Here you will learn about what our seven Panhellenic sororities have been up to!
Check out their favorite events, memories, and moments below!
Thankful in November
Alpha Delta Pi
This November Alpha Delta Pi has so much to be thankful for. On November 3rd sisters celebrated their third chapter anniversary on Christopher Newport University’s campus. It has been an amazing three years and they cannot wait to see what the next years bring. The following weekend six women were initiated into Alpha Delta Pi. The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi have so much to be thankful for, especially the sisterhood that keeps them all bonded together. The holiday is now upon us and sisters are thankful for being able to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House and also raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities. The Theta Nu chapter is also extremely thankful for the people of the CNU community who came and supported ADPiHop! As the semester is coming to an end and the holiday season is beginning, the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi have so much to be grateful for.
During this time of year Alpha Phi- Theta Phi has reflected on the infinite amounts of things that we are grateful for, individually, and as a united chapter. When you join a sorority you have the opportunity to have an unfaltering support system and friends for life. But what you didn’t know you were going to get is endless girls nights, people who love food as much as you do, 90 plus closets to sort through, and lunch dates to go get buffalo chicken wraps on Wednesdays. Alpha Phi is beyond grateful and appreciative of their sisterhood and being able to grow as a chapter. Their values is what binds them together, and loving memories and support from each other makes them inseparable.
Alpha Sigma Alpha
As Thanksgiving approaches many take the time to reflect on what they are thankful for. November is also an exciting time for Alpha Sigma Alpha's as they reflect on sisterhood, by celebrating Founder's Day. On November 15, 1901 five strong and courageous women dared to form their own sorority at Longwood University, which aimed to foster lasting friendships and cultivate women of poise and purpose. Today with over 100 active chapters and thousands of members, the women of Theta Gamma are thankful for their founders, without them they would not have the opportunity to be apart of the amazing sisterhood they are today. They are also thankful for the abundance of love and support from the CNU and Panhellenic community and are truly proud to be apart of this campus. Alpha Sigma Alpha wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
The sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha had such a fun time participating in Alpha Delta Pi’s philanthropy event ADPiHop! They took home awards for Overall Winner and Most Donated! They want to say thanks to ADPi for a great event for the Ronald McDonald House Charity!
November is the time of being thankful and being blessed for all that you have. The sisters of Delta Gamma are thankful every Greek organization on campus and their strong commitment to making the world better through their different campus involvement, academic success and philanthropic achievements, and to be able to attend such a beautiful school. Also, we want to thank the men and women of our Armed forces who served and have served this nation. We are extremely thankful for all the experiences and friendships we all have shared together in DG. Also for the strong sister bond we could ask for, our second family, and our heart. DG has given all of us the truest friends who have made our college experience so positive, fulfilling, and memorable. We all give each other strength and support when we need it the most. We are also so thankful for our philanthropy Service for Sight.
Gamma Phi Beta
"Be kind, be thoughtful, but most of all, be thankful."
Gamma Phi Beta has a lot to be thankful for around this season! There are so many wonderful memories we have made that we have to be thankful for! Through sisterhood events, our philanthropy events, and just growing closer with sisters have all been great experiences this November. The Sisters of Gamma Phi Beta have a lot to say about what they are thankful for within this sisterhood.
During the month of November, the sisters of Phi Mu are reminiscing on what they are thankful for. They are thankful for their three wonderful founders Mary, Mary, and Martha. For without them they would not have their Fraternity which gives them so many other things to be thankful for. They are thankful for their sisters with whom they can; laugh, cry, share their love of food, and be themselves with. They are thankful for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for which they are able to raise money for children in need. They are also thankful for the local hospital, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters which allows the sisters to go and interact with the children at play time. This philanthropic act is by no means “selfless” for the sister’s gain so much joy and love for the children that they are interact with. They are thankful for CNU and the community they makes them feel at home. They are also thankful (and excited) to be able to share their sisterhood and values of “love, honor, and truth” with the Greek community, as well as the wonderful women who are going through recruitment this year.
Zeta Tau Alpha
As the Thanksgiving holiday and the end of the semester approached, the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha reflected on what they are thankful for. They are thankful for the laughter and bonding that accompanies sisterhood, as well as the lengths their fellow sisters will go to in order to provide a helping hand to someone when they really need it. They are thankful to be a part of the incredible Greek community present on campus and to be challenged to be the very best that they can be. Finally, they are extremely grateful for the love and support they receive from their families and friends. The women of Zeta Tau Alpha wish you a safe and happy holiday season!
Alpha Delta Pi
On October 2, 2015, Alpha Phi hosted their annual Red Dress Gala. This year, Alpha Phi raised a total of $21,078! This money will go towards Alpha Phi’s non-profit philanthropy, The Alpha Phi Foundation. Since heart disease is the number one killer of women, the Alpha Phi Foundation is dedicated to advancing women's lives through the power of research and philanthropy. To raise money for this cause, Alpha Phi auctioned off gift baskets created by sisters who donated products themselves or who received donations from companies. Donations ranged from Southwest Airline tickets and Disney Pass tickets to themed baskets such as date night, crafting, spa baskets, and even baskets for every fraternity on campus. Sisters of Alpha Phi were very dedicated and put in a lot of effort to receive as many donations as possible. Because of this kind of tenacity, diligence and drive that is given by every sister every year, the Red Dress Gala is Alpha Phi’s most successful philanthropy event. However, the event would not have been as successful without the love and support from students, teachers, parents and other organizations, and for that, they are eternally grateful. The entire Greek community supports one another, and through their support Alpha Phi has been the top fundraising chapter for the last 3 years. They are beyond honored and excited to announce that they have raised over $50,000 dollars to the Alpha Phi Foundation over the past 5 years!!
In the month of October, the Delta Gamma Sisters spread the word about the importance of eyesight, through World Sight Day. They set up a table where you could make your own sundaes and learn some amazing facts on how to take care of your eyes and the importance of eye health. Since their philanthropy is Service for Sight, eyes are a big deal to them. The DG’s on this campus are very passionate about their philanthropy and would love to share their passion with anyone who wanted to know more about it!
Gamma Phi Beta
During the month of October the sisters of Gamma Phi Beta focused on strengthening their sisterhood with fall themed sisterhood events. One event that they held was a trip to a pumpkin patch in Virginia Beach! While having a myriad of activities the sisters of Gamma Phi Beta relaxed and reconnected. The sisters of Gamma Phi Beta also took a group trip to the Busch Gardens event Hollow-Scream! Sisters walked around Busch Gardens and shared the experience of being scared by all the ghosts, ghouls, and critters Busch Gardens had prepared. The Sisters of Gamma Phi Beta have enjoyed their time bonding with each other and constantly inspiring the highest type of womanhood.
October was a busy month for the sisters of Phi Mu. In the beginning of the month, they hosted an open sisterhood event called “Popcorn and Philanthropy.” At this event they shared more about their philanthropies with girls interested in going through recruitment in the spring. Dance Marathon was also in October, which is one of the biggest philanthropy events that Phi Mu holds. It’s purpose is to raise money for their national philanthropy, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Phi Mu also participated in Alpha Phi Alpha’s “Stroll to the Polls,” which is an event that brings vision to Alpha Phi Alpha’s national program “A Voteless People is a Hopeless People.” Homecoming was in October, and Phi Mu had a sister, Hailey Nettles, on Homecoming Court.
Zeta Tau Alpha
With the start of their month-long "Pinktober" events October was definitely a busy time up for the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha! The month started off strong with sisters and students showing off their support by wearing Pink around campus on October 1! Keeping up the energy the Zeta women launched full force into their events such as Pink the Rink (partnering with the CNU Club Hockey Team), Pink Carnival, Big Man on Campus, and The Pink Out Football game! Pink Carnival featured, "Slime a Zeta", "Pie a President", and a dunk tank to try and take down your favorite Big Man on Campus Representative! Zeta Tau Alpha had great turn out from the Panhellenic Community and other Organizations at CNU for Big Man on Campus! Talent, interview, modeling, and trivia rounds all contributed to a night full of laughter, fun, and the crowning of this year's BMOC: Mr. Luke Vaughn representing Psi Upsilon! The Pink Out Game rounded out the month with support from students, parents, and alumni coming out to support Zeta's cause! With over $2000 raised for the month and that money going toward Beast Cancer Education and Awareness, the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha thank CNU for their continuous support and can't wait to tackle the rest of the school year!
Alpha Delta Pi
On September 19, 2015, Alpha Phi held their 3rd annual Alpha Phield Day. This is a free event for CNU students and anyone can participate. This year Alpha Phi had a variety of participants which included Greek organizations, Athletic Club teams, Freshmen halls, and groups of friends. The purpose of Alpha Phield Day is to bring the CNU community together to participate in a day full of fun outdoor activities. Alpha Phi promotes exercise in order to keep a healthy heart during their event, because part of their philanthropy is heart health. Instead of raising money, Alpha Phi strives to encourage students to stay active. The goal is to kick off the semester with something fun that anyone can participate in. It is not about winning, it is about coming together to have a great time, cheering each other on and to be active while participating in fun games. Some of the games that were held at Alpha Phield Day were tug of war, egg toss, trivia, volleyball, inflatable obstacle course and jousting, crab soccer, and lastly a scavenger hunt for the last 3 teams standing. This year CNU Club Lacrosse won third place, team NWA won second place, and Pi Kappa Phi won first place.
Alpha Sigma Alpha
During the month of September, the sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha went to Triple R Ranch in Chesapeake for their sisterhood retreat. Alpha Sigma Alpha sisters were able to bond with one another on a deeper level while experiencing the great outdoors. The sisters had a wonderful time getting away for the weekend to learn more about one another as well as their sisterhood.
Alpha Phield Day
The sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha had a great time supporting Alpha Phi in their anuual philanthropy event, Alpha Phield Day. Even though Alpha Sigma Alpha did not place at the event, they won the award for most spirited team. ASA sisters had such a great time laughing and enjoying the different events!
The sisters of Delta Gamma put on their big philanthropy event, AnchorSplash. This event took place on September 19th and brought together the Greek community for a fun filled Saturday. The event involved water games, a couple relays and tug of war. The winner of these events had their points tallied up and added to their existing points from the penny wars. Also, DG put on an event called Anchorman pageant that was held earlier in the week. This event was a pageant that each organization had to select a representative that was required to answer DG trivia questions, create an event, and some even put on a performance. The winners were: in first place Expansion, in second place Pi Kapp and in third Psi U. The group that won anchorman pageant was Phi Mu. This event brought together different campus organizations to raise money for Dg’s Philanthropy, Service for Sight. It really showed the diversity of our campus.
Gamma Phi Beta
Throughout the month of September, the sisters of Gamma Phi Beta have been focusing on their local philanthropy Girls Inc. Girl’s Inc. is an afterschool program for young girls. CNU’s chapter of Gamma Phi Beta is fortunate enough to not only have a national philanthropy, Girls on the Run, but to also have a local program here in Newport News to volunteer at! Sisters love spending afternoons at Girls Inc. with girls of various ages after school teaching them valuable life skills, and how to grow up to be strong, confident, and BOLD women!
Recently, Gamma Phi Beta also had a booth selling Root Beer Floats to raise money for the program. Hopefully, you had a chance to grab one on your way to class and help out a great cause! There is nothing more important than building up the future leaders of tomorrow, and Gamma Phi Beta takes pride in aiding that development of these young girls.
Girls on the Run and Girls Inc. are such amazing philanthropies to donate time and funds to. Everyone in the Panhellenic and the CNU community can also benefit the philanthropy by participating in Gamma Phi Beta’s upcoming philanthropy event for the fall! The proceeds for this event will go to Girl’s Inc. More details for this fabulous event will be coming soon! Stay tuned!
The sisters of Phi Mu have had a very busy September. They hosted their first open sisterhood event, Lion Luau, which was a great success. They also had two visits to the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, which is their local philanthropy. They also raised money for their other philanthropy Phi Mu Foundation, by hosting Swing-a-thon at the Trible Plaza where they swung for 24 hours. They also had a tailgate mixer with Kappa Sigma. Lastly they went on their Sisterhood Retreat where they spent the weekend bonding with sisters. Phi Mu is very excited for what October holds.
Zeta Tau Alpha
The first full month of school has been an exciting one for the women of Zeta Tau Alpha, as they welcomed three new women into their sisterhood. All while forming a stronger bond and strengthening their leadership skills, they celebrated their unity at Go Ape Ropes Course in Williamsburg, VA on September 19. Returning to campus after completing the course, the sisters spent the rest of their day by enjoying each other's company with games, s'mores, and sisterly bonding. Zeta Tau Alpha is looking forward to a great year of philanthropy, friendship, and fun.
What is this?
The Panhellenic Blog is a way for CNU sororities to share with the community what events and activities they have been doing over the course of the semester. This blog is updated every month from women within each chapter.