Welcome Nu Parents!
There are 5 advisors for Nu Chapter, and we would just like to congratulate you on your daughter joining our Chapter! We would also like to give you contact info for all the advisors, and a little information about us, so if you ever need to reach us you can. We are very excited to get to know your daughters and watch them grow through college.
Here’s a little bit about Nu Chapter. We are the oldest sorority Chapter on the UCM campus, and we are very proud of that! We will celebrate our 100th anniversary on campus in 2015, and most of your daughters will be here to celebrate with us as collegiates. Hopefully, the others will come back as alums! At this time, we have 110 members, and we are the largest chapter on campus. Our National organization has an evaluation tool to measure each Chapter on a yearly basis. You can be accredited, non-accredited or accredited with honors. For the past 7 years, Nu Chapter has been accredited with honors! This means we have earned 100% on all things required of us, plus we have accomplished at least 15 additional honor standards yearly. Each year our National organization awards 9 top national awards, and last year, WE WON FIVE OF THE NINE and OUR PRESIDENT WON ONE OF THE TOP TWO INDIVIDUAL AWARDS!
Now, a little bit about the Collegiate Advisory Board (this is the adult group that advises the collegiate Chapter):
Vicki Bird- Vicki is the Chapter Advisor, and she work with all the officers and chairmen. In her position, she is lucky enough to get to spend time with all the members, and she really enjoys spending time with our women. She functions as the contact for UCM and the National organization. Vicki attended UCM (it was CMSU then) from 1972-1976 and was a Sigma here. While she was at CMSU, Vicki was Chapter Vice President, Panhellenic President and on the SGA. Vicki is originally from St Louis and still loves her Cardinals! This is her 9th year as an advisor.
Her address is 106 SW 31st St, Oak Grove, MO 64075; cell 816-200-8469; email email@example.com.
Melinda Horn- Melinda is the Honor Council Advisor. Honor Council is the accountability section of the Chapter. All members are held to standards for academics, participation, financial obligations and behavior standards. Honor Council is a group of elected members who work with individual members who fall below standards in any of these areas. All Honor Council activity is confidential between those members and the individual involved. Melinda attended CMSU from 1974-1978. She is orginally from Troy, MO and still has family in that area. She met her husband, Bob, at CMSU while he was pitching for the Mules. Melinda has been an advisor 5 years.
Melinda has just moved to a new home in Bates City, and the easiest way to reach her is by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Harbin- Michelle is the Financial Advisor. She is our “expert” on all things to do with Billhighway, fees, charges, etc. Michelle attended Witchita State University and moved to Lee’s Summit, MO; she became one of our advisors at that time. Michelle has two children, a boy and a girl. She has moved back to Witchita to be closer to family, so she works with the treasurer, and all of us, by phone and email; however, she is excellent at responding quickly!
Michelle has been an advisor 6 years.
Her address is 410 Ellis Ct, Andover, KS 67002; cell is 316-28-8258; email email@example.com.
Julie Doane- Julie is the Education Advisor. She works to make sure that all our members are meeting the academic goals that they set for themselves and that the Chapter sets for the members. Julie and the Education Director develop an education plan that includes
rewards, study hour expectations for all members (except those with a 4.0 the previous semester), restrictions for those members who fall below a 2.5 for a semester, ways to get academic help on campus, etc. All members are expected to turn in grade checks once a month, and Julie reviews these so that help can be offered, if needed, before it is too late to support our members. Members who
earn a 4.0 for two consecutive semesters are awarded a ring by the National organization. Julie attended CMSU
from 1983-1987 and was a Sigma here, also.
Julie has been an advisor for 3 years.
Her address is 3540 SW Pryor Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082; phone 816-588-4803; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah Osborne- Sarah is our newest advisor. She is our Essential Sigma advisor and works with our Vice President and Alumnae Relations Chair to help all our members move through the three education programs of Sigma- Arc (for new members), Triangle (for active members), and Circle (for seniors who are getting ready to graduate)sequences. These programs are designed to teach our members about our sorority, our values (faith, hope, love, wisdom and power), and to promote “a perpetual bond of sisterhood”. Sarah
attended CMSU in the 1990’s and was President of the Chapter while she was
Her address is 4229 SW Duck Pond Drive, Lee’s Summit, MO 64082; phone is 816-210-2968; email email@example.com.
While your daughters are in Tri Sigma, we will work with them in many different ways.
*We really suggest that they join other organizations on campus so that they have opportunities to meet a variety of people.
*All members are required to donate at least 15 hours per semester to community service activities; of course, we hope that our members will want to give more!
*The Chapter supports the Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation by putting on the Mr Robbie Page Pageant each November. Robbie Page is the name of our National Philanthropy and goes along with our slogan of "Sigma Serves Children"
*The Chapter has a section of highway that they clean twice a month
*They participate in almost every philanthrophy event that other Greek organizations put on during the year.
The Sigma Foundation works with the National organization to promote service and philanthropy. It also provides leadership opportunities for our members, scholarships to members, and programs to benefit children. Sigma’s main philanthropy is support
of play therapy at two hospitals, one in Dallas and one in North Carolina; since 1974, Sigma has given $3,000,000 to hospitals all across the United States alone!
Leadership opportunities in Sigma Sigma Sigma include yearly regional officer academies, Dunham Women of Character each spring, Convention every 3 years, regional consultants to work with individual chapters, and on-line resources. There are also scholarships available to members for use with undergraduate and graduate classes- call the Foundation for the applications. (540-459-4219)
Some things you might want to know specifically about our Sigma Sigma Sigma Chapter:
*Most importantly, Sigma Sigma Sigma has a zero tolerance policy against hazing. If you hear of anything that you question, please contact one of the advisors immediately!
*Your daughter will need a white dress and white shoes for all ritual events
*Local dues are $260 per semester broken down into 5 payments each semester.
*Nu chapter requires all members participate in proctored study hours unless they earned a 4.0 the previous semester; the number of hours per week is based upon each woman’s GPA. If a member’s GPA falls below a 2.5 for a semester, they will have social privileges suspended until midterm of that semester. Privileges can be restored if midterm grades are above a 2.5. All members turn in monthly grade checks.
Hopefully, your daughter will be excited about chapter meetings and events and will be developing leadership skills as a Sigma. You can become involved by attending Parent events, asking her about recruitment, meetings and upcoming events or by contributing to chapter philanthropies.
You should be concerned, and contact an advisor, if your daughter's grades begin slipping and she remarks that there is not enough time to study, if she talks about secret programming or strange behaviors, or if she feels excluded or not supported by the members of the chapter.