Alpha Theta Beta
|Alpha Theta Beta|
|Founded||November 17, 1936|
Hofstra University , Hempstead, NY
|Motto||Sisterhood, Sincerity, and Cooperation|
|Member badge||Approx. 7/16” in diameter. 18 pearls in an “open” setting. Black enamel center with 3 gold candles and AΘB inscribed underneath.|
|Colors||Forest Green , Silver , and White|
|Mascot||Kermit the Frog and the White Swan|
|Philanthropy||Safe Center LI and Make-A-Wish|
|Chapters||1 active, 1 inactive|
|Headquarters||Hempstead, New York|
Alpha Theta Beta Sorority, also known as AOB, was founded on November 17, 1936, thus making it the oldest fraternal organization existing on Hofstra's campus. Teddy Langlotz, then the editor of The Hofstra Chronicle wielded the power of the press and persuaded the administration to accept their constitution in 1938. The other three founders were Frances Barnes, Eugenia Crawford, and Kay G. Knoll. Through the initiative of AOB's charter members, the necessity for inter-fraternal government was recognized, and consequently the Inter-Sorority Council at Hofstra University came into existence. The sorority is one of the very few local organizations who are associated with the Panhellenic council, while not national.
Symbols[edit | edit source]
- Crest: The crest consists of the sunburst, the two crossed arrows, and three burning embers.
- Colors: Forest green, silver, and white
- Gem: White pearl
- Mascots: Kermit the Frog and the White Swan
- Motto: "Sisterhood, Sincerity, and Cooperation"
Philanthropies[edit | edit source]
AOB works primarily with two non-profits for philanthropy work: The Safe Center Long Island, which serves victims of domestic abuse and child abuse, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Monuments[edit | edit source]
|AOB Perennial Garden||Forever green & white, donated by the Alpha Theta Beta Alumnae, estab. in 1936||Garden, Student Center/North, outside dining rooms|
|AOB Hofstra Hall Landing Plaque||Plaque commemorating the location of the founding of Alpha Theta Beta on the landing of Hofstra Hall in 1936||Hofstra Hall stairwell|
|AOB Brick||A brick with the letters and year on it.||Outside of Hofstra Stadium on South campus.|
Alumnae[edit | edit source]
Alpha Theta Beta Alumnae was created in October 1939 following the first Hofstra graduating class.
The goals of the Alumnae association are to provide an ongoing social and cultural environment for the sisters of Alpha Theta Beta Sorority and to form a liaison to provide educational and financial aid to sisters attending Hofstra University. The Alumnae offer potential scholarship to undergraduate sisters.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Alpha Theta Beta Sorority". www.alphathetabeta.org. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
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