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Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation supports scholarships and grants, leadership development and philanthropy.  In the area of scholarships and grants, Phi Sigma Sigma members, both collegiate and alumnae, are able to apply for funds based on financial need or academic success.  

Our sister, Savannah Oskolkoff, was a recipient of a 2017 Foundation grant.  

The Foundation also supports leadership development opportunities such as Leadership Conference, which is held every Spring for chapter officers.  It also supports scholarships for collegiate members to annually attend Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute (UIFI’s) week-long intensive leadership development program.  Theta Chi members, Tawni Saiz and Kendle Bullman, have been recent recipients of this scholarship. 


Josephine Ellison Breakstone 

Estelle Melnick Cole 

Fay Chertkoff 

Gwen Zaliels Snyder 

Ethel Gordon Kraus 

Rose Sher Seidman

Jeanette Lipka Furst 

Lillian Gordon Alpern 

Shirley Cohen Laufer 

Claire Wunder McArdle 

Founded: Hunter College, New York, New York 

Founding Date: November 26, 1913

Founded at Sac State: December 7, 1997

Number of chapters: 100 active chapters, with one in Canada 

Colors: King blue and gold

Flower: American Beauty Rose

Jewel: Sapphire

Symbol: Sphinx 

Open Motto: Diokete Hupsala (Aim High) 

Maxim: "Once a Phi Sigma Sigma, always a Phi Sigma Sigma."

Mission statement: To inspire the personal development of each sister and perpetuate the advancement of womanhood. 

Vision statement: Phi Sigma Sigma is a dynamic sisterhood of powerful women fostering uncompromising principles, igniting positive change and embracing individuality.