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Catholic sorority looking to welcome new members

LINCOLN (SNR) - Pi Alpha Chi, a Catholic sorority unique to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will host a week of recruitment activities Aug. 23-29 with the aim of adding 20-50 new members.

The group, which was founded in the fall of 2012, has worked to carve out a niche among UNL’s Greek Community. It caters to young women eager to experience authentic friendships and personal development with others that share their faith and values.

“Our mission is to provide collegiate women with opportunities to pursue a virtuous and sacramental life through participation in a Greek, social learning community that is intentionally founded upon the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church,” explained Kasia Paprocki, the chapter’s recruitment officer. “We accomplish this by cultivating fellowship, scholarship, citizenship and leadership in each of our members.”

Josie Heisel, president of the sorority, said Pi Alpha Chi provides women with “great leadership opportunities, genuine friendships, and a great support system.

“As someone who has been here since the beginning of the organization,” she continued, “I am incredibly proud of how much the organization has grown and the wonderful women that I have been able to meet. Pi Alpha Chi is one of the best ways to get a wholesome college experience.”

Pi Alpha Chi offers the same type of opportunities that other Greek-letter sororities at UNL offer, but its activities never involve alcohol and are always in line with the teaching of the Catholic Church.

“We still have just as much fun as anyone else, if not more,” laughed Heisel.  

As the sorority prepares for another school year, the members seek to welcome many more young women to join the fun.

“This year we are excited to try a new recruitment strategy,” Paprocki said.

The week of recruitment activities begins Aug. 23 and ends Aug. 29 with the “Genesis Day,” a celebration where Pi Alpha Chi formally welcomes new members.

Throughout the week, potential new members will have the chance to interact with current members, learn more, and ask questions.

Undergraduate women and their parents interested in learning more about this Catholic sorority may visit www.pialphachi.com. The website features videos, pictures, FAQs, and more. Individuals wanting to participate in the sorority’s recruitment activities must fill out the recruitment registration form available on the website.

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