Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority

Iota Iota Chapter

The mission of Phi Sigma Sigma Women's Fraternity is to inspire the personal development of each sister and perpetuate the advancement of womanhood. Our vision is to be a dynamic sisterhood of powerful women fostering uncompromising principles, igniting positive change and embracing individuality.


Phi Sigma Sigma Sisters holding hands and posing for photo

We are a dynamic, principled, passionately committed group of women from around the world who define ourselves not by our distinct differences, but by what we have in common. And that common bond is a firm belief that women of different religions, cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints working together can and do make a difference in our communities, and in the world, every day. Once a Phi Sigma Sigma, Always a Phi Sigma Sigma.

Sorority Facts

Nickname: Phi Sig

Motto: Diokete Hupsala. ("Aim High.")

Colors: King Blue and Gold

Symbol/Mascot: Sphinx, The Giraffe 

Flower: The American Beauty Rose

Stone/Jewel: Sapphire 

Phi Sigma Sigma sisters posing in front of their house and letters

More Facts

Founded Nationally: November 26, 1913 at Hunter College

Founded at GVSU: April 14, 2007

National Philanthropy: Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation which benefits School and College Readiness

Local Philanthropy: Kids' Food Basket

National Publication: The Sphinx

Principles/Values: Friendship, Faith, Love, Sincerity, Integrity, and Strength

Recent Awards:

National Fraternity Collegiate Chapter Service and Philanthropy Award (2017)

National Fraternity Chapter of Excellence Award Silver (2017)

National Fraternity Outstanding Membership Recruitment Program  Award Honorable Mention (2017)

National Fraternity Scholarship Magna Award (2017)

Grand Valley Greek Life Awards – Founder’s Award (2015)
Grand Valley Greek Life Awards – Anchor Award (2015)
Grand Valley Greek Life Awards – Coat of Arms Award (2015)
Grand Valley Greek Life Awards – Lighthouse Award (2015)

National Fraternity Scholarship Achievement Award – Magna (2014)
National Fraternity – Collegiate Chapter Membership Recruitment Award (2014)
Grand Valley Greek Life Awards - Outstanding Advisor (2014) 

National Fraternity – Outstanding Philanthropy Event Award (2013)
National Fraternity – Chapter Inclusiveness Award (2013)


National Website:



Phi Sigma Sigma Sisters posing on balcony

Fraternity & Sorority Life is a part of the Office of Student Life, which is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.

Page last modified January 27, 2022