Student Life

Alpha Theta Phi

Nickname: Theta
Colors: Turquoise and Gold
Values: Character, Companionship, and Culture
Year Founded: 1911

Alpha Theta Phi is made up of a group of strong, close-knit and outgoing women who strive to be the best they can be in all aspects of life both on and off campus. For over 100 years, Thetas have prided themselves on being devoted members of the Greek and U of R community. You’ll find them involved in various organizations, clubs and sports teams on campus such as Big Buddies, Delta Sigma Pi, Alpha Phi Omega, soccer, track and more. Thetas do a lot of community service for local organizations and causes, and direct much of their efforts and fundraising support towards their philanthropy, Circle of Sisterhood.


Character – Since our founding in 1911, the sisterhood of Alpha Theta Phi has held an important place in the hearts of the thousands of women. Alpha Theta Phi is committed to developing individuality and independence in its members, while at the same time fostering unity through diversity.


Companionship –Women join sororities for different reasons. Everyone has their own expectations and pre-conceptions, and individually seek to find what they personally desire in an organization. There is only one guarantee in the sisterhood of Alpha Theta Phi: you will find friendships that will last for life. We are Individual, Diverse and Sisters. 


Culture –Alpha Theta Phi prides itself on being comprised of women of different backgrounds, interests and goals. We represent a wide range of academic endeavors as well as assume an active role in University athletics, community service, and of course the social aspect of the U of R. Theta hosts wonderful winter and spring formals, functions with other Greek organizations, and our annual All-School Party.

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