Gamma Chi Chapter of Theta Phi Alpha
The year 2012 marks a monumental moment in Theta Phi Alpha history, both nationally and here at Stevens Institute of Technology. As sisters, we live by the motto of our Patroness, St. Catherine of Sienna, “Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring,” which brings us to the 100th anniversary of our sisterhood founded with the ideals of friendship, scholarship, and service to others, and a membership comprised of active chapters, collegians, and alumnae. The real festivities began this summer at our birthplace, the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, during our Centennial Convention, which was open to all members.
At Stevens, we are have established the Gamma Chi chapter of Theta Phi Alpha, and we are continuing to make history right here in Hoboken! The local sorority formerly known as Omicron Pi took the pledge to become affiliated with Theta Phi Alpha, a National Panhellenic Conference organization, in September 2011. Joining the ranks of a national organization has transformed our sisterhood from a small local sorority to a national fraternity comprised of sisters throughout the nation, and we gained a new home and a greater love for each other. We are ever loyal and everlasting in our bonds of sisterhood.
As part of Theta Phi, our members are offered leadership training and programming opportunities here at Stevens and at regional and national conferences, as well as scholarships for undergraduate & graduate members through the Theta Phi Alpha Foundation. Our annual Leadership Conferences and Conventions offer sisters the chance to meet other chapters work one-on-one with National Officers, and we leave with skills that we can take beyond the sisterhood and into our personal lives, the classroom, and our professions. Within the chapter, sisters participate in ongoing membership development programs, academic and professional workshops, and hold leadership positions and committee memberships.
Theta Phi at Stevens and nationally truly exemplifies diversity on many levels - ethnically, academically, professionally, religiously, etc. Our sisters come from many different backgrounds and all over the world. We are artists, athletes, businesswomen, doctors, engineers, performers, resident assistants, philosophers, scientists, teachers, and more. We dedicate our time to raising awareness and money for charities such as the House that Theta Phi Alpha Built, Glenmary Home Missioners’ Camp Friendship, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. Our other notable events are Battle of the Bands, French Toast Night and Theta Phi Pies. Together, we make a difference.