We were chartered on April 29, 1946.
In 1955, the Iota Tau chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota went inactive. The chairman of the Department of Music cited “The organizational problems on the chapter are the same as they have been in the past, the lack of first and second years music majors for pledging being the most serious matter.” At that time, only music majors were allowed to become members of Sigma Alpha Iota and the University did not admit many freshmen or sophomore women. Most women came to UNC as junior transfers from women’s schools such as Peace College or Meredith College.
By 1977, women were incorporated into the University and entering as freshmen. April 7, 1977 the Iota Tau chapter reactivated with eleven members: Nancy Allen, Jill Austin, Peggy Chandler, Elizabeth Lawrence, Luanne Lindemann, Amy Ridenhour, Tracy Rose, Dawn Parks, Karen Schell, Mary Virginia Steel, and Maria Williamson.
Since 1977, the chapter has been going strong. The sisters of Iota Tau work hard to become closer as a sisterhood, and work to uphold the ideals of Sigma Alpha Iota. We participate in activities that focus on sisterhood and growing stronger in the fraternity, participate in formals and semi-formals, team-building activities. Iota Tau also provides reception services for recitals and concerts. We not only help the Music Department but we also are extremely involved in all aspects of music at Carolina. Our goals are to uphold the ideals of Sigma Alpha Iota and to further support to the Music Department.
Our chapter has a strong media presence on outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. These resources offer a fun way to spread our love of music and to reach out to the community around us!