The purpose of doing the Greek Spotlight Series is to show all of the positive aspects of the sororities and fraternities here on Gannon’s campus. With so many fantastic young men and women, there are a lot of people to talk about.

This week, we meet one of the sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau, Emily Sauer! She is a senior software engineering major who joined Alpha Sigma Tau about three years ago in the spring of 2016. Since joining her sorority, Emily has been incredibly active in her chapter, holding the positions Director of Alumnae Engagement in the fall of 2016, Vice President of Member Development during the fall of 2016 until the fall of 2017, President from the fall of 2017 until the fall 2018 and most recently, she has held the title of Director of Academic Success from the fall of 2018 until she graduate this spring.

Emily shared with us how she has grown due to being a member of Alpha Sigma Tau, saying, “I have grown from all of the leadership opportunities that I have been given throughout my time in Alpha Sigma Tau.  Without this experience, I never would have found myself enjoying the ability to organize events and do things such as attend Alpha Sigma Tau’s National Convention with some of my closest friends.”

She also shared how supportive and encouraging her sorority is, “Generally speaking, all of the sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau are incredibly supportive and are always there reaching out to each other during stressful or tough times.  Every single one of them is willing to lend a helping hand, whether that entails going on a sister date to talk or just to have someone to study with.”

Alpha Sigma Tau’s Delta Alpha chapter at Gannon University goes above and beyond, with Emily telling me, “At Alpha Sigma Tau’s National Convention (Summer 2018) we were awarded Second Highest GPA out of 92 Collegiate Chapters for the Fall 2017 Semester. Our National Philanthropy is Women’s Wellness Initiative: Dress for Success that we make donations to per semester and our local Philanthropy is Habitat for Humanity where we get involved with Gannon’s Habitat for Humanity Club to participate in builds.   Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Alpha also has an adopted portion of 79 that we help to care for/clean every semester.  In addition, we volunteer at various organizations, some of them being Second Harvest Food Bank, The Anna Shelter, The MLK Center, Soldier’s & Sailor’s Home as well as attend Give Day, Day of Caring and Relay for Life every year.”

Thank you so much for telling us about Alpha Sigma Tau at Gannon University and about you, Emily! Check back in two weeks, March 8, for a look into one of Gannon’s fraternities!