Enrichment and Inspiration for Beta Sigma Phi Sisters from Marilyn Ross
Your degree pin is the emblem of our Sisterhood. It is a symbol of belonging to a globe-circling sorority whose ideals command respect and admiration wherever we go. As each degree pin is unique in color and meaning, one characteristic common to all of our badges is the design.
THE GREAT PHI IS THE GOLDEN CIRCLE OF FRIENDSHIP. WE ARE BOUND IN A UNION OF UNBROKEN STRENGTH.
There is a fascinating story about how our sorority jewels came to be.
When Mr. Ross was registering Beta Sigma Phi as an International Organization, he knew he would have to register one jewel and he had chosen the pearl. When the time came, he found he needed a secondary jewel and he said, "Off the top of my head, I chose the diamond."
Years later, Lynn Terry thought differently. She said, "You see, there are no accidents. Things are all part of a plan, if we just wait to see them unfold. Both jewels are white light. The pearl absorbs it - the diamond gives it off. When Beta Sigma Phis are new they are learning, absorbing information. Later, there comes a time when a member must progress, she must become a way-shower, an Exemplar. When that time comes, she wears a diamond which gives off light."
And so it goes with the --