Despite only being installed for a couple of years at Sacred Heart University, the young women of the Gamma Rho Chapter have made tremendous feats in the name of Theta Phi Alpha. Our colony was founded by 14 women who were originally active members of a local organization, known as Zeta Iota Lambda. Then established on April 4, 2009, thirty-eight compassionate, relentless, and above all, fabulous young women from Sacred Heart’s campus in Fairfield, Connecticut were officially installed into Theta Phi. From there a spark was ignited and our chapter has grown immensely with every fantastic pledge class. Now our chapter at Sacred Heart has over forty members who are all individually unique yet when we are together, we are all the same: proud, incredible, and beautiful sisters of Theta Phi Alpha.
Nonetheless, after much endurance and persistence, the pledge sisters of the TPA colony at Sacred Heart University became the collegiate sisters of the Gamma Rho chapter of Theta Phi Alpha. Now, we could officially call our organization of remarkable, young women a sisterhood even though we already considered each other sisters in our hearts. In fact, the colonization process allowed for us to create a close and strong bond with each other which we have continued to maintain with each new pledge class. Being a part of TPA has undeniably changed all of our collegiate lives for the better. We are not only each other sisters now in our college years who provide endless support and compassion for one another, but we are loyal and honorable sisters of Theta Phi Alpha forever.
Ever since being established in 2009, the Gamma Rho chapter at Sacred Heart University has embraced all the qualities and virtues of being sisters of Theta Phi Alpha. Above all, our most important passion is our devotion to our philanthropies. We have raised a significant amount of money for our national philanthropic causes as well as our local cause, disability awareness. Most specifically, our Executive Board presented a helpful demonstration for Sacred Heart’s Leadership Conference in Spring 2010 regarding the importance of philanthropy and creative ways to organize community service events. Through engaging in countless community service activities as well as proudly wearing their letters on campus, the young women at Sacred Heart are all enthusiastic and extremely honored to be collegiate sisters of Theta Phi Alpha.