Why Join ΑΣΤ?
Women have been joining Alpha Sigma Tau for more than 119 years for one simple reason: lifelong friendships grounded in shared values.
“I never thought I would be the kind to join a sorority, but I am so glad I did. I found lifelong friends and learned the value of being – and loving – myself. I believe that Alpha Sigma Tau is the best thing that ever happened to me.”
– Alumna Noel Netzhammer, Phi Chapter (Southeastern Louisiana University)
Since our founding in 1899, we have prided ourselves on continually promoting the ethical, cultural, social, and professional growth of our members – even during times of more limited opportunities for women.
Being an Alpha Sigma Tau means:
- Connecting to a national network of like-minded women who support you for life
- Personal and professional growth through initiatives like Illuminate, our innovative member development program that is like nothing else out there
- A focus on your safety, health, and wellness with engaging online resources
- Bettering your community through philanthropy and service
- Embracing real leadership opportunities at the local and national levels
Here are some personal testimonies from our sisters about why they chose and love Alpha Sigma Tau:
"Alpha Sigma Tau has empowered me to excel in life because I’m surrounded by so many powerful and hard-working women. It’s a special kind of motivation you can’t get anywhere else." - Jacki
"After having become a sistau I feel a sense of belonging in AST. I've learned that we all have a strong sense of respect for each other and compassion as well. All my sisters are always there for me- even those who I'm not that close to still care immensely for me." - Sarai
"Alpha Sigma Tau has stood beside me every time I needed their sisterly love and encouragement the most. I have been able to open up and work on many personal battles knowing that I have such a solid support system here at UIC. It is because of [my] 70+ sisters that I know I am never alone while I relentlessly pursue my greatest dreams." - Annabel
"Alpha Sigma Tau makes me want to strive to be my best and to mature into become an outstanding sister and individual. Without these girls I wouldn't be able to have as much confidence and motivation to be the best that I could be. I'm so blessed and ecstatic to continue to promote the core values of this sisterhood." - Mariana