Chapter Spotlight: Alpha Pi

Get to Know Alpha Pi Chapter!

School: St. John’s Univ.

Alpha Pi was founded in May 1961. Since then, we have grown into a sisterhood that has provided each member a family on campus, friends and, most of all, a shoulder to lean on for support throughout our pharmacy school journeys. Our chapter is highly involved on campus by hosting naloxone trainings, bringing in ovarian cancer survivors and learning sign language and Spanish in pharmacy workshop settings. We also host annual clothing and food drives and volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House throughout the school year. And for 15 years in a row, our chapter has been the top non-Greek fundraiser for St. John’s annual Relay for Life event!

How do you keep sisters involved and engaged?

Keeping sisters involved and engaged is sometimes a battle. However, we work towards making sure everyone’s opinions are heard and given feedback. We’ve found that our most successful events are when many sisters are involved in the planning. The support, encouragement and camaraderie shared among members fosters personal growth and challenges each to be the best human being, pharmacist and sister they can be.

What is your most popular event?

Our most popular event is actually a team effort. Every year, we fundraise for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life hosted on St. John’s campus. Participating in this event has been a tradition of Alpha Pi in honor of sister Dr. Lisa Anzisi, an ovarian cancer survivor.

How does your chapter meet the Core Values of LKS?

We offer members the opportunity for mentorship within the chapter as well as professional development opportunities through CV workshops and educational workshops on different topics, including women’s health issues. We are very involved in different community service events within our campus and community. Through our “Ewe and Me” program, every sister has the chance to achieve leadership positions. Our chapter is very grateful for an alumni chapter that is heavily involved in networking and providing educational workshops. But most importantly, Alpha Pi has provided a family for sisters who have built friendships that will surely last a lifetime.

Erin RogalaChapter Spotlight: Alpha Pi