Strong Independent Sisters (SIS) is a group of young women who believe that the best way to advocate for young women is to first educate, then to serve. Strength in the bonds of women, Independence in thought and deeds, and Sisterhood above all else, defines the organization.
SIS forms reading groups for members, and holds discussions about contemporary issues facing young women including dating violence, healthy relationships, safe sex, and the importance of self esteem. They have hosted conferences for the Girl Scouts, and collect books for children in schools and for community groups. While the organization consists mainly of young women, young men in the campus community are also engaged to help promote their mission of advocacy, education, and service to each other and the young people in the greater Hartford community.