Formal is an elegant occasion. It is a time for every Gamma to feel beautiful! Formal is usually held towards the end of the spring semester. The attire is “prom like” dresses, and for men suits or tuxedos. It is usually held in a nice restaurant with dinner, music and a presentation on the year’s highlights. Formal is a great way to end another exciting year at Texas State University with all our lovely sisters. For spring 2009, Formal was held at Carmelo’s Restaurant in Austin, TX. Sisters were able to enjoy an elegant meal and fine company while awards were passed out, farewell speeches were made by departing sisters, and highlights from the year were recognized. It was a fun and relaxing evening where everyone was able to come together and reminisce on the past year and look forward to the next.
Every quarter Sigma Lambda Gamma participates in “mixers” or socials with other chapters on campus. These mixers are usually themed and a great way to meet other members of the Greek community. In the past, some of our themes have been Mafia, Camouflage, and Red Carpet. Sigma Lambda Gamma has also held socials with chapters from other universities, such as the Xi Chapter at the University of Texas in Austin. We are constantly collaborating with other organizations to provide great socializing opportunities and great entertainment.
Sigma Lambda Gamma deeply values our sisterhood. Every month we plan sisterhood events to spend time with one another. The monthly events consist of going out to eat or dancing, going to the movies or having a girl’s night in. Some of our bigger sisterhood events have included Founders Week, Emotional Intelligence events, camping, road trips, and attending events by chapters of Sigma Lambda Gamma at other universities. Gammas don’t just participate in organized sisterhood events. Sisters also enjoy socializing with other organizations, group study sessions and having stroll night nights. Our sisters enjoy a very active social life. Between attending themed mixers, planning social and community service events and supporting Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity and our cousins Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, there is never a dull moment in the life of a Sigma Lambda Gamma woman!
Retreat is a time for Sisterhood. A nice house is rented in which sisters are able to say their farewells to our graduating seniors and celebrate the success of another great year. Sisters only are allowed, and food, fun and games are provided for this special night. This is the night where memories are forged and friendships fortified; it is an awesome opportunity for everyone to laugh, dance and enjoy each others company.