Chapter Updates

Rutgers, Xi Chapter

The chapter earned 92% on this year’s Annual Report and will be recognized as a Four Star Chapter. In addition, the chapter earned four Programming Achievement Awards in the areas of Sisterhood Development, Chapter Management, Leadership Development and Membership Recruitment. 

 

Arizona State - Alpha Lambda Chapter

Our status in the Greek Community and Fulton School of Engineering remains outstanding. Our chapter was recently recognized by Fulton at the Student Organization Awards Recognition (SOAR) and we were given the Outstanding Fulton Student Organization for Recruitment and Retention Award.

 

Kentucky - Epsilon Chapter

This semester, the ladies of the Epsilon chapter loved participating in various Greek events around campus! We played in a dodgeball tournament and attended a fashion show, but the favorite event was an all-you-can-eat Mac and Cheese. We’re also proud to say that that we won Kappa Bowl, a bubble soccer tournament put on by Kappa Alpha Order and Kappa Kappa Gamma!

This semester was our first time hosting our spring philanthropy, Cupcake Wars! This was a bake- off to see who could make the best tasting and looking cupcakes with a cash prize donated to the winner’s philanthropy.

Thanks to Spring Philanthropy Chair Ali Bertelsman’s planning we were able to raise more than $600 for the American Cancer Society. Everyone had a great time participating at the event, and we can’t wait to see how Cupcake Wars will grow next year!

 

Cincinnati - Alpha Beta Chapter

We had the second highest chapter GPA of the entire Greek community! In the fall our chapter GPA was 3.291 and this past semester we raised it to 3.480 with 90 members! Congratulations and keep up the incredible work!!

Ashley Mattson and Amy Ostrem started a Convention Scholarship Fund last summer and they are very excited that Amy Sears, the VP of Finance, is implementing it for Convention this year. Each sister pays $5 per semester to this fund. At the end of the spring, the chapter takes applications for the partial scholarship to attend Convention. Any sister can apply for the scholarship, but they encourage younger members to apply so that they can gain the leadership experience and make connections while at Convention.  This year, there are seven scholarship available.

 

Howard - Phi Chapter

The Howard University Phi Chapter was initiated on Feb 18, 2007 and this year we celebrated our Chapter's 10 year anniversary!! We had over 30 actives, alumnnae, and new initiates gather together at Howard University to celebrate 10 years of sisterhood and accomplishments! The weekend included a meet and greet happy hour, panel discussion, community service, and group dinner. Pursuant with our theme “Hidden Figures”, we were joined by a local Hidden Figure, the Executive Director of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel at NASA, Ms. Carol J. Hamilton.  She, in addition to some amazing alumnae, shared invaluable knowledge during our panel discussion reminding all the women in the room, and beyond, that we are all Forces to be Reckoned with. Multiple awards were given out to actives and alumnae honoring their dedication to the chapter and displays of true sisterhood.  This was an amazing weekend full of love, encouragement, and inspiration.  As the Alumnae Chair I am so proud of this chapter and how far we have come knowing that this is only just the beginning!! 

 

Case Western - Omicron Chapter

The Omicron Chapter was awarded Honor in all four pillars (leadership, citizenship, ritual and scholarship) of the Pytte Cup.  It takes a whole chapter to do Pytte Cup well and we're very proud of our sisters who showed off the best things we do in each pillar!

 

Arizona - Alpha Kappa Chapter

Check out their recruitment video here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9KzGE3muF0&t=7s

 

Purdue - Alpha Chapter

About Grand Prix
Grand Prix, often referred to as the “Greatest Spectacle in College Racing”, is an annual go-kart race held at Purdue University each year. The race was started in 1958 as a way for engineering students to exercise their skills.  Since then, the race has grown to include a variety of clubs across campus including residence hall clubs, Greek organizations, and student led activity groups.  Qualifications are held a week before the main event, in which the fastest 27 karts advance to the main race. On Grand Prix day sprint races are completed to fill the remaining 6 spots in the race. A total of 33 karts complete 160 laps, or 50 miles, around the Purdue Grand Prix Track.  

About Phi Rho Racing
Phi Rho Racing is formed from Phi Sigma Rho, Purdue's engineering sorority.  We pride ourselves on being the only sorority on campus with a Grand Prix cart, as well as one of the few purely female run teams. The team allows its members to obtain hands-on automotive experience so they may apply their engineering skills and talents through various team rolls: Crew Chief, Finance Chief, Driver, Pit Crew, and Data Acquisition team.  

Sponsorship
Phi Rho Racing obtains the funds necessary to maintain a go kart through generous donations from our sponsors.  As a thank you to our sponsors, we offer the opportunity to be featured on the team shirt, go kart, and a banner hung at the race.  

 

Arizona State University - Alpha Lambda Chapter

We're proud to recognize the Alpha Lambda chapter at Arizona State University for their recent philanthropic efforts.

The Phi Rho sisters at ASU held a Mr. Engineering Pageant on March 17th. All proceeds from the event were donated to the Girl Scouts of America. Several sisters donated their time and energy to make the event a great success. At the end of the night, Matt Schneider was crowned Mr. Engineering 2017.

To learn more about the event, please read this article by Marci Bandala that appeared on ASU's student-run news organization, The State Press.

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