The Strawberry Patch

Enrichment and Inspiration for Beta Sigma Phi Sisters from Marilyn Ross

The Greek Letters


Recall for a moment, your pledge training and INVITATION TO LIFE. In it we read that when Mr. Ross was forming our organization, he was advised by Leona Schroers and Sally Rogers McSpadden to have a motto. Their suggestion was Life, Learning and Friendship.

Mr. Ross went to the library and studied the Greek components of these words and discovered that the three Greek words meaning Life, Learning and Friendship were BIOS, SOPHIA AND PHILOS.

The first letters of those three Greek words are BETA, SIGMA and PHI. That is how our Greek letter name came to be.


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