A national sorority is a sorority that has more than one chapter world wide. The chapter is not solely at one university. Alpha Sigma Tau is a national sorority hosting over 65 chapters over the United States, and this number expands every year. AST is one of two national sororities that we have at Lycoming College.
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On November 4, 1899, eight college women from Michigan State Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) formed the Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The founders are: Helene Rice, Adriance Rice, Eva O'Keefe, Harriet Marx, May Gephart, Mayene Tracy, Mable Chase and Ruth Dutcher.
The Gamma Pi Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau was founded at Lycoming College on December 14, 1991 by a group of young women who decided to start their own national sorority organization on the campus of Lycoming College. So, 19 young women came together to form the Gamma Pi Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority to build foundations on our local motto: "Everything we achieve was once just a dream."