Sigma Omicron Pi Sorority

About Sigma Omicron Pi

Our organization offers women a supportive network of sisters to achieve academic and social growth. Each one of our sisters come from different walks of life and have different interests and aspirations, yet we all share one common ground – ΣΟΠ. We have based our sisterhood on four objectives: UNITY, FRIENDSHIP, LEADERSHIP, and SERVICE. Our tradition of lifelong friendship has prevailed for over 8 decades.

Sigma Omicron Pi was established in 1930 at San Francisco State University, making us the first and oldest Asian American National sorority in the United States. The Gamma Chapter of Sigma Omicron Pi at San José State University was founded on June 6, 1992 by 8 Asian American women. We the first Asian American interest sorority on the San José State University campus. Since then, our chapter has grown in active members to over 200 women, and our reputation has developed to become one of the most respectable organizations on campus. We continue to uphold the strong traditions of our sisterhood, bounded by our objectives. 

 Laurel Chapter

Chapter Information

  • Designation: Gamma Chapter
  • President: Eileen Chien
  • Websites: Chapter and National
  • Type: Asian Interest
  • SJSU Founding: June 6, 1992
  • National Founding: 1930 at San Francisco State University in San Francisco CA
  • Scholarship: Fall 2016 - 3.06, Spring 2016 - 3.01, Fall 2015 - 3.19
  • Colors: Green and Gold
  • Chapter Colors: Purple and Silver 
  • Flower: Daisy
  • Symbol: n/a
  • Motto: "With Love and Sisterhood."
  • Nickname: S.O.Pi
  • Annual Events: Perpetratin’ lip sync and dance competition and Best of the Bay Basketball Tournament

Awards and Recognition (2015–16)

  • 2015 Sorority of the Year 
  • 2015 Best in Council (USFC) 
  • Gold Laurel Chapter (2015 Standards of Excellence)