Sigma Theta Psi Multicultural Sorority

Sigma Theta Psi bannerAbout Sigma Theta Psi 

Sigma Theta Psi was the first established multicultural sorority at San José State University. Eighteen students established Sigma Theta Psi on November 13, 1991 and these women came to fill a void of multicultural awareness on their campus. They sought to create a sisterhood that would embrace and celebrate cultural diversity. In addition, they strove to promote not only diversity, but honesty, loyalty, and respect. Sigma Theta Psi is an academic and social organization, and the women in this organization recognize the endeavors of new and continuing students and are willing to assist others.

Silver Laurel Chapter


Chapter Information

  • Designation: Founding Chapter
  • President: Mary Johnson
  • Websites: Chapter and National
  • Type: Multicultural Interest
  • Active Members: 8
  • SJSU Founding: November 13, 1991
  • National Founding: November 13, 1991 at San José State University in San José CA
  • 2012 Service / Philanthropy: 250 hours of service, $259 raised for charity
  • Scholarship: Fall 2013—3.23, Spring 2013—3.01
  • Colors: Purple, Black, and Gold
  • Flower: Orchid
  • Symbol: n/a
  • Motto: "Only the Strong Survive"
  • Nickname: STPs, Sigma Ladies
  • Annual Events: Breast Cancer Awareness Philanthropy


Awards and Recognition (2012–13)

  • Silver Laurel Chapter (2012 Standards of Excellence – 1600 points, 80%)