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Sigma Phi Omega

Public Profile

About This Organization

Abbreviation(s):
SPO
Purpose:
Sigma Phi Omega was originally founded in 1949 at the University of Southern California by a group of Japanese women in response to growing anti-Asian-American sentiment that followed as a result of World War II and Pearl Harbor. We are the oldest continuing Asian American sorority in the nation, as well as the third oldest Asian American sorority founded. Since 1949, Sigma Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. has expanded across the United States, holding multiple chapters in California and Texas. Our vision as a sorority is to promote sisterhood. We hold many sisterhood events throughout the year to promote such values as: unity, friendship and teamwork. Our mission is to help young women adjust to college life by creating a sisterhood that promotes Asian awareness. The sisters of Sigma Phi Omega are strongly committed to serving the community, as well. Our official National Philanthropy is domestic violence. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, our organization hosts a week of anti-domestic violence activities. However, this does not limit us to just one cause, our mission is much wider with a variety of other community service projects. Sigma Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. intends to uphold it's foundation, while infusing it with the Aggie Spirit.
Year Founded:
Spring 2009
Membership Dues:
Varies by semester
Admits Members:
Each Semester

Public Contact Information

Public Contact Name:
Youmean (Adela) Lee
Public Contact E-mail Address:
adela822@gmail.com
Public Contact Phone Number:
5127884210

Group Contact Information

Organization Web Site:
http://www.aggiesigmas.org
Organization E-mail Address:
tamusigmas@gmail.com

Organization Associations

Academic Department:
General (No College)
Non-Academic Department:
Greek Life - Multicultural Greek Council

Membership

Approximate membership of the organization:
1-30
Membership policies:
  • Our organization accepts undergraduate students as members
  • Our organization membership will be required to meet specific GPR requirements
Weekly time committment required of organization members:
0-3 Hours
Membership intake process:
Open

Events

Community Service Projects:
Three or more times per semester
Fundraising Events:
Three or more times per semester
Speakers/Lectures:
Once per semester
On-Campus Social Events:
Once per year
Off-Campus Social Events:
Three or more times per semester
Hosting Conferences:
Twice per semester
Sponsoring Special Events (Concerts, one-time events, etc.):
Twice per semester
New Member Orientation/Training:
Once per semester
Events with Alcohol:
Never
In-State Travel:
Once per semester
Domestic US Travel:
Once per semester
International Travel:
Never