Membership in Alpha Sigma Alpha is a lifetime commitment, and annual alumnae dues encourage and provide alumnae sisters with an opportunity to reconnect and give back to Alpha Sigma Alpha while supporting important initiatives.
Help us continue to advance Alpha Sigma Alpha and develop women of poise and purpose.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: HOW MUCH ARE ANNUAL ALUMNAE DUES?
A: An annual payment of $25
Q: WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF ANNUAL ALUMNAE DUES?
A: Annual alumnae dues are the national dues paid by Alpha Sigma Alpha alumnae. These dues allow the organization to provide a number of resources for our members. Your annual alumnae dues supports:
- The creation and distribution of the Phoenix of Alpha Sigma Alpha
- Women’s Advancement Series: opportunities for alumnae sisters to continue their development as women of poise and purpose
- Advanced technology including custom and direct alumnae communications
- New chapter development and continued support for established chapters
Q: ARE THERE INCENTIVES TO PAYING ALUMNAE DUES?
A: Yes! Annual alumnae dues will help Alpha Sigma Alpha excel, and as a thank you, members who participate will receive many perks as a dues-paying member.
Incentives include, but are not limited to: annual gifts, first-in-line to register for alumnae-exclusive events, first access to alumnae exclusive programming and more.
Q: ARE ALUMNAE DUES REQUIRED?
A: Alumnae dues are not required to be a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha.
Required participation for volunteers is outlined under “My commitment as an Alpha Sigma Alpha volunteer” in the national policies and procedures.
In order to be a voting delegate at the 2018 National Convention & Leadership Conference, volunteers, alumnae chapter delegates and advisor delegates must be current alumnae dues paying members. Your 2017-18 alumnae dues must be paid prior to May 31, 2018.
Q: Why do we have annual alumnae dues?
A: Alpha Sigma Alpha has fully dedicated itself to being a progressive organization for developing women of poise and purpose. We are continually and strategically exploring best ways to expand our support and offer even more benefits for sisters at every level of their membership.
21 of the National Panhellenic Conference organizations have enjoyed tremendous success with their alumnae dues programs. Annual dues are common among fraternal organizations of all types, not just fraternities and sororities. You or family members may invest in lifelong memberships within various philanthropies or social groups – everything from young professional groups to university alumnae associations.
Q: Is the Sorority in financial distress?
Alpha Sigma Alpha is instituting this best practice as a way to help all our members enjoy an even better sorority experience in the years to come. Dues paying alumnae members tell the world, “I continue to value and cherish all that Alpha Sigma Alpha stands for, and I’m proud to contribute to our future success.”
Q: Didn’t I already pay a lifetime membership fee?
A: Depending on your year of initiation, you may have paid a “lifetime fee.” At that time, this fee was applied to an operating budget that focused almost solely on collegiate chapter operations.
In order to continue to provide the best programming and sustain an operating budget for our entire membership, the national organization needs to include alumnae to contribute to these programs. Therefore, we are asking all alumnae to help support Alpha Sigma Alpha whether or not you have paid a “lifetime fee” in the past.
Currently collegians, who make up 2% of our membership, contribute 70% of our operating budget. Alumnae, who make up 98% of our membership, contribute 2% of our operating budget.
Q: Will I still receive the Phoenix of Alpha Sigma Alpha Magazine if I do not pay my alumnae dues?
You will still continue to receive the Phoenix of Alpha Sigma Alpha.
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Q: Are annual alumnae dues tax deductible?
Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority is a 501(c) 7 organization which means membership fees cannot be used for tax deduction. Donations to the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation are tax deductible. Please visit the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation website to see the great work the Foundation is doing.
Q: I already give to the Foundation. How is this different?
A: Annual alumnae dues benefit the Sorority’s operating budget and are not meant to replace your generous donations to the many outstanding organizations, leadership training programs and scholarship and grants that the Foundation supports.
We encourage you to continue donating to the Foundation at whatever level you can. Together, a strong Sorority and Foundation are needed to create the dynamic, successful Alpha Sigma Alpha we all envision for the future.
Q: Are annual alumnae dues the same as paying local alumnae chapter dues? can i pay my annual alumnae dues thru my alumnae chapter?
A: No and no.
Each alumnae chapter sets their own local dues and you will still be responsible for the amount of local dues if you belong to an alumnae chapter. Alumnae chapters will continue business as usual with determining and collecting their own local dues. Your local alumnae chapter dues do not financially support the Sorority.
Individuals are responsible for paying their annual alumnae dues by following one of the two payment options listed below and will not be able to pay their annual alumnae dues thru their alumnae chapter.
Q: Is there a deadline?
A: Yes! Alumnae dues must be paid by May 31 each year, as this is the end of our fiscal year.
Q: How can I pay my alumnae dues?
A: Online at MyAΣA OR by check. Mail to:
Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority
Attn: Alumnae Dues
9002 Vincennes Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Q: Who can I contact about alumnae dues?