About Us

 

Sigma Psi Zeta is a multicultural, Asian-Interest Greek organization. We are a cultural, social, educational and community service oriented sorority. We are currently the largest active multicultural Asian-interest sorority on campus.

Sigma Psi Zeta was founded on March 23, 1994 and incorporated on March 15, 1996. We have 31 sisterships in 15 different states.


The fundamental goal of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority is to promote awareness of the myriad Asian/Asian American cultures through leadership, outreach, individual/community interaction, and most importantly, the bonds of sisterhood. Each effort improves our environment, and instills within our sisters experiences that will follow them long after they've graduated.
 

Our Philanthropy

The national philanthropy of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority is to combat the violence against women in its varied forms. Any kind of physical, emotional or mental duress constitutes violence.​

 

To address this issue, sisters volunteer at domestic violence shelters, local womens' shelters, sponsor or attend conferences and meetings that empower women's rights, lend support to women who need it, attend and host self-defense workshops, collaborate artistically and educationally with other women-of-color, donate proceeds of activities to organizations that support this same cause, and organize collection drives and secure in-kind donations for local charities and DV shelters.

Honors

2018

  • Awarded MGC's "Pillar of Philanthropy"

  • Finalist for Sexual Assault Programming for UMD Greek Awards

  • Awarded the "Outstanding Philanthropic Program Award" for SPEAK 2018 by UMD's Department of Sorority and Fraternity Life

 

2017

  • Awarded MGC's "Pillar of Sisterhood"

  • Awarded MGC's "Program of the Year" for SPEAK 2017

  • Awarded the Do Good Seed Fund Award for SPEAK

2016​

  • Awarded "Chapter President of the Year" (Rebecca *kahira* He) in MGC 

  • Awarded "Chapter of the Year" in MGC for the 3rd consecutive year

  • Awarded MGC's "Pillar of Unity"

  • Awarded MGC's "Pillar of Academic Excellence"

  • Awarded Asian American Student Union "Leader in Service" Award

  • National Sigma Psi Zeta Chapter of the Year Runner-Up

2015

  • Awarded "Chapter of the Year" in MGC for the 2nd consecutive year

  • Awarded "Chapter President of the Year" (Jessica *Elliana* Wang) in MGC 

  • Awarded "Program of the Year" in MGC for SPEAK 2015

  • Awarded "Outstanding Philanthropic Program Award" for SPEAK 2015 by UMD's Department of Sorority and Fraternity Life

  • Awarded MGC's "Pillar of Unity" and received Honorable Mentions for MGC's Pillar of Service and Pillar of Academic Excellence

  • Received Honorable Mentions for MGC's Emerging Leader of the Year (Rebecca *kahira* He)

  • Awarded "Leadership in Service" and "Sportsmanship" by the Asian American Student Union (APAHM Gala 2015)

  • Recognized for "Leadership Development" and "Community Development" by the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA MVP Banquet 2015)

  • Awarded the "Culture" Ray from Sigma Psi Zeta Nationals

 

2014

  • Awarded "Chapter of the Year" in MGC

  • Recognized as runner-up for "Sistership of the Year" at Sigma's National Convention 2014

  • Winners of UMCP aKDPhi's "Pink is the New Black" Step/Stroll Competition for Breast Cancer Awareness

 

2013

  • Awarded the "Integrity" Ray from Sigma Psi Zeta Nationals

  • Awarded "Most Involved Chapter" in MGC

  • Awarded "Outstanding Organization of the Year" by the Asian American Student Union

 

2012

  • Maintained the highest GPA in MGC

  • Awarded "Chapter of the Year" in MGC

  • Awarded the "Philanthropy", "Culture", and "Community" Rays from Sigma Psi Zeta Nationals

  •  "Category 1 Greek organization" under UMD Greek Vision Standards for the past 4 yearsQualified as a

 

2011

  • Maintained the highest GPA in MGC for 5 consecutive semesters

  • Awarded "Most Involved Chapter" in MGC

  • Awarded "Most Improved Chapter" in MGC

 

2010

  • Awarded the "Citizenship" Ray from Sigma Psi Zeta Nationals

 

2009

  • Awarded "Sistership of the Year" from Sigma Psi Zeta Nationals

  • Awarded "Most Social Chapter" in MGC

 

Fall 2008

  • Achieved highest overall GPA in MGC (also averaging higher than the all-sorority average, and the all-women's average at the University of Maryland)

 

May 2007

  • Officially granted Chapter Status by Sigma Psi Zeta Nationals

 

Spring 2007

  • Awarded "Sistership of the Year" by Sigma Psi Zeta Nationals

  • Recognized for our "distinguished achievements in Integrity, Community, and Sisterhood" by Sigma Psi Zeta Nationals

 

January 28, 2007

  • Became recognized by the laws of the State of Maryland as "Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc."

 

Spring 2006

  • Awarded "Most Improved MGC Chapter" at the Greek Awards Banquet

  • Achieved the highest overall GPA in MGC

 

Fall 2005

  • Granted full chapter status in the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

  • Achieved the highest overall GPA in MGC

 

Spring 2005:

  • Voted into the Multicultural Greek Council as an Associate Chapter

 

December 6, 2003:

  • Tau Charter was founded at the University of Maryland, College Park

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