San Diego State University

Chapter Officers

Patricia Flores - President
Hillel Rubin - Vice President
Jesus Arellano - Treasurer
Emily Tafoya - VP Public Relations

The San Diego State University Chapter is currently seeking additional officers for this academic year. If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please see the Leadership Opportunity information below or fill out the contact form and select 'Leadership Opportunities' as your inquiry.

Leadership Opportunities

The most engaging and active leadership roles are filling the role of a Chapter officer. This is an opportunity to develop hands on experience in communication, project planning & execution, team building, and time management. Elections occur once per year, typically in early spring. Click here to read a brief description of each officer position.

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards range from $100 to $5000 and are available for both undergraduate members as well as members furthering their academic endeavors through post-graduate study. Applications are available at the beginning of April each year and are due to the Scholarship Committee by the end of May. For more information, please view the Scholarship page.

Graduation Items

Tassels, Honor Cords & Honor Stoles are available from the SAL Store.

Scholarship and Award Recipients from this Chapter

Sheila Vajdi - National Academic Achievement Award, 2016
Nydia Lopez - Chapter Leadership Award, 2015
Stephanie Casanova - Chapter Leadership Award, 2015
Maggi Chiodo - Emerging Leaders Scholarship, 2015
Angelica Benitez - New Member Award, 2015
Colten Steele - Emerging Leaders Graduate Scholarship, 2014
Maggi Chiodo - New Member Award, 2014
Gabriela Leon - New Member Award, 2014
Valerie Gurrola - Path the Excellence Award, 2014
Lizette Guzman-Zaragoza - National Academic Achievement Award Second Runner Up, 2013
Lizette Guzman-Zaragoza - Path to Excellence Award, 2012
Cassandra Knop - Emerging Leaders Scholarship & Chapter Leadership Award, 2011
Aisha Ahmed - New Member Award, 2010
Melanie Calimlim - New Member Award, 2010
Cassandra Knop - New Member Award, 2009

Chapter Highlights
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A recurring theme we are seeing with several of our chapters this year is gathering together or even using part of an already scheduled chapter meeting to make cards for hospitalized children and others that may not get to spend certain holidays in the way they would desire. (more…)


Embrace the Streets

The SDSU Chapter of SAL recently got out into their community to serve by going downtown with an off campus organization that feeds the homeless every Wednesday and Thursday! (more…)


Embrace the Streets

Members of the SDSU Chapter of SAL got out into their local community to make a difference by teaming up with an organization called Embrace to help feed the homeless. (more…)

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Toy Drive

Members from the San Diego State University Chapter decided to hold a toy drive to collect items for underprivileged children in need this holiday season. (more…)


Grenada Street Kids

Helping children has always been an important part of Sigma Alpha Lambda.  San Diego State University SAL members decided to help the children of Nicaragua through Granada Street Kids.  (more…)


Chapter Meeting

Tired of the same old group meetings?  Sigma Alpha Lambda at SDSU is doing things differently.  Chapter officers at San Diego State University teamed up with SDSU’s Student Life and Leadership Department to bring their SAL chapter a leadership workshop during their March meeting.  Members learned more about time management tips, goal setting, study skills, and setting priorities. (more…)