About Alpha Sigma Tau

Women have been part of Alpha Sigma Tau for more than 119 years for one simple reason: lifelong friendships grounded in shared values and exceptional Sisterhood.

Since our founding in 1899, we are proud to have continually promoted the ethical, cultural, social, and professional development of our members – even during times of more limited opportunities for women.


Invest in women by instilling the skills necessary to navigate life, and inspire members to enrich their own lives and the lives of others.


Alpha Sigma Tau empowers women to excel in life.

Core Values

  • Intellect – The pursuit and cultivation of knowledge, wisdom, and culture.
  • Excellence – Always seek to perform at the highest level; have a disdain for mediocrity;
    create and take advantage of opportunities to excel.
  • Graciousness – Embody kindness, generosity of spirit, charm, tact, courtesy, and
    authenticity in all we do.
  • Respect – The highest level of esteem for the worth of ourselves, Sisters, Ritual, and
  • Connections – Build and maintain meaningful, sincere, and lasting relationships with
    our Sisters, our alma mater, and our community.

Alpha Sigma Tau is all about being yourself. You not only better yourself and your future career, but also your chapter, your campus, the national Sorority, and communities you live in throughout your life. Lessons I learned will always stick with me, even after college.

Ana Norville
Beta Eta Chapter (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)