Sigma Alpha History
Sigma Alpha Sorority was founded in 1978 at the Ohio State University by five women who wanted an alternative to the social Greek sorority system. Since then, Sigma Alpha has become a national organization consisting of more than 60 chapters, comprised of undergraduate and alumnae sisters. Today, more than 4,000 members have been initiated into Sigma Alpha Sorority!
Upon disbanding of the Little Sisters of Alpha Gamma Rho in the late eighties, the ladies felt the need to continue with their mission. On December 2, 1991, this small group founded the local chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha at the University of Florida. Sigma Phi Alpha was very active throughout the university and surrounding community. At the end of Fall 2002, the sisters were approached by the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences about pursuing a charter in Sigma Alpha. After much deliberation, the ladies unanimously voted to undertake the challenge in Spring 2003. We were officially recognized as a Sorority In Development chapter in May 2003. Activation as the Beta Gamma Chapter took place on March 20, 2004.
Sigma Alpha Facts
- Our Greek letters, SA, stand for "Sisters in Agriculture"
- Sigma Alpha was officially founded January 26, 1978
- Our national philanthropy is Ag in the Classroom
- Sigma Alpha is a member of the Professional Fraternity Association (PFA)
- Colors: Emerald and Maize
- Jewel: Emerald
- Flower: Yellow Chrysanthemum
- Mascot: Baby Bull