Sigma Alpha - A National Sorority founded in 1913 in Chicago, Illinois
Sigma Alpha’s National Charity is Heartspring, in Wichita, Kansas. Heartspring is a worldwide center for children with special needs.
Sigma Alpha’s affiliation with Heartspring began in 1945, and since that time we have contributed over three million dollars for renovation of an Interfaith Chapel on the original campus, student financial assistance and emergency funds and funding the multi-sensory environment room for autistic students. In addition to our contributions, each year we collect and send to Heartspring General Mills Box tops and Tyson Labels to be used for securing supplies and needed materials for education.
Many of Sigma Alpha’s Chapters and Regional Councils provide support to innumerable local charities.
Sigma Alpha Sorority is a social and philanthropic organization with no academic affiliation.
Sigma Alpha Sorority is established by Chapters, Regional Councils and a National Council.
Chapters are located across the country in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Chapter affairs are conducted under the supervision of the Regional Council. National Council is the highest governing body of Sigma Alpha Sorority.
As a member of this long established national society, your association will be with women from all different walks of life that collectively represent high ideals and enjoy the friendships sustained by:
- Chapter Meetings
- Regional Council Meetings
- Annual Regional Conclaves
- Annual National Conventions
If you are 18 years of age or older and meet the educational requirement of a high school diploma, you are eligible to be sponsored into the Sigma Alpha Sorority by an active member.
On November 14, 1913, five young ladies attending Longwood Academy in Chicago, Illinois formed a “secret club” whose foundation was friendship.
The yellow tea rose was selected as the official flower. Sorority colors of brown and gold were chosen and the acorn of the great oak tree became symbolic of growth and strength.
Sigma Alpha Sorority became a National Sorority of five chapters on June 22, 1917, when a charter was granted in the State of Illinois. Over the years, Sigma Alpha’s growth has surpassed our Founder’s vision.
Sigma Alpha’s dedication, love and commitment over the years led to a seat on the Board of Trustees of Heartspring as well as receiving the Dr. Martin F. Palmer Humanitarian Award on June 8, 1971.
Sigma Alpha is proud to have a Diamond Award member and many Golden Award and Silver Award members. These 75 year, 50 year, and 25 year members speak volumes of the sustained fellowship and field of service for which Sigma Alpha is dedicated.