Theta Omicron Chapter Thanks Campus Professionals with Celebration

Theta Omicron
MEMPHIS, TN - Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity is pleased to highlight Theta Omicron Chapter (Indiana State) as the July 2019 Chapter Spotlight. Secretary Austin Nettrouer ’18 shares the success of the chapter’s recent event celebrating student affairs professionals.

Theta Omicron Chapter hosted a Sycamore Celebration of the Division of Student Affairs event to thank the student affairs professionals and campus student leaders who assisted the chapter in its colonization and chartering 40 years ago.

Held at the chapter’s residences and education center, the event was a joint effort by the undergraduate chapter, alumni advisory board, house corporation, and the local alumni association.

Founded in 1979, the chapter came to campus when expansion was usually resisted by universities and Interfraternity Councils. Indiana State’s then-Greek Advisor Shelley Sutherland viewed expansion as a way of reaching out to students who may not otherwise have considered Greek life, provided that the new chapter commit to a developmental mission, strict adherence to behavioral and academic expectations, and an ethic of respect and inclusion for all. In addition to Sutherland, former graduate assistant Gayle Beyers Webb, an alumna of Tri Delta Sorority, was also formative to the chapter’s beginnings on campus.

In addition to campus tours and presentations about student affairs at the university today, the event included a reunion luncheon. Student affairs staff and campus leaders from the chapter’s beginnings 40 years ago joined current staff and alumni of Theta Omicron Chapter who now work in student affairs themselves. More than 60 guests attended the luncheon to reminisce on Theta Omicron history and hear a report about the chapter’s current successes. It was evident to all in attendance that the values espoused then remain today.

Theta Omicron Chapter was thrilled to express their thanks to those student affairs professionals who have been impactful in chapter history.

Is your chapter doing great work on campus or in the community? Email us at media@pikes.org for your chance to be recognized.

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