It is our goal to provide resources and programs that allow our chapters, and our members, to flourish within the campus community. In some cases this looks like local chapter advisors and in other cases this includes our internal accountability system, Honor Council, which our chapter utilize to uphold our standards on the local level. In an effort to help you understand a bit more about what we offer to our members and our chapters we have detailed some of these programs as well as some of our staff and volunteer support systems below.
Chapter Advisory Board
Chapter Advisory Board includes up to 10 trained and enthusiastic alumnae volunteers.
Paid staff member who travels to a chapter and assists with education and chapter operations. The goal is to support our chapters, strengthen the National Organization, develop personal and professional skills, and make an impact within Tri Sigma!
Campus Panhellenic Members and Fraternity/Sorority Life staff
Campus Panhellenic Members, Fraternity/Sorority Life staff, and our College Panhellenic Specialists collaborate on knowing the campus culture and navigating a new environment. These staff and volunteers get involved with the campus community to assist in making changes that benefit the collegiate sorority experience.
Our national support includes volunteers and staff. Collegiate specific support includes our Director of Chapter Services, Assistant Directors, Regional Volunteer Support Teams, Ritual Coordinator, Financial Services Assistants, Collegiate Panhellenic Specialists, Executive Council, Foundation and Alumnae Recruiting Support.
Tri Sigma was founded to ensure a perpetual bond of friendship, to develop strong womanly character, and to promote high standards of conduct. Honor Council is charged with upholding the standards of membership as outlined in Honor Council Jurisdiction and for ensuring positive member development through accountability.
In August 2004, Tri Sigma introduced its Chapter Accreditation program in response to the “Call for Values Congruence” document, which was developed by a group of university presidents who joined together to develop an initiative to transform the collegiate Greek environment. It is our goal that each Sigma Sigma Sigma collegiate chapter establishes the foundation for a quality lifetime experience for its members. Chapter Accreditation outlines the minimum standards for chapter achievement and operations. The areas of Accreditation include Recruitment, Financial Stability, Ritual and Values, Sisterhood and Group Life, Campus and Chapter Leadership, Member Development and Educational Programming, Philanthropy, Scholarship, Chapter Operations, and Panhellenic. Our Accreditation program utilizes a pillar system where a chapter is considered Accredited at pillar 2, 3, or 4. Pillar 2 consists of standards that we believe make up the “essentials” of what it means to be a fully functioning chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma. By achieving the higher pillars; those chapters achieving pillars 3 and 4 are exceeding our expectations. Chapters are evaluated annually to monitor growth, determine progress, and offer recognition through the national awards program.