a letter from our new member educator
My name is Callie Petersen, and I am beyond excited to serve as the New Member Educator for Pi Alpha Chi this upcoming semester! I will be a junior this fall finishing up a few pre-requisite courses for nursing school, which I will be applying for at the end of the year. During my free time, you can usually find me spending time with friends and family, trying out new coffee shops around Lincoln, or relaxing at home with a good book. My time as a member of Pi Alpha Chi has been nothing short of amazing, and I cannot wait for our new members to experience the joys and unforgettable moments that come along with being a part of a community that is rooted in friendship and sisterhood.
If you have any questions about the New Member Education program or want to learn more about the sorority please feel free to reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-580-2139.
- Callie Petersen
New Member Education Program
When you join Pi Alpha Chi and go through the Genesis Ceremony, you transition from a Potential New Member to an Official New Member of Pi Alpha Chi. Your journey begins with a dynamic new member education program designed to make your transition to college smooth, to teach you the ins and outs of membership, and to foster bonding with new sisters. Each week, your New Member Educator will lead you and your pledge class through team building exercises and discussions, with the help of other active members, in order to prepare you for your Initiation. Along the way, New Members are also encouraged to attend faith, sisterhood, social, and philanthropic events. After the Genesis Ceremony, all New Members are required to attend the new member education program.
Highlights Of The Program
- Study hours (with snacks!) to promote academic success.
- Sister dates to get to know upperclasswomen.
- Big/Little week, which matches each New Member to a "big" sister and an extended family of upperclasswomen.
- Initiation Vigil held the night before Initiation to shower new sisters with intercessory prayers.