Happy Founders’ Day Alpha Sigma Tau!

On November 4, 1899, eight young women, Mable Chase, Ruth Dutcher, May Gephart, Harriet Marx, Eva O’Keefe, Adriance Rice, Helene Rice, and Mayene Tracy, formed a sorority at the Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Alpha Sigma Tau was the name they chose. The organization became a national one in October 1925. 

In 1926, Alpha Sigma Tau joined the Association of Education Sororities (AES). Alpha Sigma Tau became a full member of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) when the merger of AES and NPC was formalized in 1951.

Alpha Sigma Tau badge worn by my friend Sally Brancheau Belknap.

Alpha Sigma Taus participated in the Founders’ Day of Giving and did a phenomenal job. Last year they raised $68,000. This year they almost doubled that amount!

Read more about famous ASTs Gwen Frostic and Mildred Doran.

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