Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/

Lambda Pi Chi             Kappa History

Sorority, Inc.


Established April 16, 1988 at Cornell University


Established October 31, 1998

Duke University

University of North Carolina

At Chapel Hill





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October 31, 1988

Duke University

Durham, NC





Joia Pardo

Paola Gómez

Annette Rodríguez

Solimar Santos

Lisbert Avila

The Kappa Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad, Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. was founded on October 31, 1998 by five strong, determined women: Lisbert Avila, Paola Gómez, Joia Pardo, Annette Rodríguez, and Solimar Santos. Early on in their experiences as undergraduate students, the Kappa Chapter Hermanas realized that no organization on campus satisfied their needs for unity among women, pride in the Latino culture, and involvement in the community. They felt that there was a need for a quality Latina sorority at Duke University, one that would enrich the campus by promoting these ideals.

       Greatly impressed by the professionalism, unity, and genuine commitment to community service and to the sorority demonstrated by Hermanas they encountered, these women felt that a Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/ Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. would serve the needs of Latinas at Duke University and its surrounding community.  It is with pride that Las Hermanas of Kappa Chapter strive to offer programming to the larger community in the name of our beautiful Hermandad, hoping that many strong and dedicated women will continue to build on the foundation that they have established for years to come.

       The following year, during the summer of 1999, Olivia Rivera, Hermana Wahixane, of the Fall 1998 Pledge Class of Theta Chapter, worked with administration and students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to establish the Sorority there.  After months of hard work, determination and obstacles, Olivia Rivera and another student, Dawn Anderson, obtained official recognition for Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. at UNC-CH. On October 30, 1999, one day before the first anniversary of Kappa's founding at Duke University, La Hermandad officially reached the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the crossing of the Fall 1999 Pledge Class of Sussy Portillo and Dawn Anderson.














Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/

Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc.
Kappa Chapter