Opportunities in Alpha Sigma Kappa - Women in Technical Studies
As a sorority, we provide opportunities to develop leadership skills, friendships, a sense of belonging and a network of support. These qualities enable women engineers and scientists to better face their challenges as undergraduates and professionals.
Leadership skills are developed by holding offices, planning events, serving on committees, and working together, thereby developing strong interpersonal skills.
Friendships and a sense of belonging are developed through our big/little sister program, social events, intramural athletics, and being in classes together. A sense of belonging is a direct result of a relaxed social atmosphere.
Our sorority provides social opportunities for all members, while recognizing that the active members are students first and foremost. Our chapters sponsor many different events. Involvement in homecoming and other Greek events allows the sorority to maintain a relationship with the Greek community. The sorority also holds dinners, sponsors retreats, and participates in intramural athletics. The list goes on and on, but it is our goal to provide a social atmosphere without jeopardizing academics.
The sense of belonging created as a student does not end when an active member graduates. Friendships created in school often continue after graduation. Through sponsored social events, such as an annual Founders' Day Celebration, and updated address lists, alumnae may stay in contact with other alumnae. As a result, friendships continue to grow and mature through time. A developed network of support benefits both actives and alumnae.
Active membersActive members often use this network to become better students. For example, many chapters have study groups that meet weekly as a way of keeping students on track and focused. Old test files are used to prepare for exams. Students who are having a difficult time in school are given help when it comes to studying. It is our goal for each member, as well as the sorority as a whole, to achieve academically. Some alumnae chapters offer academic and service scholarships to their active members.
Alumnae membersAlumnae members also benefit from a career support network. Often, when a Sister hears about a job opening, the information is passed on to other alumnae or actives that may be interested. With support from alumnae, members also become leaders in other professional organizations.
The opportunities are limitless with a developed network of support. The network of support and sense of belonging makes it possible for Alpha Sigma Kappa - Women in Technical Studies to succeed in meeting its quality goal and purpose.