Student Involvement Office
OWU Chapter Website: www.owualphasig.com
National/International Website: alphasig.org
Nickname: Alpha Sig
Founded: December 6, 1845, at Yale University
Founded at OWU: 1863
Colors: Cardinal and Stone
Flower: Cardinal Rose and Yellow Tea Rose
Philanthropy: Lance Armstrong Foundation and Canine Companions for Independence
Main Philanthropy Event: Servant/Date Auction
Open Motto: “To Better the Man”
Famous Alums: Warren Buffett, Arthur Flemming, and Ted Cassidy
Founded at Yale in 1845, Alpha Sigma Phi distinguishes itself as the fraternity “To Better the Man.” In the never ending quest to improve the self, the brothers of Alpha Sig adhere to the highest principles of brotherhood and gentlemanly honor. Strong dedication to academics, philanthropy and service, brotherly love, and social activities, has enabled us to achieve an elite status not only among local fraternities, but also on the national level. We encourage you to explore the opportunity to grow as a gentleman in Alpha Sigma Phi.
Almost anywhere on campus you can find yourself in the company of an Alpha Sig. Our chapter is very well-represented in University extra-curricular activities, including (but not limited to) C.L.E.A.R., WCSA, Mortar Board, Student Judicial, Babbling Bishops, and departmental honor societies. We also have numerous brothers representing OWU through varsity sports.
Our chapter participates energetically in many philanthropic and service activities/events on and around campus. We strive to not only benefit our national philanthropy, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, but also our previous national philanthropy, Canine Companions for Independence, and other philanthropic organizations in the area. Projects include our Annual Servant/Date Auction, helping out at the Arts Castle, and our many delicious Stromboli dinners. We are always on the lookout for new ways to serve the community.
Even though we keep ourselves busy with our involvement in campus activities and service events, we do not forget about the real reason we are all here at OWU: academics. We are consistently at the top of the fraternity GPA rankings and constantly strive to improve our grades.
Our brotherhood also knows how to relax and have a good time. We host many social and brotherhood events throughout each semester, including activities such as rock climbing at Vertical Adventures, trips to Gameworks Arcade, movie nights at The Strand, football in the snow on The Hill, late-night ultimate Frisbee games, mini-golf tournaments, and brotherhood retreats.
It is clear that as Alpha Sigs we make every effort “To Better the Man.” If you are looking for undying friendships, unforgettable life lessons, success among the successful, great times, and, most importantly, growth as an individual, then look no further than Alpha Sigma Phi. As fellow classmates and friends, we extend our warmest welcome to you and look forward to meeting you. Our chapter house is right behind Thomson Hall, so feel free to visit and make yourself at home.