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Our Story

We are the ladies of the Eta Chapter of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. The Eta Chapter was established in Long Island, NY in the Spring of 2000 by six dynamic womxn and is now officially recognized on Stony Brook University's campus. 


As SYZters and as individuals, we pride ourselves on being strong, independent womxn who are dedicated not only to each other but also to our community.

Eta History


The birth of the Eta Chapter of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority is a testament to the power of everlasting friendship. What started as a close group of young womxn attending high school together has become an influential organization of dynamic individuals committed in our dedication not only towards each other, but also to our academic campus and the community at large.

The desire to be a part of a socially responsible organization devoted towards breaking the stereotype surrounding the image of Asian-Americans and women as a whole, while creating a positive and nurturing environment for its members, led Patricia Cheung to seek the establishment of an Asian-interest sorority on her academic campus.

After extensive research and deliberation, Miss Cheung, along with five other dedicated young womxn, Yan Cai, Jennifer Kui, Donna Sung, Sandy Vien, and May Vuong, set their minds on making this desire a reality. It took a year of hard work and unwavering dedication to their cause for these six womxn to finally realize their dream. On May 20, 2000 they crossed into SYZterhood and became the Charter Class of the Eta Chapter of Sigma Psi Zeta.

In the Spring of 2013, the Eta Chapter was officially affiliated with Stony Brook University. The goal of the Eta Chapter is to promote the awareness of Asian and Asian-American culture on the University's campus as well as educate others about the rising issue of domestic violence.

National History

Sigma Psi Zeta is a multi-cultural Asian interest Greek Organization. We are a cultural, social, educational and community service oriented sorority. 


Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority was founded on March 23, 1994 by the University at Albany and was incorporated on March 15, 1996. We are recognized under the laws of the State of New York.  


Gina Han, Sally Hsieh, Jean Kim, Winnie Liu, Yan-Chieh Liu, Sung-Yon Noh, Jenny Kim, Sandra Lam, Michelle Macaraig, and Loan Trang were the 10 beautiful individuals who founded the sorority. With their hard work and dedication, our founding mothers created an organization that allowed Sigma SYZters to embrace their unique cultural backgrounds and individual experiences. 


By following the beliefs our Founding Mothers held, Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority has expanded to 40+ chapters nationally.  

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