a letter from our new member educator
My name is Halie Tenopir and I am stoked to be New Member Educator this year!
I am currently a sophomore and in the College of Business for my major in marketing and I am also working towards a Spanish minor!
I am obsessed with coffee, enjoy art, writing and reading! I work for Nebraska Diamond and am enjoying such a wonderful work environment!
In my free time I enjoy coffee and listening to records!
If you have any questions about the sorority please feel free to reach out to me!!
- Halie Tenopir
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.