Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority

Mission and Purpose

Phi Sigma Sigma was founded by 10 extraordinary women on November 26, 1913 at Hunter College in New York City. The Delta Nu Chapter was founded locally on April 13, 1985. Now, we are the largest sorority on Iona’s campus, and we couldn’t be any prouder of our growth! Our ideals are sisterhood, service, scholarship and diversity. The sisters follow these ideals both in the Iona community and nationwide. It is because of our dedication to the sorority that Phi Sigma Sigma is able to grow locally, as well as nationally.  Being the only national sorority on Iona’s campus gives us the benefit of having a larger community and every sister being apart of something bigger than them and bigger than Iona College.


Tuesday evenings at 10 p.m. in the McGrath Room with biweekly Formal Ritual meetings. Meetings are closed for the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma.

Leadership Conference

Every year, six of our Executive Board members attend a Leadership Conference in Virginia (just a few miles away from Washington, D.C.!) to learn how to perfect the sorority and maintain outstanding leadership in every respective chapter. The conferences – which are also attended by chapter advisors, other alumnae volunteers and Headquarters staff – illustrate Phi Sigma Sigma’s continuing commitment to strengthening the Fraternity by offering even more personal-development opportunities to sisters of every age. The conference is designed to bring leaders together from a variety of chapters for specialized programming and training. Leadership Conferences also provides the opportunity to network with peers, meet Headquarters staff and international officers, including Supreme Council sisters and Foundation directors.

Executive Board 2016

  • President: Tara Vaughan
  • Vice President: Alexa Santo
  • Bursar: Marylenia Villeda
  • Member at Large: Alli Halleran
  • Sister Development Chair: Lara Draddy
  • Recruitment Chair: Kristen Althoff
  • Panhellenic Delegate: Sarah Mcllwaine
  • Tribune: Patricia Keating
  • Scribe: Erin Vandette
  • Risk Management: Rebecca Wall

Philanthropic Cause: School and College Readiness

The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation supports efforts to improve school and college readiness across these layers of influence: the ready family, the ready school, and the ready community.

Annual Events

  • Lemonade for Literacy
  • Phi Sig Spelling Bee
  • Are You Smarter Than A Sister?
  • Wounded Warriors Project
  • Extend Yourself for Breast Cancer
  • Success Center Tutoring
  • Speech and Hearing Walk
  • Hospitality Dinners
  • Success Center Tutoring
  • Annual Family Luncheon
  • IonaTHON
  • Relay for Life
  • Cocoa in the Courtyard
  • Don't be a Bully
  • Meals to Go
  • Philanthropy Week
  • Hearts for Hope
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Elderly Outreach
  • Workers BBQ


King Blue and Gold

Awards and Recognition

  • The Council of Greek Governance 2016 – Excellence in Leadership
  • Phi Sigma Sigma - Outstanding Recruitment Award


Find out more about the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma by following us on:
Instagram: @phisigmasigmadeltanu
Twitter: @ICPhiSig
National website:

Contact information:
Tara Vaughan
Thank you, Seniors of 2016, for all of your passion for this sorority! Phi Sig would not be the same without you and all that you have put into our sisterhood!