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Sigma Alpha Sorority is a social and philanthropic organization with no academic affiliations. 

Sigma Alpha Sorority is established by Chapters, Regional Councils and  a National Council. Chapters are located across the U.S. in states like California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. Chapter affairs are conducted under the supervision of the Regional Council. Our National Council is the highest governing body of the Sigma Alpha Sorority.

Sigma Alpha Sorority Foundation, Inc. is an authorized 501(c)(3) organization.

Federal ID Number: 83-09134585


Our History

On November 14, 1913, five young ladies attending Longwood Academy in Chicago, Illinois formed a "secret club" whose foundation was friendship.

The yellow tea rose was selected as the official flower. Sorority colors of brown and gold were chosen and the acorn of the great oak tree became our symbols of growth and strength.

Sigma Alpha Sorority became a National Sorority of five chapters on June 22, 1917, when a charter was granted in the State of Illinois. Over the years, Sigma Alpha's growth has surpassed our Founder's vision. 

Sigma Alpha's dedication, love and commitment over the years led to a seat on the Board of Trustees of Heartspring as well as receiving the Dr. Martin F. Palmer Humanitarian Award on June 8, 1971.

Sigma Alpha is proud to have a Diamond Award member and many Golden Award and Silver Award members. These 75, 50 and 25 year members speak volumes of the sustained fellowship and field of service for which Sigma Alpha is dedicated.


Sigma Alpha Sorority is an organization that brings Women together for the purpose of:

  • Sustained Friendships

  • Personal Growth

  • Social and Philanthropic Commitments


We are women from all walks of life that collectively represent high ideals and enjoy the friendships sustained by:

  • Chapter Meetings

  • Regional Council Meetings

  • Annual Regional Conclaves

  • Annual National Conventions

If you are 18 years of age or older and meet the educational requirement of a high school diploma, you are eligible to be sponsored into the Sigma Alpha Sorority by an active member.


Our affiliation with our National Charity, Heartspring in Wichita, Kansas, started in 1945. We have since contributed over three million dollars for numerous campus renovations, student financial assistance and emergency funds.

In addition, many of Sigma Alpha's Chapters and Regional Councils provide support to innumerable local charities.  



Heartspring is a leader and innovator in providing clinically supported services through education and therapies for children with special needs to empower them to grow and learn on a path to a more independent life.

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