About Us

Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Latinas Poderosas Unidas Inc., is a professional sororal organization devoted to enriching our youth, women, and organizations through positive political and social actions, as well as creating awareness within our communities.

Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority is a Latina-based sorority but is not exclusive and welcomes individuals from all cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

Our Mission

We exist to empower ourselves as women through learning about each of our varied cultures, and to help the underprivileged members of the American Society.

We intend to gain access to success for the underprivileged members of our society through positive, political, and social actions within our communities, and the greater global community.

In short, Lambda Pi Upsilon’s goal is to change, challenge, and improve our society’s defects.


The Metas, or Goals, of Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Inc. are:


To bond as a family providing support and sisterhood.


To educate all people about the fallacy of the negative stereotypes that surround Latinos, and those of African, Asian, and Indigenous descent.


To motivate everyone who we interact with to achieve academic and professional goals, specifically the children in our communities.


To promote the advancement of women in our communities.


To emphasize the importance of learning as well as proceeding on to higher education for ourselves and anyone willing to make a difference.


To expose the children of our community to the extremely broad horizon within their reach.

Our Six Founding Mothers AKA Six Pillars of Strength

Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Latinas Poderosas Unidas Inc., was founded on November 6, 1992 by these Almighty women:

Sandra Mosquera-Valerio
Sandra Mosquera-Valerio
Lisette Pineda
Lisette Pineda
Maria Fritz-Rodriguez
Maria Fritz-Rodriguez
Glorivy Arce
Glorivy Arce
Ebony Robinson
Ebony Robinson
Nancy Martinez
Nancy Martinez

Our History

Lambda Pi Upsilon, Inc. was founded on November 6, 1992 at the State University of New York College at Geneseo by six women who fought and addressed social issues involving women in their community, particularly Latina women. 

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.

Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Inc. has been a member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) since Spring 2000.

The purpose of NALFO is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of all Latino fraternal organizations through mutual respect, leadership, honesty, professionalism and education.



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The Motto of Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Latinas Poderosas Unidas, Inc. is

Con Amor, Dignidad y Orgullo

With Love, Dignity and Pride