Alpha Sigma Alpha honors its collegiate members in a variety of ways. Below is a description of each of our collegiate individual awards and the recipients.
Outstanding New Member Award
The Outstanding New Member Award (formerly the Ideal Pledge Award) was established to honor and recognize a new member who has been an exceptional contributor to her chapter in her first year of membership. The recipient of the annual award has demonstrated an excellent spirit and attitude the first year of membership including willingness to accept responsibility, the ability to work well with other chapter members and a potential for taking leadership roles in the chapter and in the national organization once she graduates.
Frost Fidelity Award
Alpha Sigma Alpha’s Frost Fidelity Award is based on the more intangible sorority values and ideals. “Fidelity” implies devotion and unswerving loyalty and allegiance. This award goes to a woman with commitment and exemplary service, who demonstrates her regard for others by her actions, who tackles problems large or small and who lends abilities to all projects. This collegiate award was established by Mrs. Emma Coleman Frost of Pi Pi Chapter and her husband, Donald. This award is presently annually to the collegiate member who has truly gone beyond the call of duty while offering unconditional support and friendship.
Elizabeth Bird Small Award
The Elizabeth Bird Small Award is given annually in memory of Ms. Elizabeth Bird Small, Pi Pi Chapter member and former chapter advisor. It is regarded as the highest honor that our sorority can bestow upon an undergraduate member and was formerly known as the Alpha Girl award. For this award Alpha Sigma Alpha recognizes outstanding academic excellence, leadership talents within the chapter and substantial commitments and accomplishments within campus and community environments.
Outstanding Athlete Award
Alpha Sigma Alpha created the Outstanding Athlete Award to recognize an undergraduate member who exemplifies the physical aim by representing her college/university as a member of an intercollegiate athletic team (e.g., the women’s basketball team). She demonstrates sportsmanship, athletic ability, leadership and teamwork while being actively engaged in Alpha Sigma Alpha. This award will be give annually.
Generous Spirit Award
The Generous Spirit Award was established to recognize an undergraduate member who demonstrates the often intangible qualities associated with the Alpha Sigma Alpha core value of generosity. She exemplifies character and concern for others while serving her community and living the Creed of Alpha Sigma Alpha in all of her interactions.