Hello, Lambda Pi Eta members!

Our Lambda Pi Eta Induction Ceremony and Graduation Banquet is just around the corner! This event is 
Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m. off campus at Almansor Court.

The Induction Ceremony and Graduation Banquet is an event that you will not regret attending and as a LPE member, you are invited! We encourage not only you to attend, but for you to invite your loved ones like family, friends, or your significant other.  You have finished this academic year, so why not celebrate with your LPE family, your loved ones, and show them all the great things you have been a part of as a LPE member?!

Some of the highlights for the evening will include: 
  • the induction ceremony of nationally recognized members
  • the handing out of certificates and pins to our honorary members
  • our nationally recognized graduating senior members receiving their honors cords
  • thanking our dedicated LPE members and our outgoing executive board
  • recognizing our committee members of Student Success, Marketing and Event Planning
  • introducing the new executive board for the 2015-2016 year
  • highlighting our chapter events and activities such as community service, workshops and meetings with a video produced by some of our LPE members

Since our event is taking place at a nice setting, we’re recommending business/semi-formal wear for the night. For men: a collared shirt, slacks and formal shoe wear (you are welcome to wear a coat and/or tie if you’d like). For women: semi-formal dresses or a blouse with a skirt/pair of pants or a pantsuit and shoes.

To get an idea of our Induction Ceremony and Graduation Banquet or confused on what to wear, you can check out our Facebook album from last year.

Tickets are $20 per Cal State LA student and $35 per guest. If you and your guest(s) are planning on attending, please fill out this form prior to purchasing your tickets. This will help us bundle your tickets and confirm food choices. 
There are a couple of options to purchase and pick up tickets:
  • You can purchase your tickets on our new online store and pay with a debit/credit card, and pick up your tickets at the LPE Office (USU 201F in the Student Orgs and Clubs Office)
  • You can purchase and pick up your tickets at the LPE Office. Payments can be made with debit/credit cards, checks (made out to Lambda Pi Eta) or cash.

President Selene AguirreVice President Imelda Ramirez or Treasurer Courtney Bassler are the people to seek to purchase and collect your tickets. Don’t forget, the deadline for ticket sales is Friday, June 5. You can find one of us in the LPE Office (USU 201F) on:

  • Monday9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (or appointment with Selene)

If you have any questions regarding the Induction Ceremony and Graduation Banquet, please contact our board members individually or email the chapter.

See you at the Induction Ceremony and Graduation Banquet,

Week 10, reminder

A message from Selene, LPE [Sigma Phi 2014-2015 President]
Hello everyone!

I want to thank everyone that showed up for picture day yesterday! I had such a great time and from the looks of it you all did as well. YAY!
Moreover, I want to send some reminders your way! DON’T FORGET that this FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH at 12 p.m. will be the last day to purchase your banquet tickets! If you plan on attending, then you need to fill out the Induction Ceremony and Graduation Banquet  form before purchasing your tickets.
You may purchase your tickets through our Lambda Pi Eta, Sigma Phi Chapter  online store. We do take checks, debit cards, credit cards, and cash at our office (U-SU 201F).
Please, attend! It’s an event you don’t want to miss!
If you have any questions, please contact me!

Coordinator Candidates for 2015-2016

Elections are today in MUS 108 at our meeting at 3:15 p.m. Members should familiarize themselves with these candidates.
Eligibility of Officers
Please be aware that all candidates must be enrolled for the whole 2015-2016 Academic Year. 
Duties of Officers
Membership Coordinator:
a. keeps records of, and reports to the Executive Board, the exact number of active and inactive members
b. Reports and records all new member concerns and comments
c. Recruits new members and revitalizing inactive members
d. Contacts and develops a relationship with all new members and alumni.
Marketing/Social Media Coordinator:

a. Maintains all of the organization’s social networking sites, making sure all events and meetings are well publicized in a timely manner.
b. Selects and distributes all promotional items.
c. Maintains the public visibility and awareness of the organization and its image.
d. Informs members of opportunities for research and involvement in professional associations
Event Planning Coordinator:
a. Plans and organizes all of the organization’s events
b. Make room, food reservations for all events and meetings.
c. Organizes the setup/cleanup of all activities and events.
d. Serves as the contact person for all correspondence and issues involving planning of events.
e. Conduct surveys and compile results of chapter activities.
f. Sends correspondence on behalf of the board such as thank you letters to the appropriate persons
g. Shall be responsible for encouraging academic excellence and stimulating intellectual inquiry among the members through activities such as inviting guest speakers


For Membership Coordinator: Valerie Burciaga

For Social Media & Marketing Coordinator: Luis R. Gonzalez 

For Social Media & Marketing Coordinator: Mira Cabrera 

For Social Media & Marketing Coordinator: Leslie Ponce    If you need to see these on a larger scale, please click here: CoordinatorApplicants

Members: Please read about our candidates and join us today!

Coordinator Election for 2015-2016

Hello everyone,
We hope everyone had a great weekend! This is a quick reminder that today, Tuesday, May 27th we are having Election Day, therefore making it a mandatory general meeting in MUS 108 at 3:15 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.
We are electing our new 2015-2016 Executive Board Coordinators!
To our Coordinator Candidates: We wish you all good luck and don’t forget to come prepare to give a quick 2-3 minute presentation. Remember, we will also take nominations from the floor like last time. If you’re planning on nominating someone/yourself, please let Courtney and Selene (they are cc’d on this email) know before the meeting if you’d like.
We will also have a guest presenter from Abundant Life Together (ALT), ALT Year, Josh Graber. You can learn a little bit more about this by watching the video here. He has some great opportunities for those who are interested in a gap year and some media work during that gap year.
See you at 3:15 p.m.
Lambda Pi Eta
Sigma Phi Chapter


A message from our President: Selene
Hello LPE,
We are in week 7! We are close to the finish line of this 2014-2015 academic year.
For those who didn’t attend yesterday’s meeting, I want to introduce you LPE’s new 2015-2016 Executive Board:
Charis Roberts, President
Christina Manvelyan, Vice-President
Kimberly Hidalgo, Treasurer
Jennifer Oliva, Secretary
If you see them or know them, please congratulate them! We will pass the torch to this ladies, after this spring quarter.
A few reminders:
1. Banquet tickets:
*In order to pay and pick-up your banquet tickets, you must fill-out the Graduation Ceremony & Induction Banquet form.
*Last day for pre-sale tickets is this Friday, May 15th at noon
*Next week, the banquet ticket price will go up.
Hours of when to pick-up & pay for Banquet tickets (U-SU 201F):
Monday        9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday       10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday   9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday      11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday            9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  or by appointment*
2. Monrovia Days Music Festival 
Sunday, May 17th from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Monrovia Library Park Fountain
321 South Myrtle Ave., Monrovia, CA. 91016
*Imelda & I will be there the entire time, set-up will begin at 11:30 a.m.
*We will have face-painting, arts & crafts for kids to do!
*Please, come out and enjoy the music and a day with LPE members!
3. General LPE Meeting 
Tuesday, May 19th in MUS 108 at 3:15 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.
4. CSI is hosting a Golden Eagle Spirit Booth Decorating Contest 
Wednesday, May 20th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the U-SU Plaza
*We will need to decorate our booth, if we win first place – we receive $100!
*Anyone interested, please contact me.
5. Pizza & Fruit Sale
Thursday, May 21st in King Hall Walkway
6. LA Food Bank Day! 
Wednesday, May 27th at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
*Carpooling will be available, please contact Lauren Rome for more information.
7. Cal State L.A., Here We Come!
Friday, May 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
*EPIC invited us to this event.
*The objective of this event is to introduce children (grades K-6th) to the possibilities of higher education and to provide them with a basic understanding of the role higher education can play in achieving career dreams.
*Imelda and myself will be there! We need 3-5 more members.
*If you are interested, please contact me.
Yesterday, I passed out a sign-up sheet that has been turned into ASI. The following people, please go pick-up your Music Festival tickets asap in the ASI office 2nd floor of the University-Student Union. Don’t forget to take your Cal State L.A. student I.D.!
Any questions, please feel free to contact me!
Have a great day!

Executive Board Applicants for 2015-2016

Elections are today in MUS 108 at our meeting at 3:15 p.m. Members should familiarize themselves with these candidates.
Eligibility of Officers
  • An officer must be currently enrolled at Cal State L.A. during their elected year for the full year.
  • An officer must maintain their active membership in the organization during their elected year.
  • Club Presidents and Treasurers must be enrolled at Cal State L.A. and earn a minimum of 9 quarter units for undergraduate students or 4 quarter units for graduate/credential students per term while holding office and must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.
  • An officer must meet the 2.0 GPA required by the University.
  • Club Executive Board members must be considered at national status at the time of election and should maintain that status while in office.
Duties of Officers
  • The president of Lambda Pi Eta, Sigma Phi shall serve as the chairperson of the Executive Board, which includes
  • Calling and scheduling all general, board, and special meetings
  • Preside at all meetings
  • Assist in organizing major events and activities
  • Assist with organization policies and procedures
  • Provide updates to the advisers regarding LPE activities and events
  • Work closely with the Treasurer regarding the LPE finances
  • Acting as the student ambassador of the LPE on and off campus events
  • shall actively promote the purposes of Lambda Pi Eta in the university community
  • With the approval of the advisers, the president has the authority of conducting,   directing, and managing the proceedings of the organization.
  • Shall be able to perform all duties of the president in his/her absence.
  • Assist the President and other officers in all necessary duties.
  • Keep an accurate record of all LPE events, meetings, and activities which may include, but is not limited to: pictures, agendas, videos, files, and flyers.
  • Compile all materials at the end of each academic year into an easily accessible format so that the new Executive Board might each receive a copy of the previous year’s records to submit to NCA.
  • Shall keep an accurate and complete record of all monetary transactions.
  • Must work with Executive Board to track and develop accurate monetary transactions.
  • Be responsible for collecting annual chapter dues, collecting and transmitting initiation fees and information, establishing a yearly budget, disbursing funds for appropriate organizational expenses, and accounting for all funds
  • With the assistance of the president or vice-president, the treasurer reports the organization’s financial status and activities at every Executive Board meeting.
  • Oversee paying the annual NCA fee to maintain chapter status.
  • Take officers roll at every board meeting.
  • Shall keep an accurate and permanent notes of the meeting and proceedings of the organization.
  • Shall keep a complete set of minutes of the business of the chapter, deposit the minutes with the faculty adviser at the expiration of the term in office
  • Assists the Vice President with by keeping a record of chapter activities
  • Is in charge of all correspondence between members and Executive Board members such as LPE chapter emails and email account.
  • Produces minutes and disperses them to the members and Executive Board where appropriate.
  • Maintains the organization’s official active status with the Center for Student Involvement and informs them of any changes.

For President: Charis Roberts

Charis Roberts

Charis Roberts

For Vice President: Christina Manvelyan

Christina Manvelyan

Christina Manvelyan

For Treasurer: Kimberly Hidalgo

Kimberly Hidalgo

Kimberly Hidalgo

If you need to see these on a larger scale, please click here: LPE Executive Board Elections-Kim LPE Executive Board Elections-Charis LPE Executive Board Elections-Christina

Members: Please read about our candidates and join us today!

Week Six Announcements

A message from our President Selene:
Hello everyone!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend and ready to start Week 6 of spring quarter!
  • First of all, I want to WELCOME our new members! On behalf of the entire LPE family, we welcome you and are extremely happy that you’ve decided to become one of us! Assuring you that we are here to empower you, lead you in the right path, and learn from one’s strengths.
I would like to share with you some upcoming events, deadlines, and news!
  • We will have a Porto’s Fundraiser tomorrow (Monday, May 4th) in King Hall walkway from 8:30 to 5:30pm. Your help will make this event fun and easy going, please sign-up for a time spot at Save Time. Plan online with VolunteerSpot Today!
  • Tuesday, May 5th we will have our General Meeting in MUS 108 from 3:15pm to 4:10pm. Please, attend! All members know, I take attendance and have surprises here and there. We will be covering a lot of important things! Plus, we will have a guest speaker. Kalifa Madden, was an LPE member whom has graduated and will stop by and talk about an internship program opportunity that thought her a lot!
  • Elections have begun for 2015-2016 academic term. Therefore, I will send out the application form tomorrow and the deadline is Friday, May 8th at 12pm in the U-SU 201F LPE office! Plus, I will cover this on Tuesday’s general meeting to clarify any confusions. Job descriptions along with requirements will become available too.
  • VOTING DAY will be on Tuesday, May 12th in MUS 108 from 3:15pm to 4:10pm.Members please mark your calendars! This is an IMPORTANT DAY, since we will be determining our new 2015-2016 Executive LPE Board: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary.
Any questions, please feel free to contact me! Otherwise, see you tomorrow at our Porto’s Fundraiser!
Selene Aguirre

Week Five Announcements


A message from our President Selene:

Hello LPE,
I hope you are all having a great week 5! A couple of reminders:
  • [Today April 29] we wear DENIM in support of “Sexual Assault Awareness Month”, also take pictures and post them with these hashtags #DenimDay #SAAM #CalStateLA #supportsurvivors
  • Friday, May 1st LAST DAY to turn-in applications! Spread the word!
  • Monday, May 4th PORTO’S FUNDRAISER. Look out for a VolunteerSpot to cover a shift, please!
  • Tuesday, May 5th Food & Collegiate Student Organization Fair
*Esteban E. Torres High School at 11am to 1pm
*PLEASE, email me if you are interested! I need your commitment confirmation on Friday, May 1st.
  • Tuesday, May 5th LPE General Meeting
MUS 108 at 3:15pm to 4:10pm
  • Wednesday, May 6th MOVIE ON THE GREEN!
*several of LPE students will attend the movie screening on the  Cal State LA field!
*we will take snacks, blankets, and this will be a great opportunity to have fun with your LPE family!
Any questions, please feel free to contact me! I will send out other emails on more updates!
Have a great week! See you all soon!