Gabriella Pishotti '16

Major: English and Writing
Hometown:Warren, OH

Everyone I’ve met here has been so genuine, and always seems eager to learn and help others to learn. Students really help each other to achieve here, and I love knowing I have such a huge support system.

Sorority Life

Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Eta Chapter

Alpha Chi Omega is a sorority founded upon the values of character, leadership, academics, personal development and financial responsibility. In 1885 at DePauw University, Professor James Hamilton Howe, dean of the School of Music, invited seven young women from the school to attend a meeting for the purpose of forming a society, and Alpha Chi Omega was born. The founders chose “Alpha” the first letter of the Greek alphabet because they were forming the first fraternity in the school of music. They also thought they may be founding the last of such organizations, therefore “Omega”, the last letter of the Greek alphabet was also selected. “Chi” meaning “and” brings the name to mean “the first and the last”.

Alpha Chi Omega strives to enrich the lives of its members through lifetime opportunities for friendships, leadership, learning and service. You’ll find the women of our Alpha Eta Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega working together to honor their chosen philanthropy, addressing issues of Domestic Violence, and supporting the Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter.  From socials to volunteering, formals to philanthropic events, and their continual commitment to the Panhellenic Community, Alpha Chi Omega’s sisterhood continues to grow stronger.

Alpha Chi Omega strives to enrich the lives of its members through lifetime opportunities for friendships, leadership, learning and service. You’ll find the women of our Alpha Eta Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega working together to honor their chosen philanthropy, addressing issues of Domestic Violence, and supporting the Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter. From socials to volunteering, formals to philanthropic events, and their continual commitment to the Panhellenic Community, Alpha Chi Omega’s sisterhood continues to grow stronger.

Fast Facts about Alpha Chi Omega

Nicknames

Alpha Chi, A-Chi-O

GPA requirement for membership

3.0 High School; 2.6 College

Chapter GPA, fall 2012: 

3.38

Colors

Scarlet & Olive Green

Flower

Scarlet Carnation

Symbol

The Lyre

Mount Union Chapter Name

Alpha Eta

Mount Union Chapter Founding

1920

Open Motto

“Together Let Us Seek the Heights”

Philanthropy

Domestic Violence Awareness Efforts

Alliance-area Domestic Violence Shelter

National Founding Date

1885 at DePauw University

Alpha Delta Pi, Gamma Theta Chapter

On May 15, 1851, a group of six young women at Wesleyan Female College, desiring to enhance themselves mentally, morally and socially, organized the first secret society for college woman and the Adelphean Society was born. In 1913, the Greek letters Alpha, Delta, and Pi became the name of the organization. A diamond of black enamel displaying clasped hands, two stars and these Greek letters are displayed on the Alpha Delta Pi’s membership pin. The four points of the diamond signify the four principles of the chapter – strengthening of her own character and personality; watching her own attitude toward her fellow human being; recognizing the value of high educational standards; and developing faith and loyalty.

The sisters of the Gamma Theta chapter of Alpha Delta Pi here at Mount Union show their support in the community through their participation in their selected philanthropy, the Ronald McDonald House. These women are highly active on campus in a variety of student organizations and involvement opportunities, including Alpha Phi Omega, Kappa Delta Pi, American Marketing Association, Preview and Orientation Staff, Phi Alpha Delta, Cheerleading, Dance Team, Panhellenic Council, Order of Omega, and chairing the Up ‘Til Dawn program for 2010! Gamma Theta Chapter has the distinction of being in the elite group of national Alpha Delta Pi Chapters as they are recognized as a “Golden Lion” organization by their headquarters.

Alpha, Delta, and Pi: what do they mean? They mean something new. They mean life-changing and life-long experiences and a never-ending feeling of love, friendship, and sisterhood that will continue to grow forever.

Fast Facts about Alpha Delta Pi

Nicknames

A – Dee – Pi

GPA requirement for membership

3.0 high school GPA; 2.6 college GPA

Chapter GPA, fall 2012: 

3.32

Colors

Azure Blue & White

Flower

Woodland Violet

Symbol

Diamond

Mount Union Chapter Name

Gamma Theta

Mount Union Chapter Founding

1947

Open Motto

“We Live for Each Other”

Philanthropy

The Ronald McDonald House

National Founding Date

1851 at Wesleyan Female College 

Alpha Xi Delta, Gamma Chapter

In 1893, 10 young women at Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois shared a vision and a dream of a national organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. Their dream became Alpha Xi (pronounced “Zee”) Delta, one of the oldest fraternities for women in the country.

The timeless ideals envisioned by the founders of Alpha Xi Delta remain constant throughout the years, inspiring pride in each of her members and pursue individual excellence. Now a national fraternity with more than 144,000 initiated members, Alpha Xi Delta is a progressive organization with collegiate chapters and alumnae associations throughout the greater United States. The mission of Alpha Xi Delta is simple – to enrich the life of every member by nurturing unity and cooperation; fostering intellectual, professional and personal growth; exemplifying the highest ethical conduct; instilling community responsibility; and perpetuating fraternal growth.

Mount Union’s Gamma Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta has the distinction of being the third oldest chapter – the Gamma Chapter, founded in 1902, has enjoyed well over 100 years as part of the College’s history and traditions. The women of Alpha Xi Delta participate in efforts celebrating their national philanthropy, Choose Children, through events which celebrate and help children in the Alliance community. Gamma chapter members are active on campus in such organizations and activities as cheerleading, marching and concert bands, Kappa Delta Pi, Mount Union Concert, Panhellenic Council, Up ‘Til Dawn, and the Raider Programming Board.


Fast Facts about Alpha Xi Delta  

Nicknames

A – Zee – Dee; Alpha Zee

GPA requirement for membership

3.0 high school GPA; 2.6 college GPA

Chapter GPA, fall 2012: 

3.31

Colors

Light Blue, Dark Blue & Gold

Flower

Pink Killarney Rose

Symbol

The Quill

Mount Union Chapter Name

Gamma

Mount Union Chapter Founding

1902

Open Motto

“Realize Your Potential”

Philanthropy

Autism Speaks

National Founding Date

1893 at Lombard College

Delta Sigma Tau, Alpha Chapter

Delta Sigma Tau has the distinction of being the “local” sorority on campus. They made their appearance as this organization, our “alpha chapter” on January 21, 1990.

While they have no ties to a national headquarter office, the women of Delta Sigma Tau are still very active in the Panhellenic community. You’ll find them supporting their philanthropy the Alliance Neighborhood Center through a variety of activities throughout the year, including their largest scale philanthropy event, the annual Kickball tournament. The women of Delta Sigma Tau are active in a variety of campus clubs and activities from Residence Life Staff to FYE Advocate; Order of Omega to Psi Chi; and of course, Panhellenic Council! Please be sure to visit the ladies at 107 Simpson to find out more about what makes them a unique group in which to be part.

Fast Facts about Delta Sigma Tau  

Nicknames

DST

GPA requirement for membership

3.0 high school GPA; 2.7 college GPA

Chapter GPA, fall 2012: 

3.31

Colors

Emerald Green, Black and Pearl White

Flower

Forget me Nots

Symbol

The Swan

Mount Union Chapter Name

Alpha

Mount Union Chapter Founding

1990

Open Motto

“Apart We are Many; Together We are One”

Philanthropy

Alliance Neighborhood Center

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