THETA ALPHA EXISTS AS A MINISTRY TO GLORIFY GOD ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES BY ENCOURAGING SISTERS TO GROW IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD AND EQUIPPING THEM FOR THEIR MISSION IN THE WORLD.
THETA ALPHA SISTERHOOD STRIVES TO ESTABLISH UNITY AMONG ITS MEMBERS THROUGH A SHARED FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST AND HIS TEACHINGS.
In the Fall of 2005, Laurie Bailey set out to establish a Christian Sorority on the campus of the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla.
After working with the University of Florida chapter of another pre-existing national Christian Sorority, Laurie was able to communicate with the national office; however, for one reason or another, the chapter was not able to be established.
Laurie did not give up hope and in the Spring of 2006, with the help of the Theta chapter of Kappa Upsilon Chi at the Univeristy of Florida, Laurie set out to start a new sorority all together. Laurie prayed about the decision and decided that God was pushing her to prayerfully begin a new Christian sisterhood.
With help from the Theta chapter of Kappa Upsilon Chi, Laurie set out to write out the rituals, constitutions, infrastructure, accountability guidelines and the other necessary components for national organization.
At this time, curiosity began to grow in the hearts of several girls about starting Theta Alpha at the University of Florida.
Caroline Burns, a junior at the University of Florida, worked with Laurie and the Alpha and Beta chapters were established that April. FSU held initiation on April 20, 2006 when they initiated their eleven charter members and four officers from the University of Florida. On April 28, 2006, UF held their own initiation for their two remaining officers and five charter members.
Laurie Bailey, Caroline Burns, Kristen Rupert, Lindsey Soulis, Beth Cordova, and Kaitlin Griffiths are recognized as founders of Theta Alpha at the national level.
In its first year of existence, the Beta chapter held two rounds of recruitment and initiated eighteen in the Fall of 2006 and eighteen in the Spring of 2007.
SYMBOL: The Lamp
OPEN MOTTO: "As one, for ONE."
"I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me because of their testimony. My prayer for all of them is that they will be one, just as you and I are one, Father--that just as you are in me and I am in you, so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me. I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are."
- John 17: 20-22