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Published 02/10/17

Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority coming to Bryant in fall

Bryant University will welcome Alpha Sigma Alpha (ASA) to campus in fall 2017. Established in 1901, ASA is an organization dedicated to developing “women of poise and purpose who strive to continue improving the world around them.” Recruiting begins during the spring semester for an official start in the fall. The Bryant chapter will be the first active collegiate chapter of ASA established in Rhode Island.  

"Our goal is to provide a space for women to feel and celebrate a sense of belonging at Bryant."

“It is exciting to see another women’s organization join campus,” said Associate Director of Campus Engagement Sue Zarnowski. “Our goal is to provide a space for women to feel and celebrate a sense of belonging at Bryant. We are confident Alpha Sigma Alpha will attract scholars, leaders, and service-focused women to join and uphold a community of high standards.”  

Greek life at Bryant began in 1925 and has experienced significant growth in recent years. The number of women joining sororities has increased at a pace of about 16 new members a year since 2013. This growth, along with increased student interest in bringing women together for shared intellectual and social pursuits, was the impetus for adding the new group. Zarnowski estimates that by May 2017, more than 500 students will be involved in Greek life—about 300 members in five sororities and 200 members in four fraternities.

Students interested in joining ASA may contact Zarnowski at 401-232-6154 or szarnowsi@bryant.edu