Parents Frequently Asked Questions
8 REASONS WHY GOING GREEK IS A GOOD IDEA
1. Improved Academics - As an active member of Alpha Sigma Tau, you must maintain a GPA of at least 2.55. Not only does this uphold the values of education within our sorority, but pushes each member to do their best and help others out. Study hours are also held each week so that sisters can focus on their studies if they choose to. In the Fall semester of 2015, our chapter averaged an overall GPA of a whopping 3.34, first highest among all the sororities on campus!!! Then in the Spring semester of 2015, we had second highest GPA with a chapter average of 3.23!
*** Our grades are summed up by the university's student life council at http://usciencesgreeklife.weebly.com/academic-success.html
2. Leadership Opportunities - Sisters all have different roles in making sure that the sorority upholds its dedication to morals and service. Because of this, sisters step up and become leaders on various service projects or fundraisers. Being part of the sorority also means a chance at holding positions, all which require skills in leadership and responsibility.
3. Lifelong Sisterhood - Being part of a sisterhood means that the friends you make here, will support you long after college is over. We strive to build a life long community that supports one another. Through alumnae events, we also make sure to always keep in touch with our sisters. After all, we're "anchored for life."
4. Volunteer Work - Philanthropy hours are required for all sisters, stressing the importance of helping others in need. You can also learn about the different philanthropies that we contribute our time and service to in our philanthropy page.
5. Networking - Being in Alpha Sigma Tau gives you an innumerable amount of chances to meet other people from other organizations, as well as within our sorority. We network with our alum and make sure that even new members meet old members. Additionally, there are over 90 active Alpha Sigma Tau chapters across the nation (Including schools like NYU, Penn State, Marist College, Johnson & Wales, UMass Dartmouth, and Radford University). We randomly meet sisters from different chapters all the time!
6. Involvement - Being a part of Alpha Sigma Tau gives you the chance to get involved within the school community. We hold countless events on campus like the Alcohol Awareness Carnival, or Women's Awareness Week to make sure we reach out to not just our community of sisters, but our community at USciences as well.
7. Responsibility - As a member of Alpha Sigma Tau, you learn to take responsibility for yourself and the others around you. Whether this means becoming more organized, or making sure you fulfill your tasks, responsibility can take on many forms. Sisters learn to recognize their challenges, then implement the right course of actions to lead to success.
8. Support System - As the biggest sorority on campus, we provide a huge support system both for academic challenges as well as personal challenges. Even with almost 50 active members, we've created a close knit community where there will always be someone to help you out.
Our sorority is part of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), an umbrella organization for 26 international women's fraternities and sororities that values "good scholarship...guarding of good health...maintenance of fine standards, and for serving." If you'd like to do more research on why we feel so strongly about Alpha Sigma Tau here at University of the Sciences, feel free to explore the following website!