Sigma Alpha Zeta
In 1992, a group of women at California State University, Fresno established a organization that aimed to promote multiculturalism, community service and education. The motivation behind the creation of this organization was to help with the lack of unity amongst women of color on their campus and the need for a group that embraced these differences with open arms. These women envisioned a multicultural group that could bridge the gap between women of all walks of life.
Sigma Alpha Zeta stands for the empowerment of women through education, sisterhood, diversity and community service. Our purpose is to enhance personal growth, create networks, strive for excellence and support the upward mobility of women. Our goals are to maintain academic excellence, engage in campus activities, foster sisterhood, and provide community service. We are a unique group of women who pride ourselves on diversity of culture, personalities and interests; we offer an array of opportunities through extensive networks; we gain a more in depth experience by providing exposure to all aspects of campus life; we cultivate long friendships; we open up doors to help achieve future goals.