Alpha Phi

The University of Texas, Omega Chapter

About

Texas Alpha Phi sorority was founded at The University of Texas in 1920. For 95 years the Omega chapter of Alpha Phi has fostered a spirit of love and charity at The University of Texas.



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Our President 

My name is Nellie Kerr and I am the current President of the Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi at The University of Texas at Austin. I am so excited to serve this chapter as President and I am looking forward to all the exciting events we have going on this semester! This semester is filled with a variety of fun date events, philanthropy events, and sisterhood events! There is never a shortage of exciting opportunities for girls to grow closer and create memories that will last a lifetime. Our chapter upholds high ideals of scholarship, leadership, service and most importantly, friendship. The sisterhood of Alpha Phi has truly been a blessing in my life and we pride ourselves on maintaining our genuine nature of the members of our chapter that keeps that bond so strong. Alpha Phi has given me life-long friendships and memories that I will cherish far beyond my college years. If you are ever in the Austin area, please feel free to stop by and visit us at the Alpha Phi house! We would love to meet you! AOE & Hook’Em Horns!

Nellie Kerr
President of the Omega Chapter of Alpha Phi

Founded: 1872 at Syracuse University, Colors: Silver and Bordeaux, Symbol: Ivy Leaf, Flowers: Lily of the Valley and the Forget-Me-Not, Motto: Union Hand in Hand

Our Executive Council 
Nellie Kerr
Nellie Kerr - President
Morgan Semple
Morgan Semple - VP Recruitment
Jordan Ellett
Jordan Ellett - VP Risk Management
Madi Barsky
Madi Barsky - VP Marketing
Natalie Gilbert
Natalie Gilbert - VP Chapter Operations
Hannah Heaser
Hannah Heaser - VP Programming and Education
Jessica Slate
Jessica Slate - VP Campus Affairs
Taylor Kan
Taylor Kan - Director of Finance
Allison Golden
Allison Golden - Director of Administration
Anneke Rood
Anneke Rood - Director of Philanthropy
Claire Banks
Claire Banks - Panhellenic Delegate
Haley Hellums
Haley Hellums - Director of New Member Education

Recruitment

Alpha Phi participates in formal recruitment each fall. This past August, we welcomed 66 new members to our chapter on bid day!

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Hi!

I am Morgan Semple, Vice President of Membership Recruitment for Alpha Phi. Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Texas at Austin! I am so excited that you are interested in participating in formal recruitment and are visiting our website. Throughout my past 3 years as an Alpha Phi, I have made one of a kind friendships and have genuinely felt the strong bond of sisterhood in our chapter. I hope that you are looking forward to formal recruitment; it is an amazing experience with so many memories made along the way.

Please send all letters of recommendation to me at:
2005 University Ave
Austin, Texas 78705

Can’t wait to meet you in the fall!

Morgan Semple

Formal Recruitment 2015 Schedule:

August 17th: Opening Convocation
August 18-19th: Open House
August 20-21st: Philanthropy Round
August 22nd: Skit Night
August 23rd: Preference Round
August 24th: BID DAY!!!

Writing a Reference for a Legacy or Potential New Member? Find out more information here!

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Philanthropy

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Texas Alpha Phi Philanthropy Heart of Texas BBQ The commitment of our founders to foster a “spirit of love and charity” has stood the test of time and remains as important to Alpha Phi today as it was in 1872. Practicing generosity and seeking to improve the lives of women are basic tenants of our Fraternity.

The American Heart Association and Alpha Phi have partnered to create the Alpha Phi Foundation. Our foundation works to raise awareness and money for heart disease, the leading cause of death in both men and women.

Alpha Phi has created multiple events that are held throughout the school year in order to support the Alpha Phi Foundation. Our Director of Philanthropy, Anneke Rood, has a very personal relationship with heart disease and the American Heart Association and has done an excellent job of educating our chapter.

Anneke has successfully put on the annual Heart of Texas Barbecue with the Texas Cowboys complete with a petting zoo, delicious food, and a live band. The money raised went to both ours and the Cowboys’ philanthropies and has been a continued success across campus. (To see photos, view gallery)

Our biggest philanthropy event of the year is the Red Dress Gala. Members of Omega are encouraged to invite friends and family to the event which is held in a local banquet hall. A live auction along with donations allow us to make yearly contributions in thousands of dollars to the Alpha Phi Foundation.  Anneke has already made headway on this fall’s gala, and we are looking forward to it being the most successful one yet!

Alpha Phi provides many opportunities for women to make a difference in the lives of others by contributing their time and talents. From organizing campus philanthropic events to volunteering their time, our members are making a positive impact in the Austin community!_IMG7040

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Our Chapter

2005 University Avenue

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The Omega chapter of Alpha Phi was chartered at the University of Texas in 1920. This was the first house on the University of Texas campus to be built as a sorority house. Today, the Omega chapter house is three stories tall, and houses 48 women. In 2009, the chapter house underwent a major renovation! The kitchen, big room, and upstairs bathrooms were completely renovated. New furniture, lighting and décor has been added to the common areas. A variety of structural projects have also been completed, including a new roof, new basement plumbing and exterior work such as new paint, new gutters, new siding and a beautiful double door entryway. Last summer, the chapter house received new bedroom furniture for each room and updates to the dining room area! If you have not had a chance to come by the house since the major renovations have been done, we encourage you to stop by.

Please visit our House Corporation Board website for additional details.

Follow our instagram account for more updates about our house and the Omega sisterhood!

Alumnae

Alpha Phi is a lifelong sisterhood, so there are many ways to stay involved after graduating college. We host a variety of events throughout the year, including Founder’s Day Tea and an Easter Egg Hunt at the house for your little legacies! If you are an Omega alumni, or an alumni living in the austin area, and would like to join our mailing list, please contact our Director of Alumnae Relations, Monica Karlins. Austin Area Alumnae can also find more information by joining the Austin Alumnae Group!

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Blog

Sophomore Jessica Slate gives us the scoop on our 2015 Dad’s Weekend!!
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What’s an Alpha Phi without her daddy dearest? Alpha Phi spent the weekend showing their dad’s around the lively Austin scene, tasting, touring and tee-ing off. Organized by Junior, Heather Haeberle, members had a diverse variety of activities to sign up for with their paternal half. Starting on Friday evening, Dad’s Weekend kicked off at the Texas vs. OU baseball game at Disch-Falk Field. They got to enjoy more baseball than they probably anticipated, as the game went into extra

Meet our 2015 Executive Board!
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Exec, the unassuming powerhouse behind our sorority. Since the beginning of the semester, our new executive board has been working hard to make our sisterhood the best it can be. However, it isn’t all Alpha Phi all the time for these ladies. Read on to get to know some of our executive council!   Nellie Kerr: President Major: Junior Social Work Hometown: Lake Oswego, Oregon Celebrity Girl Crush: Sandra Bullock Favorite food: Sushi Movie I want to make a cameo in: Pitch

Congrats to Director of Philanthropy, Anneke Rood, on a great Heart Month!
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Sophomore Anneke Rood, our Director of Philanthropy, helped make this February’s Heart Month one of our best yet! Anneke was also privileged enough to be featured in the Alpha Phi Foundation’s webinar –here’s Anneke’s story, and be sure to check out her webinar below! During February, the Alpha Phi Foundation, our international philanthropic arm, asked me to be the keynote speaker in their Heart Month webinar. The goal of the webinar was to raise awareness during heart month and to reach out to the members

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