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Hello everyone!


My name is Anastasia Doty, and I am so honored to be the President of the Beta Chapter of Phi Sigma Rho here at The Ohio State. I have the wonderful opportunity of leading this amazing chapter of women in engineering and related fields, and we are so excited to be a PHA affiliate.


Phi Rho was founded in 1984 at Purdue University, and our chapter was established not long after in 1988. We are founded in the roots of friendship, scholarship, and encouragement; we rise to the many challenges that life can bring and are a support system for one another to achieve any of our goals.


During my first year here at Ohio State I had to learn a lot about campus, classes, and community culture since I was an out-of-state student. It was a lot to handle all on my own. The main thing think I wanted at the time was to 

find a group of women who understood where I was at in life, and to be able to grow and learn alongside them. I will be honest and say that rushing was not always at the top of my mind, but after hearing about this community of girls I needed to find out more. 


Meeting the fellow members of Phi Rho made me feel like I wasn’t alone in my college journey, and that I had an opportunity to be a part of something. Throughout the past years of being an active member, I have been able to learn so much about myself, others, and the world. Some of the women that I have met in this chapter are my lifelong friends, as cliché as that may sound, and Phi Rho is what brought us together.


The women of Phi Rho have a shared vision for the direction of our chapter, and we all embody our three core values in daily life. I am so proud to say that we are a group of smart, independent, creative, and courageous women, and I deeply feel the respect that we have for one another.


Phi Rho is an ever-growing chapter here at Ohio State, and we love the level of involvement that we have on campus. Our main philanthropic influence is with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), and we are proud of our efforts to continue expanding our support for them. Phi Rho has members from all walks of life and various backgrounds, and we are happy with the direction that our chapter is moving to encourage the inclusive environment that we embody. The thing that makes Phi Rho special is the ability for every single one of us to be there for one another, and to be an authentic group of people for support. I know my sisters will have my back and I will always have theirs.

I hope you are able to get the best experience possible out of PHA and thank you all so much for taking the time to learn about our chapter. Phi Rho is excited to meet everyone during recruitment and wish the best of luck to all PNM’s.


Anastasia Doty

President of the Beta Chapter of Phi Sigma Rho

B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering ‘23

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