Epsilon Alpha Sigma Sorority, inc., also known as the Empowered Arab Sisterhood, was founded by Rula Othman on April 24, 2012 at the University of California, Los Angeles. On May 7, 2013, the Empowered Arab Sisterhood was officially inducted into the Greek council and granted its letters to become officially recognized as Epsilon Alpha Sigma (ΕΑΣ), the first Arab sorority in the nation.
With it’s strict philanthropic focus, the women of ΕΑΣ have made an impact both on a local and global scale. As a strictly cultural organization, ΕΑΣ expresses no religious or political affiliation but rather focuses on the humanitarian aspect of the conflicts plaguing our Arab countries today. Through this focus, the ladies of Epsilon Alpha Sigma aim to expose our peers to the diversity that exists within the Arab world and the impact Empowered Arab Women have made and continue to make both within our immediate communities and all around the world.
The Beta chapter here at UC Davis was founded on July 12, 2013. The Beta chapter is currently a member of the United Sorority and Fraternity Council (USFC) at UCD. Each year, the sisters of ΕΑΣ host and attend a wide variety of events and fundraisers. The sisterhood is growing to be larger and more diverse with each pledge class.
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