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Flashback Friday: Celebrating 18 Years of Foxy at our Formal Last November!

Flashback Friday: Celebrating 18 Years of Foxy at our Formal Last November!

Every November, we celebrate the intense sisterhood and foxiness we have found within this sorority.

This year, we were pleased to announce that the Gamma Colony of Theta Phi Gamma Sorority Incorporated has officially become a chapter! Congratulations to the hard work and growth Gamma has shown over the years.

We also announced a new award, the Gabrielle “Sharpie” award, which is awarded annually to a sister for always standing up and fighting against social injustice.

Here are some highlights:

 

 

2017 Theta Phi Gamma Awards Ceremony

2017 Theta Phi Gamma Awards Ceremony

We recognize the contributions of our undergraduate and active alumnae members at our annual awards ceremony. Congratulations to the sisters who exemplified what it means to be a Theta. Thank you so much for your hard work!

Alpha Chapter Awards

Newly Inducted Sisters 2016-2017: Ashley “Ginger”,  Nadia “Elektra”, Aleyah “Trinity”, Mohini “Pixar”, Crystal “Dart”

Most Outstanding Newly Inducted Sister: Karen “Raven”
Most Outstanding Officer: Kathy “Sugar”

Most Dedicated Sister – Rush: Tatiana “Ivy”
Most Dedicated Sister – Philanthropy: Chrystelle “Bedelia”
Most Dedicated Sister – New Member Education: Sarzina “Matilda”
Most Dedicated Sister – Advancement of the Sorority: Sarzina “Matilda”
Most Dedicated Sister – University Relations and Campus Involvement: Sarzina “Matilda”
Most Dedicated Sister Overall: Chrystelle “Bedelia”

Most Improved Sister: Natalie “Widow”
Best GPA: Tatiana “Ivy”
Shadow Award (given to the sister who didn’t hold a position but was dedicated and assisted the e-board): Natalie “Widow”
Easiest Sister to Talk To: Kathy “Sugar”

Miss Congeniality (given to the sister who throughout the course of the year was a motivator to other sisters and was always in good spirits): Kathy “Sugar”
Miss TPG (given to the graduating senior who throughout her tenure as a Theta has devoted herself to the advancement and growth of the sorority, has exemplified the ideals and beliefs of the sorority, has excelled academically, and has transitioned into her career or graduate school): Sarzina “Matilda”

Susan Halley Award (given to the sister who throughout the year has demonstrated the most initiative): Chrystelle “Bedelia”
Christine Eid Award (given to the sister who throughout the course of the year has shown the most determination to excel within herself and the sorority): Kathy “Sugar”
Ilene Medina Award (given to the sister who throughout the course of the year has shown the most perseverance): Cynthia “Boo”

Most Dedicated Alumni: Gabrielle “Sharpie”
Most Outstanding Alumni Advisor: Gabrielle “Sharpie”
Alumni Excellence Awards (given to the alumnae who throughout the course of the year made the most advances in her career):  Gabrielle “Sharpie”

Theta of the Year: Chrystelle “Bedelia”

Beta Chapter Awards

Newly Inducted Sisters 2016-2017: Kimberly “Fury”, Melissa “Swift”, Melissa “Hepburn”, Karen “Eleven”, Katherine “Logic”, Camila “Violet”, Daniela “D.J”, Kennya “Blair”, Ashley “Pearl”, Brenda “Blade”, Chelsea “Yonce”, Hillary “Mystique”, Priscilla “Rose”, Nicole “Harley Quinn”

Most Outstanding Newly Inducted Sister: Melissa “Hepburn”
Most Outstanding Officer: Jessica “Nirvana”

Most Dedicated Sister – Rush: Erika “Zelda”
Most Dedicated Sister – Philanthropy: Harini “Trump”
Most Dedicated Sister – New Member Education: Briana Moxie
Most Dedicated Sister – Advancement of the Sorority: Dalies Posh
Most Dedicated Sister – University Relations and Campus Involvement: Kennya “Blair”
Most Dedicated Sister Overall: Natalie “Starfire”

Most Improved Sister: Amy “Storm”
Best GPA: Karen “Eleven”
Shadow Award (given to the sister who didn’t hold a position but was dedicated and assisted the e-board): Ashley “Pearl”
Easiest Sister to Talk To: Katherine “Logic”

Miss Congeniality (given to the sister who throughout the course of the year was a motivator to other sisters and was always in good spirits): Gabby “Soleil”
Miss TPG (given to the graduating senior who throughout her tenure as a Theta has devoted herself to the advancement and growth of the sorority, has exemplified the ideals and beliefs of the sorority, has excelled academically, and has transitioned into her career or graduate school): Carolyn “Alias”

Susan Halley Award (given to the sister who throughout the year has demonstrated the most initiative): Alexis “Thorne”
Christine Eid Award (given to the sister who throughout the course of the year has shown the most determination to excel within herself and the sorority): Alyssa “Vinci”
Ilene Medina Award (given to the sister who throughout the course of the year has shown the most perseverance): Kimberly “Fury”

Most Dedicated Alumni: Daisy Bolt
Most Outstanding Alumni Advisor: Crystal Oz
Alumni Excellence Awards (given to the alumnae who throughout the course of the year made the most advances in her career):  Tiffany Rogue, Greta Phoenix, Michelle Paradox

Theta of the Year: Hema “Allure”

Gamma Chapter Awards

Newly Inducted Sisters 2016-2017: Aless “Crush”, Sofia “Korra”, Katherine “Hype”, Tashee “Ali”, Kathy “Frizzle”

Most Outstanding Newly Inducted Sister: Aless “Crush”
Most Outstanding Officer: Ishmath “Moet”

Most Dedicated Sister – Rush: Yashoda “Flex”
Most Dedicated Sister – Philanthropy: Yashoda “Flex”
Most Dedicated Sister – New Member Education: Sadi “Vesta”
Most Dedicated Sister – Advancement of the Sorority: Claudia “Amethyst”
Most Dedicated Sister – University Relations and Campus Involvement: Claudia “Amethyst”
Most Dedicated Sister Overall: Claudia “Amethyst”

Most Improved Sister: Gabriela “Encore”
Best GPA: Jessica “Sovereign”
Shadow Award (given to the sister who didn’t hold a position but was dedicated and assisted the e-board): Sofia “Korra”
Easiest Sister to Talk To: Ishmath “Moet”

Miss Congeniality (given to the sister who throughout the course of the year was a motivator to other sisters and was always in good spirits): Katherine “Hype”
Miss TPG (given to the graduating senior who throughout her tenure as a Theta has devoted herself to the advancement and growth of the sorority, has exemplified the ideals and beliefs of the sorority, has excelled academically, and has transitioned into her career or graduate school): Jeniadys “Yeezy”

Susan Halley Award (given to the sister who throughout the year has demonstrated the most initiative): Claudia “Amethyst”
Christine Eid Award (given to the sister who throughout the course of the year has shown the most determination to excel within herself and the sorority): Sadi “Vesta”
Ilene Medina Award (given to the sister who throughout the course of the year has shown the most perseverance): Yashoda “Flex”

Most Dedicated Alumni: Korina “Katniss”

Most Outstanding Alumni Advisor: Korina “Katniss”
Alumni Excellence Awards (given to the alumnae who throughout the course of the year made the most advances in her career):  Kristina “Stitch”

Theta of the Year: Claudia “Amethyst”

More highlights:

Theta Phi Gamma Sorority’s Date With Destiny Auction/Afterparty

Theta Phi Gamma Sorority’s Date With Destiny Auction/Afterparty

At our 2017 Date With Destiny Auction, Theta Phi Gamma Sorority raised over $1000 for RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN started/operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. They also have numerous programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Here are some highlights:

 

 

Highlights From Our 2017 Alumnae “Spring Fling” Brunch

Highlights From Our 2017 Alumnae “Spring Fling” Brunch

We pride ourselves on the fact that this organization isn’t just about the undergraduate experience, but sets the foundation for a lifetime of sisterhood.

With that in mind, our 2016-2017 regional board organized an alumnae brunch at Calle Ocho, an upper west side Nuevo Latino restaurant located in the Excelsior Hotel. In attendance were some of our founding members, regional board directors, recently graduated sisters, and sisters of all ages who have laid the groundwork for years of fellowship within this sorority. (more…)

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.

Highlights From The 2017 Regional Photoshoot

Highlights From The 2017 Regional Photoshoot

Our regional photoshoot gathers sisters of all ages, from multiple chapters, every year. Thetas are all so beautiful! We take group photos, individual photos, and photos of the many branches that form our family trees.

Here are some highlights from the 2017 shoot:

 


                  

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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#ThrowbackThursday: First Regional Photoshoot

#ThrowbackThursday: First Regional Photoshoot

Our foxy ladies from all chapters served looks at our 2015 regional photoshoot. And as we wait for the photos from our most recent regional photoshoot to drop, it feels like the perfect time to reminisce. Here are some highlights!