THE BETA DELTA CHAPTER

EST. APRIL 19, 2009

Beta Delta Chapter 
Corazones Unidos Siempre, Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc.

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

Beta Delta Chapter History

In the Spring of 2009, Beta Delta began as a colony at George Mason University with the introduction of the Founding/Alpha Line.  These women strove to bring a new organization that promotes academic excellence, a sisterhood for all, and one that educates the community on political, social, cultural, and educational awareness. Our chapter was recognized by the Multicultural Greek Council at George Mason University, Fairfax Campus on September 9, 2009. To this day, the legacy continues... 

 

Spring 2009: Alpha Line
"Birth of Bennu"

#1 Aswan

#3 Luxor

#4 Amarna

Francina Osoria


Undergraduate Degree:

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Spanish


Ethnicity:
Dominican

Why CUS?:
I wanted to be part of something different, where women are empowered. I felt that the sisters of CUS were unique, role models, and smart. I wanted to be surrounded by them because of who they were. I also wanted the "home away from home family" because when I had my son I felt that I was not close to as many friends or had the same responsibilities as them. I am so glad I made the choice to become a sister of CUS because it has definitely been a blessing. I will make sure that my decision to join this sisterhood serves for a lifetime.

Fun Fact:
 I love fashion. I spend  much time on Pinterest planning my outfits. I am also a mother and it's the best thing ever!

Bianca Alba


Undergraduate Degree:

Bachelors of Science in Community Health with a Concentration in Global Health


Masters Degree:

Masters in Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Global Health 


Graduate Degree:

Masters in  Public Health with a Concentration in Global Health from GMU


Ethnicity:

Bolivian


Why CUS?:

I was unaware of what a sorority was and at first all I assumed was that they were a “clique.” When I had the opportunity to meet the sisters of Chi Upsilon Sigma they represented the definition of sisterhood, but also were women with careers, goals, and values. Being the oldest of four girls and the first to attend college I wanted to surround myself with older women who were successful and driven.  They were not a “clique”; they were a family that laughed, cried and enjoyed life together,  all while maintaining their drive for their sorority.  When I decided to pledge for Chi Upsilon Sigma it wasn’t just for my undergraduate years, but for a lifetime.


Fun Fact:

If someone was to ask me to describe myself in one word I would say, Spontaneous. I have always been the one to try new things and step out of my comfort zone.  I was able to have a once in a lifetime experience in July 2012 when I won a trip to South Africa to work with the HIV/AIDS community in a town shed in Cape Town, South Africa.  I enjoy keeping myself occupied with challenges, this is how I grow and learn. 

Celia Amaya


Undergraduate Degree:       

Bachelors of Science in Community Health with a Concentration in Global Health


Ethnicity: 

Salvadoran


 Why CUS?: 

I wasn't looking to join a sorority when I went to college, but meeting sisters of CUS changed all that. They were so welcoming and friendly, and I fit right in. I was attracted to the fact that their motto was Wisdom Through Education. Education was always my main focus since I was a first generation college student. After joining the OWLS in CUS group, I knew that CUS was for me. I feel like I have grown professionally and have come out of my shell since I joined. It was one of the best decisions I made in college and I get to enjoy the sisterhood for LIFE. 

                            

Fun Fact:

I am obsessed with marine life. If I could live anywhere, I would live on the beach somewhere and snorkel/scuba dive all day long. I would like to go back to school and study Marine Biology. I also like zombies, especially The Walking Dead favorite series.


 

Fall 2010: Beta Line
"Jewels of the Nile"

#2 Neirath

#3 Hathora

#4 Rasatis

Yesenia Bonilla


Undergraduate Degree:

Bachelors of Arts in Sociology


Ethnicity: 

Salvadoran, Guatemalan 


Why CUS?:

I wanted to dedicate myself to better my community alongside women who I felt are empowering, genuine, and take pride in their education. Also, being raised as an only child, and not having many female relatives, I wanted to join a group of distinguished women who I could look up to as the "big sister" role model to guide younger sisters like myself.


Fun Fact:

My sisters would consider myself a neat freak! I enjoy keeping my house clean and organized. I also enjoy helping others get organized and decorate. I am also a BIG candle person, I enjoy variety of scents (Yankee Candles are my favorite!)



Jakeline Merino


Undergraduate Major:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Ethnicity: 
Salvadoran 

Why CUS?:
 Being busy as a nursing student and a mom, I never thought that I would be interested in an organization, yet alone a sorority. When I met the sisters of CUS I saw women who were passionate about giving back to the community, striving for academic eXcellence, and empowering all women. This was the stepping stone for my love for CUS. I soon met the sisters of CUS and saw women of different ethnicities, culture, and personalities; and saw the  STRONG bond they had despite all differences. This is why I choose CUS, because our hearts are always united. 

Fun fact:
I always have to feel that I am busy or occupied doing something, even if I am just watching a my favorite TV shows.

Nora Esparza


Undergraduate Major:

Bachelors of Science in Criminology, Law & Society


Ethnicity:

Honduran, Mexican 


Why CUS?:

I fell in love with Chi Upsilon Sigma because I truly admired the sororities image, “Women of Wisdom,” and the motto “Wisdom through Education”. Many of the experiences that have shaped me in my life motivated me to be a persevering woman, intellectual citizen, and proud Latina. I am proud to be a sister of CUS because I share the same devotion to our goals and values.


Fun Fact:

I was named after my Grandmothers; Nora is from my mother’s family and Rosa from my father’s family. My family is not only the most important part of my life, but also, my biggest inspiration for success in the future. 


 

Fall 2011: Gamma Line
"3rd Wave of Ascension"

#1 Lauta

 

Dolores Molina


Undergraduate Degree: 
Bachelors of Science in Biology 

Ethnicity: 
Salvadoran, Mexican

Why CUS?: 
I chose CUS as much as the sisterhood chose me. I had no idea what I was missing until I met the women that are now my sisters. They are my inspiration, the voice of reason, and my support system. They created the home away from home that keeps me happy and foCUSed. Chi Upsilon Sigma stands for what I grew up with and what I believe in. It is real. It is forever. It is why I am the person I am today

Fun Fact: 
I'm passionate about a lot of different things at different times. I could be all about music one day and the next, I might want to make friendship bracelets or start an exercise routine. Whatever it may be, I usually use that as my stress-reliever. I'll put my all into it but never feel tired because it's something that makes me happy.
 
 

Fall 2013: Delta Line
"The Eye of Ra"

#1 Nekhbet

Yazmin Dzib


Undergraduate Degree:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Severe Disabilities 

Ethnicity:
Mexican

Why CUS?:
Chi Upsilon Sigma stood out to me through their motto "Wisdom Through Education,"
because I believe that education is the most valuable thing anyone can possess. I believe in the values this organization stands for and I love the qualities that the women in this organization have.

Fun Fact:
My last name is Mayan.



#2 Bastet

Cindy Herrera

Undergraduate Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Criminology, Law & Society 

Ethnicity:
Mexican, Salvadoran

Why CUS?: 
The women were all unique, educated, talented and also welcoming.The alumni remained heavily involved in the organization, after having a family and still showing passion for an extraordinary sisterhood. I am the oldest in my family and I saw the sisters as mentors and guidance. Becoming a sister of Chi Upsilon Sigma has been one of the most exciting accomplishments of mine thus far. I look forward to mentoring and meeting new women that once were in my footsteps. Anything is possible if you put your heart to it. 

Fun Facts:
I am a social butterfly, enjoy designing, crafts and a little of photography. I am the Vice President of the Hispanic Student Association Executive Board this year.

#3 Wadjet

Nedrah Gray


Undergraduate Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience - will graduate May 2016

Ethnicity:
Puerto Rican 

Why CUS?:
I loved how a variety of different women can come together and show their passion and strength and never have to worry about not fitting in. Chi Upsilon Sigma is not cookie cutter, every sister is unique and it only makes our love and bond stronger. The wise women of Chi Upsilon Sigma always carry themselves with pride and respect and thats what drew me to them; their presence is truly one of a kind. I am a proud sister of Chi Upsilon Sigma and the light of CUS will always burn strongly in my heart.

Fun Fact:
I am the "awkward" one of the line, I am normally very quiet but once you get to know me I am really kind of goofy. I always give 110% to everything I do and I am always determined to overcome any obstacle that is in my way. 

 

Spring 2015: Epsilon Line
"Empire of the Sun"

#1 Kaieb

#2 Kakhet

#3 Kasiya

#4 KaMa'at

Yesenia Escobar


Undergraduate Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Forensic Science with a minor in Criminology, Law and Society

Ethnicity:
Salvadoran

Why CUS?:
Being a first generation college student, education has been something very important to my family and I. So looking for an organization that had the same values as mine was something I kept into consideration while researching. Immediately the first thing that attracted me to Chi Upsilon Sigma, was our motto "Wisdom Through Education". It attracted me to learn more about the sorority as a whole and get to know the sisters as well. The ball just started rolling from there and I fell in love with CUS. 

Fun Fact:
My dream is to travel to many countries in Asia such as South Korea, Japan, China, Phillipines, etc.

Yajaira Caballero


Undergraduate Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Financing- will graduate May 2017 

Ethnicity:
Salvadoran

Why CUS?:
The first day I entered a room full of Independent, strong and driven sisters, I was inspired. I loved seeing that the women who were in the sorority weren’t just members but they were really active and wanting to make a difference on their campuses. The involvement of the alumnae showed what I wanted, something to enjoy for the rest of my life. College just like everything has a time frame, the time frame can’t be taken with you but with my sisterhood wherever I go and how ever old I am my sisterhood is there for me with open arms.

Fun Fact:
I love working out and sleeping.

Graciela Pereddo


Undergraduate Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Community Health- will graduate May 2017

Ethnicity:
Colombian

Why CUS?:
"We are not a cookie cutter type of sorority" that is what caught my attention. I knew I wanted to be part of an organization for life but never saw where I would truly fit in, until I met the sisters on campus. Although as a first year college student I had no intention to join a sorority they still took the time to help guide me and make sure I would give 110% in everything I did. Having these type of women surrounding me made me want to someday be one of them and guide other woman towards success. This is only the beginning of my journey and I can't be anymore excited for it!

Fun Fact:
I love bracelets and on my spare time I love playing volleyball!

Karla Aguirre


 Undergraduate Degree:

Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Abnormal 


Ethnicity:
Salvadoran & Bolivian

Why CUS?:

The reason why I fell in love with CUS was because of the different sisters that I met. Each one was genuine and did not try to put on a front when getting to know me. They were all people to admire. They have guided me as an undergrad and were available whenever I needed someone to talk to. They became the role models that I needed and will continue to be. So in shorter words, it was their sisterhood aspect that attracted me to the sorority. They were real and did not sugar-coat anything.


Fun Fact:

I love to watch sports especially Soccer and Hockey. Also, I would love to travel to Spain and New Zealand.


 

Fall 2015: Zeta Line
"The SiXth Sense"

#2 Acacia 

 

Stephanie Reyes

 

Undergraduate Degree:

Bachelors of Arts in Criminology, Law, & Society with a minor in Psychology – will graduate in 2018

 

Ethnicity:

Salvadoran 

 

Why CUS?:

There are too many reason why I chose CUS but they all revolve around the fact that I felt like I belonged here; it felt like home. Not only with my sisters here at this chapter but near and far, this is more than an organization; this is a family. My values met like puzzle pieces with the values of CUS just another reason why I fell in love. Growing up I never had an older sister to look up too or ask for guidance becoming part of this family I have that now and so much more. I can’t wait to be that for others a friend, a sister, a mentor whatever they need because that’s what I shown in this sisterhood from the very beginning. 

 

Fun Facts:

I am an energetic, clumsy, optimistic person with a need to just make people smile. 

 



Spring 
2016: Eta Line
"Pyramid of Al-Mogran"

#1Sakara 

Julizza Canales


Undergraduate Degree:

Bachelors of Science in Community Health with a concentration in Clinical Sciences – will graduate in 2018


Ethnicity:

Salvadoran 


Why CUS?:

When I first came to Mason I knew I wanted to join a sorority, but I never would have imagined that it would be a multicultural one. After going to my first eXpresso I knew that CUS was for me. Seeing all these strong, independent, and ambitious women all come together and making a difference on campus was inspiring and made me want to join this sisterhood even more. Joining Chi Upsilon Sigma is one of the best decisions I have made; I have gained skills that will help me not only in college but also in the career world, I have gained confidence that I did not even know I had in me, but more importantly, I have gained a sisterhood that will last a lifetime! I know that at Mason and outside of Mason, I have sisters who will be my lifelong friends and that I can always turn to them when I am in need of help. CUS is my home away from home and I wouldn't have it any other way!


Fun Facts:

I have a love for all things fitness, especially weight lifting! 

 
 

#2 Asira 

                                                     Paige Cole


Undergraduate Degree: 

Information Systems & Operations Management - will graduate in 2016


Ethnicity: 

African American


Why CUS?

When I first learned about greek life my freshman year, I was looking for a place where I’d feel like I belonged and would be welcomed. When I met the women in CUS, I never felt so accepted in an organization for who I was. And I love that the women prided themselves on their education and independence. Being a woman in society today, I love being part of a sisterhood where women are uplifted and constantly supporting one another instead of tearing one another down. And I’ve never been more proud of myself for a decision I’ve made in my life.


Fun Fact:

I’m always hanging out with friends and family and I like taking road trips with the music blasting and singing along like I’m in my own concert.

 
 

Will you be next?


Visit our OWLS in CUS section for more information.