How do I join Alpha Sigma Kappa?
Membership into a sorority is by invitation only. After accepting an invitation to join, or a "bid", they become a new member, referred to as a candidate. The candidate period lasts 8 weeks, and then they are initiated as a sister.
In order to be eligible to receive an invitation, a woman must meet the following requirements:
Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Have a declared major in one of the acceptable technical fields (Architecture, Engineering, Mathematics and the Sciences).
Must be enrolled at least part-time.
May not be a member of another social sorority.
Be able to assume current and future financial obligations.
Attend a minimum of three chapter sponsored events, which include:
- *OMU = Oklahoma Memorial Union
- Meet & Greet Informational Session, always before Welcome Party (below), 6-7pm, *OMU Room TBA
- Welcome (Back) to Science and Engineering Party w/ Triangle Fraternity, typically 1st or 2nd Thursday of Fall & Spring semesters, 7-10pm, TBA
- Weekend around Sept. 13, Noon-3pm, Local Founder's Day Potluck
- A Philanthropic Event, TBA
- Weekly Chapter Meetings, which are held every Sunday at 6:30pm in the Union, check agenda for room
- Study nights (TBA)
- Monthly dinners (TBA)
- Check the agenda for additional events and times
What will happen if I accept an invitation?
New members, or "candidates," undergo an eight week long period of familiarizing themselves with the history, National Organization, and their local chapter. This is guided by a candidate educator, and after successful completion, a candidate will be allowed to initiated as a sister. Candidates are required to attend weekly meetings, and candidate education classes. They are encouraged to participate in as many chapter activities as possible. For details about the candidate period, please contact the candidate educator.
After initiation, sisters are required to attend all weekly meetings and ceremonies. They are encouraged to participate in as many chapter activities as possible.
How much does it cost?
As a member of a sorority, there are financial obligations that must be assumed. Following are a list of the obligations you must be willing to assume in order to become a member of the Beta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Kappa - Women in Technical Studies.
Candidate Semester Fees: $155.00
The Candidate Semester Fee includes costs for your handbook, membership notebook, candidate pin/recognition pin, an ASK T-shirt, ceremonial costs and National and Chapter dues. The Candidate Semester Fee must be submitted before Initiation.
There are also nominal fees incurred with candidate events that shall be discussed during Candidate Education. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Candidate Educator.
Active Fall/Spring Semesters: $195.00
Semester dues can be paid in full at the beginning of each semester or through a payment plan arranged with the treasurer. Active dues go towards funding our events and National dues. A complete breakdown of the semester’s budget may be requested from the treasurer.
What type of time commitment is required?
There are different time commitments required depending on what stage of involvement you are at. Women interested in joining are invited to attend meetings as well as chapter sponsored activities held within the first several weeks of the fall and spring semesters. This is purely voluntary.
New members, or "candidates," are required to attend weekly open meetings, weekly candidate education classes, and whatever social activities they are
able to participate in. The Candidate phase lasts eight weeks, and familiarizes newer members to
each other, our history and the National Organization. Both the
weekly open meetings and weekly candidate education classes typically last an hour each.
Initiated members are required to attend weekly open and closed meetings, fundraisers, candidate events, all ceremonies, and whatever social activities they are able to participate in. Weekly open and closed meetings typically last an hour each.
As a technical sorority, we understand our members' commitment to academics and work to accommodate our members when possible.