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Alpha Sigma Alpha becomes second sorority at Lake Erie College

Greek life at Lake Erie College is continuing to expand with the addition of the second sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha (ASA). Recruitment has already begun and is expected to prove successful for the College.

ASA was found on Nov. 15, 1901 by five young women at Longwood College in Farmville, Va. Since then, there have been a total of 77 collegiate chapters, 78 alumnae chapters and five colonies. There is one other chapter in Ohio located at Muskingum College. Nationally, the sorority has more than 70,000 initiated members and has grown into a progressive and forward-thinking organization.

The sorority’s purpose is to “foster close friendships between members and to develop women of poise and purpose.” ASA’s eight core values are balance, generosity, growth, integrity, learning, relationships, responsibility and enjoyment. The organization’s four aims that focus on the development of the complete woman are intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development. The official mascot is Dot, the ladybug.

There will be two informational nights on Wednesday, Feb. 10 and Thursday Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Coe Conference Room of the Holden Center, which will provide those interested with more details of Alpha Sigma Alpha.

“It will be great to provide something new and different for woman to get involved with at Lake Erie College,” said Travis Rose, coordinator of student activities and cultural programs.

For more information about ASA sorority, contact Travis Rose at or visit

Lake Erie College, located in Painesville, Ohio, currently serves more than 1,200 students. Founded in 1856, Lake Erie is an independent, liberal arts institution that challenges its students to "get in and stand out" in academics, athletics and student activities. The College offers 33 undergraduate majors and the option to design an individualized major to fit career and academic goals. Lake Erie's innovative learning experiences focus on helping students to meet career and life challenges, preparing for a world that is increasingly interdependent.



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