Collegiate Requirements

A Message to Prospective Members

Recruitment is about getting to know us as a chapter as well as for us to get to know you! Your interest in SAI shows your love, passion, and dedication to be involved with music. If you are interested in recruitment, you should try to come to most of the events, but if you have time conflicts, don't fret! We can work something out. 

The first night an informal informational will be held to go over recruitment week information, who we are as a chapter, and what our core principles are. The next two nights are filled with fun events like craft nights, Hollywood game nights, and more! Our final night is always our Pipes of Pancakes Dinner, which features a potluck-style breakfast for dinner buffett while engaging in light conversations with the sisters. Following dinner, we will have Formal Speed-Dating where the sisters will go around and ask you different questions to know you a little bit better. 
          We are all so excited to welcome you to our fall recruitment and cant wait to get to know you all! 

Jen Elig, 2016 Vice President of Membership

Congratulations to our Fall '17 Members in Training:

Sarai Dai, Emily Whitlow, Catherine Howland, HuaJing Kromer and Jordan Wise!

Recruitment Dates

Spring 2018 Recruitment: Time Warp! with Sigma Alpha Iota

Monday, January 22nd at 7:30pm - 1980's info night. Everyone loves Stranger Things, so you'll love our first night of spring recruitment! Come dressed in your best 80s attire and learn about why we love ΣAI! We'll have a panel of sisters to answer your questions about membership and then we'll decorate cookies.

​Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:30pm  - 1950's game night. Our second night of recruitment is 1950s themed! Come dressed in your petticoats and saddle shoes and come play board games with us! We'll have board games, card games and play our chapter's favorite: Hollywood Game Night! Snacks will be provided.

Wednesday, January 24th at 7:30pm - 1990s paint night. We love happy accidents! Come join our sisters in a Bob Ross paint night - we'll follow an episode of The Joy of Painting and paint happy trees. Snacks and paint will be provided, but bring your own canvas!

Thursday, January 25th at 7:30pm - 1970s dance party. Do the Hustle with ΣAI! It's time to boogie down with a dance party! Don't worry about your dance moves - if you dance your heart out we have board games and snacks available.

Friday, January 26th at 7:00pm - 1920s Pipes of Pancakes. This year we're putting a 1920s spin of Pipes of Pancakes. Come in your best flapper dress and dig in to a breakfast buffett. Instead of speed dating, we'lll be playing musical chairs! Formal attire is REQUIRED.

​How to Join

SAI is an organization which promotes interaction among those who share a commitment to music. To become a member of the Theta Chi chapter, you must abide by the following:

  • Have an established GPA with USC that is at least a 2.5
  • Have taken or enrolled in a music class at USC (Music Appreciation does count)
  • Have a strong love for music and dedication to the fraternity
  • Attend three of four recruitment events for the fall or four of five recruitment events for the spring. For both semesters, the formal dinner, Pipes of Pancakes is a mandatory event. 
  • We hold our recruitment that lasts one to two weeks each semester. If you are extended a bid to our Fraternity, you are given one week to accept before our Pledging Ceremony. At that point, you become a Member-In-Training and you start your process where you learn about our Fraternity and our chapter in weekly meetings with your fellow MITs. Your process will last approximately eight weeks and will complete the following with your class:
    • Fundraising event
    • Service event
    • Social event
    • Musicale event where all MIT's are required to perform
    • Pass the National Exam

Once you complete your process, you will have Initiation and will be welcomed into our chapter with open arms and attend at least one meeting with the chapter before that semester is over. Requirements to maintain membership are discussed with current members only.