Our Eta Xi Chapter is the only national sorority at Ursinus College, and was chartered on January 26th, 2002, after a local organization reached out to our national organization to investigate national affiliation. Eta Xi has a wonderful website, and you can see past photo albums, performances and experiences documented here. Ursinus was founded in 1869, and typically has around 1,800 undergraduate students. About 20 miles from Philadelphia, it boasts more than 100 courses of study.
Alpha Iota today is known for many significant things, and Alpha Iota continues to have a significant presence at national leadership programs, extension presentations, and on campus. Alpha Iota, in recent months, has supported two extension presentations with speakers and students who have driven to show support for Tri Sigma’s growth.
National Hazing Prevention Week starts today, and with it, the Executive Council and staff of Tri Sigma invite you to take a good look inside your heart. We invite you to do some soul-searching. Many activities that seem harmless, over time, become the problem too big to deal with. It takes courage to step up. As women of friendship, character, and conduct, we know you can do it. You are supported and we care about you. If it feels wrong, it’s probably something you need help addressing. We asked a member of Executive Council, Allison Swick-Duttine, to tell her personal story.
There are many different ways Tri Sigma commits to being relevant and current, and some of our most transformational choices are related to connecting the past with present opportunities. Beloit College released the 2011 College Mindset List, which sheds some light on the students who will graduate in 2015. We invite you to take a peek into the mindset of our newest members!
Our national magazine, The Triangle, has enjoyed your support for the past 111 years! In September 2010, we launched a readership survey where many of you responded to more than 25 questions requesting your opinions and insights on the magazine. We heard so many wonderful insights on how you view the magazine, what you need to know about the magazine, and how you prefer to read it. Now we’ve made it even easier to enjoy the Triangle, Alumnae Updates, and Sigma Standard newsletters.
Five members of Tri Sigma and two staff members offered their memories of September 11, 2001. As we gathered together as a Nation today, the opportunity to share our stories and reconnect to the ability of our country to rebuild and demonstrate resilience was ever present. We invite you to read the stories of Tri Sigma women impacted on that horrific day.
Some of our chapters submitted dolls during the major sorority boom of the 80′s and our chapter from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas submitted a doll with 80′s flare. Epsilon Zeta Chapter was chartered on April 26, 1986. This group of strong, confident women believed strongly in Tri Sigma’s focus on character, talent, leadership and academic expertise.
The Eta Eta Chapter at Lynn University was chartered on April 25th, 1998 in Boca Raton, Florida. Following two presentations by Tri Sigma and one additional NPC organization, Sigma Gamma selected Tri Sigma for national affiliation. On the weekend of installation, the chapter met the installation team with banners of welcome, balloons and a limousine!
Today’s chapter doll is for the Delta Theta Chapter at the University of North Carolina – Pembroke. Delta Theta was chartered on April 5, 1974 after the local organization, Tau Delta Rho explored affiliation with a National Panhellenic Conference organization. Known for their academic and social service contributions to the campus, the collection of women sought out, and were accepted for membership by Tri Sigma. Since then, the chapter has enjoyed continued success, and the community at UNCP has embraced our women.
“The Women of Character Initiative will provide our entire membership with the foundation upon which they can build their lives. We are extremely excited to announce this significant and deliberate partnership with CHARACTER COUNTS! and look forward to what the future holds for the women of Tri Sigma.” – Kaye Schendel, National President