Tau Lambda History

Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi began with a vision. Theresa Levenduski, a Shippensburg University sophomore, decided they wanted to form a sorority with her friends, Michele Little, Diane Shaeffer, Linda Temoyne, and Patty Dougherty.


After resubmitting the petition to bring Alpha Omicron Pi to campus on December 3, 1983, thirty-six young women were inducted as the first new-member class of the Tau Lambda Chapter. After a one-year colonization, they were granted their charter on September 15th, 1984. 


In the Fall of 1984, twenty new members were initiated into Tau Lambda Chapter. The first semester for Alpha Omicron Pi was a big one, as sisters established their mark on campus, attending various on-campus events and marking their motto of "Our Pride is Showing" at the 1984 Homecoming Festivities. At the 25th year anniversary, there was a sea of red tie-dye shirts still sporting that motto, but with a twist: "Our Pride is STILL Showing"!