Sisters selected to attend First Summer Immersion Experience!

The Theta Iota chapter is proud to announce that two of our sisters, Lisa Bresson and Shellby Sweeney, have been chosen to attend Alpha Xi Delta’s first Summer Immersion Experience in Washington, D.C. this summer! As outlined on twenty collegiate members have been awarded the opportunity to spend six days fully immersed in the four pillars of Autism Speaks – research, advocacy, family services and awareness. Participants will be staying at Georgetown University and will have a hands-on opportunity to fulfill the mission of Autism Speaks – to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.

Participants will:

–          Tour an autism research facility and observe actual real-life scientific research

–          Meet with legislators on Capitol Hill to discuss autism legislation

–          Volunteer at an autism summer camp

–          Spend one afternoon with a family affected by autism

–          Host an Autism Awareness Night with the Washington Nationals

–          Volunteer at the National Capitol office of Autism Speaks

–          Volunteer at Bike to the Beach, an fundraiser benefitting Autism Speaks

We are so excited to hear all about their experiences and can not wait to see what they bring back to our chapter!


Leadership and Knowledge in Action!

Theta Iota would like to acknowledge and congratulate two of our outstanding members who were awarded huge honors at FAU these past weeks!

Sofia Gonzalez was inducted into FAU’s Order of Omega at the 2012 Standards of Excellence Banquet on Sunday, April 15th. Order of Omega is a prestigious Greek Leadership Honor Society whose purpose is…

To RECOGNIZE those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in interfraternity activities, to ENCOURAGE them to continue along this line, and to INSPIRE others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment;

To UNITE outstanding fraternity men and women to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate fraternity affairs;

To BRING TOGETHER members of the faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution’s fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness;

To help CREATE an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines and to help work out solutions.

Katie Gootenberg was recognized by FAU as the 2012 Sorority Scholar of the Year at the 43rd Annual Honors Convocation on Monday, April 16th. This is a high honor as the Honors Convocation recognizes only the top students at FAU. Only one sorority woman is selected each year!

Congratulations Katie and Sofia, we are so proud of you!!

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Surfers for Autism

Our sisters enjoyed a day at the beach at one of our favorite events of the year, Surfers for Autism! This year was the 5th Annual South Florida event and brought out hundreds of people to support children and young adults who live with autism. Over half of our a chapter came out to support this great organization and got in the water and volunteered to help children surf. Its truly an incredible and life touching event. We can’t wait for next year already!

SweetXi Formal

Our SweetXI Formal was a complete success as Stephanie Nejib recreated the Marriot Ballroom into a Candy and Sweets wonderland. With the help of Christi Carpenter the room was filled and decorated with over 400 sweet indulgent cupcakes and every table had a vase filled to the top with candy. It was truly a great event that was enjoyed by all the sisters and their dates.

Great job, Steph!

Embracing Our Inner Child. Sisterhood at Boomer’s!!


Taylor Stewart and Kaley Reiner show off their new prizes!

Our sisterhood at Boomer’s Adventure Park was filled with laughs and reliving our childhood. Sister’s spent the night playing arcade games, laser tag, mini golf and riding the go-carts. Some hit the jackpot and picked cool prizes like over-sized boxing gloves. Overall, the night was filled with jokes, memories, and laughter. What else could we have asked for?

First Sisterhood and Alpha Epsilon Pi Princess


We got to be kids again for a night! Our first sisterhood of the semester was held at Pump It Up and we had had a blast! We always enjoy spending time with our sisters and building friendships.

A special thanks goes out to our Sisterhood Chair, Alex Frisina for planning this awesome evening for us. We cannot wait to see what else you have in store for us!

AE∏ Princess

We are proud to announce that our beautiful sister, Alyssa Ramharrack won the crown of AEPi Princess! This goes to show that hard work and dedication pays off. Congratulations, Alyssa!

Another shout out goes to Allie Woodward and Chelsea Toler for also participating in the pageant. You both looked beautiful and did an awesome job!


Once a President, Now a Queen!

All Hail Queen Michelle…. That’s right, Alpha Xi Delta is proud to announce that our very own Chapter President, Michelle Lauber, has been crowned this year’s Homecoming Queen!!! Michelle was by far the most beautiful candidate in the running, but even more impressive than her exquisite appearance is her love and dedication for FAU! Michelle is by far one of the most school-spirited, motivated individuals you could meet, and she loves her AXiD letters as well as FAU. Michelle has held an Executive Position in our chapter, an Executive Position in Panhellenic, has been an Elite Owl Student Leadership Ambassador, is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, a member of Order of Omega, as well as currently serving on the board for this year’s Up Til Dawn campaign for St. Jude’s Hospital. Along with those impressive accolades, Michelle maintains an impressive GPA while studying Elementary Education.

Michelle is one of the most impressive young women you will meet and we are proud to not only have her serve as our Chapter President, but represent our Theta Iota Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta so proudly by becoming this year’s Florida Atlantic University Homecoming Queen.

In addition, congratulations to Evan Konecky from Delta Tau Delta, for being named this year’s FAU Homecoming King! Fraternity and Sorority Life was represented very proudly!