Monday, November 7, 2011


Put it down in the history books, the Alpha-Beta Chapter of Phi Sigma Rho at the University of Cincinnati was installed on November 5, 2011.

Ten of the alpha class members were initiated into the sorority and the chapter was officially installed. The year went by fast, but was filled with many fun activities that have lead them to their huge accomplishment. They are excited their process is finally complete and are proud to call themselves Phi Rhos!

Dinner at Buca to celebrate

Here is what Nicole had to say about the colony history:
"Last October Phi Rho Nationals presented at a SWE meeting. They held an info session that Sunday at Panera Bread on Calhoun. Leighanna and I have been stuck forever since. We grew from two to five to the eleven we have now. We have been through so much together. We tackled bylaws over Christmas break.  We were inducted as an official colony of Phi Sigma Rho on the twenty-seventh of March 2011. We took our first step towards becoming a chapter when we started out New Member education on April third with Phi Sigma Rho pride. Later that month we scrapbooked at our lock in, sold quesadillas, were one of the top relay for life fundraising teams, and wore our pearl pins every Monday of which it was conveniently raining. On the first of May we started our tradition of our annual trip to the zoo to take pictures with our family animals; we even got to pet Buddy the penguin. We have come a long way to make it here today. We have fulfilled every requirement and grown stronger, not only as a future chapter of phi sigma rho, but also as sisters. Over the summer we were given the opportunity to meet fellow sisters and brothers of Phi Rho and Triangle at convention. They were very encouraging and gave us many tips and advice for future use. Last month we ended our first recruitment and gained fifteen new candidates. As a chapter we will be able to grow as a family and to extend our help to our new pearl sisters."

Congratulations girls! And welcome to the Phi Rho family!

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Final Countdown

You can see nothing else, when you look in my face.
I will look you in the eye, and I will never lie.
With Initiation and Installation just a few days away, the alpha class members participated in Inspiration Week activities to help prepare them for life in the sisterhood and allow them grow closer as a group. It's hard to believe the journey is almost over and Phi Sigma Rho will have a new active chapter at the University of Cincinnati. But this is just the beginning of something great...

After the recruitment events, we gained 15 new members for the Beta class! The men of triangle organized a dinner Thursday night to celebrate all of our accomplishments.

The Installation will be Saturday November 5th with a reception at Buca di Beppo in Rookwood following the ceremony. Alumnae and actives are welcome to join us for the event!

‎"When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out--
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit."
~ Unknown

Sunday, October 9, 2011

First Call Back

** Correction **

The First Call Backs will be held in 301 Braunstein on Tuesday 10/11 at 6:30 pm. We have many fun activities planned so come join us if you are interested in becoming a member of Phi Sigma Rho.

If you have any questions, email We hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Meet and Greet

Recruitment is underway and we have had great responses so far. The Meet and Greet with Triangle was a success. There were about 8 new women who attended! They participated in corn hole with the colony members and enjoyed some homemade cupcakes and muffins.

Setting up the table in Schneider Quad

Abby wearing the Alpha class shirt and Leighanna wearing the new Rush 2011 shirt

Marie playing some corn hole with a potential new member

The Alpha class Phi Rhos

Phi Rhos and Triangles

The first round of Call outs were held Tuesday and Wednesday last week and we had a great turnout! If you are still interested in joining Phi Sigma Rho, there is still time. Recruitment activities will be held this Tuesday 10/11 at 6:30 in 755 Baldwin. For more information, please email with your questions or comments.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Formal Dinner with Triangle

The gentlemen of Triangle fraternity we kind enough to invite the lovely ladies to a nice dinner to ease up from all the stress of recruitment. They have been working together to plan some activities, so the dinner was a nice break and a great way to start the quarter. 

Thanks to the men for such a thoughtful idea. I think this is the beginning of a great Triangle-Phi Rho relationship. Good luck during recruitment!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Welcome back!

It's back-to-school time and that also means Recruitment! Join the ladies of Phi Sigma Rho during our callout events. They include free food and games, so there is nothing to lose.

 Girlfriends + Engineering÷ Fun = PHI SIGMA RHO
Social Sorority For Women Engineers
Meet and Greet: Tues 9/27 Schneider Quad 5 pm
Call Outs: Tues 10/4 –or- Wed 10/5 Baldwin 755 @ 6:30 pm
FREE Food and Games!!!