Alpha Chi Omega successfully recolonized at the University of Arizona with over 200 founding members. The Beta Lambda chapter of Alpha Chi has had many proud accomplishments in their first semester. For Alpha Chi Omega's Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Beta Lambda hosted Luminary Project, a philanthropy awareness event where illuminated paper bags with domestic violence statistics lined the mall. Our founding members were initiated on November 15, 2013 in the largest initiation ceremony Alpha Chi Omega has ever had. The chapter was installed by the National President of Alpha Chi Omega, Diane Blackwelder on November 16, 2013.
2013 was an exciting year for Alpha Delta Pi, raising over $20,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities through their annual golf tournament in the fall and softball tournament in spring. In addition, Alpha Delta Pi was recognized at the University of Arizona Greek Awards for Chapter President of the Year, Emerging Leader of the Year, Alumni Hall of Fame, Dean of Students Award for Excellence, and was deemed a Chapter of Excellence. This year Alpha Delta Pi sisters had the opportunity to attend leadership conferences and grow their sisterhood through the numerous events throughout the year.
Alpha Epsilon Phi is a chapter filled with sisterhood, dedication, diversity and women from all around the country. Aephi upholds its values of growth, fellowship and a strong commitment to sisterhood. In Aephi, women have the chance to enhance their leadership skills through chairmanships, our philanthropies, as well as executive board positions. Alpha Epsilon Phi was derived from the Greek words AEI ESTO PHILO meaning "May Friendship be Everlasting."
AEPi enjoyed an immensely successful 2013. Aside from the renowned Sunday Himmel Park cleanup, for which it has been locally recognized, the brotherhood carried out its first successful large scale philanthropy: "AEPi Hollywood Nights." The brotherhood successfully raised thousands of dollars for its national charity foundation: Save a Child's Heart. The weekend was a monumental success, and the chapter looks forward to continuing onto 2014 with the same enthusiasm.
In 2013, Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) partnered with another Greek organization and collected over 2600 diapers for families in need in the Tucson community. The service-based organization distributes food boxes to the poor every other Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Family Community Parish. Iota Tau’s current service project is their adopt a street program with Tucson Clean and Beautiful. The chapter also mentors and hosts a variety of educational workshops at the local Boys and Girls Club. AKA is also the only organization with a 100% graduation rate.
Alpha Kappa Lambda is a collegiate social fraternity for men founded in 1914 at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2015 the Alpha Beta Chapter of AKΛ was re-established at the University of Arizona. Through Alpha Kappa Lambda, men with different backgrounds but similar ideals unite with a common purpose: to foster excellence in scholarship, leadership, individual growth, and involvement in community service. AKΛ is dedicated to building “Men of Character Committed to Making A Difference”.
Alpha Phi is a tremendous group of women with a strong bond of lifelong sisterhood. They pride themselves in areas of scholarship, diversity, philanthropy leadership, and fun! Alpha Phi wants to uphold their traditions by finding bright young women who are interested in getting involved in the chapter and look forward to making great new friends!
The University of Arizona Alpha Phi Gamma legacy was established by six Sisters on June 20, 2000. Through all the adversity that they had faced, each founding sister managed to maintain her sense of passion and determination to support this everlasting Sisterhood. This created a strong foundation and example for Asian Americans in Arizona. They were hallmarked as the first Asian Greek Organization on campus as well as the state of Arizona. The University of Arizona Sisterhood was granted Delta Chapter status on May 26, 2002 by Alpha Phi Gamma’s National Board.
The Zeta Chapter sisters of Alpha Pi Omega were very excited to host Grand Gathering, the sorority's national convention, in Arizona for the first time in 2013. It was rewarding to be able to show the sisters from across the country the beautiful Southwest. It was truly inspiring to see so many strong Native American women; it was a reminder to each lady why they joined the sisterhood in the first place. To share in respecting Native American traditions, supporting self-renewal through continuous education, honoring the Creator, and addressing critical issues facing our Native communities and society at large.