Skip to main content
HomeMember-in-Training Experience

Member-in-Training Experience

Since the founding of Gamma Sigma Sigma in 1952, we have thrived and expanded to include many collegiate and alumni organizations while making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and learn. The lifelong friendships you will make through your sorority will last into post-graduation years.

For Family Members
As a family member, you will have many questions concerning your child’s involvement in Gamma Sigma Sigma. Be supportive and learn as much as you can by asking questions of your child throughout the member in training process. Ask questions and get involved!

Gamma Sigma Sigma strives to be a sorority dedicated to friendship, service, and equality. In our Mission Statement, there are three basic elements for our existence as a sorority. They influence every facet of our lives. They are to “promote a lifelong commitment to service and diversity, in an environment of unity and equality, while creating opportunities for growth.”

Member In Training Program
A person is considered a member in training after going through the first of two ceremonies, called initiation. The member in training program culminates with the second ritual ceremony, or activation. Your child will be considered a fully initiated and active member of Gamma Sigma Sigma upon completion of the activation ceremony.

The ideal new member program is 6-8 weeks; however, it shall not exceed 8 weeks. During those weeks, new members will be guided through a scripted program by the Chapter Membership Vice President. The program is designed to educate them on history and operations and begin to develop their leadership skills. They will also have responsibilities which mirror those of the initiated members. This can include participation requirements, dues, having leadership positions and upholding the standards of the Sorority. Maintaining these responsibilities will ensure your child is on track to be initiated.