Beta Epsilon Chapter at Carroll University

Chapter History

The Beta Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta was installed on May 17, 1952 at what was then called Carroll College.

Recent chapter honors include:

  • Chapter of the Year 2019 (Carroll University Greek Life)
  • Excellence in Membership Development (Carroll University Greek Life)
  • Excellence in Leadership Development (Carroll University Greek Life)
  • Excellence in Intellectual Development, 2019 (Carroll University Greek Life)
  • Bayleigh Little, Emerging Greek Leader 2019 (Carroll University Greek Life)‚Äč
  • Shannon Zogran, Greek of the Year 2019 (Carroll University Greek Life)

Summer 2016

At Alpha Gamma Delta's Convention held in July, the chapter received the following inaugural awards:

  • Member Experience Award (The Member Experience Award is presented to a chapter achieving excellence in new member and member retention as a result of successful implementation of the Alpha Gamma Delta Experience.)
  • Social Media Excellence Award (The Social Media Excellence Award recognizes a chapter that best represents the chapter and Fraternity brand in a positive way online. Chapters should demonstrate a positive presence on their website and/or social media through frequent, innovative and values-driven posts and updates. Special consideration will be given to chapters that can demonstrate that all members, not just officers, contribute to the chapter’s social media efforts.)
  • Academic Excellence Award (for having the top GPA of the Collegiate Panhellenic the entire biennium)

Additionally, the chapter was named to the honor roll for the following:

  • Activities (The Activities Award is presented to a collegiate chapter in recognition of wide and varied involvement of individual chapter members in campus related activities and leadership positions outside that of the Greek community. Such participation elevates Alpha Gamma Delta’s impact on her campus, provides rich opportunities for our sisters to develop leadership skills, expands our reach to potential new members and strengthens our connections to campus partners.)
  • Joy Of Service (The Joy of Service Award is presented to a chapter that has demonstrated outstanding support of community service through hands-on service, fundraising, participation or a combination of such services.)
  • Recruitment Excellence (The Recruitment Excellence Award is presented to a chapter that has achieved overall excellence in recruitment, as shown in recruitment and pledging statistics. The chapter must have matched and pledged quota in both years of the biennium.)
  • Effective Management (The Effective Management Award is presented to the collegiate chapter that best demonstrates a commitment to its fiscal responsibilities and chapter operations throughout the entire biennium. Additional criteria for this award: • Submitted all chapter reports and CFRs, EC reports, Scholarship Statistics Report, Initiation applications/reports • Approved chapter budget for both years of the biennium)

Spring 2016

The spring semester was a busy one for the ladies of Beta Epsilon. We began the year with our officer training and installed all newly elected officers. We were happy to receive word that our chapter's GPA for the fall was a 3.499 and that we once again had the highest GPA of all Greek chapters on campus.

In the month of February, the women of Alpha Gamma Delta were able to participate in many different activities and volunteer projects. This included selling candy grams, our Grilled Cheese with the Gams for Diabetes Education & Awareness where we raised $778, as well as our Alpha Gam Slam. Some of our women also volunteered at a daddy-daughter dance for a school district in Milwaukee.

The month of March was a busy month for the new members of Alpha Gamma Delta. Our sisters continued with their new member process passed their new member exam.

The ladies also participated in Greek Week as well. In mid- April the ladies of Beta Epsilon welcomed five new sisters into the chapter.

Other events this spring included: our awards celebration where various awards were handed out to the ladies of Alpha Gamma Delta; International Reunion Day where members of Beta Epsilon were able to catch up with various alumnae of Alpha Gamma Delta; and the Carroll University Student Activities and Greek Life Awards banquet, where we received the Intellectual Development award, Shannon Zogran was named "Emerging Greek Leader," and Amy Kant was named "Outstanding Chapter Advisor."

All in all the ladies of Alpha Gamma Delta had an extremely effective spring semester and look forward to the start of another great year in the fall.

Fall 2015

We had a very successful fall semester. The semester started out with a successful formal recruitment where we welcomed 17 new members into our chapter. We were also able to participate in highway cleanup as well as our Greek Retreat to establish better bonds within our Greek community.

Although we did not win Homecoming week, we took first place in the parade thanks to one our member's amazing father, who kindly helped put out float together. Alumnae were also able to return and see our renovated suite for the very first time after the homecoming festivities.

During this semester we were able to hold our annual Alpha Gam Slam to benefit Diabetes Awareness & Education. We held our biannual Blood Drive with the Red Cross which was very successful. To end the semester we were able to initiate 17 new members into our wonderful sisterhood.

Spring 2015

We started the year off with officer training and ceremoniously welcomed our newly elected officers into their positions. In February, our chapter was able to have informal recruitment, in which we extended bids out to four wonderful ladies. Each lady accepted her bid with joy. Alpha Gamma Delta was successful in reaching jewel chapter through all of the activities and service projects they held. Those activities included selling candy grams, our 4th "Pearls and Pancakes" Pancake Breakfast for Diabetes Education and Awareness, and Alpha Gam Slam.

Our chapter also presented The Love is Greater than Hate Project: The Jessie Blodgett Story, in which Dr. Buck Blodgett opened our minds and hearts to discover that love will change the world more than hate ever will. 

Alpha Gamma Delta continued their service to the community by participating in two high way clean ups. In addition, Alpha Gamma Delta held their semester blood drive to promote the important of the spirit of giving and saving lives.

We were also awarded high honors at the student organization awards banquet. We were awarded Outstanding Service of all other campus organizations for our dedication to service and making the world a better place. We also received the Intellectual Development award for Greek life. Finally, one of our very own was awarded Living out Their Values of her sorority in every aspect of her life - Alexandra Zogran.

The success of Alpha Gamma Delta Beta Epsilon Chapter this semester is outstanding, and all of our members are extremely proud of our success.

Fall 2014

The Beta Epsilon Chapter received honors at the Alpha Gamma Delta International Convention this summer.

We were honored for scholastic excellence with the coveted "Rose Bowl" Award, which is awarded to a collegiate chapter that has demonstrated a commitment to learning by consistently achieving the highest scholarship performance in the Fraternity throughout the past biennium. Chapters receiving this award must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and must have a higher GPA than the Panhellenic average for the entire biennium.

Additionally, we were named to the Recruitment Excellence Honor Roll for achieving overall excellence in recruitment, as shown in recruitment and pledging statistics.

We had a very successful fall.  The semester started with Formal Recruitment for the chapter, in which we were able to hand out bids to 13 women. We also were extremely successful with our 3rd Pancake Breakfast for Diabetes Education and Awareness.

Alpha Gamma Delta also had a strong presence in Carroll University's homecoming week, in which we had girls participating in most, if not all, events that took place throughout the week. After eight weeks in their new member process, the Fall of 2014 pledge class was initiated on November 16th, bringing our chapter total to 49 initiated, active members.

Throughout the semester, Alpha Gamma Delta also strengthened our bond with the other members of Greek life, through our various mixers and volunteering events, such as Take Back the Night and the all Panhellenic fall clean up. We finished the semester with our semesterly blood drive through the Red Cross.

Spring 2014

Alpha Gamma Delta started the month of March by celebrating International Badge Day. Many of our women proudly wore their badges, showcasing the honor of being a part of Alpha Gamma Delta. The following week was Greek Week, which involved our chapter with the other chapters of Greek Life at Carroll University in many activities. This allowed our sisters to bond not only with each other, but other members of Greek Life. Alpha Gamma Delta came in third place overall for Greek Week.

Budgets were created for each office, along with an overall Alpha Gamma Delta budget to be presented to Student Senate. Some of our members helped volunteer for Spirit of Hope, put on by the Carroll Dance team. The theme was chosen for formal, along with the banquet, invitations, a date, and a dessert committee. New this year, a red, buff, and green princess and a pearl queen will be chosen, showcasing one sister from each year and how they live up to the Alpha Gamma Delta standard. The "Pearls and Pancakes" pancake breakfast fundraiser was a success, raising nearly $1000. This year, we have raised more than $2000 for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, achieving Jewel Chapter status.

Fall 2013

Alpha Gamma Delta was notified that we held the highest all-Greek GPA, and the highest all-women’s GPA. To continue with our grades, Michaela Swartz, our new Scholarship chair, made a fishbowl incentive. Each girl is able to write down a school accomplishment, and be put in a drawing for a reward.  We also held the second annual “Pump Up the Gam,” an 80’s themed jazzercise workout led by our own alumna, Marissa Borchardt. Our sisters sold candy grams around campus, with chocolate donated by Allo Chocolat. This year, we have raised more than $2000 for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, achieving Jewel Chapter status.

We were visited by leadership consultant, Kaci, this fall. Each officer and team held meetings with her, and each officer was able to come up with great ideas to benefit Alpha Gamma Delta as a whole. We sent more than 150 Alpha Gamma Delta shirts to our sisters in Oklahoma, whose belongings were damaged in a house fire.