Gamma Alpha Mensajera

Winter 2014

News & Updates

We hope this message finds you in good spirits and that you are surviving this vicious polar vortex! Gamma Alpha had a wonderful fall term. We held a Women Empowerment Week with events such as a healthy relationships workshop, a film screening, Pink Links, and participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. We also held a winter retreat in which we planned our winter term programming and spent some quality time together!

Upcoming Events

We have several upcoming events throughout the winter term and a handful of dates on our spring term calendar as well! It would be a privilege for you to join us for any of our upcoming events. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our Alumnae Chair, Mary Jane ‘Anala’ Pacheco via email at or by phone at 651.329.4447.

Chapter Meetings

Date: Every Monday

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Lincoln Park Student Center - 2251 N. Sheffield

The Gamma Games

Recruitment Function

Date: Saturday, February 15th

Time: 5:00-9:00pm

Location: Sister Megan Ortiz’s House - 2274 N. Albany

Gamma Alpha Clothing Drive

Benefitting Christopher House

Date: Tuesday, February 25th

Time: 11:00am-3:00pm

Location: Lincoln Park Student Center - 2251 N. Sheffield

Application Night

Recruitment Function

Date: Friday, February 28

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Sisters Judy Patino, Beberlyn Hernandez, and Stephanie Tapia’s Apartment - 1642 W. Fletcher

New Member Intake Interviews

Recruitment Function

Date: Saturday, March 8th - Sunday, March 9th

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Location: TBD

Community Service

In collaboration with Alpha Epsilon Pi

Date: Saturday, March 15th

Time: 11:00am

Location: TBD

St Patrick’s Day Bake Sale

A portion of our proceeds will go towards Gamma Alpha's DemonTHON team!

Date: Monday, March 17th

Time: 12:30-4:30pm

Location: Lincoln Park Student Center - 2251 N. Sheffield

Triple S Show

In collaboration with Lambda Theta Phi

Date: Thursday, March 20th

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Lincoln Park Student Center MPR Room - 2251 N. Sheffield

MGC Sorority Social

With the goal of strengthening the bonds within the multicultural Greek community at DePaul, we will be hosting an event open to all the women of MGC on campus.

Date: Thursday, April 10th

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Location: Lincoln Park Student Center - 2251 N. Sheffield


We currently have six active sisters registered to participate in DemonTHON 2014, benefitting the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago! We are just beginning our fundraising efforts and would greatly appreciate donations, big or small. To donate, visit our Sigma Lambda Gamma team page at Help Make Miracles.

Date: Friday, May 16th

Time: 3:00pm

Location: McGrath-Phillips Arena - 2323 N. Sheffield

Gamma Gala

We are incredibly excited to announce that we have set the date for Gamma Gala 2014! We encourage you to save the date and look forward to an evening of celebrating Sigma Lambda Gamma - Gamma Alpha Chapter and all we will have accomplished over this past year. Please look out for additional information regarding ticket sales.

Date: Sunday, May 18th

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Lincoln Park Student Center - 2251 N. Sheffield

Alumni Sharing Knowledge (A.S.K.) Event

In collaboration with Lambda Theta Alpha

Date: Tuesday, May 20th

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Location: TBD

Undergraduate Spotlight

We would like to introduce you to Stephanie ‘Ahisma’ Tapia #95, Gamma Alpha Chapter Vice President of Program Development and Vice President of Finance! Stephanie is currently a sophomore at DePaul, majoring in Elementary Education with a concentration in Bilingual Education. In addition to her position as Gamma Alpha Chapter Vice President, Stephanie is also a Golden Apple Scholar, a Corps Member with JumpStart, and a Cosmetologist at Walgreens. Her career goals include teaching in an underdeveloped country, completing five years in a school of need in the Chicago area, and becoming qualified to teach children with learning disabilities.

When asked what her favorite thing is about being a Gamma, Stephanie said, “Being able to take on leadership roles and being able to balance my academic and personal life.” She lives by the quote, “Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.” - Lloyd Jones