The Beginning

On November 15, 1901 at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, VA were five women: Virginia Lee Boyd (Noell), Juliette Jefferson Hundley (Gilliam), Calva Hamlet Watson (Wootton), Louise Burks Cox (Carper), and Mary Williamson Hundley. They came together and began Alpha Sigma Alpha.


The purpose of Alpha Sigma Alpha is to foster close friendships between members and to develop women of poise and purpose.


The vision of Alpha Sigma Alpha is to cultivate values and ideals in women who are known for their character and concern for others. Alpha Sigma Alpha inspires women to lead, to serve and most of all to make a difference.


Alpha Sigma Alpha is a women’s organization that promotes high ideals and standards for its members throughout their lives by emphasizing balance among our four aims of intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development.


Aspire. Seek. Attain.

Core Values

  • Balance
  • Integrity
  • Generosity
  • Growth
  • Enjoyment
  • Relationships
  • Learning
  • Responsibility


  • Star
  • Crown
  • Palm Tree
  • Phoenix


  • Pearl White
  • Crimson
  • Palm Green
  • Gold


  • Pearl
  • Ruby


  • Aster
  • Narcissus


Dot the ladybug

Chapter History

Before there was an Alpha Sigma Alpha Theta Zeta, we were known as Theta Zeta Psi. After being on IUPUI’s campus as a local chapter for some years, the members reached out to many national organizations. In 2008, this chapter was officially installed. Theta Zeta is the second oldest chapter at IUPUI.