Sigma Delta Alpha
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|Sigma Delta Alpha|
|Founded||May 5, 1992
San Jose State University,
San Jose, California
"Excelencia Y Lealtad Entre Hermanos""Excellence and Loyalty Amongst Brothers"
|Chapters||9 chapters in 2 states|
|Headquarters||San Jose, California, U.S.|
The first interest group was formed in the Fall semester of 1991, at San Jose State University. Future Founding Father, Francisco Huerta, had the idea of creating a new organization on campus to serve the needs Latinos and other underrepresented student groups. Francisco Huerta took the forefront in organizing the initial meetings that set the groundwork for the establishment of Sigma Delta Alpha.
The first introductory meeting held in November 1991. The fraternity's ideological Purposes were set and after several meetings and numerous successful events it was decided that it was time for these individuals to present themselves to the community as an established organization. On May 5, 1992, Sigma Delta Alpha was officially recognized with 18 Founding Fathers.
This was one of only two Latino fraternities founded in the United States during the so-called fragmentation period from 1990–2000, and the third to ever be founded in California.
Nationally recognized chapters
|SJSU (Founding Chapter)||May 5, 1992||San Jose State University||Spartans, Sammy the Spartan|
|Alpha||April 22, 1995||University of Southern California||Trojans, Traveler|
|Beta (Inactive)||May 14, 1998||California State University, Fresno||Bulldogs, Timeout the Bulldog|
|Gamma||September 16, 2001||University of Nevada, Las Vegas||The Rebels, Hey Reb|
|Delta||April 6, 2002||California State University, Sacramento||The Hornets, Herky the Hornet|
|Epsilon||September 21, 2002||University of California, Irvine||The Anteaters, Peter the Anteater|
|Zeta||March 18, 2006||California State University, Fullerton||Titans, Tuffy the Titan|
|Eta||August 20, 2010||University of California, Riverside||Highlander, Scotty the Bear|
|Theta||May 5, 2012||Merced, California|
|Iota||August 8, 2014||University of California, Davis||Aggies, Gunrock|
|Alumni Chapter||Northern California|
|Alumni Chapter||Southern California|
|Alumni Chapter||2011||Southern Nevada|
Cultural Ambassadors Certificate of Appreciation from City of Los Angeles, Alpha Chapter May 2006
USC MGC Fraternity of the Year Award, Alpha Chapter 2009-2010 & 2011-2012
UNLV Greek Week 1st Place Overall Award, Gamma Chapter 2009 & 2012
CSUS USFC Greek Week 1st Place Overall Award, Delta Chapter 2009, 2010 & 2011
XΔ "Grand Slam" Philanthropy 1st Place Participation Award, CSUS Delta Chapter 2011
ΔΓ "Anchor Splash" Philanthropy 1st Place Participation Award, UCR Eta Chapter 2011
UNLV Rebel Awards Outstanding New Program (Go Nutz for ΣΔΑ), Gamma Chapter 2011
- Mark Cardenas, Representative for Arizona House of Representatives, District 19
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- Kimbrough, Walter M. (2003). Black Greek 101 : the culture, customs, and challenges of Black fraternities and sororities. Madison Teaneck [N.J.]: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. ISBN 0838639771.
- Nunez, Efren. "Photo of Certificate". Retrieved 2012-08-16.