National Organization

Theta Phi Alpha was founded in 1912. The overall operating structure defined by the National Constitution and Bylaws has evolved over the 100-plus years of Theta Phi Alpha’s existence. Convention is the supreme governing body of Theta Phi Alpha. The officers who manage the day-to-day operations of the Fraternity are elected by Convention. Current Officer directory can be found here.

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Elected Officers

The Grand Council is like the Board of Directors of a corporation, managing the affairs of the Fraternity between Conventions.

Grand Council

The National President (NP) acts as the chief executive officer of the organization. Reporting directly to her are the other members of the Grand Council, National Constitution and Bylaws Chairman and National Panhellenic Conference Delegation. She also serves on the Board of Trustees and the Theta Phi Alpha Foundation, Inc.

The National Vice President–Collegians (NVP-C) is responsible for all chapter administration teams. She also oversees the Leadership Consultants (LC) Program. The NVP-C is the chapters' liaison to the Grand Council.

The National Vice President–Alumnae (NVP-A) is responsible for overseeing the Alumnae Associations and Clubs, National Officers, and Alumnae engagement and outreach. Reporting directly to her are Alumnae Association Presidents, the Alumnae Development Committee and the Alumnae Standards Board.

The National Vice President–Extension (NVP-E) is responsible for the organization's extension efforts, including new chapter administration.

Reporting directly to her is the National Director of Colonies, Colony Advisors, and National Director of Extension. The NVP-E is the colony liaison to the Grand Council.

The National Vice President–Programming (NVP-P) is responsible for creating, maintaining, and updating all programming efforts, including National Convention, other national and regional conferences, and chapter programs. Reporting directly to her are the National Convention Chairman, the Director of Chapter Programs, and all appointed programming officers.

The National Executive Secretary (NES) is responsible for the operations of our National Office, national website, record keeping and history. Reporting directly to her are the Executive Director, National Assistant Secretary, National Membership Chairman, the Webmaster, and the Assistant Webmasters.

The National Treasurer (NT) is the chief financial officer, managing the accounting, tax, budgeting, and investment matters of the Fraternity. Reporting to her are the National Assistant Treasurer and the Budget and Finance Committee.

The Board of Trustees consists of five members elected by Convention for four-year terms. The National President serves as an ex-officio member. At least three of the trustees must have served previously as a National Officer. The Board of Trustees advises the Grand Council on National Policies, coordinates the National award programs, manages the election process and oversees the selection and presentation of the Siena Medal.

National Office Staff

The Executive Director is responsible for the general operations of the National Office and oversight of the staff. He works closely with the Grand Council, Board of Trustees, and Foundation Directors on numerous issues including financial, strategic planning, governance, and collegian and alumnae relations.

The Director, Alumnae Relations is responsible for alumnae relations, which includes supporting the cultivation and stewardship of alumnae members, working closely with the National Vice President-Alumnae, special alumnae events, and maintaining relationships with our select group of contracted vendors.

The Director, Communications is responsible for executing Theta Phi Alpha's overall communications strategy including news releases, member newsletters, publications, social media and website plannning.

The Office Manager is responsible for the maintenance and administration of our database and reporting. This includes the maintenance of the Pearl Calculator, general research for the Fraternity and Foundation, grant research, and making sure that the office is running smoothly.

The Operations Coordinator for Extension and Programming is responsible for the support and development of extension and programming activities and initiatives.

The Director, Collegiate Services provides leadership and support to our collegiate members through the administration of operations, chapter services, communications and programming.

The Staff Associate provides assistance with general office projects and member relations support.

The Leadership Consultant (LC) is a representative of the fraternity who works with collegiate chapters, alumnae associations, and colonies throughout the academic year.

Appointed National Officers

  • Chapter Advisor
  • Chapter Alumnae Relations Chairman
  • Colony Advisors
  • Colony Coordinators
  • Conference Administrators
  • Conference Directors
  • Director of Colonies
  • Director of Extension
  • Director of Publication
  • Installation Specialist
  • National Assistant Treasurers
  • National Constitution and Bylaws Chairman
  • National Convention and Leadership Conference Chairman
  • National Convention and Leadership Conference Programming Director
  • National Historian National Housing Chairman
  • National Membership Chairman
  • National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Delegate and Alternates (3)
  • National Programming Director
  • National Public Relations Chairman
  • National Risk Manager
  • National Ritual Marshall Chair
  • National Ritual Programming Chair
  • National Webmaster
  • Project Managers

National Office Address

Theta Phi Alpha
National Office

27025 Knickerbocker Rd
Bay Village, Ohio
44140-2300
tel: (440) 899-9282
fax: (440) 899-9293
ThetaPhiNO@ThetaPhiAlpha.org

National Office Staff