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Multicultural sorority Gamma Theta Chi beings chapter at Northeastern Illinois University

On September 28, 2010

Yasmine Acosta recently acquired her Associate's degree from Robert Morris College, but as a former NEIU student from 2006, Acosta is back and ready to expand her sorority, Gamma Theta Chi. Gamma Theta Chi was founded at Roosevelt University on Nov. 1, 2004, and allows graduates and undergraduates to join no matter what age, major, or nationality. The United Greek Council recently accepted the proposition of starting a Theta chapter at NEIU this February. The Alpha chapter at Roosevelt currently has over 50 members, so Acosta's goal at this year's Greek Fair was to recruit new members for the second chapter. "I'm very content about how the recruiting has been going so far," said Acosta. "People either inquired about the sorority or I reached out and talked to them, so things are looking up." According to Acosta, over 50 people signed up to learn more about Gamma Theta Chi between the first two days of Greek Fair. Although it is common for students to glance quickly at the tables and hurry off to class, Acosta was able to convey information to those who were interested. "Our slogan is, 'United in friendship, together in sisterhood'," she said. "And our principles are community service, diversity, team work and friendship." Gamma Theta Chi's Roosevelt chapter has hosted fun activities such as karaoke night, bowling night and dinner. Its members also attended Chicago's popular boating and firework event, Venetian Night. With diversity as a principle, it is no wonder that the sorority decided to pick NEIU for its expansion. "We thought it would be a good idea to bring Gamma Theta Chi here because it's the most diverse university in the Midwest," said Acosta. "Our goal is to have fun and focus on getting to know the ladies that decide to join; we think it'll do well at Northeastern."

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