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Sigma Alpha|Fraternity and Sorority Life

Sigma Alpha Motto: Women Excelling in Agriculture

Sigma Alpha's Objective:

The objective of Sigma Alpha is to promote its members in all facets of agriculture and to strengthen the bonds of friendship among them.

It is the purpose of its members to strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership and service and to promote excellence in women pursuing careers in agriculture.


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Fraternity and Sorority Life, Advising & Support
Union RM 045
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-6790
Fax: 307-766-3296
Email: gogreek@uwyo.edu
Kate Steiner, Program Coordinator
Email: ksteiner@uwyo.edu

The women of Sigma Alpha are strong, hardworking individuals

that promote excellence in women pursuing careers in agriculture. As a professional sorority, we strive for our members to excel in scholarship, leadership, and service. We are a substance-free sorority that brings together women from many different backgrounds. We are the only professional sorority on campus, we promote scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship among our members. We are a great way to learn business skills for life after college, make important contacts for your future and career, and to make lifelong friendships and bonds. We unite together so we can achieve great things, both during and after college. Because our chapter does not have a house, the dues are lower and there is more room to be an individual.


We relax and have fun with our sisters at two formals and several retreats throughout the year. Our main philanthropy event, the Redneck Rodeo, benefits Heifer International to help families in underdeveloped countries provide for themselves. The women of Sigma Alpha are involved in quite an array of activities. From the College of Agriculture ambassadors and council, to SPURS, athletics, theatre and dance, and Big Brothers Big Sisters, the women of Sigma Alpha put their heart and soul into everything they do. It has been a great opportunity and journey for all of us, and we hope it will be the same for you.

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.

Chapter Website


National Sorority Website

Sigma Alpha History

In 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. The Alpha Epsilon Chapter at the University of Wyoming began in January 1997 and we are still growing in membership!

miscellaneous facts

Colors: emerald and maize

Flower: yellow chrysanthemum

Mascot: baby bull


philanthropy

National philanthropy: Ag in the Classroom

Local philanthropy: Redneck Rodeo to promote Heifer International, and other additional events throughout the year to be decided on by active sisters

Famous Sisters

2010 - National Watermelon Queen Jessica Southard

2010 - Miss Hartford County Farm Queen Allison Jones

2005 - Miss Southwest Michigan Melissa Moser Stamp

2001 - Michele Payne Knoper, Founder of Cause Matters Corp.; Board of Directors AgChat Foundation, Inc

Sisters at the University of Wyoming:

 

Dr. Kristi Cammack

Assistant Professor

Quantitative and Molecular Genetics

Department of Animal Science

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources


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