Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Chapter house stands at 1812 S. Broadway. The Chapter has thrived at PSU since 1920, producing some of the most outstanding women to have graduated from the University. Having the open motto of “Aspire, Seek, Attain” the women of Alpha Sigma Alpha have done just that. ASA members can be found in many student organizations, not just in the membership, but acting as the leaders in those organizations.
On November 15, 1901 Alpha Sigma Alpha was founded at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia with the purpose to cultivate friendship among its members and in every way to create pure and elevating sentiments, to perform such deeds ant to mould such opinions as will tend to elevate and ennoble womanhood in the world, as written in the charter.
Alpha Sigma Alpha names the Special Olympics as a national philanthropic project as well as the S. June Smith Center. The S. June Smith Center is a private non-profit agency providing early identification, education, training and therapy to infants and children with developmental disabilities. The center is named for Dr. S June Smith, a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Girls on the Run was adopted by Alpha Sigma Alpha in 2012 making it our newest national philanthropy. Girls on the Run is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls 3rd through 8th grade. The program combines training for the GOTR 5K running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts.
For additional information, please visit the Alpha Sigma Alpha website.
Date Nationally Founded: 1901
Date Locally Founded: 1920
Colors: Pearl White, Palm Green and Gold
Flower: Narcissus and Aster
National Publication: The Phoenix
National Philanthropy: S. June Smith Center, Special Olympics, Girls on the Run, Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation
Local Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House
Four Insignia: Palm Tree, Star, Crown, Phoenix
Jewels: Pearl and Ruby