Written by Arleen Weiss (Nu Chapter at The University of Pennsylvania), original article from the 1957 issue of The SPHINX magazine
S - stands for the sisters to whom we are bound in fraternal sincerity, it stands for the striving to achieve our aims of high scholarship and generous fellowship.
O - stands for organization - our purpose of working together as a close-knitgroup, and through our interaction to attain our goals, and our ambitions.
R - stands for the respect we strive to have for others, not only for other fraternal organizations, but for less fortune fellowmen.
O - stands for the opportunity of meeting people with similar interests, learning how to get along with them and offering whatever we can of ourselves.
R - stands for responsibility - for the rights of others to learn to respect and the realization that we have to live up to the expectations of our sisters.
I - stands for the interest we learn to cultivate - the ideals on which we were founded, and which are our heritage to uphold and pass down.
T - stands for the time we have devoted and shall devote to our organization.
Y - stands for the years of pleasant memories we will have of making ourselves into the women that others may hold as a shining example, and proudly point to as Phi Sigs!