Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi3
Panhellenic-issued tee shirts, and decorationsare limited to only one floor of the house.Chapters host seven parties, each 45 minutesin length, while PNMs visit up to six chapterson this day.The final round is Preference Day, which thisyear will be on Friday, August 17th. Who canforget the ceremonies, songs and senior sto-ries shared on this emotional day? This isprobably very similar to what you rememberfrom your own time in college. PNMs may at-tend up to three of the four preference parties.At the conclusion of parties, PNMs completetheir preference cards, ranking the chaptersthey attended that day. Chapters also turn intheir bid lists, and a computerized matchingprocess based on mutual selection begins.Chapters receive their pledge list the follow-ing morning, and the tradition of opening bidcards at the Columns continues. The seniorsoften lead the newly pledged members backto the house, then fun, festive, and celebratoryBid Day activities begin!Many ask how Quota is set. Today, this actu-ally happens during the bid matching process.On Preference Day, chapters are provided aquota range (usually between 75-90 at Miz-zou), and then a computer calculates each nu-merical scenario within that range, seekingout the “best” result for the sorority commu-nity, where the maximum PNMs are matchedto chapters of their choice and all chaptersmake quota. Since this new process was putinto place, almost all chapters at Mizzou havematched quota every year.This fall, in an effort to reduce excessive partyfrills and focus more on conversation andchapter values, sidewalk songs have beeneliminated. Chapters will meet their guests di-rectly at the front door. For those who remem-ber long receiving lines, those are also part of the bygone past.As interest in sorority life continues to grow,we are sure to see further changes in Mizzourecruitment; for example, Tri-Sigma openstheir new facility this year (next door to PiBeta Phi) and Sigma Kappa will return tocampus to form a new chapter. Meanwhile,Omicron continues to bring wonderful newmembers into our Alpha Phi sisterhood andgrows stronger each year!We are always eager to hear from you! Pleaseintroduce us to women you know who are in-terested in recruitment at Mizzou. Completethe online recommendation form found atwww.mizzouaphi.com or in the summerQuarterly. We look forward to meeting the tal-ented, intelligent, and personable women youknow! Thank you, as always for your contin-ued support of Alpha Phi at Mizzou. If youhave questions, please email Liz Drouin at:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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micron Chapter started the 2012 year withfresh faces. Our executive board is brandnew, and at our officer retreat, we were en-couraged to set new goals for the chapter pertain-ing to scholarship, campus involvement, andpublic relations. The semester began with a re-newed pride in Alpha Phi.
Thank You, Supporters ofAlpha Phi Foundation
Omicron hosted our eighth annual Rockin’ RedDress Poker Tournament and Silent Auction inFebruary. We successfully raised close to $15,000for the Alpha Phi Foundation. Almost 300 alum-nae, parents, and fraternity members participatedin the event and Alpha Phi would like to thankeveryone who attended.
Campus-wide EventsDraw Alpha Phi Participation
Omicron has participated in many fun activitiesthis spring. In February, we placed second inthe Greek-wide philanthropy, Rockin’ AgainstMultiple Sclerosis, a lip-syncing and dancecompetition. Alpha Phi also celebrated GreekWeek 2012 with the men of Fiji and Theta Chi.The members had fun with the Barbie and Kentheme and worked hard competing against theother groups. We were very proud to have mem-bers represent the chapter on the steering com-mittee for Greek Week. At the end of thecompetition,
and our partners placed THIRD.Way to go, ladies!
Omicron Supports Panhellenic– Chapter Standards Increase
The chapter is looking forward to recruitment inAugust. Our goal is another strong New Memberclass for Alpha Phi. Our recruitment team is hardat work preparing for the changes presented byPanhellenic. Additionally, Panhellenic has insti-tuted a new program called The Foundation,which increases the minimum requirements thechapter must fulfill to remain in good standingwith the University. After Omicron implementedthe program, the chapter G.P.A. increased almostinstantly. The New Member class of OmicronChapter also placed fourth overall in New Mem-ber grades.
Chapter House Improvements Coming
When we return from summer break, the house cor-poration will have some exciting updates waitingfor us in the chapter house. A new sprinkler systemwill be installed, and the foyer will receive newwallpaper. Omicron is certainly off toa great start and the year only prom-ises to get better.AOE,
Rachel Neff ’10
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’s Annual Rockin’ Red Dress Poker Tourneyon the cover of the February 2, 2012, issue of
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at Mizzou, www.The OdysseyOnline.com.From left, Shelby Barber '10, Emmy Martin '09,and MJ Lovewell '10 represented Omicronin the Rockin’ Against Multiple Sclerosislip-syncing and dance competition.