The History of LTA at UC Irvine
The Elegant & Sophisticated Epsilon Sigma Chapter
In the Spring of 2009, Eloisa Hernandez embarked on a mission to locate an organization at UCI that would nourish her needs as a Latina in higher education. Above all others, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. stood out due to its history. As Eloisa learned more about the organization, her hopes in establishing a chapter at UCI strengthened. She got in contact with sisters of Lambda Theta Alpha and in the Summer of 2009, the journey began with a Facebook message...
The message was sent to fifteen girls about getting together to discuss their interest in the organization. That July, they met in hopes of establishing an interest group that could one day evolve into a chapter of LTA. Among these girls were our founding sisters Crystal Avila-Flores, Tracy Cerda, Eloisa Hernandez, Amanda Lopez, Jasmine Meza, and Pricila Novoa; Janet Murillo from line one; and others.
In Fall 2010, an interest group became an official student organization at UCI. Shortly after, they became recognized by LTA’s National Executive Board as an official interest group. It was then that they began to see their efforts unfold and their group membership continued to expand.
In the three years many others ladies joined to continue the pursuit to establish Lambda Theta Alpha. Among them were our founding sisters Marianna Acosta, Cynthia Alvarado, Laura Delgado, Roxanne Murillo, Ana Ochoa, and Denise Razo.
Those ladies that remained determined and contributed their hard work made an important impact. They developed a home-away-from-home and strong foundation for Latina women at UCI. Only twelve ladies were able to embark on the journey of founding a new chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated.
On March 24, 2012 University of California, Irvine – Epsilon Sigma Chapter was founded with twelve founding sisters: Marianna Acosta, Tracy Cerda, Pricila Novoa, Roxanne Murillo, Cynthia Alvarado, Jasmine Meza, Ana Ochoa, Amanda Lopez, Denise Razo, Crystal Avila-Flores, Laura Delgado, and Eloisa Hernandez. They became known as “The Twelve Passionate Legacies of Virtue.”
Las Hermanas de Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated Epsilon Sigma Chapter are a network of determined young Latina leaders. Today, their chapter continues to flourish and grow as more girls are having an interest in joining the legacy. Epsilon Sigma has established seven lines since it was established in 2012.