Insignia 

CrestThe insignia of Alpha Sigma Alpha are the star, crown, palm tree and phoenix. The star represents the aspirations of Alpha Sigma Alphas to live up to the values of the Sorority. The crown represents leadership attained and the name of recognition given to our alumnae. The palm tree represents an emblem of sturdy development. The phoenix, the central symbol in our coat-of-arms, openly represents the reorganization of the Sorority that occurred in 1914.

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Colors

The primary colors of Alpha Sigma Alpha are crimson and pearl white, supplemented by the secondary colors palm green and gold.

CRIMSON
indicating loyalty is a primary color of Alpha Sigma Alpha. It is represented through our exemplar St. Valentine and our jewel the ruby.

PEARL WHITE
representing fellowship and a perfect blending of all colors, is also a primary color of Alpha Sigma Alpha. It is represented through our exemplar Christ and our second jewel, the pearl.

PALM GREEN
a supplementary color, signifying hope, immortality and victory, is represented through our exemplar Hermes and our symbol, the palm.

GOLD
a supplementary color, signifying wisdom, wealth and social achievement, is represented through our exemplar King Asa and our symbol, the crown.

 

Jewels

The pearl represents the beauty that comes with growth and belongs distinctly to the new member. The ruby, its color claimed for an inextinguishable flame in ancient Hindu legend, belongs distinctly to the initiated member.

Motto

Alpha Sigma Alpha has four mottos all expressed by Greek words beginning with our characteristic letters in Alpha Sigma Alpha. Our open motto is “aspire. seek. attain.

Flowers

The fall flower is the aster. The spring flower is the narcissus.

Official Mascot

Dot the ladybug, was officially adopted as Alpha Sigma Alpha’s mascot at the 2008 national convention & leadership conference. It is an identifying symbol not only used in promoting Alpha Sigma Alpha to its members and the public, but also on Alpha Sigma Alpha merchandise.

Celebrations

FOUNDERS’ DAY is celebrated Nov. 15 of every year and all members of Alpha Sigma Alpha are asked to wear green and gold ribbons underneath their membership badges to represent our enduring sisterhood since 1901 and the social aspect of the sorority.

The CHRISTMAS celebration is centered on “Christ as an exemplar” and Alpha Sigma Alpha’s service to others. Members are asked to wear crimson and green ribbons underneath their badges to represent loyalty and immortality.

ST. VALENTINE’S DAY is celebrated Feb.14 and members are asked to wear crimson and gold ribbons underneath their membership badges to represent loyalty and the social aspect of the occasion.

HERMES’ DAY, May 25, marks the beginning and end of the Alpha Sigma Alpha year. Members are asked to wear green and pearl white ribbons underneath their membership badges on this day, representing victory and fellowship.