The Alpha Chapter of

Alpha Theta Gamma Multicultural Sorority, Inc.

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Diversity

Currently, Alpha Theta Gamma Multicultural Sorority has over 40 sisters representing cultures from all over the world. Our sisters are Guyanese, Filipino, African-American, Nicaraguan, Italian, Polish, Indian, Native American, Native African, Puerto Rican, Haitian, Colombian, Bolivian, German, Dominican, Korean, Caribbean, Venezuelan, Chinese, Salvadoran and Lebanese, among many others. Many also identify as Jewish, Catholic and Christian.


Alpha Theta Gamma has worked diligently towards promoting racial understanding among the student body by hosting events tackling racial divide. Every year, we hold “Race Through My Eyes,” a dialogue series that discusses different racial problems that may occur on campus or beyond, between different sexes, Greek organizations, age groups, socioeconomic classes, etc. For the past two years, we have also held interracial speed dating events, and will continue to do so. During the Fall 2009 semester, alongside Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., we held a diversity dinner, where racial stereotypes were discussed through example, and attendees could partake in various cultural foods. To increase our own understanding of races, our sisters have attended synagogues, cultural showcases, and have mixed with other organizations to participate in their culture.

Academics
Just as Alpha Theta Gamma Multicultural Sorority, Incorporated is an organization devoted to the betterment of the immediate community, we are devoted to academics. We provide academic support for our sisters, and over the years have maintained a high level of academic achievement. Our sisters are recognized in Eta Sigma Gamma Public Health Honorary and Psi Chi Psychology Honorary. They also represent a wide range of academic disciplines including, but not limited to, Public and Community Health, Sociology, English, Business, Engineering, Architecture, Studio Art, Accounting, Biological Sciences, Communication, Government and Politics, and Psychology. The chapter-wide grade point average for the Fall 2012 semester was 3.25, with new members from the Xi Line having a cumulative grade point average of 3.38.
Leadership
Many of our sisters are active outside of our sisterhood, including in the United Greek Council, University Health Center, Black Student Union, Caribbean Student Association, Echelon Fashion Society and La Familia. We also have sisters who have started their own non-profit organizations, are recognized by the Kalegethos Society, and members of Order of Omega (which recognizes the top 3% of leaders in the Greek community). Our sisters are integral parts of their community, serving schools and government agencies across the metropolitan area. In 2011, Alpha Theta Gamma Multicultural Sorority, Incorporated received numerous awards from the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life, including: Outstanding Individual Member Involvement and the President's Cup.
Philanthropy
Each sister in our sorority has particular philanthropic interests. As a sisterhood, Alpha Theta Gamma strives to serve where we aremost needed. Instead of adopting a single cause, Alpha Theta Gamma Multicultural Sorority, Incorporated works toward "the betterment of the immediate community."

A Few of Our Past Events Include:
  • Snack Pack Attack, March of Dimes and the Light the Night Walk
  • Card Making for hospitalized children in the DC Metro  and Boston areas.
  • Tutoring elementary, middle and high school students in Sisters' local areas in subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Math and English
  • Assisting ESOL students at Northwestern High School - assisting with reading and writing.
  • Read Across America
  • America Counts Day
  • Homeless Walks in DC
  • Cleaning up Lake Artemisia (Part of Terp Service Weekend)
  • Martha's Table