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Organizational History

Lambda Psi Delta Sorority, Inc. was founded on March 9, 1997 in Connecticut by Nine Strong Women formerly part of a Latina sorority. These women originally joined seeking to fulfill several key goals: bonds of sisterhood, opportunities for service in all communities, a chance to help empower women through their actions, and a support network through which they could achieve personal and academic excellence. As their time in that organization grew, however, they found that sorority to be lacking in its internal structure, constricting in its outlets for service, limiting in its definitions of sisterhood and cultural identity and fraught with internal and external strife. After numerous years of struggling to work through these many issues, they realized their vision of a sisterhood was in direct contradiction with that of the original organization.

Chapter History

In fall of 2003, one woman searched for an organization that fit her ideals and expectations. After a thorough search of various organizations, she found Lambda Psi Delta Sorority, Inc. Over the course of the semester, she would convince three other women to join her and they became an official LILy group. In spring of 2004, these four LILies became four Sorors of Lambda Psi Delta Sorority, Inc. These four Strong and Determined Dazzling Diamond Divas continued to strive, founding the Theta Chapter of Lambda Psi Delta Sorority, Inc. in the following spring.

Though the Theta Chapter was founded on February 13, 2005, the first Soror of Lambda Psi Delta Sorority, Inc., from Wesleyan University, was Faa’izah Mustafa Smith, who entered the organization in the spring of 1999.

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