History

  • Beta Sigma History


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    Beta Sigma Chartering
    In 1989, Ramapo College opened its doors to Greek Life.  Sixteen women founded a local sorority, Kappa Gamma.  They intended to merge with a National Panhellenic Conference sorority, and after fulfilling all of their duties as a colony, the Beta Sigma chapter of Theta Phi Alpha was chartered in 1993.  Due to their hard work and dedication to sisterhood, our chapter founders are our beloved "Sweet Sixteen."

    Each spring, we celebrate our Founders' Day by inviting chapter alumnae and family members to participate in a ceremony recognizing the history of the fraternity.  All participants create a craft or the like to be donated to a local philanthropy.  Our Senior Service Award is also presented to the sister who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship, leadership, character and service.

    In 2008, we hosted an alumnae brunch to celebrate fifteen years since our founding.  Having the opportunity to meet sisters from the past is a rewarding and enriching experience and it is important to keep this tradition so that we continue to learn as much as we can about one another and the history of our chapter.  The 2010 alumnae brunch was held March 28.