Chapter Sister Creates an Outlet for Veterans in College


Contact: Chanel Carela, Director of External Affairs




Chi Upsilon Sigma Sister

Creates an Outlet for Veterans in College

Arlington, TX (10/19/11) – In recent years at University of Texas – Arlington the number of veterans enrolling in college has increased dramatically since the spring of 2009. Currently there are over 1,100 veterans who are registered for courses for fall 2011 compared to the 525 who were enrolled just last year.

In order to aid the high volume of veterans a the University of Texas – Arlington, Chi Upsilon Sigma sister, Roxanna Latifi, Student Development Specialist, created a series of workshops that solely caters to the needs of Veterans. This sequence of programs covers a wide variety of topics to assist veterans as they make their transition from the battlefield to the classroom. These workshops include:

  • Time Management for Student Veterans
  • Understanding Your Learning Style
  • Improving Your Reading and Note (Oct. 19, 2011)
  • Managing Test Anxiety (Nov. 2, 2011)
  • Money Management (Nov. 16, 2011)
  • Building Healthy Lifestyles (Nov. 30, 2011)

All of the workshops are free and involve no advanced registration. Contact Roxanna Latifi at 817-272-6107, or visit this link for more information.

Roxanna Latifi has been a sister of Chi Upsilon Sigma since spring 2004 and has been extremely active within the organization ever since. As an undergraduate she has held numerous positions at the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Chi Upsilon Sigma at Texas Christian University. Some of these positions include Alpha Zeta Chapter President, Secretary and Multicultural Greek Council Representative. After Roxana graduated she continued to be involved as a sister and held positions such as Alumna Advisor and Region 5 Expansion Officer.

Professionally Roxanna currently serves as the University of Texas Arlington’s Student Development Specialist.  She specializes in facilitating and creating programming and marketing materials for student veterans, transfer students and first generation students. In addition she also creates and facilitates the Greek Academic Success Program.


About CUS - Alpha Zeta Chapter

Picture In the Spring of 2002 a group of women realized their common want and need for an organization that was something greater than what already existed at Texas Christian University; thus leading to the beginning of a concept that would turn out to have extraordinary outcomes. After many weeks of researching different sororities they came upon Corazones Unidos Siempre Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Incorporated and upon this discovery the searching ended. The women wanted an organization that embodied sisterhood, education, and community service. This and much more was exemplified by Chi Upsilon Sigma. The two devoted women, Eugenia Redondo and Lisa Marie Cano, established the Alpha Zeta Colony at TCU on Sunday, April 13, 2003. Alpha Zeta Colony received Chapter recognition on April 11, 2005. The women of Alpha Zeta dedicate their efforts to promote the sorority’s motto, “Wisdom through Education” as well as educate the public on social, political, cultural, and educational issues. As Alpha Zeta continues to grow with women who are not content to accept an ordinary life, who are willing to make a difference and who are not afraid to voice their opinion, the Light of CUS will never grow dim.
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