Theta Phi Alpha
Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.
After transferring to the University of Dayton as a sophomore, I was struggling to meet new friends and get involved on campus. Feeling lost and uncertain, I decided to attend an open house hosted by Theta Phi Alpha. I never intended to go Greek, simply because I didn't know anything about Greek Life.
A year and a half after joining Theta Phi, I'm thankful every day for my sisters. They are my best friends, my support group, my home away from home, my encouragement to work hard, my shopping buddies, my shoulders to cry on, my roommates, and the reason I found my place at UD.
From service events to social events, my best times are spent with my sisters. We volunteer at homeless shelters and schools, go out to dinner together, raise money for our philanthropy through our annual 5K, build penguins (our mascot) at Build-a-Bear and donate them to children's hospitals, visit each other on breaks, walk dogs, and dance the night away at our formals.
Why I Love Theta Phi
When people ask me why I love Theta Phi so much, or why I love being Greek, sometimes I don't know how I can put so many wonderful memories and feelings into words. There's a quote that goes "From the outside looking in, you can never understand it. From the inside looking out, you can never explain it." What would a lifelong sisterhood mean to you?