Sorority Recruitment 2013 - Coastal Carolina University

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Sorority Recruitment 2013 - Coastal Carolina University
Sorority Recruitment
2013
Please send all questions or concerns to:
Amanda Edgington [email protected] or
Ariel Tarosky, [email protected]
or contact the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
(843)349-2988
Coastal Carolina University
PANHELLENIC RECRUITMENT 2013
WELCOME
CONTENTS
WELCOME FROM THE PANHELLENIC ADVISOR
WHAT IS PANHELLENIC
RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE
WELCOME FROM RECRUITMENT CHAIRS
PANHELLENIC EXEC & RECRUITMENT COUNSELORS
PANHELLENIC STANDARDS AND VALUES
PG 2
Congratulations on the decision to becoming involved in Formal Membership
Recruitment at Coastal Carolina University!
PG 3 - 4
PG 5-6
PG 7
PG 8 -11
PG 12 - 17
GREEK ALPHABET
PG 18
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
PG 19
QUESTIONS TO ASK & RECRUITMENT TIPS
PG 20
TERMS TO KNOW
PG 21- 22
CHAPTER PROFILES
PG 23 - 32
WHAT TO WEAR
PG 33 - 36
CAMPUS/ RECRUITMENT MAP
PG 37
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES & CONTACTS
PG 38
This is a step that will open many new doors to you. Your involvement in a
sorority and the Greek Community will impact many aspects of your future.
Achieving excellence is the primary focus of a college education, and the
sorority women at Coastal Carolina are an integral part of this mission.
Founded upon the common principles and core values of scholarship,
leadership, community service, character, and the formation of lifelong
friendships, the sorority women of Coastal Carolina are continuously
challenged to uphold these principles in their daily lives.
Formal Membership Recruitment is an opportunity for you to meet people
with whom you will share many experiences and a time to see what
sisterhood has to offer. Each of the sororities has something wonderful to
offer you, just as you have many things to offer them. Formal Membership
Recruitment may seem overwhelming at times, but you should strive to keep
an open mind, meet as many women as you can, and know that this is the
beginning of a new and unforgettable experience. The sorority women of
Coastal Carolina University are very excited to meet you and hope that you
will find that sisterhood is for you.
Sorority life will offer you the opportunity to discover and achieve your very
best, both in your years at Coastal Carolina University and beyond.
Best of luck to all of you,
Ariel Tarosky
Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
WELCOME
Welcome to Coastal Carolina University!
We are absolutely delighted that you have chosen CCU as your new home and that you
are considering joining our Greek community. Although Greek life is only 6% of Coastal’s
campus, we are growing by leaps and bounds. Your decision to pursue becoming a
sorority woman is a wonderful choice. Our chapters accomplish great things here at CCU
and in the community beyond. Achievements in our scholastic and philanthropic
endeavors help our Greek community to stand out as a group of leaders who strive to
make CCU the very best that it can be.
We hope that you make the decision of committing to fraternity and sorority life, thus
making the most of your collegiate experience. Every woman in this community has
found their “home away from home” and we hope that through our recruitment process,
you too find that special place for you. We, as women who know how wonderful it is to
make those connections and lifelong friendships, are here to help you in any way that we
can.
Let us give you a little background on our community. The Panhellenic Council is the
governing body that oversees CCU’s five National Panhellenic Conference chapters. The
council is composed of eight executive officers from our different chapters. We work as a
group to facilitate recruitment, sponsor a number of campus and community projects,
and promote academic achievement. We always strive to promote unity, respect, and
compassion throughout the Greek community. We want sorority life to be associated
with all of the great things that each member holds dear. The Panhellenic Council
cooperates with all five of our chapters to ensure that this is achievable.
We hope that you find this book to be a useful resource to help you discover the
foundations and achievements of CCU’s Greek community. The five sorority chapters at
CCU are all very different, with their own sets of personalities and qualities. They are all
equally strong so make sure you come into recruitment with an open mind and a positive
outlook. That one special place is out there for you, with those women who will forever
be your sisters, through thick and through thin. So take this time to meet new friends,
make lasting memories, and have fun!
We are here to help and will love to answer any questions that you may have. Feel free to
contact us!
Sincerely,
Amanda Edgington and Ali Miller
CCU Panhellenic Council
Recruitment Vice President and
Recruitment Counselor Coordinator
Academic Standards
The Panhellenic Council requires each woman that is participating in recruitment to have
a 2.5 GPA. Those women transferring in with college credits and a college GPA will use
that as a basis for their GPA. The high school GPA that the Panhellenic Council accepts is
that Core GPA provided by the Office of Admissions.
However, it is important to understand each chapter has grade point average
requirements set by its inter/national organization and the local members. It is possible
but extremely rare, for exceptions to be made to these guidelines. These individual
requirements are listed on the sorority profile pages later in the booklet.
After accepting membership in a chapter, there are academic requirements for women to
stay active in the chapter during their time at Coastal. The GPA requirements differ from
chapter to chapter. Inquiring about academic standards is a wonderful idea for
conversations during recruitment.
Additionally, each woman must be a full-time student to be considered an active member
of one of our 5 sororities.
RECRUITMENT PHILANTHROPY
This year, the Coastal Panhellenic
Executive Board has adopted the
Circle of Sisterhood for the council’s
philanthropy. The Circle of Sisterhood
Foundation’s mission is to leverage
the collective wisdom and influence of
sorority women to support entities
around the world that remove
educational barriers for girls and
women, uplifting them from poverty
and oppression. If you would like to
support the recruitment philanthropy,
monetary donations can be made
during recruitment, specifically during
Round 2 (Philanthropy Night)
Thursday, August 29th. For more
information about Circle of
Sisterhood, please visit
www.circleofsisterhood.org. Your
support is greatly appreciated!
As Panhellenic
We Believe…
WHAT DOES PANHELLENIC DO
The Panhellenic Council is led by a team of executive officers elected by their
peers. The Panhellenic Council consists of delegates from the 5 CCU sorority
chapters. The council acts as the central governing body of the sorority
community. The Panhellenic Executive Council is actively involved with chapter
development, including coordinating issue-related programs and leadership
opportunities for chapters and their members, coordinating campus and
community service projects, and making resource materials available to help
combat chapter issues. They are also in charge of organizing recruitment,
including compiling and publishing recruitment materials for incoming students
and training recruitment counselors to represent Panhellenic spirit to potential
new members. Finally, the Panhellenic Executive Council represents all sororities
at regional and national meetings, and represents all sorority women by serving on
university committees.
Panhellenic
Creed
We, as 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.
FRATERNITY
Fraternity is a social experience based on the
fundamental right of a free people to form
voluntary associations. It is one of the
enrichments of college life.
MUTUAL CHOICE
The young woman who wants a fraternity
experience will find it possible to belong on
most campuses today. Fraternity membership
is a social experience arrived at by mutual
choice and selection. Fraternity membership is
by invitation.
Fraternities exist because they:
Provide a good democratic social
experience.
• Give values beyond college years.
• Create, through their ideals, an everwidening circle of service beyond the
membership.
Develop the individual’s potential through
leadership opportunities and group effort.
• Fill the need of belonging.
•
•
Fraternities continue because:
Young women feel a continued need to
belong.
• Parents appreciate fraternity values and
standards and cooperate to make
membership possible.
• College administrators, recognizing the
values of fraternities, continue to welcome
them on their campuses and to invite them
to establish new chapters.
•
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.
Recruitment schedule
PANHELLENIC DAY
MONDAY, AUGUST 26
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.……………….……………………....Mix & Mingle on Prince Lawn
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31
ROUND 4 (PREFERENCE NIGHT)
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. ……………………..………. PNMs meet with PX for schedule @ Prince
TUESDAY, AUGUST 27
OPENING NIGHT
6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m. …………………………….……..Final Registration & Check in at Wheelwright
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. ..…………….………….….….…….. Recruitment 101
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ……………………………….PNMs travel to first party
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. ..…………….………………...…….. First Rho Chi Meeting
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28
ROUND 1 (VALUES NIGHT)
6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. ……………………..………. PNMs meet with PX for schedule @ Prince
6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ……………………………….PNMs travel to first party
3 p.m. – 7:40 p.m.……………..………….….……. Fourth round of events
7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m..……………..…..………. PNMs meet with PX & Membership
Selection Begins
An invitation to a Preference Event means a sorority
is interested in you as a New Member. You may
attend up to 2 events for 50 minutes each.
You will meet with your PX when you are finished
with your events to begin Membership Selection.
7 p.m. – 9:40 p.m.……………..………….………….First round of events
9:45 p.m. – 11:00 p.m..……………..….………….PNMs meet with PX & Membership
Selection Begins
This is your first opportunity to meet all of the
sororities. You will attend all 5 events for 20 minutes
each.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29
ROUND 2 (PHILANTHROPY NIGHT)
6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. ……………………..………. PNMs meet with PX for schedule @ Prince
6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ……………………………….PNMs travel to first party
7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.……………..………….….…….Second round of events
10:35 p.m. – 12:00 p.m..……………..…..……….PNMs meet with PX & Membership
Selection Begins
You will attend up to 4 events for 30 minutes each.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30
ROUND 3 (THEME NIGHT)
6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. ……………………..………. PNMs meet with PX for schedule @ Prince
6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ……………………………….PNMs travel to first party
7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.……………..………….….…….Third round of events
10:35 p.m. – 12:00 p.m..……………..…..……….PNMs meet with PX & Membership
Selection Begins
You will attend up to 3 events for 30 minutes each.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
BID DAY
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.. ……………………..………. PNMs come to Edwards to receive Bids
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.. ………………………………. Rho Chi’s are revealed
11 a.m. – 1 p.m..……………..…..………….….…….Bid Day Celebration on Prince Lawn
CHAPTER ROOMS
GFB: Wall 222
FSS: Wall 116
AXD: Kline Hosp. Suite
ADP: HTC Suite
SSS: EHFA 152
POTENTIAL
NEW MEMBER
CHECKLIST
• Outfits conducive to each
recruitment round
• Comfortable shoes (you will
be doing a lot of walking!)
• An umbrella, incase it rains!
• Hand-held fan
• Watch
• Philanthropy donation
• Homework or something to
keep you busy during any
down time you may have
• OPEN MIND!!!
• POSITIVE ATTITUDE!!!
Recruitment
Counselors
A Recruitment Counselor, also known as
a Rho Chi (PX) is a woman who is a
member of a sorority chapter at Coastal
Carolina. She was selected from her
peers and completed an application and
interview process. She has disaffiliated
from her chapter so she can act as a
friend and guide to you. Disaffiliation
means she does not have contact with
her own chapter throughout the
recruitment process. Furthermore it
means that the recruitment counselor’s
purpose is to assist you and to model the
Panhellenic spirit to you.
Recruitment Counselors have been
through hours of training and preparation
for recruitment. These women are
educated to answer any questions you
may have. They aid you in selecting a
chapter that is best for your own
interests and needs. They are available
any time, day or night, to handle
problems and offer guidance in a one-onone situation. Recruitment counselors
will keep anything you tell them in
confidence so you can be open with them
about any problems you have during
recruitment.
PANHELLENIC COUNCIL EXECUTIVE BOARD
ANDI WHITTLE
President
KAITLYN BAILEY
Vice President
ERIKA HICKS
VP Finance
BRITTANY SMITH
VP Philanthropy
SADIE GIZA
VP Chapter Relations
SARA LOMBARDO
VP Scholarship
Recruitment can be a hectic and exciting
time. If you get frustrated, collect your
thoughts and talk with your recruitment
counselor. Feel free to confide in them,
make friends with them, and ask
questions – that’s why they’re here!
AMANDA EDGINGTON
Vice President of Recruitment
ALI MILLER
Rho Chi Coordinator
RHO CHI’S – RECRUITMENT COUNSELORS
Andrea
Brooke
Jocelyn
Brittany G
Erin
Justine
Jackie
Kacey
Kaitlin P.
Nicole M.
Carolyn
Devin
Dominique
Laura
Nicole
Michelle
Emily
Maureen
Carrie
Victoria
(Not Pictured)
Recruitment Attendance
Lexi
Melanie
Maddie
Shannon
Margeaux
Melissa
Shelby
Recruitment, much like sorority membership itself, is a process
that requires a reasonable commitment of time and effort.
Potential new members are expected to be present at every
chapter event they are scheduled to attend on any given day.
Failure to do so will result in dismissal from recruitment.
Should you have classes or an athletic event that conflicts with
the recruitment schedule let your Rho Chi know in advance so
that an adjusted schedule can be made for you.
RHO CHI’S – RECRUITMENT COUNSELORS
Alexis
Financial Commitment
The financial requirements of joining a sorority vary widely from chapter to chapter.
The main costs associated with becoming a member of a sorority at Coastal Carolina
consists of membership fees each semester, one-time membership fees, and
miscellaneous fess specific to each chapter.
Many chapters will also have additional one-time fees per semester ranging from $250$700. These fees include, but are not limited to, initiation fees, new member fees, and
badge fees.
In addition to mandatory expenses, there may also be additional, optional expenses such
as T-shirts. Students are encouraged to determine how much they will allocate for these
expenses at the beginning of each semester.
Payment options, such as forms of payment and payment due dates, vary from chapter
to chapter as well. Some chapters require full payment at the beginning of each
semester while others have implemented payment plans that allow payments
throughout the semester. Specific financial information for each chapter will be available
during recruitment.
It is important to consider all of the financial obligations associated with joining a sorority.
We encourage you to ask any questions you might have regarding the potential costs to
membership. Members of the Coastal sorority community are more than willing to
answer your questions at any point during the process.
MUTUAL SELECTION PROCESS
Recruitment is a mutual selection process that
balances the preferences of each potential new
member with those of the existing sorority chapters.
The Panhellenic Council strives to allow every young
woman an opportunity to find a sorority that best
suits her personality, interests and future goals while
providing an organized and unbiased membership
selection process for the chapters.
Invitations are only guaranteed to potential new
members for the first round, which is on
Wednesday. There is no guarantee that a PNM
will be invited to attend the second (Thursday), third (Friday), or fourth (Saturday) event
rounds. Invitations to subsequent rounds are made based on the selections of the chapters
and the preferences of the potential new members. PNM schedules will be maximized so they
are able to meet with as many chapters as possible during their recruitment experience.
There is no guarantee that a woman will receive a bid to any sorority. However, if a potential
new member progresses through the week and attends all the events she is invited to during
the fourth round and lists each of those chapters on her preference sheet that night, she will
receive a bid to one of those chapters. It is important to keep an open mind during
recruitment week and to use the time to meet and make new friends!
STATEMENT ON LEGACIES
A legacy is defined differently by each inter/national organization. However, in
general, legacy is defined as a woman whose sister, mother, or grandmother is a
member of a National Panhellenic Conference sorority. Most chapters are asked
by their inter/national organization to get to know each of its legacies participating
in recruitment. It is important to note a sorority is not obligated to offer a bid to a
legacy, and a potential new member is not obligated by anyone to commit to a
chapter where she is a legacy.
Please remember that the ultimate decision to join a chapter rests with a potential
new member. The potential new member should not make a decision or be under
pressure based on her legacy affiliation. The potential new member should make
a choice based on where she is most comfortable, not on the experience of
another individual.
Leadership
Sorority women and fraternity men are
the movers and shakers on Coastal
Carolina’s campus, including Student
Government, Resident Assistants,
Orientation Leaders, and holding a
number of the work study positions.
Fraternity and Sorority members also
serve as Greek Peer mentors for new
member education and other programs.
Not only do sorority women seek out
leadership positions on campus, but they
also assume leadership roles within the
individual chapters and in the Panhellenic
community as a whole.
Sororities encourage active involvement
in campus organizations and foster the
skills necessary for their members to
become strong leaders.
PHILANTHROPY
& SERVICE
Sorority involvement in community
service is priority among all chapters at
Coastal. Sorority women contribute
volunteer efforts and monetary
donations to a number of worthwhile
local and national organizations, some of
which are highlighted on the sorority
profile pages of this booklet.
The Panhellenic Association heavily
supports many local philanthropies and
participates in other campus-wide service
projects, such as Adopt-A-Highway and
Greek Service Day. The Sorority &
Fraternity community is also a main
contributor to Relay 4 Life; raising over
$62,000 alone contributing to the
$129,000 total raised.
Also in the Spring 2013 semester the
Fraternity and Sorority Community
completed over 4,600 hours of
community service.
Values Quiz
IT WORRIES YOU MOST KNOWING…
A. You missed a question on an exam
B. You forgot a friend’s birthday
C. You’re not doing enough to change the world
D. People aren’t understanding your instructions.
YOU WIN THE LOTTERY. YOU DONATE A PORTION OF THE
MONEY TO…
A. A scholarship fund
B. A friend in need
C. A local charity
D. A campaign
YOU’RE HEADED TO THE MOVIES YOU WOULD PREFER TO
SEE…
A. A mystery – something that makes you think
B. A chick flick about good girl friends
C. A Cinderella story – someone overcoming an obstacle
D. A strong female role
THE PERSON IN HISTORY YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO MEET
IS:
A. Marie Curie
B. Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. Mother Theresa
D. George Washington
YOU PREFER FRIENDS WHO…
A. You can talk about the book you’re currently reading
B. You can talk to when you’re having a problem
C. You can do a service project with
D. You can talk to about current events and getting
involved in the community.
You Value…
Mostly A’s- Scholarship
Mostly B’s – Social Connection
Mostly C’s – Philanthropy & Service
Mostly D’s – Leadership
Consider the results of your values quiz as you read the
values of the CCU Sorority community on the
following pages. How will you address how your
values align with the values of the chapters you visit
with during recruitment week? This is great food for
thought as you start to practice your conversation
skills for recruitment!
SCHOLARSHIP
Sororities concentrate on creating successful scholarship programs that help each
member reach her academic goals. These programs include study halls, academic
mentors, detailed course study, and professional development workshops.
Chapters take great pride in their academic efforts and encourage their members
to make education a top priority. Because of this strong commitment to
scholarship the all-sorority average GPA consistently exceeds the all-women
average at CCU.
Potential New Member
Bill of Rights
A potential new member has:
• 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 and express opinions to recruitment
counselors;
• 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; and
• The right to have a positive, safe and enriching recruitment
experience.
Statement on
EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY &
Alcohol
NON-DISCRIMINATION
STATEMENT
The National Panhellenic Conference
and Coastal Carolina University, in
compliance with Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972
(Higher Education Act) do not
discriminate on the basis of race,
color, religion, national origin, or
ethnicity in any of their policies,
practices, and procedures.
HAZING CODE
No chapter shall conduct hazing
activities. Hazing activities are defined
as: any reckless or intentional act,
occurring on or off campus, that
produces physical, mental, or
emotional pain, discomfort,
humiliation, embarrassment, or
ridicule directed toward other
students or groups (regardless of their
willingness to participate), that is
required or expected of new members
and which is not related to the mission
of the team, group, or organization.
This includes any activity, whether it is
presented as optional or required, that
places a new or current member in a
position of servitude as a condition of
membership. Doing so violates
University policy and the South
Carolina Hazing Law.
Recruitment week is dry. No
chapter, chapter member, or
potential new member may attend
any fraternity sponsored function or
any bar, tavern, night club, or
consume any alcoholic beverage
after August 27, 2013 and until
midnight following the Bid
Ceremony on September 1, 2013. A
primary purpose of this rule is to
limit the likelihood of contact
between Potential New Members
and members, while the period
following the Bid Ceremony is a time
to promote sisterhood and an
understanding of sorority life.
Sorority women will not participate
in any fraternity recruitment
functions.
No alcoholic beverages may be
present at any recruitment event.
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Bid Day
Bid Day is the last day of recruitment on Sunday, September 1st.
This is when you will receive a formal invitation to membership
from a sorority. It is a very casual and exciting day.
In the morning you will come to receive your bid to membership.
Then you will get to find out what sororities your recruitment
counselors belong to.
After the recruitment counselors have revealed their affiliations
you will join them in gathering with your sorority on Prince Lawn
where a huge celebration, music, and photos will take place.
Chapters may have planned receptions following Bid Day.
TERMS TO KNOW
ACTIVE
The term used to indicate a sorority
woman or a fraternity man who has
been formally initiated by his or her
chapter.
ALUMNA (PLURAL: ALUMNAE)
An initiated sorority member who is no
longer in college.
BADGE
A pin or the insignia that designates your
Greek organization.
BID
An invitation extended by only one
sorority per potential new member on
Bid Day; this is the formal invitation to
become a new member of that sorority.
BIG
An active member assigned to be the
personal mentor for a new member. The
new member would be called the “Little”
CHAPTER
The women comprising each local
collegiate group of an inter/national
sorority. CCU has 5 sorority chapters on
campus that participate in recruitment.
COLONY
A new fraternity or sorority that is
working to receive a charter from the
inter/national organization to which it is
affiliated. When a charter is received,
they become a chapter of that
inter/national organization.
CONTINUOUS OPEN RECRUITMENT (COR)
The period other than fully-structured
recruitment when Panhellenic sororities
acquire new members.
FULLY STRUCUTRED RECRUITMENT
The formal process of mutual selection by
which chapters invite potential new
members to join their sorority prior to the
fall semester.
INITIATION
The formal ceremonies by which new
members complete membership into a
chapter and receive full membership
privileges.
LEGACY
A woman whose mother, sister or, in
some cases grandmother or half-sister is
an alumna or active member of a sorority.
A sorority is not obligated to offer a bid to
a legacy, and a potential new member is
completely free to choose the sorority of
her individual preference.
NEW MEMBER
A potential new member who has
accepted the bid of a sorority and has
taken the first step toward a full
membership but has not yet been
initiated.
PANHELLENIC ASSOCIATION
The term that refers to all members of the
sorority community at Coastal Carolina.
PANHELLENIC COUNCIL
An organization composed of
representatives of each sorority chapter
who act as the central governing body of
all sororities.
PHILANTHROPY
Chapters’ activities that directly benefit
specific charitable organizations to which they
donate money and volunteer hours.
POTENTIAL NEW MEMBER (PNM)
An unaffiliated woman who attends fall
recruitment or participates in Continuous
Open Recruitment.
QUOTA
The number of new members that each
Panhellenic sorority may select during fall
recruitment.
RECRUITMENT COUNSELOR (RHO CHI)
A Panhellenic representative who assists
PNMs during the recruitment process. This
woman completely disaffiliates from her
sorority to provide objective advice and
support.
RECRUITMENT GROUP
A group of 30-40 women who will spend a
majority of their time together during
Recruitment week.
SORORITY (Women’s Fraternity)
A values-based, social experience based on
the fundamental right of a free people to
form voluntary associations.
TOTAL
The allowable chapter size as determined by
the Panhellenic Council that includes both
new and active members. Chapter total is
the total number of members that a chapter
may recruit to during Continuous Open
Recruitment. If a chapter has less than total,
they may participate in COR. The
Panhellenic Council evaluates this number
each year. It usually reflects average or
median chapter size.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does sorority recruitment cost and where does the money go?
The registration fee is $25. Once you complete the online registration, the site
transfers you to GreekBill.com for payment with a credit card or check. Recruitment
fees pay for administrative and printing costs and your t-shirt!
What is a Rho Chi?
A Rho Chi, or recruitment counselor, is a woman who is already a member of a
sorority who will help you through the recruitment process by answering questions,
and guiding you through the exciting events of the week. They will remain
disaffiliated from their sorority during recruitment, enabling them to remain
impartial.
What is the time commitment for Recruitment Week?
Each night of recruitment will last 4-5 hours and it is strongly encourages that you
attend every night of recruitment; however academic commitments, such as class or
internships must come first. Every effort has been made to avoid conflicts with class
time, but some are unavoidable. Absences will be communicated to the sororities
before they make membership selections.
What is Preference Night?
Preference night, or Pref Night, signals the end of Formal Recruitment. This night is
more serious than the other days and will consist of traditional ceremonies that are
very dear to the sisters.
How do sororities decide who to invite back each party?
As the number of parties is reduced round to round, so is the number of women
each sorority is allowed to invite back. Everyone who participates in recruitment has
something different to offer a sorority, but sororities must release some potential
new members, just as you will have to make decisions about some sororities. In
deciding which potential new member to invite back and which to dismiss, each
chapter has its own process. Great lengths are taken by chapters to ensure a fair
process and equal consideration for each potential new member. Additional
concerns should be addressed with your Rho Chi.
What if I have trouble choosing between certain chapters?
Difficult decisions are a common dilemma. Potential new members, however,
shouldn’t look at this as a problem. Most women would probably be happy in
several sororities on campus. Besides, keep in mind that sororities have to make
decisions too. Think carefully and look objectively at what each sorority has to offer.
A sorority should be a second home, a place where you feel totally comfortable and
welcome.
QUESTIONS TO ASK
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Why should I join your sorority?
How long is the new member program?
What is expected of new members?
What are the time requirements involved in a new member program?
What will I gain from your sorority as a new member?
What types of social events are planned for the coming year?
Why do you enjoy your sorority experience?
What is your chapter’s philanthropy/community service project?
How is your sorority involved with campus activities?
What things do you do with other fraternities and sororities on campus?
How does the sorority promote scholarship and academics?
How much does it cost to join your chapter?
RECRUITMENT TIPS
Do not adopt a new personality for recruitment. Sororities are interested in the
real you. Be yourself.
Try to manage your time wisely. Allow enough time for your studies, meals,
and sleep during recruitment.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Asking questions and showing interest will
spark new conversations with sorority members.
Ask questions about the cost of membership so that you fully understand the
financial obligations of being a sorority member.
Try to meet several women from each sorority. Meeting many different
women in each sorority will give you a diverse perspective of each group.
Ask questions about the new member program. For example: “Will I be able to
be involved in other activities,” “How time consuming is it?” and “What does it
involve?”
A sorority woman may avoid contact with you outside of an event. Formal
Recruitment is designed to give you equal and unbiased exposure to all
chapters. Events are designed to be the place of interaction between the
sisters and potential new members. Once events are over, sorority members
should not be in contact with any potential members in order to maintain any
unbiased exposure. So don’t be worried!
The Women of
ALPHA
DELTA PI
Fraternity
NATIONAL FOUNDING DATE
May 15, 1851
LOCAL CHAPTER
Theta Beta, 2007
COLORS
Azure Blue and White
FLOWER
The Woodland Violet
SYMBOL
The Lion and the Diamond
MOTTO
We Live For Each Other
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY
Ronald McDonald House
NATIONAL WEBSITE
http://www.alphadeltapi.org/
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
2.7
Alpha Delta Pi believes that our sorority is more than a ritual or a
symbol; that it is a way of life. Alpha Delta Pi believes that our
motto, “We Live for Each Other”, expresses the true spirit of
fraternity; and that by living this motto, a member’s life will be
enriched by true friendships and by unselfish service to mankind.
We believe that the privilege of membership in Alpha Delta Pi brings
the responsibility to do the member’s best in whatever she may
undertake, always remembering that leadership requires
confidence, tempered with humility and courage, blended with
tolerance.
FINANCES
Alpha Membership Fee- $88
Badge Cost Fee- $146
Initiation Fee- $130
Administration Fee- $28
Alpha Chapter Dues- $180
Total: $572
PHILANTHROPY
SISTERHOOD
There are many events that are very
special to the hearts of Alpha Delta Pi
members. Two of our favorite traditions
are Mallard Ball and Black Diamond
Formal, which are our two main social
events of the year. We have a
Sisterhood Week each spring, in which
we arrange events dedicated to
strengthening our sisterhood bond.
Sisters also host sisterhood dinners at
their homes to enjoy each other’s
company throughout the year.
Alpha Delta Pi’s philanthropy is the Ronald
McDonald House Charity. Throughout the semester,
many of our sisters will travel to the Ronald
McDonald House in Charleston, SC. During that
time, the women of Alpha Delta Pi will cook and
clean for the guests of the house. It is always very
touching for our members to be able to see the
people that the money affects and hear their stories.
During the school year, our members are always
raising money for this great cause by doing things
like bake sales, percent nights at local restaurants,
and collecting money through our annual Rock for
Ronald on Prince Lawn. You can also look forward to
the spring semester, when we host our annual Lion
Share Challenge week.
INVOLVEMENT
The Iota Pi chapter of Alpha Xi Delta
here at CCU is proud to be apart of
community events, from
Homecoming to Greek Week and
even community service beach
cleanups. Our Fall annual events
include our Sisterhood Retreat,
Masquerade themed semi-formal,
and Family Weekend. In the Fall we
also participate in the Waccamaw
Area Heartwalk, where we won the
award for ‘Top Walker Team’. Our
Spring annual events include
Formal, Carolina Cup, and our
Philanthropy Week. We annually
participate in Relay For Life, and this
past Spring we raised over $5,500.
Throughout the semester we also
have many sisterhood events and
hold socials with other Greek and
Non-Greek organizations to
encourage unity throughout the
campus.
SISTERHOOD
Alpha Xi Delta is a Women’s Fraternity
that inspires each of its women to
‘realize their potential’ by providing
lifelong friendships and sisterhood.
With over 150,000 initiated members,
Alpha Xi Delta continues to thrive on
its core values of sisterhood,
leadership, knowledge, and service.
Alpha Xi Delta looks to foster
intellectual, personal, and professional
growth in each of its members. We
take pride in helping our community
by providing our members with
opportunities for fun and friendship
during their collegiate years and
beyond.
FINANCES
New Member Dues: $230.00
Chapter Initiation Fee: $15.00
Corporation Notes: $25.00
National Initiation Fee: $130.00
Semi-Annual Dues: $62.50
Risk Management Fee: $15.00
Technology Fee: $7.50
Total for New Member: $485.00
Alpha Xi Delta’s philanthropy is Autism Speaks. Since partnering with
the organization in 2009, Alpha Xi Delta has successfully raised over
$1,000,000! Each year we hold our ‘Philanthropy Week’ in April, where
we raise awareness about Autism while fundraising for Autism Speaks.
During Philanthropy Week, we host many fundraisers at restaurants
and hold fun events like Jail N’ Bail on Prince Lawn. We can also be
seen throughout the school year selling baked goods or hosting events
to raise money for this meaningful organization. All proceeds go
directly to the Autism Speaks headquarters as soon as our
philanthropic efforts are concluded.
The Women of
ALPHA
XI DELTA
Fraternity
NATIONAL FOUNDING DATE
April 17, 1893
LOCAL CHAPTER
Iota Pi, 2011
COLORS
Double Blue and Gold
FLOWER
Pink Rose
SYMBOL
The Golden Quill
MOTTO
Realize Your Potential
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY
Autism Speaks
NATIONAL WEBSITE
http://www.alphaxidelta.org/
http://coastal.alphaxidelta.org/
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
2.5
The Women of
GAMMA
PHI BETA
Fraternity
NATIONAL FOUNDING DATE
November 11, 1874
LOCAL CHAPTER
Zeta Zeta
COLORS
Brown and Mode
FLOWER
The Pink Carnation
SYMBOL
The Crescent
MOTTO
Founded Upon a Rock
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY
Building Strong Girls
NATIONAL WEBSITE
www.gammaphibeta.org
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
2.7
The Zeta Zeta chapter of Gamma Phi Beta is focused on
inspiring the highest type of womanhood as well as promoting
lifelong commitment, intellectual and personal growth and
service to humanity. Our vision is to build confident women of
character who celebrate sisterhood and make a difference in
the world around us.
FINANCES
INVOLVEMENT
New Member Fees: $150
International Building Fund: $25
New Member Badge: $92
Local Dues: $399
International Dues: $56
Total: $722
Every year Gamma Phi competes in
Coastal Carolina’s homecoming and
Greek Week. Last year the women of
Gamma Phi Beta teamed up with Kappa
Sigma to place first in both the Talent
Show and Mock Rock, and tied for first
in Homecoming week.
The sisters of Gamma Phi were also able
to compete in both intramural
basketball and softball this year. The
Zeta Zeta chapter of Gamma Phi Beta
has remained heavily involved on
campus and uses all of Coastal's events
and activities as a way to strengthen our
bonds of sisterhood.
PHILANTHROPY
Gamma Phi is very dedicated and involved within
their philanthropies. Each year in October, Gamma
Phi holds a "Think Pink" week to raise money for our
local philanthropy, Susan G. Komen. We also have
our annual Crescent Classic, which raises money for
our international philanthropy Building Strong Girls.
Each semester we volunteer our time for a Day of
Service to help in local philanthropic endeavors.
Gamma Phi Beta has also raised over $50,000 for
Relay For Life on Coastal Carolina's campus. We take
pride in our commitment to community and
philanthropy.
PHI SIG EVENTS
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The Heart Walk- Last year Phi
Sigma Sigma alone raised over
$7,500
Relay for Life
Semi- formal/ Annual Sapphire
Ball
The Phi Sig Sweetheart
Competition- Each year Phi
Sigma Sigma holds a talent
competition to select the man
who will be crowned the “Phi Sig
Sweetheart”
MISSION
The purpose of Phi Sigma Sigma is to
inspire the personal development of
each sister and perpetuate the
advancement of womanhood. Phi
Sigma Sigma is a dynamic sisterhood
of powerful women fostering
uncompromising principles, igniting
positive change and embracing
individuality.
FINANCES
New Member Fees: $100
Initiation Fees: $40
Local Dues: $200
New Member Parlor Fees: $50
Donation Fundraising: $35
Other: $65
Total for New Member: $490.00
The Women of
PHI SIGMA
SIGMA
Fraternity
NATIONAL FOUNDING DATE
November 26, 1913
LOCAL CHAPTER
Theta Beta, 1993
COLORS
King Blue & Gold
FLOWER
American Beauty Rose
SYMBOL
The Sphinx
The Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation benefits the National Kidney
Foundation. Each year the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma dedicate
themselves to raising profits to benefit the foundation. Last year each
member of the Theta Beta chapter raised a minimum of $35.00,
totaling over $2,500 that went to the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation.
Each sister is required to complete 10 hours of community service per
school year. Also some exciting news National Phi Sigma Sigma has
announced that chapters across the country will be shifting
philanthropic efforts to helping children prepare for college!
MOTTO
Diokete Hupsala, “AIM HIGH”
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY
National Kidney Foundation
NATIONAL WEBSITE
www.phisigmasigma.org
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
2.5
The Women of
SIGMA
SIGMA
SIGMA
Fraternity
NATIONAL FOUNDING DATE
April 20, 1898
LOCAL CHAPTER
Zeta Chi, 1997
COLORS
Royal Purple & White
FLOWER
Purple Violet
The main focus of the eight founding sisters was, “to establish
among its members a perpetual bond of friendship, to develop in
them strong womanly character and to impress upon them high
standards of conduct.” We are made up of a diverse group of
individuals that share the same morals and values. When each new
member joins our sisterhood, she embarks on a journey that will
change her life forever. We believe that through our core values:
faith, hope, love, wisdom and power that this experience has the
ability to change not only her life, but will empower her to change
the lives of others.
SISTERHOOD
FINANCES
New Member Badge fee: $95
National Dues: n/a
New Member Dues: $307
Local Dues: n/a
Total: $447 first semester
This past October, Tri Sigma held their
first annual Fall Festival. We invited all
Greek organizations to host a game like
corn hole, face painting, and cookie
decorating while children from local
elementary schools walked around and
played the different games with CCU
students.
PHILANTHROPY
Tri Sigma’s philanthropy is The Robbie Page Memorial,
which was founded in the early 1950s. Tri Sigma was
the first to fund a new, cutting-edge treatment called
therapeutic play, which helps children understand and
cope with their illnesses and the treatment they must
MOTTO
undertake. Every year the Foundation awards local
Faithful Unto Death
grants to programs nominated by alumnae and
collegiate chapters. Grants range from $100 to $2,500.
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY
The Foundation also funds major national fellowships at
The Robbie Page Memorial
the Children's Medical Center in Dallas, TX and North
Carolina Children's Hospital at University of North
Carolina-Chapel Hill.
NATIONAL WEBSITE
http://www.sigmasigmasigma.org/Home.mvc In addition to the Robbie Page Memorial, our local
http://trisigmazetachi.weebly.com/index.html chapter participates in several community service
programs such as The Heart Walk, Relay for Life,
volunteering at a local humane societies, beach
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
sweeps, and The Carolina Miracle League.
SYMBOL
Sailboat, Skull & Crossbones
2.5
Dress For
The Occasion
Wondering what to wear during
recruitment? Each event round gets
progressively dressier than the last. To
help you “Dress for the Occasion,” we
have provided some outfit examples for
the appropriate dress for each day.
These are just suggestions, please dress
in a way that represents YOU!
We also offer some helpful hints for
recruitment.
First
Event Round
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28TH
This round is often referred to as Open
House Round, and the night we have
made as our Values Night. With your
recruitment group, you will have the
opportunity to visit all 5 chapters.
Spending 20 minutes at each chapter
will give you the opportunity to meet
and speak with women from every
chapter. These days are the most
relaxed, so have fun and be yourself!
Wear tennis shoes or flip-flops, khaki or
denim shorts, a skirt, capris, jeans, etc.
But make sure you wear teal or your
favorite Coastal Attire!
DO…Be comfortable. Bring a pair of
shoes for walking! Wear Teal!
DON’T…Wear shorts that are “too” short
or uncomfortable shoes.
Second
Event Round
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29TH
This round is often referred to as our
Philanthropy Round. You will receive
your schedule for this round on
Thursday when you meet with your
recruitment counselors. You will spend
30 minutes at each chapter that you
were invited back to.
The attire for this round is a little
dressier but still comfortable. A
sundress, skirt, or pants and a blouse
will be perfect.
DO…Wear light summer fabrics. Ask a
lot of questions.
DON’T… Wear uncomfortable shoes.
Third
Event Round
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30TH
Fourth
Event Round
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 ST
This round is often referred to as Theme
Night, and events will last 30 minutes
This is an exciting day because you will
have the opportunity to be entertained
through a skit, song, video, etc. After
each performance, you will have a
better understanding of what the
chapter is about and how the members
feel about one another. You will also
have brief conversations. Again, the
attire gets a little dressier. A nice dress
or skirt and blouse would be
appropriate.
This round is often referred to as
Preference Round, and events will last
50 minutes. You will receive your
schedule prior to the events starting.
This is a serious day because the
chapters will be expressing to you what
their sisterhood means to them. You
will have an opportunity to have a
serious conversation with someone you
have possibly already talked with during
the week. The attire is the dressiest on
this day. We recommend wearing a
dress. Be tasteful, and wear something
in which you feel confident.
DO…Pay attention to the conversations
and/or skits if a chapter has one
because they tell you a lot!
DO…Think carefully about where you
are the most comfortable.
DON’T…Forget to smile and have fun.
DON’T… Get stressed out.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
WHITNEY COMER
Director of Student Activities
& Leadership
KATELYN DAWSEY
FSL Student Coordinator
TYLER VAN MOPPES
FSL Student Coordinator
CONTACT INFORMATION
OFFICE WEBSITE
http://www.coastal.edu/osal/greek/
PANHELLENIC WEBSITE
http://www.coastal.edu/osal/greek/phc/index.html
OFFICE PHONE NUMBER
(843) 349-2988
HTC: ADP
WALL 222: GFB
WALL 116: FSS
KLINE SUITE: AXD
EHFA 152: SSS
BRITTAIN, Recruitment HQ
TWITTER
@CCUPanhellenic
For Questions or Concerns Regarding Recruitment you can
contact the number above or Amanda Edgington at
[email protected] or 703-625-9683
For Questions or Concerns Regarding Recruitment Counselors
you can contact the number above or Ali Miller at
[email protected] or 518-928-3448

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