics, and education in the daily lives of its members, so that they serve the needs of their neighbors through a mutual respect and understanding of their various cultures.
In the spring quarter of 2002, Victoria Ianni contacted Sigma Lambda Gamma National Headquarters to inquire about the expansion process. Seeing the need for representation of strong Latina women at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and in the Greek community she found that Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. best fit the ideals of a premier organization. Soon thereafter a small group of women met to create the UCLA interest group of Sigma Lambda Gamma, they called themselves “Empowered Women for Change!”
On August 2, 2002 these women registered with the Fraternity/Sorority Relations (FSR) office and were officially recognized as an interest group of Sigma Lambda Gamma. These women held weekly meetings and an informational was hosted by sisters from the Epsilon Beta and Lambda Beta chapters.
On February 8, 2004 the Sigma Lambda Gamma National Board of Directors granted the UCLA Sigma Lambda Gamma Colony chapter status. They became the Delta Gamma chapter on February 12, 2004 at 8:21:30 PM PST.
Essential to the growth and establishment of our chapter we gratefully acknowledge:
Marcy Ascencio – Educator
Emely Castaneda – Assistant Educator
Melissa Bratcher Burey – 2002-2004 VP of Expansion
Ellen Archibald – Greek Advisor
Delta Gamma Chapter Founders
Elizabeth Yarden Rodriguez