UT Panhellenic Sorority Spotlight: Kappa Delta

To view the Texas Kappa Delta Promotion video, click here!

The recently renovated KD house is one of the best located near the UT Campus — right across from late-night food and a Starbucks and a two-minute walk from campus.  As a chapter Kappa Delta ranked with the highest GPA of all fourteen sororities at the University of Texas for Fall 2013, as ranked by Panhellenic.  The Sigma Epsilon chapter raised $45,000 for the Austin Center for Child Protection & Prevent Child Abuse America this year through their philanthropy activities like the Shamrock Golf Tournament and KD Quesadillas during Roundup Weekend.

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Fast facts:

  Founded in 1897 in Farmville, VA

  Symbols: nautilus shell, dagger, teddy bear, katydid

  Colors: olive green & pearl white

  Philanthropies: Girls Scouts of the USA, Prevent Child Abuse America, Children’s Hospital of Richmond, Orthopaedic Research Awards

  Notable KDs: Leigh Ann Tuohy (The Blind Side), Georgia O’Keeffe, Ali Landry (Miss USA 1996), Bonnie Jeane Dunbar (former astronaut), Patricia Polito Miller (co-founder of Vera Bradley designs), Sarah Belle (youtube blogger), Mallorie Mach (winner of the 2014 Hyperion Award

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Looking for more information or some of these inspiring ladies’ stories?  Check out these links!

http://utexas.kappadelta.org/

http://www.texaspanhellenic.com/

http://www.leighannetuohy.com/

http://sarahbelle93.tumblr.com/

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UT Panhellenic Sorority Spotlight: Chi Omega

Visit the Texas Chi Omega’s website here:  http://www.texaschiomega.com/

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Fast facts:

  Founded in Fayetteville, AR at the University of Arkansas on April 5, 1895.  UT Iota Chapter founded in 1904

  Symbols: Skull and Crossbones

  Mascot: Owl

  Colors: Cardinal and Straw

  Flower: White Carnation

  Philanthropy: Make a Wish Foundation.  In addition to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Chi Omegas at The University of Texas participate in other University events such as Dance Marathon, Phi Psi Field Day, Cowboy’s Spring BBQ benefiting ARC and Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s Cooking for Kids. Locally, Texas Chi Omegas support Tie Dye For Tomorrow, Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure, Highland Park Elementary HOOT and Sorority Girl For A Day through Hill Country Middle School.

  Motto: Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals

  Notable ChiOs: Lucy Liu, Beth Moore, Heather Locklear, Harper Lee, Susan Helms

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Here’s some fun facts about the Texas Chi Omegas!!

• Last semester, the Chi O chapter ranked 4th out of the 14 sororities for their GPA here on the UT campus — congrats to them!

• Their beautiful house is right on the corner of Rio Grande and 28th, so be prepared for a loooong walk, especially if you’re making the rush all the way from Pi Phi (but we suggest catching the shuttle from Kappa and APhi)

• Melissa’s Custom Gifts Board Member Cristin Doyle is an MIS and Corporate Finance major in the McCombs School of Businesses with a minor in Spanish.  She’s also the Head New Member Educator for Chi Omega, sits on the BBA Women’s Council, and participates in Young Life.  

Visit these links to learn more, view pictures, or contact the Texas Chi Omegas:

https://twitter.com/txchiomega

http://www.texaschiomega.com/

UT Panhellenic Sorority Spotlight: Alpha Phi

Check out the Texas Alpha Phi website: http://www.texasalphaphi.com/

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Fast facts:

  Founded 

  • Alpha Phi is the fourth oldest national women’s sorority.
  • Three of the founders were listed in Who’s Who of America: Clara Bradley Burdette, Martha Foote Crow, and Rena Michaels Atchison.

  Symbols: ivy leaf

  Colors: Silver and Bordeaux

  Flower: lily of the valley & the forget-me-not

  Philanthropy: The Alpha Phi Foundation, Heart to Heart Cardiac Care, American Heart Association

  Motto: Union hand in hand.

  Notable APhis: Georgia Neese Gray (First woman treasurer of the United States), Alice Waters (award-winning chef), Andrea Wong (former Chief Executive Officer and President of Lifetime Networks), Stacia Hookom (first female named to the U.S. National Snowboarding Team), Kimberly Williams-Paisley (best known for her role in the Father of the Bride movies)

Connect with the Alpha Phis and hear more about these wonderful women!

Facebook

Texas Alpha Phi Blog

Twitter

UT Panhellenic Sorority Spotlight: Alpha Epsilon Phi

 Check out the Texas AEPhis: http://www.aephitexas.com/

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Fast facts:

  Founded on October 24, 1909 at Barnard College in Harlem, New York City by seven Jewish women; Helen Phillips Lipman, Ida Beck Carlin, Rose Gerstein Smolin, Augustina “Tina” Hess Solomon, Lee Reiss Liebert, Rose Salmowitz Marvin, and Stella Strauss Sinsheimer

  Symbols: columns

  Mascot: Giraffe: It’s got the biggest heart, and its head is above the rest.

  Colors: Green & White

  Flower: Lily of the Valley

  Philanthropy: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation &
Sharsheret

  Motto: Many Hearts, One Purpose

  Notable AEPhis: Lauren Weisberger (author of The Devil Wears Prada), Erica Hill (CNN anchor), Nancy Goodman Brinker (Founder of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research; appointed in 2001 as Ambassador to Hungary), Lillian Copeland (Olymbpic Gold & Silver medalist)

Looking for more information or some of these inspiring ladies’ stories?  Check out these links!

https://www.aephi.org/

http://www.laurenweisberger.com/

http://www.nancygbrinker.com/

http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/copeland-lillian

Hyperion Award 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 Hyperion Award Winners — recognizing significant contributions to Greek life from Texas Sorority and Fraternity Life!  These awards honor sorority and fraternity members who work diligently to improve the community and for their unselfish contributions to their chapters and councils.

Brooke Dorris — Texas Alpha Xi Delta

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Javier Abrego — Texas Delta Alpha Omega

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Inmer Cardona — Texas Sigma Lambda Beta

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Katie Saxman (soon to be Cramer!) — Texas Alpha Delta Pi & Phi Delta Theta Sweetheart

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Mallorie Mach — Texas Kappa Delta & UPC

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Peggie Wann — Texas Alpha Kappa Delta Phi

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Veronica Rivera — Texas Sigma Lambda Gamma

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Congratulations, ladies and gentlemen!

UT Panhellenic Sorority Spotlight: Alpha Delta Pi

Check out the Texas ADPis: http://www.texasadpi.com/

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  Founded on May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia

  Symbols: four-pointed diamond

  Mascot: Alphie the Lion

  Colors: Azure Blue & white

  Flower: Woodland Violet

  Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House Charities

  Motto: We live for each other

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  Notable ADPis: Karen Fairchild (member of Little Big Town), Kelli Finglass (director of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders), Emily Proctor (actress, the West Wing), Kathy Bates (actress), Alyssa Wayne (John Wayne’s daughter), Holly Mills (Miss Texas 1998), Jewel Davis Scarborough (organized the University of Texas Alumnae Association), Katie Saxman (soon to be Cramer!, winner of the 2014 Hyperion Award)

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Looking for more information or some of these inspiring ladies’ stories?  Check out these links!

https://www.facebook.com/TexasADPi

https://twitter.com/TexasADPi

http://instagram.com/betexan_goADPi

http://www.rmhc.org/

http://www.littlebigtown.com/

Congratulations Graduates!!  Whether it’s a friend, family member, sorority sister, or distant cousin that’s finishing up their college career, sometimes a gift card just doesn’t say enough.  We’ve pulled together a list of graduation gimmes that we would love to receive!

1. 36 Hours: Do you suffer from wanderlust? The New York Times has been offering up dream weekends with practical itineraries in its popular weekly “36 Hours” column since 2002.  Pictured: 36 Hours in Latin America & the Caribbean and 36 Hours in Asia &Oceania.  Also available for the US & Canada.

2. Tiffin Lunchbox: A striking and fun way of transporting food and perfect for a picnic, this tiffin box from House by John Lewis is sure to add a touch of color to your meal!  (And because buying lunch takes a huge bite out of an entry-level paycheck.)

3. Michael Kors Saffiano Pumps: Add the classic MK Flex Mid Pump to your footwear repertoire to easily transition from work to play when the clock strikes 5!

4. Rockflowerpaper Zip Bags: They are the world’s best organizing tools!  Small and colorful, they work beauifully as a companion to the tote bag or on their own to hold cosmetics, school supplies, or tech gadgets!

5. Jon Hart Boarding Case: For the traveling grad, Jon Hart has designed a boarding case that has so many options! Rear pocket with zipper converts to sleeve for sliding over the carry-on wheels handle system. Adjustable shoulder strap and four zippered exterior pockets. Spacious main packing compartment includes one zippered pocket and two open pockets. And there are so many colors to choose from!

6. Kate Spade iPad caseThanks to an ergonomic design (and extra flexible rubber fabric) this origami ipad case easily folds into a horizontal or vertical stand to make watching, typing and reading a snap.

So what’s on your graduation wishlist?

UT Panhellenic Sorority Spotlight: Alpha Chi Omega

Visit the the TX AChiO website! http://www.texasaxo.com/

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Fast facts:

  Founded October 15, 1885 at Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana

  Symbols: lyre

  Flower: Red Carnation

  Colors: Scarlet Red & Olive Green

  Philanthropy: Domestic Violence Awareness

  Notable AXOs: Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”), Condoleezza Rice (Former U.S. Secretary of State), Elle Fowler (YouTube beauty guru), Sherron Watkins (Enron whistleblower), Nancy & Emily Hoyt (mother-daughter Amazing Race team)

Looking for more information or some of these inspiring ladies’ stories or more ways to connect with the UT AChiOs?  Check out these links!

https://twitter.com/TexasAXO

https://www.facebook.com/TexasAXO

http://instagram.com/texas_axo

http://www.pinterest.com/TexasAChiO/

https://www.youtube.com/user/AllThatGlitters21