My name is Erin Lewis, and I am beyond excited to be serving as Phi Sigma Rho’s 2021 Chapter President.
When I rushed Phi Rho two years ago as a freshman, I never would have dreamed of the incredible impact this sorority would have on me. In joining Phi Rho I found my second family. I not only found a home to authentically express myself and my interests, but a sisterhood to push me academically and professionally, and friends that I could vent to, cry to, laugh with, and just enjoy life together with.
Some of my fondest memories have come from my time with Phi Rho sisters. I’ll forever appreciate my little, and her unconditional love for all things fun. There’s no one else I would rather ask to help me build and paint an Avatar-inspired table, or to come over for a late night Studio Ghibli marathon, or to venture out to the beach with for a day of surfing. Nor will I ever forget my summertime road trip to Lake Tahoe with five Phi Rho sisters, and the days we spent hiking to find hidden beaches, jet skiing across the lake, and stargazing in a town with almost no light pollution. While my time in college is short and half of it seems to have already flown by without any warning, I am certain the friendships I have made within this sorority will be ones that endure.
My sisters don’t just push me to seek out adventure and live my life to the fullest, but inspire me in their academic pursuits and desire to learn. As a sorority for women in biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics, Phi Rho women bond in our shared interest for STEM. We motivate each other to excel academically and professionally, encouraging each other’s growth and perseverance in our studies. My sisters’ unconditional support has not only eased loads of stress off my shoulders, but has made challenging classes a hundred times more manageable and enjoyable.
There’s truly nothing comparable to the community I have joined and the experiences I have shared with my sisters in Phi Rho. Phi Rho is my family, and I will never be able to fully express the gratitude and love I have for all the strong, intelligent, and caring women that make up this community. Regardless of the sorority you choose to join in the end, I hope that the Panhellenic community will become as much of a home for you as it has for me and all my sisters.
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No Formal House
New Member: F/W/S: $250/$250/$250
New Member Cost Includes: New members of Phi Sigma Rho will pay all the same fees and receive all the same benefits as Active Members described below. An additional new member fee is added to cover the costs of new member education and events, induction and initiation fees, as well as pins
Active Cost Includes: Active dues cover National, Per Capita, and Panhellenic fees. Dues also pay for apparel, sisterhoods, socials, philanthropies, fundraisers, and recruitment.
Payment Methods: Cash, Check, and Venmo
Payment Plan: Quarterly or by two installments per quarter
Financial Aid: Available upon request; will cover at least half of New Member or Active dues.
Phi Sigma Rho is a major-restricted sorority. To rush, you must be declared in one of the following majors.
College of Letters and Sciences:
College of Creative Studies:
College of Engineering: