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Fall Formal Recruitment Schedule 2013

1:45 p.m. PNMs meet in front of 16th house (16) 2:00 – 2:25 (17) 2:35 – 3:00 (18) 3:10 – 3:35 (19) 3:45 – 4:10 (20) 4:20 – 4:45 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. PNM selections at Ferguson Center/Scholarship room

August 16 (Friday) - Preference

10:30 -11:30 a.m. Lunch on your own – on-campus dining options include Ferguson Center and Lakeside 11:30 a.m. PNM/Sigma Rho Chi group meetings 11:50 p.m. PNMs meet in front of 1st house 12:05 - 7:40 p.m. Preference Parties (Duration: 50 min) (1) 12:05 – 12:55 (2) 1:10 – 2:00 (3) 2:15 – 3:05 (4) 3:20 – 4:10 4:10 - 4:40 p.m. Extended Break (5) 4:40 – 5:30 (6) 5:45 – 6:35 (7) 6:50 – 7:40 (Tentative) 7:40 - 7:50 p.m. PNMs walk in silence to the Ferguson Center/ Scholarship room to make final selections 8:00 -10:30 p.m. PNM final selections at Ferguson Center/Scholarship room

August 14 (Wednesday) - Skit 1 9:00 a.m. PNM/Sigma Rho Chi group meetings 9:45 a.m. PNMs meet in front of 1st house 10:00 - 6:20 p.m. Skit Day Parties (Duration: 40 min) (1) 10:00 – 10:40 (2) 10:50 – 11:30 (3) 11:40 – 12:20 (4) 12:30 – 1:10 1:10 - 3:00 p.m. Lunch break with recruitment groups 3:00 p.m. PNMs meet in front of 5th house (5) 3:10 – 3:50 August 17 (Saturday) - Bid Day (6) 4:00 – 4:40 9:30 a.m. PNMs report to Bryant-Denny Stadium (7) 4:50 – 5:30 10:00 a.m. Bids distributed (8) 5:40 – 6:20 10:30 a.m. Brunch at sorority houses 6:40 p.m. PNM dinner with Sigma Rho Chis 12:00 p.m. New Member list available at University Relations August 15 (Thursday) - Skit 2

9:15 a.m. PNM/Sigma Rho Chi group meetings 9:40 a.m. PNMs meet in front of 9th house 10:00 - 5:20 p.m. Skit Day Parties (Duration: 40 min) (9) 10:00 – 10:40 (10) 10:50 – 11:30 (11) 11:40 – 12:20 (12) 12:30 – 1:10 1:10 - 2:40 p.m. Lunch break with recruitment groups 2: 40 p.m. PNMs meet in front of 13th house (13) 3:00 – 3:40 (14) 3:50 – 4:30 (15) 4:40 – 5:20 5:40 - 9:30 p.m. PNM selections at Ferguson Center/Scholarship room


Table of Contents Welcome to UA

Getting prepared

6 Panhellenic President 7 Panhellenic Co-Directors

17 Utilizing the Greek Chic 18 Know the Rules 19 PNM Bill of Rights 20 Membership Recruitment

of Recruitment 8 University President 9 Director of Greek Affairs UA Panhellenic

10 12 13 14 15 16

Executive Council Panhellenic Delegates Sorority Presidents Judicial Board Sigma Rho Chis Recruitment Chairs

22 23 24 25

Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA) Panhellenic Code of Ethics It’s All Greek to Me Letters of Recommendation Sorority Mailing Addresses

On the Cover

Where to Send Your Recs 24-25

All Things Alabama 26-33

Facts on

Recruitment 34-42

What to Wear 38-39

Sororities at

The Capstone 44-79


Table of Contents Continued... Sorority Life at UA

Chapter Spotlight

26 28 29 30 31

44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68 70 72 74 76 78

Sorority Life Overview Leadership Scholarship Philanthropy Social

UA Greek Events

32 Homecoming 33 Greek Week UA Recruitment

34 35 36 37 38 40 41 42

Recruitment Week Recruitment Q&A Bid Day & Chapter Retreats Recruitment 101 Week at a Glance Financial Obligations Where to Dine Early Move-In

Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Omicron Pi Alpha Phi Chi Omega Delta Delta Delta Delta Gamma Delta Zeta Gamma Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Delta Kappa Kappa Gamma Phi Mu Pi Beta Phi Zeta Tau Alpha Alpha Delta Chi Sigma Delta Tau


Letter from the Panhellenic President On behalf of the Alabama Panhellenic Association, I would like to welcome you to the Capstone. We are so excited that you have chosen to attend The University of Alabama and that you are considering joining the largest Greek community in the nation! Greek life at The University of Alabama is one of the oldest and richest traditions that the Capstone has to offer. We, the Alabama Panhellenic Association, are the coordinating and governing body of 17 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities and 1 associate member Christian sorority. These chapters, along with the United Greek Council (UGC) sororities and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) sororities, represent over 4,500 women on campus. Our membership numbers are evidence of the strong influence that sorority women have on campus, and we are extremely proud of our Greek community, which has an outstanding reputation on campus, as well as nationwide. Each sorority at The University of Alabama has something unique to offer. You will find that sorority women at UA are well-rounded women who strive for excellence in scholarship, campus involvement, and community service. We hope that you consider becoming a member of this wonderful Crimson Tradition!

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If you have any questions about Greek life or Fall Formal Recruitment, please do not hesitate to call our office at (205) 348-2693 or email us at alabamapanhellenic@gmail.com. Any member of our Panhellenic Executive Council will be happy to speak with you and answer any questions that you may have. We look forward to seeing you in August! Good Luck and Roll Tide! Best, Brandi Morrison


Letter from the Directors of Recruitment

Welcome to The University of Alabama! We are While The University of Alabama has thrilled that you have chosen to become part of one of the largest and most prestigious Greek the Crimson Tradition and participate in sorority communities in the nation, we believe that recruitment! all of our groups add value to the UA Greek More than anything, we would like to experience. We have 23 strong sorority chapters, encourage you to make the most of your recruitment and it is a privilege to be a member of any of experience. If you have an open mind and positive our organizations. The leadership and tradition attitude, you will be able to enjoy the process that comes with pledging a sorority will promote much more. We would also like to challenge you to individual growth, scholarship, service, character understand the commitment of sorority membership refinement, and long-lasting friendships. and discover what you are looking to gain from your We are so happy that you have made a Greek membership. decision to come to Alabama and participate in Keep in mind that the more time and sorority recruitment! Remember to have fun and commitment you put into sorority life, the more make the most of every opportunity presented benefits you will gain from being a member of the to you through sorority recruitment, but most Greek community. At Alabama, we are committed importantly, be yourself and take advantage of the to the positive development of each member of opportunity to build friendships throughout the the Greek community through the planning of recruitment process. After all, these women could and participation in enriching programs. We strive be your future sisters! to ensure that the Greek community maintains its tradition of excellence every day. We put academics Roll Tide and Go Greek, first and we give back to the campus and local Sarah Elizabeth Heggem and Katie Tuell community on a continuous basis. Even though sorority recruitment will be the first thing you participate in at The Capstone, it will likely not be the last. Greek life is merely a stepping stone to getting involved in the many other aspects of campus life available to students. UA offers more than 400 student organizations and students in the Greek community play a major role in regards to leadership in many of these organizations. It is our hope that you find a home within a Greek chapter as well as in other student organizations. 7


Letter from President Bonner You have enrolled at one of the best Universities in the country. During the next four years, you will receive an excellent education, make new friends, participate in campus life, and earn a highly respected academic degree. Equally important, you will become part of The University of Alabama family. One of the strengths of our University is its outstanding community of Greek organizations. Joining a sorority and participating in Greek life will enhance the quality of your time at the Capstone. Sorority membership offers enduring friendships, personal development, social events, academic support and service opportunities. I am very proud of the University’s sororities, and I am confident that you will find sorority membership to be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of your years at the Capstone.

Dr. Judy Bonner with the interfraternity council and Panhellenic presidents

Sincerely, Dr. Judy Bonner, President The University of Alabama

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Letter from the Director of Greek Affairs Welcome to The University of Alabama! On behalf of the UA Greek community and the Office of Greek Affairs, I would like to extend congratulations on your acceptance to The University of Alabama. We are so excited that you have not only chosen to spend the next four years at UA, but that you are also considering becoming a part of the largest Greek community in the nation. Each and every sorority at UA has something unique to offer and we encourage you to take full advantage of this week and the opportunities that sorority recruitment provides. Regardless of whether you decide to join a sorority at UA, you are going to meet so many wonderful women, make countless friends, and hopefully look back on recruitment as a positive experience. Greek life at The University of Alabama is one of the oldest and richest traditions associated with the Capstone. Dating back to 1847, fraternities and sororities have been an integral part of the UA student experience, and you will find that our fraternity men and women consistently uphold the values of what it means to be Greek. They likewise strive for excellence in academics, campus involvement, and community service. We at UA are extremely proud of our Greek Community; many of our chapters are national award recipients and are recognized annually for their efforts in programing, academics, philanthropy, and intramurals. The Office of Greek Affairs, which is comprised of four full-time professional staff members, is located in the Ferguson Student Center and provides oversight and guidance to the 58 fraternities and sororities currently recognized at UA.

More significantly, the office serves as a liaison between faculty, alumni advisors, national offices, and parents; develops values-based leadership development programming; provides training in areas such as chapter operations, risk management, health and safety and membership recruitment; monitors the academic performance of fraternity and sorority members; and recognizes the positive achievements and contributions of community members. It is our hope that you find the Office of Greek Affairs to be a resource, not only to you, but also to your parents. If at any point, you have questions about Greek life or Fall Formal Sorority Recruitment, please do not hesitate to contact us at (205) 348-2693. Again, congratulations on your decision to attend The University of Alabama and we look forward to seeing you in August! Roll Tide! Very Best, Kat Gillan

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Panhellenic Executive Council

The Panhellenic Council at The University of Alabama is the coordinating body of the 17 NPC sororities and one associate member sorority on campus. The council is composed of 10 executive board members, a delegate and two junior delegates from each sorority. Panhellenic executive council members are current sorority members who have disaffiliated from their chapters during recruitment in order to provide unbiased planning and support for everyone involved in the process. Panhellenic strengthens the Greek community and is responsible for promoting scholarship, philanthropy, and safety for each sorority as well as the Greek community as a whole. The Alabama Panhellenic provides activities and programs throughout the year to address current issues affecting college women. 10


Brandi Morrison President

Sarah Elizabeth Heggem Co-Director of Recruitment

Hannah McBrayer Vice President of Administration

Katie Tuell Co-Director of Recruitment

Katie Snyder Director of Public Relations

Katie Jackson Director of Finance

CJ Watson Director of Judicial Affairs

Katie Andrews Director of Educational Programming

Danielle Hume Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs

Samantha Gaffney Director of Sigma Rho Chis

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Panhellenic Delegates

The UA College Panhellenic Delegates act as liaisons between their individual chapters and the Panhellenic Executive Council. By attending biweekly meetings, serving on committees, and volunteering to step in where needed, these women help direct their sororities toward working together as a Panhellenic community. The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is the umbrella organization for the 26 international women’s fraternities and sororities. NPC provides support and guidance for College Panhellenics and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. For more information about NPC, visit www.npcwomen.org. 12


Sorority Presidents In 2012, 66% of Women participating In Recruitment were From out-of-state

The sorority chapter presidents are integral to the success of Greek life at Alabama. Working with members of their chapters, members of other Greek organizations on campus and alumnae, these women strive to make the Greek community even stronger here at The University of Alabama. A sorority president must be a strong leader and have very high standards. Each of the women serving the Panhellenic community this year reflect excellent character and class. We hope the legacy being set by the 2013 chapter presidents will continue with your incoming class of potential new members.

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Judicial Board

The Panhellenic Judicial Board is responsible for upholding the constitution, by-laws, and recruitment rules of the Alabama Panhellenic Association during recruitment. Judicial Board handles any infractions associated with recruitment during the week and is available to help the Sigma Rho Chis if needed. Members of the J-Board will keep track of timing during the recruitment parties and will be able to assist you with any problems you may encounter during the recruitment process. The J-Board members Are outside each house to ensure you have a fair Recruitment Process

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HeadS of Judicial Board


Sigma Rho Chis

Recruitment is an exciting and memorable experience, but it can be a hectic and emotional time as well. Recruitment counselors, referred to as Sigma Rho Chis, are undergraduate women representing the various sororities at UA, who have disaffiliated from their chapters for the week of recruitment to help you through the process. These women have been through extensive training in preparation for this week, and have participated in recruitment themselves. They are available for you 24 hours a day as impartial listeners, guides and friends. Get to know your Sigma Rho Chis because they want to get to know you and help you make the best decision based on your personality and interests.

Heads of Sigma Rho Chis

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Recruitment Chairs

Each sorority has a recruitment chair(s) who coordinates recruitment events for her chapter during the school year as well as during recruitment week. These women have worked very hard all year to prepare their chapter for your arrival in August.

For more information about letters of recommendation for recruitment, as well as a list of local chapter mailing addresses, please refer to pages 20 and 21. In an effort to better know each PNM, the recruitment chairs will spend the summer reviewing recommendations, resumes, and high school transcripts. 16


Utilizing the Greek Chic

We hope that you will find this recruitment manual very helpful as you prepare for recruitment, as well as during the actual week of recruitment. We have designed the book to be easy to understand and user friendly. In order to make sure that everything you need is included, we formed a public relations committee to work with the Director of Public Relations to create the Greek Chic. Please feel free to take notes throughout the book regarding questions you may want to ask or observations you have about the chapters. We cannot thank the public relations committee enough for all their hard work in designing this recruitment manual. The committee consists of five women representing different chapters on campus. They have worked tirelessly to make sure that each page represents the UA Greek community accurately.

The Greek Chic is a tool for before and during Recruitment

Public Relations Committee

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Recruitment Rules and Policies Basic Recruitment Definitions: • A Potential New Member (PNM) is a woman who is registered and/or intends to participate in Fall Formal Recruitment at The University of Alabama. • A Potential New Member is also any high school student (grades 9-12) who is considering coming to The University of Alabama or anyone with the intent to go through UA Fall Formal Recruitment in the coming year. • An active member is an initiated member of a fraternity or sorority currently in college. • An alumna member is a non-active member of a fraternity or sorority. A sorority alumna will retain her alumna status during recruitment. Summer Dos and Don’ts: • No contact with regard to recruiting for a specific chapter can occur between sorority members and Potential New Members after May 1st. Example: letters, emails, phone calls and all forms of social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & MySpace Messages, etc.) • Normal contact (work, volunteer, etc.) can occur after May 1st, but conversations should be limited to the benefits of participating in recruitment, and should not be specific to pledging any one organization. • Sororities CANNOT have gatherings for the purpose of recruitment that include Potential New Members after May 1st. Example: teas, parties, trips, etc. • Potential New Members CANNOT stay overnight with sorority members or have any contact with sorority members during summer orientation sessions. Example: spending the night at a member’s house, eating dinner or attending social activities.

For a complete list of recruitment rules and regulations please refer to our website at www.uapanhellenic.com. 18


Potential New 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 c ounselors.

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 expect 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 preference card 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 pledging experience. Your Sigma Rho Chi and J-Board teams Will make sure these rules are upheld during Recruitment

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National Panhellenic Conference

Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement I have participated in the membership recruitment period at The University of Alabama.

By signing this acceptance agreement, I understand and agree to the following terms. Please read and initial each of the following. __I am willing to accept an invitation to membership from any women’s sorority (fraternity) that I list on this agreement. __I may limit my choices to just one OR list any women’s sorority (fraternity) 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 placed with my choice(s). __Once I submit this agreement to the College Panhellenic Association, I cannot change the order of my preferences or add or delete a preference. __If I do not receive an invitation to membership from a group that I have listed, I am eligible for continuous open bidding. __I have the option of not submitting an agreement at this time. __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 (fraternity) on this campus for one calendar year (12 month period) from the time of this signing. Signature______________________________________________ Date__________________________ By signing this form you are agreeing to accept a bid from any of the women’s sororities you list below and, if offered, you are bound to that bid for one calendar year. 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 (fraternities) whose preference event I attended (listed in order of preference): 1st Preference:________________________________________________________________ 2nd Preference (only if attended 2 events) : _________________________________________ 3rd Preference (only if attended 3 events) __________________________________________ Signature ______________________________________________ Date_________________________ The form is to be completed by the Potential New Member (PNM). 1. Immediately following her final Preference event, the Potential New Member goes to the Panhellenic designated place to receive her printed MRABA to be signed in privacy. 2. The potential new member is encouraged to list on this card any women’s sorority (fraternity) whose preference (last) event she attended and from which she is willing to accept a bid to membership. *Adapted from the NPC Manual of Information

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Explanation of the Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA) The document on the opposite page is the Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA), formerly known as the “Preference Card.� The MRABA is a binding agreement that is effective for one calendar year. By signing this document, you as a Potential New Member agree that you are willing to accept a bid for membership from any sorority that you rank on the MRABA. Please note that if you receive an invitation to membership (a bid) from any sorority that you ranked on your MRABA, then you are bound to that group for one calendar year (August 2013-August 2014). Most importantly, if you receive a bid from any sorority that you have listed on your MRABA, and you choose not to accept it, you are not eligible to participate in Continuous Open Bidding (COB) in fall 2013 or spring 2014. If you receive invitations to Preference, at the conclusion of your last Preference party, you will make your final selections in a computer lab, ranking the chapters you visited on Friday, August 16 in preferential order. Once you complete your rankings, you will print and sign a copy of the MRABA. Please note that once the MRABA has been turned in to a representative of the Alabama College Panhellenic Association, it cannot be altered or changed. Prior to signing the MRABA, you will have several options to consider and we suggest that you thoroughly reflect on these before signing your MRABA. -First and foremost, you may choose not to complete the MRABA, thereby withdrawing from recruitment. If you choose this option, you are eligible to accept a bid for membership from any sororities participating in Continuous Open Bidding. A small number of sororities may be able to recruit a limited number of women through the COB process after formal recruitment if their chapter is below Panhellenic Total; however, this is not guaranteed. -Secondly, you may choose to list any sorority whose preference event you attended and from whom you are willing to accept an invitation to membership (a bid). Please note that you should not rank any sorority on your final selection that you are absolutely not willing to accept a bid for membership. If you match with a sorority that you listed on your MRABA, it is important to note that you are bound to that sorority for one calendar year (August 2013-August 2014) regardless of whether you accept their invitation for membership or not. -Lastly, you may choose to list only one or two preferences, but you must understand that if you chose to single intentional preference then you are not guaranteed to receive a bid for membership. Only Potential New Members who maximize their options and list ALL of the chapters that they attended during the Preference Round are guaranteed to receive a bid for membership during formal recruitment. If you do not receive an invitation to membership (a bid) from any of the sororities that you have listed, you are eligible for Continuous Open Bidding (COB). 21


Panhellenic Code of Ethics

As members of The University of Alabama Panhellenic Association, we the undersigned agree that our vision is a safe, positive, enriching recruitment experience with the goal of providing opportunities for the greatest possible number of women to obtain membership in a women’s fraternity. In order to reach our common goal, we will strive to create a Panhellenic environment of trust, honesty, unity, and cooperation among all chapters. Therefore, we solemnly promise to: •

Respect ourselves, our sisters, and the Greek community as a whole. We will work with other sororities to improve the Greek community.

Enable every Potential New Member an equal opportunity and act accordingly with true Panhel lenic spirit as well as our own chapter values and moral judgments.

Promote the safety and protection of current and prospective members.

Treat Potential New Members with the same respect before, during and after recruitment.

Abide by all official Panhellenic codes, including but not limited to:

The Panhellenic Creed, The Potential New Member Bill of Rights, The Panhellenic Recruitment Rules, The National Panhellenic Conference Unanimous Agreements

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Leave the Potential New Member with a positive idea of what sisterhood could be.

Encourage the Potential New Member to explore the freedom of thought in her decisions.

Assure the Potential New Member about the recruitment process, membership requirements and external and internal responsibilities.

Enable every Potential New Member an equal opportunity to a level playing field.

Strive to maintain a campus scholastic average that is above the all-women’s average.


It’s All Greek to Me

National Panhellenic Conference (NPC): Founded in 1902, NPC provides support and guidance for its 26 member inter/national sororities/women’s fraternities and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. UA has 17 NPC affiliated sororities.

Active: A sorority member currently in college who has been formally initiated by her chapter.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): A council composed of the nine historically black Greek-letter organizations which includes four sororities and five fraternities.

Alumna: An initiated sorority member who is no longer active in a collegiate chapter. Bid: A formal invitation to join a sorority or fraternity. Campus Total: The desirable chapter size, as determined by the College Panhellenic Association. Continuous Open Bidding (COB): The period in which a sorority below the Campus Total is able to recruit members. MRABA (Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement): A document that each Potential New Member completes immediately following the preference round of parties stating her membership preferences. The Potential New Member ranks the sororities she would accept a bid from in preferential order. This is a binding agreement, stating that the PNM is willing to accept a bid from any sorority she lists. Formal Recruitment: A designated membership recruitment period during which a series of organized events are held for the purpose of selecting new members. Intake: Also referred to as Membership Intake, it is a process through which NPHC and UGC sororities select new members. Single Intentional Preference: When a PNM attends more than one preference event, but limits her membership selections by not listing all her sorority options on her MRABA. Legacy: A PNM whose mother or sister is an alumna of, or active member in, a particular sorority.

Philanthropy: A national and/or local charity that a sorority sponsors, donating time and money through service in order to promote human welfare. Potential New Member (PNM): Any woman who is eligible to participate in formal or informal recruitment. Quota: The number of women a sorority may pledge during formal or informal recruitment. Quota Additions: A procedure used to help PNMs who maximize their options during recruitment receive an invitation to membership Recommendation/Reference: A written letter or statement from an alumna on the sorority’s official recommendation form introducing and recommending a Potential New Member for pledging. Also called a “rec”. Snap Bid: A procedure used at the close of bid matching to help chapters reach quota prior to bid distribution. United Greek Council (UGC): The primary purpose of the UGC is to unite its member organizations in order to share ideas and resources, promote mutual respect and equality, and provide a support network for involved students. The Alabama UGC is composed of one multicultural fraternity and one multicultural sorority recognized at Alabama. Upperclassman: Any woman who graduated high school prior to December 2012.

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Letters of Recommendation

A letter of recommendation, also commonly referred to as a “Rec,” “Reference” or “RIF,” is a recruitment information form completed by an alumna of a sorority. The purpose of a letter of recommendation is to introduce a Potential New Member to the alumna’s sorority chapter at The University of Alabama. An alumna may find a copy of her sorority’s recruitment information form in her sorority’s national magazine, or on the national organization’s website. She can also call the inter/national headquarters of her sorority to obtain a copy of the form. Keep in mind, the alumna writing the letter of recommendation does not need to be a graduate of UA, she only needs to be an alumna member in good standing of a sorority with a chapter on UA’s campus. While letters of recommendation are not required to participate in recruitment, PNMs are encouraged, if possible, to reach out to sorority alumnae and secure a letter of recommendation for each chapter participating in formal recruitment. Letters of recommendation for each sorority should be sent directly to the sorority’s local chapter, unless otherwise specified on the recommendation form. For your convenience, the chapter mailing addresses for each of the sororities at UA can be found on the next page. Please note that neither the UA Office of Greek Affairs nor the Alabama

Panhellenic Association have access to individual sorority recommendation forms and as such cannot obtain them for Potential New Members. Furthermore, while handwritten “letters of support” may be commonplace in Texas, many of the sororities at The University of Alabama do not accept or recognize “letters of support.”

Helpful Hints When asking alumnae for letters of recommendations, it is customary to supply them with a stamped and pre-addressed envelope. You also may be asked to include the following items to assist the alumna with completing the recommendation form: (1) a copy of your resume, (2) a copy of high school or college transcript, and (3) a photo of yourself. We suggest a 4x6 headshot; senior portraits work great. Lastly, it is YOUR responsibility to make sure UA has an official copy of your final transcript, as this will be the official grade point average (GPA) shared with each sorority. Please ensure that a certified final copy of your high school and/or college transcript is sent directly to the UA Admissions Office no later than August 1, 2013. All final transcripts should be mailed to the UA Office of Admissions at the address below:

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The University of Alabama Office of Undergraduate Admissions P.O. Box 870132 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487


Chapter Mailing Addresses for Recs Alpha Chi Omega P. O. Box 861448 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

Chi Omega P.O. Box 866479 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

Kappa Delta P.O. Box 11040 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

Alpha Delta Chi* P.O. Box 11014 Tuscaloosa, AL, 35486

Delta Delta Delta Attn: Reference Chairman 4216 Kennesaw Drive Birmingham, AL 35213

Kappa Kappa Gamma P.O. Box 866569 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

Alpha Delta Pi P.O. Box 11090 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486 Alpha Gamma Delta P.O. Box 866389 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486 Alpha Omicron Pi P.O. Box 861948 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486 Alpha Phi 1130 University Blvd. P.O. Box 557 Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Delta Gamma Attn: Mollie Lichter P.O. Box 11019 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486 Delta Zeta P.O. Box 866209 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486 Gamma Phi Beta P.O. Box 866269 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486 Kappa Alpha Theta

Phi Mu 312 Merchants Walk,Suite 7 Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 Pi Beta Phi Attn: Vice President of Membership P.O. Box 11067 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486 Sigma Delta Tau* 1130 University Blvd. Suite B9 – 212 Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Attn: Chief Recruiting Officer Zeta Tau Alpha

P.O. Box 866629 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

P.O. Box 862848 Tuscaloosa, AL 36486

*Denotes those chapters that are not fully participating in the fall formal recruitment process. If you are unable to secure a letter of recommendation for a Particular sorority, please do not worry. instead, you are

encouraged to send an information packet,

which includes a photo and the most recent

copy of

your resume, and academic transcript Directly to the chapter by july 15.

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Sorority Life

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at UA is an experience unlike any other...

The University’s commitment to the Greek community is equal to the Panhellenic Association’s commitment to the University. UA’s Greek Community, the largest in the nation, provides an opportunity for new students to become involved in organizations that promote campus involvement and personal growth. When you join one of the 17 NPC sororities at The Capstone, you also become a member of the Alabama Panhellenic Association, which is the local College Panhellenic. The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) was founded in 1902 and is the governing organization for 26 international women’s fraternities and sororities. Each member group is autonomous as a social, Greek letter society of college women and alumnae. Members are represented on more than 600 college and university campuses in the United States and Canada, and currently there are more than 5,300 alumnae associations, making up more than 3 million sorority women in the world. Sororities have enjoyed a rich history at UA since 1904.


What to Expect as a New Member Study Hall Hours

Each chapter requires a certain number of study hall hours to be completed each week during your first semester at UA. Sororities also implement a number of educational programs to assist members .

Panhellenic Events Panhellenic requires new members to attend various educational events throughout the year. These events address relevant issues students face today that will help them with their transition into college and Greek life.

Philanthropy Events Each chapter enjoys serving its national and local philanthropy. Philanthropy events are hosted to promote unity within the chapter and the Greek community while helping a worthwhile cause.

Recruitment Events In the spring, chapters host recruitment workshops to help their members prepare for next year’s Fall Formal Recruitment. As a new member, you will have the opportunity to attend these events.

Active Participation As a new member, you will be required to attend new member meetings in addition to chapter meetings. You will also be encouraged to participate in Greek-wide events such as Greek Week, Greek Fest, and Homecoming. These events are not only fun, but provide an opportunity for you to meet other members of the Greek community.

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Leadership

Leadership opportunities are numerous within the sorority community.

As a chapter officer or coordinator of a chapter event, you can develop management and communication skills. You will have the chance to experience different roles in the chapter, whether it’s handling finances during a philanthropy fundraiser or greeting guests during an alumnae dinner. Each sorority chapter also provides educational programs that will help you refine your time management, leadership, and communication skills.

Striking a balance between academics and extracurricular activities is an important part of college life. Here at The Capstone, we believe campus involvement provides a well-rounded college experience. Sororities value leadership, and likewise encourage chapter members to become involved in campus-wide activities.

Lindsey Green

Capstone Men and Women & Panhellenic Public Relations Committee

Greek life is a direct springboard into campus involvement including student government, special interest organizations, honor societies, Capstone Men and Women, homecoming, Bama Bound, intramural sports and more than 450 other campus organizations.

Being Greek also provides an invaluable network when seeking employment and career opportunities. Greek alumni/ae understand the Greek experience of being both an individual and a team player, the desire to excel both in and out of the classroom and the commitment to give something back to the community. Through interactions with Greek alumni/ae, you can begin building relationships that will help Allison Montgomery you in the future. Student Government Association Vice President of Academic Affairs 28


Madalyn Vaughn

Genie Smith

Blackburn Institute

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Scholarship

Scholarship, academics, and making good grades are the pillars of college life and each sorority at UA recognizes the importance of scholastic success. Although Panhellenic does not require a specific grade point average to participate in formal recruitment, each sorority has a minimum grade requirement for membership, as such, it is strongly recommended that you have at or above a

3.0 cumulative high school or college GPA.

The sororities at UA want their members to do well in school and they will provide informational programs to help you achieve your academic goals. All chapters have study hall hours to assist you with time management and tutoring programs to create an environment in which you can excel. Scholarships are offered through NPC as well as through local Alumnae Panhellenic Associations and individual chapters. Greek-letter organizations were founded on the principle of exceptional scholarship. The academic performance of each chapter is tabulated every semester to determine an all-sorority grade point average. Fall 2012 ACADEMIC Standings

All-Panhellenic (4,663)........................3.32 All-Women’s (14, 927).........................3.20 All-Greek (7, 538)................................3.17 All-Independent Women’s (10, 195)....3.14 All-University (27, 820).......................3.06

The all-sorority GPA has been higher than the undergraduate all-women’s GPA since 1927

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Philanthropy

Philanthropy events at UA prove that Greek women’s interests and concerns extend well beyond that of social activities. Sororities sponsor a number of activities each year, donating their time and money to specific philanthropies or identified causes. Sorority members actively participate in their own chapter’s philanthropy events as well as support other chapters’ service efforts. Every year there are cookouts, pancake breakfasts, basketball tournaments, 5K run, mentoring programs, and other events that Greeks plan and support. The Alabama Panhellenic Association looks to fill campus and community needs through events such as Greek Week, Trick-or-Treat on Sorority Row, an Easter Egg Hunt on the front lawn of the President’s Mansion, Circle of Sisterhood, Gamma Peer Educators, Beat Auburn Beat Hunger, clothing drives, and many other sponsorships to help others on campus, in the community and throughout the state. The opportunities you will encounter to help benefit philanthropies and the community are endless here at the Capstone

UA Greek relief, a student-run initiative, cooked and served over 52,000 meals after Tuscaloosa’s April 27th tornado.

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Social Events

Social events help you get to know your own sorority’s members as well as members of other Greek organizations. Sororities participate in formals, swaps and sisterhood events to help build relationships that will last a lifetime. Swaps are informal parties held with a fraternity and usually have a theme such as 80s, toga, camouflage, disco, or famous couples. Sisterhood events are fun activities like movie nights, bowling and skating that are held for the members of one sorority. Football weekends are also a large part of Greek social life here at the Capstone. The sorority houses serve meals before each home game, and friends and family are invited to partake in the festivities. Many women also choose to dress up and attend football games with a date, staying true to deep rooted Southern tradition.

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Homecoming Week Homecoming at UA is a week full of excitement and fun leading up to the fall Homecoming football game. Each sorority is paired with an IFC fraternity, as well as a UGC and NPHC organization for the week. Each pairing then participates in a series of competitions in the hopes of winning the coveted Homecoming Spirit Cup. “Paint the Town Red” is one event where windows of local businesses are painted in honor of the Homecoming game. Other competitions include a basketball tournament, bowling tournament, dance competition, and a float competition followed by a parade through campus and downtown Tuscaloosa. The most anticipated part of Homecoming, however, is the traditional construction of lawn decorations by each sorority house. These giant decorations incorporate the year’s homecoming theme and are created through a process called “pomping.” Homecoming week is the perfect time to bond with women in your sorority and make friends with members in the partnering sororities and fraternities. And of course, it all leads up to the big Homecoming game and the crowning of Homecoming queen.

2012 Homecoming Queen: Alpha Gamma Delta Lissa Handley Tyson

Delta Gamma Pomp: 2012 Homecoming WInners

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Greek Week Greek Week at The University of Alabama is a week set aside in the spring to promote unity, camaraderie and service within the Greek community. During Greek Week, members of all four Greek governing councils participate in friendly competitions and community service. Greek Week is one of the largest annual philanthropic efforts at The University of Alabama. While many of the events are social in nature, the primary focus of Greek Week is to give back to our local community through service and charitable contributions with the goal of uniting the four councils by having them work and socialize together. Hannah McBrayer, Panhellenic Vice President of Administration, planned this year’s Greek Week with help from the Greek Programming Board. “Greek Week is a great chance to unite the four Greek councils through service, events and friendly competition.”

During Greek Week 2013, the UA Greek community raised $100,000 for local nonprofits and partnered with habitat for humanity to build houses for families affected by the April 27, 2011 tornado

~ Hannah McBrayer

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Recruitment Week

Recruitment at UA begins on Friday, August 9, and and Sigma Rho Chis will explain this process in concludes with Bid Day on Saturday, August 17. detail at Convocation and throughout the week. For many of you, this will be your first impression of Tuscaloosa and Greek life at The University of Women representing 44 Alabama. We sincerely hope that you enjoy all that states were placed in we have planned for you! The week of formal recruitment consists of four rounds of events, each structured to show you what life in a sorority is like. You will also have a chance to meet current sorority women in each of the houses and ask any questions that you might have about activities, financial obligations, scholarship, new member programs, and campus life in general. It is very important that you keep an open mind during this process and carefully decide where YOU feel you best fit in to the Greek community at UA.

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Please recognize that formal recruitment at UA is a process of mutual selection in that both the Potential New Members and the individual sororities are making choices. All Potential New Members will visit every sorority during the first round of Open House, commonly referred to as “Ice Water Teas,” but the remaining three rounds (Philanthropy, Skit and Preference) are by invitation only. Throughout the invitational rounds of recruitment, Potential New Members will make decisions regarding the chapter specific parties they want to attend and the sororities will make decisions regarding the women they want to invite to their parties. Potential New Members need to understand that they may not receive invitations to all the parties that they would like to attend. While this process may seem overwhelming, the Panhellenic Executive Council

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Recruitment Q&A Do I need to go to all of the events listed in the recruitment schedule?

Yes! The objective of recruitment is for you as a Potential New Member to learn as much as you can about the UA Greek community as well as each of the chapters, so that you can make the best possible decision regarding membership. If you intentionally miss an event you were invited to, you are not maximizing your options, and you could be released from the recruitment process. Will all Participants pledge a sorority at the end of recruitment?

Recruitment is a process of mutual selection, and as such, there are many different outcomes to this process. Participation in formal recruitment does NOT guarantee you an invitation to join a sorority and it is possible to go through recruitment and not pledge a sorority. With that being said, more than 80 percent of the women participating in formal recruitment each year at UA join a sorority at the end of recruitment week. If I participate in formal recruitment, am I Obligated to join a sorority?

Potential New Members that choose to participate in recruitment are not obligated to join a sorority. The recruitment process is structured so as to allow women interested in sorority membership the opportunity to explore Greek life and to see if it is the right fit.

IF I am a legacy to a Sorority, Is there anything I should know?

Sororities want to know who their legacies are, so please remind your family member to send the chapter a legacy introduction form. With regard to legacies, Panhellenic does not have any specific policies. Each sorority has its own policy regarding legacies and it is up to the discretion of each individual chapter as to whether they are interested in offering membership to a legacy. Likewise, legacies are not obligated to pledge the sorority that they are a legacy to. Each Potential New Member is evaluated on an individual basis and sororities are more so likely to consider mutual compatibility, versus a family connection. What if I am not a freshman and i want to participate in formal recruitment?

A Potential New Member who graduated high school prior to December 2012 is considered an upperclassman. UA utilizes an upperclassman/ secondary quota which is separate from the freshman/primary quota. This dual-quota system gives all women participating in recruitment an equal opportunity to pledge. What if I only want to be in a certain sorority?

Only wanting to be a member of one specific sorority or only considering a few sororities can severely limit a PNM’s options for membership and can lead to disappointment. Please don’t choose a sorority based on stereotypes or others’ opinions. We encourage you to keep an open mind and make a decision that is right for you. 35


Bid Day Chapter

Retreat

Alpha Chi Omega

Day after Bid Day

Alpha Delta Pi

Bid Day

Alpha Gamma Delta

Day after Bid Day

Alpha Omicron Pi

Bid Day

Alpha Phi

Bid Day

Chi Omega

Bid Day

Delta Delta Delta

Bid Day

Delta Gamma

Bid Day

Delta Zeta

Day after Bid Day

Gamma Phi Beta

Bid Day

Kappa Alpha Theta

Day after Bid Day

Kappa Delta

August 20th

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Bid Day

Phi Mu

Bid Day

Pi Beta Phi

Bid Day

Zeta Tau Alpha

Bid Day

This year Bid Day at UA will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Bid Day activities begin at Bryant-Denny Stadium with the official opening of the bids ceremony and continue along sorority row, as each sorority hosts a Bid Day brunch to welcome new members and their parents. Bid Day is hands down the most exciting day of recruitment. You will, however, be sitting in the stadium waiting to open your bids around the hottest time of the day. Enjoy this day! It’s a once in a lifetime experience and will start one of the most exciting adventures in college. Parents are encouraged to come to Bid Day to participate in the excitement, visit the sorority house for brunch, and learn about the chapter. Since many parents travel to UA for Bid Day, it is important to know whether the chapter you end up joining will be leaving on Bid Day for a new member retreat. What is a New Member Retreat?

On or soon after Bid Day, sororities plan retreats so that their new member class has an opportunity to bond and get to know each other. On this retreat, the new members are able to meet their new sisters, learn about their sorority, and celebrate finding their home away from home for the next four years.

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Recruitment 101 Don’t believe all the rumors you hear. If it sounds too absurd to be true, then it probably isn’t true. Feel free to talk to your Sigma Rho Chis about any concerns you have

Be careful what you say about other sororities to those around you. You should always be respectful of others’ opinions, as you never know what connections someone has to a particular sorority

It’s August in Alabama... trust us, it will be hot! Choose light-weight dresses and colors that won’t show sweat

Packing List:

Extra pony-tail holders Bobby pins Hair brush Personal fan Band-aids Umbrella Oil blotting sheets Powder Snacks Water Bottle Deodorant Pen and pad for notes Flip flops Camera Waterproof tote bag Mints

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Recruitment Week at a Glance Open House Day During the first two days of recruitment, you will visit all 17 sororities with your recruitment group. Each party is only 20 minutes long, so the days move quickly. You will be greeted at each house by door songs as you are welcomed into the party. Feel free to ask questions of the members and tell them a little bit about yourself. Most importantly, remember to have fun and be yourself ! The week will be over before you know it! Tip: Remember the first two days of recruitment are the longest and you will be doing lot of walking, so you will definitely want to be dressed comfortably. Wear: A sundress and flats or sandals.

Philanthropy day Philanthropy Day marks the first round of invitation only parties. During days three and four of recruitment, you will have the opportunity to visit up to 12 sororities for 30 minutes each. Community service is an important part of the overall Greek experience and Philanthropy Day will give you a glimpse into the philanthropic work that sororities participate in at the local and national level. These two days are very laid back and lots of fun.

Philanthropy Day 1 & 2

Tip: Think about what philanthropies are important to you and what service projects you were involved in during high school. Wear: You will receive two philanthropy t-shirts at Convocation. During these two days, wear nice shorts and comfortable shoes; in some houses you may be sitting on the floor.

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Skit day

Skit Day allows you the opportunity to see the personality of each sorority. You may attend up to eight parties, each of which is 45 minutes in length. The parties on Skit Day are informative and allow you more time for conversations with the sorority women. Participation in this round will allow you the opportunity to see firsthand the individuality and spirit of each sorority, as well as experience the special bond of sorority sisterhood.

Skit Day

Tip: This is the day when you learn what each chapter is involved in on campus; think hard about what you would like to be involved in while at UA and whether this chapter could help you reach your goals. Wear: A nicer sundress and wedges, heels or flats.

Preference Day

On this day you can attend up to three Preference parties, each lasting 50 minutes. This is the day to really focus on what you want to gain out of joining a sorority. An invitation to a Preference event means that the sorority is very interested in you becoming a member. After participating in a ceremony, you will have the chance to talk privately with a member. During this time, the member may share with you how she made her decision, what her sorority means to her personally, and what sisterhood encompasses. After the last party, you will walk silently to complete your MRABA. Tip: Look around the room at each of your events; many of these PNMs could be your pledge sisters, so make sure you feel comfortable. Wear: A nicer dress and heels; perhaps a dress you would wear to an evening wedding.

Bid day

Recruitment week ends with Bid Day. This day begins at 10:00 a.m. in Bryant-Denny Stadium, where PNMs will open their bid card and run with their new sorority sisters to their chapter house. Tip: This is a very exciting and long day. Make sure to get a good nights sleep, as some chapters have a retreat planned immediately after Bid Day. Wear: a tank top, shorts and comfortable shoes to run in. When you arrive at your sorority house, you will receive a jersey with your new sorority letters to put on over your tank top.

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Financial Obligations

Each chapter has financial requirement, which should be taken into consideration before pledging a sorority. Financial requirements may include membership dues, house fees and room and board if you live in the facility. It is important to note that membership fees vary by sorority. Living In-House Fees (per semester):

High: $6500.00 Average: $5934.00

Living Out-of-House Fees (per semester):

High: $4500.00 Average: $3300.00

New Member/Initiation Fees (per semester):

High: $950.00 Average: $472.00

*Includes room, meals & chapter/facility fees *Includes meals & chapter/facility fees

*Includes onetime fees associated with pledging and initiation

Greek 55 Meal Plan

Since the majority of the Panhellenic sororities have their own mandatory meal program, the University automatically down-grades new members to the Greek 55 meal plan at a cost of $466, when they join a sorority that has a full-service kitchen. If you join a sorority with a full-service kitchen, the house provides 14 meals a week. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily Monday Thursday, and breakfast and lunch are available on Fridays. Greek 55: Average of 2-3 meals per week, perfect for weekends when the sorority house is not

serving meals. Students who would like more than 55 meals per semester may change their meal plan to one of the following: Bronze (90 meals per semester), Silver (160 meals per semester), or an All Access plan. Students who would like to have no requirement to dine in any UA dining halls may choose to pay only the Community Dining Charge of $197. The University generates an official list of all new Greek members, and student accounts will automatically be credited the difference between the original meal plan and the Greek 55 downgrade. All requests for the no-meal plan must be received by August 21, 2013, for fall new members. There is no deadline to upgrade meal plans. 40


Places to Eat During Recruitment

Sunday Meal Plans

Monday Meal Plans

Tuesday Meal Plans

Wednesday Thursday

11 p.m.-2 p.m. 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 11 p.m.-2 p.m. Lakeside Fresh Food Co. Burke

Lakeside Fresh Food Co. Burke

Lakeside Fresh Food Co. Burke

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Lakeside

6 p.m.-8 p.m. Lakeside

Off Campus Dinner

Meal Plans

12 p.m.-3 p.m. Lakeside Fresh Food Co. Burke 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Lakeside

Meal Plans

Friday Meal Plans

12 p.m.-3 p.m. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lakeside Fresh Food Co. Burke

Lakeside Fresh Food Co. Burke

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Lakeside & Burke Lakeside & Burke

JULIA’S LATTES•BOAR’S HEAD DELI•CONVENIENCE STORE

Subway

Julia’s Market

Starbucks

Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - Midnight 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 11 a.m. - 7p.m. Monday - Wednesday: 11a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday: Don’t forget your 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Ferguson Food Court

Sunday: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday - Friday: 7:00a.m. - 3:30p.m.

ACT card when you eat meals on campus!

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Early On-Campus Move-In

The online Move-In sign-up process became availabe in June 2013. You may request early move-in through MyBama. Freshmen who do not select a move-in time will be assigned a time by the Housing and Residential Communities (HRC) staff, and will receive an email to their UA crimson email account with their assigned check-in date and time. All students who have signed up for, or have been assigned, a check-in time will receive a move-in parking pass at the end of July through the mail to the student’s permanent mailing address. This parking pass must be used during Move-In, so be sure to bring it with you. NOTE: Please arrive on your assigned day and time. If you arrive outside of your assigned move-in period, you will be directed to a holding area and will be required to wait until your assigned time or until move-in operations have ceased for the day. SORORITY CONVOCATION is at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013, at Coleman

Coliseum. This is a casual event, as it is understood that most students will have spent the majority of the day moving into their residence hall rooms. Women participating in sorority recruitment should have no concern about moving in on the day of convocation. Shorts and t-shirts are entirely appropriate for this event. In order to make the Move-In process as easy and efficient as possible, the number of students who can move-in at each time during the day is limited. Allowing students to continue to select Move-In times that are already filled makes the process more difficult for families, students and volunteers assisting with the process. We appreciate your understanding and your selection of another time if your first choice is already filled. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the variety of times in which students move out, students are responsible for moving their own belongings out of the residence halls. Volunteer staff will not be available in May. The dates available for check-in for the Fall 2013 semester are listed on next page.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013 Students involved in approved early-arrival activities (Sorority Recruitment, Alabama Action, Million Dollar Band and Fall Sports Athletic Team Members/Student Staff) who are assigned to live in the residence halls listed below will be able to sign up for a check-in during the following times:

7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Tutwiler Floors 2, 3, 12, 14 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. • Tutwiler Floors 4, 5, 10, 11 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • All Other Buildings

Friday, August 9, 2013 Students involved in approved early-arrival activities (Sorority Recruitment, Alabama Action, Million Dollar Band and Fall Sports Athletic Team Members/Student Staff) who are assigned to live in the residence halls listed below will be able to sign up for check-in during the following times: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. • Tutwiler Floors 6, 7, 8, 9 & All Other Buildings 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Tutwiler All Floors & All Other Buildings IMPORTANT NOTE: All residents must schedule their arrival time through the online check-in system, which became available in June on the Housing and Residential Communities website. For more information about move-in, please visit http://movein.ua.edu

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Alpha Chi Omega

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Notes

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Nickname: Alpha Chi National Founding: 1885 UA Founding: 1924 Chapter Name: Alpha Upsilon Symbol: Greek Lyre Flower: Red Carnation Philanthropy: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Colors: Scarlet Red and Olive Green Chapter Website: alphachiua.com Suggested GPA: 3.0

ACW

Open House

Philanthropy Day

President: Jenny Sears Recruitment Chair: Chloe Garcia

Skit Day

Preference

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Alpha Delta Pi

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Notes

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Open House

Nickname: A-D-Pi

National Founding: 1851 UA Founding: 1907 Chapter Name: Eta Symbol: Diamond Flower: Woodlands Violet Philanthropy: Ronald

Philanthropy Day

McDonald House Colors: Azure Blue and White Mascot: Lion Chapter Website: alphadeltapi.org Suggested GPA: 3.2

President: Katie Sanders Recruitment Chairs: Katie Welpott & Elizabeth Pratt

ADP

Skit Day

Preference

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Alpha Gamma Delta

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Open House

Nickname: Alpha Gam National founding: 1904 UA founding: 1921 Chapter Name: Psi Symbol: Squirrel Flower: Red and Buff Roses Philanthropy: Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Colors: Red, Buff and Green Chapter Website: uaalphagam.com Suggested GPA: 3.0

Philanthropy Day

AGD

President: Alex Graham Recruitment chairs: lucy pylant & Lindsey Kahn

Skit Day

Preference

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Alpha Omicron Pi

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Nickname: A-O-Pi National founding: 1897 UA founding: 1967 Chapter name: Alpha Delta Colors: Cardinal Mascot: Panda Flower: Jacqueminot rose Philanthropy: Arthritis Research Motto: “Exceed the Expectation” Chapter Website: aoiialabama.com Suggested GPA: 3.0

ΑΟΠ

Open House

Philanthropy Day

President: Kaylee Bearden Recruitment Chair: Whitney Davenport

Skit Day

Preference

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Alpha Phi

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Open House

Nickname: Alpha Phi

National Founding: 1872 UA Founding: 1932 Chapter Name: Beta Mu Symbol: Ivy Leaf Flower: Lily of the Valley Philanthropy: Alpha Phi Foundation

Philanthropy Day

Colors: Bordeaux and Silver Mascot: Bear Chapter Website: alphaphialabama.com Suggested GPA: 3.0

AF

President: Paige Trotter Recruitment Chairs: Kelly Friley & Kaitlan Collins

Skit Day

Preference

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Chi Omega

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Open House

Nickname: Chi-O National Founding: 1895 UA Founding: 1922 Chapter Name: Nu Beta Flower: White Carnation Philanthropy: Make a Wish Foundation & Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama Colors: Cardinal and Straw Mascot: Owl Symbol: Skull and Crossbones Chapter Website: nubetachiomega.com Suggested GPA: 3.0 President: Mary Morgan Weed

XW

Recruitment Chairs: Jennifer Locke & Mary Riley ogilvie

Philanthropy Day

Skit Day

Preference

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Delta Delta Delta

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Nickname: Tri-Delt National Founding: 1888 UA Founding: 1914 Chapter Name: Delta Mu Symbol: Pearl, Trident and Pine Tree Mascot: Dolphin Flower: Pansy Philanthropy: Children’s Cancer & St. Jude Children’s Hospital Motto: “Let us steadfastly love another” Colors: Silver, Gold & Blue Chapter Website: alabamaDDD.com Suggested GPA: 3.0

DDD

Open House

Philanthropy Day

President: Callan Sherrod Recruitment Chairs: Elizabeth Sparrow, Brighton Barousse, Emily Gunn, & Cassie Price

Skit Day

Preference

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Delta Gamma

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Open House

Nickname: DeeGee National Founding: 1873 UA Founding: 2011 Chapter name: Beta Psi Colors: Bronze, pink and blue Symbol: Anchor Flower: Cream colored rose Philanthropy: Service for Sight & AL Institute for Deaf and Blind Motto: “Do Good” Chapter Website: http://ua.deltagamma.org Suggested GPA: 3.0

DG

Philanthropy Day

President: Lauren Lock Recruitment Chair: Ashley Posey

Skit Day

Preference

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Delta Zeta

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Open House

Nickname: D-Z National Founding: 1902 UA Founding: 1922 Chapter Name: Alpha Gamma Symbol: Lamp Flower: Killarney Rose Philanthropy: Speech and Hearing, The Painted Turtle Colors: Rose and Green Mascot: Turtle Chapter Website: deltazeta.org Suggested GPA: 3.0

DZ

Philanthropy Day

President: Ellen Tillemans Recruitment Chair: Erin Jenkins

Skit Day

Preference

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Gamma Phi Beta

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Open House

Nickname: Gamma Phi National Founding: 1874 UA Founding: 1989 Chapter Name: Epsilon Lambda Symbol: Crescent Moon Flower: Pink Carnation Philanthropy: Building Strong Girls Colors: Pink and Brown Mascot: Penguin Chapter Website: uagammaphibeta.com Suggested GPA: 3.0

GFB

Philanthropy Day

President: Katrina Sharpe Recruitment Chair: Megan Whitten

Skit Day

Preference

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Kappa Alpha Theta

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Nickname: Theta National Founding: 1870 UA Founding: 1967 Chapter Name: Delta Omicron Symbol: Kite Flower: Black and Gold Pansy Philanthropy: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Colors: Black and Gold Chapter Website: kappa-alphatheta.org/ chapters/deltaomicron Suggested GPA: 3.0

KAQ

Open House

Philanthropy Day

President: Tara McGuire Recruitment Chair: Lizzie Califf

Skit Day

Preference

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Kappa Delta

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Nickname: KD National Founding: 1897 UA Founding: 1904 Chapter Name: Zeta Flower: White Rose Philanthropy: Prevent Child Abuse America & Girl Scouts of America Colors: Pearl White and Olive Green Motto: “Ta Kala DioKomen” Chapter Website: kappadeltaua.com Suggested GPA: 3.0

KD

Open House

Philanthropy Day

President: Isabella Wesley Recruitment Chairs: Kristen Thalman & Annie Suggs

Skit Day

Preference

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Kappa Kappa Gamma

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Nickname: Kappa National Founding: 1870 UA Founding: 1927 Chapter name: Gamma Pi Colors: Light blue and darkblue Symbol: Key Flower: Fleur-de-lis Philanthropy: Reading is Fundamental Motto: “To seek the good and beautiful” Chapter Website: kkgalabama.com Suggested GPA: 3.0

KKΓ

Open House

Philanthropy Day

President: Sophia Jones Recruitment Chairs: Mary Pat Damrich & Claire Daily

Skit Day

Preference

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Phi Mu

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Nickname: Phi Mu National Founding: 1852 UA Founding: 1931 Chapter Name: Alpha Zeta Mascot: Lion Flower: Pink Carnation Philanthropy: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Colors: Rose and White Motto: “Les Soeurs Fideles” Chapter Website: phimualabama.wix.com/uaphimu Suggested GPA: 3.0

FM

Open House

Philanthropy Day

President: Ellie Dowden Recruitment Chairs: Katherine Freeman & Rachel Midkiff

Skit Day

Preference

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Pi Beta Phi

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Open House

Nickname: Pi Phi

National Founding: 1867 UA Founding: 1949 Chapter Name: Beta Flower: Wine Carnation Philanthropy: Literacy Colors: Wine and

Philanthropy Day

Silver Blue Mascot: Angel Symbol: Arrow Chapter Website: www.pibetaphi.org/ua Suggested GPA: 3.0

PBF

President: Livia Guadagnoli Recruitment Chairs: Jaycee Edmiston & parker Pradat

Skit Day

Preference

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Zeta Tau Alpha

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Nickname: Zeta National Founding: 1898 UA Founding: 1910 Chapter Name: Nu Flower: White Violet Philanthropy: Breast Cancer Awareness Colors: Turquoise Blue and Steel Gray Symbol: Crown and Strawberry Motto: Seek the Noblest Chapter Website: ua.zetataualpha.org Suggested GPA: 3.0

ZTA

Open House

Philanthropy Day

President: Marina Patrick Recruitment Chair: Parker Williams

Skit Day

Preference

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Alpha Delta Chi

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Founded at The Capstone in 2004, Alpha Delta Chi is a National Christian Sorority that provides a place for women to grow spiritually, scholastically, and socially. While Alpha Delta Chi is not an NPC organization, they are an Associate member of the Alabama Panhellenic Association and partcipate in All-Greek events.

Nickname: A-D-Chi

National Founding: 1925 UA Founding: 2004 Chapter Name: Tau Mascot: Lamb Flower: Gladiolus and Delphiniums Philanthropy: Boys & Girls Club of Tuscaloosa Colors: Flame and Blue Motto: “As in a Mirror� Chapter Website: www.adchibama.org

ADC

President: Megan Lawrence Recruitment Chair: Megan Miller

The women of ADChi are bonded through ties of not only friendship, but also through our love for our Lord, Jesus Christ. We strive for excellence in our women, and our sisters continually push each other to do our best and be the best. Alpha Delta Chi is a home away from home as you wade through the tide at The University Of Alabama. For more information about Alpha Delta Chi, please contact Megan Miller at: memiller3@crimson.ua.edu

Please note that while Alpha Delta Chi does not participate in Formal Recruitment, the chapter will host informal recruitment events this fall after the conclusion of recruitment. For more information, please visit www.adchibama.org

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Sigma Delta Tau

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Nickname: Sig Delt National Founding: 1917 UA Founding: 1935 Chapter name: Rho Colors: Cafe au Lait & old blue Jewel: Lapis Lazuli Symbol: Torch Flower: Yellow Tea Rose Philanthropy: Locally: Tuscaloosa’s One Place Nationally: Prevent Child Abuse America & Jewish Women International President: Regina broda Chapter Website: Recruitment Chair: Mariel Ferris alabama-sigdelt.com

Σ ΔΤ

420 Smithwoods Circle, Tuscaloosa, AL

Notes

Open House

Philanthropy Day Meet us in the Scholarship Room

10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Skit Day Meet us in the Scholarship Room

10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Preference Night Meet us in the Scholarship Room

10:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Informal Recruitment Schedule

Monday, August 19 Sassy and Sweet Sig Delts Meet and Greet 7:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 20 Sig Delts Give Back 7:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 21 Sig Delt Sisterhood Night 7:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 22 Preference Night 7:00-8:30 p.m. Friday, August 23 Bid Night 6:00-7:00 p.m. *All Informal events are held at the SDT house

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