Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority

Gamma Xi Chapter

Alpha Sigma Tau at GVSU

Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority is committed to developing scholars, philanthropists, leaders and sisters among our collegiate and alumnae members. The Sorority strives to have a cooperative relationship with our host colleges and universities as we educate our members on who we are as Alpha Sigma Taus. Alpha Sigma Tau promotes the ethical, cultural, and social development of its members, specifically: to develop the character of each member through a study of ethics so that she will show in all her relationships sincerity, honesty, love and understanding; to help each member enjoy the cultural advantages in life so that she will know how to select those things which are most worthwhile; and to develop in each member the social graces to the extent that she will be able to take her place in life with true dignity and poise.

AST Sisters with Letters

Sorority Facts

Nickname: AST, Alpha Tau

Motto: Active, Self-Reliant, Trustworthy.

Colors: Emerald Green and Gold

Symbol/Mascot: Anchor, Penguin

Flower: Yellow Rose

Jewel/Stone: Pearl

New members of Alpha Sigma Tau posing together.

More Facts

Founded Nationally: November 4, 1899 at Eastern Michigan University

Founded at GVSU: April 13, 1991

National Philanthropy: The Women's Wellness Initiative and Habitat for Humanity 

Local Philanthropy: American Cancer Society

National Publication: The Anchor

Principles/Values: Excellence, Intellect, Graciousness, Respect, and Connections

Recent Awards:

Grand Valley Greek Life Awards - Coat of Arms Award (2011), Chapter of Excellence Award (2014), Coat of Arms Award (2015), Lighthouse Award (2015), Founders Award (2015), and the Anchor Award (2015)

National Awards - Eta District Award (2010)

National Website

Chapter Website

Chapter Social Media:

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Contact Information:

President: Olivia Berryman ([email protected])

Recruitment Director: Katelyn Byrnjak ([email protected])

Chapter Advisor: Katie Perschbacher ([email protected])


Members of Alpha Sigma Tau at a philanthropy event hosted by the chapter.

Fraternity & Sorority Life is a part of the Office of Student Life, which is a department of the Division of Student Affairs of Grand Valley State University.

Page last modified June 10, 2022