Alpha Sigma, Florida State University

About Alpha Sigma Chapter

Alpha Sigma was founded on May 16, 1924 at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. We've been around 95 years and going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 15. We currently have a total of 177 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.38! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 398 service hours and $0.00!

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Alpha Sigma Chapter's Local Philanthropy Events

The Alpha Sigma chapter at Florida State University supports the L.L. Schendel Speech and Hearing Clinic as their local philanthropic organization. The university clinic serves individuals of all ages in the Tallahassee, Florida area that have communication disorders. Evidence-based assessments and treatments are provided by graduate student clinicians in the Master’s program in speech-language pathology and audiology. The Alpha Sigma chapter is grateful to have the opportunity to work with such a great local organization that not only represents Delta Zeta’s Philanthropy, but also encompasses what it means to be a Florida State Seminole.
In the spring semester of 2019, the Alpha Sigma chapter organized two philanthropy events to raise money for the Starkey Foundation, the Painted Turtle Camp, and the FSU Speech and Hearing Clinic. The spring events included an all you can eat pasta bar event, Delta Ziti, and a silent disco event, Disco with DZ. The Delta Ziti event was this chapter’s second annual all you can eat pasta bar event serving unlimited Italian sides, drinks, and desserts. Food was provided by the house kitchen staff as well as donations from restaurants such as Little Italy and Olive Garden. The second philanthropy event, Disco with DZ, was Alpha Sigma’s first ever silent disco event where attendees could dance and listen to music using wireless headphones while the DJs controlled the music played through the headphones rather than through a speaker system. This event gives the community a chance to see a glimpse of what life is like for those affected by hearing impairment. When the participants walked into the room, they weren’t greeted with loud music for all to hear, but rather silence as everyone who already had headphones danced to the music that only they could hear. The participants then put the headphones on and could hear the music, symbolizing the effect of someone with a hearing impairment receiving a cochlear implant for the first time. These events combined raised $8,522 for Delta Zeta’s philanthropy.
In addition to their philanthropy events, the Alpha Sigma chapter also held an Easter event for their local beneficiaries, the children from the FSU Speech and Hearing Clinic. The E?ster PalooZa included fun games and delicious food hosted inside the house as well as an exciting Easter egg hunt in the front yard. The sisters of the Alpha Sigma chapter enjoyed playing with the kids, supervising the Easter egg hunt, and managing the event while the parents and families appreciated some quality time with each other and their children.
Following the event, Linda Sasser, a Clinical Instructor at the FSU Speech and Hearing Clinic, had some kind words to say about the positive impact the Easter event had on the children and families that attended:
“The E?ster PalooZa was an enjoyable event for all who attended. The children with hearing loss who attended benefited socially by meeting other children with hearing loss. Many of them are the only child in their school who wear hearing devices so it helped them to know that they are not alone. They also benefited from the language rich activities such as the egg hunt. They were able to practice comprehension and use of phrases such as “I found it” and “put it in the basket.” While the children were hunting eggs, their parents attended a group meeting where they were able to hear the story of a young lady who grew up with hearing loss and recently earned her master’s degree at FSU. They were encouraged to know that their children can accomplish anything they want.”
The Alpha Sigma chapter is very grateful for all of the wonderful opportunities to raise money for and interact with, the amazing people from the Starkey Hearing Foundation, Painted Turtle Camp, and FSU Speech and Hearing Clinic.

Senior Alpha Sigma collegian, Sara Hecht, is truly giving on Guatemalan mission trip, supported by Alpha Sigma Chapter
March 4, 2016

Senior Alpha Sigma Chapter member, Sara Hecht, along with the Florida State University Student Academy of Audiology, is taking a summer mission trip to Guatemala to assist in providing hearing aids to individuals with hearing loss.

This is truly an amazing opportunity for Sara Hecht to live the Delta Zeta Creed, which says, “To those my life may touch in slight measure, May I give graciously, Of what is mine.”

"Our chapter is so supportive of Sara’s trip and what the Student Academy of Audiology is doing for the people of Guatemala," said Glennika Walker, Lamp Editor and Historian. Katherine Condrad, Vice President of Programs, and Alex Guarino, Panhellenic Delegate, combined their efforts to not only give Sara our emotional support, but physical support as well, while promoting Panhellenic relations at the same time by hosting a Galentine’s event for Valentine’s Day. Katherine and Alex are using the Galentine’s event to help Sara gather donations of items that the people of Guatemala need.