Academics are very important at Alpha Sigma Tau. The Sorority believes that academic achievement and strong scholarship are not only a part of sorority life, but are directly tied to a strong Sisterhood experience for each individual member and her chapter.
From our earliest days, Alpha Sigma Tau has been committed to what our Founders called “true scholarship.” In fact, a focus on education has been a staple of Alpha Sigma Tau’s history and Ritual for more than 119 years!
Invitations to join Alpha Sigma Tau are based in part on academic performance. Each potential new member must have a minimum 2.5 GPA before a chapter can consider her for membership – and some chapters have higher minimum GPA requirements. Nationally, our average GPA is just over 3.0
We always put academics first in our chapter here at UIC. That is, after all, why we're all here in the first place! Sisters commonly take classes together and serve as a great resource for professor/course recommendations and notes to pass along to each other. We also post up at the "The Lib" regularly and tackle homework and/or study for exams together.
Hard work pays off in our chapter, literally - sisters who receive a 4.0 GPA for the semester are rewarded with a cut in their dues!