By: Taya Stewart
The start of the spring semester is already underway – but among all the homework, studying and
test preparation, don’t forget to have a little fun.
Alpha Sigma Tau sorority invites you to be a part of their family. Taylor Stevanson, Community
Health Education major and president of Alpha Sigma Tau, explained that this sorority group is a
group of girls that value women, friendship and connection above all else.
The history around sororities goes back to the early 1700 when a secret society of women got
together, forming secret messages, handshakes and languages to speak to one another. This
created a type of personal connection among the girls; a bond connected and concrete. Stevenson
found Alpha Sigma Tau in a hard place in her life, but can proudly say that these sorority sisters
have created a safe, friendly environment in which she can thrive.
Alpha Sigma Tau has even allowed Stevanson to find her intended major and career course. The
acronym GRICE is built on their core values of graciousness, respect, intellectual connections
and excellence. Stevanson explains that they try to not only empower women here on campus,
but in all aspects of their life journey.
Not only do they provide a place for girls to bond and make friends, but Alpha Sigma Tau also
sponsors community service events. Stevenson explained that members must complete 10 hours
of community service each semester, such as their fall semester “Painting and Prevention”
suicide awareness event, their “Party with a Purpose” making menstrual products for women in
Malawi, “Take Back the Night” during sexual assault awareness month, food bank volunteering
and cancer walks.
Become a sister by applying to their google form on Instagram @alphasigmatau_iusb or through
their vice president of recruitment, Rylee Floyd. You can also reach out through their service and
weekly meetings on campus.
Stevenson said, “we learn how to be professionals in all aspects of life; it’s not four years, it’s for
life. My goal is to find the best way to empower women, to help them ignite the spark that will
grow confidence and achieve goals far beyond college.”
By: Taya Stewart