About the Organizations:
The Greek-letter social organizations are some of the most active student groups on campus. Penn State Altoona currently has five Greek organizations; two sororities and three fraternities. Members of fraternities and sororities develop lifelong friendships, strong leadership skills, a spirit of volunteerism, and push their members to meet high academic standards. Fraternity and sorority recruitment happens in the beginning of each semester, with most students joining in the Fall.
Alpha Sigma Tau
"For over 100 years, women have been discovering Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. Since 1899, Alpha Sigma Tau has stood for excellence, setting itself apart from other sororities. Alpha Sigma Tau is about people - from undergraduates to alumnae to chapter volunteers, people make the difference in our organization.
In choosing Alpha Sigma Tau, members make an investment in their future. Alpha Sigma Tau makes women into chapter leaders and community partners.
Alpha Sigma Tau is also about sisters that are connected as friends for generations. It is about women who work together to support each other, creating meaningful relationships that add value to their lives. Alpha Sigma Tau is about sharing important things. It's about sharing our Sisterhood with each other. It's about being proud of what we believe in as sisters."
Founded: November 4, 1899
Colors: Emerald Green and Gold
Flower: Yellow Rose
Symbol: The Anchor
Pine Mountain Settlement School
Habitat for Humanity
Gamma Phi Beta:
To inspire the highest type of womanhood.
We will build confident women of character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in the world around us.
Our Guiding Principles:
We promote lifelong commitment, intellectual and personal growth and service to humanity.
We perpetuate our heritage as we commit to the growth of our Sorority.
We foster enduring friendships.
We advocate ethical behavior, respect, authenticity, accountability and integrity.
We aspire to excellence in all that we do.
Each member of Gamma Phi Beta has taken an oath to uphold the highest standards of womanhood. As individuals, we all strive to live Gamma Phi Beta's Core Values, Love, Labor, Learning and Loyalty, in our daily lives. Living our Core Values demonstrates to the outside world what it means to be a Gamma Phi Beta.
Love: This Core Value focuses on your individual worth and promotes personal development, self-empowerment, self-respect, good character, honesty, integrity and self-image.
Labor: This Core Value focuses on service to humanity and promotes contributions to Gamma Phi Beta, the community, philanthropic endeavors, the National Panhellenic Conference and local Panhellenic activities and interest.
Learning: This Core Value focuses on intellectual growth and promotes lifelong learning, academic achievement, continued education and professional development.
Loyalty: This Core Value focuses on lifetime commitment and promotes staying connected to the Sorority by sharing your time, talent and treasures as an alumna. The potential to connect and network with other outstanding members continues long after graduation. "
Since Acacia Fraternity was founded on May 12, 1904, at the University of Michigan, over 48,000 men have joined our ranks in pursuit of Virtue, Knowledge & Truth.
Built upon these principles, our Fraternity is dedicated to "Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders." With a groundbreaking new membership development initiative, Cornerstones, and innovative leadership programs such as the Acacia Leadership Academy, we are able to provide unique opportunities for college men to become the next generation of leaders throughout the world.
Phi Sigma Kappa:
Phi Sigma Kappa is a lifelong brotherhood dedicated to the betterment of the individual, the university community, and our world, by giving its members opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in service to others, achieve academic excellence, experience cultural diversity and practice personal integrity.
Commit to Lifelong Learning
Meet Challenges with Innovation
Value Brotherhood Above Self
To Promote Brotherhood.
Justice, harmony, and brotherly love are essential to the spirit of fraternity. We promise to set an example of true brotherhood not only in our relations with each other, but in our association with people everywhere.
To Stimulate Scholarship.
Wisdom comes with learning. Complementing the mission of higher education, we seek to help our members to combine formal and informal learning experience; to more fully appreciate the importance of both theoretical and practical knowledge; and, by broadening their understanding of human relationships, to produce men of wisdom who will be better prepared to make positive contributions to society and all mankind.
To Develop Character.
Honor is the basis of fraternal relationships. We resolve to instill in each member a devotion to those values which will guide him to ends that are noble and right, so that in all that he represents and in all that he does, he shall be known as a man of honor who inspires others by his example and thus wins admiration and respect for himself and for Phi Sigma Kappa.
The Mission of Sigma Pi Fraternity, International is to build and support chapters and alumni organizations for the purpose of maintaining a Fellowship of kindred minds united in Brotherhood.
To advance Truth and Justice
To Promote Scholarship
To Encourage Chivalry
To Diffuse Culture
And To Develop Character
In the Service of God and man.
Sigma Pi Fraternity is the leading, international men's collegiate fraternal organization which provides training, guidance and innovative opportunities for:
Social and Personal Development
Community Service and
Heightened Moral Awareness
For its brothers throughout their lives.
Want More Information?
Stop by the Office of Student Life (SLEP 205) and speak to Dani Fry, Ana Devlin Gauthier or Donna Pearlman (Advisors for Greek Life), call them at (814) 949-5793, or or visit the Greek Life office in SLEP!