Sigma Alpha
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Sigma Alpha
Sigma Alpha Sorority
FoundedJanuary 26, 1978; 42 years ago (1978-01-26)
The Ohio State University
MottoCultivating Professional Women in Agriculture
Colors  Emerald   Maize
FlowerYellow Chrysanthemum
MascotBaby Bull
PhilanthropyAgriculture in the Community
MembersMore than 11,000 collegiate

Sigma Alpha () is a professional agricultural sorority.


On January 26, 1978, five students, 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 60 collegiate chapters and 32 alumni chapters. Today, more than 11,000 members have been initiated into Sigma Alpha Sorority.

The sorority was named Sigma Alpha for "Sisters in Agriculture." The sorority's official colors are emerald and maize, the mascot is the baby bull, the official flower is the yellow chrysanthemum, and the symbolic jewel is the emerald. The mission is Cultivating Professional Women in Agriculture.

The objective of Sigma Alpha shall be to promote its members in all facets of agriculture and to strengthen the bonds of friendship among them. It is the purpose of the members to strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service, and to further the development of excellence in women pursuing careers in agriculture.[1]

Sigma Alpha is a member of the Professional Fraternity Association (PFA), a national organization of professional Greek letter organizations. The sorority's national philanthropy is Agriculture in the Community which allows members to give back and spread the word about the agriculture industry. [1] It belongs to the Consortium of Collegiate Agricultural Organizations.

Collegiate chapters


  1. ^ a b sigma-login. "At a Glance | Sigma Alpha". Retrieved .

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