Since the founding of the first sorority in 1851, these organizations have thrived and multiplied into hundreds of international organizations while making a positive and tremendous impact on the service and social structure of higher education systems. Sororities form a proven support network to help young women with the daunting transition from high school to university. The lifelong friendships your daughter will make through her sorority will last into post-graduation years.
As a family member, you will have many questions concerning your daughter's involvement in Tri Sigma. Be supportive and learn as much as you can by asking questions of your daughter throughout the recruitment process. Once a member, there are many opportunities for you to share in this aspect of her college life. Almost all of the chapters on campus host events such as family weekend or special mother/father functions. Chapters recognize that when your student comes to college, you, as a parent, also become a part of the university family! Ask questions and get involved!
Tri Sigma strives to be a sorority dedicated to friendship, character, and conduct. In our Mission Statement, there are three basic tenets for our existence as a Sisterhood. They influence every facet of our lives. One of the tenets is, "Promotes a perpetual bond of friendship."
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The Essential Sigma program is cutting edge in the fraternal world and we hope that you enjoy the experience. The purpose of the Essential Sigma program is to provide membership education throughout your collegiate experience. In the past, we have focused primarily on the new member program and providing education before members were initiated. However, the needs and wants of our collegiate members change. In an effort to provide timely educational programming and help you become the best women possible, we have crafted a program that changes as your membership changes. The Essential Sigma program will take your from bid day to Circle Degree on and graduation!
Encouraging and assisting Sisters in achieving their fullest potential is vital to our future. Tri Sigma expects all colonies and chapters to achieve academic excellence.
The minimum grade point average to join Tri Sigma and be a member in good standing is a 2.5 on 4.0 scale. Chapters and colonies are also expected to exceed the campus all-women’s GPA. Based on the academic environment of the college/university, chapters are urged to raise the minimum scholastic standard within their local bylaws. Individual Scholarship Plans and local chapter incentives should be in place to help students on a local level.
The Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation offers a number of competitive academic scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students. Information on specific scholarships can be found with our Foundation information.
The National Sorority recognizes colonies and chapters for their academic achievement through the annual and triennial awards program. Individual sisters who achieve a 4.0 for two consecutive semesters are rewarded with a sterling silver Coat of Arms Scholarship Ring. Other scholarship incentives are available at the local collegiate level
There are many ways a woman can contribute to Tri Sigma.
Tri Sigma looks for members to be good chapter leaders, as well as good chapter members. We offer seven chapter officer positions, eight National chairman positions, numerous local chairman positions and committees to work on.
Members and new members will have an opportunity to serve on a committee and help the colony meet their goals. Some committee options may be Service, Education, Programming, Finance, Honor Council and Member Accountability, Leadership and Training, Panhellenic, PR and Advertising, Scholarship, Awards and Recognition, Intramurals, Fraternity/Sorority Relations, Greek Week, Mom’s Day and Dad’s Day, Historian, Music, and Communication.
Officer elections (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Recruitment, Education Director, and Panhellenic Delegate) occur in November and these women would serve from January – December.
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