The organization of the groups that would become Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority is attributed to the women
of the Drexel Institute of Technology by a local service sorority of the same name. These women were the girlfriends of members
of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity and wished to form a national organization with similar goals and ideals.
After some searching, the Drexel group discovered the Omega Service Sorority at Boston College and the Womens Service Organization
at New York University. After meeting informally, the groups all saw that they had something in common organization-wise.
Steps were then taken to form a National Service Sorority.
The Constitutional Convention was held during the days of October 10-12, 1952 at Beekman Towers
in New York City. Representatives from five other colleges and universities came together in the organization of the new
sorority. Together, they form our Eight Founding Schools:
Drexel Institute of Technology
New York University
University of Houston
Los Angeles City College
Miami University of Ohio
During this Organizational Convention, the sorority Constitution was drafted, colors and symbols chosen, and
Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority was designated as the official name.
The purpose of Gamma Sigma Sigma shall be to
assemble college and university students in the spirit
of service to humanity, and to develop friendships among
students of all races and creeds.
For further information about Gamma Sig nationally, check out the national website!