Lindenwood University-Belleville will bring its inaugural sorority – Sigma Sigma Sigma or Tri Sigma – to campus this spring, expanding its growing Greek life culture.
“We wanted to be able to increase leadership development opportunities on campus for student leaders,” said Gabby Lahey, who is on the leadership team helping to establish the sorority. “Following the installation of two fraternities, we wanted to work for something that could accomplish this for female leaders on campus, too.”
Lahey, along with other student leaders, including Joelle Shelton, have worked to research and select a sorority that aligns closely with the values and ethics of the university.
“We found through our research that Tri Sigma really focuses on networking, professional opportunities for women, and lifelong connections that help members reach success in their professional and personal lives,” said Shelton. “I know these aspects align well with our student population.”
During the coming spring semester, students will be engaged in an awareness and recruitment campaign called Team Sigma. They will use that semester to engage the campus community and gain awareness so that in the fall semester the chapter will be officially installed.
“Tri Sigma is thrilled to join the Lindenwood University-Belleville community,” said Katelyn Whitty, director of growth initiatives for the sorority. “As the first National Panhellenic Conference organization on campus, we are excited to meet and to get to know women on campus who are interested in a lifetime membership organization that seeks to empower women to change the world. Tri Sigma will begin our recruitment process in August 2019 and will initiate and install the women of the Theta Mu chapter by the end of the fall semester.”
The campus aims to have a Tri Sigma house on Main Street, adjacent to the two fraternity houses on campus, Phi Beta Sigma and Sigma Tau Gamma.
To learn more about Greek life opportunities, contact Director of Student Life and Leadership Michelle Sanford at (618) 671-6143 or MSanford@lindenwood.edu.