To become a member of Sigma Psi Zeta at a new or established charter/chapter, each woman:
- Must be able to demonstrate leadership and dedication to members of her interest group and to members of Sigma Psi Zeta
- Must be able to uphold the beliefs of the sorority to the best of her ability
- Must be committed to attend the required rush events, whether held at her respective school or elsewhere, to complete the rush process
- Must attend a General Interest Meeting (GIM)
- Must not hold membership to any other social Greek organization. Professional and academic organizations are acceptable.
In addition to the above requirements, members of interest groups must achieve the following:
- Each interest group must have at least ten (10) members, or the minimum the university requires to start a sorority, whichever is greater.
- Eight (8) of the ten (10) members must be of freshman or sophomore standing. All members of this interest group must fulfill membership prerequisites. This requirement is designed to stabilize the interest group upon initiation to the sorority.
- Each woman of the interest group must have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or the minimum university requirement, whichever is greater and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.6 to be an active member.
Members of Sigma Psi Zeta are expected to be in good financial standing with the National Office. The majority of membership dues go toward paying the national insurance policy. Sigma Psi Zeta's insurance policy protects the sorority from liability that may arise from its activities.
All undergraduate sisters are required to pay an annual fee to the national office of Sigma Psi Zeta, due in installments at the beginning of each academic semester or quarter. Additional dues are determined per chapter and are dependent on programming and costs incurred by individual chapters.
The new member education fee is non-refundable. Remaining funds from the chartering fee will be returned to the newly established charter to be used for travel costs to National Convention or to serve as a seed fund for future events.