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The 2019 Eminence Award Ceremony

[Los Angeles, California, April 30] The Delta Zeta Theta Rho chapter at California State University, Los Angeles celebrated their fifty-third anniversary of the chapter on April 30th. Coincidentally, CSULA’s Eminence Award Ceremony was held on the same night where they won numerous chapter and individual awards. To finish off this amazing week, the sisters of Theta Rho will be hosting their annual Rose Formal on Saturday to celebrate the chapter’s anniversary.

CSULA’s Eminence Award Ceremony is also known as the Greek Awards awards are presented to the fraternities and sororities on campus for the work they’ve accomplished during the 2018-2019 academic school year. This was also a ceremony to recognize our graduating seniors before the end of their last semester..

To start off the night, overall Standards of Excellence chapter awards were given. In this category we were recognized for Academics, Sisterhood, Leadership Development, Philanthropy, and Risk Management. These awards reflect our core values at Theta Rho and we were so honored to be recognized as a chapter for all of our hard work. Empowering sisters, participating in philanthropy events, learning to take on leadership positions, and preparing women for life after college are all goals the chapter has been working on since its founding fifty-three years ago.

Next, the Fraternity and Sorority Life Recognition awards were given. These were the individual awards of the night and we are so proud that our sisters were chosen out of all the CSULA fraternities and sororities to take home most of these awards. The first award was the Member of the Year, awarded to our sister Teresa Vu for all of her outstanding work on her Starkey Mission Trip as well as being our Vice President of Academics this semester. The next person awarded was Estefania Aguirre for President of the Year, Steffi time and time again puts her best foot forward for our chapter and was recognized for that tonight. Our Collegiate Chapter Advisor, Tania Rooney, won Advisor of the year; a well deserved award for a woman who inspires our chapter everyday. Alumni Sonjia Leyva, who is a professor at CSULA took home the Friend to the Greeks award for all of her participation in Greek Life at CSULA. Finally, our chapter took home the Chapter of the Year award; the most prestigious award given. This was truly an honor as it coincided with our fifty-third anniversary..

This week is a cause for celebration for the Theta Rho chapter. Our chapter has been serving excellence and truly challenging out girls for fifty-three years now and counting. This was a big moral boost for the ladies of Theta Rho and we will continue to push ourselves to do better. We are so proud to call ourselves Delta Zeta’s everyday but especially today.

As one of the oldest organizations on our campus, tonight marked a special treat for our girls. Collegiate Chapter Director and winner of the “Advisor of The Year Award”, Tania Roney shared:

“I'm humbled by tonight's surprise and honored to receive "Advisor of the Year". This award is a representation of the women who understand the mission we serve and understand how to achieve excellence together. We may lose battles, but we also win wars together. It is because of the trailblazers that I'm happy and proud to assist as an advisor. We've demonstrated that the ability of growth can win high achievements.

These awards come as the best birthday gifts to commemorate our 53rd Anniversary. It was a huge honor to walk away with "Overall Chapter Eminence Excellence Award" and many others. The ability to continuously learn and grow has been the most important quality the women of Theta Rho have shown over the past few years. It is with no doubt that every member in our chapter who contributes and has become energized believing in the mission of our organization, understands how to achieve it. I'm extremely proud of all my little sisters who are chasing higher ideals and catching excellence. May the Theta Rho women continue to aim higher and achieve bigger accomplishments as they leave a better and stronger legacy for the next generations of Delta Zetas to come.”

Theta Rho feels very accomplished and all the awards won tonight are just an added victory. This is what our sisterhood is all about and we will continue to thrive as a chapter. We like to give a huge thank you to the Greek Life Organization at CSULA for recognizing our chapter for the 2018-2019 school year. And once again we’d like to congratulate our individual winners who inspire us on a daily basis. These awards pinpoint our anniversary, sisters in the chapter and those who come before us, and all the strides we’ve accomplished to get here. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!

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Delta Zeta Theta Rho Chapter

Delta Zeta Theta Rho was founded at the California State University/Los Angeles campus on April 30, 1966. It is one of 166 international chapters of Delta Zeta Sorority which was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1902. Theta Rho is a part of Delta Zeta’s Region X and serves the greater Los Angeles community. With a roster of over 100, the chapter takes pride in developing the greater world’s strong future leaders and global citizens. To learn more about Delta Zeta Theta Rho, visit

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