Our Origins in Virginia
Sigma Sigma Sigma National Sorority was founded by a group of eight women on April 20, 1898, in Farmville, Virginia. This group of women based at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) set out to establish a sisterhood based on the bond of friendship.
The Charter of Incorporation was granted by the Commonwealth of Virginia on February 12, 1903, and Tri Sigma adopted its first constitution in April 1903.
A Brief Overview of Tri Sigma Through the Years
Below is a timeline of Sigma Sigma Sigma National Sorority from its founding at Longwood College to its establishment in over 750 campuses worldwide
Carrie Underwood is an American country singer and songwriter, and a former member of the Alpha Iota chapter of Tri Sigma at Northeastern State University. She rose to prominence after winning the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Underwood has an outstanding career in the music industry with over 100 awards won and 8 Grammys so far. She has a wonderful connection with her fans and with her fellow country artists.
Kristin Corrado is a politician who represents the 40th Legislative District in the New Jersey Senate where was sworn into office on October 5, 2017. She was part of the Epsilon Eta chapter of Tri Sigma at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Mary Rhodes Russell
Mary Rhodes Russell serves as a judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri and is a former member of the Mu chapter of Tri Sigma at Truman State University. She served a two-year term as Chief Justice from July 2013 through June 2015. In 2004, she was appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Bob Holden.
Jennifer Gray is a meteorologist for CNN based at the network's global headquarters in Atlanta. Gray was a member of the Alpha Zeta chapter of Tri Sigma at the Northwestern State University of Louisiana. She is now a member of the National Weather Association and has earned the AMS Seal of Approval from the American Meteorology Society.
Lauren Holt is an American actress, comedian, and singer. She was a member of the Epsilon Nu chapter of Tri Sigma at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Holt began her career with the Upright Citizens Brigade, an improv and sketch comedy troupe in Los Angeles, and was a featured player on Saturday Night Live in its forty-sixth season.