Sammy Stories

Every Sammy has a story, and Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity wants to hear yours. However, with over 70,000 living alumni, it would take many years to meet with each Sammy individually.

That’s why we’ve decided to embark on a new project — Sammy Stories — to collect the stories of alumni in their own words. These stories will be preserved in a book that celebrates the impact Sammy has had on our lives and who we are today. Every year we don’t capture and preserve these stories feels like another opportunity lost, so we’re excited to get started!

*To submit your Sammy story or to update your information, please call the number listed on the postcard or email you received or call our partner, PCI at 1-800-982-1590.  You do not need to log in to the Sam.org website.

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Sammy Story

What Sammy Story will you share?

  • Did you meet your sweetheart at Sammy?
  • Can you trace your career back to a defining moment?
  • Have your chapter connections turned into lifelong friendships?
  • Were you an active member during a historical moment?
  • Did somebody at Sammy have a significant impact on your life?

PCI Partnership

With our limited resources, we’d never be able to tackle a project like this. By partnering with PCI, we’re able to access their trained staff of real, live human beings who are excited to listen to what you have to share. PCI will also help collect and assemble the stories into the Sammy Stories book that we can share with all Sammys.

Please note that we have shared your contact information with PCI only for use in conjunction with this project. We have NOT sold your contact information or otherwise used it for outside marketing purposes.

Do I have to buy something?

No. This project is being done at no cost to all Sammy Alumni. The project is completely funded by the alumni who choose to purchase the Sammy Stories book that will be produced at the end of the project.

Various book packages will be offered, as well as other Sammy branded merchandise such as an overnight bag or an office swag kit. You are welcome to purchase these items, but you are not required to do so to participate in the project or order the Sammy Stories book.

Again, we’d never be able to embark on a project like this without the support of our amazing alumni and the partnership with PCI. We sincerely thank every Sammy that participates and chooses to purchase the book.

What's Next

Sammys will receive emails and postcard communications from the PCI team with instructions on how to participate. We’d like to invite you to share one of your stories with us, send us a photo, and take part in this first-of-its-kind project to honor the experiences and voices of our alumni. The PCI team will collect stories until December 15, 2021. After that, they will enter a post-production phase editing the data. We hope to have the book distributed in early 2022.

We look forward to hearing from each and every one of you regarding your memories of Sigma Alpha Mu!

Contact Information

If you have any other questions regarding the project, please reach out to PCI customer service desk at 1-800-982-1590 / customerservice@publishingconcepts.com.

Frequently Asked Questions by Members

I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information and a story about Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. Is this a legitimate project or is it a scam?

It’s legit! We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce an Oral History Publication for Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. PCI is a family-owned business based in Dallas, TX that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for almost 100 years. This project allows Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity to hear about your personal experiences and explain how Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity has helped shape your lives.

Does Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity benefit from this at all?

Yes, in a few different ways:

Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage members

Legacy – preserves the history of our fraternity

Revenue – generates donation revenue for member programs

Pride – wearing apparel shows support and love for our organization

How do I know my information will only be used for Oral History Project purposes?

PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Oral History Project and except as required by court order or law. Upon completion of the project, PCI will redact PII (Personal Identifiable information) from any and all electronic files that we have supplied or were produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Oral History Project.

I would like to verify or update my information and share a story. How may I do this?

If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative for the Oral History Project. The representative will verify all the information we have on file for you, make any updates where needed, then ask you to share your story about your time at Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity at the conclusion of the project. 

If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information and submit a story.

Can I choose what information prints in the publication?

When you call to update your information, you can tell the representative if you prefer any of your information be excluded. You can also communicate your preferences to PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 / customerservice@publishingconcepts.com.

I updated my information but need some more time to think about what experience to share.

You can call back at any time to share your story.

I shared a story and the representative said I could send some photos. How do I do this?

You will receive an email with a link to upload up to two photos (black and white or color) plus captions. 

 

If you have also purchased a book but do not have an email address on file, you will be sent a photo mailer to send physical photos in to be printed (note: photos will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).

I’d like to add / remove info from my story.

You will receive an email prior to publication with a link to review your transcribed story and make any edits.

Can anyone purchase a book?

The Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity Oral History Publication is available for sale only to Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity members.

I ordered a book / package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?

Contact PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 and they will take care of this for you.