Hermanas Unidas was founded in University of California, Berkeley in the fall of 1994 by five young ladies: Zulyeka Heredia, Ricki Robles, Amelia Schustz, Erica Solorzano, and Bernadette Vargas.
UC Merced's History HaU was established at UC Merced in 2010 by: Ana Aceves, Gloria Mejia, Janet Montanez, Julie Cordova, Martha Loza, and Ruth Benitez We celebrate our birthday on April 12
Mission Hermanas Unidas provides graduate and professional resources and leadership opportunities for predominately Chicanx/Latinx college students and alumni by: 1. Participating in and organizing community service 2. Collegial Networking 3. Retention 4. Recruitment 5. Academic/Professional development events and workshops
Our three Pillars: Academics Community Service Collegial Networking
Chants: 1. Once an hermana, Always an hermana! 2. Poder de la Mujer! 3. We say: Hey Ladies! You say: H-a-U Know!
There are 18 chapters across California! Chapters: University of California, Berkeley was established in 1994 University of California, Santa Barbara was established in 1999 University of California, Los Angeles was established in 2000 California State University, Fullerton was established in 2003 California State University, Long Beach was established in 2003 California State University, Northridge was established in 2003 California State University, Dominguez Hills was established in 2004 University of Southern California was established in 2004 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona was established in 2006 University of California, Irvine was established in 2008 Santa Clara University was established in 2009 California State University, Los Angeles was established in 2010 University of California, Merced was established in 2010 University of California, San Diego was established in 2010 University of California, Davis was established in 2012 California State University, Humboldt was established in 2012 California State University, San Francisco was established in 2012 University of California, Santa Cruz was established in 2013
HaU Statewide Conference (2017)
HaU 12th Statewide Conference (2012)
HaU 13th Statewide Conference (2013)
The Hermanas Unidas logo is the Quinto Blossom. The blossom tells the story of the Hermana. This is the story of a young woman, her face in profile depicted by the leaf and stem of the logo. This woman is on the path to enlightenment, through the pursuit of education, symbolized through the winding stem, which also represents the winding, challenging, yet rewarding road towards personal growth. Her path leads to el Quinto Sol, this is the fruit of her sacrifice, the sum of her experiences, the rewards of the relationships that she has built. This is the story of the Hermana that blossoms into a woman of truth, a better woman for having traveled that road. El Quinto Sol remains the focal point of our logo so that we may never forget where we came from and that we may keep clear where we are going...together in hermandad.