Parent Organization: Social Sorority
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How it all began...
In the 1890s, the State Female Normal School (now known as Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia, was the state's first school for teachers. Eight students (Margaret Batten, Louise Davis, Martha Trent Featherston, Isabella Merrick, Sallie Michie, Lelia Scott, Elizabeth Watkins, and Lucy Wright) became friends while studying for their future teaching careers and formed the S.S.S. Club, in 1897. On April 20, 1898, Sigma Sigma Sigma was officially founded.
To establish among its members a perpetual bond of friendship, to develop in them strong womanly character, and to impress upon them high standards of conduct.
Motto- "Faithful Unto Death"
Flower- Purple Violet
Colors- Royal Purple and White
Carrie Underwood- Country Singer/ American Idol Winner
Gladys Morelock - superintendant of the US Mint.
Billie Letts - author of "Where the Heart Is."
Linda Denham - creator of the Care Bears.
Erin Parker - from the ABC show The Bachelor
Sigma Sigma Sigma has its own house on Sorority Hill. There are 18 bedrooms and up to 36 women can live in the house. Each member is given the opportunity to live in the house for two years. The sorority house is a vital component to maintaining our strong sisterhood. Living in the house is a unique experience full of fun memories!
National Affilliation (if applicable)
Academic Department Affilliation (if directly connected to or supervised by an academic department)