Categories: Announcements, Blog
Hello Theta Phi Alphas,
As I write my first National President’s blog, I can’t help but wonder where have the last three months gone? It feels like just yesterday we were gathered at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis for our 53rd National Convention. Reuniting with old friends, making new friends, conducting the business of the fraternity, gaining knowledge from speakers, hearing the voices of our collegian and alumnae members, and electing our leadership for the the next biennium felt so good after canceling convention in 2020 due to the pandemic. The Convention provided a compass to guide the 2022-2024 members of the Grand Council. I'd like to share with you where that compass is taking us.
New committees, Inclusive Excellence Assessment, and looking forward to the months ahead...
You are not alone in Theta Phi Alpha. I encourage you to connect with your sisters, your friends. Theta Phi Alpha is about sisterhood and friendship, please take advantage of those connections.
"DEIA is more than just sisterhood and friendship and traditions, it is about building a community that is thriving with inclusivity, financial stability, access to critical resources, and giving back to the campus and alumnae communities we learn, live and work in." ~DEIA Task Force Co-Chairs
We know it's been an incredibly tough week for so many of you after witnessing the greatest domestic assault on our democracy since the Civil War. But it was also an ugly and unmistakable reflection of the systemic racism that plagues our society and deeply harms people of color every single day.
We are well into a pandemic and still have some time to go. We are all tired. Despite this, sisters have found the energy to keep working for Theta Phi Alpha.
A lot has happened since I first shared Theta Phi Alpha’s plan to address equity within the Fraternity in June 2020.
It’s difficult to fully capture the hardships the world has faced in 2020 so far. Starting with the historic pandemic and its impact on higher education and the economy, to the fight for racial justice, Theta Phi Alpha continues to find ways to improve as a sisterhood to ensure that we are supporting our members, living our values, and fulfilling our mission.
The last week saw unprecedented actions to stop the spread of the coronavirus (also called COVID-19) in the United States. Every university is taking steps to keep their students safe. Theta Phi Alpha is doing the same - taking steps to keep our members and our staff safe.
Updates on chapter programming, budget, extension, installations, and Convention!
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