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Encyclopedia > Alpha Sigma Alpha
ΑΣΑ - Alpha Sigma Alpha
Image:Alpha_Sigma_Alpha_Crest.jpg
Motto Aspire, Seek, Attain
Colors Crimson, Pearl White, Palm Green, and Gold
Symbol star, crown, palm tree, phoenix
Flower Narcissus and Aster
Founded November 15, 1901 at Longwood University, (Farmville, Virginia)
Type Social
Scope National
Headquarters 9550 Zionsville Rd., Ste 160
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Members 60,000 Members currently
n/a lifetime
Philanthropy Special Olympics
Jewels Ruby and Pearl
Homepage http://www.alphasigmaalpha.org/

Alpha Sigma Alpha (ΑΣΑ) is a US national sorority founded on November 15, 1901 at Longwood College (now University) in Farmville, Virginia. There are now over 70 chapters of Alpha Sigma Alpha nationwide with more than 60,000 members. Image File history File links Alpha_Sigma_Alpha_Crest. ... Crimson is a strong, bright deep red color combined with some blue, resulting in a degree of purple. ... White rose. ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... This article is about the astronomical object. ... Crown names several entities associated with monarchy: A crown (headgear), the headgear worn by a monarch, other high dignitaries, divinities etcetera. ... Genera Many; see list of Arecaceae genera Arecaceae (also known as Palmae or Palmaceae), the palm family, is a family of flowering plants, belonging to the monocot order Arecales. ... Look up Phoenix in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Narcissus may mean either: Narcissus in Greek mythology the Narcissus flower and plant Narcissus, freedman and secretary to the Roman emperor Claudius Narcissus, murderer of the Roman emperor Commodus HMS Narcissus, a name borne by six ships of the Royal Navy Narcissus, a painting by Caravaggio Narcissus, a JavaScript engine... ASTER image ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) is one of five remote sensory devices on board the Terra satellite launched into Earth orbit by NASA in 1999. ... A sex worker in Germany. ... Farmville is a town located in Virginia. ... Special Olympics is an international organization created to help people with intellectual disabilities develop self-confidence and social skills through sports training and competition. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A sex worker in Germany. ... Farmville is a town located in Virginia. ...

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History

In Farmville, Virginia what is now known as Longwood University opened its doors to women in 1884. In the fall of 1901 at that very same college five women, having gone through the rushing and bidding of the campus sororities together, created a friendship. Instead of accepting the bids from the existing sororities Virginia Boyd Noell, Juliette Hundley Gilliam, Calva Watson Wootton, Louise Cox Carper, and Mary Williamson Hundley decided to stay together and become sisters, their goal was to form a separate sorority. Farmville is a town located in Virginia. ... A sex worker in Germany. ... 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


On November 15, 1901 that goal was accomplished when Alpha Sigma Alpha was named and chartered. The purpose of Alpha Sigma Alpha, as stated in the charter is "[...] to cultivate friendship among its members, and in every way to create pure and elevating sentiments, to perform such deeds and to mould such opinions as will tend to elevate and ennoble womanhood in the world." The open motto of the sorority is "Aspire, Seek, Attain." To create a well rounded woman the four-fold aim of the sorority is: intellectual, spiritual, social and physical development of its members. November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


The national headquarters was permanently established in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1998. The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Philanthropies

In 1976 Alpha Sigma Alpha National headquarters announced that the Special Olympics would be the national philanthropic project. Since then it has taken several projects under its wing. In 1989 Alpha Sigma Alpha set up the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation. Initially it was a scholarship-granting body, but it has branched out to support a number of different interests with the intentions of providing opportunities for service, leadership, and lifelong learning. In 1990 the S. June Smith Center, located in Lancaster, PA and named after Alpha Sigma Alpha member S. June Smith[1] (Kappa Kappa Chapter), rounded out its philanthropic interests. Special Olympics is an international organization created to help people with intellectual disabilities develop self-confidence and social skills through sports training and competition. ... Lancaster is a city located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ...


Notable alumnae

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Current chapters

Alabama:

  • Zeta Rho- University of West Alabama, Livingston

Alaska:

  • Theta Delta- University of Alaska-Anchorage, Anchorage

Arkanas:

  • Beta Lambda- University of Central Arkansas, Conway
  • Beta Mu- Henderson State University, Arkadelphia
  • Gamma Zeta- University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello
  • Epsilon Alpha- Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia

Colorado:

  • Beta Beta- University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
  • Zeta Pi- Colorado State University-Pueblo, Pueblo

Delaware:

  • Delta Iota- University of Delaware, Newark

Iowa:

  • Zeta Psi- Loras College, Dubuque
  • Theta Alpha- Coe College, Cedar Rapids

Illinois:

  • Gamma Omega- Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
  • Beta Rho- Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
  • Gamma Lambda- Loyola University, Chicago
  • Delta Eta- DePaul University, Chicago
  • Zeta Phi- Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

Indiana:

  • Beta Upsilon- Indiana State University, Terre Haute
  • Delta Kappa- University of Southern Indiana, Evansville

Kanas:

  • Epsilon Epsilon- Emporia State University, Emporia
  • Eta Eta- Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg

Kentucky:

  • Beta Nu- Murray State University, Murray

Louisiana:

  • Psi Psi- Northwestern State University, Natchitoches

Maryland:

  • Epsilon Tau- University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Michigan:

  • Beta Theta- Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
  • Gamma Mu- Adrian College, Adrian
  • Delta Nu-A- Kettering University, Flint
  • Delta Nu-B- Kettering University, Flint
  • Delta Sigma- Saginaw Valley State University, University Center
  • Zeta Tau- Grand Valley State University, Allendale

Minnesota:

  • Zeta Kappa- Minnesota State University-Mankato, Mankato

Missouri:

  • Alpha Beta- Truman State University, Kirksville
  • Zeta Zeta- Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg
  • Phi Phi- Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville
  • Beta Sigma- Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield
  • Gamma Pi- Missouri Valley College, Marshall
  • Zeta Alpha- Missouri Southern State College, Joplin
  • Zeta Eta- Rockhurst University, Kansas City
  • Zeta Mu- Missouri Western State College, St. Joseph

New York:

  • Zeta Theta- Wagner College, Staten Island
  • Zeta Iota- State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • Gamma Iota- Rochester Unstitute of Technology, Rochester
  • Zeta Chi- Niagra University, Niagara University

New Jersey:

  • Zeta Lambda- Rowan University, Glassboro

Ohio:

  • Zeta Omicron- Muskingum College, New Concord

Oklahoma:

  • Beta Gamma- Northeastern State University, Tahlequah
  • Gamma Gamma- Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva

Pennsylvania:

  • Nu Nu- Drexel University, Philadelphia
  • Gamma Rho- East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg
  • Delta Epsilon- Mansfield University, Mansfield
  • Delta Chi- Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg
  • Epsilon Kappa- Millersville University, Millersville
  • Zeta Nu- Moravian College, Bethlehem
  • Alpha Gamma- Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana
  • Gamma Eta- The Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • Gamma Psi- Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro
  • Epsilon Theta- The Pennsylvania State University, Behrend College, Erie
  • Epsilon Lambda- University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown
  • Epsilon Upsilon- California University of Pennsylvania, California
  • Zeta Gamma- Gannon University, Erie

Tennessee:

  • Zeta Omega- Austin Peay State University, Clarksville

Texas:

  • Delta Upsilon- University of Texas-San Antonio, San Antonio
  • Zeta Sigma- University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio
  • Theta Epsilon- Schreiner University, Kerrville

Virginia:

  • Alpha- Longwood University, Farmville
  • Beta Epsilon- James Madison University, Harrisonburg
  • Beta Iota- Radford University — Radford
  • Epsilon Gamma- Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
  • Epsilon Eta- Virginia Wesleyan College, Virginia Beach
  • Zeta Upsilon- Lynchburg College, Lynchburg
  • Theta Beta- Roanoke College, Salem
  • Theta Gamma- Christopher Newport University, Newport News

West Virginia:

  • Beta Pi- Concord University, Athens

Wisconsin:

  • Zeta Beta- University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls

References

  1. ^ S. June Smith - Dr. S. June Smith. S. June Smith Center. Retrieved on 2006-12-14.

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External links


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