Thea Zunick is a campus based professional and volunteer with 10+ years of experience in Student Affairs. Her involvement with fraternity/sorority life includes full-time positions at 4 higher education institutions: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Iona College, and assistantships/internships at various intuitions including the University of Florida, Villanova University, Santa Fe College, and the University of New South Whales. Her professional work spans multiple areas within higher education including fraternity and sorority life, leadership, service, diversity, orientation, wellness, and campus programming. She is the Director of Student Life at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She also received a certification from U Penn through their Penn Equity Institute for Doctoral Students.
Thea serves as the inaugural Sponsorship Chair on the Conference Planning committee for the Northeast Greek Leadership Association (NGLA) and is also on the Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) of the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors. Thea was honored to receive the Larry Philippi Award of Distinction on behalf of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity in 2013 for her accomplishments in her career. She also is the recipient of the Making the Difference Award, awarded by Stevens Institute of Technology in May, 2015 and the Alumni of the Year, awarded by The College of New Jersey in November, 2014. Thea also was recently appointed as the Chair of the Educational Coalition for Sigma Pi Fraternity. She volunteers and presents at national and regional conferences including: NASPA regional and national conferences, the AFA Annual Meeting, UIFI, Sigma Phi Epsilon’s EDGE and Carlson, Delta Phi Epsilon’s Engage U, Delta Upsilon’s Presidents Academy, Sigma Pi's Mid-Year Leadership Conference, Alpha Sigma Phi’s Elevate Conference, Phi Mu Delta’s Sapphire Institute, Tau Delta Phi's Pyramid Leadership Institute , Delta Tau Delta’s Eastern Division Conference, and Phi Sigma Sigma’s Leadership Conference. She has published blogs/articles for the Sigma Phi Epsilon online blog, Sigma Pi’s Emerald magazine, AFA Essentials Magazine, the #SAFIT online blog, and the NJ Alliance ACPA Professional Association’s online blog. She is inspired by the potential of the fraternity and sorority community nationwide and believes that when it is done right, it can be a powerful thing. This is what motivates her to get off the sidelines and be part of the solution.