Part of our responsibility as Theta Phi Alphas is to care for and to make a commitment to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Advancing philanthropic interests is a part of Theta Phi Alpha's mission and such interest is promoted throughout the collegiate experience and beyond, during the alumnal years. Volunteering our services to the community in several different ways is important to our mission as a fraternal organization. In an attempt to help others, Theta Phi Alpha chapters, Alumnae Associations, and individual sisters have supported local and national philanthropic activities and community service.
Aside from our National Philanthropies, the Gamma Rho Chapter also supports a local philanthropy as well. Inspired by the tradegies that occurred on September 11, 2001, the sisters of the Gamma Rho Chapter work to spread Disability Awareness. The women of Zeta Iota Lambda, the local organization that the Gamma Rho Chapter of Theta Phi Alpha came from, founded this philanthropy in 2003 after the devastation of the September 11th attacks. These women wanted to be able to support the men, women, and families that were affected by the tradegies. Therefore, they sought out to spread awareness about disabilities because many of the people who were affected by the attacks now also sufferred from mental and physical disabilities.
As Theta Phi's, we still continue to have that same passion for disabilities. We continuously strive to spread awareness so that people, on and off the Sacred Heart campus, understand and respect people who are affected by disabilities, both mentally and physically.