Each year sororities travel the nation
to different destinations for District Days.
Workshops, presented by alumnae, teach the women
new procedures on how to make their sorority
stronger and larger. The Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority
from the University of Arkansas - Monticello,
traveled to Dallas, Texas, Feb. 18 - 20 for District
"District Days is when all the sororities from
our district, district seven, come together in
one meeting area. We have fun and fellowship. We
have programs to help our chapter, Gamma Zeta,
grow," said Julie Parrish, standards chairman.
The Alpha Sigs brought home some new ideas from
their workshop on
recruitment: Ten Best Steps to Recruitment and
How To Handle Too Much on Your Plate. They also
got ideas from other sororities from larger
"The energy from the girls from Conway was very
encouraging. They had so many ideas on
recruitment that we haven’t even thought of
yet," said Rachel Runyan, vice president of
alumni and heritage.
The women of Alpha Sigma Alpha also learned of a
philanthropy idea to bring in the entire
university. President Jenny Tucker said
that through Alpha Sigma Alpha, campuses across
the nation are donating old cell phones to the
Special Olympics, their national philanthropy,
to provide money for the games.
"This donation to the Special Olympics is
something we hope to be able to do from UAM. We
hope that everyone on campus will participate in
this heartfelt donation," Tucker said.
UAM’s Gamma Zeta Chapter brought home more than
just valuable lessons to help their sorority.
They brought home an award for meeting fall
quota, a very honorable recognition.