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About ΣΑΙ 

Who Are We?

Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is an organization which promotes interaction among those who share a commitment to music. Members work closely with faculty, administration, campus and community groups, as well as music professionals. SAI has been recognized as a leader in the field of music and provides a lifetime of fraternity contact.

Membership Privileges 

  • To wear the badge as an introduction to all Sigma Alpha Iota collegiate, alumnae, and distinguished members.

  • To impact music around the world utilizing Sigma Alpha Iota resources.

  • To seek the highest goals of personal development and achievement with the support and encouragement of the Fraternity and its members.

  • To promote American music, contribute to Sigma Alpha Iota’s philanthropic projects, and participate in the Fraternity’s scholarship and grant programs.

  • To work with fraternity leaders to promote Sigma Alpha Iota’s Mission and high standards of musicianship and scholarship.

  • To benefit from leadership opportunities within the national organization.

  • To attend Province Days, National Conventions, and other fraternity events to cultivate friendships with other Sigma Alpha Iota members who share our love of music.

Membership Responsibilities 

  • To represent the fraternity positively at all times

  • To cultivate broad friendships and be democratic in all campus contacts

  • To be ethical at all times

  • To respect the authority of chapter, province and national officers

  • To refrain from the discussion of internal fraternity affairs with non-members, unless they are chapter advisors

  • To practice the high ideals of Sigma Alpha Iota at all times

History

Sigma Alpha Iota (Alpha Chapter) was founded on June 12, 1903 at the University School of Music[3][4] in Ann ArborMichigan by seven women: Elizabeth A. Campbell, Frances Caspari, Minnie Davis Sherrill, Leila Farlin Laughlin, Nora Crane Hunt, Georgina Potts, and Mary Storrs Andersen.

The next chapter of the fraternity, Beta, was chartered in 1904 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Chapters have now been chartered at over 300 universities, conservatories, and colleges.