Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Year In Review

This past year has been a great one for all of our chapters on campus. As the semester is coming to a close, we wanted to take a look back on the great things they accomplished! We are very proud of all twelve chapters and look forward to seeing what they do in the future. 

  1. We hosted our second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at the beginning of October in which fraternities sign up teams to do a relay race in heels. We raised almost $2,000 for the Women's Center of Tarrant County. 
  2. Two of our chapter members, Katy Oliphint and Kathryn Jaslikowski, represented our chapter on Panhellenic Exec this year. We are very proud of all their accomplishments on this board. 
  3. We initiated 72 new members into our lifelong sisterhood. We cannot wait to see how they will grow throughout their collegiate career. 

  1. Very successful chapter retreat with a new format that the chapter loved
  2. We were able to host two social visits from international officers including two international presidents

  1. On April 1st we had our first annual Sink Out Arthritis event! The event was created by our own Philanthropy Chair, Caitlin Blanck, and was a huge success! We raised around $2,000 in donations alone and are so excited to see our event grow in the future!
  2. The Jingle Bell Run is a nation wide event to raise money and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation, our national philanthropy. Our chapter created a team for the Fort Worth run in hopes of having around 50 members. We ended up with over 60 members and raising over $4,000, making us the biggest team in terms of members and money raised!
  3. Our Up 'til Dawn team, led by new our initiates, has a goal of $3,000. So far, our team is in the top 3 for fundraisers!

  1. The Rho Epsilon chapter of Chi Omega at TCU helps support Make-A-Wish Philanthropy as Chi O's national philanthropy.  This semester, we raised a grand total of $174,722 for Make-A-Wish!
  2. In the fall, we were so excited to welcome 71 new members into the chapter!  They are almost at the end of their new membership program and will be initiated in January when we return from winter break.
  3. We are having a bittersweet time spending the firsts of the "lasts" with our beloved senior members.  Many of them have found jobs and internships over the course of the semester, and we know that they will excel in the "real world"!  We cannot see where they end up!

  1. All year long, families scattered throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex anticipate Cookies and Castles, an event held by the Fort Worth Delta Delta Delta Alumnae Chapter and benefiting Cook Children’s Medical Center. During this event, Tri Deltas at Texas Christian University join children and their families in decorating gingerbread houses and gingerbread men. Throughout the three days this holiday event occurs, there are categorized sessions in which people come and design their delicious masterpieces. Since 2001, this event has raised over $400,000 for Cook Children’s. 
  2. TCU Delta Delta Delta raises thousands of dollars per year through Delta Dunkfest, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament held in the campus recreation center. Delta Dunkfest donates all of its proceeds to a remarkably important branch of Cook Children’s Medical Center. Every summer, Cook Children’s sends cancer patients and their siblings to a specialized facility called Camp Sanguinity. This camp is the perfect summer getaway for the children, and provides an opportunity for them to experience camp like any other kid. Camp Sanguinity offers this escape to any patient at Cook Children’s, including the ones whose families can’t afford the cost. This is why TCU Tri Deltas contribute their time and energy to Delta Dunkfest, and raised over $50,000 for Camp Sanguinity last year.

  1. Delta Gamma has donated money to Cooks children's hospital to help them buy a crucial piece of equipment that will help children with eye impairments.  Our philanthropy is Service For Sight so we are so excited to be able to help change of lives of children who have sight problems.
  2. Members of Delta Gamma made over 145 Braille Bibles which will be sent to third world countries to help teach individuals with sight impairments how to read braille. 

This past calendar year we became members of Gamma Phi Beta’s 1874 Society, participated in a local Girls on the Run race and we were named a 5 Crescent chapter through Gamma Phi Beta’s Order of the Crescent program! 

  1. Raised almost $50,000 for our philanthropy CASA
  2. Started an "Alumni Mentor" program in which local alumni serve as "Bigs" to specific Theta "families." This program is all new and not done yet at any chapter in the nation..we are excited to see how successful it will become!
  3. Theta was ranked second for intramural participation, which has never happened before in the past.
  4. We implemented a new, thorough, transitioning program in which our new officers will be installed. This was approved by nationals as something that has promise for Theta chapters across the nation!

  1. Kappa donated over $16,000 to George C. Clarke Elementary from money we raised at our 2nd Annual Kolor Run. This money will go toward buying books for the children and establishing college scholarships as well!
  2. At our Founder’s Day Celebration, Kappa’s Chapter Advisor Lindsey Jones was the recipient of the Alumni Service Award for 2015!! 
  3. Every semester Kappa hosts different Sisterhood Events to bring the chapter closer together, especially during times we might need a break or the support of our sisters. Our most recent event was held at the Kappa house catered by Torchy’s Tacos, and we are looking forward to our Babe’s catered dinner before finals week. 

  1. We donated $20,000 to the Pi Phi Foundation -- the most out of any chapter across the world!!
  2. We started a new philanthropy called "Pie a Pi Phi" where students paid money to throw a pie in the face of a pi phi
  3. A majority of our sorority participated in the Frogs for Cure music video and we all had fun bonding with one another while raising awareness for breast cancer! 

Some of Sigma Kappa's accomplishments over this past semester include:
  1. Raising over $25,000 for the Sigma Kappa Foundation through our BBB, and over $25,000 for the Alzheimer's Association at the Fort Worth Walk to End Alzheimer's!  
  2. We also enjoyed hosting Donna King and members of Sigma Kappa's National Council following Mrs. King's installation as the chairman of National Panhellenic for the next two years.  
  3. Finally, we had three great social events, an awesome sisterhood retreat and initiated 73 new members this semester!  Sigma Kappa looks forward to another successful semester and wishes all of our new officers the best of luck! 


  1. The Gamma Psi chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha was awarded for having the highest GPA of any Zeta Tau Alpha chapter in Texas.
  2. Our chapter was awarded "Crown Chapter " at National Leadership Convention

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