Your Daughter & ΑΣΤ
Is there a young woman in your life who’s thinking about joining Alpha Sigma Tau? Terrific – she is about to start an amazing journey!
“I am proud of all three of my daughters, not only because of what they have become as responsible young women, but also because of the bright futures that are ahead of them! If not for being in Alpha Sigma Tau and the lifelong friends they have made in the Sorority, I’m not sure they would have had such a great college experience. They are happy, responsible, well-adjusted, and ready to take on whatever life may throw at them.”
-Wayne Mullins, proud father of three Alpha Sigma Tau Sisters: Jennifer, Jaclyn, and Joy Mullins, Gamma Xi Chapter (Grand Valley State University)
Why She is Making the Right Decision
When your loved one joins Alpha Sigma Tau, she is joining a proud legacy of women reaching back more than 115 years – smart, confident women who embody the Sorority’s core values of excellence, intellect, graciousness, respect, and connections. She is building and maintaining meaningful, sincere, and lasting relationships, and embarking on a richer college journey full of opportunities to engage and grow. If she is anything like most of our members, she will graduate into the world with a better education, stronger network and support system, and more life-changing experiences.
Alpha Sigma Tau is committed to providing the highest quality experience for our members by:
Investing in Women and Empowering Members to Excel in Life
A Focus on Academics: Academics are very important at Alpha Sigma Tau. Nationally, our average GPA is just above 3.0.
Personal and Professional Growth: Our innovative member development program, Illuminate, equips each young woman who participates with proven leadership skills to become the woman she aspires to be.
Healthy Lifestyles: Collegiate members learn about wellness and risk reduction through self-guided online education.
Leadership Opportunities: Members have many opportunities to lead at the local chapter level through officer positions and committees. Collegiate members also serve on our governing board (called National Council) and on national committees. In fact, Alpha Sigma Tau is proud to be the first and only National Panhellenic Conference sorority to have a collegian serve as a voting member on our National Council!
Inspiring Women to Enrich Their Own Lives and the Lives of Others
Bonds of Sisterhood: At its core, Alpha Sigma Tau represents Sisterhood grounded in shared values and experiences – the building blocks of positive lifelong relationships. Members of Alpha Sigma Tau grow by participating together in everyday life, and in shared programs designed to help their ethical, cultural, social, and professional development.
For College and Beyond, a National Network of Like-minded Women: When a young woman joins Alpha Sigma Tau, she joins a national support network of nearly 55,000 collegiate and alumnae members in communities across the country.
Philanthropy and Service: Our Creed inspires us to “contribute our share to the progress of mankind.” In fact, community service has been engrained in Alpha Sigma Tau since our founding. Members get involved with national nonprofit partners and local causes through philanthropic fundraising and hands-on service.
To learn more, we invite you to take a look at the rest of this website, and download our pamphlet, Empowering Women to Excel in Life .
We also encourage you to check out SororityParents.com. There, you will find answers to the most common questions and concerns parents and other loved ones have regarding sorority membership. You can also read what other parents have said about the positive experiences their daughters have had as part of a sorority.
A Letter to Concerned Parents,
When my daughter first began to speak of possibly joining a sorority in the fall of her first year at USP, as a parent I had many concerns. I had heard of many serious issues related to Greek life; the parties, hazing and the like, some of which resulted in ending a student’s life. Pia and I had many conversations about the benefits of joining a sorority and what she should expect from the pledging process. There was also the issue of grades. Although Pia is a good student, the newness of college life with the additional stresses of pledging could bring down her grades.
Early on Pia was interested in joining AST (Alpha Sigma Tau). I met and spoke with many of the women in the sorority during parents’ weekend and they were such an energetic group! They are involved in numerous community service activities including Habitat for Humanity, Dress for Success, Bowling for Breast Cancer and Light the Night for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, to name a few. I was told that hazing was not part of their pledging process as it was forbidden at USP and “how can we refer to each other as sisters if we degrade our sisters during pledging?”. I was also informed that AST was required to oversee mandatory study hours throughout the pledging process.
Our experience with AST has been very positive. AST is a sorority that awards academic excellence, requires participation in community service and fosters the development of leadership skills through voluntary positions within the group. They are dedicated to their community and supportive of each other. I am very pleased with not only the academic education my daughter is receiving at USP but the community awareness and leadership development she has received through AST. And, by the way, my daughter’s grades improved during the pledging and induction process!
Sincerely, Kathleen Kenny