ALPHA GAMMA DELTA
It was a long summer away from our sisters, but we’ve had some exciting vacations with sisters and individually. Our President Daisy, Vice President Member Experience Alina, Director of Ritual Rachel, Vice President Community Affairs McKenna, and our Vice President New Member Experience Giulie attended the Alpha Gamma Delta National Convention in San Antonio, Texas In July. At this convention we received two awards recognizing our accomplishments in how much money we continually donate to the foundation. Coming back to school in August and having recruitment has gotten us back into the swing of things and strengthened our sisterhood as we welcome our Fall ’18 new member class. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the semester has to hold!
ALPHA DELTA PI
Alpha Delta Pi has had a busy summer, but we are so excited to be back at school with our new Alphas! Over the summer we had sisters visit Italy, Greece, Spain, Mexico, and many more countries. Sisters held jobs, volunteer positions, and even made time to meet up with other sisters, both in college and recent graduates! We are so excited for the upcoming semester, especially since we were able to welcome home our new Alpha Class over Labor Day Weekend. We have so many exciting sisterhoods planned, and two upcoming formals! We're looking forward to seeing what the next few months have in store for us!
GAMMA PHI BETA
Fall semester is my favorite because there are so many different events happening not only in Greek life but on campus as well. Our chapter is excited to welcome our new members after recruitment with our pool day retreat in September. We’re also looking forward to our annual Moonball tournament in October, as well our new event Luna Fest for the organization Girls on the Run.
LAMBDA KAPPA PI
Over the summer, the women of Lambda Kappa Pi went to infinity and beyond. Some went overseas to Europe and Asia, while others went down south to visit a graduated sister. Others stayed home and enjoyed time with family and friends. Even though we were many miles apart we could still feel the love radiating from each sister no matter where they were. Back to where it all began, sisters tabled at orientations to spread our love to the incoming freshman. You never know where you are going to meet a future sister. Even though summer is at a close, we are all happy to be back. Together once again to raise each other up to become our best selves and to help women find their new home with us.
PHI SIGMA SIGMA
In the month of August , our sisters had came together during the first weekend of the school year for primary recruitment practice. Primary recruitment has not only challenged our limits but has proven to us that with the help of other sisters, some great laughs, constant repetition, and the assistance of our amazing advisors, we were able to reduce some of the stress of not knowing. Every practice session consisted of learning chants, the right posture, the right attitude, presentation, and conversations. By the end of each practice, not only did everyone learn and do things differently, but overall were able to manage the student life. That is, we still managed to enjoy the little things that life has to offer, such as our sisterhoods of taking the time to head out to taylor mountain for a quick exercise and a photoshoot along with a wednesday night out to the market. But once our recruitment rehearsal days were over, reality came into play on the first day of primary recruitment. Everyone has been waiting to meet our new and future sisters that will carry on our chapter for many years to come here at Sonoma State. The doors open and so it begins! Throughout recruitment, and meeting these girls, many were happy to attend our parties, loved our loving and honest personalities, and comfortable welcomings. Our sorority's image from these comments has given Phi Sigma Sigma sisters reasons to continue to keep being themselves, to keep the good work, and feel appreciated. By the end of primary recruitment, we had the joy of bid day. The time of day where we finally meet the new sisters whom we have invited to our chapter to help build the walls of our pyramid. During reveal, we have been given some great sisters back that helped with women who were going through the recruitment process. Overall, we are happy to say that we have been able to receive forty-three new sisters to our chapter!
Last month the exec members of the Panhellenic board along with some IFC men and MGC ladies, went to AFLV leadership conference. This conference, The Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values, exists to stimulate the growth and development of fraternity/sorority councils, chapters, and members by promoting leadership, educational, and values based experiences and resources for student leaders, their advisors, and the larger fraternal market. We learned so much valuable tips to bring back to our campus! Here are some photos from the trip!
- Panhellenic Exec
ALPHA GAMMA DELTA
April has been quite the month for us! Most recently in the month, our chapter drove down to San Francisco to join our Chico and San Francisco sisters for brunch, exchanging stories, achievements, and projects that our chapters have been working on. We’ve had many different sisterhoods this month such as a hike to embrace health and vigor of body, a coffee date to study with sisters, and a lobo’s sisterhood to hang out in between classes! We also had our recruitment training this month to help strengthen our morals and values before we go into recruitment in the fall. Our new lip jam coordinators were elected and will be revealed soon!
ALPHA DELTA PI
Alpha Delta Pi has had a fantastic month! We hosted an ADPi alumna, Mary Simeoli, who came to talk to the campus about “Mean Girls,” and how we can combat the stereotypes that come along with being women, as well as how we can recognize when we ourselves are being less kind! We also had a wonderful sisterhood with our ADPi sisters at UC Berkeley, where we watched a baseball game and were able to tour their beautiful house. It was so fun to connect with sisters at other schools and have fun in the great weather! We held our annual Parent’s Day and Scholarship Brunch where we able to show our parents just exactly what we do, and share our philanthropy for the Ronald McDonald House with them! We had great sisterhood events as well, with weekly sisterhood lunches on campus, bowling after meeting, and a trip to Dillon Beach! Lastly, we strengthened our bonds with other Panhellenic sororities, by volunteering at the Human Race with Alpha Xi Delta to give back to Sonoma County together! We are so excited to see what May has in store for us, but we’re getting sad that we will have to leave our sisters over the summer!
ALPHA XI DELTA
April was a month jam packed with activities for the ladies of Alpha Xi Delta! At the start of the month we kicked it off with our Spring Retreat where we had a weekend full of bonding, sisterhood, and even started the sad goodbyes to our seniors. We were lucky enough to be invited to an Autism Speaks Walk put on by our sisters in the San Jose chapter. Some of us were able to drive out and walk with our sisters for an amazing cause. We had our Founders Day Brunch to celebrate when Alpha Xi Delta was founded as an organization and even had a few of our alumni join us. Our Family Day and philanthropy event Step It Up happened to be on the same weekend so we were able to share our event with our friends and family who helped us raise $1,954 to help spread awareness for those with autism! To end our month we had an amazing mixer with Alpha Delta Pi setting up for The Human Race which is the largest fundraising event in Sonoma County that helps raise money for 100 nonprofits.
ALPHA OMICRON PI
April has been such a wonderful month for Alpha Omicron Pi! This month has been filled with so many sisterhoods including Ooh Lu Luxe, Chick Fila, and even study buddy sessions in the library! We were so excited to finally initiate our six new spring members as our chapter grows the stronger our sisterhood becomes. On top of all of the hard work our chapter has put into this month we brought our very first speaker to campus, Dr. Lori Hart. She was a former member of Alpha Omicron Pi who came to speak to our campus about alcohol awareness it was a very informative talk and we were so happy to have her. With finals and summer quickly approaching all of our sisters and preparing for summer internships and jobs. Sadly we are never ready to leave each other for the summer but looking forward to recruitment is our motivation!
GAMMA PHI BETA
This past April Gamma Phi Beta had a lot of events that strengthened our sisterhood. We had an Overnight Retreat in cabins that included different bonding activities. We also went on a hike together and took a lot of cute pictures with our sisters. Another big event this month was our Spring Formal which took place in Tomales. We got to dance the night away and eat pizza in an old rustic barn with our sisters and different Greek life and non Greek life friends. Our Philanthropy event, Girls on the Run, was at the end of the month and was super successful. Our chapter worked the water tables and the celebration tables to build the girls up before they ran in their 5k. Working together at this event definitely helped our sisters create memories and deepen our bond.
KAPPA DELTA ZETA
During the month of April, we continued strengthening our bonds within our chapter and around campus. Our Public Relations Vice President, Mara Patino, planned and executed the Kappa Confidence Campaign and it was wildly successful. We got to know the Men’s Soccer team and had lots of fun! Additionally, we welcomed our parents and family members to Sonoma County for our Family Day BBQ, as well as hosted our Annual Sorori-tea Party! Lastly, welcomed in twelve new members into our organization as they completed their pledge process, we are thrilled to call them active members as they proudly wear our letters that they earned!
LAMBDA KAPPA PI
Lambda Kappa Pi had such an eventful month! On April 8th, we held a Car Show on campus. Cars 4 a Cure was very successful and we are happy that the community came out and supported. From this event we raised over 1,500 dollars for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! We had a blast playing capture the flag with the Sonoma State Rugby team. Through this game we were able to build stronger connections with the team and build a stronger community. We also teamed up with Love Your Melon to hold an event called Mixed Match. This event showcased a documentary about living with blood cancers as well as the process of being a bone marrow donor. Co-hosting this event was a great experience because not only did we bring awareness about blood cancers, it also gave us an opportunity to more fully understand what we as a sorority stands for and how important it is to keep up this advocacy.
PHI SIGMA SIGMA
April has been an exciting month for Phi Sigma Sigma. Our sisters enjoyed attending Kappa Confidence, Alpha Delta Pi’s “Mean Girls,” as well as the other chapter’s philanthropy events. Our chapter also held our annual dodgeball philanthropy to raise money to donate to the Kids in Need Foundation and our sister Paulette’s family. Phi Sigma Sigma traveled to both San Jose to attend the Sharks hockey game and San Francisco for our spring retreat. In the middle of the month, we welcomed nine new members into our pyramid during initiation. At the end of April, we were able to show our families our love for our chapter during our Parent’s day brunch!
This past weekend, the executive council had such an incredible time traveling to Inverness for the weekend for retreat. We stayed at a cozy cabin, and spent our time bonding with each other, setting goals and planning for this upcoming year! It was so much fun to get to know each other, learn about our differing strengths and weaknesses. We worked together through many activities and we are excited to see how our team can carry out everything we have planned for this year!
The Panhellenic Exec Board
Last weekend the exec members of the Panhellenic board along with some IFC men and MGC ladies, went to AFLV leadership conference. This conference, The Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values, exists to stimulate the growth and development of fraternity/sorority councils, chapters, and members by promoting leadership, educational, and values based experiences and resources for student leaders, their advisors, and the larger fraternal market. We learned so much valuable tips to bring back to our campus! Here are some photos from the trip!
On a side note, Rho Gam trainings have begun and we are so excited summer is a short 5 weeks away!
Until next time,
Here is the official link for Rho Gam apps. They are due by March 1st and you must maintain a 2.5 GPA to hold the position.
We had a great time with our fellow executive members discussing our plans and goals for this year! We had a relaxing time at a beautiful house in Bodega Bay where we bonded, created memories, and watched movies! This was a very crucial time for all of us to get connected with each other and know each others strengths and weaknesses in learning to work together. We did many team building activities that helped create that team leadership.
We are excited for our weekly meetings to start this Wednesday! Look out for more updates on what we are up too. Happy first day of Spring semester!
The Panhellenic Exec Board
We are fastly approaching the start of spring semester, which means spring recruitment is right around the corner. Have you been considering Greek life? Do you want to gain qualities, memories, and life time experiences by being apart of a Greek organization? Check out our Youtube channel to get a little inside scoop on what we do for our community and eachother.
Here is a look back on Bid Day 2016 where hundreds of women found their new home.
We hope you all had a great semester and are acing your finals.