alpha sigma tau

Gamma Pi Chapter




Gamma Pi, Lycoming College, established 1991


Just What is a National Sorority?

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. The Alpha Sigma Tau chapter at Lycoming is known as the Gamma Pi chapter, whereas the James Madison chapter is the Psi chapter. AST is on of two national sororities that we have at Lycoming College.

Where is AST?

What are other AST chapters like?



What Does AST Gamma Pi Chapter Do?

Actually, what don't we do? AST participates in two Philanthropies, our national philanthropy, the Pine Mountain Settlement School, as well as Habitat for Humanity. In the past year, Gamma Pi has contributed and participated in Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, Toys for Tots, Daffodil Days, AIDS Walk, Red Cross, Day of Caring as well as many other community services.

 At Lycoming college the sisters are very active around campus and can be seen in Student Senate, Colleges Against Cancer, Circle K, CAB, multiple sports teams, Dance Club, Choir, Student Orientation Staff, National Broadcasting Society, Psychology Club, AMIS, Best Buddies, multiple honor organizations, and LEAP, just to mention a few.



What Is Gamma Pi?

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."

The founders of the Gamma Pi Chapter are: Dana Miller, Stacy Miller, Susan Pennachio, Kirsten Rambo, Merrideth (Merri) Rambo, Lisa Rotunda, Tammy Shaw, Kristen Spengler, Jody Beckman, Susan Boylan, Nancy Dech, Julie Dietz, Dana Ellis, Cathy Geisinger, Sandra (Sandi) Groman, Dana Harman, Danielle (Dani) Kegelman, Tara Law, & Angie Miller.


Gamma Pi Founders


Our Creed:

As a member of Alpha Sigma Tau, I believe in the permanence and loveliness of its ideals.
I believe in the values of friendship and fidelity to purpose. 
I believe in the fulfillment of self and will strive to contribute my share to the progress of mankind. 
I believe in cultivating beauty of spirit and graciousness of living in all my contacts with others. 
I believe that faithfulness to these ideals will help me to live joyously and valiantly.

Basic Information:

Gamma Pi's Local Founder's Day: December 14, 1991
Alpha Sigma Tau National Founder's Day
: November 4, 1899
: To promote ethical, cultural, and social development of its members.
Local Open Motto
: "Everything we achieve was once just a dream."
National Open Motto
: Active, Self-reliant, Trustworthy.
Local Mascot
: Panda
Chapter Dance
: "Oh What a Night" - Four Seasons
Chapter Song:
"How Sweet it is" - James Taylor

Colors: Emerald Green and Gold
Jewel: Pearl
Flower: Yellow Rose
Symbol: Anchor


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Williamsport, PA 17701    

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2011 Alpha Sigma Tau

This site was last updated 03/03/11