Service & Giving
“Life is not taking in only; it is giving out too. It is giving ourselves – freely – to other people, giving ourselves in comradeship, in understanding, in joy, in love.“
Our chapter is always staying involved around campus and out in the community, whether it be volunteering, giving out a helping hand, or donating to those in need. When we’re not busy with classes, studying for an exam, or spending time with friends, our sisters can be spotted volunteering at the local animal shelter or Foodlink, attending philanthropic events on campus, and participating in various fundraisers for good causes. We are always continuously searching for different opportunities where we can give our time, energy, and effort in helping others while, at the same time, helping make the world a better place.
Alpha Sigma Alpha encourages its members to support the Alpha Sigma Alpha Foundation, and to participate in our national philanthropic efforts as well as those in their local communities. Here are some of our amazing Philanthropic Partners!
The Special Olympics, one of Alpha Sigma Alpha’s national philanthropic partners, remains important to our members long after they graduate. Alpha Sigma Alpha adopted Special Olympics as a philanthropic partner in 1976. Each year, the Special Olympics touches lives in hundreds of communities across the nation and around the world, and each year Alpha Sigma Alpha members make a difference to this important organization.
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. The program teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
The core curriculum of Girls on the Run addresses many aspects of girls’ development- including their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. The same is true for Alpha Sigma Alpha as it relates to women. With common goals, values and a commitment to developing girls and women, the partnership between Alpha Sigma Alpha and Girls on the Run is a perfect match.
By providing educational services—including classroom instruction and occupational, physical and speech therapy services—the Center seeks to prepare children and families for a future filled with achievement and independence. The programs help children develop the skills needed by children to become fully involved in their schools and community. Alpha Sigma Alpha and the S. June Smith Center both share the amazing Dr. S. June Smith. Dr. June, as she was often called, was a lifelong active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha and served as a member of the national council. She also was a community leader in advocating for appropriate services for children with disabilities. The S. June Smith Center owes its existence, in part, to her leadership efforts. Alpha Sigma Alpha adopted the S. June Smith Center as a philanthropic partner at its 1990 Convention in Scottsdale, AZ.