In the mid 1980s, a group of women from four different universities in New York set out to create an organization that would meet their needs, help their communities, unite all women, and uphold a set of distinct goals. Although the sorority's history can be tracked back to 1985 in Troy, New York, the sorority was founded on September 29, 1990 by thirteen inspiring women from SUNY Albany, SUNY StonyBrook, SUNY New Paltz, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The Founding Mothers of Hermanadad de Sigma Iota Alpha Incorporada are:1.Dora M. Abreu
These thirteen women sought to create an unfading Hermandad that would promote the following set of goals:
-To constantly strive towards the expansion of awareness of the Latino culture to our members and the community at large. -To promote sisterhood and leadership amongst ourselves which is the basis of our precious and rare foundation. -To serve as models of excellence in academics and achievements among women.
We encourage all women, whether they are in the Hermandad or not, to promote a diverse cultural and social environment. Our endeavor is to work as sisters united in these common goals; however, we value personal identity and individualism highly. Through the bonds of sisterhood, we develop leadership, scholarship, sportsmanship and friendship.