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My name is Kasi Hildreth 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!

Kasi Hildreth
Alpha Phi President – Omega Chapter
alphaphi.president.omega@gmail.com


Alpha Phi is a sisterhood of outstanding women supporting one another in lifelong achievement.

At a time when society looked upon women only as daughters, wives, and mothers—and therefore not in need of higher education—our ten founders were pioneers of the coeducational system. Attending school with the handicap of implied, if not open, opposition, our founders sought support from each other. There was a need for a social center, a place of conference, a tie which should unite, a circle of friends who could sympathize with one another in their perplexities. They formed Alpha Phi in 1872 at Syracuse University. Today, Alpha Phi continues to provide a “tie which unites, a circle of friends” for women young and old all around the world. From hand to hand and heart to heart, we are all grateful and proud of the legacy left to us by our founders.
Alpha Phi International Fraternity is a membership organization dedicated to promoting sisterhood, cultivating leadership, encouraging intellectual curiosity and advocating service. Alpha Phi develops character for a lifetime. For more information, please visit the Alpha Phi International website.
Union hand in hand 

Symbols

The Fraternity Crest is the Alpha Phi coat-of-arms, adopted by Convention delegates in 1922. The shield is Bordeaux with a scroll and ivy leaf above it. Inscribed on the scroll is the public motto, “Union Hand in Hand”. A bar of silver crosses the shield from left to right; the upper half of the shield contains a Roman lamp in silver and the lower half, Ursa Major. The meaning of the symbols depicted on the crest is a significant part of the ritual witnessed at initiation. 
Alpha Phi’s original colors were blue and gold. In 1879, noting that a fraternity had colors too similar to hers, Alpha Phi adopted the more distinctive colors of silver and bordeaux.
The flowers of Alpha Phi are the fragrant lily of the valley and the blue and gold forget-me-not.
The symbol of Alpha Phi is the ivy leaf with the new member badge taking its form. 
The Fraternity constellation is Ursa Major, the Great Bear. 
The official badge of Alpha Phi is an unjeweled monogram of gold showing the symbol of Alpha superimposed upon the symbol of Phi. Inscribed in black on the symbol Phi are the letters a, o, e. The meaning of these letters is reserved for the initiation ceremony. You may also wear a jeweled version of the badge set with white stones. The badge may be worn as a pin, upon a bracelet or mounted as a ring.Alpha Phi was the first women’s organization to use Greek letters as an emblem.

Our Executive Officers

Kasi

President
Southlake, TX

Holland Bass

VP Membership Recruitment
LaGrange, GA

Paige Dillon

VP Risk Management
Dallas, TX

Nellie Kerr

VP Programming and Education
Lake Oswego, OR

Jordan Wiseman

VP Chapter Operations
The Woodlands, TX

Hillary Coughlin

VP Marketing
El Dorado Hills, CA

Colette Callan

VP Campus Affairs
San Antonio, TX

Laura Heinemann

Director of New Member Edu
Sugar Land, TX
 

Kelli Branham

Director of Philanthropy
Houston, TX

Taylor Savage

Director of Finance
Bedford, TX

Taylor Wiseman

Director of Administration
The Woodlands, TX

Alexandra Knowles

Panhellenic Delegate
Gwynedd Valley, PA
 

Our Home

house
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 and new siding. 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 send an e-mail to the House Corporation Board for any questions.

Recruitment

 Alpha Phi participates in formal recruitment each fall. This past August, we welcomed 76 new members to our chapter on bid day! Meet our 2014 recruitment team and learn more about recruitment at The University of Texas.

Vice President Recruitment
Hi!
I am Holland Bass, 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!

Holland Bass

Formal Recruitment 2014 Schedule:
August 18: Opening Convocation
August 19-20th: Open House
August 21-22nd: Philanthropy Round
August 23rd: Skit Night
August 24th: Preference Round
August 25th: BID DAY!!!

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

Recruitment Team

Morgan

Director of Formal Recruitment
Phoenix, AZ

Michal Krikorian

Director of Membership
Highland Park, TX

Allison Herrington

Director of Operations
Belton, TX

Maddie Vincent

Director of Target Membership
San Antonio, TX

Deena Amin

Day Chairman
Plano, TX

Lexi Smith

Director of Entertainment
Houston, TX
For more information, or to register for formal recruitment, please visit the University Panhellenic Council website.

Philanthropy

In 1956, Alpha Phi was one of the first women’s fraternities to establish a Foundation.  The Alpha Phi Foundation is dedicated to advancing leadership development, encouraging academic excellence, improving women’s heart health, supporting sisters in need and educating about the value of philanthropy. It is well known and respected internationally as a prominent philanthropic leader for the Greek community, with our chapters raising over a million dollars annually.

Each year the Foundation awards the Heart to Heart Cardiac Care grant to an organization focused on women’s cardiac research.  Individual Alpha Phi chapters develop a relationship with a local cardiac care project in their community, as well as to promote awareness of women’s heart disease during February’s Cardiac Care Month and Red Dress Pin Day which takes place on the first Friday of each February.
As an Alpha Phi you will have the opportunity to support the Alpha Phi Foundation along with Omega chapter by planning popular campus events – from the elegant Red Dress Gala to barbeques at the Alpha Phi house and organized sport events – that raise money for the Foundation and its causes.
Alpha Phis are also active in their communities, supporting a variety of local causes..  Alpha Phi also sponsors the Frances E. Willard Day of Service each year during the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month, where collegiate and alumnae chapters choose a service project related to women’s empowerment or a topic related to women’s issues.

Each fall, Alpha Phi hosts Red Dress Gala, benefitting the American Heart Association. The event includes a silent and live auction, catered dinner, a speaker on heart health and other exciting events! Each Alpha Phi wears red to shop support of Cardiac Care. 
Heart of Texas BBQ is a barbeque buffet that members of the Omega Chapter host at the Alpha Phi house  once each year during the Spring semester. We join forces with the Texas Cowboys to raise money for the American Heart Association and the Arc of the Capital City. This year we had entertainment from Hunter Hutchinson, a petting zoo, cotton candy machine and great barbecue! 
Hits for Hearts is an softball tournament we host to raise money for our philanthropy! Fraternities/spirit groups at the University of Texas are invited to participate. Alpha Phi ladies are paired with a fraternity/spirit group team and try to lead their team to victory! It’s a great event that every girl looks forward to in fall semester!
Congratulations to our 2013 winners, the Texas Iron Spikes!

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, Chet Achterberg. Austin Area Alumnae can also find more information by joining the Austin Alumnae Group here Alumnae    

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