National Convention

Phi Beta Chi's National Convention is the legislative body of our sorority. Convention is the place where members vote on business, elect new national directors, participate in workshops geared towards our active members and/or life after college, learn from one another, and so much more.

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"Out of This World with Phi Beta Chi"

 

July 30 - August 1, 2021

Web Conference

Convention 2021 will be a multi-day web event taking place Friday, July 30th through Sunday, August 1st. Join sisters across the country for a weekend of networking, inspirational guest speakers, and more!

Registration closed on Friday, July 23, 2021.

This Year's Speakers

You don't want to miss this!

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Keynote Speaker

Cassie Little

Strengthening Sisterhood Despite Separation

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusivity

Victoria Alexander

What do we mean, "Values Based Organizations?" Race, class, gender, and sexuality in Fraternity and Sorority Life

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Professional Communication

Clarissa Mae Calimbas

What is professional communication and why is it important?

Read the speaker bios below!

National Convention 2021 Agenda

All times listed below are in Central Time.

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Day 1: July 30th

  • Welcome (7:30pm)

  • Sisterhood & Networking (7:40pm)

  • Closing (9pm)

Day 2: July 31st

  • Welcome & Virtual Ice Breakers (1pm)

  • Keynote with Cassie Little (1:15pm)

  • Break (2:15pm)

  • Devotion & Senior Recognition Ceremony (2:30pm)

  • Break (3pm)

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusivity Training with Victoria Alexander (3:30pm)

  • Closing (4:45pm)

Day 3: August 1st

  • Welcome & Virtual Ice Breakers (1pm)

  • National Business Meeting (1:10pm) - AGENDA

  • Break (2:10pm)

  • Professional Communication Training with Clarissa Mae Calimbas (2:30pm)

  • Break (3:15pm)

  • "Sell your Sorority Skills" Workshop with Cassie Little: (3:30pm)

  • Closing (4:30pm)

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Convention Shirts

The shirt shop closed on July 8th. Thanks to everyone who purchased a shirt that's out of this world!

Annual Awards

This past school year was harder than ever due to COVID-19 and the efforts of our sisters have not gone unnoticed. If there's a Phi Beta Chi chapter/colony, individual, or team who made a significant contribution to our sorority this past school year that you believe deserves special recognition, submit a nomination for the National Annual Awards!

Nominations were due June 28, 2021.

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ROSE Foundation Donations

THANK YOU to the Rose of Sharon Education (ROSE) Foundation for sponsoring this year's Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion speaker, Victoria AlexanderIf it is on your heart to give back to the educational needs of the sorority and its members, please consider making a donation to the foundation this year.

 Donations are tax-deductible and can be made via PayPal or

by check mailed to: PO Box 65426, West Des Moines, IA 50265

For more information about the ROSE Foundation, visit the Foundation page.

Note: Donations are optional and are not required to participate in National Convention 2021.

 

Cassie Little

Keynote Speaker & "Sell Your Sorority Skills" Workshop

Strengthening Sisterhood Despite Separation

 

After a year of doing sorority virtually, how connected to do you feel to your sisterhood? Cassie Little, sorority advocate and community enthusiast, will help sisters see the vital role they play in their sisterhood in her keynote program, Strengthening Sisterhood Despite Separation. Through guided reflection, attendees will process their shared and individual stressors to reconnect with the value and purpose of their sorority membership. Expect to find new found motivation to show up fully as a member of your sorority!

In addition to her featured keynote, we are excited to have Cassie lead our membership workshop “Selling Your Sorority Skills”. At this workshop, sisters will learn how to market the sorority experience for post-grad jobs and opportunities. Both of Cassie’s sessions will be applicable and tailored to active members and alumni alike.

About Cassie

Cassie Little is a sorority speaker, consultant, podcast host, and the founder of Her Sorority Journey. Since joining Sigma Kappa at Arizona State University in 2014, Cassie has been passionate about creating meaningful communities where women can be their authentic selves & thrive in college. After graduating, Cassie travelled full-time as a leadership consultant and served as an educational programs coordinator for a higher-ed speaking agency. In these roles, she supported chapters & communities on 19 different campuses in recruitment, member development, and sisterhood across 12 different states.

Cassie launched Her Sorority Journey in March of 2020 to provide sorority women the resources to navigate any season they find themselves in of their membership experience, including the virtual one we are in now. Outside of sorority, Cassie enjoys teaching barre classes and exploring mountain towns around Denver, Colorado where she currently resides!

 

Victoria Alexander

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

What do we mean, “Values Based Organizations”? Race, class, gender, and sexuality in Fraternity and Sorority Life

 

Fraternities and sororities have a long and storied history. Some aspects are positive and worth accolades. Others are marked by exclusion, hate, and vitriol. We can’t tell the stories of our organizations, or fully understand our groups without a full picture of the history of race, class, gender, and sexuality in fraternity and sorority life. Let’s move past the information on the website and in the new member Education pamphlet, shall we?

About Victoria

Victoria Alexander is a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion practitioner whose passions are rooted in anti-racist pedagogy, critical consciousness building, and experiences of Black students in predominately white institutions. The aim of her work is to challenge the myths regarding the historical and present-day distributions of power, investigate the role of racism and anti-racism in social, professional, and educational spaces, and empower people to analyze their own social identities and positions within systems of power.


Victoria Alexander is currently a PhD student at the University of Maryland College of Education, studying Higher Education.

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Clarissa Mae Calimbas

Professional Communication

About Clarissa Mae Calimbas

Clarissa Mae Calimbas is a passionate higher education professional with multiple years of experience programming and advising student leaders on college campuses across the United States. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and believes in the value of the sorority experience. She was initiated at the Lambda Beta Chapter at California State Long Beach and advises their Delta Sigma Chapter at San Jose State University. She received her Master of Science in Education, Educational Leadership - Concentration in Student Affairs from Old Dominion University and her Bachelor of Arts in Child & Adolescent Deveolpment, Preparation in Teaching from San Jose State University. Clarissa Mae is passionate about social justice, wellness, communication and social media, and student engagement.