My name is Tabatha Stevens, and I have been granted the wonderful opportunity of serving as the Chapter President of Alpha Phi this year. Before this, I was the Director of External Events and King of Hearts Chair, and served on various committees. In doing so, I was able to learn the invaluable skills of leadership and patience, and made many lifelong friendships along the way. My wonderful college experience here at UCSB would not be complete without Greek Life. Because of Greek Life, I have developed friendships both in my organization and with other women of the Panhellenic community, gained networking opportunities, and become an active member of my community through volunteering and philanthropic involvement.
Some of my greatest memories in my three years here include participating and attending the various philanthropy events that Panhellenic sororities host each year. From cheering on my fellow Phis in basketball tournaments, chowing down at food fundraisers, and even playing volleyball with our members who play D1 volleyball in the Greek Week tournament my freshman year, these philanthropy events have made such a big campus feel just a bit smaller. These events remind me of how grateful I am to be included in a Panhellenic community, surrounded by such strong, smart women.
Each year, our chapter hosts “Phi Week,” a weeklong philanthropy event filled with food fundraisers, “Phi Ball,” a volleyball tournament for sororities to participate in, and “King of Hearts,” a male pageant that all the sororities come to watch. In addition, we host our annual “Red Dress Gala” that our families, friends, alumni, and supportive members of our community are invited to attend. On average, we raise $50,000 at our Red Dress Gala and $7,000 at our Phi Week each year. All proceeds go to the Isla Vista Teen Center and Alpha Phi Foundation, which is well-known and respected as a prominent philanthropic leader in our community. The foundation supports the Alpha Phi Fraternity, our members, and the communities in which our sisters reside in their pursuit of advancing women’s lives now and in the future through the power of philanthropy. Getting to be on the other side of this fundraising process and see all the behind the scenes work makes me appreciate the hard work and dedication that members of UCSB Greek organizations put in.
My time at UCSB would not be complete without Alpha Phi; from meeting my best friends, to interacting with our lovely alumni who show me my dreams can be accomplished, to surrounding myself with girls that constantly inspire me and help me achieve my goals, I have grown into the best version of myself. Being a first generation college student and moving away from home was scary, but going through recruitment and joining a Panhellenic sorority during my first week of college made the transition so much easier. I was a bit hesitant about going through recruitment my freshman year, but the encouragement from my friends and family has changed my college experience for the better. Getting home-cooked meals every Monday night at chapter meetings, finding my sorority “big sister,” and going to philanthropy events and sisterhoods my first quarter here was the warmest welcome into college and Greek Life. I hope through the testimonies of other women on this page, you get a taste for the countless reasons people choose to join our Panhellenic community, and why they have stayed. I am so proud to call Alpha Phi my home, and I hope you find your home here at UCSB too!
The Alpha Phi Foundation
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