• Nickname: Phi Sigs
  • Colors: King Blue and Gold
  • Flower: American Beauty Rose
  • Motto: Diokete Hupsala (Aim High)
  • Symbol: Sphinx
  • Chapter Name: Theta Iota
  • Values: Our core values distinguish Phi Sigma Sigma, unite us in our endeavors and become ingrained in our character. We live our core values when we recruit new members, as we chart the course of our college experience, and as we make decisions about career, family, and community involvement.
    • Lifelong Learning

As new members, as collegiate members and as alumnae, learning is a priority and we encourage our sisters to make the most of educational opportunities at our colleges and in our communities. Through education and challenging ourselves to reach new goals, we become women of influence and substance.

  • Inclusiveness

An inclusive sisterhood prepares its members for a world filled with diversity. By embracing our differences, we become a stronger organization that benefits not only our members, but those around us. We seek out and include women of various races, cultures, levels of ability, socioeconomic origin, backgrounds and perspectives.

  • Leadership through Service

Phi Sigma Sigma believes that a woman who serves is also a woman who leads. By serving others, our members become more valuable citizens, students, parents, workers and community leaders.

  • Purpose: We are a dynamic, principled, passionately committed group of women from around the world who define ourselves not by our distinct differences, but by what we have in common. And that common bond is a firm belief that women of different religions, cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints working together can and do make a difference in our communities, and in the world, every day.
  • Mission: To inspire the personal development of each sister and perpetuate the advancement of womanhood.
  • Vision: To be a dynamic sisterhood of powerful women fostering uncompromising principles, igniting positive change and embracing individuality.
  • History: Phi Sigma Sigma is a proud, strong member of the Greek community because our Founders were leaders of their time, who developed a mission to perpetuate the advancement of womanhood. They believed that women of different faiths could come together and work toward common goals. They established the ideals that endure today and are upheld by Phi Sigma Sigma collegians and alumnae bound by the strength of sisterhood. Our Founders charted the course for milestones that have enabled Phi Sigma Sigma to prosper. Membership in Phi Sigma Sigma remains a lifelong, meaningful experience for women with like values. In 1913, our Founders approached the Dean of Women at Hunter College in New York City with a vision. They wanted to start a sorority that would promote open membership to all women of character regardless of background; a sorority committed to sisterhood, excellence in scholarship, and selfless giving. On November 26, 1913, Phi Sigma Sigma was born. It was the first nonsectarian sorority; the only one that was open to diverse membership from inception and the only one with a ritual that was not based in any one religion. Under the leadership of Fay Chertkoff (our first chapter archon), Alpha Chapter was installed at Hunter College.
  • National Founding Date: November 26th, 1913
  • Local Founding Date:  April 16th, 1994
  • Examples of programs host or Philanthropy:  Girls with Pearls Scholarship Event, Kicks for a Cause Kickball Tournament, Sphinx Mystery Box Auction, Girl Scouts World Thinking Day, 48 Hours of Volleyball with Lambda Chi Alpha, Flag Bear Commencement