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Penn State’s Tri Sigma Chapter Shut Down by Nationals

Effective today, the Penn State Sigma Sigma Sigma chapter has been shut down by its national headquarters due to its inability to reach the necessary recruitment quota. In other words, it doesn’t have as many members in the chapter as nationals would like and it has failed to recruit enough girls during recruitment each year.

According to the letter sent from the Sigma Sigma Sigma headquarters, “the chapter and the National Organization have worked very hard to gain competitive membership on campus. We also recognize the support given by the Penn State sororities and College Panhellenic. Unfortunately, these efforts have not met with results that provides for a positive sorority experience for our Tri Sigma members.”

The chapter has been a part of the Penn State Panhellenic community for 25 years.

The current members of Sigma Sigma Sigma will be placed on Alumnae status with good standing later this semester.

UPDATE: Panhellenic President Rachel Franceschino confirmed Tri Sigma’s situation in an email sent today to sorority women.

“The members of the chapter were notified of this closure last night, and I ask all of you to be as supportive and understanding of this situation as possible,” she wrote. “While they are no longer a chapter at Penn State, the members of this organization are still Panhellenic women and sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma. This also needs to serve as an important reminder to all of us that we need to be supportive of each other at all times.”

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