A few of us at the Canada Day BBQ.






Theta Rho is one of the many chapters of Beta Sigma Phi in the New Westminster Area.  Beta Sigma Phi is an international organization and not affiliated with any college or university sorority.

 In our chapter, our ages range from mid 20's to early 40's. We are women from different educational and economical backgrounds.  Some of us are single; some married.  Some of us have kids; some don't.  We are a group of young women who enjoy each other's company and meet regularly to share  Life, Learning and Friendship,  which is Beta  Sigma Phi's motto.  Together, we have  volunteered for many services in the community such as SHARE,  donating Christmas  hampers to different organizations in need,  and serving  Christmas  dinner to those less fortunate.  We have also participated in and donated to the Coquitlam  Relay 4 Life, supporting a sorority sister from another chapter.

We share  cultural programs with each other at  every meeting; sometimes it is a program on the history of a particular person (e.g., Jane Austen), an item of interest (e.g., an interesting talk on the history, the many uses of lavender, teas, chocolate, etc.), or even a seasonal craft (e.g., Halloween decorations, Christmas gift bags).   Regardless of the topic, it's always interesting!

Theta Rho is  a career chapter, meeting twice a month.  One of these meetings is a business meeting and the other meeting is purely for fun socializing formal social meeting, where we get together for fun.  Our meetings are shared among the members' homes, although some of our social meetings are held elsewhere, such as a restaurant for coffee/dessert night, meeting for a walk, out to a play, etc. 

In addition to the regularly scheduled meetings, we hold several social events a year, which sometimes include either our spouses, children or both. This year we finished our sorority year with a Canada Day Family Barbeque.  In past years, we've attended hockey games, local theatre productions, craft fairs, and have held movie or game nights. We are all looking forward to many fun social events planned for this year as well!

The New Westminster Area Council of Beta Sigma Phi has two banquets per year, and we participate in both of them.  The first one in the fall is the Pledge Banquet, where new members are introduced and welcomed to Beta Sigma Phi by their supporting chapter.  The Founder's Day Banquet in April is an international Beta Sigma Phi tradition attended by our sorority sisters all over the world.  Founders Day celebrates the anniversary of the Beta Sigma Phi organization, and is an event we all look forward to near the end of our sorority year.

If you are interested in meeting other women, making new friends, sharing your interests and having as much fun and support in Theta Rho as we do, come join us!   Spend a couple of meeting nights getting to know us and what we do, and if you feel that sorority is something you would like to fit into your life, we would love to have you! 

Theta Rho meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:30 every month except July and August. If you would like to attend please contact us at  and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have!