Conference

A very special thank you to Region IV for welcoming our Region V Neo, Elyana Ramirez, to their conference this past weekend at Alpha Lambda Chapter UNC Charlotte. This is a great example of a national sorority! Our love for this sisterhood is nationwide and binds us all!

 

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Great Plains Sisterhood Conference @ TCU!

athenaOn Saturday, February 8, 2014, the Alpha Zeta Chapter at TCU will be welcoming sisters from the different chapters in the state of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona for a Regional Sisterhood Conference.  We welcome all sisters!

If you are interested in membership in Chi Upsilon Sigma, would like to learn more or would like to meet some of the sisters, we invite you to mix and mingle after the conference at a sisters and interests social.  If you’re interested in participating, please email alpha.zeta@justbecus.org or connect with us through Facebook.  We are also hosting an informational session on Monday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the TCU Admissions building.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Celebrating 15 Years

Our Pi Chapter at the University of North Texas celebrated its 15 year anniversary this year.  Sisters traveled from various cities in Texas, such as San Antonio, Houston and Georgetown, as well as Arizona, Florida, California and New Jersey to celebrate with our founding sisters from the chapter.  The day included tailgating during the homecoming football game against the University of Texas in El Paso.  (By the way, UNT won 41-7) and concluded with dinner and sisterhood building activities, lip singing, strolling and everything else we could think of.  We are grateful of the sisters who traveled to Denton and to the members of our national board who also joined us!

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Honoring those who Served

We salute the courageous men and women who have contributed to our nation’s freedom by serving in the Armed Forces and to those who have risked and sacrificed their lives to protect us.  We especially honor the men and women who have given up their lives completely and who are no longer with us.  Our prayers and thoughts are with their families on this special day.  We express our greatest pride in the women who we call our sisters and have devoted themselves to this calling.  Thank you for your service and happy veterans day!

IMG_1005Left to right: Narcely Ruiz, sister of Alpha Zeta Chapter at Texas Christian University (U.S. Air Force, 2000-2006); Captain Angelica Saldaña Heiderick, sister of Phi Chapter at Texas A&M University (U.S. Air Force, 2007-present); Captain Leslie Herrera, sister of Mu Chapter at La Salle University (U.S. Army Veteran, 2005-present)

Long Live my Vagina!

“Lasting social and cultural change is spread by ordinary people doing extraordinary things.”  This is exactly what our unstoppable leaders, Emely Torres and Sandy Jacquez, did, by participating in The Vagina Monologues.  Created by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, this unique play addresses rape, incest, battery, genital mutilation, sexual slavery, abuse and women’s sexuality.  It educates and changes social attitudes towards violence against girls and women and calls for violence against them to end.  The play itself is a small part of VDAY, which is a grassroots movement that also includes films and large-scale stop-the-violence campaigns all over the world.

One in three women will be physically or sexually abused in their lifetime, inflicting physical and mental pain and devaluing their human dignity.  Think of the women in your midst… this could be you, your mother, your niece, your sister, your friend, your sorority sister… It’s time to stop the violence!  “Art has the power to transform thinking and inspire people to act.”  Emely and Sandy broke the silence by courageously speaking out against violence through The Vagina Monologues.

Congratulations Emely and Sandy for a job well done!