Did you know we try everyday to show gratitude towards our sisters and actively work to strengthen the bonds of sisterhood? Through an annual sisterhood retreat, ropes courses, "Secret Sister" present exchanges and sister dates, we work to make AST the strongest sisterhood it can be. #ast #alphasigmatau #sorority
Did you know the founders of the chapter originally sought out to form a social club, before deciding to start a new sorority? "We contacted several sororities & the people that we met from AST were kind, welcoming, & supportive. One of the things that we most appreciated about them was their support of our philosophy that “pledging” was not to be a process of humiliating members but rather embracing new pledges & establishing a strong bond between sisters." --Beta Delta Founding President
Did you know that Alpha Sigma Tau was originally founded as an educational sorority and was a member of the Association of Education Sororities until 1947 when they joined the National Panhellenic Conference?
Did you know Alpha Sigma Tau's national service project is Habitat for Humanity and our national philanthropy is Pine Mountain Settlement school? The Beta Delta Chapter also works to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
"The Vietnam War was raging & women’s liberation was all over the news. We were feeling empowered to be free thinkers & to stand up for those things in which we most believed. We started investigating ways to become more active members of Duquesne. We were disappointed, perhaps even outraged, that sororities required pledges to humiliate themselves. It offended what we believed to be true about respecting & empowering women." --Beta Delta Founding President #ast #alphasigmatau #sorority
Did you know the sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau are also involved in almost 90 other organizations on campus? These include SGA, RHA, professional organizations, service organizations, honor societies and special-interest clubs!
Did you know the Beta Delta Chapter was founded by freshman women who wanted to feel more connected to the Duquesne community after spending their first year at college living at Point Park College? "The building was a renovated hotel and housed freshman because there was not enough dormitory room on campus. Living off campus contributed to a feeling of not belonging to the Duquesne community for many of us." --Lourdes Fritz, Beta Delta Founding President #alphasigmatau #ast #sorority