Chi Upsilon Sigma
ΧΥΣ
The crest of Chi Upsilon Sigma.png
FoundedApril 29, 1980; 42 years ago (1980-04-29)
Rutgers University
TypeCultural interest
AffiliationNALFO
EmphasisLatina
ScopeUnited States
MottoWisdom Through Education
Colors  Red,   Black, and   Beige
SymbolAlmighty Owl
FlowerHibiscus
JewelEmerald
PhilanthropyI Have A Dream Foundation
Chaptersundergraduate 76, graduate 13
NicknameWomen of Wisdom, Cussies, CUS
Headquarters280 Madison Ave.
Ste. 912-255

New York, NY 10016
U.S.
WebsiteOfficial website

Chi Upsilon Sigma (ΧΥΣ) ("Women of Wisdom") — official name is Corazones Unidos Siempre Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc. (Hearts United Always) — is a Latin-based Greek letter intercollegiate sorority. Chi Upsilon Sigma was founded on April 29, 1980, by seven Latinas at the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.[1]

The sorority is a member organization of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO).[2]

History

Chi Upsilon Sigma was founded on April 29, 1980 by seven Latinas at the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The seven founding mothers are:

Due to the shifts in the cultural and political arenas, the late 1970s/early 1980s was a thriving time for the Latino community in the Northeastern United States. Activism on college campuses was common ground. Corazones Unidos Siempre/Chi Upsilon Sigma Sorority, Inc. was formed to challenge inequality, poor funding, and inferior quality of life for Latino students. Corazones Unidos Siempre was formed with three goals, to provide service, to encourage communication, and develop awareness amongst the community.[3]

Philanthropy

Chi Upsilon Sigma's national philanthropy is the I Have A Dream Foundation.

Undergraduate Chapters

Active chapters of Chi Upsilon Sigma include: [4][1]

Graduate chapters

Graduate chapters of Chi Upsilon Sigma include: [4][1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c William Raimond Baird; Carroll Lurding (eds.). "Almanac of Fraternities and Sororities (Baird's Manual Online Archive)". Student Life and Culture Archives. University of Illinois: University of Illinois Archives. Retrieved 5 Jul 2021. The main archive URL is The Baird's Manual Online Archive homepage.
  2. ^ Chi Upsilon Sigma's participation in NALFO. http://www.justbecus.org/en/structure/nalfo
  3. ^ Noted on the national website's About Us page, accessed 5 July 2021.
  4. ^ a b Noted on the national website's Chapter Listing, accessed 5 July 2021.