Ask most women why they joined and they will tell you, friendship. The friendships develop and deepen while learning through chapter programs or philanthropy done throughout the community. The endless possibility of new friendships and a lot of fun is still the primary reason. In addition to helping you make the best friends of your life, Beta Sigma Phi has many benefits of membership. Some of these are scholarships, conventions, transfer membership to other parts of the country if you relocate, online Chat room, Membership discounts, Insurance programs, Legacy membership for young girls, and the international Torch Magazine. Chapters of Beta Sigma Phi average 10 – 15 women, meet in members' homes either once or twice a month depending on the format of the chapter. Cultural programs are held to encourage personal growth, whether it's to overcome shyness through group interaction, while members holding officer positions enhance their leadership skills. Conventions give us a chance to meet members worldwide and not just within our local communities, cities, state or province. Convention gatherings are typically, three day events to enjoy activities with good friends, good food and shopping. As an active member, you have the ability to attend conventions anywhere you might have an interest. Each year, there is usually at least one Internationally sponsored cruise. Any member as well as her family or friends are able to join our group for this cruise. Rates are typically better than you'd receive booking a cruise on your own. So think of becoming a sister soon and we'll look forward to adding you to our worldwide circle of friends.