Theta Phi Alpha

‌About Theta Phi Alpha

Theta Phi Alpha was founded at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1912. Our founders believed that  that there should be some kind of home life provided for the young Catholic women who attended the University and they realized that a sorority offered such society, friendship, and atmosphere. By joining together, they provided support and friendship to one another, to meet the challenges that they faced and to create an organization that would enable future generations to share that sisterhood. We recognize the contributions of the sisters who have gone before us and acknowledge that, without them, our experience today would be very different.

Mission and Values

The mission of Theta Phi Alpha is to create close comradeship to advance educational, social and philanthropic interests and leadership training; to encourage spiritual development and adherence to the highest moral standards; and to promote lifelong bonds of friendship.


  • National: Glenmary Home Missioners and The Theta Phi Alpha Foundation
  • Local: Disability Awareness

Founding Date

August 30, 1912


Silver, Gold and Blue


The White Rose

Executive Board

President: Tessa Kielbasa

Executive Vice President: Grace Turso

Vice President of Standards Board: Helena Kizildag

Treasurer: Brittany Welkes

Recording Secretary: Bridget King

New Member Educator: Allie Eldridge

Recruitment Chair: Keely McCarthy

Philanthropy Chair: Kaitlyn Flynn

Ritual Chair/Marshall: Angelina Pagano     

Panhellenic Delegate: Jessica Forlenza


Tessa Kielbasa

National Site

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