In 1992, a group of women at California State University, Fresno established an organization that aimed to promote multiculturalism, community service and education. The motivation behind the creation of this organization was to help wth the lack of unity amongst women of color on their campus and the need for a group that embraced these differences with open arms. These women envisioned a multicultural group that could bridge the gap between women of all walks of life.
In May of 1995, Sigma Alpha Zeta Multicultural Sorority was officially recognized on the CSU Fresno campus and became the sorority's Alpha chapter. Following the establishment of Sigma Alpha Zeta's Beta Chapter at San Jose State University, a group of women at the University of California, Santa Barbara came together to continue a legacy that the sisters of Sigma Alpha Zeta established so many years before. In May of 1999, our fourteen founding mothers established Sigma Alpha Zeta's Gamma Chapter at UC Santa Barbara. We have since grown to be a highly respected organization on our campus by dedicating our time and efforts to our academics, sisterhood and community.