Marcia Thompson’s Theta story is one of opportunity. “I have had the opportunity to form lifelong friendships, as an undergraduate [at Gamma Upsilon/Miami], as a member of several alumnae chapters and again while serving as a Fraternity volunteer,” she says. “The connections that have come about from forming these relationships have broadened my life more than I would have ever imagined.”
Reynata Sheyner, Mu/Allegheny, says about her best friends that Theta “... brought us together when we were young women, but the bond has kept us together over time.”
Our new Share Your Theta Story web page features stories that tell how Theta has played a role throughout our members’ lives, and how Theta has helped each member become her best self. From collegian Haley Fust (Epsilon Theta/Stetson’s chief executive officer) to 57-year-member Maureen Guerrero Null, Phi/Pacific, Theta stories abound with anecdotes of support, sisterhood, and lifelong friendship.
So, why are we sharing stories? To celebrate who we are, where we came from, and where we hope to go as an organization. Through these stories, we celebrate the impact and history of Theta’s crusade to create equality for all women who aspire to advance and achieve more. With nearly 225,000 members, we have plenty of stories to share with one another and with those who will follow in our footsteps.
It’s easy to be part of Share Your Theta Story. Simply fill out this form and type or paste your Theta story. In honor of our 150-year history, please tell your story in approximately 150 words. Photo submissions are highly encouraged, along with video! We will add your story to our Share Your Theta Story web page and feature it on social media. (Note that all stories submitted will be considered for publication and edited by staff.)
Members who submit a story through October 18, 2020, will have the opportunity to win a beautiful piece of wall art from Magnolia, the home décor company of HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, and signed by Joanna herself! (Retail value $68.) On October 19, Bettie Locke Hamilton's birthday, we'll draw one name to receive the prize. Also, members will receive a promotional code 10 percent off purchase of our sesquicentennial coffee-table book.
Every Theta has a story. What’s yours? We can’t wait to read it!