Sigma Sigma Sigma
Sigma Sigma Sigma was founded by a group of eight women on April 20, 1898 in Farmville, Virginia. Margaret Lee Batten, Louise Marie Davis, Martha Trent Featherston, Isabella Merrick, Sallie Jackson Michie, Lelia Scott, Elizabeth Watkins and Lucy Wright set out to establish a sisterhood based on the bond of friendship. Founded at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University), Tri Sigma became part of the group of sororities known as the “Farmville Four” – four Greek letter sororities established at the State Female Normal School between 1898 and 1901. The mission of Tri Sigma is 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. Our mission guides us. It is not just printed words but something each member takes seriously and strives to live daily. The Tri Sigma staff and volunteers use the words of our mission along with our strategic plan to guide our work and fulfill our vision of empowering women to change the world. We take this responsibility seriously and do our best each day to educate and empower our members and through them help to empower their communities. We offer consistent education in the areas of women and leadership, character, ethics and integrity, and prevention. It is our hope that our members embrace this education to consistently do the right thing, to take the responsibility to lead, and to have significant conversations.