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Alpha Sigma Alpha's Interactive History

Alpha Sigma Alpha’s
Interactive History

Tag: FoundersX

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

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

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

Sorority celebrations established

Recognition days for Founders’ Day, St. Valentine’s Day, and Alumnae Day (now Hermes’ Day) were established....
1914

Alpha Chapter reinstated

Members of the newly reinstated Alpha Chapter at then Longwood College (now Longwood University) gather with founder Louise Cox Carper (center)....
1933
May 19-21

Old Point Comfort convention

National convention was held in Old Point Comfort, VA. Highlights: Founders Louis Cox Carper, Juliette Williamson Hundley and Virginia Boyd Noell attended....
1934
August 22-26