The Epsilon Psi Chapter Launches at Rowan University
Alpha Sigma Tau is excited to welcome our newest chapter, Epsilon Psi at Rowan University in New Jersey. They follow in the footsteps of other recently-installed chapters, Epsilon Chi (University of Minnesota Duluth) and Epsilon Phi (Winona State University), and the re-launched Alpha Psi (University of Northern Iowa).
“It was exciting,” says Chapter Advisor Alexis Cifuni Arena, Gamma Omega. “All these women wanted to start something new and did it. It was really very remarkable.”
“It was an opportunity for us to choose our own path,” adds Chapter President Karolina Pasierb. “We could decide what we wanted our Sisterhood experience to be, and lay that foundation for future Sisters as well.”
Alexis and Karolina joined dozens of other women to help form the chapter. This included several college women who wanted to be part of building something special from the ground up, and included many area Alpha Sigma Tau alumnae who felt called to serve.
Alexis was encouraged to join the Epsilon Psi’s Chapter Advisory Board by another advisor from the Gamma Rho Chapter (Seton Hall University).
“The Sorority was always like home to me,” Alexis recalls. “I wanted to help create that experience for other women here at Rowan. I always wanted to come back and serve, and this was the perfect opportunity.”
They hit the ground running too, holding numerous events including a big February recruitment push and their formal installation in April. It was important to Karolina that every Sister be part.
“Everybody was involved in the events,” she says. “Some helped with planning, others attended and encouraged others to attend. We quickly built a name for Alpha Sigma Tau on campus.”
Now that they are established, they are shifting focus to bring more women into the Sorority. “We all formed a bond right away,” says Karolina. “The goal now is to make even more women find that ‘home feeling’ at Epsilon Psi.”
“These women are beautiful inside and out,” Alexis adds. “They set a high bar for what Alpha Sigma Tau can be at Rowan.”