Sigma Sigma Sigma
Alpha Upsilon Chapter at James Madison University
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority was brought to James Madison University in 1939, a few decades after establishment on a national level. Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority promotes a perpetual bond of friendship, develops strong womanly character, and inspires high standards of ethical conduct.
Tri Sigma's national philanthropy is the Robbie Page Memorial Fund for Play Therapy benefitting terminally ill children. Local philanthropies include the Leslie George Memorial Fund for Eating Disorder Awareness, Paul's Walk for ALS (co-sponsored by Pi Kappa Phi). Additionally, Tri-Sigma has a new local philanthropy Phightin’ Frankie which was started for a member's brother who passed away from substance addiction.
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.
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Five-year-old Robbie Page, son of the fourth Tri Sigma National President Mary Hastings Holloway Page, Alpha and Omega chapters, often mentioned his wish to help children.
In 1951, at age five, Robbie died of bulbar polio. To honor Robbie Tri Sigma members established the Robbie Page Memorial Fund (RPM) to fund polio research projects, including the Salk vaccine trials, and in 1954 the Robbie Page Memorial Fund became the official philanthropy of Tri Sigma.
When a cure was found for polio, the RPM Fund continued moving forward to fund a therapeutic play. This treatment evolved to become one of the most important types of children’s therapy to help children cope with the treatments and outcomes of their illnesses.
In the year 2000, Tri Sigma Jmu lost a sister named leslie George due to a long battle with anorexia and bulimia. In the years since, we hold a speak out where people can express their struggles with eating disorders and body issues.
We dedicate the month of February to eating disorder awareness and body positivity in hopes to shed light on such a serious situation which can be looked over.
Phightin’ Frankie’s mission is to put an end to the stigma surrounding addiction and provide various forms of assistance to those actively seeking a life of recovery.