Alpha Sigma Alpha brings new ideas

Cara Crossett
Assistant Copy Editor

   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 Days .

   "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 schools.

   "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.

    Overall, District Days brought the women of Alpha Sigma Alpha together as a sorority. They learned many ideas of how to make not only their own sorority grow but how to expand the Greek Life at UAM.

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