Recruitment is done by the Iota Zeta Vice President of Membership, Kayla Vercande. Email any questions and comments about our Fall 2013 recruitment events to Kayla Vercande.
There are two parts to the membership process. The Fall semester is filled with recruitment activities and events, called mixers, that anyone interested in SAI at the University of Georgia can attend. Members of the sisterhood are present at these mixers to provide information about SAI. The following Spring semester is considered a Member-in-Training period, where Members-in-Training learn about SAI from a national and Iota Zeta perspective.
How to Join SAI
In order to be eligible to join Sigma Alpha Iota, one must fulfill the following requirements in the Fall semester in order to become a Member-In-Training:
- 1. Should be at least a freshman and completed at least one semester at the University of Georgia.
- 2. Should have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5.
- 3. Should have completed or are in the process of taking 2 music classes, one of which will be completed before becoming a Member-in-Training. 4. Should attend a specific number of mixers as dictated by the Vice President of Membership for the Iota Zeta chapter.
- 5. Should demonstrate a sincere interest in music.
Once the Member-in-Training time period in the Spring semester has been completed, only then can an individual be inducted into the Iota Zeta sisterhood of SAI.
Gwinnett Braves Game Mixer 2012. Photo by Molly Wenske (2012).
Fall 2013 Mixers
Listed below are Iota Zeta's fall 2013 mixers.
August 7: Keba Intro Mixer at KEBA
August 14: Informational Mixer
August 25: Progressive Dinner
September 8: Games Come to Life
September 25: Speed Date a Sister in the Band Room
October 9: Music Therapy Mixer
October 20: Founders Garden Picnic at Founders Garden
October 28: Laser Tag
Novermber 13: Service Oriented Mixer
November 20: Spaghetti Dinner in the Choral Suite
Tri-Fraternal Field Day Mixer, 2012. Photo by Molly Wenske (2012).
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q. What is Sigma Alpha Iota?
- A. Sigma Alpha Iota is formally an international music fraternity. SAI is specifically designed as an organization that brings music loving women together through sisterhood, exhibition of musical skills, and acts of charitable community service.
- Q. Why is SAI a “fraternity” if it's members are all women?
- A. SAI was first established in 1903 as a sorority at the University School of Music in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 1926, the SAI constitution was amended to designate it formally as a fraternity. The word “fraternity” stems from the Latin term “fraternitas” meaning “brotherhood” and can apply to both men’s and women’s organizations. Today, all Greek music organizations are termed fraternities, regardless of the gender of their members.
- Q. Because SAI is a music fraternity, do you have to be a music major to join?
- A. No, you do not have to be majoring in music to join SAI. Iota Zeta’s members major in a variety of fields including: International Affairs, Consumer Foods, Avian Biology, Biological Sciences, Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Business Management, Marketing, Microbiology, Japanese, History, and Theater. A member can major or minor in any of the programs offered at the University of Georgia, even including emphasis in pre-professional programs.
- Q. If you transfer to a different college of university after you complete your membership with Iota Zeta, are you still a part of SAI?
- A.Yes. As a member of SAI, if you transfer to a different school with an active SAI chapter, you will become a member of that school’s chapter. Because SAI is an international music fraternity, you are a member regardless of where you are. Iota Zeta welcomes any SAI sisters who have transferred to UGA from a different school to become active in SAI at UGA.