Mount St. Joseph University

Theta Phi Alpha Joins Campus at Mount St. Joseph University
After determining there was a deep interest in sorority life on campus and reviewing applications from the member groups of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), the students involved in the fraternity and sorority leadership team through the Office of Student Affairs selected Theta Phi Alpha, a women’s social sorority with 56 chapters on campuses nationwide, as the first sorority to join the Mount St. Joseph University campus. This new campus organization will offer opportunities in leadership development, wellness programming, philanthropy, networking, and social offerings. In just a matter of weeks, a committed group of Mount St. Joseph University’s women will join together as the founding members of Theta Phi Alpha’s newest chapter!

Why Theta Phi?
Theta Phi Alpha offers a unique sorority opportunity, committed to building a highly personal experience.

Members of the Grand Council, the governing board of Theta Phi Alpha, are unique in their ability to make themselves available and present to all members of the sisterhood.  In addition to the board, a strong system of National Officers and National Office staff members facilitate local and regional leadership development events. Because national volunteers on all levels are highly trained and engaged, Theta Phi Alpha is able to offer close mentorships to collegian members. The Theta Phi network is vast and generous!

Theta Phi Alpha has a deep connection to service and philanthropic endeavors including Camp Friendship and The House that Theta Phi Alpha Built. Camp Friendship is a two-week summer camp provided at no cost for economically disadvantaged children in rural Mississippi. Camp Friendship is supported by Theta Phi Alpha members who serve as volunteer camp counselors, raise funds for camp operations, and collect necessary resources for campers and staff.  
 
The House that Theta Phi Alpha Built is a second philanthropy effort aimed to combat homelessness through chapter engagement with local organizations such as shelters, home building, neighborhood revitalization projects, and food banks. The personalized local support allows members to keep their service offerings close to home, to meet the specific needs in their own communities. 

Finally, all Theta Phi chapters and alumnae associations are encouraged to participate in the Theta Phi Alpha Day of Service by supporting service projects to improve housing stability and security within their local community.  

The Women of Theta Phi Alpha
Theta Phi Alpha is comprised of women who have made a lifetime commitment to the sisterhood, to the living of its values, and the realization of the ritual. Sisters demonstrate their commitment every day through their support of Theta Phi Alpha sponsored events and meetings, and through their service in leadership positions on both the local and national level. Theta Phi Alpha offers opportunities to continue participation through alumnae associations as well as opportunities to serve as an officer on the national and local levels.

Theta Phi Alpha embraces the mission developed by their Founders and supports the vision of Mount St. Joseph University and the Office of Student Affairs.  This partnership brings together groups with common objectives – promotion of academic excellence and service to others – which will lead to a collaboration that will benefit all students at Mount St. Joseph University, especially women who are drawn to the values of Theta Phi Alpha.

Want to learn more?
Theta Phi Alpha is thrilled with the campus welcome and we’re ready to jump into the launch of this new emerging chapter! The chapter is looking for women who uphold the organization’s mission and want to help make student life at MSJ a richer experience for all students. Recruitment for our social sorority is open to women from all academic years. Theta Phi Alpha has an alumnae initiation process for women who have completed their undergraduate education and are looking for a sisterhood experience. Any woman who isn’t presently a member of an NPC group is eligible for membership in Theta Phi Alpha.

Theta Phi will be hosting informational meetings on October 23, 24 and 25.  These events are open to anyone looking to learn more about Theta Phi Alpha regardless of their intention to join.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6:00 p.m.; Corona Room in Seton Center
  • Thursday, Oct. 24, 12:00 p.m.; Recital Hall in the Classroom Building 
  • Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m.; Corona Room in Seton Center
  • Friday, Oct. 25, 12:00 p.m.; Corona Room in Seton Center

On October 24 and 25, Theta Phi will be holding short, personal interviews in the Seton Center for all women interested in joining.  These casual, one-on-one meetings with Theta Phi Alpha staff are a requirement for membership eligibility. Sign up for a meeting online (https://tinyurl.com/ThetaPhiAtMSJ).  

The initial recruitment process culminates on Monday, Oct. 30, when membership bids will be extended to the founding members of Theta Phi Alpha at Mount St. Joseph University!  To cap off the evening, the Theta Phi Alpha Chapter from the University of Cincinnati will host a Bid Day celebration for the newest members.

What’s Next?

Have questions that can’t wait?  Contact Jennifer Kreiman at Extension@ThetaPhiAlpha.org.