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The Fraternity's symbols were chosen because they were appealing to the Founders.


SYMBOL
The Sphinx

It is said that Shirley Cohen Laufer chose the Sphinx because historically it was a mythological figure of mystery and secrecy for women. 

FLOWER
American Beauty Rose

The American Beauty Rose was chosen because of its statuesque beauty, and because of the balance of sharp thorns and soft petals. 

COLORS
King Blue and Gold

STONE
Sapphire

OFFICIAL HYMN
Lieberstraum

OPEN MOTTO
Diokete Hupsala (translated to English as Aim High)

TWIN IDEALS
The brotherhood of man and the alleviation of the world's pain

THE CREST

Only initiated sisters may wear the Phi Sigma Sigma Crest.

IOTA GAMMA'S CHAPTER MASCOT
the Butterfly

Iota Gamma sisters have chosen the Butterfly as their Chapter mascot.

 

The first ritual was written by Fay Chertkoff, Gwen Zaliels Snyder and Estelle Melnick Cole, who literally locked themselves in a room together to write it. Gwen Zaliels Snyder designed the Phi Sigma Sigma sapphire-eyed Sphinxhead badge.

 

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