Wednesday, January 27, 2016

#RushPiChi


Recruitment is a week unlike any other. Potential new members are filled with high hopes and faced with multiple possibilities. Because this can naturally be overwhelming, Pi Chi's come to the scene as a mentor and friend to potential new members.




Pi Chi's are essential to the entire recruitment process and more importantly, to every single potential new member. Applications for Pi Chi are out and are due January 29 at 10am. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1z83GwZPp6aB2UWgUfKNFDa6dcpFsvnMqDApQJmMavvM/viewform?c=0&w=1

Head Pi Chi, Taylor Horton, advises everyone applying to be a Pi Chi to be themselves. She then said, "Serving as a Pi Chi is an awesome opportunity to be the first impression these women have of not only Auburn University but of Auburn Panhellenic and Greek Life. You have to be there through the hard stuff, but you also get to be there for the celebrations, forming a bond with your group of girls that will last a lifetime while also gaining a handful of new best friends with the other Pi Chis you work with." 




New sorority member, Steffie Rosene, captured how potential new members feel about their Pi Chi's when she said, "My Pi Chi was so wonderful! She helped me with any questions I had and made me feel so welcome in the Greek community. She helped me make decisions when recruitment got tough, and I always felt like I could really trust her with any issues I had." 

 




Being a Pi Chi is not an easy job. However, it is one that is highly rewarding. Former Pi Chi Alex Strange summed it up, saying: "If you give 110%, you won't even notice how tired you are!"



What are you waiting for? Apply now!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Milk and Cookies with Delta Gamma


On December 3rd, Delta Gamma hosted their annual fall philanthropy event, Milk and Cookies, in their chapter room. For just $5, Auburn students were able to enjoy unlimited milk and cookies, the perfect comfort food during this stressful time of finals and the start of the holiday season.



The Christmas decorations, Christmas music, Christmas photo booth , and of course, the milk and cookies themselves helped get everyone in the spirit for the holidays.




All proceeds go to Delta Gamma's philanthropy, Service for Sight. This organization helps the visually impaired and blind by promoting sight preservation and providing assistance. It also seeks to help veterans and active duty soldiers who have been affected during active duty with vision impairment, eye trauma, or vision loss.



What a fun and delicious event! 






Monday, November 16, 2015

Tri Delta's DHOP

On Wednesday, November 11th, Tri Delta held their annual DHOP (Delta House of Pancakes). It was a night where everyone in attendance could enjoy an all you can eat pancake dinner! Tickets were $5 each, with an optional $8 "fast pass" ticket to skip the line. Pancakes and bacon were served from 8 p.m. to midnight. They also had an appearance by Aubie and performances by a local band!
All proceeds from this pancake buffet and t-shirt sales benefit Tri Delta's national philanthropy, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The Phi Theta chapter has raised thousands of dollars annually for the children of St. Jude. In 2014, Tri Delta committed to raising $60 million in 10 years for St. Jude — the single largest fundraising commitment in the hospital’s history.
 With this huge goal set before them, Pi Theta chapter is more determined than ever to raise as much money for the kids of St. Jude as possible. All of Tri Delta's hard work of planning and cooking up delicious pancakes definitely paid off, great job ladies!
 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Alpha Omicron Pi's Run for Roses

On Saturday, November 7th, Alpha Omicron Pi hosted their 15th annual Run for Roses! This 5K began under the Magnolia Arch and wound through the Loveliest Village on the Plains. The top two winners received bouquets of roses, with six winners in each age group.
All proceeds from Run for Roses went to the local Alabama Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. Alpha Omicron Pi's official philanthropy is Arthritis Research, the nation's leading cause of disability. Since 2001, AOΠ has nationally raised over $3 million for Arthritis research and treatment. The Delta Delta chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi at Auburn University is currently the #1 Fundraising Chapter in the nation!
Alpha Omicron Pi originally launched its Strike Out Arthritis! campaign with a baseball theme for chapters to build philanthropic events raising funds for the cause and "striking" out arthritis in the search for a cure. Over time, chapters have adapted this theme to fit their campuses and communities. Run for Roses has become something the Auburn AOΠ's are very passionate about! Thanks for all your hard work ladies!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Alpha Chi Omega's Tim Tyler Tuesday

On Tuesday, October 27th, Alpha Chi Omega held their third annual Tim Tyler Tuesday! The event took place at Sky Bar Cafe where everyone was invited to enjoy the tunes by Tim Tyler, a local musician who can be found at playing his piano at many Greek functions. He enjoys performing songs by artists such as Dave Matthews Band, The Rolling Stones and Elton John. All proceeds from this event went to Alpha Chi's national philanthropy, Domestic Violence Awareness and prevention. Alpha Chi Omega partners with the Domestic Violence Center in Opelika, Al. They work to educate themselves and others on ways to prevent domestic violence, as well as reduce the stigma victims may have about the trauma they have gone through.
 
Their support of the Domestic Violence Intervention Center is just one of the ways their chapter participates at a local level. Last year, they were able to raise more than $7,000 for the Center, and year they hope to raise even more! Alpha Chi, we appreciate all you do to spread awareness, so that women who may be affected know that there is help available no matter what circumstances they may find themselves in! 
Congratulations on another successful Tim Tyler Tuesday!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sigma Kappa's Walk to End Alzheimer's

 
On Sunday, October 25th, Sigma Kappa hosted their second annual Walk to End Alzheimer's. This event was held on the Student Center Green space. The Walk was designed to raise funds for support, care, research and awareness of Alzheimer's Disease. Before the walk, everyone could buy a flower in various colors representing how Alzheimer's has effected them. They also had an opening ceremony where everyone could hear from those who were affected by Alzheimer's.

All proceeds from the event went to the Alzheimer's Association. Sigma Kappa’s team goal was to raise over $10,000, but they are currently over $15,000 which is incredible! The overall goal for the Walk was to raise $22,500. Their combined total so far is just over $37,000! If you would like to make a donation, please visit this link: Auburn Walk to End Alzheimer's. 
Alzheimer's research and awareness is one of Sigma Kappa's five major philanthropic services. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and there is currently no way to cure it or slow the progression. The Sigma Kappa chapter at Auburn is the first chapter in Alabama to partner with the Alzheimer's Association in their Walk. 
Thanks to the ladies of Sigma Kappa for all of your hard work!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Kappa Alpha Theta's Kicks for CASA

On October 4th, Kappa Alpha Theta held their annual Kicks for CASA. Kicks for CASA is a kickball tournament that took place at the Intramural Fields. Teams battled it out to be the ultimate kickball champions, competing for $100 towards their philanthropy (and a nice trophy)! Congratulations to the brothers of Kappa Alpha on winning the tournament!
The proceeds from this event benefits Theta's national philanthropy, CASA. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. This organization aids children in the foster care system across the country. According to their website, the Alabama CASA Network is "committed to promoting awareness of child abuse and neglect in our state through the development of our local CASA programs." The CASA programs assist juvenile and family courts in carrying out its role in the child protective services system by giving the children someone they can depend on while going through difficult family issues. 
Kappa Alpha Theta and CASA have been national partners for 26 years, and the Auburn Thetas work to benefit CASA both locally as well! Here at Auburn, Theta supports their local chapter of CASA right here in Lee County by having Kicks for CASA in the Fall and Theta Twist (Soft Pretzel Buffet) in the Spring. Great job ladies!