The Sigma Sorority, By The Chi Alpha Sorority

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Here at the University of Colorado Boulder I am apart of the Chi Omega sorority, where I dedicate a substantial amount of my time to being on our chapters executive board. The Chi Omega sorority is one of nine sororities at our university and nationally is the largest women 's fraternal organization in the world with over 330,000 initiates and 179 collegiate chapters. Our chapter, the Zeta chapter, has about 250 college women currently and growing. With that being said, with a chapter as large as ours, it takes a lot of power and control to maintain it’s values and positive name in the community. Nearing the end of each Fall semester the entire chapter goes through a voting process to choose a new executive board. The process is long and…show more content…
She sets a GPA goal for the Spring and Fall semester that she would like our chapter to meet and strongly encourages it every week. She does this to emphasize the importance of scholarship, because she has to make sure we meet the national requirement for us to stay in good standings, and it looks good when we have a higher GPA than most of the greek community. But the entire chapter has goals too; we strive to be woman who put scholarship before social obligations, to care about our character rather than how we look, to put ourselves out there and take opportunities presented, to be womanly always, and so on. Each girl is a leader in the house. They help uphold our values and hold people accountable for their mistakes or misjudgments. Each girl adds value to the chapter and their ideas and contributions make them leaders. As a whole we are a chapter of leaders, always working hard to make ourselves and our chapters better, with an extra nine girls who overlook everyone and hold more leadership. With a large college organization it is important to always incorporate new things and provide many opportunities for involvement, that is why ideology is also very important with the power in my organization. Ideology and power go hand in hand; power can be seen as persuading people by threat while ideology helps shape peoples ideas and help them understand “what exists, what is good and what is possible (Therborn, 1980)” (Mumby,
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