Sigma Alpha is a professional agricultural sorority that promotes scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship among its members.
On January 26, 1978 five young women, Ann Huling Mathews, Cindie Davis, Marilyn Burns, Jennifer McMillan and Amy Mathews, founded Sigma Alpha at the Ohio State University. Since that time, Sigma Alpha has become a national organization consisting of over 70 chapters, with undergraduate and alumnae members. Today, more than 7,000 members have been initiated into Sigma Alpha Sorority.
The sorority was named Sigma Alpha for "Sisters in Agriculture." The sorority was given colors of emerald and maize, the baby bull for the mascot, the yellow chrysanthemum for the flower, and the emerald for the jewel. Sigma Alpha's motto is: Women Excelling in Agriculture.
The objective of this sorority shall be to promote its members in all facets of agriculture and to strengthen the bonds of friendship among them. It is the purpose of the members to strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership and service, and to further the development of excellence in women pursuing careers in agriculture.
Sigma Alpha is a member of the Professional Fraternity Association (PFA), a national organization of professional Greek letter organizations. Sigma Alpha Sorority is an affiliate of Agriculture in the classroom which is the sorority's national philanthropy project and The Consortium of collegiate agricultural organizations. Both Sigma Alpha Sorority and the Sigma Alpha National Alumni Association are affiliates of American Agri-Women.
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