In 1899, Alpha Sigma Tau was established because eight women wanted a community of women to be their home-away-from-home, to have an outlet for personal growth, and to belong to something greater than themselves. Today, this legacy lives on today through us.
Alpha Sigma Tau is for us now what it was for our Founders then. It's our community where we find a sense of belonging with Sisters and have a family away from home. It's where we can try new things outside of our comfort zones and know that all of our Sisters have our backs if we need support. It's where we make lasting memories with women who will be our friends for life.
Anchored in Michigan
Over the summer of 2019, the Delta Tau chapter hosted the first ever Anchored in Michigan. All other Alpha Sigma Tau chapters from Michigan were invited to campus for a day of sisterhood. Sisters went on a photo scavenger hunt around campus before heading to the house for games, crafts, and pizza. This is something we hope to do annually now!
Big & Little
Once you join Alpha Sigma Tau, each new member goes through a process in finding their Big. Your big is supposed to be a sister, who is already in the chapter, that can guide you and support you through your time in our chapter. After joining, there are many new member events planned in order to get to know the potential bigs. Once the littles and potential bigs send in who they want to be paired with, everyone comes together for a Big Little Reveal! Sisters have a lot of fun surprising their littles with gifts and a fun theme to reveal who they are!
Retreat is an annual sisterhood event that our Retreat Chair plans. In fall of 2018, our retreat was held on campus where sisters made bracelets and other crafts, ate lunch, and did fun icebreaker activities. In Fall of 2019, sisters spent an afternoon at Treerunner Adventure Park on Oakland's campus. They participated in high ropes courses and afterwards met back at the AST house for pizza and bonding!
Other Sisterhood Events
Our Director of Sisterhood plans multiple events for our chapter throughout the year! Some of these events include ice skating, craft night, movie night, bowling, and any other fun things you can think of! Sisterhood events are meant to give everyone a time to take a break from school and spend time having fun with sisters.