“Lifting girls one at a time”
Kappa Delta’s philanthropy, Girl Scouts of America harmonizes with their motto of lifting girls up. “Kappa Delta (KD) brings a special vibe that feels like a family atmosphere,” says Jane Lowery, co-Sisterhood director. Throughout the year, KD fundraisers for their charity, Girls Scouts of America, with hosting a brunch with a motivational Women empowerment speaker.
The second philanthropy KD partners with is Child Abuse America, hosting a glow in the dark Kickball tournament located in the Queens Quad that brings fun to a very important cause. This year, the recruitment process is more intimate than in the past as KD is hosting a variety of events every week giving students the chance to ask questions, meet other KD girls and see what it would be like to be apart of this special sisterhood. KD is still looking for interested girls to join their sorority so don’t delay on the chance to meet your forever sisters. You can join their virtual recruitment events hosted on their Instagram @Kdqueens
“Sisterhood and scholarship is Chi Omega”
Emma Rolling the philanthropy director shared not only what Chi Omega (Chio) is and their values but how they are going to bring sisterhood together more than ever during a global pandemic. Chio focuses on two essential values sisterhood and scholarship. Chi Omega’s, philanthropy is Make A wish in which they raise money through the year to grant a wish to a special someone who battles a health-related illness. Along with Make A Wish Chio hosts an event every year called “Wings for Wishes” a chicken wing fundraiser that unites the Queens Community and raises money for the Make A Wish foundation.
Chio hosts a variety of community service events such as making reusable pads for women in Heidi, Writing Valentine’s day cards to residents in nursing homes & Bake A Dish for Make A Wish. Rolling shared “All of these events’ purposes are to help others, but also to form a close bond among the girls.” Some upcoming events Chio is hosting are Zoom cooking class and game nights. During their digital recruitment process potential, new members were able to join formal events to ask questions and bond with the current members, then go through the rush process.
Chio is recognized for its high GPAs with carving out study time or seeking help for tutoring. You can join Chi Omega during any year at Queens and is open to anyone and everyone. Stay tuned for their upcoming event with the “Call to Action club” in which they will be talking about how to promote diversity and better themselves in Greek life and throughout the Queens Community.
“Women supporting Women”
With the philosophy of “Women supporting Women”, Phi Mu certainly fulfills that purpose. Throughout the year, Phi Mu raises money for the Miracle Children’s Hospital that unites this panhellenic organization throughout the world. Along with the Children’s Miracle Hospital, Phi Mu partners with a local animal shelter in the Charlotte area and gives students and community members the chance to adopt dogs and play with them.
Phi Mu hosts chapter meetings every week and does group bonding activities throughout the year like costume parties or Friendsgiving. Instagram is the new home for Phi Mu as everything has transitioned to an online format. The recruitment process is informal for Phi Mu as they are open to new members and meeting prospective students through Ring central hangouts or IG Live events.
Academics are very important for Phi Mu as they have incentives for good grades and academic achievements and hold study halls and peer tutoring. In Phi Mu, everyone is accounted for. Washer shared, “Phi Mu is a group of girls I felt most comfortable with” If you are interested in Phi Mu you can reach out to Alexis Jones @firstname.lastname@example.org or check out their Instagram @queensphimu.
Alpha Delta Pi
“Make connections during this time of Transition”
Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi) Alumni Caroline Ferris shared her advice about sorority life during this virtual time. Ferris said, “During this time of uncertainty it’s important to be kind to yourself. There’s so much going on in the world, within yourself, school, work, and sorority life. This is a time to bond with your chapter and make lifelong memories.” This year, ADpi is doing recruitment virtually in which they held different events for prospective members such as Coffee & Tea Talk, Speed dating, and Trivia Night. You can join ADpi during any year at Queens and if you are interested in learning more about ADpi you can reach out via their Instagram @queensadpi.
Alpha Tau Omega
“Unity Among Brotherhood”
Recruitment chair Jalen Holloway described Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) as a group that not only thrives on initiating new members but also serving the Charlotte community. These young men work alongside their ALS philanthropy and focus on forming unity among their members. Alpha Tau Omega is a great opportunity to make an impact on the Queens community and form a brotherhood along the way. With their weekly poker events, gaming nights, and conversations, ATO knows how to have a good time during hard times.
Throughout the year, ATO hosts a variety of service projects such as fundraising for the ALS organization, hosting food drives and bake sales. ATO lives through the acronym S.T.U.D.S, which stands for Scholarship, Tone, Usefulness, Doing, and Standards. These are the five principles ATO focuses on among their brotherhood. Alpha Tau Omega is not only a newly established fraternity at Queens but the only fraternity at that matter. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunities ATO brings. You can reach out to ATO via Instagram @Queens_ATO or email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.