This concept is our glue. What we value the most is our sisters. Ask any sister of Sigma Alpha Zeta, what keeps her coming back: active, alumni, or little sister; is the bond that is created within the sorority. Our sisters are going to be the bridesmaids at our weddings, the aunts of our children, and the friends we go to Las Vegas with to celebrate our retirement. They will be there in every joyous occasion as well as in our sorrows. This bond is made stronger with monthly sisterhoods and annual retreats. See this for yourself, and join us throughout our fall quarter sisterhoods.
As students, our first priority is academic excellence. Since we have dedicated ourselves to Sigma Alpha Zeta, in return Sigma Alpha Zeta fosters our academic success. We complete a minimum of 12 hours a week and also host workshops on time management, study skills, etc. We also have an academic library with study guides, notes, and books for sisters to use. Sisters are also assigned study buddies based on a sister's Major/Minor in order to provide assistance to one another and ensure success throughout their time at UCSB. We take pride in stating that Sigma Alpha Zeta, Gamma Chapter has an 100% graduation rate.
As university women, we believe it is our duty to give back to the community that became our home. Every quarter, sisters are required to fulfill a certain amount of community service hours, however, sisters always go above and beyond.
Our most recent community service event focused on supplying toiletries and basic necessities to the houseless folks in Isla Vista. In collaboration with Sigma Lambda Beta, Fraternity, we were able to raise just over $1000 to create and distribute 60 Care Packages that included water, snacks, sanitary supplies, and hygiene products. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to give back to this community that we are fortunate enough to call home.