“I believe in the fulfillment of self and will strive to contribute my share to the progress of mankind.”
For the Sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau, these are more than words in the Sorority’s Creed; they are a way of life. Day after day, community to community, our members strive to make their world a better place. They tap into their life experiences as women and as Alpha Sigma Taus, giving back to their communities through philanthropy and hands-on service.
National Philanthropy: Women's Wellness Initiative
Alpha Sigma Tau’s National Philanthropy is the Women’s Wellness Initiative. This far-reaching philanthropy empowers members to impact women's wellness in their communities through fundraising and service projects.
The Women’s Wellness Initiative also provides opportunities for community service and philanthropy that are relevant to Alpha Sigma Tau’s mission.
Through the Initiative, members and chapters can have an impact on their local communities as well as globally, and have the independence to choose projects most relevant to them. They work directly with nonprofits in their own backyards – conducting philanthropy, service projects, and other activities that benefit women where our members live, work, and go to school.
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The Phi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau supports their National Philanthropy, Women's Wellness Initiative, in several ways throughout the year. However, in two specific events, AST showcases their National Philanthropy a little more.
In the spring, Alpha Sigma Tau puts on "Penny Wars". This is a week-long competition between the fraternities on campus to raise money for philanthropy. To win, the fraternity must gain the most positive points (pennies) and stay away from negative points (nickels, quarters, dimes, or dollars) in their 5 gallon water jug. The winner receives their entire jug to donate to their national philanthropy, while all other jugs are donated to AST's philanthropy. In Spring 2016, the Penny Wars event raised $1,005 for philanthropy.
In the fall, AST puts on Waffle Night! This event takes place in the parlor of the Alpha Sigma Tau house. Each ticket is sold at $5, and the participant will receive a fresh waffle, an assortment of toppings, and a choice of drink. Guests may enjoy music and company while they indulge in a late night breakfast at the AST house. All proceeds will go towards Dress for Success, our first national partnership with Women's Wellness.