2 WELCOME, to Panhellenic Recruitment! We are so excited that you are interested in sorority life at the University of Central Arkansas. Participation in the recruitment process is the best way to learn as much as you can about each of our sorority chapters and discover all of the positive things Greek Life has to offer. UCA is proud of its Greek women. They excel in academics and serve in many leadership roles on campus. UCA Greek women pride themselves on being able to successfully balance campus involvement, community service, scholarship, and athletics. By deciding to go through Formal Recruitment 2011 you have taken the first step toward becoming part of a very special group. Recruitment is a fun and exciting time. Try not to be overwhelmed by all of the new faces, terms and guidelines. Panhellenic Council and Panhellenic Counselors (Pi Chi s) are here to help you feel as comfortable as possible. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! You should have a memorable and rewarding experience if you just remember.. The ABC s of Panhellenic Recruitment Ask a lot of questions. Be friendly and polite to everyone you meet. Capitalize on every experience. Don t listen to rumors or stereotypes. Eat well you ll need lots of energy. Follow your heart. Gossip is harmful and hurts feelings. Have plenty of hairspray on hand. Imagine the possibilities. Just have fun! Keep up with your purse. Listen, learn, and laugh. Make YOUR OWN decision. Nap when you get the chance. Optimistic attitudes are the very best. Punctuality is crucial. Quite simply, be yourself. Remember Sorority members are just as nervous as you are. SMILE! Trust your instincts. Umbrellas may be necessary. Values are an important part of Greek Life. Walking and standing will be vivid memories of Recruitment. X traordinary women go Greek! Your recruitment counselors are there to help you. Zillions of friends are waiting for you! Each chapter is anxiously waiting to meet you! We hope you ll choose to get involved!! -The UCA Panhellenic Council
3 University of Central Arkansas Panhellenic Association CODE OF ETHICS The purpose of the UCA Panhellenic Association Code of Ethics is to promote social consciousness and a harmonious environment of mutual respect, trust, cooperation, and friendship at all times, especially during the recruitment period. As members of the Panhellenic Association, we will strive to uphold the reputation of each sorority member and each chapter belonging to Panhellenic. In working toward this, we will: speak highly of all members of the UCA Greek community, treat Panhellenic sisters and non Greeks as we would have them treat us, and at all times, avoid making derogatory remarks about other sororities and chapter members. In case of Panhellenic difficulties, all chapters shall do their utmost to restore harmony within our community and prevent publicity on Panhellenic matters which are not properly the concern of non members. As members of the Panhellenic Association, we will respect and obey the letter and the spirit of all National Panhellenic Conference UNANIMOUS AGREEMENTS and the UCA Panhellenic Recruitment Rules. As members of the Panhellenic Association, we will hold each other in high regard and hold one another accountable for behavior that is inconsistent with our expected standards of conduct. We will do so by being knowledgeable about these expectations, voicing concerns to the leadership within our own chapter when we perceive a problem, and trusting them to address the situation appropriately with open mindedness, gentleness, maturity, and courtesy. At all times, we will affirm and live by these ethical standards, which are consistent with the ideals stated in The Panhellenic Creed. By doing this, we will be furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best Possibilities, and doing all that we can to encourage successful membership recruitment for all Panhellenic member groups. The Panhellenic Creed We, as the Undergraduate Members of women s fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities. We, as Fraternity Women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live.
4 The most important person you will meet during Recruitment is your Panhellenic Counselor, or Pi Chi. They are prepared to assist you throughout recruitment, provide information regarding event times and scheduling, and answer any questions you may have about sororities and the recruitment process. Panhellenic Counselors are sorority members who have been carefully selected and trained to encourage you, guide you, and answer your questions. Their sorority affiliation is not identified during recruitment, as they are volunteers for Panhellenic and committed to remaining unbiased in assisting you. Never hesitate to ask questions or discuss feelings with any Counselor. Anything shared will remain strictly confidential. Although it is very tempting to want to know the sorority affiliation of the Panhellenic Counselors, please do not ask them to tell you or make extreme efforts to find out; Panhellenic Counselors have promised not to reveal their affiliation until Bid Day. Take the time to get to know your Panhellenic Counselor. She will be with you all week long, holding informative group meetings, participating in social activities with you, encouraging you, and just being your friend. Panhellenic Counselors possess invaluable information and insight about Greek Life and the Recruitment process and they are eager to help you with whatever you need.
5 Sorority Recruitment Schedule January 13, 14, 15, & 16, 2011 Go Greek!! Go Bears!! University of Central Arkansas Thursday, January 13: Orientation Dress: Casual 6:00-6:50pm 7:00pm Orientation Check-In, Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall Orientation, Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall Friday, January 14: Round One Dress: Casual dress, slacks, or skirt outfit. 4:30pm 5:00-9:30pm Pi Chi Group Meeting, Group Meeting Spot Round One: Open House 9:30-10:30pm Enter Priorities & Group Meeting, Student Center Food Court Saturday, January 15: Round Two Dress: Recruitment T-Shirt, Nice Jeans or Dress Pants 11:45am 1:00-4:45pm Pi Chi Group Meeting & Lunch, Group Meeting Spot Round Two: Philanthropy Round As soon as your last event ends Enter Priorities, Student Center Food Court 7:00pm Group Dinner at Gusano s, sponsored by The Grove Sunday, January 16: Round Three Dress: Semi-formal or cocktail dress 11:15am 12:00 2:15pm Pi Chi Group Meeting, Group Meeting Spot Round Three: Preference Round 2:15pm Sunday, January 16: Bids Issued Dress: Jeans and T-Shirt Sign Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement, Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall 7:45-9:00pm 9:00pm 9:15pm Must be reachable by phone. Panhellenic Revealment & Bids Issued, Student Center Entrance Chapter Bid Parties, Carmichael Hall Chapter Suites
6 Potential Member Bill of Rights The right to be treated as an individual. The right to be fully informed about the recruitment process. The right to ask questions and receive true and objective answers from recruitment counselors and members. The right to be treated with respect. The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized. The right to ask how and why, and receive straight answers. The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors. The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others. The right to be fully informed about the binding agreements implicit in the membership acceptance signing. The right to make one s own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision. The right to have a positive, safe, and enriching recruitment and new member experience.
7 The College Panhellenic has information available that tells you what to expect during recruitment (schedule, what to wear, etc). It is permissible to ask questions when you do not understand. Some events will have more PNMs in attendance than others, and this is no reflection of the chapter. You must attend all events for which you receive an invitation. Failure to attend an event may jeopardize your ability to receive invitations. Being a legacy of a group does not ensure membership in that group. Accurate financial information regarding membership is given by Panhellenic in a range unless the individual groups provide this information for you. Good scholarship is important to all groups within Panhellenic. All NPC groups, as well as UCA, have policies against hazing. No chapter member may promise or imply the promise of a bid. You are expected to act politely and respectfully when attending an event. You should expect to be treated politely and with respect. Every woman attending a preference event must appear on that sorority's bid list, but this does not ensure an invitation to join that particular sorority because recruitment is a mutual selection process. You must be certain that you understand the Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA) that you will be expected to sign immediately after attending the last preference event. You may choose not to join a group and therefore not sign the MRABA, but you must notify the Panhellenic advisor of this decision in writing. You may choose to list only one choice on your MRABA or may list all the groups where you attended preference events. You must understand that if you list a group on your MRABA, you are matched to that group, and if you receive an invitation to membership, you are bound to that group for one calendar year. Men and alcohol are not permitted during recruitment or bid day activities.
8 Recruitment begins with a series of 25 minute parties in which you will visit all five sororities. During the first round of parties, you will have the opportunity to meet many smiling faces, hear songs, and see all the sorority chapters. You will meet several women from each chapter who will highlight what Greek life can offer you. Do not be discouraged if you do not have time for in-depth conversations because these parties are short. During this time, don t be afraid to ask any questions you may have about the individual sororities. The main thing to remember for this day is just to relax and have fun! What to Wear: *Casual dress, slacks, or skirt outfit *Low heeled shoes (you will do much walking) Questions to ask during the parties: *What do you like about being in a sorority? *What are your financial obligations? *What are your academic requirements? *What do you like about the UCA Greek Community? Helpful Hints: *Have an open mind. All five chapters are made up of awesome women who contribute a great deal to the campus and our community! *Be yourself!! *Get excited about recruitment and Greek Life at UCA! Questions to ask yourself: *Did I feel comfortable as soon as I walked through the door? *Was I able to relax and be myself? *Would I like to return to this room and get to know members better?
9 The second round of parties is more relaxed than the first round. The theme is Fun with Philanthropies. This round is designed to emphasize the community services that sororities engage in. In this round you will have 45 minutes in four of the five rooms. During these 45 minutes you will participate in an activity that pertains to the sorority s philanthropic work. These parties have an informal atmosphere, allowing both you and the sorority women to get to know each other better. These parties are slightly longer to allow more of an opportunity to ask any questions you might have. The sorority women will be thrilled to answer any of your questions so, don t be shy! What to Wear: *Recruitment T-Shirt *Nice jeans or dress pants *Dress comfortable Questions to ask during the parties: *What does your chapter do for community service? *What is your new member program like? *Why did you choose your chapter over all others? *What kind of time commitments exist with joining your chapter? Helpful Hints: *Develop a system to organize times and locations for your parties. *Think about things to say ahead of time. Talk about your involvement and goals. *Be PROMPT. *Don t let other girls influence your options. Questions to ask yourself: *Did anything make one particular sorority stand out over the others? *Was I glad I came back to this chapter? *Did these women seem genuine?
10 Round 3 is the most formal round and is known as Preference Round. An invitation to this round means that a sorority is very interested in you as a potential member. In this round, you will have 1 hour in two of the five rooms. This round is focused on the sorority s sisterly values and it tends to be the most emotional round for the week. Remember that this decision will affect the rest of your life, so go with your heart and not the opinions of your friends. What is right for them, may or may not be right for you. Immediately after you leave the last chapter s party you will be asked to list, in order of your preference, the sororities that you attended for the preference rounds. What to Wear: *A semi-formal or cocktail dress is appropriate *Nice simple jewelry are suggested Helpful Hints: *Consider the financial responsibilities. *Think back through all the rounds and recall what you liked the best about each chapter. *Trust your own judgment. Questions to ask yourself: *Would I be proud to call these women my sisters? *Could I be happy and involved in this sorority? *Am I ready to make a commitment of my time and energy to this sorority?
11 Formal Acceptance Signing You will receive a Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA) card (aka bid card ) following the preference events on Sunday afternoon. On this card, you will list, in order of your preference, the sororities whose preference event you attended and from whom you are willing to accept an invitation to membership (a bid). If you are interested in more than one sorority, it is important to list them both. The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and UCA Panhellenic Association strongly encourages you to list two preferences and discourages you from intentionally stating only one preference (aka block bidding ). However, your MRABA card is an acceptance agreement, so do not list a sorority that you have no interest in joining. MRABA cards are kept confidential. Sorority members will not have access to them. They are used to match your choices with the lists submitted by sorority chapters. This process is called bid matching and is done by the My Campus Director system, alumnae advisors, the Panhellenic Advisor, and a representative from NPC. No undergraduate members (including Panhellenic Council and Counselors) are involved in this process. Once your MRABA card has been matched to a sorority list, you are matched to that sorority. National Panhellenic Conference sororities have agreed that when a potential new member receives an invitation under the preferential system, the signing of the MRABA will be binding. If a potential new member indicates a sorority preference on her card and it matches, she is considered a new member of that sorority. If she then decides that she is not interested and declines that sorority s invitation for membership, she is not eligible for membership in any other UCA sorority for one calendar year from the date of the signing of the MRABA. Going through recruitment neither assures that you will receive a bid, nor does it obligate you to join a sorority. If you attend the preference events and decide not to join a sorority, you must still attend the MRABA card signing and sign your name on a card, even though no preference is listed. In this case, you will immediately be eligible for an open bid, which may be extended once Formal Recruitment period is over. At the same time, if you list preferences and do not receive a bid from the sororities you list, you will immediately be eligible for an open bid. *Sample* Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement *Sample* Name: I have participated in membership recruitment period at UCA. By signing this Acceptance Agreement, I understand and agree to the following terms: 1. I am willing to accept an invitation to membership from any women s sorority that I list on this agreement. 2. I may limit my choices to just one OR list any women s sorority whose preference round (last) event I attended, and from which I am willing to accept membership. I realize that by not listing the maximum number of events I attended, I may be limiting my potential to join any other NPC group during formal recruitment should I not be place with my choice(s). 3. Once I submit this agreement to the College Panhellenic Association, I cannot change the order of my preferences or add or delete a preference. 4. If I do not receive an invitation to membership from a group that I have listed, I am eligible for continuous open bidding. 5. I have the option of not submitting an agreement at this time. 6. Once I submit this agreement, I am bound by the National Panhellenic Conference one-calendar year rule. This rule states that if I receive an invitation to membership from a group that I have listed and then do not accept it, I am not eligible to be pledged to any other NPC member sorority on this campus for one calendar year (12 month period) from the time of this signing. I agree to the terms stated above and I am willing to accept an invitation to membership from any of the following women s sororities whose preference event I attended (listed in order of preference): 1st Preference 2nd Preference Signature Date
13 AΣA Aspire. Seek. Attain. Mascot: Lady Bug Colors: Crimson and Pearl White Symbol: Crown Flower: Aster GPA Requirement: 2.65 Aspire. Seek. Attain. This is the motto of Alpha Sigma Alpha. The goal of Alpha Sigma Alpha is to develop women of poise and purpose; this is exactly what the Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha has done here at UCA! Since Beta Lambda was chartered at UCA in 1944, our members have been striving to develop women of poise and purpose by promoting balance among our four aims (Intellectual, Spiritual, Physical, and Social) and by doing so, we have made a huge impact on this campus! Members of ASA are involved in tons of the organizations on campus including Student Orientation Staff, Bear Den, Student Activities Board, 80 Proof, Ambassadors, Student Government Association, UCA Athletics, UCA Honors College, IDEAL Freshman Leadership, and many more. Some of our sisters were even involved in the creation of the student organizations Campus Dialogue, Bear Den, and 80 Proof. In 2005 and 2006, ASA was awarded Most Campus Involvement during Greek Week. For the past 11 years, ASA has won the Women s Intramural Championship as well. Alpha Sigma Alpha was awarded the campus Philanthropy Award in 2007 for our contributions to our national philanthropies, Special Olympics and the S. June Smith Center. ASA was awarded the Highest Cumulative GPA in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, Spring 2009 and Spring 2010 and have had several sisters named to UCA s Who s Who and Outstanding Greeks. Alpha Sigma Alpha members have also been named Greek Woman of the Year in 2005, 2007, and Not only is the Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha locally renowned, but the chapter is nationally recognized as well. Our chapter was recently awarded Four Star Chapter, an award given only to the top chapters in the nation. Other national awards include: Philanthropy Honorable Mention in 2006, Elizabeth Bird Small Award in 2005 and 2006, Best New Member in 2007, and at National Convention 2010, two of our Beta Lambda sisters were awarded two of the three major national awards. Jessica Gambill was name the National Outstanding New Member of 2010 and Natalie Bergstrom was awarded the Frost Fidelity Award. You will find that we are much more than a social organization; Alpha Sigma Alpha provides endless opportunities in leadership development, networking, and philanthropy. Alpha Sigma Alpha exists to promote high ideals and standards for its members throughout their lives. Chapter Financial and New Member Information Total New Member Semester Cost: $458 ASA Foundation Contribution: $5 per semester Competition Fee: $7 per semester Savings Deposit: $20 per semester Athletic Fee: $10 Fee Chapter Suite Rent: $25 per semester Insurance: $45 per semester Panhellenic Dues: $10 per semester Program Fee: $10 per semester Publication Fee: $3 per semester Athletic shirt: $14 (one-time assessment) Red Required T shirt: $24 (one-time assessment) UCA Required Letters $22 (one-time assessment) New Member Fee and Advantage materials: $93 (one-time assessment) Initiation fee and Life Subscription: $170 (one-time assessment) Monthly Dues: $35.50 (begins after initiation) Total Membership Fees per semester $368 (begins after initiation)
14 AΣT Active, Self-Reliant, and Trustworthy Mascot: Angel Colors: Emerald and Gold Symbol: Anchor Flower: Yellow Rose GPA Requirement: 2.5 AST is about the whole college experience. It s more than just a group of girls having the best time of their lives; it s a group of best friends who individually consider themselves the luckiest girls on campus to be a part of something more than just the ordinary. Alpha Sigma Tau is the ultimate experience because of its campus involvement: Bear Den, SOS, Stumo, CCM, 80 Proof, ASID, AFA, SGA, SCP, Teacher s United, PRSSA, Circle K, Lambda Pi Eta, RAs, RSA, UCA Track, UCA Cheerleading, UCA Soccer, SNA, and UCA Ambassador. Its honors include: Homecoming Court for the past three years, Alzheimer Walk, Honors College students, students who are members of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Sig Tau Angels, Sig Ep Sweethearts, Phi Lamb Carnations, and Pike Diamonds. We also have high participation in national and local charities: Pine Mountain Settlement, Habitat for Humanity, Dazzle Days, Keegan s Bash for Cash, CASA, and UCA Kid s Corner. Best of all, however, is Alpha Tau s good times: sisterhood campouts, formals, member dates, etc. It s about girls becoming women and having the best possible times along the way. Chapter Financial & New Member Information New Member Fee: $ (one time assessment) Monthly Dues: $55.00 (includes social, housing, and convention fees) Panhellenic Fee: $10.00 per semester Initiation Fee: $ (includes membership badge) Chapter Shirts: $75.00 (includes t-shirt, sweatshirt, and pullover) New Member Program=First Eight Weeks of Semester GPA Required to become a New Member: 2.5 with 12 hours of college credit GPA Required for Initiation: 2.5
15 ΔΖ Walk Truly in the Light of the Flame Mascot: Turtle Colors: Rose and Green Symbol: Roman Lamp Flower: Pink Killarney Rose GPA Requirement: 2.65 From the sisters of the Epsilon Xi Chapter of the Delta Zeta Sorority, we would like to invite you to learn more about our sisterhood! As the largest International Sorority, we have over 220,000 initiated members and 158 chapters. We have some of the brightest and most talented women, who take pride in representing and serving the University of Central Arkansas as well as our communities. Delta Zeta s primary focus is on Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service. Our membership is active on the UCA campus and throughout Central Arkansas. In we won the highest Panhellenic GPA on campus, and highest GPA for the Fall 2009 semester. We have been awarded the Campus Involvement award by the Panhellenic Council, and have sisters involved in Student Orientation Staff, Up Till Dawn, IDEAL Leadership Team, Ambassadors, Women s Soccer, Cheerleading, Honey Bear Dance Team, Student Government Association, and various departmental honor societies. We support our sisters, and had two 2010 Outstanding Greek Women on the year. In addition, we are the 2009 All-Greek Step Show champions and are the reigning Greek God Dance Champions. Delta Zeta is also committed to serving UCA and our communities. We believe that community service is an important part of our sisterhood. In 2010 we were named the top sorority for most philanthropic dollars raised. Our National Philanthropy focuses on speech and hearing with The Painted Turtle Camp. We work to raise awareness by partnering with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, Gallaudet University, and the House Ear Institute. Locally, the Epsilon Xi Chapter is involved with the Faulkner County Boys and Girls Club, Community Connections for Children s with Disabilities, Highway Clean-up, Silent Sunday, Arkansas School for the Deaf, Habitat for Humanity, Faulkner County Humane Society, CASA and many more. Delta Zeta also works to provide socials, mixers, formals and semi-formals for our members. We have a large and active alumnae base, and are constantly striving to provide leadership opportunities to our members by attending National Leadership Conventions. We are excited to meet you, and hope you have a wonderful recruitment experience. Chapter Financial and New Member Information One Time Payments: Monthly Dues: $60 New Member Fee $44 Chapter Dues $181 Initiation Fee $35 Building Fee $10 Greek Life Education Semester Fees: $25 Required Shirt UCA $10 Social Fee $20 Required Shirt pink $10 Panhellenic Dues $32 Required Sweatshirt $5 Regional Dues
16 ΣΚ One Heart, One Way Mascot: Dove & Heart Colors: Maroon and Lavender Flower: Violet GPA Requirement: 2.5 Sigma Kappa Sorority was founded on November 9, 1874 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Our five founders, the only female students at Colby College, decided to form a literary and social society whose purpose is to unite members in a bond of sincere friendship for the development of character-socially, spiritually, and intellectually-and to provide service through philanthropic endeavors. The oldest sorority on UCA s campus, Sigma Kappa strives to continually uphold the ideal and principles we were founded upon 129 years ago. Across the nation, members of Sigma Kappa actively support our national philanthropies, which include Gerontology, the Alzheimer s Association, Inherit the Earth, and the Maine Seacoast Mission. Some of Sigma Kappa s achievements include: Highest Ranking Greek Organization, 5 Star Evaluation, Largest Contributing Organization, Arkansas Alzheimer s Association, Philanthropy and Community Service Award, most team spirit in 2008, 1 st Place in 2005, 2006,& 2010 All Greek Step Show, 2nd place in 2009 All Greek Step Show, Intramural Flag Football Champion 2006, Top donating chapter in the nation to Alzheimer s Association in 2008, Spring Queen 2009, 2010 Homecoming Chant Winners, 2010 Homecoming Court Maid of Honor, and Sisterhood award in Chapter Financial & New Member Information New Member Fee: $70.00 (one time assessment) Monthly Dues: $35.00 (includes social, housing, and convention fees) Panhellenic Fee: $10.00 per semester Social Fee: $10.00 per semester Initiation Fee: $ (includes membership badge) Fees: $88.00 (audit, insurance, and per capita) Chapter Shirts: $25.00 (t-shirt) New Member Program First Eight Weeks of Semester GPA Required to become a New Member: 2.5 with 12 hours of college credit GPA Required for Initiation: 2.5
17 ΣΣΣ Ever Forward Mascot: Sailboat Colors: Royal Purple and White Symbol: Skull and Crossbones Flower: Purple Violet GPA Requirement: 2.65 Tri Sigma s purpose for its members is to establish a perpetual bond of friendship, to develop them in strong womanly character, and to impress upon them high standards of conduct. Here on UCA s campus, Alpha Omicron is living up to this purpose! Established on March 30, 1935 we have a long tradition that keeps going with the recharter of AO on April 12, Not only have we developed strong friendships within our own sisterhood, but also with members of other organizations that we are involved in. UCA Honors College, Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society, Residence Housing Association, 80 Proof Exec, AFA, UCA Ambassadors, UCA Band, UCA Diamonds, Circle K Service Organization, PRSSA, and Bear Den are just a few of the organizations Sigma sisters belong to. Sigma has received many awards over the past years that include: Greek Woman of the Year 2010-Desiree Paulhamus, Woman of Integrity Fall 2009-Kara Norton, Pledge King 2010, Spring Queen People s Choice 2010-Melanie Emery, Greek Goddess People s Choice 2009-Mary Nguyen, Homecoming Banner Competition 2009 & 2010, Dance Competition Spring 2010, Greek Ultimate Frisbee Champs 2010, Favorite Sorority 07-09, Intramural Softball Champs Spring 2009, All Greek Cook Off Winner 2009, and Greek Goddess Alpha Omicron is also very proud of their National Philanthropy, the Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation, which includes the Robbie Page Memorial Fund. Through the Robbie Page Memorial Fund, Tri Sigma helped fund the vaccines for Polio and have made two play atriums in Children's hospitals. These atriums offer kids a place to escape and still feel like a kid. The atriums are in Children's Medical Center in Dallas and the University of North Carolina Children's Hospital. This year the ladies of Sigma raised over $2000 for this cause through Dude Looks Like a Lady. Also, Tri Sigma is always trying to help out with many different local organizations in the Faulkner County Area. They have helped with after school tutoring, volunteered for the Jaycees Haunted Hayride, helped with the CASSA pancake breakfast, been involved with the Boys and Girls Club, participated in the Race for the Cure and Relay for Life and volunteered for many community service events. Tri Sigma does this because they believe, "To Receive Much, You Must Give Much." Chapter Financial & New Member Information New Member Semester: Initiated Members: Arc Degree: $90 Fall Semester: $356 Chapter Fee: $110 Spring Semester: $200 + Initiation Fee: $150 + Badge miscellaneous (T-shirts, etc.) New Member Program=First Eight Weeks of Semester GPA Required to become a New Member: 2.6 with 12 hours of college credit GPA Required for Initiation: 2.5
18 Terms and greek letters page I can t get this to copy, but it s the same as last year!
19 POSSIBLE SORORITY RECRUITMENT VIOLATIONS GIFTS OR LETTERS Gifts, favors, letters, or notes are not allowed prior to you accepting a bid from a chapter. This rule prohibits both the giving and reading of letters, taking anything outside of a party, purchasing anything for a sorority member or a sorority member purchasing anything for you. GREEK SILENCE Sorority members may only recruit during the recruitment parties. Collegiate or alumnae members are not permitted to contact any potential new member in person or through any other means of communication. This includes any verbal or nonverbal communication, written, printed, text message, electronic communication ( , facebook, etc), or communication through a third party. BID PROMISE A bid promise is any kind of statement that makes a reference to you becoming a member of their chapter. Bid promising is not allowed either directly or indirectly. Likewise, you should not give a promise that you will accept a bid nor should you discuss the order of your preferences with any sorority member, alumnae, or another Potential Member going through recruitment. COLLEGE PANHELLENIC VIOLATION REPORT FORM To be filled out and submitted to the College Panhellenic within 30 calendar days of the alleged infraction. (The 30 calendar day timeline even applies during university/college breaks.) University/College: University of Central Arkansas Against (name of sorority): For violating: Violation reported by: Potential New Member Witness(es) to the incident: Description of the incident: Names and affiliation of cited individual(s) and sorority involved: Names and phone numbers of individual(s) reporting incident: To be completed by the College Panhellenic President or Panhellenic Advisor. Date Submitted: Form Properly Submitted: Yes No (If no, briefly explain below). Notification of Infraction sent to: Accused Fraternity Date: Panhellenic Advisor Date: NPC Area Advisor Date:
20 Tips for PNMs QUESTIONS TO EXPECT FROM SORORITY MEMBERS (Practice answering these!) 1) Tell me about yourself. 2) How did you choose your major? 3) What are your hobbies? 4) What kind of community service have you done? 5) What prompted you to go through recruitment? 6) Why are you interested in joining a sorority? 7) Favorites: music, TV shows, movies, color, sports 8) Do you like to travel? Where have you traveled? 9) What did you do this summer? 10)What classes are you taking? 11)If you're a transfer why did you transfer? 12)If you're a freshman how did you choose this university? 13)If you're an upperclassman why did you decide to go through this year? How many more years will you be in school? 14)What kinds of clubs were you involved with in high school? 15)Do you have any Greeks in your family? 16)How will you pay for dues if you join a sorority? (IE: Pay for yourself, parents are paying, etc.) 17)Where are you living this year? 18) What do you like to do for fun? 19) What did you do over the break? QUESTIONS TO ASK/POINTS TO MAKE TO SORORITY MEMBERS 1) Tell me about your new member program. 2) What is a Big Sister/Little Sister? What is your Big/Little program like? Is there a special Big/Little revealing? 3) How do sorority members manage to balance school and sorority? 4) What is your academic program like? 5) How much of a time commitment is a sorority? 6) Tell me about your social events. What have been some of your favorites? 7) What happens during homecoming/greek Week? How are the Greeks involved? 8) What are you looking for in a member? 9) Tell me about yourself. Why did you join XYZ? What is the best part about being an XYZ? 10)What is your favorite part about being Greek? 11)What does the sorority do to support your philanthropy? 12)How can a member get involved with the sorority? How do you get to be a sorority leader? 13) What are the costs associated with being in a sorority? What are the dues and what do they pay for?
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