Sigma Alpha Iota was founded on June 12, 1903 in Ann Arbor, Michigan
at the University School of Music.
Sigma Alpha Iota had 7 founders:
More Sigma Alpha Iota History can be found here.
SIGMA ALPHA IOTA MISSION
The Mission of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is to encourage, nurture and support the art of music.
The Vision of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is to be recognized throughout the world as the foremost fraternity that:
- Supports and encourages women musicians of all ages, races, and nationalities.
- Supports and promotes successful and innovative educational programs in music for all stages of life.
- Cultivates excellence in musical performance.
- Promotes programs and activities that stress the love and importance of music in our lives.
- Recognizes technological advances in the field of music.
- Dedicates financial resources that ensure the continuation of programs necessary to support the objectives of the fraternity in perpetuity.
- Has as its members people who exemplify professional and ethical behavior in the spirit of the Sigma Alpha Iota founders.
- To form chapters of women college students and alumnae who have a sincere interest in music.
- To uphold the highest standards of music.
- To further the development of music in America and throughout the world.
- To give inspiration and encouragement to members.
- To organize the cultural life of Sigma Alpha Iota members as a contributing factor to their educational growth.
- To support the ideals and goals of the member's Alma Mater.
- To adhere to the highest standards of citizenship in school, community, and fraternity life.
SAI National Objectives (2018-2021)
- Foster a lifetime commitment to Sigma Alpha Iota.
- Prioritize music in all aspects of chapter programming.
- Honor the founders through respect for our ritual.
- Nurture sisterhood.
- Develop strong women leaders.
- Promote women in music.
- Increase knowledge and support of SAI Philanthropies, Inc.
Sigma Alpha Iota - Iota Chi
Region V - Beta B Province
Ball State University - Muncie, IN