University of Illinois Sigma Alpha

Sigma Alpha is a professional agricultural sorority that promotes scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship among its members. The sorority was founded in 1978 at the Ohio State University by five women who wanted an alternative to the social Greek sorority system.

Since that time, Sigma Alpha has become a national organization consisting of more than 80 chapters, comprised of undergraduate and alumni members.

Who We Are

 Executive Board:

President: Sam Koziol

1st Vice President: Giana Bytnar

2nd Vice Presidents:  Mikayla Busby & Amber Chavez

Treasurer: Anna Mattern 

Secretary: Erin Gauss

Recruitment: Kennedi Knackmuhs

Professional Development: Emily Bluhm

 2020 Executive Board and Officers


Membership: Lisa Batz

Philanthropy: Sophia Hortin

Scholarship: Megan Finfrock

Social: Eliza Petry

Panhellenic Council: Brooklyn Elsas, Grace Mongan, & Maizie Organ

Ag In the Classroom: Kylie Miller & Becca Merrill

Alumni Relations: Korbin Collins & Shailey Park

Public Relations: Alyssa Saulsbery

ACES Council: Peyton Arnett, Evelyn Ellis, & Mikayla Jones

Apparel Chair: Jade Miles

Fundraising Chair: Noelle Neef


Cultivating Professional Women in Agriculture


The objective of Sigma Alpha shall be to promote its members in all facets of agriculture and to strengthen the bonds of friendship among them. It is the purpose of the members to strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service, and to further the development of excellence in women pursuing careers in agriculture.

At the University of Illinois, we currently have 60 active members. Unlike other sororities on campus, we do not have a house on campus but still value sisterhood.

If you have any questions, please contact our Recruitment Chair, Kennedi Knackmuhs at