President’s Blog

Oct 23, 2017

New Chapter Administration Support Structure

Categories: Announcements, Blog

A new chapter administration support structure now integrates members from our volunteer programming team to support our dedicated volunteers on our chapter administration team.

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Aug 23, 2017

Alumnae and Collegians Team Up for Recruitment

Alumnae and Collegians Team Up for Recruitment

Categories: Announcements, Blog

This month's guest blogger is Taylor Fonseca, Chapter Advisor for the Beta Epsilon Chapter, and Northshore Louisiana Area Alumnae Association President. Contributions were also provided by Britany Willard, Northshore Louisiana Area Alumnae Association Secretary.

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Jul 30, 2017

Part 2 of 2: Where is the Fraternity going and how do we get there?

Part 2 of 2: Where is the Fraternity going and how do we get there?

Categories: Blog

I began this blog by referring to a long range strategic plan for 2007-2027. The plan was very appropriate and forward thinking in 2007. Now, we need to be able to adapt quickly to change and develop an action plan that allows us to be more fluid in response to a rapidly changing world. 

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Jun 30, 2017

Part 1 of 2: Where is the Fraternity going and how do we get there?

Part 1 of 2: Where is the Fraternity going and how do we get there?

Categories: Blog

I’m going to take you on a journey through our history over the next two months to answer the question:Where is the Fraternity going and how do we get there?

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May 30, 2017

You graduated... now what?!

You graduated... now what?!

Categories: Blog

You enjoyed Senior Farewell and then graduated, and now you're an alumna. Sometimes we can get wrapped up in the business of our chapter, and forget that the basis of our sorority is sisterhood. Read more about your next steps as an alumna!

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Apr 30, 2017

Celebrating 105 Years!

Celebrating 105 Years!

Categories: Blog

Being a member of a sorority is about connecting with others. Founders' Day is a time for us to reflect on our founding and to honor the women who connected with each other at the University of Michigan. They were looking for a way to support and encourage each other and so Theta Phi Alpha was born. 

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Mar 30, 2017

Celebrating our Founders

Celebrating our Founders

Categories: Blog

Founders’ Day is one of the most special days of Theta Phi Alpha’s year, as we connect with one another across the miles and celebrate the ties that bind us through our shared sisterhood. As I wrote this year’s proclamation I began by reading previous proclamations. I also began to reflect on the Founders’ Day celebrations that I have shared with my sisters from my Sigma Chapter and the Akron Alumnae Association since I was a new member over 35 years ago.

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Feb 28, 2017

Wear Your Badge and Spark a Conversation

Wear Your Badge and Spark a Conversation

Categories: Blog

I was having a difficult time coming up with a topic for this month’s blog so I reached out to several sisters for help. As usual, a sister always has your back. In this case it was Kathy Sullivan who wrote part of this one and provided inspiration for several others!

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Jan 30, 2017

New Year, New Beginnings

New Year, New Beginnings

Categories: Blog

January is a time of new beginnings. Maybe this stems from my time as a teacher, but after the holidays, I am ready to get back into a routine, eat better, get back to the gym, etc. With the start of the new year, I am ready to recommit to working hard at my job (National President) and on my hobby (music).

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Dec 30, 2016

2016 Reflections

2016 Reflections

Categories: Blog

As 2016 draws to a close and we begin a new year, many people make resolutions. Whether you usually make resolutions or not, the end of a year is a good time to reflect on that year. What did you learn? What did you do well? What would you like to do better in the future? Are you particularly thankful for something?  

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President’s Corner

Susan Lee Grau, Theta Phi Alpha National President

Susan Lee, Theta Phi Alpha National President, will share her monthly news and notes and highlight other stories from the sisterhood through this blog.

Founded in 1912, Theta Phi Alpha is a women’s organization dedicated to close comradeship; to advance educational, social, and philanthropic interests and leadership training; to encourage spiritual development and adherence to the highest moral standards; and to promote lifelong bonds of friendship; a fraternity for college and university women and alumnae.