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It's All Greek To Me

Danielle Thomas

Around Campus Editor

Sorority Recruitment:  No Matter Which Sorority You Go, You Can't Go Wrong!

   The University of Arkansas at Monticello has three National Panhellenic Conference sororities. 

   Alpha Sigma Alpha: ASA was founded in 1901 at Longwood College in Farmville, Va.  Alpha Sigma Alpha is a women's organization that exists to promote high ideals and standards for its members throughout their lives by emphasizing balance among the four aims of intellectual, physical, spiritual and social development. Alpha Sigma Alpha provides structure and guidance through:

  • Sisterhood, which is a strong bond of unconditional friendship based on common values and experiences;

  • Heritage, which is expressed through creed, ritual and history and

  • Opportunities for leadership and involvement in chapter, campus and community.

   Alpha Sigma Alpha's jewels include the pearl and the ruby, which also represents their colors, crimson and white. The ASA open motto is "Aspire, Seek, Attain."

   Alpha Sigma Tau: AST was founded in 1899 at at Michigan State Normal College, now Eastern Michigan University, in Ypsilanti, Mich. Alpha Sigma Tau exists to promote the ethical, cultural and social development of its members and members have maintained high standards of scholarship, friendship and social grace.

   Alpha Sigma Tau's Open Motto is “Active, Self-Reliant, Trustworthy.”  Their colors are emerald green and gold.  The AST jewel is the pearl.

   Sigma Sigma Sigma: Tri Sigma, a national women's sorority, boasts over 90,000 current members. Tri Sigma promotes friendship and values the lifelong connection that they have with one another.  Tri Sigma promotes strong womanly character and values the challenge they issue to one another to be the best they can be. Tri Sigma promotes high ethical standards and  value honesty and integrity as a way of day-to-day living.

  Tri Sigma, founded in 1898 at Longwood College in Farmville, Va., exists to provide a lifelong sorority experience for women.

   One tradition of Tri Sigma includes the Doll Collection.  This tradition, established in 1950, calls for each chapter, at the time of installation, to dress a doll in the fashion of the year. This  collection contains over 160 dolls, representing active and inactive collegiate chapters.

   Tri Sigma's symbols include the sailboat and skull and crossbones.  The skull and crossbones represents Tri Sigma's open motto, "Faithful unto death."  The pearl, the sorority's jewel, adorns the badge of Sigma Sigma Sigma. Their colors consist of purple and white, and the purple violet represents the flower of Tri Sigma.

   Sorority life provides a great opportunity to get involved at UAM.  Each sorority participates in numerous on-campus activities including: NPC, Greek Council, Greek Week, Intramurals, community service and so much more. 

   Sorority Formal Recruitment starts Wednesday, Sept. 5 and ends at noon Saturday, Sept. 8.  An interest meeting for formal recruitment will take place in the John F. Gibson University Center Caucus Room Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

   For more information, please contact Director of Student Programs and Activities Lindsey Kight at 460-1396 or e-mail  Kight will handle scheduling conflicts if contacted in advance.

Recruitment Schedule:

     Welcome Night – Wednesday, Sept. 5

  • First party -Alpha Sigma Tau  6:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
       15 minute break between parties

  • Second party -Sigma Sigma Sigma 7:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
       15 minute break between parties

  • Third party-Alpha Sigma Alpha 8 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

     Theme Night – Thursday, Sept. 6

  • First party-Sigma Sigma Sigma 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
       15 minute break between parties

  • Second party-Alpha Sigma Alpha 7:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
       15 minute break between parties

  • Third party-Alpha Sigma Tau 8:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.

     Preferential – Friday, Sept. 7

  • First party-Alpha Sigma Alpha 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
       15 minute break between parties

  • Second party-Alpha Sigma Tau 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
       15 minute break between parties

  • Third party-Sigma Sigma Sigma 9 p.m. – 1 p.m.

     Sororities will hand out bids in the University Center Green Room Saturday, Sept. 8 at noon.

   Even if you're not sure about joining a sorority, I highly recommend attending recruitment.  This provides a great opportunity to meet new people, especially for first-year students. 


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