About SAI

The purposes of SAI are:

  • 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.

National Objectives 2015 - 2018

We, the members of Sigma Alpha Iota, will:

1) Recommit ourselves to the fulfillment of Fraternity responsibilities and ideals, while also nurturing an atmosphere of sisterhood.

2) Celebrate and respect the diversity of our membership through appreciation of our varied educational, musical, occupational, generational, and cultural experiences.

3) Actively support SAI Philanthropies, Inc., our charitable arm, by learning about and participating in its projects, and by making chapter and individual donations a priority.

4) Honor and respect our Ritual, both its music and words, through careful study and dedication to excellence in its presentation.

5) Strengthen our lifelong commitment to SAI through active membership in chapters and the national Alumnae Association.

6) Promote music education through ongoing volunteerism, performance attendance, and support of local programs.

7) Advance American composers, especially women, through new commissions, performances of their works, and concert attendance.

SAI Chorale by Margaret Blackburn, Alpha Mu

Daughters of a great and singing nation.
Let your voices rise in dedication.
Music tells unspoken noble creeds;
Music beautifies the simplest deeds;
Sing we now to Sigma Alpha Iota.

Sing the greatness of the soul and spirit;
Sing the joy of peace and friendship's merit.
Music is a kind and truthful speech,
In a language out of mere words reach,
Sing we now to Sigma Alpha Iota.