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  • Pi Beta Phi ~ Sorority Spotlight

     

    Pi Beta Phi ~ ΠΒΦ

     

    Mascot: Angel
    Symbol: Arrow
    Colors: Wine and Silver Blue
    Flower: Wine Carnation

     

     

    On April 28, 1867 the women's fraternity of Pi Beta Phi was founded at Monmouth college in Monmouth, Illinois. It was found by 12 very innovative and intelligent women; Clara Brownlee Hutchinson, Libbie Brook Gaddis, Emma Brownlee Kilgore, Margaret Campbell, Rosa Moore, Ada Bruen Grier, Nancy Black Wallace, Jennie Horne Turnbull, Jennie Nicol, Inez Smith Soule, Fannie Thomson,and Fannie Whitenack Libbey. They were admired the benefits that collegiate men belonging to secret societies enjoyed and wanted the same for them and for other women as well, so they decided to form Pi Beta Phi. During this time in history, there were very few universities that even allowed women on campus, so the women who blazed the trail for all who were to come after, needed the support and sisterhood that a women's fraternity would provide both on and off campus.

     

     

     

     

    The core values of this women's fraternity, according to the official Pi Beta Phi website are:

     

    Core Values

    • Integrity
    • Lifelong Commitment
    • Honor and Respect
    • Personal and Intellectual Growth
    • Philanthropic Service to Others
    • Sincere Friendship

     

    Philanthropy is a HUGE part of Pi Beta Phi life and always has been. They were the first to support a Canadian philanthropy and they have partnered with a number of literacy organizations to donate their time, money and resources to help support this important cause. According to the Pi Beta Phi website, their involvement in literacy "...dates back 100 years  to the founding of a Settlement School in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Pi Phi was solely responsible for all education in Gatlinburg until the 1940s and continued to provide educational and financial assistance until 1967."Once the community of Gatlinburg took over the operations of the settlement school Pi Beta Phi moved onto focusing their efforts on other literacy programs. Their foundation helps their organization to grow, assists other Pi Beta Phi sisters and provides scholarships.

     

  • Gamma Phi Beta ~ Sorority Spotlight

     

     

    Gamma Phi Beta ~ ΓΦΒ

    Open Motto: "Founded Upon a Rock."
    Mascot: White Seal
    Symbol: Crescent
    Colors: Brown and Mode
    Flower: Pink Carnation

     

     

    Gamma Phi Beta was founded at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY -- November 11, 1874. During a time when it was looked down upon - or thought unnecessary - for women to receive a higher education, four women banded together to provide support for each other and others like them by forming a sorority. Gamma Phi Beta's four founding members were Helen M. Dodge, Francis E. Haven, E. Adeline Curtis and Mary A. Bingham.

     

    Dr. Erastus Haven - chancellor of Syracuse University at the time - enrolled his daughter into the school and maintained that women should have the opportunity to receive a higher education. Francis Haven was approached by the Alpha Phi Women's Fraternity (the only such organization at Syracuse at the time) but instead Haven decided to ask three friends if they would be interested in starting their own women's organization. They were delighted for the opportunity and with the help of Francis' father Dr. Haven, their brothers, two members from existing fraternities and college faculty they were able to form Gamma Phi Beta.

     

     

     

     

     

    Gamma Phi Beta is part of the Syracuse Triad, which refers top the three sororities - or women's fraternities - founded at Syracuse University; Alpha Phi founded in 1972, Gamma Phi Beta founded in 1874 and Alpha Gamma Delta founded in 1907. All three of these sororities maintain a close bond.

     

    There are currently 173 active chapters and 175+ alumnae chapters and 180,000 initiated members. The main goal of Gamma Phi Beta's philanthropic mission is to raise funds to support local camps. They have also partnered with Camp Fire USA and Girl Guides of Canada. According to the official Gamma Phi Beta website camping is very important to its members because:

     

    "We strongly believe the experiences gained at camp play the same vital role in the lives of young girls today as they have in the past. Studies have shown a camping vacation benefits girls in ways that are remembered for a lifetime, and for that reason, it's a cause we resolutely support."

     

  • Last Minute Gift Ideas ~ Sorority Jewelry

    Sorority gift ideas...

     

    If you have a sorority girl on your Christmas list we have got some fantastic Christmas gift ideas for you. As you probably know, young women who belong to a sorority are fiercely loyal and dedicated to their organization. They are also very proud to wear their Greek letters and the mascots that represent their sorority. At Charming Chick we carry a large selection of  licensed Greek jewelry as well as many of the mascots that are used.

     

    Don't know what the letters or the mascot is for a particular sorority? No problem. We have complied a list for you and all you have to do is click on the name of the sorority you are looking for or the highlighted mascot for that sorority and you will be directed to the corresponding merchandise. This should give you some great gift ideas. We have also included a few other facts about each Greek organization so when you present the Christmas gift you can also dazzle her with your knowledge about her sorority. Just the fact that you care enough to take an interest in something that is so special and meaningful to her, will be a huge gift.

     

    • Alpha Chi Omega ~ ΑΧΩ

       

      Open Motto: “Together let us seek the heights.”
      Mascot: Butterfly
      Symbol:  Grecian Lyre
      Colors: Scarlet and Olive Green
      Flower: Red Carnation

       

      Alpha Delta Pi ~ ΑΔΠ

       

      Open Motto: “We Live For Each Other”
      Mascot: The Lion (nicknamed Alphie)
      Jewel: The Diamond
      Colors: Azure Blue and White
      Flower: Woodland Violet

       

       

       Alpha Gamma Delta ~ ΑΓΔ

       

      Open Motto: “Inspire the woman. Impact the world.”
      Mascot: Squirrel
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Red, buff and green
      Flower: Red and buff rose

       

       

       

       

      Alpha Epsilon Phi ~ AEΦ

       

      Open Motto: “Many hearts. One Purpose.”
      Mascot: Giraffe
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Green and White
      Flower: Lily of the Valley

       

       

       

      Alpha Kappa Alpha ~ ΑΚΑ

       

      Open Motto: “By Culture and By Merit.”
      Mascot: None
      Symbol: Ivy Leaf
      Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
      Flower: Tea Rose

       

       

       

       

      Alpha Omicron Pi ~ AOΠ

       

      Open Motto: “One motto, One Badge, One Bond and Singleness of Heart.”
      Mascot: Panda
      Jewel: Ruby
      Colors: Cardinal
      Flower: Jacqueminot Rose

       

       

       

      Alpha Phi ~ ΑΦ

       

      Open Motto: “Union hand in hand.”
      Mascot: Phi Bear
      Symbol: Ivy Leaf
      Colors: Bordeaux and Silver
      Flower: Lily of the Valley and Forget Me Not

       

       

       

      Alpha Phi Omega ~ ΑΦΩ

       

      Open Motto: “Be a Leader. Be a Friend. Be of Service.”
      Mascot: Golden Eagle
      Symbol: Sturdy Oak
      Jewel: Diamond
      Colors: Royal Blue and Old Glory Gold
      Flower: Forget-me-not

       

       

       

      Alpha Sigma Alpha ~ AΣA

       

      Open Motto: “Aspire, Seek Attain.”
      Mascot: Dot the Lady Bug
      Symbol: Phoenix
      Jewel: Pearl, Ruby
      Colors: Crimson, Pearl White, Palm Green and Gold
      Flower: Narcissus and Aster

       

       

       

      Alpha Sigma Tau ~AΣΤ

       

      Open Motto: “Active, Self-reliant, Trustworthy.”
      Mascot: They encourage each local chapter to choose their own mascot.
      Symbol: Anchor
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Emerald Green and Gold
      Flower: Yellow Rose

       

       

       

      Alpha XI Delta ~ AΞΔ

       

      Open Motto: “The quill  is mightier than the sword.”
      Mascot: Betxi Bear
      Symbol: Quill
      Colors: Double Blue and Gold
      Flower: Pink Killarney Rose

       

       

       

      Chi Omega ~ ΧΩ

       

      Open Motto: "Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals."
      Mascot: Owl
      Jewel: Diamond, Pearl
      Colors: Cardinal and straw
      Flower: White Carnation

       

       

       

      Delta Delta Delta ~ ΔΔΔ

       

      Open Motto: "Let us steadfastly love one another."
      Mascot: Dolphin
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Silver, Gold, Cerulean Blue
      Flower: Pansy

       

       

       

      Delta Gamma ~ ΔΓ

       

      Open Motto: "Do Good."
      Mascot: Hannah Doll
      Symbol: Anchor
      Colors: Bronze, Pink and Blue
      Flower: The Delta Gamma Cream Colored Rose

       

       

       

      Delta Zeta ~ ΔΖ

       

      Open Motto: N/A
      Mascot: Turtle
      Jewel: Diamond
      Colors: Rose Pink and Nile Green
      Flower: Pink Killarney Rose
      Badge: Roman Lamp

       

       

       

      Delta Phi Epsilon ~ ΔΦΕ

       

      Open Motto: "To be rather than to seem to be."
      Mascot: Unicorn
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold
      Flower: The lovely purple iris

       

       

       

       

      Delta Phi Lambda ~ ΔΦΛ 

       

      Open Motto: "Let Our Light Shine Forth."
      Mascot: Butterfly
      Jewel: Jade
      Colors: Navy blue and silver
      Flower: Blue Rose

       

       

       

      Gamma Phi Beta ~ ΓΦΒ

       

      Open Motto: "Founded Upon a Rock."
      Mascot: White Seal
      Symbol: Crescent
      Colors: Brown and Mode
      Flower: Pink Carnation

       

       

       

      Kappa Alpha Theta ~ ΚΑΘ

       

      Open Motto: "Faith, Hope, Love."
      Mascot: Kite
      Symbol: Key
      Colors: Black and Gold
      Flower: Black and Gold Pansy

       

       

       

      Kappa Delta ~ ΚΔ

       

      Open Motto: "Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest
      Mascot: Teddy Bear
      Symbol: Nautilus Shell, Katydid, Dagger|
      Jewel: Diamond, Emerald, Pearl 
      Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White
      Flower: White Rose

       

       

       

      Kappa Kappa Gamma ~ ΚΚΓ

       

      Open Motto: N/A
      Mascot: Owl
      Symbol: Fleur-de-Lis, Key
      Jewel: Sapphire
      Colors: Dark Blue and Light Blue
      Flower: Fleur-de-Lis

       

       

       

      Kappa Phi Lambda  ~ ΚΦΛ

       

      Open Motto: "Sisterhood, Service and Social Diversity."
      Mascot: Phoenix
      Jewel: Diamond
      Colors: Scarlet Red, White, Heather Grey
      Flower: Orchid

       

       

       

      Phi Mu ~ ΦΜ

       

      Open Motto: "The Faith Sisters."
      Mascot: The Lion "Sir Fidel"
      Symbol: Quatrefoil
      Colors: Rose and White
      Flower: Rose Colored Carnation

       

       

       

       

      Phi Sigma Sigma ~ ΦΣΣ

       

      Open Motto: "Aim High"
      Mascot: Sphinx
      Jewel: Sapphire
      Colors: King Blue and Gold
      Flower: American Beauty Rose

       

       

       

       

      Pi Beta Phi ~ ΠΒΦ

       

      Mascot: Angel
      Symbol: Arrow
      Colors: Wine and Silver Blue
      Flower: Wine Carnation

       

       

       

      Sigma Delta Tau ~ ΣΔΤ

       

      Open Motto: "One hope of many people."
      Mascot: Teddy Bear
      Jewel: Lapis Lazuli
      Colors: CafèAu Lait and Blue
      Flower: Golden Tea Rose

       

       

       

      Sigma Kappa ~ ΣΚ

       

      Open Motto: One Heart, One Way."
      Mascot: Dove, Heart
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Maroon and Lavender
      Flower: Wild Purple Violet 

       

       

       

      Sigma Sigma Sigma ~ ΣΣΣ

       

      Open Motto: "Faithful unto death."
      Mascot: Sailboat
      Jewel: Pearl
      Colors: Royal Purple and White
      Flower: Purple Violet

       

       

       

      Theta Phi Alpha ~ ΘΦΑ

       

      Open Motto: "Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring."
      Mascot: Penguin
      Symbol: Compass
      Jewel: Sapphire, Pearl
      Colors: Blue, Gold, Silver
      Flower: White Rose

       

       

       

      Zeta Tau Alpha ~ ΖΤΑ

       

      Open Motto: "Seek the noblest."
      Mascot: Crown, strawberry
      Colors: Turquoise, Steel Grey
      Flower: White Violet



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  • Sorority Spotlight ~ Alpha Phi

    Alpha Phi ~ ΑΦ

     

    Open Motto: “Union hand in hand.”
    Mascot: Phi Bear
    Symbol: Ivy Leaf
    Colors: Bordeaux and Silver
    Flower: Lily of the Valley and Forget Me Not

     

     

     

     

      

    Alpha Phi is a women's fraternity that was founded at Syracuse University on September 18, 1872.  Alpha Phi was the third Greek-letter organization for women and was founded by Clara Bradley Wheeler Baker Brudette, Hattie Florence Chidester Lukens, Martha Emily Foote Crow, Ida Arabella Gilbert DeLamanter Houghton, Jane Sara Higham, Kate Elizabeth Hogoboom Gilbert, Elizabeth Grace Hubbell Shults, Rena A. Michaels Atchison, Louise Viola Shepard Hancock and Clara Sittser Williams.  These ten founders were pioneers when it came to higher education for women.

    During this time in history it didn't seem necessary for women to attend colleges and universities but these women - and others like them - felt very differently. It wasn't an easy time and having the friendships and support of other women who were facing the same struggles made all the difference.

    According to the Alpha Phi website their purpose is as follows:

    The objectives of our Fraternity are the promotion of growth in character;
    unity of feeling, sisterly affection, and social communion among our members.

     

    In all that we do, we try to obey God's principles of justice and right. We have
    banded ourselves together to improve our minds and hearts, and we seek to aid
    each other through a constant watchcare always given in love.

     

    We believe ourselves to be sincere searchers for truth.

     

    We seek the highest ideal of womanhood, and we try to gain this
    ideal by cultivating not only the power and passion for seeking
    intellectual development but, also, the spirit of love and charity.

    And we who are thus united are under a solemn pledge to lend
    a helping hand to one another.

     ~ Constitution of Alpha Phi International Fraternity, Incorporated, Article II

     

    Alpha Phi are innovative thinkers and they are committed to empowering women. Through the Alpha Phi Foundation they officially adopted Cardiac Care and raise funds to support programs that focus on studying the symptoms of women's heart disease, its treatment and prevention.

     

  • Sorority Symbols, Mascots and More

     

    At Charming Chick we carry a large variety of sorority jewelry. If you are looking for the perfect gift to congratulate a young woman who has just become - or is - a sorority member, we have beautiful jewelry that proudly displays their greek letters as well as the mascots they adore.

    Alpha Chi Omega ~ ΑΧΩ

      

    Open Motto: “Together let us seek the heights.”
    Mascot: Butterfly
    Symbol:  Grecian Lyre
    Colors: Scarlet and Olive Green
    Flower: Red Carnation

     

    Alpha Delta Pi ~ ΑΔΠ

      

    Open Motto: “We Live For Each Other”
    Mascot: The Lion (nicknamed Alphie)
    Jewel: The Diamond
    Colors: Azure Blue and White
    Flower: Woodland Violet

     

     

     Alpha Gamma Delta ~ ΑΓΔ

     

    Open Motto: “Inspire the woman. Impact the world.”
    Mascot: Squirrel
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Red, buff and green
    Flower: Red and buff rose

     

     

     

     

    Alpha Epsilon Phi ~ AEΦ

     

    Open Motto: “Many hearts. One Purpose.”
    Mascot: Giraffe
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Green and White
    Flower: Lily of the Valley

     

     

     

    Alpha Kappa Alpha ~ ΑΚΑ

      

    Open Motto: “By Culture and By Merit.”
    Mascot: None
    Symbol: Ivy Leaf
    Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
    Flower: Tea Rose

     

      

     

     

    Alpha Omicron Pi ~ AOΠ

     

    Open Motto: “One motto, One Badge, One Bond and Singleness of Heart.”
    Mascot: Panda
    Jewel: Ruby
    Colors: Cardinal
    Flower: Jacqueminot Rose

     

     

     

    Alpha Phi ~ ΑΦ

     

    Open Motto: “Union hand in hand.”
    Mascot: Phi Bear 
    Symbol: Ivy Leaf
    Colors: Bordeaux and Silver
    Flower: Lily of the Valley and Forget Me Not

     

     

     

    Alpha Phi Omega ~ ΑΦΩ

     

    Open Motto: “Be a Leader. Be a Friend. Be of Service.”
    Mascot: Golden Eagle
    Symbol: Sturdy Oak
    Jewel: Diamond
    Colors: Royal Blue and Old Glory Gold
    Flower: Forget-me-not

     

     

     

    Alpha Sigma Alpha ~ AΣA

     

    Open Motto: “Aspire, Seek Attain.”
    Mascot: Dot the Lady Bug
    Symbol: Phoenix
    Jewel: Pearl, Ruby
    Colors: Crimson, Pearl White, Palm Green and Gold
    Flower: Narcissus and Aster

     

     

     

    Alpha Sigma Tau ~AΣΤ

     

    Open Motto: “Active, Self-reliant, Trustworthy.”
    Mascot: They encourage each local chapter to choose their own mascot.
    Symbol: Anchor
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Emerald Green and Gold
    Flower: Yellow Rose

      

     

     

    Alpha XI Delta ~ AΞΔ

     

    Open Motto: “The quill  is mightier than the sword.”
    Mascot: Betxi Bear
    Symbol: Quill
    Colors: Double Blue and Gold
    Flower: Pink Killarney Rose

     

     

     

    Chi Omega ~ ΧΩ

     

    Open Motto: "Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals."
    Mascot: Owl
    Jewel: Diamond, Pearl
    Colors: Cardinal and straw
    Flower: White Carnation

     

     

     

    Delta Delta Delta ~ ΔΔΔ

     

    Open Motto: "Let us steadfastly love one another."
    Mascot: Dolphin
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Silver, Gold, Cerulean Blue
    Flower: Pansy

      

     

     

    Delta Gamma ~ ΔΓ

     

    Open Motto: "Do Good."
    Mascot: Hannah Doll
    Symbol: Anchor
    Colors: Bronze, Pink and Blue
    Flower: The Delta Gamma Cream Colored Rose

      

     

     

    Delta Zeta ~ ΔΖ

     

    Open Motto: N/A
    Mascot: Turtle
    Jewel: Diamond
    Colors: Rose Pink and Nile Green
    Flower: Pink Killarney Rose
    Badge: Roman Lamp

     

     

     

    Delta Phi Epsilon ~ ΔΦΕ

     

    Open Motto: "To be rather than to seem to be."
    Mascot: Unicorn
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Royal Purple and Pure Gold
    Flower: The lovely purple iris

     

     

     

     

    Delta Phi Lambda ~ ΔΦΛ 

     

    Open Motto: "Let Our Light Shine Forth."
    Mascot: Butterfly
    Jewel: Jade
    Colors: Navy blue and silver
    Flower: Blue Rose

     

     

     

    Gamma Phi Beta ~ ΓΦΒ

     

    Open Motto: "Founded Upon a Rock."
    Mascot: White Seal
    Symbol: Crescent
    Colors: Brown and Mode
    Flower: Pink Carnation

     

     

     

    Kappa Alpha Theta ~ ΚΑΘ

     

    Open Motto: "Faith, Hope, Love."
    Mascot: Kite
    Symbol: Key
    Colors: Black and Gold
    Flower: Black and Gold Pansy

     

     

     

    Kappa Delta ~ ΚΔ

     

    Open Motto: "Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest
    Mascot: Teddy Bear
    Symbol: Nautilus Shell, Katydid, Dagger|
    Jewel: Diamond, Emerald, Pearl 
    Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White
    Flower: White Rose

     

     

     

    Kappa Kappa Gamma ~ ΚΚΓ

     

    Open Motto: N/A
    Mascot: Owl
    Symbol: Fleur-de-Lis, Key
    Jewel: Sapphire
    Colors: Dark Blue and Light Blue
    Flower: Fleur-de-Lis

     

     

     

    Kappa Phi Lambda  ~ ΚΦΛ

     

    Open Motto: "Sisterhood, Service and Social Diversity."
    Mascot: Phoenix
    Jewel: Diamond
    Colors: Scarlet Red, White, Heather Grey
    Flower: Orchid

     

     

     

    Phi Mu ~ ΦΜ

     

    Open Motto: "The Faith Sisters."
    Mascot: The Lion "Sir Fidel"
    Symbol: Quatrefoil
    Colors: Rose and White
    Flower: Rose Colored Carnation

     

     

     

     

    Phi Sigma Sigma ~ ΦΣΣ

     

    Open Motto: "Aim High"
    Mascot: Sphinx
    Jewel: Sapphire
    Colors: King Blue and Gold
    Flower: American Beauty Rose

     

     

     

     

    Pi Beta Phi ~ ΠΒΦ

     

    Mascot: Angel
    Symbol: Arrow
    Colors: Wine and Silver Blue
    Flower: Wine Carnation

     

     

     

    Sigma Delta Tau ~ ΣΔΤ

     

    Open Motto: "One hope of many people."
    Mascot: Teddy Bear
    Jewel: Lapis Lazuli
    Colors: CafèAu Lait and Blue
    Flower: Golden Tea Rose

     

     

     

    Sigma Kappa ~ ΣΚ

     

    Open Motto: One Heart, One Way."
    Mascot: Dove, Heart
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Maroon and Lavender
    Flower: Wild Purple Violet 

     

     

     

    Sigma Sigma Sigma ~ ΣΣΣ

     

    Open Motto: "Faithful unto death."
    Mascot: Sailboat
    Jewel: Pearl
    Colors: Royal Purple and White
    Flower: Purple Violet

     

     

     

    Theta Phi Alpha ~ ΘΦΑ

     

    Open Motto: "Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring."
    Mascot: Penguin
    Symbol: Compass
    Jewel: Sapphire, Pearl
    Colors: Blue, Gold, Silver
    Flower: White Rose

     

     

     

    Zeta Tau Alpha ~ ΖΤΑ

     

    Open Motto: "Seek the noblest."
    Mascot: Crown, strawberry
    Colors: Turquoise, Steel Grey
    Flower: White Violet

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