Sigma Psi Zeta is a multicultural, Asian-Interest Greek Organization. We are a cultural, social, educational and community service oriented sorority, the first Greek-lettered sorority of its kind to be established on the East Coast. It stands today as one of the largest and most distinguished Asian Interest sororities in the nation.
Sigma Psi Zeta was founded on March 23, 1994 and incorporated on March 15, 1996. We are recognized under the laws of the State of New York, and currently have sisterships in New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, California, Washington D.C., Washington, Colorado, and Illinois.
The Alpha Theta Chapter was established at Wichita State University in Wichita, KS on November 16, 2013 by 10 strong, dedicated women. The founders of this chapter are Samantha Tran, May Phan, Thao Nguyen, Annie Bui, Lavon Kaska, Trang Bui, Angela Vuong, Mickie Phomkhoune, Cindy Nguyen, and Kristina Nguyen.
The fundamental goal of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority is to promote awareness of the myriad Asian/Asian American cultures. Our sorority addresses this issue through leadership, outreach, individual, community interaction, and most importantly, the bonds of sisterhood. The sorority also promotes development among its members, the students and the faculty at each of the campuses we represent.
In order to achieve this goal, we partake in political, social, educational, and cultural activities. Each effort improves our environment, and instills within our sisters experiences that will follow them long after they’ve graduated. Through a network of like-minded yet highly individualistic women, the sorority lends structure and support to sorors that share this Sigma vision. We believe the strength of our foundation derives from the unity of sisterhood, one that was proudly established over ten years ago.
In addition, we work in collaboration with other Greek and non-Greek organizations to provide services for the local communities and the community at large. It is through our various participations in these cultural events, educational workshops, and philanthropic support that we make a difference. Nationally, regionally and individually, we strive to embody the ideals of Sigma Psi Zeta.
Flower: Yellow Rose with Baby’s Breath
Colors: Red and Gold
Motto: “True to our colors, red and gold. Sisters forever, heart and soul.”
The National Philanthropy of Sigma Psi Zeta is to combat violence against women in its varied forms. This includes, but is not by any means, limited to the following: rape, incest, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, exploitation, the trafficking of women and children, the abuse of migrant workers, intimidation at work, child abuse, harassment, and spousal abuse. Any kind of physical, emotional or mental duress constitutes violence.
To accomplish this, sisters:
- Volunteer at domestic violence shelters
- Volunteer at local womens’ centers
- Sponsor or attend conferences and meetings that empower women’s rights
- Lend support to women that need this specific type support and seek help for them
- Help to stop violations against female refugees and asylum-seekers
- Advocate for political causes that affect such demographics
- Attend and host self-defense workshops and classes
- Collaborate artistically and educationally with other women-of-color
- Donate proceeds of activities to organizations that support this same cause
- Organize collection drives and secure in-kind donations for local charities and DV shelters
By adopting this ethic within our sorority, we immediately become involved in a demographic that we seek to advocate for…one of the Asian Female. Historically oppressed by tradition and objectified in the eyes of the contemporary media to be physically powerless, emotionally isolated, and mentally voiceless. We encourage and empower ourselves as undergraduates and alumnae of institutions of higher education. Attacks are likely to happen at universities and colleges all across the nation.
Violence affects the lives of millions of women worldwide, in all socio-economic and educational classes. It cuts across cultural and religious barriers, impeding the right of women to participate fully in society. Violence against women takes a dismaying variety of forms, and constitutes a violation of basic human rights.
The sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta stand united behind our philanthropy, on both an organizational and individual level.