Timeline of Establishment:
The first chapter of Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority, Inc. was established at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University- San Marcos) on September 26, 1996. Our eleven Founders felt that Southwest Texas State University did not have an organization that provided a support network geared towards helping Latinas succeed. Vickie Villasana took the initiative to find out what it would take to form a sorority. Together, the eleven women formed a unique sisterhood. Many others believed in the same dream and joined this new organization.
On February 28, 1997, this new sisterhood was officially recognized by the university as a Greek letter organization, Sigma Delta Lambda. Sigma Delta Lambda was the first Latina-based sorority at Southwest Texas State University. It set the standard and sparked interest for other sororities and fraternities to follow in her footsteps. Within six months the sorority had grown to over sixty members.
On March 1, 1997 our eleven Founders and the Alpha Class of Sigma Delta Lambda were ceremonially initiated. At the initiation ceremony it was first announced to the membership that S.D.L., a student organization, was now known as Sigma Delta Lambda.
On September 11, 1998 Sigma Delta Lambda was incorporated and became Sigma Delta Lambda Sorority, Inc. To this day, our distinguished organization is growing and achieving new goals.