Sigma, Louisiana State University

About Sigma Chapter

Sigma was founded on November 24, 1917 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. We've been around 101 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 11. We currently have a total of 207 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.35! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 0 service hours and $0.00!

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20 years of LSU's largest philanthropic event

Twenty years ago, the women of the Sigma chapter at Louisiana State University took over the Miss LSU-USA pageant as their new philanthropic endeavor. Twenty years later, the pageant has become LSU’s most successful philanthropy event in the Greek community raising nearly $100,000 each year.
The pageant is organized each year by Miss LSU-USA committee, consisting of nearly forty Sigma chapter women with many alumni leading a helping hand. After a year of planning, pageant day arrives. The pageant itself consists of four different components which allows the audience and judges to truly get to know the contestants. During the first round, interviews are conducted to question the contestants of their knowledge of issues on LSU’s campus and in the Baton Rouge area. The next two rounds are the swim suit and evening gown competition, and then in the final round, the top five are questioned on stage. The ending of the pageant is the crowning of the new Miss LSU-USA – a woman of understanding, confidence, and humility. Most importantly, a woman who is about to represent something much bigger than herself. And that is exactly how current Miss LSU-USA Olivia Rackley feels.
Rackley, a junior majoring in mass communication with a concentration in sports journalism, says being Miss LSU-USA has given her the platform to “promote change against the stigma surrounding mental health, and ending the rape culture on college campuses.” Rackley goes on further to say that the best part of being crowned Miss LSU-USA is not the title, but rather what being Miss LSU-USA allows her to represent. “Just being a small part of great change in something that is so prominent and important has been beautiful. Being Miss LSU-USA is so much more than a pageant. It is about who you are, where you’re going, and what you’re doing.”
Mary Frances Aucoin, executive director of the pageant, agrees. “Being Miss LSU-USA is about taking on a role greater than yourself. We put in so much work to make the pageant a success, and being able to see how that work we put in translates to the philanthropy we love so much is beautiful.” Aucoin states that the Baton Rouge community also plays a vital role in the success of the pageant. Many local businesses sponsor the pageant and donate prizes to the contestants and overall winner. “One of the best things is seeing the LSU and Baton Rouge community come together. It makes me so proud to be a part of LSU’s campus and ultimately Delta Zeta as a whole.”
It is not hard to see why the Miss LSU-USA has become the success that it is. The Sigma chapter women and committee members are frivolously planning for the twentieth anniversary pageant on March 31, 2019 at 5 p.m. An anniversary that will mark the culmination of years of dedication and handwork, and reminds the chapter of what it means to live out the Delta Zeta creed. “To those whom my life may touch in slight measure, may I give graciously of what is mine.”
Happy twentieth, Miss LSU-USA and the Sigma chapter. Here is to the next twenty.

Sigma Chapter celebrates 100th anniversary on Louisiana State University's campus!

The Sigma Chapter celebrated its 100th anniversary on Louisiana State University's campus on September 22-24, 2017. Festivities included a date night with a band, a football game and a tour of the beautifully renovated chapter house, followed by a tea.

Sigma Chapter Executive Board: Elizabeth Ferrier, Vice President of Programs; Bethany Ganucheau, Risk Management Chairman; Allis Armato, Academic Chairman; Mary Clare Jaubert, Secretary; Diane M. Stecher Missouri/St. Louis - Iota Xi, National President; Lillian Riley, Vice President of New Member Education; Whitney Bouey, Vice President of Membership; Kate Rosamond, President; Mary Frances Aucoin, Treasurer; Caitlin Carlos, Vice President of Philanthropy; and Kathryn Duris, Louisiana State - Sigma, Sigma College Chapter Director.

Carol Fenton Butler, Louisiana State - Sigma; Debby Dantin Musso, Louisiana State - Sigma; Sharon Pol, House Corporation Director, , Louisiana State - Sigma; Diane M. Stecher Missouri/St. Louis - Iota Xi, National President; Debbie “Raz” Raziano, Nicholls State - Kappa Alpha, Past National President; Kate Rosamond, Sigma Chapter President; Kathryn Duris, Louisiana State - Sigma, Sigma College Chapter Director; Margaret Scarborough Thompson, Louisiana State - Sigma, Baton Rouge Area Alumnae Chapter President; (seated) Doraine Bonnecaze Wilson, Louisiana State - Sigma; and Julie Compagno Reynolds, Louisiana State - Sigma, Financial Advisor.

The Sigma Chapter (Louisiana State University) Centennial Committee: Kelli Attales; Elizabeth Ferrier, Vice President of Programs; Caroline Martin, Historian; Kate Rosamond, President; Angelle Budenski, Alumnae Relations Chairman; and Paige Brasseaux, Guard 2.

Photos: Michael Musso

Celebrate Sigma's 100th anniversary on Louisiana State University's campus, September 22-24, 2017!

Celebrate Sigma’s 100th Anniversary!

September 22-24, 2017

Celebrating 100 years on Louisiana State University’s campus. Join us for an amazing Delta Zeta weekend in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Friday date night with band at Juban’s, Saturday LSU tailgating for the Syracuse football game and Sunday tour of the beautifully renovated house/tea.

Mark your calendars for an event you will not want to miss.

Tickets may be purchased online here.
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