Sigma Alpha Iota
Sigma Alpha Iota is an international professional women's music fraternity. It was founded in 1903 at the Univerisity of Michigan Ann Arbor School of Music by seven amazing women. Knox College is the home of Psi chapter.
Sigma Alpha Iota is an organization which promotes interaction among those who share a commitment to music. Members of SAI are active in all areas of campus music and campus life, working closely with faculty, administration, campus and community groups, music professionals and patrons. In addition to personal encouragement and support, members may receive scholarships, loans and awards in many areas and at all levels of music-related study. Sigma Alpha Iota has long been recognized as a leader in the field of music and provides a lifetime of fraternity contact. Members of Sigma Alpha Iota, in college and alumnae chapters, devote their talents and energies to many national and international projects including those of Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.
SAI performed an a cappella cover of the Queen classic, "Bohemian Rhapsody," for the Greek Week No-Talent Show. It rocked. They are also well known for selling Singing Valentines and Mother's Day Grams, which many students buy to embarrass their friends or make their mothers cry.
Purpose of Sigma Alpha Iota
TO FORM chapters of women college students and alumnae who have a sincere interest in music. TO UPHOLD the highest standards of music. TO FURTHER the development of music in America and throughout the world. TO GIVE inspiration and encouragement to members. TO ORGANIZE the cultural life of Sigma Alpha Iota members as a contributing factor to their educational growth. TO SUPPORT the ideals and goals of the member's Alma Mater. TO ADHERE to the highest standards of citizenship in school, community and fraternity life.
Requirements for Membership
• Demonstrate a sincere interest in music • Complete one or more semesters, including one or more music courses. • Achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 - 2.9
Sigma Alpha Iota has a national governing body in the form of a convention that meets once every three years. On a local level each chapter is governed by an executive board.
2005-'06 Exec. Board: President Annie Luzar; VP Membership Mary Kiolbasa; VP Ritual Emily Woodruff; Treasurer Dana Becker; Recording Secretary Kathryn Sweet; Corresponding Secretary Megan Sarver; Editor Yvonne Ramirez; Sergeant-at-Arms
2006-'07 Exec. Board: President Yvonne Ramirez; VP Membership Jennifer Craig; VP Ritual Kelly Budruweit; Treasurer Melissa Doyle; Recording Secretary Kathryn Sweet; Corresponding Secretary Larissa Roy; Editor Devyn Mares; Sergeant-at-Arms Karen Louma.
2007-'08 Exec. Board: President Bess Karner; VP Membership Devyn Mares; VP Ritual Nicole Andersen; Treasurer Dana Becker; Recording Secretary Gloria Feliciano; Corresponding Secretary Jasmin Tomlins; Editor Yvonne Ramirez; Sergeant-at-Arms Margaret Wehr.
2008-'09 Exec. Board: President Jasmin Tomlins; VP Membership Margaret Wehr; VP Ritual Gloria Feliciano; Treasurer Shaina Robinson; Secretary Sasha Murphy; Editor Caitlin Fones; Sergeant-at-Arms Elizabeth Waters.
2010-'11 Exec. Board: President Caitlin Fones; VP Membership Brigette Demke; VP Ritual Chelsea Coventry; Treasurer Alexandra LeFlore; Secretary Alexandra LeFlore; Editor Carlyse Owens; Sergeant-at-Arms Carlyse Owens.
2011-'12 Exec. Board: President Chelsea Coventry; VP Membership Rita Mertens; VP Ritual Victoria Ezell; Treasurer Naomi Akagi; Secretary Alexandra LeFlore; Editor Franzesca Mayer; Sergeant-at-Arms Mary Katrina Firor.
2012-'13 Exec. Board: President Franzesca Mayer; VP Membership Bessie Ish; VPs Ritual Caitlin Stone and Amanda Axley; Treasurer Miranda Loeber; Secretaries Amanda Axley and Jenna Cohen; Editors Hannah Compton and Jenna Cohen; Sergeant-at-Arms Kelly Jones
2013-'14 Exec. Board: President Amanda Axley; VP Membership Sophie Utpadel; VP Ritual Miranda Loeber; Treasurer Nicolette Laird; Secretaries Caitlin Stone and Hannah Cloh; Editor Jenna Cohen Sergeant-at-Arms Makenzie Goldstein
2014-'15 Exec. Board: President Hannah Cloh; VPs Membership Julie Wertheimer and Victoria Ezell (in an astonishing comeback); VPs Ritual Sophie Utpadel and Miranda Loeber; Treasurers-at-Arms Makenzie Goldstein and Xiameng "Summer" Lin; Secreteditor Katie Hutton
2018-'19 Exec. Board: President Tia Topoluk; VP Membership Anna Rhodes; VP Ritual Jessica Beckman; Treasurer Sarah Schierbeek; Recording-Secretary-at-Arms Pete Petersen