The objective of this sorority shall be to promote its members in all facets of agriculture and to strengthen the bonds of friendship among them. It is the purpose of its members to strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service, and to further the development of excellence in women pursuing careers in agriculture.
Sigma Alpha is a professional agricultural sorority that promotes scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship among its members. The sorority was founded in 1978 at the Ohio State University by five women who wanted an alternative to the social Greek sorority system. Since that time, Sigma Alpha has become a national organization consisting of more than 80 chapters, comprised of undergraduate and alumnae members. Today, more than 11,000 members have been initiated into Sigma Alpha Sorority. We’re growing steadily as others in agriculture learn about us.
Sarah Gigandet, President
Chyann Kendel, 1st Vice President
Heather Klenke, 2nd Vice President
Abby Ruth, Secretary
Grace Dicke, Treasurer
Marisa Smith, Recruitment Chair
Jaycie Patterson, Historian
Scholarship Chair: Hannah Sykes
Leadership Chair: Ali Dixon
Service Chair: Kayli Long
Fellowship Chair: Rachel Jordan
“My involvement in Sigma Alpha has been my favorite part of being at Wilmington College. I have built relationships with my sisters on campus and even sisters across the country. As a member of a professional sorority, I have come to see the value of networking and have been encouraged to put it to the test.” – Chyann Kendel
“As a first-year student, I came to Wilmington College in search of a group that would make me feel like I was at home. Given my passion for the agricultural industry and the priority I hold for professional experiences and opportunities, I couldn’t be more thankful that I found a wonderful sorority like Sigma Alpha! I found my best friends and the most wonderful sisters that I could ask for. This organization has definitely given me a place and sense of belonging on Wilmington College’s campus. From finding life-long friends to furthering my leadership skills and expanding my knowledge of agriculture, my membership in Sigma Alpha has exceeded my expectations. Although this is only my first year, I have made so many amazing memories and have had many wonderful opportunities and experiences that are centered around fellowship, leadership, service, and scholarship- our sorority’s four pillars. I can’t wait to see what’s next for this sorority in my next few years at Wilmington College and am excited for all the memories I will make and opportunities that I will participate in!” – Caroline Liggett
“Greek Life has allowed me to find a perfect home while spending my time at WC I have grown as an individual, and I have been able to build connections with other members in many states! Joining Sigma Alpha, I have been able to share my passion of agriculture with other members, who I now can call sisters. I have made memories that will last a lifetime, and my best friends have become my sisters. Throughout the semesters I have been active; I have been able to advocate for agriculture through Ag in the Classroom events, participate in community activities, and spend countless hours at the Murphy Theatre while finding new ways to connect with community members and spend time with my sisters. Finding a home at WC was such an important factor for me, Sigma Alpha has done nothing but wrap welcoming arms around me! I’ve never been more thankful for such an amazing organization on campus!” – Shelbi Long