Sigma Alpha Iota
The History of Sigma Alpha Iota
Sigma Alpha Iota was founded on June 12, 1903 at the University School of Music, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
It was founded by seven women:
Minnie Davis Sherrill
Leila Farlin Laughlin
Nora Crane Hunt
Mary Storrs Andersen
Purpose of Sigma
- TO FORM chapters of women college
students and alumnae who have a sincere interest in music.
- TO UPHOLD the highest standards of
- TO FURTHER the development of music
and throughout the world.
- TO GIVE inspiration and encouragement
- TO ORGANIZE the cultural life of
Sigma Alpha Iota members as a contributing factor to their educational
- TO SUPPORT the ideals and goals of
the member's Alma Mater;
- TO ADHERE to the highest standards
of citizenship in school, community and fraternity life.
National Objectives: 2003 -
Objectives were formulated by the National Executive Board following the 2003
for excellence and effectiveness in chapter activities through creating
and achieving chapter goals.
awareness and support of SAI Philanthropies, Inc. and involve members in
community projects that reflect a positive fraternity image.
for music education through collaboration with local school systems.
music as a vital art form by supporting quality performances of works by
the contributions of women in all fields of music.
members to pursue a lifetime commitment to the fraternity through
increased fraternity education and interaction between college and alumnae
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