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 and the National Constitution and Bylaws Chairman. She also serves on the Board of Trustees and the Theta Phi Alpha Foundation, Inc. She also represents Theta Phi Alpha on the National Panhellenic Conference Council of Delegates.

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

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

The Director, Growth and Outreach supports collegiate extension and works with campus-based professionals at our new host institutions.

The Coordinator of Programming provides administrative, program development, and training support pertaining to programming activities and initiatives.

The Technology Coordinator maintains the national website, membership portal, officer portal, and database. She also assesses our current technologies and makes recommendations to further streamline our systems and improve efficiency.

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 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 emerging chapters throughout the academic year.

Appointed National Officers

  • Chapter Advisor
  • Chapter Alumnae Relations Chairman
  • Emerging Chapter Advisors
  • Emerging Chapter Coordinators
  • Conference Administrators
  • Conference Directors
  • Director of Emerging Chapters
  • 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) Chief Panhellenic Officer and Panhellenic Specialists
  • 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
tel: (440) 899-9282
fax: (440) 899-9293
[email protected]

For Theta Phi Alpha Foundation related questions:
(440) 899-9282 extension 109
[email protected]

National Office Staff