Rutgers Colony is looking for Bigs!!
As I’m sure most of you have heard already, a few weeks ago Nationals accepted a Petition of (re)Colonization from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Now the time has come to find Big Sisters for the colonists. Interested? Go sign up at this link!
Any ΩΦΑ sisters looking to order a spirit jersey contact me! $45 including shipping!! #ΩΦΑ #OmegaPhiAlpha #opa #ophia
Alpha Nu Chapter is ordering Spirit Jerseys and has opened the order to girls from other chapters. I know there were some actives and alums who wanted one but individual orders get pricy… Get in on the action while you can ;)
Congrats the the UCF sisters who were officially inducted as Alpha Xi Chapter of Omega Phi Alpha this weekend!! ❤
brittanyroseluv asked: Hey my pledge sisters and I are coming up short on coming up with a retreat idea that's cost effective, fun, and not camping because most of us aren't very adventurous. We're the Alpha pledge class so there really isn't much to go on for past retreats. Please help.
Retreat was always one of my favorite events each semester because was is like the one BIG sisterhood event nearly everyone attends, including some LOAs and alums. As it was our “big” event my chapter usually put a little more money into it but I’ll do my best to give you a few ideas.
- There is always camping. I know you said your girls are not very adventurous, so why not try backyard camping? If someone has a yard to use, you get all the fun and space of camping but still have access to a refrigerator and bathroom.
- Plan an old fashion slumber party. You know the kind you had when you were 10 and you stayed up all night eating junk food and watching disney movies. Have everyone bring their own sleeping bag and camp out in the living room.
- Schools, Churches, Gyms and Camps (think Girl Scouts & YMCA) sometimes have large multipurpose rooms you can rent out for a night. Stage a lock in over night or all day event. Retreats don’t have to be over night, just plan an entire day of activities somewhere that’s a little different than what your used to.
- Get a large suite or casita at a hotel. There probably wont be a bed for everyone but part of the fun is seeing how many girls will fit onto a king sized bed before you run out of space and unlike having a sleepover at someones house there is the fun of a change in scenery and you’ll have access to the hotel’s amenities (like a fancy pool).
- Plan a turnaround trip to the lake or the beach. Arrange carpools or rent a bus and leave really early and get back really late from your destination.
- Another thing that can be fun if girls are willing to pay for their own ticket are turn around trips to an amusement park.
If you go camping or have a sleepover the only real expense you have to worry about is food and whatever your planed activities are. Renting a big room is often cheeper than getting a hotel room but $ can be saved at both places if you book months in advance and plan the event in the off season. One really important thing to remember though is that it is going to be the activities and time spent together that make the event. If you go to an amusement park incorporate a scavenger hunt or separate into groups and see who can get on the most rides before noon. Spending time at the beach? Have a sand castle building competition or get matching shirts and plan a photo shoot. Sleepover? Make dinner together or decorate picture frames. At a Hotel? Have a Just Dance competition or movie marathon. Lock In? A night of team building activities.
**Pledge retreat was usually on a smaller scale than active retreat e.g. instead of a hotel we went to someones house or instead of the beach we went to a park.
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Anonymous asked: I really want to join a sorority and a part of something big like a family. problem is that I hear they are very expensive... do you know how much generally, to rush costs and to be a member?
This can vary enormously depending on where you go to school and what sorority you join. At my school semesterly dues varied from $50 to $1200 (not including living expenses if you went with a NPC chapter that had a “house”). Rush costs also varied. Some chapters had free recruitment events you could attend, while formal fall recruitment had a $100-$200 participation fee.
Joining a sorority doesn’t have to break the bank, though it can. You never know where you’ll find your fit so do yourself a favor and do a little research. Explore the different options on your campus. Look into how the different greek orgs involve themselves on campus and do their recruitment. Don’t be scared to ask questions! A rush event may not be the right environment to ask about dues but this is the kind if thing you can usually find out from an info session, your recruitment councilor, or the Greek Life office at your school.