The origins Sigma Sigma Sigma

The Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority was founded on April 20, 1898 at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia by eight woman: Margaret Batten, Louise Davis, Martha Trent Featherson, Isabella Merrick, Sallie Michie, Lelia Scott, Elizabeth Watkins, and Luck Wright. They were looking for many of the same things you probably are looking for in a sorority-friendship, leadership opportunities, involvement in campus activities, and a support group while preparing for life after college. Thus, they envisioned the National Sisterhood of Sigma Sigma Sigma.

The Early Sigmas saw a need for both legal recognition as well as social body and a written record of organization. Thus the early Alphas (1st chapter of our founders) filed documents with the Commonwealth of Virginia and Sigma Sigma Sigma received its Charter of Incorporation on February 12, 1903. The Alpha Chapter adopted Tri Sigma’s first constitution in April 1903.

Giant steps were taken in Sigma’s first decade with the establishment of additional collegiate chapters and the meetings of the entire membership at Conventions. The national nature of Tri Sigma was established with the Publication of The Triangle, the standardization of a ceremony for new members and the creation of a program to celebrate Founders Day.