Part of our responsibility as Theta Phi Alphas is to care for and to make a commitment to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Advancing philanthropic interests is a part of Theta Phi Alpha's mission and such interest is promoted throughout the collegiate experience and beyond, during the alumnal years.

Volunteering our services to the community in several different ways is important to our mission as a fraternal organization. In an attempt to help others, Theta Phi Alpha chapters, Alumnae Associations, and individual sisters have supported local and national philanthropic activities and community service.

Through the Theta Phi Alpha Foundation, Theta Phi Alpha supports two national philanthropic causes: Glenmary Home Missioners and The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built.

 


Glenmary Home Missioners

Glenmary's work is in depressed rural areas of the United States, primarily in the Appalachian Mountains, where they distribute food, clothing, and books to needy persons, and assist in providing medical care, job training and tutoring.

 

The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built

The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built is Theta Phi Alpha's newest philanthropic cause, established in 1993. The common goal through The House is to improve the plight of the homeless in any way. The chapter can seek to provide assistance to organizations that help the homeless, shelters, home building or neighborhood revitalization projects. This goal permits all Theta Phi Alphas to help those in need in their own community, while remaining united in our aim and purpose.

 

Visit the National Website for more information on how to Donate to our causes.

 

Theta Phi Alpha honors its Omicron Pi 's tradition of donating to the CCFA. Theta Phi Alpha remains dedicated to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America by continuing to donate to their charity. Each semester we will be participating in the CCFA walk for Crohn's and Colitis. The first time we did the walk, we raised $2,185 for Crohn's and Colitis! Keep your eyes open for the information on the next walk.


The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D. 

Four decades ago, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation created the field of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis research. Today, the Foundation funds cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurtures investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finances underdeveloped areas of research. Educational workshops and symposia, together with our scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field. No wonder the National Institutes of Health has commended the Foundation for "uniting the research community and strengthening IBD research." 

For more information, please go to the official CCFA site

 

 

China Darin, Annina Oppenhiemer,

and Lisa Anderson at the event.

Annual Charity Concert is traditionally a

great time for music lovers and musicians alike.

 

Stevens experienced a surge of musical talent on Friday November 4th, 2011 with the Battle of the Bands concert. The annual charity concert is hosted by WCPR and Theta Phi Alpha and had proceeds going towards the NYC Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. For the bands performing, they each were allowed a twenty-five minute set. After all the bands were done, it was up to the audience to vote for their favorite band. With the sale of tickets, raffles, and donations, Theta Phi Alpha was able to raise over $800 dollars for habitat of humanity and the house that theta phi alpha built.

The bands showcased in this event included Skythief, Social Ineptitude, The Dundees, Chaz Finster and the Reptars, and Goonz De Marroon. Last year's first place winner, Skythief, ended up victorious yet again this year with Social Ineptitude and Goonz De Marroon taking second and third respectively. Sky Thief is a hard alternative rock band started at Stevens in 2009 by Will Stackpole and Paul-Michael Spodek. They have been performing at Stevens and around the New York area for a couple of years and have become a favorite around campus having the privilege to open for Finger Eleven when they performed for Techfest this past October.

Cluck U and Giovanni's, two notable Hoboken restaurants, were in attendance to provide delicious food during the concert, while raffles were held for various prizes. Prizes offered and won were sweatshirts and water bottles from the Stevens Campus Store along with $10 Ralph's Italian Ice gift cards. The concert ended up raising over $800 for the charity, making the night truly worthwhile.