Tarleton InterGreek Council Recruitment Booklet
This booklet offers students an inside look into the chapters that make up InterGreek Council and how to join.
InterGreek Council Tarleton State University 1 2 Top 10 Reasons to Be Greek! 1 Academics 2 Leadership 3 Philanthropy 4 Friendship 5 Diversity 6 Greek Week 7 Intramurals 8 Homecoming 9 Mixers 10 Chapter Events Some of the activities TSU Greeks are involved in: Greek Week Homecoming Intramurals Student Government Association- SGA Texan Transition Mentors Texan Reps Honors Organizations Tarleton Alternative Transportation- TAT Student Wide Activities Team- SWAT Round-Up Tarleton Serves Supplemental Instruction Leaders Resident Leaders Campus Employment TSU Honors Program 3 Reserve Officer Training Corps. (ROTC) Academics The Greek Community supports the value of a college education and places academics as one of the highest priorities for its members. Organizations provide opportunities to earn awards and recognition for academic success. Support and help are always forthcoming through study hours, tutor groups and several informal programs. In addition, IGC expects each chapter to maintain an acceptable overall grade point average. Leadership & Involvement One of the many reasons potential members decide to go Greek is the leadership opportunities that the Greek system provides. Nowadays, it takes more than just a college degree to be successful and becoming a proactive member in a Greek chapter is one of best ways you can discover and develop your leadership skills. Fraternities are self-governing, allowing for many leadership opportunities within the chapter ranging from secretary to president to campus involvement coordinator. Tarleton State Greek members participate in various student organizations outside their fraternity or sorority. Greek leadership is present in organizations like the Student Wide Activities Committee (SWAT), Student Government Association (SGA), Texan Transition Mentors (TTM), Tarleton Alternative Transportation (TAT), Supplemental Instruction, and a variety of other organizations and service groups. 4 IGC Information The purpose of the InterGreek Council is to promote and foster the general welfare of the Greek Community and the University and to ensure a greater level of cooperation, communication, and achievement for the Greek Community. The council also serves as the official voice of Cultural Professional and Local Organizations at TSU and acts on behalf of the system when needed. IGC plans and implements recruitment and other all Greek events for the campus. IGCâ€™s goal is to better Greek life at Tarleton State University. InterGreek Council Philanthrop 5 Service One of the most gratifying aspects of being Greek is the sense of satisfaction and pride that comes with involvement in philanthropy and community service. The Greek community organizes fundraising events and hands-on service activities each year. Such projects help build moral character through the realization of the needs of people less fortunate and encourage members to give back to the community. Each year, individual chapters participate in service projects ranging from working with Adopt-a-Highway, Pantry and More food bank, Foster Homes, local nursing homes, Tarleton Serves, Tarleton Round-up and many more. Friendship You will notice that no two organizations are made up of members who are all alike. Each chapter has its own sense of diversity and individuality. However, you will notice a common bond among the members of each chapter that is unique and very private. When you become part of a chapter you are not just meeting new friends, you are becoming a part of a family. You will enjoy the benefits of friendship that will grow stronger through the years and last a lifetime. Friendship means the joining of individuals in love and friendship, while striving for similar goals. Being part of a chapter is something that cannot compare to anything else. To know of its existence is one thing, but to experience it is another. Strive for leadership and be a part of the TSU Greek community. Philanthrop Service 6 Statement on Hazing Tarleton State University and the Tarleton State Interfraternity Philanthrop Council have a zero tolerance policy on hazing. "Hazing" means any intentional or reckless act occurring on or off the campus of an educational institution, by one person alone or acting with others, directed against a student that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of that student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated into, affiliating with, holding office in, or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are students at an educational institution. "Hazing" includes, but is not limited to, any type of physical brutality or physical activity that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely affects the mental or physical health or safety of the student (i.e. sleep deprivation, exposure to the elements, calisthenics); activities involving consumption of a food, liquid, alcoholic beverage, liquor, drug or other substance that subjects the student to an unreasonable risk of harm or that adversely effects the mental or physical health or safety of the student; activities that intimidate or threaten the student with ostracism; activities that subject the student to extreme mental stress, shame or humiliation or that adversely effects the mental health or dignity of the student. 7 Sigma Alpha Founded: Ohio State University, 1978 Tarleton Charter: Alpha Zeta Colors: Emerald and Maize National Philanthropy: Agriculture in the Classroom, Heifer International Flower: Yellow Chrysanthemum Symbols: Emerald and Baby Bull 8 Zeta Phi Beta Founded: Howard University, 1920 Tarleton Charter: Sigma Omicron Colors: Royal Blue and White National Philanthropy: Z-H.O.P.E., Stork’s Nest, National Educational Foundation Flower: White Rose Symbol: White Dove 9 Lambda Theta Sigma Founded: Tarleton State University, 2005 Tarleton Charter: Alpha Colors: Purple and Teal Symbol: Peacock Motto: Diversity, Dedication, and a REAL Difference. 10 Alpha Phi Omega Founded: LaFayette College, 1925 Tarleton Charter: Xi Omicron Colors: Royal Blue and Old Glory Gold National Philanthropy: Boy Scouts of America Flower: Forget-Me-Not Symbol: Golden Eagle and Sturdy Oak 11 Kappa Delta Chi Founded: Texas Tech, 1987 ASU Charter: Nu Colors: Pink and Maroon National Philanthropy: American Cancer Society Flower: Pink Rose Symbol: Penguin 12 Recruitment Information To be eligible to join a chapter prospective members must: Be a fulltime TSU student with a minimum high school or college GPA of 2.25 Complete the online registration form found on Orgsync The Recruitment fee must be paid by Tuesday, September 15th. o Check or cash are accepted o Checks and cash must be brought to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life o Checks should be made out to the InterGreek Council Attend the formal recruitment rotations on September 15th, 20014 at 5:30 pm in the Thompson Student Center Ballrooms. Those unable to attend must provide valid excuse to Taylor Watson, Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life 13 Fraternity and Sorority Life | Office of Student Engagement firstname.lastname@example.org | 254.968.9256 Taylor Watson Assistant Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life email@example.com Julia Sutton InterGreek Council Julia.Sutton@go.tarleton.edu Elizabeth Cisneros InterGreek Council Elizabeth.Cisneros@go.tarleton.edu Visit the Greek Life website Tarleton.edu/greeklife Facebook Like us at Tarleton State Greek Life Twitter Follow us @TarletonSTGreek Part of the Division of Student Life. 14 make friends • learn TSU traditions • get connected • be entertained • eat great food • meet faculty & staff • learn about yourself • meet the Poo • just have fun For a detailed schedule & more information visit http://www.tarleton.edu/sTulife/transition 15 Individually Unique, Together Complete. 16