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Illuminate is Alpha Sigma Tau’s four-year member development program, offering personal and professional growth for young women. Illuminate equips each participant with the proven leadership skills she needs to become the woman she aspires to be.

Illuminate is innovative – a structured, yet fun, approach to personal growth that is unlike anything else out there. It is not lectures, but interactive sessions run by peers who are Sisters in your own collegiate chapter.

Illuminate is grounded in real life. Thousands of accomplished women leaders in a wide range of professions were asked a simple question: what skills do you have that were an invaluable part of your success? Their answers provided the foundation for Illuminate: eight competencies that, when mastered, are more likely to lead to a successful, fulfilling life:

Each chapter selects collegians to serve as class facilitators, and then chooses specific competencies they want to focus on during the year. There is one facilitator for each grade level (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior) who work with their Sisters in the same credit level.

Throughout the year, facilitators guide the chapter through structured, interactive programs that teach each selected competency. We suggest doing three (3) competency program sessions per semester (or two sessions per term at trimester/quarter schools) for a total of six (6) per year. Any less, and the potential benefit declines considerably.

Each class is free to select whichever competencies they feel are the most appropriate to them and their members’ needs.

Benefits of Illuminate

Sisters who have tested Illuminate tell us that, as a result of the program, their abilities in each of the competency areas have increased.

Additionally, chapters who tested Illuminate found that their members developed stronger relationships with their Sisters and are now better able to have meaningful conversations – and this has strengthened those chapters overall.

Sounds Great! How Does my Chapter Take Part?

Chances are, your chapter is already taking part. In fact, 80% of chapters have already signed up!

Illuminate is available at no cost to chapters – it is a member benefit of Alpha Sigma Tau. Take advantage of this opportunity and enroll your chapter today!

To sign up, Chapter Presidents or Vice Presidents of Member Development should reach out to the HQ Staff Contact for next steps.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation.

Illuminate was mind-blowing. We thought it would be just another lecture, but it was exactly the opposite. Each Sister brought her own personal experiences and we learned and grew together. Every Sister in my chapter was excited about what she learned.

Jennifer Fedenisn
Epsilon Zeta Chapter (University of Virginia's College at Wise)