Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority was founded on the campus of Longwood College (now known as Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia on November 15, 1901. The founders of Alpha Sigma Alpha all entered the school in the fall of 1901 and decided to form their own sorority rather than taking invitations from other established sororities. Those founders were Virginia Boyd Noell, Juliette Hundley Gilliam, Calva Watson Wootton, Louise Cox Carper, and Mary Williamson Hundley.
Early on in the sorority's existence, it was decided that the only schools eligible for chapters of Alpha Sigma Alpha are those that were teacher's colleges, or had a college of education within them. Alpha Sigma Alpha became a member of the National Panehellenic Council in 1947.
The philanthropies of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority are the Special Olympics and the S. June Smith Center.
"Aspire, Seek, Attain"
- Sorority colors are crimson, pearl white, palm green and gold
- Sorority symbols are the phoenix, crown, palm tree and the star
- Sorority flowers are the narcissus and aster
- Sorority jewels are the pearl and the ruby
- Sorority publication is The Phoenix
- Sorority mascot is Dot the Ladybug
- Sorority headquarters of Indianapolis, Indiana in 1998
- Sorority has more than 100,000 members
- Sorority currently has more than 145 active chapters throughout the country
- Dorcas Riley (Inventor of Green Bean Casserole recipe)
- Lauren Brie Harding (Fashion Model)
- Angie Cole (Actress)
- Freida J. Riley (Teacher)
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