At a Glance
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 nearly 100 chapters comprised of collegiate or alumnae members. Today, more than 20,000 members have been initiated into Sigma Alpha Sorority. We’re growing steadily as others in agriculture learn about us. To learn where our undergraduate chapters are located, click here.
Alumnae, please visit the Alumnae pages for a list of chapters and information about becoming a national alumna member. Prospective members, please feel free to email the Sigma Alpha chapter at the university you attend or will attend. Tell them you found them on this site! If you are interested in starting a chapter at your university, please contact us for more information.
Sigma Alpha is a member of the Professional Fraternity Association, a national organization of professional Greek letter organizations and The Consortium of Collegiate Agricultural Organizations. Sigma Alpha Sorority is an affiliate member of American Agri-Women and the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations.
You’ll find Sigma Alpha members standing out as leaders on their campuses and in the workforce. We are dedicated to the motto: Women Excelling in Agriculture.
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Mission, Objective & Vision
Cultivating Professional Women in Agriculture
The objective of Sigma Alpha shall be to promote its members in all facets of agriculture and to strengthen the bonds of friendship among them. It is the purpose of the members to strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service, and to further the development of excellence in women pursuing careers in agriculture.
To be the foremost organization fostering academic excellence and professional development while encouraging networking and lifelong bonds for women leading the agricultural industry. We strive to build diversity by marketing our organization on an international level.
Our founders left to right: Amy Mathews, Jennifer McMillan, Marilyn Burns, Ann Huling, and Cindie Davis.
The first class of Sigma Alpha sisters at The Ohio State University.
Sigma Alpha began because five young women had a goal to achieve their educational and career goals in agriculture. Today, over 19,000 women have been impacted by Sigma Alpha.
In 1978, Sigma Alpha was founded. And today, the legacy continues.
When Ann Huling (left) and Debbie Hedge (right) graduated from The Ohio State University, they left not knowing whether the legacy they started as a founding member and charter member of Sigma Alpha would continue. Forty years later, their legacy lives on.
Forty years ago, Amy Mathews (center) helped found a sisterhood of agricultural leaders, to which Cindy Armstrong (left) and Carol Harvey (right) chose to join as charter members.
Sigma Alpha’s national philanthropy is our very own Agriculture in the Community. Agriculture in the Community is a philanthropy that allows members to give back and pay it forward by sharing the word of agriculture.
Whether sisters speak in a classroom, hold an informational session, or create and pass out flyers around our food system, they are spreading the positive word of agriculture and building bridges between producers and consumers. Our audiences include but is not limited to: peers within college, school systems for k-12, inner city groups, local and state organizations, extension programs, commodity associations, 4-H, FFA, etc.
I love Sigma Alpha for the friendships made and for the opportunities!
I love Sigma Alpha because of the wide network of women in agriculture that is available to me.
I love the adventures that my friendships made in Sigma Alpha have taken me on!