The award-winning e-Newsletter of Phi Sigma Sigma                                                                                                  January 2013
In This Issue
Digital Archives
Vote at Convention
Save the Date!
Collegiate Corner
Message from the GA
What's Happening
From the Archives
Foundation News
Chapter Spotlight
Seen & Heard

Browse Our Digital Archives  

In November, Phi Sigma Sigma announced the creation of our new digital archives - a searchable database where hundreds of The Sphinx magazines are available for your viewing pleasure. Click here to view our easy to search and navigate online archives.

Vote at this years Centennial Convention


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 in the Alumnae Dues Program - this affordable program benefits you and the entire sorority!
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Save the Date  

Centennial Convention 
July 10-14, 2013
Crowne Plaza Times Square
New York City 
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 Collegiate Corner


As the spring semester begins, we have a few important reminders: 

  1. The executive board should plan to have a retreat, where they can discuss goals for the upcoming semester.
  2. You can find our legacy policy by clicking here.
  3. This semester all chapters should strive to avoid IWOPs (a new member initiated without paying).  


Apply for Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation Scholarships   

Deadline - March 15

Click here for more information.
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Happy 2013! The year we have been waiting for has finally arrived. I hope that you will take time this year to reflect on your Phi Sigma Sigma membership. Think of those sisters who impacted your life for the better... When is the last time you talked to them? If nothing else, Centennial offers each of us a perfect reason to reconnect!  Read more> 

PREVIEW: Leadership Conference 2013 

The Road to Centennial

Phi Sigma Sigma will kick off the Road to Centennial at Leadership Conference this spring.

This year, Phi Sigma Sigma's ritual will be the primary focus, as we recognize that it is the foundation of our organization. Sisters will enjoy a weekend full of networking, making new friendships, exchanging ideas and acquiring the tools to lead a successful chapter. Click here to learn more about LC.

Call For Constitutional Changes

Submission deadline March 1, 2013     


Constitutions are living documents designed to guide organizational activities.  


Phi Sigma Sigma sisters have the opportunity to submit suggestions to change our constitution. Recommended changes will be put forth to the membership no later than April 15, proceeding Centennial Convention. 


Click here to download our Constitutional Change Form.

University of Delaware - Spring 2013  
Phi Sigma Sigma prepares to build to our walls 

Over the next few months, Phi Sigma Sigma will be re-colonizing our Delta Eta Chapter. If you know of any fabulous UD women interested in Phi Sig email


60 Years Ago One Founder Shared a Fond Memory...   

Ethel Gordon Kraus writes to Lillian Alpern.  


In the year 1953, the same year Phi Sigma Sigma's 40th anniversary was celebrated, Founder Ethel Gordon Kraus wrote a letter to Founder Lillian Alpern.

Read Ethel's Letter 

Twin Ideals Fund Supports Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief  
An organization to support has been chosen
Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation
The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation established the "Twin Ideals Fund" specifically to support efforts to alleviate the world's pain. Through the generosity of our sisters, we have raised $3,397 to support relief efforts from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Read more> 
Educational Grants for Alumnae Attending School Part-Time  
Grants offered to sisters in school part-time 
These days many of our alumnae sisters are continuing their education on a part-time basis while juggling the demands of work, finances and often family.  We are excited to announce that for the first time, need-based educational grants are available for alumnae attending school part-time during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Based on recommendations from the Foundation Programs Committee, the board of directors has chosen to support our alumnae women continuing their education on a part time basis with need-based educational grants.  These grants are part of the Foundation's overall effort to award $100,000+ in scholarships and educational grants for our Centennial Celebration.


Click here to apply for all our scholarships and education grants or consider sponsoring a Centennial Educational Grant.


Questions? Contact Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation at  

Raising the Bar, Setting New Standards   
Beta Upsilon Chapter at American University is devoted to success 

Have you ever wanted something so bad,
you'd stop at nothing to achieve it? For 50 years the women of the Beta Upsilon Chapter have always striven to win Chapter of the Year at American University. 
After raising their highest amount of money at a single event for Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation, holding their first overnight retreat and reaching maximum recruitment potential (MRP) during the 2011-2012 academic year, they finally reached their goal. Read more>

Chelsea Duff (Theta Psi Chapter at Alma College) has been announced as a Fulbright finalist.

Phi Sigma Sigma has two sisters serving on the Northeast Greek Leadership Association staff. Congratulations Renee Lanza (Gamma Iota Chapter at Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and Katie Raymond (Zeta Rho Chapter at Fitchburg State University).

Kimberly Monteaux (Theta Alpha Chapter at Northern Michigan University) was recognized as a 2012 Fellowship Award recipient at the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Annual Meeting.