Sigma Phi Lambda is a Christian sorority that strives to glorify God by providing a source of fellowship for college women who sincerely seek to know His person, His will, and His ways. It is a non-denominational organization of sisters where fellowship with our most high God is fostered by growth in unity with one another. Through weekly meetings that include worship, encouragement, fellowship, and accountability, Phi Lamb provides an alternative to Pan-Hellenic sororities. Sigma Phi Lambda is not presently, nor will it ever be Pan-Hellenic.
Our heart and passion can be summed up in our sorority verse, Romans 15:5-6
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus so that with one heart and one mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Sigma Phi Lambda was prayerfully founded in 1988 at the University of Texas at Austin by women seeking to create a community of fellowship, accountability, and service in the name of Christ. The first meeting was held on February 5, 1988, with founding members Jackie Adams, Geana Williams, and Robin Maedgen. The first chapter grew to thirteen members by the end of that semester. There are now 32 chapters of Sigma Phi Lambda across the nation. The Psi Chapter at Mississippi State University was established in 2006.
Sigma Phi Lambda exists for the sole purpose of glorifying our Lord Jesus Christ and making His name great.
What We Believe
Our statement of belief is the Apostles’ Creed, one of the oldest and most unifying statements of faith in the history of the Christian faith:
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, in the holy catholic* Church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen
*The word catholic is used in this context to mean universal.