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COVID-19 Updates for our Sisters
COVID-19 (coronavirus) is dominating news coverage across the country. The health and safety of our members is of the utmost importance to us. Theta Phi Alpha National Office continues to operate and work diligently on member needs in response to the virus. We appreciate your support of Theta Phi Alpha as we face the impact of this illness. National Convention remains scheduled as planned for July 8-12. We will continue to monitor public health recommendations for travel and meeting attendance. Please look for another update on Convention during the first week of May. Additional updates: 

A Note from National President Tracey Liphardt
The last week saw unprecedented actions to stop the spread of the COVID-19 in the United States. Every university is taking steps to keep their students safe. Theta Phi Alpha is doing the same, taking steps to keep our members and our staff safe. [Continue reading on the National President's Blog]
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Six Feet Apart, but Together at Heart
Join our live town hall meeting on Wednesday, April 8 at 8 p.m. ET for an evening of sisterhood, community, and discussion. This meeting is open to all Theta Phi sisters. [Video Link]

Foundation Offers Relief Grants in Time of COVID-19 Crisis
Theta Phi Alpha Foundation aims to help sisters in financial need due to this federally-declared emergency. [Information and applications for relief grants are available to sisters.

OUR WORK CONTINUES . . . in the service of humanity . . . 
Theta Phi Alpha Foundation’s mission is to enrich Theta Phi Alpha sisters by providing resources for scholarship, philanthropy, and education through charitable giving. In a time of crisis, such as this, support to our sisters and philanthropic partners are needed more than ever. If you are in a position where you can support the immediate efforts of providing relief grants to sisters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, please consider donating. During initiation, we promised to act in the service of humanity. Please remember this vow by physically distancing and doing what is possible to serve humanity at this most critical time. The Foundation is also working to provide resources for chapters and alumnae groups that are unable to hold a Founders’ Day Celebration this spring - more details to come!

CONNECT SOCIALLY - Theta Phi Alpha Foundation on Social Media
While we are apart, stay connected by heart via social media with Theta Phi Alpha Foundation. The Foundation will provide updates, information, opportunities to connect with sisters, and much more! Every day, beginning April 1 (no fooling!), we will have an interactive community experience on our social media accounts. Please follow the Foundation online:
April 30: Academic Scholarship Deadline
Theta Phi Alpha Foundation offers academic scholarships to initiated members to continue their undergraduate or graduate education. [Apply by April 30]
siena medalist

2020 Siena Medalist
We are thrilled to announce Nikole Collins-Puri, CEO of Techbridge Girls, as the recipient of the 2020 Siena Medal!


Extended Shipping Times
Merchandise Update: The Penguin Shoppe is currently operating as normal, though due to the impact of COVID-19, orders may take 10-15 business days to ship.

Election Slate
Meet the candidates for the 2020-2022 Grand Council and Board of Trustees positions! It's not too late to submit your Consent to Serve form to join this group of candidates. The Consent to Serve form remains available online and forms may continue to be submitted. [Meet the Candidates] 
Member Portal Networking

Join Your Network of Sisters
Now is the time to network with sisters through our Member Portal. Your portal account enables you to search for sisters, update your career information, and volunteer to mentor sisters with similar personal and professional interests! Please note that this portal requires a separate login than your current Theta Phi Alpha website account. 

National Officer Appointments:
The following sisters were recently appointed by Grand Council to serve as National Officers:
  • Katherine Cooper, Gamma Mu, Emerging Chapter Advisor at Southern New Hampshire University
  • Valerie Phillips, Beta Gamma, Chapter Advisor to Beta Gamma
Read our Chapter Administration News
Theta Phi Alpha Celebrates Chapter Anniversaries
March 1, 1986 - Alpha Upsilon Chapter, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
March 7, 1943 - Upsilon Chapter, Loyola Univ., Chicago, IL
March 15, 1986 - Alpha Phi Chapter, St. Mary's Univ., Winona, MN
March 21, 1971 - Alpha Lambda Chapter, Gannon Univ., Erie, PA
March 27, 1993 - Beta Tau Chapter, Johnson & Wales Univ., Providence, RI
March 28, 2009 - Gamma Pi Chapter, St. John's Univ., Staten Island, NY
March 29, 2008 - Gamma Xi Chapter, The Univ. of Virginia's College at Wise, Wise, VA
March 31, 1990 - Beta Zeta Chapter, New York Institute of Technology, Central Islip, NY
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