Alpha Sigma Alpha was founded at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia in 1901. 100 years later the Zeta Omega chapter was installed at Austin Peay on February 24, 2001. The Zeta Omega chapter is one of the over 90 active collegiate chapters that can be found around the country. These chapters are made up of over 5,600 members and that number is constantly growing. There are over 78,000 lifetime members of Alpha Sigma Alpha, proving that our sisterhood goes far beyond our college years.
Our open motto is aspire, seek, attain. We use this motto as inspiration in our daily lives as collegiate women to reach for our goals. We were recognized in APSU's 2016 Greek Awards with six awards: Excellence in Community Service, Excellence in New Member Education, Excellence in Sisterhood Development, the Lynne Halliburton-Yarbrough Chapter Adviser Award, the Outstanding Chapter President Award, and the Senior Dedication Award.
Philanthropy and community service are a very important aspects to Alpha Sigma Alpha. We have four national philanthropic partners: Girls on the Run, Special Olympics, the S. June Smith Center, and the Alpha Sigma Alpha foundation. We hold events throughout the year that benefit these philanthropies as well as working to serve our community. We collectively completed over 3,000 service hours in the past year.
Nickname: ASA, Alpha Sig
Symbols: Phoenix, Crown, Star, Palm Tree, Lady Bug
Colors: Crimson, Pearl White, Palm Green, and Gold
Philanthropy: Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation, Girls on the Run, Special Olympics, and the S. June Smith Center
Chapter: Zeta Omega
Founded Nationally: November 15, 1901
Founded Locally: February 24, 2001
Alpha Sigma Alpha Chapter President: Shelby Fultz