Alpha Chapter

During the fall of 1992, ten women came together in search of an opportunity to come together in sisterhood. After extensive research, it became clear that none of the existing organizations could satisfy the needs and expectations of this diverse group, all of whom were of Latino descent.

These enterprising women decided their only viable option was to create a new organization based on the premises they deemed important for college women with needs and interests similar to their own: a dedication to community service, academic excellence, empowerment of women and unity. Through their focused effort, individual strengths and mutual ideals, Alpha Chapter of Alpha Rho Lambda Sorority, Inc./Alianza de Raíces Latinas was founded on March 26, 1993 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The sorority bears the honor of being the first Latina sorority founded at the University in Yale’s long history and serves women throughout the State of Connecticut.

The organization’s Founding Hermanas are:

Onica Cole
Melissa Diaz
Jacqueline Fermin Landaeta
Esperanza Ingersoll-Weng
Elisabeth Landry-Ciacci
Nancy Nava Lupano
Leticia Martinez
Evelyn Rojas
Aimee R. Thorne-Thomsen
Lydia Marquez Wardle

If you would like to pursue membership through the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Rho Lambda Sorority, click here.