The Epsilon Xi Chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma was founded at SUNY Oneonta on March 17, 1989. Today, Phi Sigma Sigma is one of the largest sororities on campus. With over 60 active members, Phi Sig makes a great difference on campus and in the community.
The sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma excel in the classroom and many of them are involved in other clubs and organizations at SUNY Oneonta. Throughout the school year, we coordinate various events such as a talent show, multiple walks, among other events. Our chapter also participates in many sister bonding events including potlucks, movie nights, and more. We are proud of both our excellence on campus and our strong sisterhood.
The SUNY College at Oneonta fully recognizes 11 fraternities and 9 sororities, including Phi Sigma Sigma. All recognized Greek Letter Organizations are required by the college to participate in on-campus events and activities. All of the organizations are supported by the Inter-Greek council. There are many reasons to join a sorority, but it is a decision that must be carefully considered. By looking through our website, you will get a better idea of our chapter here at SUNY Oneonta.
Phi Sigma Sigma was founded nationally on November 26, 1913 at Hunter College. The founding sisters 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.
The dream that was born at Hunter College in 1913 continues to succeed, prosper and thrive on over 50 college and university campuses nationwide. Phi Sigma Sigma welcomes hundreds of new members each year and seeks not only to live up to the ideals and goals of its original founders, but also to exceed them. Phi Sigma Sigma at SUNY Oneonta is proud to embrace these characteristics every day.
PHI SIGMA SIGMA SYMBOLS
Colors: King Blue and Gold Flower: American Beauty Rose Stone: Sapphire National Symbol: Sphinx Head Mascot: Penguin Philanthropy: School And College Readiness Twin Ideals: The brotherhood of man and the alleviation of world's pain Open Motto: Diokete Hupsala - Aim High Maxim: "Once a Phi Sigma Sigma, always a Phi Sigma Sigma" Mission Statement: To inspire the personal development of each sister and perpetuate the advancement of womanhood. Vision Statement: Phi Sigma Sigma is a dynamic sisterhood of powerful women fostering uncompromising principles, igniting positive change and embracing individuality. Founding Sisters: Lillian Gordon Alpern, Josephine Ellison Breakstone, Fay Chertkoff, Estelle Melnick Cole, Jeanette Lipka Furst, Ethel Gordon Kraus, Shirley Cohen Laufer, Claire Wunder McArdle, Rose Sher Seidman, Gwen Zaliels Snyder