Sigma Alpha Zeta Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

Members of Sigma Alpha Zeta

About Sigma Alpha Zeta

Founded in 1992, Sigma Alpha Zeta multicultural sorority was formed to further opportunities for multicultural women in colleges and universities throughout California. Since our inception, we have been challenged to hold ourselves to a higher standard of excellence, to become stronger leaders, and to make the most of the opportunities the college experience presents. The members of our sorority are dedicated to academic excellence, personal growth, sisterhood, and community service. Sigma Alpha Zeta women form a lasting bond of sisterhood that often continues even beyond the University environment.

Founded in 1995 as Beta Chapter, Sigma Alpha Zeta still stands strong after 16 years. The SAZ ladies pried themselves in academic excellence, community service, and sisterhood. Our philanthropy, advocacy against domestic violence, has remained strong throughout the years by hosting events and tabling on campus, providing awareness and fundraising to donate to a local shelter.

Bronze Laurel Chapter


Chapter Information

  • Designation: Beta Chapter
  • President: Esmeralda Mendez
  • Websites: National
  • Type: Multicultural Interest
  • Active Members: 10
  • SJSU Founding: December 15, 1995
  • National Founding: October 17, 1992 at California State University, Fresno in Fresno CA
  • 2012 Service / Philanthropy: 325 hours of service, $286 raised for charity
  • Scholarship: Fall 2013—3.19, Spring 2013—2.65
  • Colors: Navy Blue, Hunter Green, and White
  • Flowers: Red and White Rose
  • Symbol: Dolphin
  • Motto: "Sisterhood through Education"
  • Nickname: SAZ, Sazzie 
  • Annual Events: National Week of Domestic Violence Awareness, Sigma Seduction, and Spring Formal


Awards and Recognition (2012–13)

  • Bronze Laurel Chapter (2012 Standards of Excellence – 1460 points, 73%)