The national council of Alpha Sigma Alpha established the alumnae chapter excellence awards to recognize the alumnae chapters that demonstrate the lifetime dedication to the sorority through chapter management and programming. There are three levels of recognition: Palm, Star, and Crown.      

Alumnae chapters qualifying for the Crown Recognition will be considered for the Crown of Excellence recognition, given to one alumnae chapter annually. Headquarters staff will track the scoring for alumnae chapter awards through the submission of reports.

Alumnae Chapter Award Guidelines


In good standing requirements, completes all chapter reports, donates at least $50 to the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation and sends a voting delegate to the national convention & leadership conference.


Fulfill Palm recognition plus an additional ten achievements (as outlined in the award criteria)


Fulfill Palm recognition plus an additional fifteen achievements (as outlined in the award criteria)


Crown Recognition chapters are eligible for consideration for the Crown of Excellence

additional alumnae chapter awards

There are additional alumnae chapter awards that are offered on a biennial basis at the national convention, and recognize the outstanding achievements in areas of membership growth, alumnae Panhellenic engagement, collegiate relations, programming, and community involvement, service and giving.

Outstanding membership growth

Recognizes a chapter committed to supporting alumnae initiation, alumnae member recruitment and has seen a significant growth in their chapter size.

Outstanding Alumnae panhellenic engagement

Recognizes a chapter which actively supports their alumnae Panhellenic group, Panhellenic service and giving opportunities, and Panhellenic activities in their area.

Outstanding collegiate chapter relations

Recognizes an alumnae chapter which provides exceptional support to a collegiate chapter or several collegiate chapters.

Outstanding Programs

Recognizes an alumnae chapter which has created and implemented programs that reflect the Sorority’s mission, values and four aims.

Outstanding community service and giving

Recognizes a chapter which demonstrates a commitment to service and giving to national philanthropic partners and their local community.