Alpha Sigma Alpha
Alpha Sigma Alpha Theta Nu (ΑΣΑ θN), formerly ATP (local colony).
It can also be shortened to Alpha Sig. The newest sorority on campus(colonized in May 2010).
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Alpha Sigma Alpha (ΑΣΑ) is a US national sorority founded on November 15, 1901 at Longwood College (now University) in Farmville, Virginia. In the fall of 1901 at Longwood College five women, having gone through the rushing and bidding of the campus sororities together, created a friendship. Instead of accepting the bids from the existing sororities the five founders decided to stay together and become sisters, their goal was to form a separate sorority. On November 15, 1901 that goal was accomplished when Alpha Sigma Alpha was named and chartered. The open motto of the sorority is "Aspire, Seek, Attain."
The national headquarters was permanently established in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1998. There are now over 145 chapters of Alpha Sigma Alpha nationwide with more than 100,000+ members. Alpha Sigma Alpha exists to promote high ideals and standards for its members throughout their lives by emphasizing balance among the aims of intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development. The women of Alpha Sigma Alpha are women of poise and purpose.
Alpha Sig, like many other Greek organizations, has families full of Bigs, Littles, and Twins. Their symbols are the Crown, the Palm, the Phoenix, and the Star. Their jewels are the Pearl and the Ruby, so you will often see them wearing those. They also have a very cute mascot--a ladybug named Dot!
To fill my days with satisfying activity,
To find dominant beauty in art, literature, nature, and friendships,
To know the peace and serenity of a divine faith,
To love life and joyously live each day to its ultimate good—
This is my creed in Alpha Sigma Alpha. -Wilma Wilson Sharp
Alpha Sigma Alpha has three philanthropies: The Special Olympics, The S. June Smith Center and Girls on the Run. The S. June Smith Center supports children with developmental needs through education, therapeutic services, and family-centered programming. Girls on the Run encourages girls to learn about health, teamwork, responsibility, and leadership through a running curriculum. The women of Alpha Sigma Alpha support these philanthropies in a variety of ways.
During winter term, they host an annual Yule Ball (2011) to raise money for the S. June Smith Center. This event was inspired by ATP's 2009 Yule Ball, which raised over $1000 for Cooke Elementary School in Galesburg. Alpha Sigs also participate annually in the Polar Plunge and came in second for overall fund raising in Galesburg in 2011, raising $2,911.46.. Yule Ball Harry Potter themed (hm).
In Spring Term 2011, and 2013 they held a Spelling Bee to raise money for the S. June Smith Center. The words were complex.
In Fall Terms 2014 and 2015, they placed first in Sigma Chi's Derby Days.
In Fall Term 2015 they held a Potato Bar to raise money for the ASA Foundation. The event was super fun, featuring 80 lbs of potatoes, a large variety of toppings, and great 90s music. The event was dubbed Po-Date-O by several guests and later won an award from Nationals for being a very creative fundraiser.
In Fall Term 2016 they held a cupcake decorating event for the ASA Foundation. This event was pretty successful compared to previous years, and featured a heck of a lot of cupcakes.
Since at LEAST 2018 has held annual tarot reading events and slowly gathering more crafty/witchy/dope people <3
If you would like to reach out to us, feel free to contact our president as of 2019, Gabbi Diaz