Congratulations to our Alpha Beta Alluring Blossoms Class!

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The Lambda Chapter at UVA is proud to announce our newest members:

#74 Angela “LyraDA” Chang (Big: Wendy “AriaDA” Wu)
#75 Kathy “Alourina” Wang (Big: Judy “Issoula” Pan)
 #76 Mei “Kyneda” Yang (Big: Ezlie “Edysia” Nguyen)
#77 Susu “Briélla” Pu (Big: Dao “AuRistéLLe” Chaikulngamdee)

We are amazed by your strength and dedication and we cannot wait to see you all go far in the future!  Welcome to the BEST SYZterhood <3

A big congratulations to Catherine “VibraDA” Fu and Winnie “Paeolis” Yang for all your hard work and persistence!

 

 

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SYZ VOICES Spring 2016

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Are you interested in Asian culture?!
Are you interested in winning cash prizes?!
Are you interested in free food and good company?!

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, then come join the ladies of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. for a fun Asian Culture Trivia Night with free food from local restaurants! Teams of 3 to 5 will compete for cash prizes of $200, $100, and $50!

The questions will ask about the culture, language, politics, and history of various Asian countries. Ask your friends to join your team and RSVP now to guarantee a spot! :)

RSVP link: http://goo.gl/forms/zafkFBhkqc
The deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, March 30th, at 11:59 PM.

Please contact our Cultural / Educational Chairs, Catherine Fu or Ruoqi Gao, if you have any questions or concerns!

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Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. (SYZ) is a cultural, social, educational, and community service oriented sorority. SYZ is one of the largest and most distinguished Asian-interest sororities in the nation. VOICES is an annual event held during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) at the University of Virginia. The program changes in style and focus every year, but our goals to spread cultural awareness, to celebrate diversity, and to bring a ‘voice’ to our heritage, remain constant and ongoing.

FOREVER SIGMA: UVA Sigma Psi Zeta Spring 2016 Rush

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The ladies of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. at UVA cordially invite you to our Alpha Beta Class Spring 2016 Rush!

Come out to rush to meet new people, nom on *FREE* food, and learn more about who we are as Sigmas while participating in a week of super fun rush events! ^_^

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★ SPRING 2016 RUSH SCHEDULE ★
January 25th to 29th, 7:00-8:30 PM daily!

Monday 1/25:
★ [GIM, Community Service / Philanthropy] Sigma’s Chocolates ★
Keep calm & eat chocolate! Join the sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta for a night of treats and carry out an act of kindness by writing postcards with words of strength and encouragement to donate to the University’s Women’s Center.
Location: Newcomb Commonwealth

Tuesday 1/26:
★ [Educational] Sigmaphora ★
Come relax after a long day of classes and be treated by the sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta with henna, face masks, nail art, and more while enjoying bubble tea and almond jelly!
Location: Newcomb 177

Wednesday 1/27:
★ [Educational] Sigmas, Just Do It ★
Join the ladies of Sigma Psi Zeta for a fun night of Zumba!! Free workshop hosted by Tyler Kernodle. Don’t sweat it, just do it.
Location: Mem Gym MP2
(Check out Tyler’s other workshops here: http://carefree-fitness.weebly.com/upcoming-classes.html)

Thursday 1/28:
★[GIM / Cultural] Build A Sigma ★
Make wishes on sky lanterns and release them into the night sky with sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta! In addition, come enjoy some homemade curry and Thai iced tea while learning more about the sisterhood!
Location: Newcomb 389

Friday 1/29:
★ [Cultural] Sigma Garden ★
Join the sisters for dinner and a relaxing night of fun and games!
**Invite Only!**

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To be eligible for a bid, a rushee must attend at least:
» 1 General Interest Meeting [GIM]
» 2 additional events (a second GIM also counts as an additional event)

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★ WHO ARE WE? ★
Sigma Psi Zeta is a multicultural, Asian-interest (but not Asian-exclusive) sorority. We have 32 sisterships nationwide and are also one of the fastest growing Asian-interest sororities in the country. Our National Philanthropy is to combat violence against women in its varied forms—including, but not limited to, domestic violence and sexual trafficking. Throughout the year, our organization participates in both community service and social events in the Greek and non-Greek community.

★ WHAT IS RUSH? ★
Rush week allows attendees/rushees to familiarize themselves with the sisters and fundamental beliefs of our sorority. Rush events are FREE and there is NO obligation to join, so any interested students are welcome to come out to our events. We host a variety of events throughout the week—from social to educational—to help rushees determine their perfect fit.

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For more information, please contact our rush chairs:
Catherine Fu (cf8wj@virginia.edu)
Wendy Wu (ww6vh@virginia.edu)

Or visit our websites:

Lambda Chapter | University of Virginia:
» Website: https://uvasigmas.org/
» Facebook: Sigmas At Uva

National:
» http://sigmapsizeta.org/

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month (A Month in Review)

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As we move into November, our sisters would like to say thank you for joining us for our Domestic Violence Awareness Month programming!

To recap:
We tabled and passed out fact sheets and purple ribbons to students.

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And we were able to host two self defense workshops this month! One was led by the UVA Police Department, and the other was led by instructors from Charlottesville Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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We also collaborated with the UVA Women’s Center on the Clothesline Project, in which DV survivors find healing through artistic expression, and the Red Flag Campaign, which seeks to draw attention to “red flag” behaviors exhibited in relationships.

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And to conclude our programming, we invited Claire Kaplan, director of the Gender Violence and Social Change program at the Women’s Center, to speak on unhealthy relationships and how certain red flag behaviors may manifest into a larger pattern.

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It was a very busy and successful month, and we are grateful to everyone who could come out and support us!
Special thanks to the Cavalier Daily for writing about our events! Check out the article here!