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Find Your Home With Theta Phi Gamma Sorority (Recruitment Video)

Find Your Home With Theta Phi Gamma Sorority (Recruitment Video)

Theta Phi Gamma Sorority has been a home-away-from-home for collegiate women since 1999.

As we expand throughout NYC, we continue to provide a diverse array of members with sisterhood, academic support, career guidance, and more. Our three chapters foster a sense of community at over eleven schools.

How Theta Phi Gamma Gave Me The Confidence To Be Myself

How Theta Phi Gamma Gave Me The Confidence To Be Myself

Written by Kathy “Sugar” Chiam

I grew up being bullied because of my weight and how I looked overall. When others walked by, I would look down. I would avoid looking in the mirror. I never thought I would like myself. But I also never thought I would join a sorority.

“What is Greek life?” my high school self would ask.

My answer was always: a bunch of pretty girls I could never fit in with.

My life changed in my second year of college when I met the group of girls I now call my sisters. Joining Theta Phi Gamma has been one of the best decisions I ever made. I could immediately see how unique everyone was and I knew from the first recruitment event that I wanted to be a part of them.

I got my bid and went through the process — and it was hard. Let me tell you, I was broken down and built back up stronger than ever. I found myself. With the support of my sisters, I went from majoring in biomedical engineering to finally telling myself I love teaching, that it is okay to switch majors. I am now double majoring in creative writing and childhood education.  I found a confidence I never knew existed in me.

These girls make me feel beautiful everyday. They push me past my limits and I know that even if I fall, they always have my back. I walk around with my head held high, loving myself. I am motivated to always be a better version of me. And now, not only do I have an amazing support system, I have a group of girls I am able to call family.

“I wear my letters in the front because I know my sisters always have my back!”

Happy Summer, From Theta Phi Gamma Sorority!

Happy Summer, From Theta Phi Gamma Sorority!

We’re spending all summer strengthening our sisterhood, traveling the world, and keeping the inspired ideals of Theta Phi Gamma Sorority in our hearts. We can’t wait for our potential new members to see everything we have scheduled for the upcoming Fall semester! Not to mention, we have a list of philanthropic and social events coming up that we’re proud of, as always.

Most importantly, we’re celebrating life 24/7. Celebrate with us at our Beta chapter’s upcoming summer bash with Zeta Beta Tau!

 

 

5 Things Our Sisters Learn At Summer Convention

5 Things Our Sisters Learn At Summer Convention

With just a few weeks left before our annual summer convention, excitement is at an all time high. We’re gearing up for a weekend of sisterhood, connection, and leadership, and it’s just another opportunity to strengthen the bonds between all three of our chapters.

Our conventions are open to both undergraduate and alumni members, with educational programming that is geared towards empowering both. It gives us a chance to refocus on personal development. Here are five things we can’t wait to learn (or reinforce!) at summer convention:

Event Planning

Before the sorority, I never saw myself as a person capable of taking charge. Now, I’ve participated in an environment that allows me to consistently bring my event ideas to life, including an open mic night to raise money for multiple sclerosis research and a spelling bee for juvenile diabetes.

Although we empower our members to be successful event planners throughout the year, convention is a great place to get focused. We can’t wait to tease out new ideas and encourage our sisters to get started. Event planning workshops are always helpful to our sisters, whether they’ve thrown a ton of events before or they’re just getting started. It also lets us connect with older alumnae, who can guide us to be better leaders period.

Public Speaking

In a culture that frequently silences female voices, speaking publicly and professionally becomes a revolutionary act. It is therefore important for us to foster an environment where our sisters are emboldened to speak up. Convention will give sisters multiple chances to get comfortable speaking in front of crowds, as well as provide them with tools to kill nerves and communicate effectively.

Conflict Resolution

In life, and in sisterhood, conflicts happen. Our annual summer convention committee has workshops planned that will guide sisters through successful conflict resolution skills. Addressing our issues justly and openly has always been a staple of our sisterhood.

Networking

Our sisters are always networking with others, both individually and on behalf of the sorority. Planning social events that involve other organizations requires us to step into leadership roles frequently, whether that’s a social chair or a member of a committee. At convention, we focus on some do’s-and-don’ts for working with other organizations. Our members have a safe space to brainstorm and plan future social endeavors as well, which we can’t wait to see them execute throughout the academic year.

Time Management

No matter how old you are, we’ve all struggled to manage our time effectively. This is a skill we focus on during the new member intake process and then continue to reinforce throughout  membership. At convention, discussing strategies as a collective means that we’re all taking home new methods for time management. It’s time to stop procrastinating, ladies!


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10 Places We’ve Thrown What We Know

10 Places We’ve Thrown What We Know

The best part about visiting new places is carrying your sisters with you in your heart.

Our foxy ladies travel all over the world and as far as that wanderlust takes us, we never forget to throw what we know. Here are some of the greatest cities where sisters showed their Theta pride.

 

Sister Melissa “Olympia” from the Gamma Chapter, in Alaska, U.S.

 

Sister Myohwa “Lennon” from the Gamma Chapter, in Giza, Egypt

 

Sister Korina “Katniss” from the Gamma Chapter, in California, U.S.

 

Sister Myohwa “Lennon” (again!) from the Gamma Chapter, in Langjokull, Iceland

 

Sister Faith “Muse” from the Beta Chapter, in Yucatan, Mexico

 

Sister Sarzina “Matilda” from the Alpha Chapter, in City of David, Israel

 

Sister Gaby “Soleil” from the Beta Chapter, in Nagua, Dominican Republic

 

Sisters Greta “Phoenix” and Destiny “JellyBean” from the Beta Chapter, in Paris, France

 

Sister Dalies “Posh” from the Beta Chapter, right here in NYC

 

Sister Natalie “Starfire” from the Beta Chapter, in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten