Perhaps the largest benefit of joining Alpha Sigma Kappa - Women in Technical Studies is the siblinghood. Having sisters to act as mentors and friends can be both rewarding and fun. We hold siblinghood events throughout the semester, such as going to an apple orchard, making tie-dye t-shirts, or having a bonfire. On top of that, there is always someone there to grab lunch or coffee with. Siblings of Alpha Sigma Kappa become life long friends and stay in touch years after they graduate. They've been bridesmaids, godparents, and most of all - best friends.
“I was looking for a student group where I could personally connect/form meaningful relationships with women who understood what it means and takes to be a technical/STEM/STEAM major. Freshman year was an exciting to meet new people and I found ASK to be such a unique community that supported me academically and socially.”
- Katie Marusich, Beta-Epsilon Class
"I joined ASK for community at the U. Freshman year, I was overwhelmed with how large the student body was, and I wanted a smaller, tight-knit group of people. ASK turned out to be perfect for me!"
- Mia Deaven, Beta-Iota Class
Leadership opportunities are abound in sororities, and Alpha Sigma Kappa is no different. Our organization is a smaller group of women, which allows us to offer more opportunities for every Sibling and even Candidates to become involved in running our chapter. Siblings may run for executive offices, hold appointed chair positions, and sit on committees, while Candidates may be their Candidate Class representative, and also sit on committees to plan important chapter events. We offer six year-round Executive Board positions as well as several semester-long chair positions. Elections take place in December and May each year.
Many siblings are able to take science and engineering classes together, which allows them to help each other with homework, tests, and studying. There is always someone there to help and we hold study sessions once per week on campus during each semester.
Outside of academics, Candidates receive a Big to help them learn about the sorority and begin to understand their role in it. Bigs, along with all the other members, provide help and guidance in every aspect of a sibling's life - family, friends, school, jobs.
"I joined ASK because I wanted to try to find a sense of involvement with the community! Transitioning from a small town was pretty difficult in the beginning, but ASK allowed me to find a support system of amazing people who were also in technical majors like I was!"
- Hanna Chriss, Beta-Nu Class
"Every member of ASK cares about you, and wants to support you as a person and as a professional. Our sorority loves to have fun together, but at our core we are a group dedicated to academic and professional success. Having a balance of both has made ASK a wonderful college experience."
- Bailey Newell Beta-Kappa Class
Being a part of something larger than yourself can help you to define who you are. Through helping the Siblinghood to grow and strengthen, you are strengthening your own values, and learning how to set and achieve goals. It is our hope that every Candidate grows as a person during her Candidate semester, even if she chooses not to become a Sibling. We help to see this through by providing more than just education about our Sorority and Greek Life during that semester; we offer social get-togethers where Candidates and Active Members alike can hone their social skills and become more personable, more responsible, or whatever other personal goal she has set for herself that semester.
Joining a sorority is a great way to get involved, especially if you take advantage of leadership roles. Alpha Sigma Kappa volunteers with various charities and works together on many philanthropy events. We are also involved with many science and engineering related activities throughout the year.
"I knew as soon as I went to recruitment that I wanted to join. I wanted to make friends during the pandemic and knew this was the perfect way to. I have no regrets and the people I met are going to be lifelong friends."
- Danielle Ungurian, Beta-Mu Class