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Alpha Chi Omega:
Alpha Chi Omega was the first sorority on Oregon State's Campus, chartered on March 15, 1915. The women of Alpha Chi embody the 5 values of exceptional character, academic success, financial responsibility, personal development, and leadership. Our chapter strives to always uphold our motto of "Together Let Us Seek the Heights," this means that as a sisterhood we encourage each other to achieve more and go above and beyond in all aspects of our lives. Alpha Chi also supports the local domestic violence awareness shelter, CARDV. We love supporting such a strong organization that tackles tough topics and supports the survivors of domestic violence. Alpha Chi Omega supports the development of friendships throughout everyday life and we look forward to sharing with you the traditions that make Alpha Chi Omega what it is today.
Alpha Gamma Delta:
As an international women's organization, Alpha Gamma Delta is committed to providing opportunities for personal development, service to others and space for members to forge their own paths—all through a lifelong spirit of sisterhood. Our organization aims to promote a loving, leading, and lasting experience for all of our members. Through philanthropic events, like our spring term philanthropy “Mr. and Mrs. Ace”, we raise money for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Feeding America, Community Outreach Inc., and Gale’s Creek Camp, in efforts to cease food insufficiency around our nation. In addition to our own philanthropic causes, we love to participate in many philanthropies put on by other chapters on campus and be great volunteers in our community. Alpha Gams have a positive presence on campus with involvement in OSUPC, leadership in various academic clubs, and participation in volunteer opportunities through the university. Becoming a member of Alpha Gamma Delta means you will make an impact on campus, in your classroom and in your community. The ladies of Phi chapter have taken the initiative to build a home away from home in Corvallis, creating a loving support system for each member. There are many benefits in a sorority membership including the unbreakable bonds of friendship you will create with like-minded girls and the unconditional love you will receive.
Alpha Omicron Pi:
Alpha Omicron Pi was established on January 2, 1897 at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York, New York. There are over 190,000 initiated members in 212 collegiate chapters. Our motto is “Inspire Ambition.” We as collegiate members of Alpha Omicron Pi strive to uphold our values of Character, Dignity, Scholarship, and College Loyalty. Our national philanthropy is the Arthritis Foundation with a focus on juvenile arthritis. Nationwide we hold StrikeOut Arthritis, which is the national event for every chapter. It usually involves volleyball, bowling, and baseball. Our flower is the 19th Century French rose, General Jacqueminot. Our color is cardinal. Alpha Omicron Pi has only one jewel, the ruby. While not an official symbol, the Fraternity, and its chapters consider the Panda to be AOII's mascot. The new member pin is a sheaf of wheat and represents individuals bound by the common bond of Alpha Omicron Pi. The wheat indicates usefulness in its harvest. The Alpha Rho Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi was recolonized in 2013 and installed as a chapter on March 2, 2014, here at Oregon State.
The Beta Upsilon chapter of Alpha Phi at Oregon State University is centered around sisterhood that lasts a lifetime. We promote our values of Sisterhood, Scholarship, Service, Leadership, Loyalty and Character Development. Each year we focus on our two philanthropies, Alpha Phifa and our national philanthropy event, Red Dress Gala. Red Dress Gala is our event that raises money for theAlpha Phi Foundation, which provides $100,000 annually for funding for heart health research, as well as more than $160,000 annually in scholarships and grants for our members. The women of Alpha Phi are continually trying to make a change in our community while focusing on a strong sisterhood and bond that’s not just for four years, but for life.
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Chi Omega means something different to each one of its members. To some it is a home away from home or a safe place in the crazy world of collegiate studies, others see opportunities for leadership and a chance to get involved on campus and in the community. Even more, members see Chi Omega as their time to make a difference and help others through our philanthropy, the Make-A-Wish program. While Chi Omega holds unique experiences for all of its members, one underlying commonality is that Chi Omega is a sisterhood. A sisterhood filled with bright, ambitious, genuine women who give each other the courage to change the world. While we all come from different backgrounds, our symphony and 6 purposes allow us to come together to create not just a sisterhood, but a family and a support network. Chi Omega is a house full of girls you can call on in times of need and a nation of women who will give you the courage to change the world. Click here to access chapter profile.
Delta Delta Delta:
As a chapter, we strive to live up to the purpose of Tri Delta and form bonds that will last us a lifetime. The women of this organization prioritize being academically excellent and helpful members of the Corvallis community. We love to be involved with not only the community but also our national philanthropy, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Our chapter takes pride in every fundraiser that goes towards these children in need. Tri Delta supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a facility for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Previously, Tri Delta Executive Office committed our chapters nationwide to raise $15 million in 5 years to help build a Patient Care Floor in the New St. Jude Children's Care Center. At our recent St. Jude Leadership Conference, we received the news that we have exceeded our expectations and raised $15 million in an amazing 3.5 years. Due to this achievement, we are now committing to raise $60 million in ten years. Our chapter takes great pride in helping St. Jude and making a difference in the lives of many children.
Delta Gamma is a sorority focused on sisterhood, long lasting friendships, scholarship, student involvement and giving back. Our sisterhood is built on not only creating a better world through service, but also on being committed to pursuing lives as active and involved individuals. Delta Gammas engage themselves with other chapters on campus by participating in philanthropies and other Greek events. In addition to our involvement with other Greek Organizations, numerous Beta Upsilon members serve as leaders of the greater OSU and Corvallis communities. We have members on Panhellenic Executive Council, work in Undergraduate Research Labs, serve as Order of Omega officers, lead on-campus club as officers, and much more. Off campus, we all spend time volunteering at a retirement home: Corvallis Caring Place, and additionally have numerous women who dedicate time volunteering for various organizations including Heartland Humane Society, Community Outreach Inc. and Good Samaritan Hospital. Education is another key component in Delta Gamma. Our chapter provides study table hours each term and has been in the top three sororities in grades for countless terms at OSU. Beyond involvement and scholarship, the Beta Upsilon Chapter is devoted to creating fun sisterhood activities for its members, as creating bonds of friendship is one of our top priorities. Another large focus of our organization nationwide is our biannual philanthropy events to support Service for Sight: Anchor Splash and Anchor Slam. Anchor Splash is an event that is held in the fall in which many Greek chapters participate in events ranging from check-ins, to a synchronized swim performance, to a talent show. In the spring we have Anchor Slam, which is a one-day dodgeball tournament. These events are two of the highlights of the year as a member of Delta Gamma as we strive to always give back and Do Good.
Kappa Alpha Theta:
Kappa Alpha Theta was founded in 1870 as the first Greek-letter fraternity for women. We value our history and our long tradition of leading the way for women's groups and women in higher education. The women of Kappa Alpha Theta pride themselves on developing personal excellence through the pursuit of social, intellectual and moral growth. Here at Beta Epsilon, we pursue these ideals by getting involved in not only our own chapter but in the campus as a whole. Our chapter has 27 positions and 6 different committees that all members can participate in. Many members also participate and lead in other campus organizations such as ASOSU, The Barometer, and Panhellenic Council. Our chapter is one of the strongest on campus for Scholarship and we offer a great support system that allows our members to consistently succeed academically. On top of having strong academics we also have a commitment to service. We love to participate in other chapter’s philanthropies thoughout the year and hold our own philanthropy in the spring called Ironbrawl, which includes a day-of-service, a 5K run, a Zumba class, and a football tournament. Ironbrawl benefits our national philanthropy, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), which promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused or neglected child can be safe, establish permanence, and have the opportunity to thrive. Kappa Alpha Theta strives to foster the growth of young women by promoting the importance of scholarship, service, friendship and noble womanhood. Click here to access chapter profile.
At Oregon State University since 1926, the Alpha Kappa chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority was awarded Sorority of the Year in 2008-09, 2009-10, 2013-14, 2015-16 and 2017-2018. As a chapter, we have received the top philanthropy award at OSU for several years consecutively. Our philanthropy event, Mock Rock, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for child abuse and domestic violence prevention since 1988- raising $38,000 this year alone. Year after year, Mock Rock continues to be one of the most participated in and highest earning Greek events.
Externally, Kaydees have a positive and involved presence on campus. Many of our members are involved in campus clubs, internships, athletics, and organizations- including OSU’s cheer team, Center for Sorority & Fraternity Life, the Student Experience Center, and the Panhellenic Council. Whether our sisters are out volunteering in the community, participating in campus activities, achieving high academics, or spending quality time with their fellow sisters, they always continue to strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest.
For many, Kappa Delta is a place of love, support, acceptance, and belonging- a home away from home. Each of its members seek unbreakable bonds of friendship, as well as experiences and memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. Our strong sisterhood encourages leadership, scholarship and personal growth in all members. Kappa Delta’s purpose is to inspire women to greatness in all aspects of their lives- enriching not only their years spent here at Oregon State but the many years after.
Kappa Kappa Gamma:
Kappa Kappa Gamma was founded in 1870 on the pillars of academic achievement and leadership, and since then has been providing women with friendship, mutual support, opportunities for personal growth, intellectual development and an understanding of and allegiance to positive ethical principles. These values comprise our mission statement, and here at the Gamma Mu Chapter at Oregon State University, we Kappa’s live our lives by these principles. We’re friends that become sisters who stick together beyond the undergraduate experience and, as sisters, we define each other’s college experiences and make incredible life long memories as we do. We find motivation, ambition, support, and sisterhood in one another. Nationally, we support Reading is Fundamental (RIF), which works to promote childhood literacy and learning opportunities for low income or impoverished students with the hopes of creating a completely literate America. Over the years, we have hosted a hot wings eating contest, “Too Hot To Handle”, and a three-on-three basketball tournament, “Kappa’s in the Key”. Our chapter has also worked to raise money for the Heartland Humane Society of Corvallis in the past few years and is proud to continue our philanthropic work. Kappa works to inspire and support strong, genuine women, committed to doing their part toward the betterment of the world and the lives of each other.
Sigma Kappa strives to uphold our four values; loyalty, friendship, personal growth and service in each and every one of our members. Loyalty is always being there for a sister because there is nothing you would rather do. Friendship is the bond between our members that lasts beyond the four years of college. Personal growth is the encouragement that each and every one of our members can be a better person today than they were yesterday, and that they can accomplish anything they put their mind to. Service is our two philanthropies and three service projects. Each and every day Sigma Kappa members strive to continue to raise money and awareness to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s. We take pride in our participation in Walk to End Alzheimer's every year where each member volunteers and has the opportunity to experience the walk first hand. We continue our service value by hosting multiple philanthropic events throughout the year. One even being ‘SKetti night’, a spaghetti feed and social event between all chapters at Oregon State and community members of Corvallis. Through this event, we are able to raise awareness and money for our various philanthropic projects. Sigma Kappa prides itself on our four values and every day, we look to our members to be their best selves, showing their loyalty to not only their sisters but to each and every person in their life.