Alpha Sigma Tau
About Our Organization
As a Chapter, Alpha Sigma Tau is dedicated to inspiring members to enrich their own lives and the lives of others, as well as empowering women to excel in life. Here at Marist, Alpha Sigma Tau consists of a group of passionate, strong-willed women who recognize each other’s accomplishments and offer their continuous support to one another. Our girls stand up for one
another, and they make sure their voices are always heard. They value each other's opinions and work seamlessly as a team.
Currently, our sorority consists of 72 active members, in which we
look forward to expanding this Recruitment season! Our philanthropy is the Women's Wellness Initiative, which means we are devoted to empowering and celebrating all women today and every day! Alpha Sigma Tau at Marist is very focused on fundraising and being involved with the community. We cater most of our fundraising events to two main organizations: Girls Who Code and Dress for Success. However, we are always looking for new opportunities to participate in fundraising and enjoy coming together to support causes that we all feel passionate about.
We value all of our members’ input and ideas and encourage all to speak up. Within our chapter, we host many events which we call "Sisterhood" events. These include activities like apple picking,
yoga, spin classes, trunk shows and "Tausgiving." Sisterhood events are great bonding experiences for all our members and we strongly value establishing a close knit community. Other bonding opportunities include weekly “Sister Dates,” where we go to lunch or get coffee to get to know all the girls in the sorority. When becoming a member of Alpha Sigma Tau, you are joining
a proud legacy of smart, confident women who embody the sorority's core values of excellence, intellect, graciousness, respect, and connections.
President: Paige Barrett, '23
- Oversight of all sorority affairs, including guiding and supporting healthy decision-making within the chapter, fostering healthy & authentic relationships, promoting campus & community engagement.
- Leads fellow Executive Committee and supporting execution.
Vice President of Operations: Daniela Lerga, '23
- Manages overall operation of the sorority.
- Work closely with nationals, ensuring that all member statuses are updated
- Facilitates chapter meetings, enforces good behavior, and manages attendance within the sorority.
Vice President of New Member Development: Morgan Franz, '23
- Helps new pledge classes get acquainted with the sorority by providing regular support and guidance throughout the transition.
Vice President of Growth: Jenna Davis, '23
- Coordinates and arranges structured recruitment.
- Creates a comfortable atmosphere for both the PNMs and members to become acquainted during the rush process.
Vice President of Community Relations: Kelsey McCullough, '23
- Organizes philanthropy and sisterhood events.
- Oversees alumni relations and relationships with other Greek life organizations at Marist.
Vice President of Finance: Julianna Gullo, '23
- Manages both national and local sorority dues which are collected from all members.
- Allocates funding for all sorority related activities/events.
Vice President of Marketing: Tara Sears, '23
- Oversees the social media accounts, website, apparel, and all other marketing channels to create a consistent visual identity for the chapter.
Vice President of Organizational Development: Jessica Olivari, '23
- Oversees Tau Honor Council and ensures each member is abiding by sorority rules.
- Serves as a helpful resource if anyone is facing issues within the sorority.
Aside from The Executive Board, there are numerous leadership opportunities within our Sorority for those who wish to become more involved! These positions include Event Planner, Historian, Secretary, Director of Sisterhood, and Director of Visual Identity.
Chapter Business Meetings are held every Monday evening at 9:30 pm. Meeting locations could vary each week, but we typically meet in the Cabaret or Donnelly 225. During Chapter meetings, each Executive Officer will usually present a report and communicate any announcements regarding upcoming events, possible fundraising opportunities and other important information.
Together, we discuss any ongoing issues and encourage our girls to suggest any new activities/possible events, while also engaging in small activities to help strengthen our bond!
Earn Priority Points through Clubs and Activities
To earn one (1) point: Members must attend a minimum of 50% of club/organization meetings for the semester and 50% of club/organization activities.
To earn two (2) points: Members must attend a minimum of 50% of club/organization meetings for the semester and 75% of club/organization activities PLUS the community service event.
To earn three (3) points (executive board only): Officers must attend 50% of club meetings for the semester and 100% of club activities including community service. If executive board members do not complete all of the requirements to earn three points, they will be eligible to receive up to two points based on the above criteria.