phi sigma sigma

  • Sigma Sigma Sigma ~ Sorority Spotlight

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sigma Sigma Sigma ~ ΣΣΣ

     

    Open Motto: "Faithful unto death."
    Mascot: Sailboat
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Royal Purple and White
    Flower: Purple Violet

     

     

    During the time in history when Sigma Sigma Sigma (aka Tri Sigma) was founded, higher education for women was quite controversial. As one might imagine, it was not an easy time for women who sought higher education. Many teachers and other students made it quite difficult at times. However, at the State Female Normal School in Farmville, VA opened it's doors to women and teacher education in 1890. In the fall of 1897 eight students of  -- Margaret Batten, Louise Davis, Martha Trent Featherston, Isabella Merrick, Sallie Michie, Lelia Scott, Elizabeth Watkins, and Lucy Wright formed a special bond while studying for their future teaching careers and formed a secret society. Lelia Scott and Lucy Wright led the first meetings of their secret society, the S.S.S. Club. On April 20, 1898, these women officially announced the founding of the Greek letter society known as Sigma Sigma Sigma.

     

    According to the official Sigma sigma Sigma website the Tri Sigma's Mission, Vision, and Values Statements are as follows:

     

    Mission Statement

    To establish among its members a perpetual bond of friendship, to develop in them strong womanly character, and to impress upon them high standards of conduct.

     

    Vision Statement

    Sigma Sigma Sigma inspires exceptional life long learning and friendships.

    Values Statement

    Sigma Sigma Sigma reaffirms its long standing core values of wisdom, power, faith, hope and love.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Philanthropy is also very important to Tri Sigmas. The Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation was founded in 1984 to fund philanthropic, educational and charitable purposes that help with leadership, the advancement of women and play therapy. The Robbie Page Memorial was founded in 1954, shortly after the Tri Sigma National President's son. Robbie Page, passed away from  bulbar polio. Initially the foundation helped fund polio research and today it fund items related to play therapy such as play rooms, libraries and programs to help children who are hospitalized long-term. Helping children is a huge priority for Sigma Sigma Sigma.

     

  • Phi Sigma Sigma ~ Sorority Spotlight

     

     

     

    On November 26, 1913 the Alpha Chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma was founded at Hunter College in New York. Its 10 founding members; Lillian Gordon Alpern, Josephine Ellison Breakstone, Fay Chertkoff, Estelle Melnick Cole, Jeanette Lipka Furst, Ethel Gordon Kraus, Shirley Cohen Laufer, Claire Wunder McArdle, Rose Sher Seidman, and Gwen Zaliels Snyder had a very clear vision about the type of sorority they wanted to establish. They wanted to establish a nonsectarian sorority and welcomed women of all faiths and backgrounds. In fact, Phi Sigma Sigma was the first collegiate sorority of this kind. The founding members were definitely pioneers of their time.

     

    According to the official Phi Sigma Sigma website, their core values are:

     

    Lifelong Learning
    As new members, as collegiate members and as alumnae, learning is a priority and we encourage our sisters to make the most of educational opportunities at our colleges and in our communities. Through education and challenging ourselves to reach new goals, we become women of influence and substance.

    Inclusiveness
    An inclusive sisterhood prepares its members for a world filled with diversity. By embracing our differences, we become a stronger organization that benefits not only our members, but those around us. We seek out and include women of various races, cultures, levels of ability, socioeconomic origin, backgrounds and perspectives.

    Leadership through Service
    Phi Sigma Sigma believes that a woman who serves is also a woman who leads. By serving others, our members become more valuable citizens, students, parents, workers and community leaders.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    As stated in the Phi Sigma Sigma core values, philanthropy is exceptionally important to teaching leadership. The official philanthropy is the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation. This foundation provides scholarship and educational grants among other assistance for the members and alumnae. The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation also contributes to the National Kidney Foundation. It's members also work hard to raise funds and donate their time to local organizations as well.

  • Sorority Spotlight ~ Alpha Sigma Tau

    Alpha Sigma Tau ~AΣΤ

     

    Open Motto: “Active, Self-reliant, Trustworthy.”
    Mascot: They encourage each local chapter to choose their own mascot.
    Symbol: Anchor
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Emerald Green and Gold
    Flower: Yellow Rose

     

     

     Alpha Sigma Tau sorority was founded on November 4, 1899 at Michigan State Normal College, which is now Eastern Michigan University. At the time of Alpha Sigma Tau's founding, there were three other sororities already on campus; Pi Kappa Sigma, Sigma Nu Phi and Zeta Phi.  The women who founded this sorority - Harriet Marx, Eva O'Keefe, Adriance Rice, Helene M. Rice, Mable Chase, Ruth Dutcher, May Gephart and Mayene Tracy - are said to have been positive visionaries, inspire integrity and were remarkably resourceful.

     

     Alpha Sigma Tau members are  involved in several philanthropic activities. For one, they support Pine Mountain Settlement School, which is in Southeastern Kentucky in the mountains of Appalachia. The school provides a hands on approach to education and provides basic and environmental programs. According to the Alpha Sigma Tau official website the sorority has supported PMSS since 1945 through financial contributions from its members. Some members and alumnae also give of their time and talents by volunteering at the school as well.

    "...the following are some of Alpha Sigma Tau's sponsored projects: purchase of major equipment, renovation of campus buildings, purchase of a fifteen-passenger van, and most recently, the endowment of the Pine Mountain Settlement School Intervention Program Fund. These projects support the Pine Mountain Settlement School as it maintains its successful programs and expands the opportunities available to the area.  Alpha Sigma Tau donations are also used to purchase library and audio-visual materials for the Pine Mountain Center. In appreciation of these donations, each item carries a bookplate designating it as a gift from a specific collegiate or alumnae chapter. These bookplates are nature prints designated by Gwen Frostic, a well-known nature artist, environmentalist, and Alpha Sigma Tau." 

     In June of 2004 the sorority also officially adopted Habitat for Humanity and added it to its National philanthropic service. This is a Christian ministry which helps build houses for families in need. Members volunteer their labor and assist the organization by contributing funds as well.

  • Sorority Symbols, Mascots and More

     

    At Charming Chick we carry a large variety of sorority jewelry. If you are looking for the perfect gift to congratulate a young woman who has just become - or is - a sorority member, we have beautiful jewelry that proudly displays their greek letters as well as the mascots they adore.

    Alpha Chi Omega ~ ΑΧΩ

      

    Open Motto: “Together let us seek the heights.”
    Mascot: Butterfly
    Symbol:  Grecian Lyre
    Colors: Scarlet and Olive Green
    Flower: Red Carnation

     

    Alpha Delta Pi ~ ΑΔΠ

      

    Open Motto: “We Live For Each Other”
    Mascot: The Lion (nicknamed Alphie)
    Jewel: The Diamond
    Colors: Azure Blue and White
    Flower: Woodland Violet

     

     

     Alpha Gamma Delta ~ ΑΓΔ

     

    Open Motto: “Inspire the woman. Impact the world.”
    Mascot: Squirrel
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Red, buff and green
    Flower: Red and buff rose

     

     

     

     

    Alpha Epsilon Phi ~ AEΦ

     

    Open Motto: “Many hearts. One Purpose.”
    Mascot: Giraffe
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Green and White
    Flower: Lily of the Valley

     

     

     

    Alpha Kappa Alpha ~ ΑΚΑ

      

    Open Motto: “By Culture and By Merit.”
    Mascot: None
    Symbol: Ivy Leaf
    Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
    Flower: Tea Rose

     

      

     

     

    Alpha Omicron Pi ~ AOΠ

     

    Open Motto: “One motto, One Badge, One Bond and Singleness of Heart.”
    Mascot: Panda
    Jewel: Ruby
    Colors: Cardinal
    Flower: Jacqueminot Rose

     

     

     

    Alpha Phi ~ ΑΦ

     

    Open Motto: “Union hand in hand.”
    Mascot: Phi Bear 
    Symbol: Ivy Leaf
    Colors: Bordeaux and Silver
    Flower: Lily of the Valley and Forget Me Not

     

     

     

    Alpha Phi Omega ~ ΑΦΩ

     

    Open Motto: “Be a Leader. Be a Friend. Be of Service.”
    Mascot: Golden Eagle
    Symbol: Sturdy Oak
    Jewel: Diamond
    Colors: Royal Blue and Old Glory Gold
    Flower: Forget-me-not

     

     

     

    Alpha Sigma Alpha ~ AΣA

     

    Open Motto: “Aspire, Seek Attain.”
    Mascot: Dot the Lady Bug
    Symbol: Phoenix
    Jewel: Pearl, Ruby
    Colors: Crimson, Pearl White, Palm Green and Gold
    Flower: Narcissus and Aster

     

     

     

    Alpha Sigma Tau ~AΣΤ

     

    Open Motto: “Active, Self-reliant, Trustworthy.”
    Mascot: They encourage each local chapter to choose their own mascot.
    Symbol: Anchor
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Emerald Green and Gold
    Flower: Yellow Rose

      

     

     

    Alpha XI Delta ~ AΞΔ

     

    Open Motto: “The quill  is mightier than the sword.”
    Mascot: Betxi Bear
    Symbol: Quill
    Colors: Double Blue and Gold
    Flower: Pink Killarney Rose

     

     

     

    Chi Omega ~ ΧΩ

     

    Open Motto: "Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals."
    Mascot: Owl
    Jewel: Diamond, Pearl
    Colors: Cardinal and straw
    Flower: White Carnation

     

     

     

    Delta Delta Delta ~ ΔΔΔ

     

    Open Motto: "Let us steadfastly love one another."
    Mascot: Dolphin
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Silver, Gold, Cerulean Blue
    Flower: Pansy

      

     

     

    Delta Gamma ~ ΔΓ

     

    Open Motto: "Do Good."
    Mascot: Hannah Doll
    Symbol: Anchor
    Colors: Bronze, Pink and Blue
    Flower: The Delta Gamma Cream Colored Rose

      

     

     

    Delta Zeta ~ ΔΖ

     

    Open Motto: N/A
    Mascot: Turtle
    Jewel: Diamond
    Colors: Rose Pink and Nile Green
    Flower: Pink Killarney Rose
    Badge: Roman Lamp

     

     

     

    Delta Phi Epsilon ~ ΔΦΕ

     

    Open Motto: "To be rather than to seem to be."
    Mascot: Unicorn
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold
    Flower: The lovely purple iris

     

     

     

     

    Delta Phi Lambda ~ ΔΦΛ 

     

    Open Motto: "Let Our Light Shine Forth."
    Mascot: Butterfly
    Jewel: Jade
    Colors: Navy blue and silver
    Flower: Blue Rose

     

     

     

    Gamma Phi Beta ~ ΓΦΒ

     

    Open Motto: "Founded Upon a Rock."
    Mascot: White Seal
    Symbol: Crescent
    Colors: Brown and Mode
    Flower: Pink Carnation

     

     

     

    Kappa Alpha Theta ~ ΚΑΘ

     

    Open Motto: "Faith, Hope, Love."
    Mascot: Kite
    Symbol: Key
    Colors: Black and Gold
    Flower: Black and Gold Pansy

     

     

     

    Kappa Delta ~ ΚΔ

     

    Open Motto: "Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest
    Mascot: Teddy Bear
    Symbol: Nautilus Shell, Katydid, Dagger|
    Jewel: Diamond, Emerald, Pearl 
    Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White
    Flower: White Rose

     

     

     

    Kappa Kappa Gamma ~ ΚΚΓ

     

    Open Motto: N/A
    Mascot: Owl
    Symbol: Fleur-de-Lis, Key
    Jewel: Sapphire
    Colors: Dark Blue and Light Blue
    Flower: Fleur-de-Lis

     

     

     

    Kappa Phi Lambda  ~ ΚΦΛ

     

    Open Motto: "Sisterhood, Service and Social Diversity."
    Mascot: Phoenix
    Jewel: Diamond
    Colors: Scarlet Red, White, Heather Grey
    Flower: Orchid

     

     

     

    Phi Mu ~ ΦΜ

     

    Open Motto: "The Faith Sisters."
    Mascot: The Lion "Sir Fidel"
    Symbol: Quatrefoil
    Colors: Rose and White
    Flower: Rose Colored Carnation

     

     

     

     

    Phi Sigma Sigma ~ ΦΣΣ

     

    Open Motto: "Aim High"
    Mascot: Sphinx
    Jewel: Sapphire
    Colors: King Blue and Gold
    Flower: American Beauty Rose

     

     

     

     

    Pi Beta Phi ~ ΠΒΦ

     

    Mascot: Angel
    Symbol: Arrow
    Colors: Wine and Silver Blue
    Flower: Wine Carnation

     

     

     

    Sigma Delta Tau ~ ΣΔΤ

     

    Open Motto: "One hope of many people."
    Mascot: Teddy Bear
    Jewel: Lapis Lazuli
    Colors: CafèAu Lait and Blue
    Flower: Golden Tea Rose

     

     

     

    Sigma Kappa ~ ΣΚ

     

    Open Motto: One Heart, One Way."
    Mascot: Dove, Heart
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Maroon and Lavender
    Flower: Wild Purple Violet 

     

     

     

    Sigma Sigma Sigma ~ ΣΣΣ

     

    Open Motto: "Faithful unto death."
    Mascot: Sailboat
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Royal Purple and White
    Flower: Purple Violet

     

     

     

    Theta Phi Alpha ~ ΘΦΑ

     

    Open Motto: "Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring."
    Mascot: Penguin
    Symbol: Compass
    Jewel: Sapphire, Pearl
    Colors: Blue, Gold, Silver
    Flower: White Rose

     

     

     

    Zeta Tau Alpha ~ ΖΤΑ

     

    Open Motto: "Seek the noblest."
    Mascot: Crown, strawberry
    Colors: Turquoise, Steel Grey
    Flower: White Violet

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