What are your membership requirements?


Membership in Sigma Theta Lambda Literary Sorority, In. is open to female identified persons who meet qualifications as presented at the interest meeting. Membership and participation in Sigma Theta Lambda Literary Sorority, Inc. are free from discrimination based on race religion, color, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation or disabilty. Members of other national sororities or fraternal organizations are also eligible for membership and they may hold membership in both organizations


Sigma Theta Lambda Literary Sorority, Inc. is bound by the policies it has set forth to ensure that all members and interests are treated respectfully, equally, and fairly under both Sigma Theta Lambda Law and Constitutional Law.

What is Sigma Theta Lambda's Policy on hazing


No chapter, colony, member, membership candidate or alumnus of Sigma Theta Lambda Literary Sorority, Inc. shall conduct nor condone hazing activities. Permission or approval by a person being hazed is not a defense. Hazing activities are defined as:

“Any action taken or situation created that produces mental or physical harm, discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: use of alcohol, paddling in any form, line ups for the purpose of intimidation, creation of excessive fatigue, physical and psychological shocks, wearing public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste, engaging in public stunts and buffoonery, morally degrading or humiliating games and activities, and any other activities which are not consistent with achievement and enrichment.

Where is Sigma Theta Lambda located?

Sigma Theta Lambda Literary Sorority, Inc. was founded in Greensboro, NC and is currently in expansion in the Virginia area. For location and additional information about our chapters, please contact us through the contact form.

Is community service required to join?

Community service is a requirement to those interested in joining Sigma Theta Lambda. It is also a requirement for members.

Is there a pledge process to join?

The Sorority has a membership recruitment process and a membership education program during which aspirants learn about the history and values of Sigma Theta Lambda Literary Sorority, Inc. Aspirants will also participate in activities designed to cultivate the lasting bonds of sisterhood. The program is designed to provide women with the knowledge, skills, and support to develop their leadership skills and to contribute fully to the goals of the Sorority.

How much does it cost to join?

Initiation fees are discussed and distrubuted during official membership meetings. If you are interested in joining Sigma Theta Lambda please use the contact form via the contact us page.

What purpose does Sigma Theta Lambda serve?


The purpose of Sigma Theta Lambda Literary Sorority, Inc. is:

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