Thank you for visiting Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority’s national website and welcome to the Parents section. We hope to provide you with invaluable information about Greek life, Sigma Psi Zeta and any worries you may have about either.
Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority is a cultural, social, educational and community service-oriented organization, focused on addressing the unique issues faced by today’s Asian/Asian-American women.
Since our inception, our organization has grown to 26 chapters, with hundreds of members who have pledged to uphold the values of Sigma Psi Zeta, among which include scholarship, integrity and professionalism.
During college, Sigma Psi Zeta will offer your daughter personal support and the opportunity for professional development. She will participate in academic achievement programs, support philanthropic and community-service initiatives, she will be encouraged to hold leadership positions within her chapter and be given opportunities to expand her networks through professional conferences, conventions and access to our diverse alumnae. Above all, your daughter will make lasting friendships and memories that will go beyond her undergraduate years. Membership in a Greek organization like Sigma Psi Zeta is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences that can be offered for your daughter.
Benefits of Going Greek
- According to nationwide study of fraternity and sorority members, by belonging to a sorority your chances of graduating are greater by up to 10 percent.
- As undergraduates, Greeks give approximately 850,000 volunteer hours per year.
- Studies prove that fraternity and sorority alumni are much more likely than non-Greeks to participate in community service activities after graduation.
- Of North America’s 50 largest corporations, 43 are headed by Greek men and women, 30% of all Fortune 500’s.
- There are 400,000 active members in Greek organizations nation-wide.
- Over 85% of the student leaders on 730 campuses are members of Greek-letter organizations. A study by the University of Missouri found that Greeks throughout the U.S. and Canada are more involved on their campuses and rate their overall university experience better than non-Greeks.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Greek organization?
A Greek organization is a group of individuals with similar interests that are bonded together by common goals and aspirations. It is referred to as a Greek organization because the name consists of Greek letters.
How much does it cost?
Both the chapter (on the local level) and the national office collect dues and membership fees from every member. Most groups have a one-time pledge and initiation fee, plus reoccurring dues on a semester-by-semester basis. The majority of the dues collected is used to pay for national insurance, while the remainder is to cover operating expenses.
Do Greek organizations take up a lot of time?
Fraternity/sorority membership requires anywhere from 2 to 8 hours a week. Whether it be participating in community service projects, planning events or attending regular weekly meetings, members will learn to manage their time wisely with other commitments. Many of our members are students who have made their respective Dean’s Lists/honor rolls, work multiple jobs/internships, and balance time with other friends. We believe these skills are why so many of our members have succeeded in their lives beyond their undergraduate career.
How will joining Sigma Psi Zeta affect my daughter’s GPA?
We make academic success a priority for our members. We monitor GPAs both nationally and locally to ensure that members achieve what they came to college to do: learn. We have many members that consistently make their university Dean’s Lists/honor rolls and whom also earn their highest GPAs as members of Sigma Psi Zeta.
Does Sigma Psi Zeta haze?
No. Sigma Psi Zeta has a strict non-hazing policy and hazing would also be in violation of many university policies. Our organization’s national philanthropy is to combat violence against women and hazing would directly contradict this effort.
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National President, 2015-2017