"To be glad of life…" #values #anchors #FootpathtoPeace #alphasigmatau

"To be glad of life…" #values #anchors #FootpathtoPeace #alphasigmatau

Fun sister date: picnic on the quad! #sisterhood #alphasigmatau

Fun sister date: picnic on the quad! #sisterhood #alphasigmatau

Alpha Sigma Tau has a strict no-hazing policy and proudly supports National Hazing Prevention Week (September 22-26). Sadly, hazing is not a new problem; it is an issue that organizations and institutions have been facing for decades.
The following excerpt comes from the June 1930 edition of THE ANCHOR, Alpha Sigma Tau’s official magazine:

"The old idea of expecting pledges to do all that is asked of them in the way of cleaning, dusting, washing, etc., is quite passed out of date. Many of the large fraternities even have abolished their "Hell Week" and are requiring their pledges to learn fraternity and school history instead. It is well that this old idea is changing, because it will prevent many difficulties and problems from arising. 
A pledge should cultivate respect and admiration for her future sisters. After all, that is the purpose of the period of pledging. Yet informal initiation does more harm to this attitude than can ever be undone. Informal initiation to many pledges means burdensome drudgery, and there are cases where it has developed into actual antagonism and dislike on the part of the pledges toward their future sisters, causing no end of friction and hard feelings throughout the Sorority. What situation could be worse than to have a pledge go through the solemn, beautiful formal initiation service with such wrong feelings? Unusual, perhaps, but it has happened. A Sorority stands for equality, loyalty, love. Then certainly no pledge should ever be made to feel inferior to any of her future sisters; instead, she should be treated with courtesy and kindness, and made to feel perfectly happy in her choice of a Sorority."           —Wilma K. Hafer, Delta Chapter, 1932


Note: Informal initiation and pledging are old terms for the new member education process; pledges is an old term for new members. 

Alpha Sigma Tau has a strict no-hazing policy and proudly supports National Hazing Prevention Week (September 22-26). Sadly, hazing is not a new problem; it is an issue that organizations and institutions have been facing for decades.

The following excerpt comes from the June 1930 edition of THE ANCHOR, Alpha Sigma Tau’s official magazine:

"The old idea of expecting pledges to do all that is asked of them in the way of cleaning, dusting, washing, etc., is quite passed out of date. Many of the large fraternities even have abolished their "Hell Week" and are requiring their pledges to learn fraternity and school history instead. It is well that this old idea is changing, because it will prevent many difficulties and problems from arising. 

A pledge should cultivate respect and admiration for her future sisters. After all, that is the purpose of the period of pledging. Yet informal initiation does more harm to this attitude than can ever be undone. Informal initiation to many pledges means burdensome drudgery, and there are cases where it has developed into actual antagonism and dislike on the part of the pledges toward their future sisters, causing no end of friction and hard feelings throughout the Sorority. What situation could be worse than to have a pledge go through the solemn, beautiful formal initiation service with such wrong feelings? Unusual, perhaps, but it has happened. A Sorority stands for equality, loyalty, love. Then certainly no pledge should ever be made to feel inferior to any of her future sisters; instead, she should be treated with courtesy and kindness, and made to feel perfectly happy in her choice of a Sorority."           —Wilma K. Hafer, Delta Chapter, 1932

Note: Informal initiation and pledging are old terms for the new member education process; pledges is an old term for new members. 

Congratulations to @astnyu and their 67 new members! Welcome, ladies!

Congratulations to @astnyu and their 67 new members! Welcome, ladies!

Can’t go wrong with an #alphasigmatau cupcake! #delicioustreats

Can’t go wrong with an #alphasigmatau cupcake! #delicioustreats

#alphasigmatau #ΑΣΤ

#alphasigmatau #ΑΣΤ

Sisters will always be there for you - especially when the rain starts to pour. #alphasigmatau

Sisters will always be there for you - especially when the rain starts to pour. #alphasigmatau

Tau Love is all you need. #alphasigmatau #TauLove #TLAM

Tau Love is all you need. #alphasigmatau #TauLove #TLAM

Sisters are enjoying recruitment all over the country! #alphasigmatau

Sisters are enjoying recruitment all over the country! #alphasigmatau

Congratulations to @atuast and the 31 new members the chapter just welcomed during its first structured recruitment! Welcome to the Sisterhood! #alphasigmatau

Congratulations to @atuast and the 31 new members the chapter just welcomed during its first structured recruitment! Welcome to the Sisterhood! #alphasigmatau

Welcome aboard, Alpha Sigma Tau new members! One of the greatest journeys of your life is just beginning! #alphasigmatau

Welcome aboard, Alpha Sigma Tau new members! One of the greatest journeys of your life is just beginning! #alphasigmatau

@astdeltaeta welcomed 66 new members this semester! Congratulations and welcome to the Sisterhood! #alphasigmatau

@astdeltaeta welcomed 66 new members this semester! Congratulations and welcome to the Sisterhood! #alphasigmatau

#alphasigmatau

#alphasigmatau

"The light of sisterhood will always brighten your darkest days." #alphasigmatau

"The light of sisterhood will always brighten your darkest days." #alphasigmatau

75 years ago today, Alpha Sigma Tau petitioned the National Panhellenic Conference for membership.
Under the leadership of Third National President Carrie Washburne Staehle, this petition marks the beginning of Alpha Sigma Tau’s commitment to the Panhellenic community. However, it wasn’t until 1947 that the Sorority, along with six other AES (Association of Education Sororities) organizations, became associate members of the NPC. Full membership was granted in December 1951.

75 years ago today, Alpha Sigma Tau petitioned the National Panhellenic Conference for membership.

Under the leadership of Third National President Carrie Washburne Staehle, this petition marks the beginning of Alpha Sigma Tau’s commitment to the Panhellenic community. However, it wasn’t until 1947 that the Sorority, along with six other AES (Association of Education Sororities) organizations, became associate members of the NPC. Full membership was granted in December 1951.