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Sigma Omega Phi (ΣΩΦ), also known as Sophis, is a Greek Letter Multicultural intercollegiate Sorority.

Sigma Omega Phi
Greek Letters: ΣΩΦ
Motto: Opening minds through Culture, Education, and Unity
Nickname: Sophi
Founded: April 26, 1990 at

California State University, Chico (Chico, California)

Philanthropy: Child Abuse Awerness
Colors: Forest Green, Black, and White
Flower: White Rose
Mascot: Swan
Sigma Omega Phi Sorority Inc. Website




Sigma Omega Phi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. was founded in April 26, 1990 at California State University, Chico[1] . It was founded as a women's support network for ALL women regardless of their origin. The organization was founded based on a lack of diversity in the community, the founders also saw a lack of options for social organizations. The organization currently consists of a diverse group of women from different cultural backgrounds, religions, and beliefs that have come together to promote Culture, Education, and Unity. There are currently 6 chapters that have all been established in California.

Early Years

Four women came together on April 26, 1990 to establish Sigma Omega Phi on the CSU Chico campus. These four women Leticia Roman, Obdulia Avila, Martina Mendoza and Amelia Rosas were later joined by 11 young women that came together to establish Sigma Omega Phi which was officially recognized by the university on September 16, 1990. The women saw a lack of diversity among their community and a lack of options in sororities that shared their beliefs at the time [2].


The organization maintains a variety of events, fund raisers, and participate in a variety of community service events. Their main goal is to promote an awareness for child abuse[3] in their community.

The organization has maintained an active participation in many community service events[4], among them are: Adopt-A-Family, Adopt-A-Classroom, So-Phreaky Halloween Carnival, Relay for Life, Take Back the Night (for the awareness and prevention of Domestic Violence.[5]

Founding Mothers

Obdulia Avila Teresa Cano Maria Elena Gonzalez Rocio Gonzalez Esthela Guzman Irma Guzman Claudia Lopez Martina Mendoza Gloria Nevarez Diana Parra Enriqueta Rico Leticia Roman Amelia Rosas Adrian Ruelas Cecilia Santillan Tona Torres

National Events

Womens Symposium is an annual event hosted by the organization composed of various speakers that inform the public of womens struggles, upliftment and advancement of women.



External links

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