Sigma Theta Psi

Sigma Theta Psi

Sigma Theta Psi was formed on November 13, 1991 in San Jose , California by eighteen women seeking to solidify and immortalize the values and responsibilities, which embodied their persons. They strove to share their message of cultural diversity, respect, and compassion with other women. Through our unity and sisterhood we continue to embrace our diverse cultures and excel in our life ambitions. By the means of honesty, loyalty, respect, open mindedness, leadership and academic excellence, we carry forth the vision of these eighteen women.

Since its founding, Sigma Theta Psi has remained a sisterhood unparalleled by any other. Our multi-cultural sorority is a well-organized society of dedicated and goal-oriented women, and continues to grow strong today. Today, Sigma Theta Psi has nine chapters at the top universities and colleges in California and Nevada, including San Jose State University, San Diego State University, the University of Southern California, California State University at Long Beach, Stanford University, Mt. Saint Mary's College, California State University at Monterey Bay, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, and California State University at Sacramento.

Sigma Theta Psi is an academic and social sorority. It is a unity of women that recognizes the trials of new and continuing students, and assists them in reaching their full potential as leaders in their communities. Encouragement is offered in every aspect of moral, academic and social support, as well as developing life-long friendships.

Introduction

Sigma Theta Psi Sorority, Inc., (Σ Θ Ψ) was founded on November 13, 1991, at San Jose State University. The 18 founders, known as the Founding Mothers, felt that there was a need for a sorority that welcomed and embraced young women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Each chapter participates in social events, community service, and cultural activities on campus and in local communities.

orority Information

Sigma Theta Psi's colors are purple, black, and gold. Its mascot is a black panther and its flower is a purple orchid. As a multicultural sorority, Sigma Theta Psi embraces each sister’s differences and individuality. Each year, chapter put on multicultural events, ranging from step shows to speakers. Sigma Theta Psi is also an academic sorority. Academic Excellence is a fundamental pillar of Sigma Theta Psi. All active sisters are required to maintain a minimum grade point average, to ensure each member's primary focus on her studies. Sisters are encouraged to strive for the highest level of academic achievement.

The sorority's national philanthropy is breast cancer. Each year, the sorority designates a woman living with breast cancer, which helps to support her medical and health needsor a local non-profit organizations that benefit victims/survivor of breast cancer to receive the Gift of Love. In their effort to maximize their philanthropical mission, Sigma Theta Psi uses the proceeds from "The Double-D Brunch" to annually support the The Gift of Love. The Double-D Brunch is a national luncheon hosted in Northern and Southern California. This brunch combines the elements of breast cancer awareness through education, and interaction between sisters of Sigma Theta Psi, their families and the community. As well as national philanthropy evernts each chapter hosts their own events to raise money for local benifacters.

On February 11, 2006, Sigma Theta Psi was legally incorporated.

The sorority's pillers are:
*Honesty
*Loyalty
*Respect
*Open-Mindedness
*Leadership
*Academic Excellence

Chapters

Sigma Theta Psi currently has nine chapters.

*Founding: San Jose State University
*Alpha: San Diego State University
*Beta: University of Southern California
*Gamma: Long Beach, California
*Delta: Stanford University
*Epsilon: Mount St. Mary's College
*Zeta: California State University, Monterey Bay
*Eta: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
*Theta: California State University, Sacramento

External links

* [http://www.sigmathetapsi.com National Website]
* [http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/5012 Founding Chapter]
* [http://www.rohan.sdsu.edu/~stp Alpha Chapter]
* [http://www.stpusc.com Beta Chapter]
* [http://www.geocities.com/stplbsu/ Gamma Chapter]
* [http://www.stanford.edu/group/sigmathetapsi Delta Chapter]
* [http://www.stpmsmc.com/ Epsilon Chapter]
* [http://clubs.csumb.edu/sigmathetapsi/enter.html Zeta Chapter]
* [http://www.geocities.com/sigma_theta_psi/ Eta Chapter]
* [http://www.geocities.com/sacstatesigmas Theta Chapter]


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