Sigma Alpha Iota was founded on June 12, 1903, at the University School of Music, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Incorporation papers, under the laws of the State of Michigan, were signed December 1, 1904, and recorded December 15, 1904.
TO FORM chapters of women college students and alumnae who have a sincere interest in music.
TO UPHOLD the highest standards of music.
TO FURTHER the development of music in America and throughout the world.
TO GIVE inspiration and encouragement to members.
TO ORGANIZE the cultural life of Sigma Alpha Iota members as a contributing factor in their educational growth.
TO SUPPORT the ideals and goals of the member's Alma Mater.
TO ADHERE to the highest standards of citizenship in school, community, and fraternity life.
The Mission of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is to encourage, nurture, and support the art of music.
Supports and encourages women musicians of all ages, races, and nationalities
Supports and promotes successful and innovative educational programs in music for all stages of life
Cultivates excellence in musical performance
Promotes programs and activities that stress the love and importance of music in our lives
Recognizes technological advances in the field of music
Dedicates financial resources that ensure the continuation of programs necessary to support the objectives of the fraternity in perpetuity
Has as its members people who exemplify professional and ethical behavior in the spirit of the Sigma Alpha Iota founders
Information adapted from https://www.sai-national.org/