Since 1921, members of the Sigma Sigma Phi honors fraternity have pledged to uphold the core principals of osteopathy. 

Sigma Sigma Phi was created in 1921 in Kirksville, Missouri by seven students of the American School of Osteopathy. The founding members established the mission that drives our fraternity today. 

Our Mission

Sigma Sigma Phi is an Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity. Its objectives and purposes are to further the science of osteopathic medicine and its standards of practice, to improve the scholastic standing and promote a higher degree of fellowship among its students, to bring about a closer relationship and understanding between the student bodies and the officials and members of the faculties of our colleges, and to foster allegiance to the American Osteopathic Association and to perpetuate these principles and the teachings through the maintenance and development of this organization.

To find health should be the object of the doctor. Anyone can find disease.

— A.T. Still MD, D.O., Philosophy of Osteopathy

Why "Sigma Sigma Phi"



Sigma: Skull

  • The center of thought, learning & integrity
  • Encases the brain which governs our lives

Sigma: Spine

  • Key symbol for the practice of Osteopathy

Phi: Femur

  • Dr. Andrew T. Still, founder of Osteopathy, referred to the femur frequently during his lectures. Thus, Phi pays homage to his teachings

The key symbols (skull, spine, & femur) adorn the fraternity emblem. The emblem itself is shaped in the likeness of a sternum, due to it's key role in hematopoiesis, and thus, the origin of our life source & vitality. 

The colors of Sigma Sigma Phi are crimson red and royal blue representing virility and loyalty. The flower of Sigma Sigma Phi is the red carnation.