Intellectual development and academic success are the primary reasons for attending an institution of higher education. Alpha Sigma Tau members are challenged to strive to achieve their highest academic potential by focusing on academic achievement through incentive programs, study programs, time management education, recognition both within the chapter and the National Organization, as well as tutorial assistance.
Throughout Alpha Sigma Tau’s history and the legacy of our Ritual, we have been bound to our Founders desire for high standard of “true scholarship.” Academic achievement and strong scholarship are not only a part of sorority life, but are tied to a strong chapter achievement.
Invitation to membership in Alpha Sigma Tau is based in part on high academic performance; therefore the National Organization has established academic bench marks for potential new members to attain prior to being offered membership in the Sorority. All New Members as well as Initiated members must maintain a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. While a 2.5 is the Alpha Sigma Tau National standard, many chapters have chosen to raise their academic standard.
Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority honors chapters and individuals with high academic achievement with several National awards:
- The Order of the Open Book honors individual members who in their junior, senior, or graduate work have obtained a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average.
- The Scholarship Cup is annually given to collegiate chapters in good standing having the highest scholastic average.
- The 4.0 Award is presented to each collegiate member in good standing maintaining an annual 4.0 grade point average.
The Alpha Sigma Tau National Foundation provides collegiate and alumnae members of the Sorority with the opportunity to apply for over 30 academic scholarships to support their educational endeavors. Each year more scholarships are funded by the Sorority, chapter alumnae, and individual members to assist our members. Many of our collegiate chapters also have scholarships through their college or university foundations, to which members may apply. Please visit our Foundation pages to learn more about the scholarships offered.