About Sigma Sigma Phi

Sigma Sigma Phi is the National Honor and Service Fraternity for the osteopathic medical profession. The objectives and purpose of Sigma Sigma Phi Nu Chapter are as follows:

  • To advance a higher scholastic standing at WVSOM and promote a higher degree of fellowship among its students;
  • To continue the betterment of WVSOM, the fraternity as a whole, and to promote community service as an important part of osteopathy;
  • To bring about a closer relationship and understanding between the student bodies and members of the faculties of our college;
  • To foster allegiance to the American Osteopathic Association; • To promote good fellowship and unity among all chapters of the national organization; and
  • To perpetuate these principles through the maintenance and development of this organization.

The fraternity is its own separate non-profit organization which provides many community services through various fund-raising events. An invitation to apply is extended on the basis of academic standing. The selection process includes the following:

  • Academic Activities (10%);
  • Organizational Activities (20%);
  • Community/Volunteer Activities (25%);
  • Awards (5%) which may include both academic and extra-curricular honors;
  • Personal Statement (20%) which should reflect personal philosophy, passion for and participation in non-required service and a commitment to osteopathy; and an •
  • Interview (20%).

Sigma Sigma Phi adheres to the WVSOM non-discrimination policy.

Aside from academic excellence, Sigma Sigma Phi members take great pride in our dedication to community service. As a member of Sigma Sigma Phi, you are required to participate in community service, while maintaining academic excellence. Our signature community service event is Heart of the Holidays. This event is Sigma Sigma Phi's largest, best appreciated and most successful event of the year. During Heart of the Holidays, Sigma Sigma Phi helps Greenbrier County families who are in need by providing toys, food, and monetary support for the holiday season.

Faculty, staff, and students participate in the activity by purchasing specific gifts from the "angel tree." The event culminates with a celebration in December which includes the presentation of the gifts to the families, a Holiday dinner, music, and an appearance from Santa Claus. The smiles on the children's faces are absolutely heartwarming.

Further information, including a copy of the Sigma Sigma Phi national by-laws, is available on the national website at http://www.sigmasigmaphi.org/.