Organization Spotlight: Sigma Alpha Iota

Since 1975, the Zeta Rho chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) has been giving back to the community and sharing their talent.

For the second year in a row, Sigma Alpha Iota at Arkansas Tech won the Collegiate Chapter Achievement Award for the Mu B province for their outstanding work in the community.

SAI hosts various fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for multiple groups and organizations, ranging from local high school bands to SAI Philanthropies, Inc.

Among the many fundraisers hosted by the ladies of SAI, was a bake sale to benefit Danville High School band. The money was used to purchase new band instruments. The ladies also volunteer in the concession stands to allow the band parents to enjoy the halftime show.

For the first time, SAI is hosting Mr. Zeta Rho for male students. The pageant is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. in Witherspoon Auditorium. Admission is free and donations are accepted. Proceeds will benefit SAI Philanthropies, Inc. Interested participants should contact Melissa Spaunhurst at

The Charity Ball is an annual fundraiser the chapter hosts in the spring. It is a formal ball held on campus to raise funds for SAI Philanthropies, Inc. In late April 2012, the event will take place for the third year.

Each spring, SAI presents a recital, American Musicale, to promote musicianship on campus and in the community. This year, the group hopes to incorporate student and faculty composers and performers to display the vast talents of musicians at Tech.

To become a member of SAI, students must be a female and attend school full-time, have completed a semester of study and Tech to include a music course, have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and have a sincere interest in music.

“As president of SAI, one of my favorite things about the organization is the sisterhood we have built. We strive to facilitate bonds between sisters, and it is a truly beautiful thing to know you have thirteen other women who would do anything they could to help you. It amazes me how much SAI has accomplished since I was initiated in 2009, and I couldn’t be any prouder of my chapter,” said Katie Dicken.

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