Winter 2021 Newsletter


Dear Sxsters,

We hope this first newsletter of 2021 finds you happy and well. As the days grow colder and the snow piles higher in Chicago, we are remaining warm in our hearts, thanks to the abundant sisterhood and friendship shared between the actives and alumnae. The chapter has had an eventful holiday season and winter quarter so far, and exciting new announcements to make about our first virtual rush cycle! We thank you for your continued support for the chapter!


UChicago aKDPhi

'Tis the Season for Gifting

Our annual secret sxster exchange was a success! We had so many sxsters participate, and the gifts were all very thoughtful and precious. Here are some highlights from the exchange, graphics courtesy of Alum Advisor, #68 Carol “Wonderland” Wang!

Secret Lambda and aKDPhi Gift Exchange

Thanks to the coordination of #85 Meggie “bRiSk” Su, we also held a secret santa exchange with our Lambda brothers! Below is a photo of the gift that #93 Rebecca "Alectrona" Xiong received from Kenny He!
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Midyear Recap

Midyear was packed with great information! We learned about Toxic Productivity from guest speaker Israa Nasir! Additionally, we had a chance to meet and connect with other sisters from around the country.

Sisterhood Brunch

We went out for brunch at Boqueria, a Spanish tapas restaurant in Fulton Market! We had a wonderful time bonding over the delicious paella, shopping at Lululemon, and trying some different flavors at Jeni's Ice Cream!

Ice Skating with Lambdas

In another fun outing, we met up with some Lambda brothers at the Midway rink for some ice skating! A few laughs and tumbles were needed to get us off the ground, and we had a great time chatting as we dashed across the ice.

Winter Rush 2021

Thanks to the recruiting and marketing efforts of our actives, we had a huge turnout at our rush events! Even though everything was virtual, it didn't stop us from having a great time getting to know new rushees through speed dating, charades, coffee chats, and a bullet journaling/calligraphy workshop!
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Blood Drive and Violence Awareness Day

Thank you to our sxster #91 Kelly "hikari" Chen for encouraging the chapter to donate blood through UC Medicine's blood drive, and for planning a Violence Awareness Day social media campaign to raise money for our fallen sxster Valerie Diane Zavala.

Chapter Website Updates

Please view the chapter website at to see an updated appearance and active member spotlights! We hope you all like the new look.

Upcoming Events

  • NMP Process is ongoing!
  • We are planning for our first virtual MSC!