The purpose of Gamma Iota Sigma is to encourage, establish, and enhance the professionalism of students in the Risk Management, Healthcare Risk Management, and Actuarial Science programs. The Sigma Chapter is part of a fraternal organization that creates camaraderie among members by collectively challenging them to develop the habits, skills, and network they will need for a successful, sustainable career. In addition, we encourage the personal development of our members with opportunities to serve our community and improve the lives of the people around them. The success of this chapter will ultimately be measured by our ability to encourage members to develop themselves, personally and professionally, into the next generation of industry leadership. We will carry this out by utilizing valuable resources, including our fellow chapters of Gamma Iota Sigma, The Fox School of Business and Management, a rich tradition in a strong professional network, and a distinguished Alumni Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma.
GIS Coat of Arms
The Coat of Arms for Gamma Iota Sigma is in the shape of what is known as a fire mark. Fire marks were made of iron and placed on the exterior of the buildings on insured properties so as to identify the specific fire company that, in the event of a fire, would serve to extinguish it. The fire mark is decorated with the symbol of the four clasped right hands. Each hand is representative of one of the four ideals upon which the fraternity is based. Beneath the clasped hands are the Greek letters for Gamma Iota Sigma.