The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi

The International Sweetheart of Sigma Chi has held a distinguished role in our organization since Barbara Tanner was first crowned in 1948 by Significant Sig John Wayne, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 1929. Since then, an International Sweetheart has been chosen once every two years at Grand Chapter. Each young woman has represented the ideals of the White Cross and lived Sigma Chi's core values of Friendship, Justice and Learning while making her own personal contributions to the Fraternity. Long after her official term is over, the International Sweetheart maintains a special place in the Fraternity. 


The chapter sweetheart has the opportunity to make a great impact on the chapter that she serves. Our 2017-2018 Sweetheart is Melissa Quinn, someone who truly embodies the values of our fraternity. 

Ilayda Abacioglu


BSc. Pharmacology, minor in Management


Home Country: Turkey


Ilayda is beloved within greek life as well as greater student community of McGill University. As a sister of Gamma Phi Beta, she has attended more Sigma Chi events than most active brothers, and has been integral in the philanthropic and social development of the chapter for a number of years. She is one of the most trustworthy and reliable friends of many brothers within the chapter. We wish her the best of luck with her pursuits of a career in the pharmaceutical industry post-graduation.