Welcome to Sisterhood, Service, & Cultural Diversity!

Sunday, January 26, 2014 - - Meet the Omicron Chapter Active House for Spring 2014

Meet the Spring 2014 semester Active House of Kappa Phi Lambda's The Ohio State University Omicron Chapter! I think we can agree that Mokona is a receiver of serenades.

#59 Latitude
#61 Chihiro
#63 Fortify
#64 Novanta
#65 Victini
#66 Kerberos
#67 Primrose
#68 SkyyBomb
#69 Mokona
#70 Katara
#71 Maybach
#72 Kilala
#73 Chiyoko
#74 Lt. Riza
#75 Alcatraz
"How to Be a Heartbreaker"
Marina and the Diamonds
Thank you so much to Latitude for making this video!

Saturday, January 4, 2014 - - Tune into Kappa for Tau Rush Spring 2014!

For More Information and Updates: Tau Rush Spring 2014 Facebook Page

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 - Welcome to Sisterhood: Sigma Class!

We are very excited to present the newest Super Special Sigma Class!

#73 Charlotte Petera *Chiyoko*
#74 Kalyn French *Lt. Riza*
#75 Abby Lee *Alcatraz*

Good job PEs Vida Law *Latitude* & Joni Choi *Novanta!
And congrats to the Bigs! Maria Tan *Chihiro*, Helen Jiang *Kilala* and Amy Nguyen *Emery*

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 - - Get Ready for Sigma Rush Fall 2013!

For More Information and Updates: Sigma Rush Fall 2013 Facebook Page

Sunday, May 31st, 2013 - - Happy 10 Year Anniversary to Us!

One decade ago today 7 amazing women founded Omicron Chapter of Kappa Phi Lambda at OSU. 17 classes, 70 sisters, and 2 baby colonies later; we strive to carry on the legacy that our founders ingrained in this organization of eternal sisterhood, serving our community, and promoting cultural diversity. Here's to 10 years and many many many more to come!

Thank you Charters Aileen Q. Nguyen Gina Cho Esther Kj Sim Alberta Lui-McKinney Helen Son Jenny Teng Balingcongan Audrey Pai and PE Wendy Chan!

Sunday, April 21st, 2013 - - Announcing: University of Denver Colony!

We are extremely proud and excited to announce the newest colony of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority Inc., at the University of Denver that we've had the honor of hosting! This is the furthest west KPL has expanded and hopefully we'll keep going!

OSU PEs Krizzia Yanga Choi *BAMF* and Selina Tang *Pucca* have crossed 9 amazing charters!

2. Alexis Nguyen *Adelaide* | Big: Qiannan Stacy Zhang *Quicksand*
3. Joie Ha *Vergani* | Big: Mae LaPresta *Delizia*
4. Chemka Tsaschikher *Axiom* | Big: Angee She *Eirene*
5. Lena Chhay *Incendio* | Big: Tina Toijee Fong *Zephyr*
6. Karen Huang *Juggernaut* | Big: Angela Beal *Jiggy*
7. Moral Masuoka *Silvermist* | Big: Jee-Young Choi *Kiyone*
8. Younsung Park *Treasure* | Big: Cecilia Luu *Magic*
9. Kimberly Che *Talisman* | Big: Ada Lin *Forever*
10. Sophia Man *Awaken* | Big: Tiffany Tai *Verge*

Here's the beginning of sisterhood, service, and cultural diversity at the University of Denver! Congratulations new sisters and welcome to eternal sisterhood!

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 - - 2013-2014 Executive & Minor Board

< Congrats to the new board and continuing to live our pillars and represent letters well next year!

Saturday, April 20th, 2013 - - 2012-2013 Kappa Awards

Recognizing the hard work and dedication of sisters and alumnae who made this a spectacular year for Omicron Chapter!

Saturday, April 20th, 2013 - - 10 Years of Sisterhood, Service, & Cultural Diversity

This past weekend we celebrated our 10 year anniversary at The Ohio State University in style and in good company at The Bluestone. We want to thank everyone who came to support us, some sisters literally traveled thousands of miles to be with us for this special occasion! 6 out of 7 charters, founding father Lambert Torres, and our Charter's program education Wendy Chan *Kahlua* made it to Columbus for the occasion!

It was amazing seeing sisters come back years after crossing into this sisterhood and reconnecting with line sisters, fam, meeting new sisters, etc. Special shout out to Selina Tang *Pucca* & the banquet committee for putting together the wonderful affair. Another thanks to our amazing alumnae Tiffany Tse *Zoro* for putting together a hilarious banquet video, which you can see here:

Tuesday, March 21st, 2013 - - Sister in the Spotlight: Skyybomb

Saturday, April 7th, 2013 - - Greek Awards!

We won the William H. Hall Chapter of the Year at OSU out of ALL sorority & fraternity life at the Greek Awards!
We also won Outstanding Citizenship Program, Academic Excellence Award, and Outstanding Scholarship Award!
Our very own President Krizzia Yanga was also awarded the Multicultural Greek Sister of the Year award!
What a great way to cap off our 10th year at The Ohio State University! Good job actives!

Saturday, April 6th, 2013 - - Welcome to sisterhood Omicron Rhos!

We are very excited to present the newest additions the Rho Class!

#70 Effie Wang *Katara*
#71 Felicia Woo *Maybach*
#72 Wei Helen Jiang *Kilala*

Good job PEs Grace Choi Yanga *Rosemary* & Joyce Xu *Fortify*!
And congrats to the Bigs! Divya Veluguri *Darwin* Chelsea Lechner *Nacar* Selina Tang *Pucca*

Friday March 29, 2013 - - The Gift of Giving Back

Thank you to all who came out to our Giving Back Life fundraiser and workshop event last week. We hope that everyone learned a little something about the great cause that Giving Back Life is fighting for. Thanks to Daniel Lui, Lily Hsu and all the supporters from out of town who made the trip to support us!

It seemed like everyone enjoyed the "Orphan for a Day" workshop where participants were provided with orphan back stories and had to accomplish task throughout four days (8 minutes per day). The task were: attend school, do homework, eat 2 meals, obtain 1 bottle of water, and find somewhere to sleep. Selina Tang *Pucca* who is a Giving Back Life intern did an amazing job facilitating the workshop as well as organizing the event! Consider donating to Giving Back Life and supporting their cause!

Saturday, March 24th, 2013 - -Giving Back Life: China's Lost Treasures

We are so excited to be hosting this event for our local philanthropy Giving Back Life!
An event ticket will cost $10 if RSVP'd and $12 at the door. The event includes:
  • Dinner Reception
  • Speaker: Daniel Lui MD, MBA
  • Interactive Workshop: "Orphan for a Day" facilitated by Selina Tang: Attendees will receive an envelope at the door. After the dinner reception, you will get a chance to experience how to be an orphan in China for 4 days. There will be a list of tasks you need to finish to "survive" as an orphan. Stands will be situated around the room to help you accomplish those tasks. At the end of the night, the winner of this challenge will receive a $50 Target gift card!
Giving Back Life's Mission:
To love and empower the underprivileged children of China, providing eternal hope for a brighter future. "All our lives we receive love, compassion, lessons, wisdom and knowledge from those around us. Giving back is an occasion when we get to share what we have received with those around us. When we give, we also receive. It is the power of reciprocity. Embrace the gift of giving back."

Saturday, March 24th, 2013 - -
Spirit of the Phoenix Week: "Holding Up Half the Sky"

Spirit of the Phoenix is held every March by every chapter of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. as a part of our national campaign to promote women empowerment and to raise awareness for our national and local philanthropies.
This year we will be holding two events at The Ohio State University. We hope to see you there and we hope you join us in the fight to empower women all over the world.
  • Monday, March 25th, 2013: Screening and discussion of the documentary "Half the Sky"
  • Thurday, March 28th, 2013: Screening and discussion of the documentary "Miss Representation"
"Women hold up half the sky"

Friday, March 22nd, 2013 - - A Deadly Affair

Thanks to everyone who came out to our 4th Annual Murder Mystery Masquerade! We had a blast setting up this night of mystery and intrigue. And most importantly we raised money for two great causes: our national philanthropy NAPAWF and the Central Ohio Rescue and Restore.

Special shout out to Psi Chapter sisters (University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign) for coming all the way to Columbus to support us!

Tuesday, March 21st, 2013 - - Sister in the Spotlight: Skyybomb

Saturday, March 16th, 2013 - - Look Forward to Our 4th Annual Murder Mystery Masquerade Ball!

  The sisters of Omicron chapter will be hosting their 4th Annual Murder Mystery Masquerade March 22, 2013 at the Hale Black Cultural Center on campus. The philanthropic event will benefit the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF).

  This year's murder mystery theme will revolve around the murder of millionaire Richard A. Rochester. Rochester's will reading serves as the backdrop to the evening. Participants will spend the evening sleuthing and finding Rochester's murderer among them. Guest will have the opportunity to purchase a character packet and become a part of the high society intrigue

  In addition to a thrilling mystery there will also be a speaker and a three-course dinner. Samantha Hudson from the Central Ohio Rescue and Restore will be the feature speaker. She will be speaking about the issue of human trafficking and modern day slavery.

  The price for an observer ticket, which includes a speaker presentation, dinner and observing the mystery unfold will be $10. A character ticket includes a speaker presentation, dinner and a role in the mystery as a pre-made character. Donations are welcomed and all proceed will go to NAPWAF.

  NAPAWF is the official national philanthropy of all chapters of Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. NAPAWF works for the advancement of social justice and human rights for Asian Pacific American women in the United States.

  We hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 9th, 2013 - - Happy Founder's Day!

‎Here's to 18 years of sisterhood, service and cultural diversity!

Thanks to our seven founding mothers: Elizabeth Choi, Karen Eng, Rei Hirasawa, Hee Cho Moon, Chae Park , Samantha Somchanhmavong, and Connie Yang! Without your hard word, dedication and vision all those year ago 2,000+ sisters today would not be here today! Also thanks to Lambert Torres!
1-9-9-5 KAPPAS KAPPAS 'til we die!

Tuesday, March 7th, 2013 - - Sister in the Spotlight: Krizzia Yanga *BAMF*

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 - - Sister in the Spotlight: Selina Tang *Pucca*

Saturday, February 23th, 2013 - - Turkey!

We always love getting together with alumnae and keeping the bond of sisterhood alive. This weekend we went and bonded over some friendly competition at the bowling lanes.

Kappas put on their bowling shoes and took over three lanes. Even though some sisters, you know who you are, had some help on the lanes coughcoughBUMPERScoughcough I like to think we are a pretty decent bunch of bowlers. Shout out to alum Justine Sanchez *Lucid* for bowling a turkey (three strikes in a row)!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 - - Sister in the Spotlight: Joyce Xu *Fortify*


Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 - - Sister in the Spotlight: CONTINUUM


Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 - - Sister in the Spotlight: Primrose

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 - - RIP Riley Tang

Recently, a sister from our Baruch University Chapter passed away after fighting a battle of cancer.
This morning [January 31st], one of our sisters, Riley Tang *AFTERMATH*, passed away. She was a beautiful and lively person, inside and out. Her struggle with cancer was never something that hindered her from staying true to herself, always looking out for others and putting them before her. She not only left an imprint in this sorority, but in the lives of everyone that she has encountered. Please pray for her family and send your condolences. Rest in Peace.

A few of our sisters and the brothers of Pi Delta Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, at OSU created some photos sending our prayers to the Riley and the Baruch sisters.

Also, due to this recent ordeal, the Baruch sisters have a renewed sense fight and wish to contribute to the discovery for the cure of cancer. They and we as well, hope that people will not lose their loved ones to this disease. They have joined Relay for Life and hope to help them fundraise for their cause. If you would like to contribute to their cause, please click here to DONATE!

The prayers we send you are the keys that we hope will open your door.
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 - - Sister in the Spotlight: Intention

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 - - Sister in the Spotlight: Novanta

The beginning of the Sister in the Spotlight Series brought to you by Kerberos!!

Sunday, January 20th, 2013 - - Traveling is in Our Blood

We really enjoy traveling.
It's just something that all of us do as a chapter and individually.
We really enjoy making those bonds outside the state of Ohio that we wouldn't have if we weren't a Kappa. One of the recent bonds we made were with the fraternity, Kappa Pi Beta Fraternity, Incorporated, located at University of Illinois at Chicago. In order to commemorate a new friend, their recent new class (Epsilons), and for the many meals that they took upon themselves to pay for us despite our refusals when they visited, we made them a table!
We hope you enjoy your gift!

The bonds you create, make your tomorrow.
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Monday, January 14th, 2013 - - Roadtrips Are Our Life

This past weekend we went to the National January Conference hosted in Flushing, NY. Conference is basically a time when a group of sisters from each of the schools come together to reflect over our accomplishments during the previous term. This is one of the 3 national meetings that we attend yearly and many of our sisters always attend (alumnae too)!

At this conference, we were presented a 10-year plaque! This year will be the 10th year since our chapter was established! We've come a long way from 2003, reaching 67 sisters in our very diverse chapter. It's not May 31st yet but it was nice to get a gift from National Board which was presented by our charters' program educator, Wendy Chan *Kahlua*! How LEGIT is that?! We'll be celebrating our 10-year at our upcoming banquet! We hope to see as many of our sisters (and their dates, ahem) there and make it the best that it can be. =)

I also wanted to mention that we have a new addition to the OSU family who joined Kappa this past fall 2012. Her name is Denise *Utena* (pictured in the middle)! She recently chartered Kappa Phi Lambda onto her campus at North Carolina State University and her big is Sarah Spencer *Belldandy*, her FIFTH little, by the way.
♥Forever OSU Kappa family! ♥

Friendships come and go, but sisterhood lasts forever.
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Thursday, January 10th, 2013 - - Warm Bodies & Chocolate

All of the sister pages are up! Yay!!!!

This past Tuesday, we had our first rush event! Hot Chocolate & S'mores! It was a nice get-together during the first week of class and a cold night. Cramming ourselves in a small place felt somewhat cozy and homey. And that's what Kappa is to many of us. A home away from home.

And yes, we used candles to melt our marshmallows. It still tasted awesome though!

Our next rush event will be tonight at 7:30pm in the Smith Lab Room 2150! Letters to the Troops! This event counts as a service requirement. Service is one of the pillars that we stand for and is very important to us and to the community. Without volunteers who lend a helping hand to those who need it or even just offering prayers, wishes, and/or encouragement, this would be a cruel world. People can't live by themselves and because we understand that, we want to help when we can. So come socialize and help us write some letters to those soldiers overseas who fight for what they believe in and for them to come home safe and sound!

...Speaking of warm bodies, I kinda want to see that movie coming out soon. Do you?

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Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 - - What is Kappa Phi Lambda?

You can probably tell that I'm really excited with the new website and everything since I've been updating it every single day so far. Anyways, today, I'm here to tell you What Kappa Phi Lambda is.

There is no single definition of what KPL is. It's the same as when you describe your own family or yourself. There is no single definition. We're not speaking about technicalities or anything like that for we aren't machines or anything. When it comes down to it, we are an Asian-interest sorority that focuses on the pillars, the things that we stand for, of sisterhood, service, and cultural diversity. But we are more than that simple description. We are a sisterhood filled with unique individuals who create a sorority that can be the best that it can be.

Well, all of this really leads into a rush video to kickstart our Spring 2013 Rho Rush season. So enjoy!

Kappa Phi Lambda is... from Amanda Lin on Vimeo.

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Monday, January 7th, 2013 - - The Return of the Zombies

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If you're lucky and don't have classes today...ENJOY IT!
Ahem, tomorrow (1/8), we have our first rush event, Hot Chocolate & S'mores and GIM @ 7:30PM. Come on out if you want to hang out! Granted they won't look as awesome as the picture on the right, but it will still taste good! =D Tomorrow's event counts as a SOCIAL & GIM, knocking off two minimal requirements. Go here for more information on the spring 2013 rush schedule.
Alrighty, Toodles!

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Why am I even awake? Because I got the groove going~~

Okay, very very quick update. The sister pages are up.  HOWEVER, the only thing that is that not all of the sisters' pictures are up! I'm giving my fellow sisters until Wednesday to give me an image of their beautiful selves. =D (Otherwise, I do the picking! Heheheh...).
In the mean time, I suggest you visit this page......maybe you can meet our president...

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Sunday, January 6th, 2013 - - Spring Rho What Rush?!

Hi!! Almost all of the pages are done! The only section that is under construction at the moment are the sisters' pages! That'll be done very soon!

It's time for a new semester! As you may know, OSU recently switched from an academic quarter system to a semester. We all got used to it a bit this past fall. So let's get a quickstart this new 2013 year!

Spring is always a busy time for us at OSU. We have rush, our annual Murder Mystery Masquerade, Greek Week, Spirit of the Phoenix Week, Sisterhood Retreat, and Sisterhood Banquet (it's our 10-year this time around!!!!). Wish us luck and we'll make it a great term!

Speaking of which, this term, we will also be restarting our Spring Rho 2013 Rush! If you don't know what rush is, it is basically a time for you (a rushee) to get to know us (the sisters) and vice versa. It is also a time for you to figure out if you think Kappa is what you want and if it is a right fit for you! This year our theme is Kappa Forever for Kappa is Timeless. If you would like to know a little bit more about what Rush is exactly, click here. To learn more about the schedule and our current rush, visit this page.

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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 - - I'm New. Nice to Meet Ya

We have a new layout! Exciting! Not all pages are working right now! It's going to take me a few hours to fix everything but I just wanted to let you all know that I am currently updating the website for a new, fresh, and CLEAN look. =D

Anyways, it's very late at the moment, but we are finally updating the website again. Our national server switched domain hosts and then there were all sorts of problems, but we're finally back online and luckily before the new semester begins! As the semester goes on, you'll also see a new webmistress edging her way in. I'll be studying abroad soon, so your new webmistress will be Kerberos! Before I fully transition her in though, I'll be updating the website to make it easier for her to update you on things as well!

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