Go Greek! - SIU Alumni Association

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Go Greek! - SIU Alumni Association
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Common Questions
Q: What is pledging?
A: Pledging is the period of orientation that all new sorority and fraternity members experience. During this
time, new members will participate in weekly meetings to learn about the university and the sorority/fraternity,
leadership retreats, community service projects, and activities designed to build friendships among the new
members and active fraternity/sorority members.
Q: What about hazing?
All sororities & fraternities oppose hazing and are committed to a membership education period that instills a
sense of responsibility and commitment in the new members. You should never participate in any activity that
makes you feel uncomfortable. If ever in doubt, contact the Student Development Office (453-5714) or the
fraternity/sorority (inter)national headquarters for more information.
Q: What does it cost to join?
A: Each organization is self-supported through dues charged to all members. In the first year of membership,
a few one-time expenses may also be assessed. If housing is offered, Greek housing and meals are
competitive with other housing options. A variety of payment plans are usually offered.
Q: Will my grades be affected?
A: Ideally, they should shoot way up! Academics must be your first priority. The fraternity/sorority can offer
support in time management, tutoring, study enhancement and incentives, and class assistance.
Q: What am I going to get out of this?
A: Joining a sorority/fraternity rounds out the collegiate experience. We often say that you get a complete
education in a sorority/fraternity. Being Greek means gaining lifelong friends, having leadership opportunities,
participating in social and sports activities, having academic support and networking opportunities.
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Parent Information
For your student, making the transition from high school or a community
college to a four-year college or university may seem like an imposing
challenge. One or more of the following questions may be on his/her mind:
• Will I fit in and make new friends?
• Will I be able to succeed academically?
• Will I be able to get involved in campus organizations and better my
leadership skills?
• Will I find other people interested in the same things that I am?
• How can I prepare for my career?
Famous Greeks
community through service projects; and close friends who will cheer him
on when he/she is successful and support him/her when times are tough.
With all these opportunities available to them, it is no wonder that fraternity
and sorority members tend to graduate from college at a higher rate than
those not involved in Greek life.
As a parent, you are undoubtedly concerned about your child’s college
experience and the choices he/she will make. Please do not hesitate to
contact the University with any of your questions. For more information on
SIUC’s Greek Life, contact:
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Greek Life Coordinator, Andy Morgan, at 618|453.5714
or at [email protected]
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Student Development Office at 618|453.5714 or
www.stddev.siu.edu
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Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at 618|453.2461 or
http://www.siu.edu/staffair/
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Inter-Greek Council at www.siugreeks.org
• Will I feel like a part of the campus community or just another number?
Fraternities and sororities exist are a support network for your son
or daughter as he/she embarks on this new period in his/her life. Over
800,000 students across the country are currently Greek.
The fraternity and sorority can help personalize your child’s college
experience by offering a scholastic support system; hands-on experience
in leading committees, managing budgets, interacting with faculty
and administrators; exposure to potential careers through educational
programs and discussions with alumni; the chance to give back the
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Adam Sandler
Dick Gregory
Judy Baar Topinka
Eli Manning
Kenny Chesney
George W. Bush
Matthew McConaughey
Jada Pinkett Smith
Michael Jordan
Jon Stewart
Rev. Jessie Jackson Sr.
Aretha Franklin
Drew Brees
Ashton Kutcher
Emmitt Smith
Carrie Underwood
Gladys Knight
Condoleeza Rice
Jim Edmonds
Ashley Judd
Bill Clinton
Cedric the Entertainer
Coretta Scott King
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Alpha
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Beta
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Xi
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Gamma
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Omicron
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Delta
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Pi
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Epsilon
Ρ
Rho
Keenan Ivory Wayans
Ruben Studdard
Will Ferrell
Kevin Costner
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Zeta
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Sigma
Ronald Reagan
Maya Angelou
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Eta
Τ
Tau
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Theta
Υ
Upsilon
Ι
Iota
Φ
Phi
Κ
Λ
Kappa Lambda
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Chi
Ψ
Psi
Μ
Mu
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Nu
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Omega
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Greek Life at SIUC
Welcome to Southern Illinois University Carbondale! We encourage you to take a few
minutes to browse through this booklet and to consider why more than 800,000 college
students nationwide have chosen to become members of Greek organizations. Listed below
are some of the benefits of joining a fraternity or sorority.
For information regarding Greek Life, please check out our webpage at www.siugreeks.org.
Scholarship
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Academics are a priority for Greek members because a founding principle for all
Greek organizations is scholarship.
Greek life provides structured scholarship programs for all members, including study
groups, academic programs, time management programs, & academic mentors.
Fraternities & sororities have strict GPA requirements & incentive programs to
promote academic excellence.
Academic programming & resources to promote academic excellence.
Service & Philanthropy
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Promotes sense of philanthropic giving in its members.
Supports a national philanthropy & participates in several community service
projects.
Work with local community & university leaders.
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Leadership & Involvement
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Numerous leadership opportunities within each organization: athletics, meeting
management, theater, journalism, float construction, dance, web site design, program
planner, educator, accountant, house management, etc.
Build responsibility & time management skills.
Work closely with University administrators.
Encouraged to be involved in other campus organizations.
Friendship
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Lifelong friendships.
Genuine bonds of brotherhood & sisterhood are powerful & impossible to measure.
Make new friends in other fraternities & sororities.
Networking
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Networking with alumni for internships, summer work, & professional careers.
Build a network of opportunities with fellow Greeks.
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Greek Speak
• Active: fully-initiated member of a fraternity or sorority
• Bid: a formal invitation to a rushee to join a chapter
• Chapter: the local group which represents a segment of the national organization
• Formal Recruitment/Rush: the period set aside for the structured recruitment period
• Independent: person who is not a member of a fraternity or sorority
• Initiation: the time when a pledge or associate becomes a full member
• Legacy: prospective member of a fraternity or sorority who is the son, brother, daughter, sister, or other relative of a
member of the fraternity or sorority
Inter Greek Council
Inter-Greek Council (IGC)
IGC is the legislative, standard-setting, and coordinating body for all fraternities and sororities in the four
subcouncils: Panhellenic Association, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and
Interfraternity Council. The purpose of IGC is to maintain a high plane of fraternal life and interfraternal
relations, to further intellectual and social accomplishments, to cooperate with the University, community,
and administration in the maintenance of high social standards, and to improve and maintain relations
between the fraternal organizations and the surrounding community.
IGC sponsors many traditional annual events, including Greek Sing during Saluki Family Weekend (since
1947), Theta Xi Variety Show (since 1948), Greek Week, Safe Halloween, and the annual Greek Awards.
Many educational programs are also sponsored by IGC which cover topics like time management, risk
management, anti-hazing, and study skills. These events bring together all fraternities and sororities at
SIU. Additionally, each fraternity and sorority sends representatives to IGC’s bimonthly meetings.
• Membership Intake Process: the process by which NPHC and MGC gain new members
• (Inter)National: a term referring to the central organization of a given fraternity or sorority
• New Member/Associate Member: a member of a Greek organization who has not been initiated
• Potential Member: a person interested in becoming a member of a fraternity or sorority
• Recruitment/Rush: the process by which a fraternity or sorority recruits new members
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Interfraternity Council
Interfraternity Council Chapters
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
IFC, which began in 1934 at SIU, is a sub-council of the InterGreek Council and a member of the North American Interfraternity
Conference (NIC). The purpose of IFC is to maintain a high level of
fraternity and interfraternity relations to further social and intellectual
accomplishments, to cooperate with the University, administration, and
community in the maintenance of high social standards, and to improve
and maintain relations between the fraternal organizations, and the
community we reside. Each IFC fraternity sends representatives to IFC’s
biweekly meetings.
How to Join an IFC Fraternity
Early in the fall and spring semester IFC has many events throughout
the campus to allow you to meet members from each chapter. More
information can be found at www.siugreeks.org. Alcohol is not allowed
at any recruitment event or activity. It is important when choosing a
fraternity, you decide what you want from your Greek experience.
ΑΓΡ
ΑΤΩ
ΒΘΠ
ΔΧ
Alpha Gamma Rho
Alpha Tau Omega
Beta Theta Pi
Delta Chi
SIU Founding Date: February 28, 1970
National Founding Date: April 4, 1904 at
Ohio State University
SIU Founding Date: November 10, 1973
National Founding Date: September 11,
1865 at the Virginia Military Institute
SIU Founding Date: October 26, 1996
National Founding Date: August 8, 1839
at Miami University in Ohio
SIU Founding Date: 1954
National Founding Date: October 13,
1890 at Cornell University
www.siuagr.com
www.alphagammarho.org
www.siuato.org
www.ato.org
www.siubetas.org
www.betathetapi.org
www.siudchi.com
www.deltachi.org
Colors: Green and Yellow
Colors: Sky-blue and Old Gold
Colors: Pink and blue
Colors: Red and Buff
Requirements to Join an Interfraternity Council fraternity:
Each organization has its own minimum requirements set by their (inter)
national organization and SIUC chapter. Please contact the SIUC chapter
that you are interested in to find out their requirements. IFC has its own
minimum requirements in addition to the (inter)national and chapter
requirements. To join an IFC fraternity, a minimum GPA of 2.3 is required
in addition to being a student at SIUC.
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Interfraternity Council Chapters
ΦΚΤ
ΔΣΦ
Delta Sigma Phi
ΦΜΑ
Interfraternity Council Chapters
ΦΣΚ
ΣΝ
ΤΚΕ
ΘΞ
Phi Kappa Tau
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Phi Sigma Kappa
Sigma Nu
Tau Kappa Epsilon
SIU Founding Date: November 3, 1990
National Founding Date: December 10,
1899 at City College of New York
SIU Founding Date: November 24, 1953
National Founding Date: March 17, 1906
at Miami University in Ohio
SIU Founding Date: November 19, 1949
National Founding Date: October 6, 1898
at the New England Conservatory of Music
SIU Founding Date: 1957
National Founding Date: March 15, 1873
at University of Massachusetts
SIU Founding Date: 1994
National Founding Date: 1869 at the
Virginia Military Institute
SIU Founding Date: February 12, 1949
National Founding Date: January 10,
1899 at Illinois Wesleyan University
SIU Founding Date: November 17, 1951
National Founding Date: April 29, 1864 at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
www.siu.edu/~deltasig/
www.Deltasig.org
www.pktsiu.org
www.phikappatau.org
www.sinfoniaek.org
www.sinfonia.org
www.siuphisigs.com
www.phisigmakappa.org
www.sigmanusiu.com
www.sigmanu.com
www.tkebx.org
www.tke.org
www.betadelta.thetaxi.org/
www.thetaxi.org/
Colors: Nile Green and Carnation White
Colors: Harvard Red & Old Gold
Colors: Red, Black, and Gold
Colors: Red & Silver
Colors: Gold, White, and Black
Colors: Cherry & Grey
Colors: Azure Blue and Matte Silver
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Multicultural Greek Council Chapters
Multicultural Greek Council
Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
MGC, which began in 2004 at SIU and is a sub-council of the InterGreek Council. It is made up of fraternities and sororities. The purpose
of MGC is to serve as a governing body, to create and maintain high
standards in the life of culturally-based fraternities and sororities by
addressing, coordinating and developing strategic programming, to
unify organizations involved in MGC, promote higher education, provide
community services, enhance leadership and to serve as a liaison
between the MGC, other Greek Councils, the University student body and
administration, thereby improving campus life. Each MGC fraternity and
sorority sends representatives to MGC’s biweekly meetings.
How to Join an MGC Fraternity or Sorority
Each MGC fraternity & sorority recruits differently. Many will host
informational meetings early each semester. If you are interested in a
specific organization, please contact that organization directly.
ΔΦΜ
ΔΞΦ
Delta Xi Phi
Sigma Alpha
Sigma Lambda Gamma
SIU Founding Date: December 5, 1999
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National Founding Date: August 28, 1991
aat Purdue University, West Lafayette Campus
SIU Founding Date: February 15, 2000
National Founding Date: April 20, 1994 at
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
SIU Founding Date: December 2, 1995
National Founding Date: January 26,
1978 at Ohio State University
SIU Founding Date: 1997
National Founding Date: April 9,1990 at
University of Iowa
www.bagammas.com
www.sigmalambdagamma.com
Delta Phi Mu
ΣΑ
www.siu.edu/~dfm
www.deltaxiphi.com
www.SigmaAlpha.org
Colors: Royal Blue & Majestic Pink
Colors: Navy Blue and Maroon
Colors: Emerald and Maize
ΣΛΓ
Colors: Shocking Pink and Majestic Purple
Requirements to Join a MGC Fraternity or Sorority
Each organization has its own minimum requirements set by their
national organization and SIUC chapter. Please contact the SIUC chapter
that you are interested in to find out their requirements. However, MGC
has its own minimum requirements in addition to the national and
chapter requirements. To join a MGC organization, a minimum GPA of 2.3
is required in addition to being a student at SIUC.
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Multicultral Greek Council Chapters
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National Pan Hellenic Council and Chapters
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
ΒΦΠ
ΔΨΑ
ΦΡΗ
ΣΛΒ
Beta Phi Pi
Delta Psi Alpha
Phi Rho Eta
Sigma Lambda Beta
SIU Founding Date: January 5, 1995
National Founding Date: April 6, 1986 at
Western Illinois University
SIU Founding Date: November 24, 1999
National Founding Date: November 18,
1998 at Northern Illinois University
SIU Founding Date: August 22, 1994
National Founding Date: August 22, 1994
at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
SIU Founding Date: November 24, 1996
National Founding Date: April 4, 1986 at
University of Iowa
www.wiu.edu/users/jbc104/
infamousTheta.htm
www.betaphipi.org
www.beta.deltapsialpha.net
www.deltapsialpha.net
www.Phirhoeta.org/Chapters/Alpha
www.Phirhoeta.org
www.sigmalambdabeta.com/nualpha
www.sigmalambdabeta.com
Colors: Wine and Silver
Colors: Maroon and Old Gold
Colors: Purple & white
Colors: Black & White
NPHC is a sub-council of the Inter-Greek Council and a member of the
National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. They are often referred to as “Pan
Dash” or the “Divine Nine”. Their purpose is to serve as representatives
of historically established community service fraternities and sororities,
with both graduate and undergraduate chapters. NPHC promotes
interaction through forums, meetings, activities, community service
and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in
cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and
functions. Each NPHC fraternity & sorority sends representatives to
NPHC’s biweekly meetings.
How to Join a NPHC Fraternity or Sorority
Each NPHC fraternity & sorority recruits differently. Many will host
informational meetings early each semester. If you are interested in a
specific organization, please contact that organization directly.
Requirements to Join a NPHC Fraternity or Sorority
Each organization has its own minimum requirements set by their
national organization and SIUC chapter. Please contact the SIUC
chapter that you are interested in to find out their requirements.
However, NPHC has its own minimum requirements in addition to the
national and chapter requirements. To join a NPHC organization, a
minimum GPA of 2.4 is required in addition to being a student at SIUC.
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National Pan Hellenic Council and Chapters
ΑΚΑ
ΑΦΑ
ΙΦΘ
ΚΑΨ
ΦΒΣ
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha
Iota Phi Theta
Kappa Alpha Psi
Phi Beta Sigma
SIU Founding Date: April 19, 1952
National Founding Date: January 15,
1908 at Howard University
National Founding Date: December 4,
1906 at Cornell University
SIU Founding Date: December 19, 1972
National Founding Date: September 19,
1963 at Morgan State University
SIU Founding Date: March 4, 1950
National Founding Date: January 5, 1911
at Indiana University, Bloomington
SIU Founding Date: August 10, 1967
National Founding Date: January 9, 1914
at Howard University
www.iotaphitheta.org
www.siu.edu/~nupe
www.kappaalphapsi.com/
Colors: Royal Blue and Pure White
www.aka1908.com
www.siu.edu/~aphia/
www.alphaphialpha.net/
Colors: Salmon Pink & Apple Green
Colors: Black and Old Gold
Colors: Charcoal Brown and Gilded Gold
www.pbs1914.org/
Colors: Crimson & Cream
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PanHellenic Association and Chapters
PanHellenic Association and Chapters
Panhellenic Association
The Panhellenic Association is a sub-council of
the Inter-Greek Council and a member of the
National Panhellenic Conference. The purpose
of PA is to develop and maintain high level of
accomplishment and involvement on campus.
They also promote superior scholarship, cooperate
with member fraternities and the university/
college administration. Each PA sorority sends
representatives to Panhellenic’s biweekly
meetings.
How to Join
In the fall, PA has Formal Recruitment. During
Formal Recruitment prospective members will
meet and talk to members of the chapters in the
Panhellenic community. In addition, prospective
members will have the opportunity to learn about
each sorority, meet tons of new people, tour
chapter houses, & participate in an all Panhellenic
BBQ. In the spring, chapters have an informal
recruitment where member chapters hold events
on their own. Contact individual chapters if you
are interested in informal recruitment. For more
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information, visit: www.siugreeks.org or contact
the office of Student Development, (618) 4535714.
Requirements to Join a Panhellenic
Association Sorority
Each organization has its own minimum
requirements set by their (inter)national
organization and SIUC chapter. Please contact
the SIUC chapter that you are interested in to find
out their requirements. Panhellenic also has its
own minimum requirements in addition to the
(inter)national and chapter requirements. To join a
Panhellenic sorority and participate in recruitment,
an incoming freshman must have a minimum
GPA of 2.8 or be in the upper 50 percent of their
graduating class. Transfer students must have at
least a 2.5.
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ΑΓΔ
ΔΖ
ΣΚ
ΣΣΣ
Alpha Gamma Delta
Delta Zeta
Sigma Kappa
Sigma Sigma Sigma
SIU Founding Date: February, 1923
National Founding Date: May 30, 1904 at
Syracuse University
SIU Founding Date: 1953
National Founding Date: October 24,
1902 at Miami University
SIU Founding Date: April 21,1955
National Founding Date: November 9,
1974 at Colby College
SIU Founding Date: September 2, 1931
National Founding Date: April 20, 1898 at
Longwood College
www.siualphagams.com
www.alphagammadelta.org
www.deltazeta.org
www.siu.edu/~sigkap/
www.sigmakappa.org
www.sigmasigmasigma.org
Colors: Old Rose and Nile Green
Colors: Red, Buff, and Green
Colors: Royal purple and white
Colors: Maroon and Lavender
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Tips for Choosing a Fraternity or Sorority
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Understand the obligations of being a member.
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If the chapter has a house, understand what your commitment to live-in will be as a member.
3)
Alcohol is not permitted at any recruitment activity. Play by the rules.
4)
The decision to join a fraternity/sorority is a life-long commitment. Be clear what you expect and what
you are prepared to give.
5)
Understand the academic support programs of the chapter.
6)
Understand the total financial costs, such as new member fees, member dues and room/board.
7)
Discuss the community service program and educational programs.
8)
Familiarize yourself with chapter names and the Greek alphabet; it will make the recruitment process
much easier.
9)
Seek to affiliate with a chapter you feel you can benefit from and one you feel you can contribute your
time, energy and talents for a lifetime.
10)
Your decision as to which chapter to join should be “your” decision. Don’t be pressured by anyone else.
11)
Have fun, enjoy and be yourself!
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