Benefits of Sorority Life

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, 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 Operations, Vice President New Member Education, Treasurer, Secretary, Recruitment, Education Director, and Panhellenic Delegate) occur in November and these women would serve from January – December.

  • Leadership – Opportunities for immediate leadership roles through committees and Honor Council. Membership also opens up opportunities for Leadership in Panhellenic and Fraternity/Sorority Community. Tri Sigma also provides leadership opportunities through National programming and conferences as well as offers scholarships to attend such programs as UIFI (Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute – leadership and Fraternity/Sorority development program). Learn more about Sigma Sigma Sigma’s leadership programs.
  • Skills training – Communication skills, leadership programming and development, conflict resolution, resume writing and interviewing skills, event planning, project management, goal setting, action planning, assessment and evaluation, teaching and developing educational programming.
  • Sisterhood – What does that mean? It is a little different to each woman but most would say it is a special bond created through a sharing of meaningful experiences. Meaningful experiences may be helping a sister through a touch time, supporting and cheering them on in the successes, listening, working together on a project, and laughing about past moments.
  • Accountability – Honor Council provides a system of accountability for members and the standard by which Tri Sigmas live. Holding someone accountable and to a higher standard can be challenging. As a values-based organization, it is an expectation that all members hold one another accountable.
  • Service Learning Opportunities – Serving in your local community and on a National level are important aspects of membership in Tri Sigma. It’s important to have volunteer and philanthropic experiences to develop a commitment to serving others and learning how to make an impact in the communities in which we reside. Tri Sigma has also begun a Service Immersion experience for our collegians and alumnae. In 2015, groups traveled to Jamaica and West Virginia.
  • Civic Involvement – Each year Tri Sigma participates in congressional lobbying in Washington, DC and sponsors several collegiate members’ attendance. Additionally, we actively encourage members to engage in civic activities at the local level and exercise the right to vote.
  • Foundation & Scholarships – Opportunities to receive a UIFI (Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute – leadership and Fraternity/Sorority development program) Scholarship, undergraduate and graduate scholarships, and receive Grants to benefit a local hospital in your area.
  • Lifetime Involvement – This is a long-term commitment to bettering and empowering women. No matter where you go, you can always be involved in Tri Sigma and gain/contribute to the benefits of Tri Sigma. You can be a National Volunteer, assist our Foundation in providing more scholarships and grants, serve as a mentor and advisor, working to form an alumnae chapter, work on National Projects (programming, committees, Convention), or get involved with Panhellenic on a National level.
  • Networking – With local alumnae, at Conventions and National Programming, and opportunities to participate in Tri Sigma’s social network community (like Facebook but for Tri Sigma’s only).
  • Job Opportunities – Opportunities exist from not only the larger networking force but also with National Headquarters as a Leadership Consultant, Residential Consultant, Regional Director, etc.
  • Contributions to Panhellenic and Campus Community – One of the first things we do is define how the Tri Sigma colony will be relevant to the campus community. If we don’t, it is just another club. Decisions are made as a group so there is a unified campus effort and experiences that all members will want to actively support.
  • National Opportunities – There are a number of opportunities to meet your sisters across the country such as collegiate leadership programming, participating in the members only social network, attending Convention (next one is in Chicago, IL June 2016).

Learn more about sorority life terms and lingo.