Alpha Sigma Tau Regrettably Closes Alpha Omicron Chapter

For Immediate Release
December 18, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The National Council of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority has unanimously voted voted to close the Alpha Omicron Chapter at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. The closure is effective immediately and is a result of the chapter voluntarily relinquishing their charter after years of unsuccessful recruitment efforts.

“Needless to say, this was a very difficult decision to make,” said Jim Paponetti, the Sorority’s Executive Director. “This is not a reflection on Alpha Omicron’s history. Alumnae of the chapter should be – and continue to be – proud of their Sorority and chapter experience.”

No formal arrangements have been made at this time, but Alpha Sigma Tau is exploring options with the campus administration for Alpha Sigma Tau to one day return to Clarion University.

About Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority – Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority was founded November 4, 1899, at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Since then, the Sorority has prided itself on continually promoting the ethical, cultural, social, and professional development of its members – even during times of more limited opportunities for women. Alpha Sigma Tau envisions a world where women are always empowered to excel in life.


Ben Nemenoff
Director of Marketing and Communications
Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority