Sigma Alpha Iota
The goal of Sigma Alpha Iota at Lipscomb University is to emphasize the role of music in life all around us. We encourage our members to be a positive and active member of musical and social society. We support our members in every aspect of their life. We also adhere to the high Christian morals set forth by Lipscomb University.
Frequently Asked Question
What is SAI?
Sigma Alpha Iota is an International Music Fraternity for women whose mission is to encourage, nurture and support the art of music. With over 98,000 initiated members nationwide, SAI offers a unique opportunity at Lipscomb to be a part of a recognized national Greek organization.
Do I have to be a music major or minor?
No, you don’t. Many past and present members participate in music outside of their major and minor.
Can I be in a social club and in SAI?
Absolutely. The ladies of SAI are well-rounded, many of them highly active in other clubs and organizations on campus.
What does SAI do?
A lot of fun things! We are involved in several service activities, such as raising money for breast cancer research, singing and performing at nursing homes, and helping young Girl Scouts get their music badge. In addition to service, we promote music performances on campus and spend quite a bit of time in social activities.
Can I be a freshman and still train?
Yes! One of the many advantages of choosing to be a part of SAI is that you can train starting the second semester of your freshman year.
What does training involve?
The purpose of the training period is for us to get to know you and for you to get to know the fraternity. It is a five-week commitment that includes weekly meetings with the pledge mistress and a national test at the end of the training time. Training SAI does not consume your life for five weeks, rather it allows you plenty of time to prepare for the test and to get to know our members in a completely non-threatening environment.
Will training affect my academics?
It shouldn’t. Any and all training activities are planned with you in mind, giving you the time and resources you need to do your best, both in training and in your academics.
Am I eligible?
You are if you have: 1. Completed at least one semester at Lipscomb 2. Completed one or more courses in music for credit besides Music Appreciation, or have taken Music Appreciation and another music course for non-credit 3. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
Will I have loads of fun?
You bet! One of our top priorities is having fun in everything we do (DDR open rush, bowling, fiestas, movie nights, formal, and lots of Pancake Pantry, just to name a few of our fabulous activities).
Are we going to have an awesome formal?
Why, yes! Thanks for asking! We are in fact planning an awesome formal to Louisville in April that we would love for our members in training to join us for. Highlights of that trip include Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, a fancy restaurant with dueling pianos, and Thunder Over Louisville, a famous fireworks extravaganza.