Phi Sigma Iota
On Friday evening April 11, 2014, the Gamma Xi Chapter at Cabrini College inducted six new members into the honor society.
Student officers and members prepared and directed the initiation by lighting the ceremonial candles as they read the contributions of world languages to universal culture.
In closing the ceremony, the current officers, Adrienne Warder (President) and Dara Schoch (Vice-President) shared with the group their personal journeys with the study of languages, and the transformational experience gained during their community engagement projects with Latino students in Norristown.
In celebration of such momentous occasion, the evening concluded with a delicious dinner shared by parents, students, and faculty. Pictured, from left to right:
Congratulations to the 2014–15 Phi Sigma Iota's new Officers: Caroline McCarthy (President) and Dara Schoch (Vice-President/Treasurer).
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.