national history

In 1993 fall, a group of young undergraduate women at the University of Albany came to form strong bonds of friendship. They shared the vision of creating an organization that encompassed the strength of today’s Asian American woman and her potential for making an impact on the world around her.

On February 28, 1994, Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority was formed, and was soon formally recognized on March 23rd by the State University of New York at Albany. This recognition signified the birth of many firsts. We became first East Coast-based Asian-interest sorority, as well as the first to adopt to combat violence against women as our national philanthropy. Since then, Sigma Psi Zeta have established chapters from coast to coast, becoming one of the largest Asian-Interest sororities today.



upsilon charter history

On September 8, 2003, a diverse group of women at Penn came together and founded Ambitious Sisters in Action (ASIA). These seven ladies sought to lay the foundation for a lifelong bond of sisterhood while promoting humanitarian ideals and Asian awareness in the Penn community. As an Interest Group, ASIA strove to achieve the exceptional honor of becoming a part of Sigma Psi Zeta by sponsoring cultural, social, philanthropic, and community service events that advanced their mission.

Achieving success, the Upsilon Chapter was founded on April 18, 2004 under the leadership of the Charter Class. Sigma Psi Zeta was the first officially recognized Asian-interest Greek organization at the University of Pennsylvania. The sorority quickly grew in number and in vision, and is currently one of the largest multicultural Greek organization on campus.

The sisters of the Upsilon Chapter come from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and interests. We are proud to say that every single sister is unique and contributes to our sorority in a different way. Our ambition, individuality, and dedication to upholding the values of sisterhood are the common threads that unite us.