Academics are very important at Alpha Sigma Tau. The Sorority believes that academic achievement and strong scholarship are not only a part of sorority life, but are directly tied to a strong Sisterhood experience for each individual member and her chapter.
From our earliest days, Alpha Sigma Tau has been committed to what our Founders called “true scholarship.” In fact, a focus on education has been a staple of Alpha Sigma Tau’s history and Ritual for more than 119 years!
Invitations to join Alpha Sigma Tau are based in part on academic performance. Each potential new member must have a minimum 2.5 GPA before a chapter can consider her for membership – and some chapters have higher minimum GPA requirements. Nationally, our average GPA is just over 3.0
As a chapter, academics are of high priority. Sisters are required to submit study hours at the end of each week and to note any large projects or exams within each semester that they may need more work time for.
Our Director of Academic Success provides fun incentives for our members who complete their study hours. The sisters with the highest GPA and most improved GPA at the end of each semester are also recognized for their academic achievements.
Beta Xi has maintained a high GPA over the years. During the spring of 2019, our sorority cumulative GPA was 3.13.