Founded: November 4, 1899 - Michigan State Normal College Established at Bridgewater: May 3, 2014 Organization Nickname: AST Council: Panhellenic Association Mission: Invest in women by instilling the skills necessary to navigate life and inspire members to enrich their own lives and the lives of others. Vision: Alpha Sigma Tau empowers women to excel in life. Motto: "Active, Self-Reliant, Trustworthy" Core Values: Intellect – The pursuit and cultivation of knowledge, wisdom, and culture. Excellence – Always seek to perform at the highest level; have a disdain for mediocrity; create and take advantage of opportunities to excel. Graciousness – Embody kindness, generosity of spirit, charm, tact, courtesy, and authenticity in all we do. Respect – The highest level of esteem for the worth of ourselves, sisters, Ritual, and community. Connections – Build and maintain meaningful, sincere, and lasting relationships with our Sisters, our alma mater, and our community. Colors: Emerald Green, Gold Symbols: Anchor Flower: Yellow Rose National Philanthropies: Women's Wellness Initiative National Service Project: Dress for Success Local Philanthropies: Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress Service Organizations/Projects: Relay for Life, SVAS Center Pediatric Packs GPA Requirement: 2.7 to join and be in good standing Chapter Night/Time: Mondays at 7:00 PM Membership Cost (Dues): New Members: $420 Beauty of Spirit. Fulfillment of Self. Exceptional Sisterhood.