By pursuing a higher education, you are making a commitment to knowledge and self-improvement. Sigma Omega Nu wants to make sure that you are successful in your pursuit. After all, that’s the main reason as to why we were established.
All prospective interests and sisters must have a minimum term grade point average of 2.3 or higher and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and must be in good academic standing with the university.
Weekly study hours encourage members to focus on their studies while using study buddies to hold each other accountable.
Sigma Omega Nu’s Alpha Order Academic Honor Society recognizes those Sisters who excel each term and each year academically.
Scholarships are given at the Chapter and National level to further reward the academic success of members.
Should a sister fall under the GPA requirements, they are placed on the Mentorship Program to help them get back on track. The sister will receive a mentor to help them focus on academics.
Sigma Omega Nu was established in part to provide a cultural support system for its members. Though identified as a Latina interest sorority, membership is open to women of all backgrounds who wish to promote cultural support and awareness. Our members have roots in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the indigenous peoples of the world.
Members have worked hard to educate their campus communities on Latina and other cultural issues through awareness, service, and philanthropy. As Sigma Omega Nu’s membership has diversified, so too have the many causes and issues members support.
In addition, Chapters support community and campus cultural based events.
The bonds of Sisterhood run deep within our members. Since we are relatively small, many Sisters have close relationships with Sisters from many Chapters besides their own. The Sisters of Sigma Omega Nu stress commitment, professionalism, and social ethics, as well as dedication to a strong Sisterhood. Members strive to be positive role models to their peers and younger girls in their communities.
Some yearly chapter events include Anniversary Dinners, Chapter Retreats, Formals, and Parents' Banquet.
In addition, two national sisterhood events are Battle of the Chapter and Sunnie Summit. Each spring, Battle of the Chapters brings together Sisters, both Active and Alumnae, from all Chapters for friendly sport competition. Each winter Sunnie Summit brings together New Members from all Chapters to bond and build connections.