The ultimate purpose of Alpha Sigma Tau’s Convention is to meet with our Sisters to better the future of the Sorority by voting on pieces of legislation that will influence the future; electing a new National Council to guide the organization for the next two years; and recognizing those members who are contributing their share to the Sorority.
During the 44th National Convention, Alpha Sigma Tau delegates passed two pieces of legislation.
The first amendment was to create a standing committee titled the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (“DEI Committee”). Alpha Sigma Tau’s DEI Committee was established in 2020 as an ad-hoc committee, but now as a standing committee, this body is a permanent pillar of the Sorority’s infrastructure.
The second amendment was to strike all instances of the word “colony” in the Bylaws of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. As a result, the Sorority will no longer refer to chapters in the process of establishment who are working toward installation as colonies.
Each piece of legislation was presented to the membership before voting, via the Alpha Sigma Tau website, by email, live info sessions, and in the Convention program book. Each proposal was adopted with the two-thirds majority vote as required for changes to the Bylaws.
Convention delegates also elected the 2022-2024 National Council. The Nominations Committee Chair Megan Escobar (Gamma Tau 2008/Lebanon Valley) introduced the Nominations Committee Report and presented the slate of candidates for the 2022-2024 National Council. A voting guide of slated candidates was also provided to each member via the Alpha Sigma Tau website, by email, live info sessions, and in the Convention program book.
The elected 2022-2024 National Council (left to right):
National Vice President LeeAnn Hovis (Phi 2021/Southeastern Louisiana)
National Vice President Joell Sperry (Gamma Theta 2004/Penn State Behrend)
National Vice President Katherine Onyshko (Delta Phi 2006/NYU)
National President Jamie Jones Miller (Psi 1995/James Madison)
National Vice President Addie Beckham (Beta Rho 2017/Arkansas Tech)
National Vice President Tsai-Ann Yawching (Gamma Tau 2013/Lebanon Valley)
Stay tuned for more updates regarding Convention in the Summer 2022 issue of The Anchor.