Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Chapter Highlights Pt. 2

Welcome to the official Panhellenic blog! We are so excited you landed here and are considering participating in #TCURecruitment2015. Below you will find some highlights and accomplishments from the remaining 6 of our chapters' past year. As always, we hope you enjoy and Go Frogs! 

Gamma Phi Beta held the 2nd Annual Crescent Cakes philanthropy event that benefits Girls on the Run. We sell pancakes late at night to raise money for the organization that we love so much! The event is filled with delicious pancakes, a DJ and tons of Gamma Phi women having fun and supporting Girls on the Run. Additionally, we had two amazing sisterhood events this past year. The first one was a roller skating event with the entire chapter. The second was a lake day where we rented a boat and spent the day relaxing on the lake with sisters. These two events were a lot of fun! 

Kappa Alpha Theta was named the 2014 TCU Chapter of the Year by Fraternity and Sorority Life. Kappa Alpha Theta is very honored to have received this award this past year (and FSL is very proud of all of their accomplishments)! This accomplishment is accompanied by earning first place in grades, seven semesters in a row. Kappa Alpha Theta also held a Gamma Psi networking event with local alumni. An article was even written about this amazing event and sent to Theta headquarters! 

Kappa Kappa Gamma held the Kappa Kolor Run during family weekend, which raised over $17,000 to support literacy efforts in motion at George C Clarke elementary! We are very proud of this achievement as it ties our national philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental, to a local project where we have been able to see our impact. In addition, The TCU Kappas helped George C Clarke Elementary put on their Centennial Celebration. GCC dedicated a plaque to the Gary Patterson Foundation and the TCU Kappas for their constant support and dedication to the school and its students. 

Pi Beta Phi held Dodge the Arrow, our fall semester dodgeball philanthropy event! This event consists of a dodgeball tournament between the different fraternities and sororities to participate in order to raise money to promote literacy. Pi Beta Phi also held a sisterhood event at the Coyote Drive-In Movie Theatre. A ton of girls came out to hang out and watch a movie with one another! It was a great bonding experience that everyone loved attending!

Sigma Kappa was named a three-star chapter, receiving the highest honors possible from our National Headquarters. This makes TCU's Sigma Kappa chapter one of the top four chapters in the country! We are very honored to have received this recognition! Additionally, this spring we held our first ever Sigma Kappa Carnival.  This was an on campus event that Sigma Kappa hosted to raise awareness for Alzheimer's Research, our philanthropy and a cause that we care about deeply.  At this event, we had different games, lots of food, and great times with our sisters and participating teams from other organizations! 

Zeta Tau Alpha was awarded for having the highest GPA of any Zeta Tau Alpha chapter in Texas. We are very proud of our girls for their scholarly achievements! Zeta Tau Alpha was also recognized at National Convention for winning the "Crown Chapter" award. This was a great honor for our chapter of which we are very proud! 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Chapter Highlights Pt. 1

Welcome to our first official blog post! We are so excited you landed here and are considering participating in #TCURecruitment2015. Below you will find some highlights and accomplishments from six of our chapter’s past year. The next six will be coming soon, so make sure to check back! As always, we hope you enjoy and Go Frogs!

Alpha Chi Omega’s biggest highlight of the semester was raising $47,000 for the Women's Center of Tarrant County at our annual Fashion Show, held at the Fort Worth Club in the beginning of March. It is an incredible feeling to know that we are making a first-hand effort to prevent and support the victims of domestic violence. Another highlight of our semester was our annual Red Carnation Formal. There's nothing we love more than dressing up and dancing the night away with our sisters!

Alpha Delta Pi’s Neeley Lawerence was the winner of TCU's Greek Woman of the Year award. She is both a great member of the TCU and Fort Worth community, and a fantastic sister to all. Another highlight from our chapter this year was our executive members’ trip to the Alpha Delta Pi District Leadership Convention in Grapevine, Texas. This was a particularly important leadership retreat because our chapter won awards for excellence in all categories of Alpha Delta Pi membership, including Panhellenic achievement, Alumni Relations, and Recruitment!

Alpha Omicron Pi hosted its first annual Sink Out Arthritis event where all funds raised went to our national philanthropy, The Arthritis Foundation. We were very pleased with the participation from the Fraternity and Sorority community and will be hosting the tournament again next year. Alpha Omicron Pi also sponsored our annual Sisters for Soldiers fundraiser. We collected food items and other necessities from around the TCU campus, and sent over 50 care packages to soldiers overseas. It was a great fundraiser to support those serving our country.

Chi Omega was named chapter of the year by TCU Fraternity and Sorority Life for 2014. They are very honored and deserving of this impressive award. Additionally, Chi Omega raised $210,000 for Make-a-Wish during the school year - from both our parents' weekend auction in the fall and our Frats At Bat philanthropy event this spring. During the Frats at Bat philanthropy, fraternities participate in a baseball tournament during the spring semester.

The Fort Worth Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Chapter held Cookies and Castles in December 2014, an event that benefitted Cook Children’s Medical Center.  During this event, Tri Deltas join children and their families in decorating gingerbread houses and gingerbread men. The money raised through ticket sales directly benefits Cook Children’s Medical Center, where a separate Patient Decorating Party brightens up the hospital during a sweet getaway for the children at Cook’s. Additionally, Tri Delta hosted Delta Dunkfest, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Delta Dunkfest donates all of its proceeds to send cancer patients and their siblings to a specialized facility called Camp Sanguinity. Delta Delta Delta raised $50,000 for Camp Sanguinity last year.

Delta Gamma hosted an event that featured Gail McWilliams, an inspiring visually impaired public speaker, who spoke to the chapter about what daily life is like to be visually impaired. She was an inspiration to all and has an amazing story to share. In addition, our chapter helped one of our member's family raise over $40,000 so they could create a handicap accessible room in their home for her brother. This was just a small representation of the sisterhood we have here at Delta Gamma, and how much we truly care about our sisters and their loved ones.