Active Greek Organizations on Campus
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 15, 1908 on the beautiful campus of Howard University. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the first Greek letter organization for black college educated women. Guided by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle, the founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. created the foundation for the first and finest sorority aimed to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, and to be of service to ALL mankind. 102 years later, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc remains supreme!
Under the guidance of the Theta Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc, 12 remarkable women sought out to bring Alpha Kappa Alpha to the University of Bridgeport, and on April 18, 2010 the Beta Iota Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was chartered. As the newest addition to the Notable North Atlantic region, the Beta Iota Chapter strives to spread the great work of Alpha Kappa Alpha, serving the Fairfield County area and the University of Bridgeport community.
Beta Iota Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.. is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding, more than 200,000 women have joined the organization. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women. The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea.
The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust. At its recent 51st National convention held in the District of Columbia, more than 38,000 members registered and attended.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi sponsors programs providing community service, social welfare and academic scholarship through the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation and is a supporter of the United Negro College Fund and Habitat for Humanity. The fraternity is the first predominantly African American Greek-letter society founded west of the Appalachian Mountains still in existence, and is known for its “cane stepping” in organized step shows. Kappa Alpha Psi celebrated its 100th anniversary on January 5, 2011
Lambda Pi Upsilon, Latinas Poderosas Unidas, Inc.
Lambda Pi Upsilon began with six women who sought to fight and address increasing social issues involving women in their community, particularly Latina women. They believed that, as a whole and working as a close support system, they could provide other women, especially Latinas, with the strength and aspirations needed to succeed. Located on a predominantly Caucasian campus, these six women were driven to find a sense of unity and commonality by approaching the ideas of cultural identity and growth of mind. These six women are known as our six pillars of strength.
Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Inc.
Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity Inc.
Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity Inc. was founded on April 5, 1979 by 20 Latino men on the Livingston campus of Rutgers University as a social fellowship because they felt the academic needs of the minority student body were not being met. The letters LSU stand for the motto “Latinos Siempre Unidos” (Latinos Always United). Although it was founded as a Latino fraternity, LSU is quite diverse and runs on the belief that the Latino man derives from Africans, Spanish Europeans, and Taino Indians. LSU has four main goals: academic excellence, brotherhood, cultural awareness, and being a role model in the community. Since its foundation in 1979, it has grown on to include nearly 60 chapters nationwide. The Abakua chapter of Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity Inc. was established on November 20, 2003 as the 31st chapter of the fraternity.
Chi Upsilon Sigma Latin Sorority Inc.
Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc. was brought to the University of Bridgeport on Spring 2006 by five diverse women. The sorority was founded at Rutgers University on the New Brunswick campus in April 1980. We pride ourselves in being the first independent organization. We were the first Latina Organization to step and stroll. The chapter at the University of Bridgeport is the Alpha Rho Chapter and is very involved in political, cultural, educational, and social awareness, as well as giving back to our community. Chi Upsilon Sigma is open to women of all ethnicities and backgrounds. We are not just a sisterhood, WE are a movement! Educating, Elevating, and Empowering Women since 1980.
Alpha Rho Chapter Area Expansion Officer
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded on November 12, 1922 on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our seven illustrious founders, all educators, came together during a time that was difficult for people of color. Famously noted to be the only historically Black Greek letter sorority of the Divine Nine to be founded on a predominately White university, these incredible young women united under one premise: to create a sisterhood that focused on scholarship and service. The motto of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. since 1922, “Greater Service, Greater Progress” exemplifies the true sprit and integrity of this great organization.
To date Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. has grown to an international force tackling common issues that not only impact our local community and nation but concerns that also affect the global community. Numbering over 90,000 members strong, Sigma women are committed to serving our communities and making a difference in the lives of others. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development, and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization’s programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically. Soaring to greater heights of attainment around the world, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., as a leading international service organization, has met the challenges of the day and continues to grow through Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service.
Sigma’s light began to shine brightly on the campus of the University of Bridgeport on January 7, 2006 as five enthusiastic and intelligent young ladies chartered the Rho Alpha Chapter. The Rho Alpha Chapter continues to uphold the values and standards of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. as it strives for scholastic excellence, genuine sisterhood, and community service.
For more information about Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. we invite you to view the international website: www.sgrho1922.org.