Theta Psi, Ashland University

About Theta Psi Chapter

Theta Psi was founded on November 20, 1965, at Ashland University in Ashland, OH. We've been around 54 years and are going strong!

Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 5. We currently have a total of 61 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.32! For the academic year, Fall 2018 through Spring 2019 our chapter has donated 868.8 service hours and $6149.15! We give graciously to all those around us in hope that we may walk in the light of the flame.

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What do you think of when you hear the word philanthropy? Sisterhood? To me, I truly believe that the Delta Zeta, Theta Psi chapter shows both of these in an empowering way that not only sets our women as leaders but also as strong, determined sisters. DZ brings each and every one of us happiness and strength in different types of ways. We all have our differences, but our values bring us together as a chapter.
Our philanthropy is the most important part of our chapter. Just this year, our school started an American Sign Language (ASL) club and our chapter was so excited about it! Many of our girls go to the meetings and it’s so heartwarming to see that sisters take some time to focus on learning how to become closer to our philanthropy. Our amazing President, Alex Raphael, is half deaf in both of her ears, but she doesn’t let that define who she is. She is the most caring, kind-hearted person I and a lot of others know. Having her in Delta Zeta really opens everyone's eyes to see how blessed they are to be able to go throughout their day and be able to hear things like their mom’s voice, or their favorite song, or even the birds chirping in the morning. Alex’s story is one of many that inspires us to encourage others about how much hearing and speech impairments affect people worldwide on a daily basis.
Our sisterhood bond is always and forever. Recently we had our paddle reveal/sisterhood retreat and I think this time was much different than the past ones over the years. This time, we sat in a circle and each person wrote a little note that said what you liked or think the chapter could improve on, then that note was put into a balloon. After that, every girl got a different balloon and one by one, we popped them and read what was written on the note inside. Many were positive and said things like, “I have the most supportive sisters,” and “I’m forever grateful for DZ” however, there were some that weren’t like that. I think this really opened our eyes as a chapter. I think that everyone thinks sororities are all glitter and everyone gets along all the time. Yes, I believe that 95% of the time it’s true but realistically we are a group of 61 young women. Not everyone is going to get along and not everyone is going to love each other 24/7. Yes there will be fights and arguments and things said that shouldn’t be said, but isn’t that what a true sisterhood is?
At the end of the day, we are sisters and we are all in this together and nothing can break that bond that Delta Zeta has given to us. That’s why I think so many of us were shocked when the things that we can improve on came up as much as they did. We’re people, we make mistakes, but as sisters, we fix them, together. Delta Zeta has given each and every single one of us a support system that will help us strive to be the best individual that we can be and without that sisterhood not all of us would be the best that we possibly could be. This sisterhood is not just for our four years in college, it is for life and that it such a blessing that each one of us have.

Theta Psi Chapter wins Outstanding Chapter of the Year at Ashland University

At the 2017 Ashland University Greek Honors Awards Reception, the Theta Psi Chapter received the following awards: The Connie Hoffman Outstanding Sorority Scholarship Program, Sandra Gates Outstanding Community Service Project, Outstanding Philanthropic Project, Outstanding Risk Management, Emerging Leader Award: Liz Bucci, Outstanding New Member Development Program and 2017 Outstanding Chapter of the Year.

"The members of the Theta Psi Chapter built programs and worked together to bring the chapter to its fullest potential," said Alexandra Groh, LAMP Editor.

Theta Psi Chapter (Ashland University) participates in Project Linus to help hospitalized children

The Theta Psi Chapter's Vice President of Philanthropy, Liz Bucci, organized a two-day sale of candy grams for Valentines Day, which raised funds donated to the Delta Zeta Foundation.

"Many of our members participated in Project Linus," said Alexandra Groh, LAMP Editor, "making blankets for kids in the hospital, and all of our sisters had a great time bonding and making the blankets."



Theta Psi Chapter (Ashland University) raises more than $9,700 for speech and hearing

The Theta Psi Chapter at Ashland University hosted its fifth annual Killarney Rose Ball, a silent auction to raise money for the Starkey Hearing Foundation. The event was very successful, raising more than $9,755 for speech and hearing.

Theta Psi Alumnae from Ashland University reunite
October 29, 2015

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On Labor Day weekend of 2015, Delta Zetas and Ashland University graduates from the 1970s gathered for a reunion.
"About 75 alumnae participated," said Karen Terhune Duncan, who chaired the event. They arrived from as far away as California, Oregon, Texas, Florida and Massachusetts and were students at Ashland from 1968 to 1979.

A group of eight alumnae from the class of 1974 have vacationed together every year since graduation. Another group of 10 have met around the country for decades.

While some did not know each other while they were at Ashland, because the reunion spanned all the classes of the 1970s, they all knew of each other through "family trees" or because someone held an office and another followed her lead. Hundreds found each other on an Ashland alumnae Facebook page. "Even for those who could not come, many have reconnected with a roommate or a big sister. It's been astonishing to see the friendships reunited through social media; something we could never have imagined when we were in college," Karen added.
The reunion included time with the collegiate members of the Theta Psi Chapter, "a remarkable group of young women<" Karen said. On Saturday evening, they held a Pink & Green Gala, raising more than $3,000 for a scholarship for collegiate members of the chapter.
"We felt privileged to have had the opportunity to attend such a college and to be part of the Delta Zeta sisterhood," Karen said. "And we are thrilled to be able to come back, together, to celebrate our remarkable friendships."