Cultivating Professional Women in Agriculture
Inter / National Website:
2251 SW Jefferson Ave. Student Experience Center Suite 306 Corvallis, OR 97331
Participation in at least one other organization on campus
Interest in agriculture and/or a member of OSU's College of Agriculture or College of Forestry
GPA requirements: 2.75 for incoming freshman; 2.5 for all others (transfer students, older students, etc.)
Recruitment Contact: Ericka Lepschat
Sigma Alpha is a professional agricultural sorority that promotes scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship among its members. The sorority was founded in 1978 at the Ohio State University by five women who wanted an alternative to the social Greek sorority system.
Since that time, Sigma Alpha has become a national organization consisting of more than 80 chapters, comprised of undergraduate and alumni members. Today, more than 9,900 members have been initiated into Sigma Alpha Sorority. We're growing steadily as others in agriculture learn about us.
Colors: Maize & Emerald
Mascot: Baby Bull
Oregon State University is home to the Xi Chapter of Sigma Alpha. Our chapter was founded on October 5, 1991. Today, the Xi Chapter includes fourty-seven members and continues to grow during each recruitment term. Membership in Sigma Alpha goes beyond belonging to a professional organization. The ladies of Sigma Alpha offer tremendous support to one another and believe in the commitment they have made to their sisters.
Chapter President Contact Information:
Our national philanthropy is Ag in the Classroom. The goal of this philanthropy is to educate school-age children about agriculture and how it affects them in everyday life. We host an annual fundraiser for this cause called Pasta Bingo and dedicate a portion of our service hours to the Agriculture in the Classroom headquarters here at Oregon State.