Alumnae Initiate Program

Tri Sigma invites women of character who believe in the mission and values of Sigma Sigma Sigma to join our national sisterhood. 

Since 1898, Tri Sigma has provided women with friendship, a sense of purpose, commitment to values, and much more. The Alumnae Initiate Program extends this opportunity to women beyond the traditional environment of the college campus, providing all of the same rights, responsibilities, and privileges as a member who is initiated as a collegian. 

Alumnae initiation into Tri Sigma is open to women who exhibit the same core values as Tri Sigma sisters, seek an experience that will enrich their lives, and are not already affiliated with another National Panhellenic Conference sorority.

Whether you are a friend or relative of a member, a campus professional, or are excited to give your time and talents through service and friendship, alumnae initiation into Tri Sigma could be right for you. Contact us to learn more.

In addition to a worldwide network of more than 140,000 empowered women, Tri Sigma members receive: 

  • Social engagement and service-learning opportunities through membership in an alumnae chapter. 
  • Opportunities to mentor collegiate women through a Chapter Advisory Board or housing volunteer role. 
  • Opportunities to utilize your time and talents as a national volunteer through ongoing committee work and/or special projects. 
  • Leadership and skill development through in-person events and online opportunities. 
  • Lifetime subscription to The Triangle magazine. 
  • Opportunities to support the Tri Sigma Foundation’s projects and initiatives. 
  • Scholarships for continued education and grant opportunities for local hospitals in your community. 
  • Recognition as a member of a National Panhellenic Conference sorority and the opportunity to serve on a local Alumnae Panhellenic. 

Candidates must: 

  • Have interest in Tri Sigma and recognize the value of membership. 
  • Receive agreement from a collegiate or alumnae chapter to initiate. 
  • Be endorsed by two members of Tri Sigma (collegiate members, alumnae, advisors, national officers, etc.) who will serve as sponsors throughout the new member period. 
  • Have a willingness to contribute their time and talents to Tri Sigma. 
  • Not be eligible as a traditional collegiate member.


Candidates cannot be a member of another National Panhellenic Conference sorority; however, they may be a member of a local, honorary, or service Greek-letter sorority. 

Tri Sigma encourages alumnae to remain actively engaged with the organization through a variety of opportunities, including joining an alumnae chapter, mentoring, serving as a volunteer, and/or participating in programs and resources offered for alumnae members.

Alumnae support the Bylaws and National Policies of the Sorority and should keep their contact information current with National Headquarters via Sigma Connect. Lifelong membership is a serious commitment and should be carefully considered prior to Initiation.

To nominate a woman for alumnae initiation, contact NHQ or a local chapter.

If you pledged Tri Sigma in college but were not initiated due to extenuating circumstances, you may still be eligible if you meet the membership qualifications outlined above. Contact NHQ for more information.