Sigma Alpha Iota is an international music fraternity for women. It was founded at the University of Michigan School of Music in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1903. Epsilon Chapter at IC is located in Terrace 9. The fraternity functions on both an international and local level with the primary goal being the advancement of American music and musicians. Some of their national projects include: Bold Notes, Music Therapy, Community Action Music, the maintenance of a cottage at the McDowell Colony for Creative Artists, and the sponsorship of a music competition for young American composers.