CSU, Chico

Sigma Alpha Holds Spring Recruitment

Sigma Alpha Holds Spring Recruitment

From Feb. 11 to 16, Chico State's professional agricultural sorority, Sigma Alpha, recruited new members during its rush week. Sigma Alpha is closely linked with the CSU, Chico College of Agriculture, however, they welcome new members from all majors. The organization of 21 active members welcomed 16 pledges in the rush class of spring 2013.

“Membership in Sigma Alpha goes beyond belonging to a professional organization,” states the Sigma Alpha website. “The ladies of Sigma Alpha tell of the tremendous support that exists between sisters and how, during their college years, they developed self confidence, leadership qualities and a belief in the strength of their abilities. They believe their lifetime commitment to the Sorority is one of the most important commitments they have ever made.”

The spring 2013 Sigma Alpha rush theme is “Backwoods Barbie” and has brought in a large class, nearly doubling their membership. Sigma Alpha president and agricultural education major Keri Court stated, “I am incredibly excited for our spring 2013 Sigma Alpha rush class. We are striving for growth in quality sisters and women who truly show a passion and dedication in furthering women’s success in agriculture.”  

The Sigma Alpha rush included of a week of group events to get to know the pledges followed by an interview where they were offered a bid. The new sisters that have been accepted to the rush class will now undergo a semester of tests on local and national knowledge on the sorority, memorization of active members, completing a community service project and creating a fundraiser in order to become an active Sigma Alpha sister. Each new pledge will find out whether or not she will become an active member at the end of the spring 2013 semester.

If you would like more information about the Sigma Alpha sorority, visit their website at http://www.csucsigmaalpha.com.