Sigma Alpha

A Professional Agricultural Sorority

Are you interested in becoming involved in a worthwhile agricultural organization? One that allows you to sharpen your leadership, communication and organizational skills? One that emphasizes scholastics? One that cares about others and conducts regular service projects? One where you will make some of your closest college friends? Then SIGMA ALPHA is the organization for you!

It is the country’s only professional agricultural sorority. More importantly, it serves as a way for women studying the many facets of agriculture to belong to an organization that is designed just for them. Sigma Alpha serves as a network as you leave your college environment. It unites you with women from your alma mater and with women from across the country who are involved in agriculture.

Sigma Alpha is Nationwide

Sigma Alpha has proven successful on many campuses across the U.S. since its founding in 1978 at Ohio State University. Sigma Alpha chapters play visible roles on their college campuses. They sponsor various academic and social activities ranging from career seminars to formal parties. Chapters also play active roles in their communities. Individual members strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service.

Sigma Alpha at Truman State University

Sigma Alpha, Omicron Chapter, was founded at Truman State University on December 7, 1991. We currently have 30 members, some of whom are not agriculture majors but who share an interest in learning more about agriculture. Some of the activities that Truman’s Sigma Alpha chapter has been involved with in the past include:

SERVICE ACTIVITIES

  • Assisting with the Science Olympiad at Truman
  • Adopt-A-Dog in conjunction with the Humane Society of Kirksville
  • Volunteer work with Victim Support Services of Kirksville
  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • Food drives
  • Walk-a-thons

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Speakers on agriculture careers
  • Agricultural ethics
    Personal development day trips to the Farm Progress Show and other agricultural companies
  • Promotion of National Ag Week on Truman’s campus

FUNDRAISING

  • Truman Horseman’s Association Horse Show concessions
  • Pumpkin sales
  • Skate-a-thons
  • Bake sales

SOCIAL

  • Annual Founder’s Day Dance and other formals
  • Barbecues
  • Intramural sports
  • Holiday parties
  • Slumber parties
  • Movie nights

For more information about the local chapter, find the Sigma Alpha (Omicron Chapter ) on Facebook or contact our advisors:
Dr. Kelly Walter
660-785-4584
kwalter@truman.edu

Dr. Michael Seipel
660-785-431
mseipel@truman.edu.