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Posted On: Friday, March 17, 2017 08:18 AM, by Ansley Howze
Ansley (center) and fellow Eta Phi/Belmont graduates.

The first time I heard the phrase "Theta for a lifetime" was during new member education. I was excited to hear that Theta would be a part of my life far past my college experience, but it wasn't until I graduated and joined my local alumnae chapter that I realized Theta was going to be an awesome experience for years and years to come. The spring semester is drawing to an end, and many seniors are coming to the end of their college Theta experience. Here are a few ideas for ensuring that "Theta for a lifetime" is as true for other young alumnae as it has been for me!


  • Join a Local Alumnae Chapter or Circle: Alumnae chapters and circles are a great way to stay connected with Thetas in a familiar town or a great way to meet new friends in a new city. There are more than 200 alumnae groups! Since graduation, I have belonged to several alumnae chapters that have kept me involved and helped me make new friends in a brand-new city. Find a list of all local alumnae chapters and circles.

  • Volunteer as a Chapter Advisor: Chapter advisors are integral to the success of each college chapter. By serving on an advisory board, alumnae interact and impact collegians in a special way. Advisory boards include advisors for community involvement, scholarship, Panhellenic, recruitment, and much more. Learn how to become a chapter advisor.

  • Join the Reading Women Book Club: Reading Women is an online book club connecting collegian and alumnae members. One book is chosen each month, and members can participate in online discussions about the readings. Find book selections for 2017.

  • Attend an Alumnae Service Trip: Theta has a service trip for alumnae participants. Thanks to the support of Theta Foundation, members travel to a location to serve the community Learn more about the Alumnae Service Trip.

  • Join Theta's LinkedIn Group: Theta has its own LinkedIn group to help members stay connected and network on the web. Request to join the group.

Whatever type of involvement suits you best, Theta offers many post-graduation opportunities. In fact, I've found some of my best Theta friends since graduation. I will always be thankful for connections wherever I go and great ways to stay involved. How will you participate in Theta for a lifetime? Share with us in the comments below!

Ansley Howze, Eta Phi/Belmont, is a first-year educational leadership consultant.