"An international social and support group for adult cross dressers, their partners, the spouses of married cross dressers and their families."
Tri-Ess is a not for profit IRS 501(c)(3) corporation
Please Review the Following Prior to Attending Your First Meeting or Applying for MembershipOur Guidelines
We welcome all cross dressers and their spouses, partners or family members
who are 18 years or older to our meetings.
The Sigma Epsilon guidelines are written and enforced to protect the privacy and security of all members
and guests who attend our meetings. You will be required to identify yourself in order to participate in our
activities; however, your true identity will be held in strict confidence and shared with no one in the group
except the leadership. You are known only by your "Femme" name. Your spouse or significant other who
attends meetings may also wish to adopt a "meeting name" as well. We expect you to display the same
care and respect for the privacy of other members and their guests as well.
The purpose of our meetings is to provide support and guidance as well as to encourage participation in
scheduled social activities. We offer our members the opportunity to develop and express the feminine
side of their personality. We expect our members to dress and conduct themselves as ladies, in the
company of other ladies. Sexual activity of any kind is not permitted. If you are looking for friendship,
camaraderie, guidance and support in a secure environment– you are welcome to join us.
A. Never tell a third party the location of any meeting. If you wish to bring a guest, contact an
Administrative Board member first. Only guests, who have been approved by the Administrative
Board, are to be informed where and when we meet.
B. Minor children (Under the age of 18 years) are not permitted to attend our meetings or events, except
when accompanied by their legal parent(s) or guardian(s) and only if prior approval has been
obtained from the President of Sigma Epsilon.
C. While dressed "En Femme", Sigma Epsilon members or guests must adhere to the contractual
agreement with the current host hotel for use of the hotel's pool, recreational facilities, or any of the
hotel's restrooms. Consult an Administrative Board member to determine the restrictions to hotel
D. Except during an Administrative Board approved event, alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the
Hospitality Suite. Smoking is never allowed in the Hospitality Suite.
E. The hotel welcomes and supports us. We, in turn, must respect the rights of their other guests and
management. As our hotel has many families with children as guests, we must respect their need to
F. No one is ever required to dress at any meetings. Your initial goal should be to become comfortable
with the group and its support. However, when you do dress "En Femme" you must dress ladylike.
G. Our meetings must maintain a respectable atmosphere and decorum. Therefore, no obscene, erotic
or sexual activities, articles, exhibits or items of this nature shall be allowed, in any form, during the
meetings. Any member found to be soliciting any other member or meeting guest for sexual activity of
any kind shall be subject to immediate and permanent dismissal from membership in Sigma Epsilon.
H. We meet in public places such as the hotel and restaurants. We expect members and guests to
dress appropriately and act accordingly. Conservative ladylike attire is best for daytime activities and
dinner/cocktail dresses are fine for dinner. Provocative, fetish, sexy or androgynous (partial
male/female) attire costume is never acceptable.
I. Our meetings include a support discussion/session where topics pertaining to cross-dressing are
addressed. Specifics of the discussions are strictly confidential and must remain private.
J. Never divulge to a third party the identity, telephone number, e-mail address or other information
considered private to a member or a guest without the express permission of that person. If you are
asked for anyone's telephone number, take the number of the party making the request and pass it
on to the member in question. Any member or guest who divulges information about another person
to third party is not welcome.
K. Photographs may be taken at our meetings or events to document our chapter's growth. However,
please do not photograph anyone -- foreground or background -- without his or her prior permission.
Additionally, if you do not wish to be photographed -- inform the photographer. Take special care not
to photograph anyone "en drab". Never share your photographs unless you first obtain the permission
of all who are included in the picture.
L. Please immediately report any Security Guideline violations or other problems to a Sigma Epsilon
Administrative Board Member. Allow them to handle any situations, which may arise concerning
privacy and security issues.
We have all experienced that feeling of deep concern that our secret will be discovered and the possible
harm this would cause to either our loved ones or ourselves. Your acceptance of and adherence to the
above rules will assure everyone's continued security and comfort.
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