Outside of the realm of traditional Greek organizations, there are an abundance of local sororities and fraternities that are thriving! They might be smaller than the nationally recognized sororities you see, but are definitely not lacking in the spirit of sisterhood. Today we recognize the Alpha chapter of Nu Sigma Chi sorority, based in Cortland, NY for their amazing accomplishments. These ladies are breaking the stigma around local Greek organizations and showing us all that size doesn’t change the bonds these sisters share.
Currently, Nu Sigma Chi sorority has one chapter, its Alpha chapter, based in Cortland, NY. Despite their single-chapter status, these ladies have been around for over 90 years – they were founded in 1928. Sister Megan D’Angelo says Nu Sigma Chi stands for respect and unity, and above all strives to help sisters become the best versions of themselves. One of the best parts about Nu Sigma Chi is the multitude of leadership and volunteer opportunities they provide their sisters with, inside of the chapter and out. Nu Sigma Chi’s philanthropy supports the American Cancer Society in honor of their late sister, Barbara. The chapter participates in ACS walks, fundraising for Relay for Life, and raises money for their philanthropy through their school’s Homecoming Royals program.
In addition to having amazing leadership and philanthropy opportunities, the sisters of Nu Sigma Chi also have the highest new member GPA on campus, as well as sisters studying in fields from exercise science, to teaching, to professional writing. Not to mention sisters in various intramural sports and clubs outside of their sorority! The Alpha chapter of Nu Sigma Chi also has an incredible network of alumnae, ranging from sisters as close as Albany all the way to Ireland. D’Angelo notes that the sisters stay connected through their chapter’s Facebook group and often coordinate reunions and meet-ups.
What the ladies of the Alpha chapter of Nu Sigma Chi want others to know about their local Greek organization is that their small size is what makes them great. D’Angelo reveals that one of the best parts of their organization is the closeness that comes with knowing every sister in your chapter. She believes that their size brings them closer, and while the chapter would love to continue to expand and grow, they are positively flourishing.
You can check out Nu Sigma Chi on their Instagram @nusig_alpha to learn more about their amazing sisterhood!
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