Alpha Sigma Alpha, the oldest sorority on campus, has made some improvements this semester. Alpha Sigma Alpha remains as one of the largest and most respected sororities on campus.
Recruitment this year went very well for the sorority. Nine ladies joined the sorority this semester. The women of Alpha Sigma Alpha attribute their growth to their good reputation on campus, participation in diverse activities on campus and their sisterhood within the sorority.
The sorority credits much of their growth this semester to their good reputation.
“Our reputation on campus shows students that we are women of poise and purpose, meaning we have the confidence to go after our dreams,” President Jenny Tucker said.
Tucker said the sorority as a whole carries themselves with dignity and class. The women strive to obtain a certain amount of purpose in their lives by following the Alpha Sig traditions.
Traditionally, the sorority works extremely hard by raising money for the Special Olympics and the S. June Smith Center, a center for terminally ill children.
They also work hard in school to obtain a good overall grade point average. The sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha take care of each other and work as a group to further themselves as a sorority.
The sorority takes pride in the fact that they are diversely involved in campus activities. Lori Andrews, a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha, participates in the Forestry Club and each year makes her sisters proud at Conclave.
Rachel Runun, captain of the flag line, involves herself with the UAM Band and the UAM Choir. Ashley Grounds and Erin Gautney, two new members of Alpha Sigma Alpha, participate in the UAM Cheerleading Squad.
The women have distributed themselves over the campus because each one has a different personality and hobby. But when they get together, they are sisters and all members of one group, Alpha Sigma Alpha.
“These are not a group of girls that I paid to be friends with, these are my sisters,” Tucker said.
The members have learned how to separate friendships and sorority life when involved in meetings and other serious sorority activities. This factor holds much importance to the relationships of the members.
The women know the importance of sisterhood within a sorority and strive to come together at least twice a week to celebrate their sisterhood through candlelight ceremonies, meetings for lunch or playing games.
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