FOLLOW THE TURNS, LEAN INTO THE CURVES
& STAY GROUNDED TO THE ROAD AHEAD.
A GUIDED VIRTUAL MEMBER EXPERIENCE
We are faced with tough choices every time the road turns unexpectedly. BUT, because you had the foresight to choose a lifetime of sisterhood, you will never be alone on your journey.
The path may not be what it originally seemed, but you are supported to overcome every detour that comes your way. While out of our control, detours challenge our character and hold us accountable to our commitments.
Because of the Oath you ONCE took, you are ALWAYS a sister with a plan and a path forward. Follow the turns, lean into the curves and stay grounded to the road ahead.
This may not have been the path you had in mind as you began this semester with excitement and optimism, but we invite you to trust in us. As sisters we are choosing to connect and engage with one another in new and exciting ways. Follow us . . . the journey through begins here.
Connect & Engage
Your action during the days ahead provide an opportunity to connect and engage in a new and exciting way. Observing social distancing best practices doesn't mean you have to feel alone.
The programming introduced under the Fraternity's Detour umbrella will be hosted in the Detour and Next 90 Days Facebook groups and promoted on Instagram @PhiSig_Detour.
WE BUILD TO OUR WALLS - JUNE 2020
New members, we know this isn’t the experience you imagined. Rites of passage are important and because initiation is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to commit to a life-long membership in the organization, we have created a special opportunity for those who had their initiation postponed.
All current new members will be initiated during the largest initiation observance in the history of the organization. To mark the occasion:
All new members will be initiated virtually with their chapters on the same day in June.
All new members will receive a limited-edition Detour dangle presented on their membership badge.
Members of Supreme Council and Headquarters Staff will preside over select initiations in a gesture of gratitude.
Fraternity WEEKLY MEETING
You’ve been to chapter meeting, but as we come together as one PHI SIGMA SIGMA, we have hosted weekly, virtual Fraternity Meetings. A guest “presiding officer” went live on Instagram to announce updates and announcements in a familiar format. Immediately following the online event, the recording and detailed “minutes” were distributed to all collegiate members across the country.
SUNDAYS AT 8 P.M. EST
HOSTED MARCH 29 - MAY 3
Finally, the weather is warming up and we're thinking about camp. Whether you spent summers crafting with friends, honing new skills, enjoying your backyard, playing sports, sleeping in a bunk bed, canoeing on the lake or curling up inside with a good book, our sisterhood DETOUR is taking its next turn…
Our aim for the months ahead is to offer something familiar and maintain routine and structure in the absence of academic classes and assignments. Phi Sigma Sigma will continue to play our part to enrich the lives of our members through thoughtful activities and engagement.
CONNECT: June 13-14
ACTION: June 15-21
MOTIVATE: June 22-29
PROMISE: June 30-July 3
P R O G R A M S
Beginnings and endings are never easy. Because you had the foresight to choose a lifetime of sisterhood and you engaged in an collegiate experience that has grown and developed skills that will serve you and relationships that will support you.
YOU ARE PREPARED for the journey ahead.
We are proud to celebrate the many accomplishments you
have achieved on your way to this moment
& the beautiful journey you have ahead.
Others are following your LEAD.
Show them how to follow the turns, lean into the curves
and stay grounded to the road ahead.
Seniors, ONCE a Phi Sigma Sigma, Always a Phi Sigma Sigma.
P R O G R A M S
The Next 90 Days
A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION FOR SENIORS
The detour you are experiencing as a graduating senior has the potential to highlight just how important the support of sisters is when transitioning to the "real world."
As many of you are currently experiencing gaps in student services and resources, there is a strong need for professional guidance, networking and coaching.
Phi Sigma Sigma prides itself on having over 30,000 professional alumnae around the world in a wide range of industries. We want to ensure you are successful engaging our network through a guided mentoring program where you will receive one-on-one virtual mentoring, guidance for job applications, interview prep and the critical resources to promote success.
We are so thankful to have the support of our sisters in a time like this! While our DETOUR program focuses on virtual engagement and community for our collegiate members, there are many ways for you to stay connected or reconnect as an alumna member.
Community and connection are a vital part of life, especially as we navigate these current challenges. In the spirit of once, always, we hope that Phi Sigma Sigma can be part of your community - whether its through relationships you've fostered since your collegiate years, friendships you've made as an alumna member or new connections you're looking to grow now. We are stronger together.