Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc.

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N-destructible Nu Gamma Chapter History

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc.

During the 2004-2005 academic year, seventeen women sought to bring Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Incorporated to the University of Colorado at Boulder. The seventeen women became the official CU Interest Group. They were: Latarsha Bell, Erika Cabrera, Zenia Cordova, Liliana Diaz, Leset Galvan, Xochitl Garcia, Jennifer Guerrero, Graciela Flores, Kelli Lopez, Gladys Mendoza, Valeria Morales, Janelle Posey, Danette Rodriguez, Chantelle Romero, Natalie Scarpella, Renee Torres, and Amanda Vu. These women named their group Mujeres H.E.R.M.O.S.A.S (Mujeres Helping Each other Rise Multiculturaly to Overcome Struggles and Achieve Sisterhood). Since an interest group of Sigma Lambda Gamma cannot claim official ties to the sorority, Nationals requires all interest groups to agree on a name that will represent them as they continued towards becoming a chapter. Mujeres H.E.R.M.O.S.A.S. was chosen because they felt we were truly a new and beautiful thing to behold; a group of women that represented many ethnicities and would stand together as a sisterhood. This interest group met regularly to plan out and attend events that would highlight the sorority's five principles, as well as work to get to know each other, and complete the application for the next part of the process towards becoming a chapter at CU: transforming from interest group to a colony. 

After completing and submitting the application to National Headquarters, it was on April 11, 2005 at 9:07 a.m. The Interest Group at the University of Colorado at Boulder was finally declared a colony. The CU Boulder Colony of Sigma Lambda Gamma consisted of twelve women, who were: Erika Cabrera, Liliana Diaz, Leset Galvan, Xochitl Garcia, Graciela Flores, Kelli Lopez, Gladys Mendoza, Valeria Morales, Janelle Posey, Chantelle Romero, Natalie Scarpella, and Renee Torres. For the first time, they were allowed to have an association with the name Sigma Lambda Gamma, as they were now truly on their way to becoming a chapter. Rosa Garcia and Elizabeth Torres Ramos, the two women designated by Nationals to educate them, contacted them shortly after.

On September 30, 2005, ten women from the Boulder Colony were inducted into Sigma Lambda Gamma. They were: Erika Cabrera, Liliana Diaz, Graciela Flores, Kelli Lopez, Gladys Mendoza, Valeria Morales, Janelle Posey, Chantelle Romero, Natalie Scarpella, and Renee Torres.

After induction, these ten women began their Member Education Process. By the spring semester of 2006, there were eight women left. They were: Erika Cabrera, Liliana Diaz, Graciela Flores, Kelli Lopez, Valeria Morales, Janelle Posey, Natalie Scarpella, and Renee Torres. After 57 weeks of being challenged by circumstances and each other, these eight women underwent a ceremony that would declare them forevermore the eight FOUNDERS of a chapter that would rise in Boulder, Colorado.

On July 20, 2006, during that year's SLG/SLB National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, The University of Boulder Colony of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. Was declared the 83rd chapter of the organization. Thus, on July 20, 2006 at 3:35PM, the N-destructible Nu Gamma Chapter was born. On July 21, 2006 at 8:44:08AM, the eight founders of the NG Chapter were initiated and were finally full members of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. 

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