Welcome to our recruitment page! We're glad you're interested in joining Sigma Alpha Iota! Our membership process contains two parts and takes place over the span of a school year. During Fall semester, we host various recruitment activities and mixers open to anyone interested in SAI at the University of Georgia. Sisters of SAI are present at these mixers to provide information about SAI and to become acquainted with prospective members. Spring semester is considered a Member in Training period. During this time, Members in Training learn about SAI from a national and Iota Zeta perspective before they become fully initiated sisters. We happily invite anyone interested in SAI at the University of Georgia to attend our recruitment events this Fall!
CLICK HERE to view our Recruitment Information Packet
Contact our Vice President of Membership, Abby Fitts with any recruitment questions
This year we are introducing a #hashtag for each mixer to get people more involved in the recruitment process. We encourage you to take lots of pictures and post them to your social media accounts with the mixer's hashtag. We’d also like you to use the hashtag #SAIrecruitment16 throughout the semester to link all of our pictures together. Hope you join in!
In order to be eligible to join Sigma Alpha Iota, one must fulfill the following requirements in the Fall semester to become a Member In Training in the Spring:
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.
Sigma Alpha Iota is 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.
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.
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, Avian Biology, Biological Sciences, Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Business Management, Marketing, History, and Theater. A member can major or minor in any of the programs offered at the University of Georgia, including emphasis in pre-professional programs.
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.