Savvy march 2012
An eNewsletter for chapter leaders, advisors and volunteers of Phi Sigma Sigma
April 2012
In This Issue
Graduation...then what?
Money Matters
UIFI Scholarship Winners
Share Your Memories!
Friendly HQ Reminders
 Career Opportunity
 Upcoming Deadlines
May 1     Service hours entered
May 1     Leadership seminars
               hours entered
May 1     Senior status changes
               to alumna
May 1     Campus awards
May 1     Fall calendar created
*See CE program guide for all other chapter deadlines


Can you believe the school year is almost over? With finals week right around the corner, we wanted to send out a final Phi Sig Savvy before the semester comes to an end. Phi Sigma Sigma has had a very successful 2011-2012 academic year! Please take the next few weeks to take care of your Fraternity housekeeping. 


It is also important that you spend the next few weeks celebrating with your seniors. We wish all of them good luck in all their future endeavors! HQ would love to know of any chapter news in the next month or so (especially campus awards you've received). Email all news to Also, please send us pictures throughout the summer of your chapter's sisterhoods or other get-togethers.


On a staffing note, in May, Katie Lantz will be starting her new career as a business manager for the National Security Agency. We wish her the best of luck and sincerely thank her for her time and dedication to Phi Sigma Sigma Headquarters! Catherine Kane (Community 1 & 6) and Simonne Horman (Community 2 & 4) have been hired as membership managers.


Good luck on your finals and as always, Aim High! 




Michelle Ardern
Michelle Ardern 
Executive Director, Phi Sigma Sigma









Graduation...then what?

Tips for achieving success after graduation

If you're like many Phi Sig sisters graduating this year, you're probably spending a lot of your free time thinking, "What will life be like after college?"
But as a "forever Phi Sig," your lifelong affiliation as an alumna is just beginning - and that dynamic, strong connection to our sisterhood, no matter where you are in the world, can be especially invaluable as you're launching your professional career and this exciting new phase of your adult life. Read more>
Money Matters
Phi Sigma Sigma offers the best ways to manage your finances!


Wouldn't it be nice to return to school in the fall stress-free? We strongly recommend you agree as a group to begin collecting dues this summer - and even build this plan into your budget, if possible. That way, as sisters collect funds from part-time jobs and internships, they can start paying their dues now.

UIFI Scholarship Winners Announced!

The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation has chosen the UIFI scholarship recipients.



The Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute is the premier undergraduate interfraternal leadership experience. It supports the principles of community, interfraternalism, leadership and creating positive change. 

  • 99% of the UIFI participants in 2011 indicated that they would recommend UIFI to a peer
  • 98% indicated that they were a better leader because of UIFI.

Each year the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation supports the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute by sponsoring Phi Sigma Sigma women to attend. The overwhelming amount of applicants made the selection process especially difficult this year. The Foundation has chosen to sponsor seven sisters this year! Please join us in congratulating;

  • Hannah Torrance, Epsilon Delta Chapter at Chapman University
  • Liz Glaser, Beta Upsilon Chapter at American University
  • Brooke Weir, Zeta Gamma Chapter at West Chester University
  • Shannon Savage, Zeta Zeta Chapter at Quinnipiac University
  • Lyndsey Savard,  Zeta Zeta Chapter at Quinnipiac University
  • Marissa Colon, Iota Mu Chapter at University of New Haven
  • Laura Schultz, Iota Iota Chapter at Grand Valley State University

Share Your Memories!

Send your photos to us this summer!


Phi Sigma Sigma HQ would love to see when sisters gather together over the summer. 
Whether it is a backyard bbq, camping trip or week long vacation, we would enjoy sharing the memories with you!  Send your photos to

Friendly HQ Reminders

Things to keep in mind as the semester ends