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Our Extension Philosophy

nce 1898, Tri Sigma has focused on building an organization for women that offers an exceptional experience of lifelong membership for more than 100,000 members worldwide. More than 750 campuses worldwide offer membership in fraternal organizations, and Tri Sigma has recommitted to strategic, selective, and focused growth rooted in our values of friendship, character, and conduct.


We look for opportunities to partner with campuses that have a values-focused environment, rooted in student development. When a campus formally opens for extension, our review process begins.   

Tri Sigma is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference, an umbrella organization for 26 member organizations. NPC has offered opportunities for growing campuses to promote that they are ready to expand their sorority community via the NPC bulletin. We review the bulletin using a data focused process specifically focused on campus compatibility and health.   

Our primary focus is on values and mission compatibility.   

Data demonstrates that Tri Sigma will be most successful when: 
  1.     The community supports a values-focused sorority experience. 
  2.     The institution has a commitment to mission, student development and academic avenues for success. 
  3.     The surrounding community includes exceptionally engaged and committed alumnae, or alumnae willing to connect with a new chapter. 
  4.     The overall timing of the extension opportunity is favorable. 
  5.     The students on the respective campus are intellectually curious, values-driven, and responsive to our mission of developing women of friendship, character, and conduct.  

After months, and sometimes years of relationship building and planning, we are often invited to join a campus community. At that time, we continue to train and organize a full team of colony advisors, select a resident leadership consultant compatible with a campus, and develop and execute a sophisticated, effective, and robust colonization plan.

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Recent successes include:  

  • Beta Beta - Missouri State University - Springfield, MO (installed November 2013)
  • Epsilon Gamma - Grand Valley State University - Allendale, MI (installed January 2014)
  • Theta Zeta - Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH (installed November 2014)
  • Delta Eta - University of Southern Indiana - Evansville, IN (installed January 2015)
  • Alpha Gamma - Fort Hays State University - Hays, KS (installed April 2015)
  • Theta Eta - Old Dominion University - Norfolk, VA (installed November 2015)
  • Theta Theta - Oakland University - Rochester, MI (installed January 2016)
  • Delta Chi - University of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA (installed April 2016)

Fall 2016
We are beyond excited to have the opportunity to start a new chapter at Auburn University Fall 2016. Auburn University has developed into one of the largest universities in the South, remaining in the educational forefront with its traditional blend of arts and applied 
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We are also thrilled to announce we'll be redeveloping at University of Massachusetts Amherst.This is the home of our Gamma Iota chapter. umass-wordmark (2)_11.pngAs the flagship campus of America’s education state, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the leader of the public higher education system of the Commonwealth, making a profound, transformative impact to the common good. Founded in 1863, UMass Amherst is the largest public research university in New England, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of our academic, research and community outreach programs.

Spring 2017
Tri Sigma will be expanding our strong sisterhood already in Wisconsin as we joining 
the Fraternity/Sorority community at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse!  The University of 
Wisconsin-La Crosse aims to foster within each student the curiosity, creativity, and tenacity necessary to solve the regional, national, and international challenges of the 21 st century. UW-La Crosse offers 94 undergraduate academic programs with the most popular programs being biology, psychology, exercise and sport science, elementary education, and management.