Programming: ADPi hosted a Risk Management and Wellness Educational Program with their 2017 Homecoming partners, Kappa Sigma Fraternity on February 13, 2017. Rebecca Juarez, Wellness Educator, from The University of Tennessee Center for Health Education and Wellness came to presented a risk management and wellness presentation regarding alcohol, drugs and overall health.
Awards: Our Chapter Adviser, Ellen Liston, won Adviser of the Year for Pan at the Greek Awards Banquet on February 8, 2017. Ellen was a member of Alpha Delta Pi (Alpha Kappa Chapter-University of Tennessee), and has been our
Adviser for over 20 years. We love her so much and are so blessed to have her constant love and support! At Alpha Delta Pi’s District II District Leadership Conference, January 27-29th, the UT chapter was recognized with Excellence in Philanthropy, Finance, Scholarship and Membership Education. They were also recognized on that national level for having the highest Pan GPA for the Spring 2016 semester on our campus.
Sisterhood Event: Yesterday, Sunday, February 26, 2017, the women of Alpha Delta Pi had a sisterhood event at the House where Chelsea’s Grilled Cheese Food Truck came to the house all afternoon. There was a milk, ice cream and a cookie bar inside, and Alum were encouraged to attend as well. They had music playing, a photo booth hooked up to the truck and a geotag made for the event! ADPi’s, Martha Higgs and Margo Macey work for Chelsea’s Good Truck and made the delicious grilled cheese for their sisters. This event was coordinated by Alpha Delta Pi’s sisterhood chair, Abby Atkins. It was such a hit!!
Take a look at some of the events that Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. has put on in the last couple of months.
- Random Acts of Kindness: A Dove Love Special with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. – January 17, 2017. They handed out cupcakes in the Student Union just to show that we care.
- Kappa Chi Charter Day Celebration – January 18, 2017. The handed out free pizza to students in Hodges Library to celebrate 38 years of Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service at UTK.
- Study Hall – February 6, 2017. Sigmas reserved space in Hodges for students to come out and study. Light refreshments were provided
“Get Chili with Tri Delta” Feb 8, 2017
All proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. The women raised a total of $8,192 from tickets and donations. 800 tickets were sold for the event and each chapter member participated in working a shift and selling tickets. Pictured above: Haley Putman, Philanthropy Chair and Raleigh Potts, Assistant Philanthropy Chair with a St. Jude fundraising representative.
Delta Delta Delta National Conference 2017
The Tri Delta Collegiate Leadership Conference was held in Dallas, Texas this year from Feb 23-26. This conference is held annually for four executives from each Tri Delta chapter across the country to come together to collaborate and learn more about the purpose of the organization. The conference provides a place for each executive position to make connections with other collegiate Tri Delta leaders from all over and to learn from each others experiences on how to better fulfill their positions within the fraternity. UT Chapter members who attended included Alexis Withers, President, Shelby Ackerman, Asst. VP of Membership, Lindsey Lauricella, VP of Chapter Development, Haley Putman, National Philanthropy chairman.
Say Yes to the Prom Dress is Alpha Chi Omega’s spring philanthropy event, held this year on February 18th and 19th. Prom dresses were donated from women from the entire Knoxville community to be sold for discounted prices. Those selling their dresses made a decision to keep the money for the prom dress they sold or donate the money to benefit victims of domestic violence in Knoxville. Through this event high school prom dress seekers were able to find beautiful dresses at a discounted price and promote a wonderful cause at the same time.Over $1,500 was raised and donated to the YWCA Keys of Hop Program, which supports the victims of domestic violence. Prom dresses that were not sold were donated to a special needs prom in the Sevierville County special needs prom. About 120 Alpha Chi Omega women helped to make this event possible.
These Hands Donut Hurt, an event held Friday February 24 was established to promote Healthy Relationships Week, which is a big push within educating college students on Domestic Violence Awareness and Sexual Assault. No money was raised, this event strictly was for education and promotion, as well as fun! Doughnuts were passed out on Pedestrian Walkway as well as strong messages about healthy relationships. Around 100 Alpha Chi Omega women participated in this event with countless University students who stopped by.
Delta Zeta Hoops for Hearing
This year through fundraising, Delta Zeta Raised $24,281 for our National and Local Philanthropy through their Taco Tuesday event as well as a basketball tournament at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.The event took place from November 8-10 and the chapter was able to donate $7,500 of this to their local philanthropy, Tennessee School for the Deaf!
Butterflies and Bowties
Delta Zeta will be hosting an event this coming Sunday, March 5, Bowties and Butterflies, which will serve as a prom for children under the Butterfly Fund, an East Tennessee Foundation. The ladies are so excited about this event, and have been looking forward to it all semester!
Delta Zeta’s Beta Lambda chapter was recognized nationally at convention for their snow tubing sisterhood event! The women spent a day in January at Ober Gatlinburg snow tubing with their sisters and then were nationally recognized for this honor.
1. Chi Omega enjoyed a Sisterhood Event at Title Boxing on February 5th. It was a great and fun way to get active while spending time with all of their closest friends!
2. The Chi Omega Gal-entine’s Event on February 14th. A celebration of the love they have for one another and our sisterhood!
3&4. Chi Omega’s annual Flag Football Tournament benefitting Dream Connection. It is a fun way to get others in the sorority and fraternity life community involved and to raise money for their chosen child’s dream every year. Stay tuned for more updates on how you can sign up to play!
ZTA’s first annual Big Man On Campus (BMOC) was held on February 16th in AMB room 210. They ended up having 16 chapters participate, 10 fraternities and 6 sororities. BMOC consisted of think pink wear, an interview round and a lip sync battle. There was also a best legs competition, where a picture of a participating chapter member’s legs were on a jar and the jar with the highest amount of money in it won that category; Beta Theta Pi ended up winning Best Legs. There a Mr. Congeniality winner, which was the Alpha Gamma Rho representative – he had such a great attitude and put on such a fun show. The brother participating for Alpha Tau Omega was the overall Big Man On Campus winner, he was so much fun to watch and did such a great job the entire competition.
The money raised from Big Man On Campus directly goes to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation, which focuses on breast cancer education and awareness. The Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation is partnered with American Cancer Society, the National Football League and Bright Pink to raise education and awareness. Through participation fees, ticket sales and the best legs competition, the women of Zeta Tau Alpha ended up raising $2,718.41 for their philanthropy!
The ladies are so excited with how this event’s first year has gone and are so looking forward to how it is going to grow in the future.
Kappa Kappa Gamma held their first ever Academic Round Table to celebrate February being Academic Excellence Month. The round table was held Monday, February 20th following chapter meeting, and consisted of a short presentation with study tips, academic goals for the next semester, and a motivational video. In the second half of the event, members split up into different colleges and majors and discussed what they love about their major, their biggest challenge, easy A’s, and what you can do outside of class to prepare for a career. Older members had a chance to mentor new members and trade contact information for future reference! Kappa also recognized 11 members for achieving a 4.0, and they received a pearl to add to their badge. We are so proud of all of our KKGeniuses!
Phi Mu Kappa chapter is proud to announce that they have received the “Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy” award, on behalf of the Great Smokey Mountain chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This award was presented on November 18, 2016, to an individual or group of young people, age 23 or younger, whose voluntary fundraising efforts have demonstrated the spirit of philanthropy and have set an example for others to follow. Through our continuous and varying contributions to Children’s Miracle Network and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, their inspiration and leadership has been recognized for making a momentous impact on the vision of giving in the Smokey Mountain area. Phi Mu Kappa chapter is exceedingly grateful to receive an award for the work that they do and the work that they hold so near and dear to their hearts.
Smokey’s Pantry is UT’s only on-campus food pantry that serves all students, faculty, staff, & Knoxville community members. The pantry opened in January 2016 and is open every Tuesday from 4-6pm where everyone is eligible to come and receive free groceries! From March 27-31, the pantry is hosting their spring food drive and is in need of items like bottled water, canned goods, can openers, non-perishable items, and hygiene products. Rachel Durham, Operations Director and Sigma Kappa, said “The special thing about Smokey’s Pantry is that students have the opportunity to donate items and we keep them locally on campus to give to other students, faculty, and staff.” During the week of the drive, please drop donations off at Smokey’s Pantry (824 Melrose Place – Tyson House) in between the hours of 1-5pm.
But wait…there’s more! Smokey’s Pantry is hosting a percentage night at Brenz Pizza on Tuesday, March 7 from 6-9pm. I have attached that graphic as well. Proceeds will go towards helping the pantry with fundraising, marketing, and maintenance fees.