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Alpha Sigma Alpha's Interactive History

Alpha Sigma Alpha’s
Interactive History

Making history

Among the students in the fall term of 1901 at the State Female Normal School in Farmville, VA, were five women who had become very good friends. Attractive, vivacious and intelligent, each woman had been extended invitations to member...
1901
Fall

Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority founded

On Nov. 15, 1901, a new sorority was organized and named Alpha Sigma Alpha. As stated in the charter, “The purpose of the association shall be to cultivate friendship among its members, and in every way to create pure and […]...
1901
Nov
15

Establishing an identity

The first membership badge of the Sorority was a shield, upon which the Greek letters Alpha Sigma Alpha were inscribed in gold on a black background. The top of the badge displayed a crown set with jewels. The Founders announced [&hell...
1902
Fall

First anniversary

On Nov.15, 1902, the five Founders of the Sorority, all wearing Alpha Sigma Alpha’s first membership badge, announced to the campus that a new sorority had been organized....
1902
Nov
15

A growing sisterhood

The first initiation was held Jan. 3, 1903. Hattie Kelly Thomas, Louise Pettigrew Price and Louise Gordon Baskerville became the newest members of Alpha Sigma Alpha. The second initiation was held Jan. 29, 1903. Lucy Hannah Daniel, Edn...
1903
Jan
03

First step to expansion

On Feb. 13, 1903, Alpha Sigma Alpha was chartered in the Circuit Court of Prince Edward County, VA, by Juliette Jefferson Hundley (Gilliam)’s father Judge George Jefferson Hundley. The Sorority was chartered to legalize its existence...
1903
Feb
13

Continuing to grow

The third initiation was held March 20, 1903, for Grace Wilson Bosworth and Katherine Earle Boyd, cousin of Virginia Boyd Noell. The fourth initiation occurred May 11, 1903, for Mary Elizabeth Moore....
1903
Mar
20

A new look

The badge was changed from the shape of a shield to the design it holds today....
1903
Fall

Beta Chapter installed

Through the efforts of Louise Cox Carper, the Beta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha was installed at Lewisburg Female Institute in Lewisburg, WV, on Nov. 30, 1903....
1903
Nov
30

Gamma Chapter installed

Gamma Chapter was installed at the College for Women, Columbia, SC, on May 9, 1904....
1904
May
09