Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. (SYZ) is a progressive multicultural Greek organization that provides a means to success and support for women, particularly women of color. The sorority builds on the unity of strong and independent leaders to affect change in our organization, our members, our universities, and local communities.
A MULTICULTURAL SORORITY FOR WOMEN OF COLOR
SIGMA PSI ZETA
True to our colors, red and gold; sisters forever, heart and soul.
TEN RAYS OF SISTERHOOD
As our sisterhood grows and evolves, Sigma Psi Zeta National develops initiatives that will encourage our sisters to achieve. while still remaining connected to the history and vision of the sorority. With this in mind, the Ten Rays of Sisterhood link the natural progression of the organization to the spirit with which the sorority was first envisioned in the Fall of 1993.
To uphold the history, values and purposes of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority Inc.
To take part in the development of active sisters, pledges and alumnae through positive means, to ensure that the Sigma spirit is passed through the educational, individual and collective experiences of those associated with the sorority.
To support and emphasize academic achievement.
To Combat the Violence Against Women through sister education, community awareness, activism and financial support.
To best demonstrate sisterhood and allegiance through organization, conduct and action.
To support individual sisters in their personal endeavors of leadership, sportsmanship and community involvement.
To give social and emotional support to active and alumnae sisters, thereby providing invaluable experiences.
To promote an awareness of multiculturalism and the cultures of the members represented in the sorority at large.
To serve as an example of appropriate behavior with the university, other Greeks and the community.
To inform and educate about the causes Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority holds dear.
ALPHA KAPPA CHARTER
“We wanted to create a space where like-minded women could come together and do amazing things for our campus and community based on our shared values and ideals. A place where they would not only feel safe and welcome, but could also be challenged to develop themselves - personally and professionally.
Looking back, I can say with confidence that we’ve achieved all that we set out to do. Sigma Psi Zeta was the defining experience of my college career and it has left me a better friend, sister, and person. The relationships I’ve created through it will last me a lifetime, and I would do it all again in a heartbeat!”
— #2 Faith "Eudaimonia" Tan
In the Fall of 2013...
the interest group, Bel Esprit, was founded at the University of Minnesota by 12 strong, ambitious women. On November 8th 2014, Bel Esprit became The Alpha Kappa Charter of Sigma Psi Zeta, under the leadership of the Charter Class:
Sumei De Vet, Maudie Her, Katy Huang, Allison Malmsten, Kayla Panning, Brenda Phengsomphou, Faith Tan, Alexi Tran, Jillian Tran, Pooja Shah, Sarah Sham and Jade Wang.