Phi Sigma Iota Phi Sigma Iota is the International Foreign Language Honor Society and is represented on Cabrini's campus by the Gamma Xi chapter, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of foreign languages. Its purpose is to promote international communication and understanding and a sentiment of amity among nations, to help maximize the understanding of ourselves and our cultural heritage by understanding others, to foster the spirit of liberal education, and to stand for freedom of mind and democracy of learning.
On Friday, April 8, the Gamma Xi Chapter of Phi Sigma Iota at Cabrini College inducted five new members into the honor society. Student officers and members prepared and directed the initiation ceremony replete with candlelight and roses in Founder's Hall.
Pictured, from left to right: Bottom: Antonella Durante, Peter Morrison, Lauren Higgins, Alyson Winkler, Shea Boland Top: Dr. Cynthia Halpern (Faculty Advisor), Brittany Ryan (Vice President), Katherine Parks, Melissa Frazier, Elvera Recupido (President), Maureen Brown (Treasurer/Secretary), Dr. Raquel Green (Faculty Advisor), Dr. Nicholas Uliano (Faculty)
Not present at the ceremony were Ariel Jackson, Allison Udris, and Katie Cruz.
Congratulations to the 2011-2012 Phi Sigma Iota's new Officers: Katherine Parks (President), Melissa Frazier (Vice President) and Lauren Higgins (Treasurer/Secretary).
As members of Phi Sigma Iota, we believe that:
a discerning and sympathetic understanding of the peoples of the world is essential to the welfare of humanity
peace among nations and international amity are dependent upon an altruistic willingness to appreciate the character, the ideals, and the culture and civilization of other countries
the study of foreign languages is one of the best means of contributing to such an understanding
a broad study of foreign culture is also essential to an adequate comprehension of other races and peoples
it is our duty as world citizens to learn all we can about foreign peoples and to strive to judge their achievements objectively, fairly, and tolerantly
it is our obligation to disseminate our knowledge and informed judgment of foreign peoples as widely as possible to further international understanding
it is incumbent upon us to attempt to inspire in others a desire to study the language, literature, and other cultural manifestations of foreign peoples
Membership is open to those students who pursue a concentration of foreign languages, maintain a B average in their entire college work and all foreign language courses, and have completed at least one foreign language course at the 300 level.