Student Organizations

Sigma Alpha Iota

Sigma Alpha Iota, an international music fraternity for women, was founded on June 12, 1903, at the University School of Music at Ann Arbor, Michigan. The mission of the fraternity and its members is to encourage, nurture and support the art of music in America and around the world.

The Theta Theta chapter of SAI was founded at Nicholls in 1996. Nicholls students interested in joining SAI must meet the following requirements:

  • must be enrolled as a full-time student,
  • must have taken at least one music course,
  • must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average and
  • must have a great love of music.

Students may not join SAI during their first semester of study but are encouraged to apply for admission during subsequent semesters of enrollment.

To learn more about membership in the Theta Theta chapter of SAI, contact SAI faculty advisor Dr. Shane Anderson.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a national fraternity for men who share a love of music and brotherhood. This professional and honorary society was founded in 1898 at the New England Conservatory in Boston and has become the largest music fraternity in the world with more than 200 chapters on campuses throughout the United States.

The fraternity values the importance of music and all forms of art, not only in the artistic sense, but also for the ways these works enrich the lives of us all. Each chapter strives to uphold the Sinfonia Object, which “shall be for the development of the best and truest fraternal spirit; the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students; the advancement of music in America; and a loyalty to the alma mater.”

The Omicron Beta chapter was founded at Nicholls in 1994. For more information on how to become involved in this organization, contact Phi Mu Alpha faculty advisor Dr. Kenneth Klaus at