Flower: American Beauty Rose
Open Motto: Diokete Hupsala (Aim High)
Colors: King Blue and Gold
Twin Ideals: The brotherhood of man and the alleviation of the world’s pain.
Official Hymn: Liebestraum
Virtues: Faith, Friendship, Love, Strength, Sincerity, and Integrity
Phi Sigma Sigma's original badge was the sphinxhead, featuring sapphire eyes on a gold base bearing our Greek letters in blue enamel. In 1951, the Fraternity introduced the sapphire badge, a sphinxhead superimposed on a gold pyramid and three sapphires in each corner. Both badges remain in use today.
To further identify the member and indicate the bond between the sorority and chapter, a guard pin (the Greek letter(s) identifying the chapter) is attached to the badge by a small, gold linked chain.
The badge is worn by all duly initiated members over or near the heart. The guard pin is worn lower than the badge. The badge is never to be sold, given or loaned to any person who is not a duly initiated member of Phi Sigma Sigma.
Prior to the late 1980s, purchasing badges was optional. Badges were not automatically included in the initiation fee, as they are today. The badges were crafted of 10k gold and often engraved on the back with sisters' initials and class years. These clues, along with chapter letter guards, can help Phi Sigma Sigma identify who initially owned older badges and when. Since the late 1980s, most badges are gold-plated and do not feature personalized engravings.
Help us preserve Phi Sigma Sigma's legacy by doing your part to prevent jewelry items from being sold to non-members! Please send jewelry you want preserved to the following address:
Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
8178 Lark Brown Road, Suite 202
Elkridge, Md. 21075
To place an order for a new or replacement badge, please contact Headquarters at email@example.com or by calling 410-799-1224.
Fun facts! Did you know...
- Not all NPC groups use letter guards to identify chapters. We do! All Phi Sigma Sigma badges include a guard.
- Phi Sigma Sigma is the only NPC group using sapphires in its jeweled letter guards.