Collegiate Requirements

A Message to Prospective Members

Recruitment is about getting to know us as a chapter as well as for us to get to know you! Your interest in SAI shows your love, passion, and dedication to be involved with music. If you are interested in recruitment, you should try to come to most of the events, but if you have time conflicts, don't fret! We can work something out. 

The first night an informal informational will be held to go over recruitment week information, who we are as a chapter, and what our core principles are. The next two nights are filled with fun events like craft nights, Hollywood game nights, and more! Our final night is always our Pipes of Pancakes Dinner, which features a potluck-style breakfast for dinner buffett while engaging in light conversations with the sisters. Following dinner, we will have Formal Speed-Dating where the sisters will go around and ask you different questions to know you a little bit better. 
          We are all so excited to welcome you to our fall recruitment and cant wait to get to know you all! 

Jen Elig, 2016 Vice President of Membership

Congratulations to our Spring '18 Newly Initiated Sisters:

Sarah Watt, Brantley Ingram, Meggan Candillo, Katherine Bloomfield, Diana Bodie and Carla Nazario!

Recruitment Dates

Fall 2018 Recruitment: Finding ΣAI! Disney Recruitment!

Monday, September 10th at 7:30pm - Lady and the Tramp's Pasta and Pups. Join sisters on the Koger lawn as we eat good food and pet even good-er pups! Pending good weather, dinner will be held in the School of Music lobby and playtime with the pups will be outside in front of the Koger Center. Tonight will be an informational session where interested girls can learn more about Sigma Alpha Iota and hear some of our sisters' favorite stories.

​Tuesday, September 11th at 7:30pm  - Disney Trivia Game Night! Our Vice President of Membership, Michaela will host a Disney trivia game night where interested girls can test their trivia knowledge and play other fun board games! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, September 12th at 7:30pm - Princess and the Frog Dance Marathon! Let's play Just Dance along to some of our favorite songs, and maybe play a jazz number or two! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, September 13th at 7:30pm -  Painting with Pascal! We will watch Tangled and paint along with Rapunzel and Pascal. Sisters will provide paints and canvases, so feel free to stop by! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Friday, September 14th at 7:30pm - Be Our Guest Pipes of Pancakes! Be our guest at our final recruitment event - a Beauty and the Beast themed breakfast buffet! Formal attire is mandatory, but you don't have to dress in a ballgown if you don't want to. **Attending Pipes of Pancakes is required to be considered for membership.**

​How to Join

SAI is an organization which promotes interaction among those who share a commitment to music. To become a member of the Theta Chi chapter, you must abide by the following:

  • Have an established GPA with USC that is at least a 2.5
  • Have taken or enrolled in a music class at USC (Music Appreciation does count)
  • Have a strong love for music and dedication to the fraternity
  • Attend three of four recruitment events for the fall or four of five recruitment events for the spring. For both semesters, the formal dinner, Pipes of Pancakes is a mandatory event. 
  • We hold our recruitment that lasts one to two weeks each semester. If you are extended a bid to our Fraternity, you are given one week to accept before our Pledging Ceremony. At that point, you become a Member-In-Training and you start your process where you learn about our Fraternity and our chapter in weekly meetings with your fellow MITs. Your process will last approximately eight weeks and will complete the following with your class:
    • Fundraising event
    • Service event
    • Social event
    • Musicale event where all MIT's are required to perform
    • Pass the National Exam

Once you complete your process, you will have Initiation and will be welcomed into our chapter with open arms and attend at least one meeting with the chapter before that semester is over. Requirements to maintain membership are discussed with current members only.