Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority is dedicated to developing women of poise and purpose. Since its founding in 1901 at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, the sorority has grown into a strong organization consisting of more than 150 collegiate and alumnae chapters nationwide.
The insignia of Alpha Sigma Alpha are the star, crown, palm tree and phoenix. The star represents the aspirations of Alpha Sigma Alphas to live up to the values of the sorority. The crown represents leadership attained and the name of recognition given to our alumnae. The palm tree represents an emblem of sturdy development. The phoenix, the central symbol in our coat-of-arms, openly represents the reorganization of the sorority that occurred in 1914.
The primary colors of Alpha Sigma Alpha are crimson and pearl white, supplemented by the secondary colors palm green and gold. Crimson, indicating loyalty is a primary color of Alpha Sigma Alpha. It is represented through our exemplar St. Valentine and our jewel the ruby. Pearl White, representing fellowship and a perfect blending of all colors, is also a primary color of Alpha Sigma Alpha. It is represented through our exemplar Christ and our second jewel, the pearl. Palm Green, a supplementary color, signifying hope, immortality and victory, is represented through our exemplar Hermes and our symbol, the palm. Gold, a supplementary color, signifying wisdom, wealth and social achievement, is represented through our exemplar King Asa and our symbol, the crown.
The pearl represents the beauty that comes with growth and belongs distinctly to the new member. The ruby, its color claimed for an indistinguishable flame in ancient Hindu legend, belongs distinctly to the initiated member.
Alpha Sigma Alpha has four mottos all expressed by Greek words beginning with our characteristic letters in Alpha Sigma Alpha. Our open motto is "aspire. seek. attain."
The fall flower is the aster. The spring flower is the narcissus.
Dot the ladybug, was officially adopted as Alpha Sigma Alpha's mascot at the 2008 national convention & leadership conference. It is an identifying symbol not only used in promoting Alpha Sigma Alpha to its members and the public, but also on Alpha Sigma Alpha merchandise.