Why choose ΑΣΚ instead of other sororities?
Perhaps the biggest benefit of joining Alpha Sigma Kappa - Women in Technical Studies is the sisterhood. Having sisters there to act as mentors and friends can be both rewarding and fun. Sisters of Alpha Sigma Kappa become life long friends and stay in touch years after they graduate. They've been bridesmaids, god parents, and most of all - best friends.
"As soon as I went to the first recruitment event, I knew that the women in ASK were people who...knew where I was coming from and understood my drive and passion to succeed. I didn’t feel like I needed to be a different person and I have the strongest gut feeling that this group is the right kind of people to spend time with. " - Bailey Perry, Alpha-Psi Class
Since Alpha Sigma Kappa is a sorority for women in the sciences and engineering fields, many sisters are able to take classes together, which allows sisters to help each other with homework, tests, and studying. Many other sisters have also had the same classes before, so there is always someone there to help. We hold study sessions once per week on campus during each semester where sisters (as well as anyone who is interested in learning moreabout the sorority.
Outside of academics, Candidates receive a Big Sister to help her learn about the sorority and begin to understand her role in it. Big Sisters, along with all the other members provide help and guidance in every aspect of a sister's life - family, friends, school, jobs. Joining Alpha Sigma Kappa is a great way for a young woman to learn about the University and the many opportunities that exist in Greek life.
big/little program has helped me most in the transition of a candidate
to an active member. I really appreciated having someone designated as
my mentor (big) when I had questions about almost anything like greek
life, how things worked within our sorority, classes and even
recommendations of things to try like studying abroad. The best benefit
from the program is the bond that I made with my big!" - Ashley Oglesby, Alpha-Chi Class
Leadership opportunities are abound in sororities, and Alpha Sigma Kappa is no different. Because our organization is a smaller group of women, we offer more opportunities for every Sister and even Candidates to become involved in the running of our chapter. Sisters may run for executive offices, hold appointed chair positions, and sit on committees, while Candidates may be their Candidate Class representative, and also sit on committees to plan important chapter events.
Being a part of something larger than yourself can help you to define who you are. Through helping the Sisterhood to grow and strengthen, you are strengthening your own values, and learning how to set and achieve goals. It is our hope that every Candidate grows as a person during her Candidate semester, even if she chooses not to become a Sister. We help to see this through by providing more than just education about our Sorority and Greek Life during that semester, we also offer social situations where Candidates and Active Members alike can hone their social skills and become more personable, more responsible, or whatever other personal goal she has set for herself that semester.
gained academic support, have been able to meet a lot of girls that I
wouldn't have otherwise, and have been exposed to the Greek community,
which allows me to participate in a part of college that I've never
experienced before." - Annamarie Rutledge, Alpha Psi Class
Joining a sorority is a great way to get involved and have it look great on your resume, especially if you take advantage of leadership roles. Alpha Sigma Kappa volunteers with various charities and works together on many philanthropy events. We also get involved with many science and engineering related activities throughout the year.