Phi Lambda Rho Sorority, Inc.

Eta Chapter

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Message From Our President

The primary reason I joined Phi Lambda Rho Sorority Incorporated was because I was in search of a community. Before I joined this amazing organization, UCSB felt incredibly big. I didn’t feel connected to the campus and felt largely unrepresented. I am confident in saying that joining this amazing sisterhood completely changed my undergrad experience. I found a group of incredible womxn who were welcoming, kind, and supportive in every possible way. They taught me the meaning of passion, integrity, and authenticity and those are things that I will take with me forever. Since becoming a rhosa, I have been given some amazing opportunities to grow professionally and gain leadership experiences that I am excited to continue to develop as the newly elected chapter president. Beyond professional skills, becoming a sister of this organization also gave me confidence and a one of a kind support system that I wouldn’t trade for the world. - The purpose of Phi Lambda Rho Sorority, Inc. is to provide a lifelong sisterhood based on facilitating the advancement of womxn of color through higher education. It’s mission is to give back to the community, especially our marginalized youth while celebrating and promoting the Chicanx/Latinx culture. Phi Lambda Rho Sorority, Inc. is committed to developing and empowering strong Chicanx/Latinx leaders who will make a positive impact in their community. As an organization, we strive to provide women with the resources to grow personally, academically, and professionally in order to reach their ultimate goal. We are composed of seven diverse chapters across California that continually strive to fulfill our four objectives of Academic Excellence, Community Service, Promotion of Chicanx/Latinx Culture, and Sisterhood.

History

Originating as a club at CSU Stanislaus, Flor de Aztlan was meant to support women of color pursuing higher education. After some time, the original members were compelled to take their club to the next level by becoming a recognized sorority. After researching various sororities and not feeling connected to a particular one, the group then decided to establish their own sorority and became known as Phi Lambda Rho Sorority Inc. on November 13, 1993. Phi Lambda Rho’s colors are brown, ivory, and forest green as is represented by the mascot of La Mujer Morena. UCSB’s Chapter of Phi Lambda Rho Sorority Inc. was established on May 27th, 2017 by thirteen incredible womxn--joining six other chapters established across California including CSU Stanislaus, CSU Fresno, UCSD, UCLA, CSUN, and UCI.

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Philanthropy 

Guided by the phrase, “we must lend nuestra gente a helping hand,” Phi Lambda Rho Sorority Inc is committed to the mission of giving back to our communities. Phi Lambda Rho’s national philanthropy is "Manos Ayudando Manitas", whose purpose is to foster relationships with the youth in underrepresented communities by executing events that will emphasize the importance of education, health and cultural diversity. Chapters participate in a multitude of community services events and fundraisers. Most recently, all seven of Phi Lambda Rho’s distinct chapters raised funds in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement where they matched five thousands dollars in donations to the following organizations: the Loveland Foundation, Color of Change and Trans Justice Funding Project.

Other Information

  • Phi Lambda Rho Sorority Inc. Eta Chapter is the newest organization to join the USFC council

  • Sisters of Phi Lambda Rho are commonly addressed by the nickname Rhosas

  • Phi Lambda Rho was awarded “Best Academics” during the 19-20 Golden Greeks Award 

  • In spring quarter of 2020, over 90% of our active sisters earned a quarter GPA of above 3.5

  • The 20-21 recruitment chairs can be contacted at: flr.eta.pledging@gmail.com

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