Lambda Sigma Gamma Sorority, Inc.
LAMBDA SIGMA GAMMA SORORITY, INC. was founded on the campus of Sacramento State University in 1986. Founder Linda V. Fuentes ignited the organization the first year by recruiting 26 founding mothers. The 27 Founding Mothers realized that the campus did not offer an organization that met the needs of women from minority backgrounds. They were interested in forming an organization that would not only act as a family away from home, but that would also bring together women from various backgrounds and incorporate the principles of self improvement, scholastic excellence, civic responsibility and leadership. Lambda Sigma Gamma Sorority became a reality on October 24, 1986, when twenty-seven women sharing the same interest, beliefs and goals came together. Since then, 23 additional chapters have joined the family. Over the years, Lambda Sigma Gamma Sorority, Inc. has grown to include hundreds of women from different creeds, ethnicity’s, cultures, social-economic backgrounds, physical talents, mental abilities and sexual preferences.
Lambda Sigma Gamma Sorority, Inc. is an academic, community, social, and multi-cultural sorority, with a solid network of women in higher education, who have chosen to unite in order to enhance our college experiences. Lambda Sigma Gamma Sorority, Inc. was founded with the purpose of creating a support system for women once they have entered the university, providing members a family away from home in order to facilitate the retention of motivated students. Through the support its members offer each other, Lambda Sigma Gamma Sorority, Inc. has developed a strong, safe and loving environment where friendships grow, characters build, knowledge is shared, and a multicultural sisterhood is created.
The sorority’s main objective is to bring awareness and support to early Education. In 1989, Lambda Sigma Gamma adopted the California Head Start Program as its official national philanthropy. At the local level, the organization encourages each individual sister to spread volunteerism to numerous causes and non-profit organizations throughout their undergraduate years.