Parent Organization: Student Clubs and Organizations
The Epsilon Iota chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma was established at Bridgewater State College in 1989. The sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma strongly believe in fostering the ideal of womanhood through sisterhood, scholarship, and service. As an international organization, we believe in high scholastic achievement as well as philanthropic work. Not only do our sisters become leaders in our organization, but they become leaders in their community and professions as well. For all these reasons, our open motto is “Aim High,” pushing all our sisters to strive to their best achievement.
As a sisterhood, philanthropy is very important to us. Every year, Phi Sigma Sigma raises money for our national philanthropy, The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation, which in turn supports the Kids in Need Foundation. Here at BSU, we raise money annually for The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation through hosting Phi Sig Feud each fall and through conducting school supply drives within our chapter. Also, for over ten years our sisters have been volunteering their Saturday mornings to assist with the Children’s Physical Development Clinic (CPDC) on campus. During the fall we raise money and travel into Boston to participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, and in the Spring we, along with many of the other Greek organizations, participate in Relay For Life on campus. We are also proud to host Walk A Mile in Her Shoes each spring, an international march to bring awareness to end rape, sexual assault and gender violence which was brought to campus by one of our own sisters a few years ago. Finally, as a chapter, we find it important to support the organizations closest to our sisters, so our philanthropy chair makes every effort to incorporate other opportunities for community service that our sisters bring forth.
In addition to philanthropies, we also keep the bond of our sisterhood strong by organizing various social events throughout the school year. Each year we get together for events such as an Alumna Luncheon, a semi formal Crush Party, and our Sapphire Ball. These events help sisters to continue their strong bond during their college experience as well as after graduation. Our saying always holds true: “Once a Phi Sigma Sigma…Always a Phi Sigma Sigma!”