|Sisters Hayden Verinder, Haley Dawkins and|
Haley Turner at initiation
On Saturday, November 19, the Theta Iota chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma held their first initiation and installation banquet. In attendance was the Executive Council from Tri Sigma’s National Headquarters, representatives from Auburn’s Panhellenic Council, and the newly initiated members with their families.
|Installation Banquet at the Opelika Bottling Plant Event Center|
|Honor Initiate, Courtlyn Harcrow, with the chapter|
charter, doll, and Bible
Also in attendance was the Director of Greek Life, Jill Martin, who gave a speech on the excitement of the Panhellenic organizations to officially welcome Tri Sigma to the Greek community. She went on to discuss the efforts put in by the members of Panhellenic, the student body, and alumnae to make this dream a reality. As Jill would put it, the day has come and "it's really real!"
|Jill Martin and Graduate Assistant, Lindsay Ollis, at|
the Installation Banquet
Two instrumental people in the chartering of this new chapter were Stephanie Blair and Kailea Marshall, the two consultants for the new members. Tri Sigma member, Allison Galle, stated “Our chapter would not be where it is today without the support and guidance from our consultants, Stephanie and Kailea. Their patience with us is outstanding, especially since we’re all so eager to get more involved and to be a part of more activities within the sorority.” Several other sisters would also like to extend their thanks to our chapter advisors, National Executive Council, and members of Panhellenic.
|Consultants Kailea Marshall (left) and Stephanie Blair (right)|
pictured with Lauren McGlon (middle)
The future goals of the sorority are best summed up by Tri Sigma sister, Victoria Gross. She stated, "In the future, my main goal is to make Tri Sigma well known, especially since the Theta Iota chapter is the first one in the state of Alabama. Colonizing this sorority was the one of the greatest things I've done. There are a lot of ups and downs, but at the end of the day I have all my sisters, because we're all in this together. Since we have one common goal, we can turn Tri Sigma into something great."
Congratulations to all the women of Tri Sigma! The Panhellenic community can't wait to see where the future takes you!
|Tri Sigma's newly elected officers|