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CONTENTS Introduction............................................1 About.................................................2 Rules....................................................3 Executive.........................................3 Schedule................................................4 Alpha Omicron Pi..............................5 Alpha Pi Phi.........................................6 Phi Sigma Sigma..............................7 Tau Sigma Phi......................................8 Fun Facts.........................................9 Notable Sorority Women.....................10 FAQ....................................................11 Creed....................................................12 Bill of Rights.........................................13 Greek Alphabet................................14 Useful Terms........................................15

"Whatever the letter, we’re all Greek together" Recruitment guide prepared by Lily Haines & Christine Ackerley,

with Clarissa Chambers & Alycia Coulter


WELCOME

to Carleton University Panhellenic Council We are excited you have chosen to join the CU family and we want to cordially invite you to Recruitment 2013. The Carleton University Panhellenic Council is the umbrella organization for four exemplary sororities at Carleton that strive to better their members through educational experiences, community service and modeling high ideals. Becoming part of the Greek community at CU will open the doors to endless opportunities networking with incredible people, developing leadership skills and forming lifelong friendships is just the beginning!

Sorority membership makes your university experience even better

FOR MORE INFORMATION Feel free to check out our website at

carletonsororities.org and friend us on Facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/ panhellenic.carleton.

We encourage you to take this opportunity to explore the incredible Panhellenic chapters at CU with enthusiasm, energy and confidence. It’s your time to shine. Sincerely,

Lily Haines

Recruitment Logistics Officer, Carleton University Panhellenic Council 1


ABOUT

PANHELLENIC COUNCIL If you join Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Pi Phi, Phi Sigma Sigma or Tau Sigma Phi at CU, you become part of the Carleton University Panhellenic Council (CUPC). CUPC or “Panhel” is the umbrella organization for the National Panhellenic Council (NPC) chartered sororities at Carleton and is responsible for organizing on-campus mutual interest activities, such as recruitment.

OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY Founded in 1902, NPC is an encompassing organization for 26 international and national women’s fraternities and sororities. Each member group is autonomous as a social, Greek-letter society of college women and alumnae. As one of the oldest and largest women’s membership organizations, NPC represents over 4 million women at 655 college and university campuses.

You choose your sorority as much as we choose you! At CU, sororities invite new members to join their chapters through a mutual selection process. If you decide to attend Fall Recruitment 2013, you will have the opportunity to meet members from all of the CUPC sororities and get an idea for which sorority best suits you. In turn, through this process, each sorority has the opportunity to find new members who have outstanding leadership skills, high academic standards, and a commitment to community service. 2


RULES FOR

RECRUITMENT - Sorority members and PNMs shall uphold all National Panhellenic Conference UNANIMOUS AGREEMENTS.

- A woman must be a regularly enrolled student to be eligible for membership recruitment and the new member period.

- Use of alcoholic beverages in Recruitment is prohibited

- A Panhellenic Council member fraternity may not issue an invitation to membership or bid to an individual who has previously accepted a bid in the last calendar year from another organization.

- Participation of men in Recruitment functions is prohibited - Members cannot buy or accept anything from a PNM

- A new member may be initiated whenever she has met the requirements of the fraternity to which she has pledged.

- A sorority member cannot at any time promise a bid, directly or indirectly, to a PNM

MEET OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM Valerie Hinson…….…………….....................................................……………………………..President Clarissa Chamber.………………...............................................…………………Recruitment Councillor Lily Haines………………..................................................…………………Recruitment Logistics Officer Mikayla Bonany………………...................……...……………Recruitment Market Management Officer Linah Awadallah……………..................................................................……………………..VP Finance Alycia Coulter……………….........................................................……………………..VP Administration Danielle Crawford……………................................................................………………VP Programming Torri Balson……………….................................................................……………………..VP Secretary Terri D’Souza………………......................................……….……………………Recognition Committee Essabe Uhindu………………......................................……..…………………...Recognition Committee Stephanie Desson………………..........................................……..……………..Recognition Committee *note* each executive member of panhellenic will not reveal which sorority she is in until after recruitment ends. 3


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Fall 2013 Recruitment

Schedule Monday Sept. 9 & Tuesday Sept. 10

Sunday, Sept. 22 @ 2pm

Take advantage of this first opportunity to meet CUPC sisters, learn more about sororities and sign up for recruitment! Look for us in the atrium and outside of Residence Commons throughout these days!

Get ready to visit three fantastic sororities today! One of our favourites, Party 3 is the philanthropy round! After a day of celebrating the return of CU’s homecoming, what better than a casual dress round? Sisters will be dressed in t-shirts and casual clothes. Feel free to dress in something comfortable as you learn about the philanthropic causes and endeavors that sisters are passionate about.

Panhelpalooza

Wednesday, Sept. 11 @ 9pm

Info Night

During this night, there will be a slideshow presentation and question period. Everything you need to know about recruitment and the four different CUPC sororities will be laid out for you. If you have any questions or concerns, this is the time and place to ask! For the following recruitment rounds, each organization will be dressed in a way that shows off their individuality, while following the dress codes! Nonetheless, these dress codes are only guidelines! We want to encourage all PNMs and sisters to wear what makes them feel most comfortable.

Sunday, Sept. 15 @ 3pm

First Party

At this recruitment event, you will visit the four different panhellenic sororities and start getting to know the sisters! This is the first recruitment party coming out of summer, so feel free to wear something casual, and show off your unique sense of style. Today you’ll probably see everything from jeans and flats, to sundresses mixed with a few cute accessories. Wear what you would normally wear on a regular school day!

Wednesday, Sept. 18 @ 9pm

Second Party

This will be your second chance to meet all four sororities! Mingle, ask questions, learn about the different values and aspirations of each sorority and get ready to choose which sororities you would like to come back to in the final rounds. The theme for this round is summer fun – summer may have come to an end but we all have so many cute outfits left over! A sundress, skirt or jeans with flip flops are all great choices for this party.

Third Party

Kick off the third party with something casual – we want to see the everyday you! This is your opportunity to show off your unique sense of style. Today you’ll probably see everything from jeans and boots to shorts and flats, mixed with hair bows and other cute accessories. Wear what you would normally wear on a regular school day!

Wednesday , Sept 25 @ 9pm

Fourth Party

Today you’ll be visiting 2 lovely sororities. It’s now or never – so try to ask any last-minute questions and really get a feel for each organization. This party is going to be business casual – think office or job interview attire. Nothing says professional like a pencil skirt or dress pants and a cute shirt! Now is the time to kick out those high heels you’ve been longing to wear.

Saturday, Sept. 28 @ 1pm

Preference (Pref)

Pref Party is an invite-only event. You can expect a phone call, email or Facebook message delivered after the 4th Party detailing everything you need to know, from locations to dress code guidelines!

Sunday, Sept. 29 @ 1pm

Bid Day

This is the most exciting day of all! This invite-only event is when you will be asked to become a new member of one of the four CUPC sororities. You will be invited to Bid Day via a telephone call, email or Facebook message (similar to Pref Party) and will be informed what to wear and where to go! Prepare yourself for a fun-filled day, marking the debut of an incredible new member experience!

Remember CUPC Formal Recruitment is a selection process. Participation in formal recruitment does not guarantee an invitation to join a sorority, nor does it obligate a woman to join. Feel free to ask questions about fees, Greek Life and life at CU as you attend the parties. Seek to join the sorority that feels most comfortable to you.


Founded on February 26th, 2009, Alpha Pi Phi was established by six women of extremely different backgrounds, united by a common set of beliefs and values: Jessica Doyle, Lauren Crosby, Heather McBride, Paz Arias, Lesley Walker and Laura Kell. Today, with three chapters in three different Canadian cities, Alpha Pi Phi remains of the fastest growing sororities in its area. Alpha Pi Phi offers a sisterhood that is unique. Each member has a love for their sisters, is fiercely loyal to them, and will have everlasting friendships that continue to flourish.

constantly demonstrate the founding principles of their organization - love, loyalty and friendship. What makes Alpha Pi Phi stand out? Along with a ‘home away from home’, members gain opportunities to participate in philanthropic activates with the Alzheimer’s Society as well as other charities that better the community, broaden their social networks and get involved with Carleton student life. We also control 100% of our own finances.

We have the same guidelines and are organized similarly to any other international sorority, and we maintain that we are a sisterhood first, not a business. With an emphasis on philanthropy, leadership and academics, the sisters of Alpha Pi Phi are encouraged to always conduct themselves with grace, dignity, and moral integrity. Would your pearls go with our letters?

With such diverse personalities, the sisters of Alpha Pi Phi

ALPHA PI PHI “Love, Loyalty, and Friendship” Founded February 26th, 2009

President: Sam Rudyk Website: www.alphapiphi.com Philanthropy: Alzheimer's Society of Canada Jewels: Amethyst & Pearl Colors: Royal Purple & Black Flower: Calla Lily Symbol: Black Swan 5


Alpha Omicron Pi, also known as AOΠ, has been a women’s fraternity since January 2nd, 1897. The reason we are called a women’s fraternity is because we were founded before the term ‘sorority’ was coined, and we still use the phrase today because we’re so proud of our longevity. We were founded by four incredible women at Barnard College in New York; Helen St. Clair Mullan, Stella George Stern Perry, Elizabeth Heywood Wyman, and Jessie Wallace Hughan.

The Alpha chapter thrived and AOΠ became a national organization in the following year, founding Pi chapter at Sophie Newcomb Memorial College in New Orleans. AOΠ then became an international women’s fraternity in 1930, installing the Beta Tau chapter at the University of Toronto.

The Gamma Chi chapter was founded on November 21st, 1992. We have had the pleasure of seeing the Greek community grow over time and have been a member of the Carleton University Greek Council since it was formed.

ALPHA OMICRON PI “Exceed the Expectation” Founded January 2nd, 1897

President: Danielle Bowker Website: http://www.alphaomicronpi.org/ Colour: Cardinal red Jewel: Ruby Flower: Jacqueminot Rose Philanthropy: The Arthritis Society 6


Phi Sigma Sigma gives us the support, friendship, and strength to become who we want to be. As members of Phi Sig, we’re a diverse group of passionate, creative and bold sorority girls. Every one of our sisters is unique and brings something special to the chapter. Phi Sigma Sigma was the first-ever non-sectarian (non-religious) sorority, and we continue to value inclusivity and diversity.

semester we have new socials, philanthropies and accomplishments to build on years of tradition. We're also one of the smallest sororities and we’re proud to share a close sisterhood. We can all depend on each other as sisters, and also have great times with our best friends! As an international organization, we’re part of a legacy of over 183 Phi Sig chapters worldwide. Through

our international headquarters, we attend yearly leadership conferences around North America and recieve sorority scholarships. It’s a fantastic feeling to be part of something bigger than ourselves. We aim high in everything we do! For us, Phi Sig is more than an organization, it’s an amazing experience we’ll never forget.

Our organization is the oldest sorority on campus, and each

PHI SIGMA SIGMA “Aim High”

Founded November 26, 1913 President: Sarah Bossuyt Website: www.phisigmasigma-carleton.com Flower: American Beauty Rose Colours: King Blue and Gold Stone: Sapphire Symbol: Sphinx Philanthropy: Education, Literacy, and Leadership Development Causes

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Founded on September 9th, 2007 at Carleton University, Ontario, Canada. Tau Sigma Phi is a group of women bound together by common principles, goals, and experiences.

We have a strong presence on Carleton's campus and put a lot of time and effort into making Carleton and the Ottawa community a better place through our philanthropic work.

We believe that one of the most important things to a young woman entering university is the feeling of having a "home away from home". The women of Tau Sigma Phi genuinely care for, love and respect their sisters., forming friendships for a lifetime

The main charity we fundraise for is the Canadian Breast Cancer Society, but we have worked hard to help other organizations, and are always ready to lend a hand.

Our sisters share a bond based on loyalty, dedication and faithfulness to one another, and each bring their own unique personality to our sorority.

TAU SIGMA PHI “True Sisters Forever�

Founded September 9th, 2007 President: Amy Chessell Website: www.tausigmaphi.ca Colours: Warm Pink, Navy Blue and Ivory White Flower: Orchid Jewel: Pink Sapphire Philanthropy: Breast Cancer 8


FUN FACTS ABOUT GREEK LIFE

~ NPC includes over 4 million sorority women! ~ Every year, NPC-affiliated women donate more than $5 million to worthy causes. ~ Every year, NPC-affiliated women volunteer a total of 500 000 hours in their communities. ~ 7 out of 10 people listed in America’s Who’s Who are Greek. ~ On, average the all-Sorority and Fraternity GPA consistently matches and often exceeds campus averages. ~ NPC-affiliated collegians and alumnae provide $2.8 million in scholarships to women! ~ Nearly half of the 100 members of the U.S Senate and nearly a third of the House of Representatives are members of a Fraternity or Sorority.

Not just “Animal House” & “House Bunny” ~ All of the Apollo 11 astronauts were Greek. ~Studies show that Greeks throughout the U.S. and Canada are more involved on their campuses and rate their overall university experience higher than non-Greeks. ~ Greeks enjoy networking opportunities through alumni for job assistance and advice, internship exposure and help when entering the work force.

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NOTABLE PANHELLENIC

SORORITY

WOMEN

Jennifer Garner - Actress Sophia Bush - Actress Alicia Keys – Singer Carrie Underwood – Singer Eleanor Roosevelt – Former First Lady Kate Spade – Co-founder of Kate Spade New York Reese Witherspoon – Actress Lucy Lui – Actress Sheryl Crow – Singer Cindy Crawford – Model Katie Couric – News Anchor and Talk Show Host Barbara Bush – Former First Lady Angie Brookes – First Female President of the UN Maya Angelou – Author/Poet Kathryn Stockett – Author of “The Help” Rita Colwell – Director of the National Science Foundation Dr. Marion Fay – first woman president of a medical college Dr. Jessie Gray – first Woman elected to the Royal Academy of Surgeons of Canada 10


FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does sorority membership cost? Although each sorority varies in their costs, most chapter dues pay for all social and philanthropic events, insurance, sorority clothing, and international programs (if the sorority has an international headquarters). Every Panhel sorority offers payment plans to help make membership costs more manageable. For the majority of the four CUPC Sororities, new member dues range from about $350-500 for the year. By accepting a Bid Card, you are agreeing to accept the financial responsibilities of sorority membership.

Can upper-year girls still come out to Fall Recruitment? Sorority recruitment is open to all new and transfer CU students, as well as continuing students that are in good standing with the university. Many members of each Panhellenic organization have joined in their second, third or even fourth years at Carleton. Do I have to attend all of the recruitment events?

To be eligible to recieve a bid from a Panhellenic sorority, you must attend at least 3 of the 4 Panhellenic recruitment parties. However, it is strongly How much time does being in a sorority take? recommended that you attend all four parties, Each sorority is different, but in general, there are because it gives both you and the sororities more sisterhood-building events, social events, time to get to know each other. philanthropy work and weekly chapter meetings. Once you have seen each sorority once, you may During your new member period, you may also choose to visit only the rooms of those sororities have sorority education sessions. Being in a that you are most interested in. That being said, sorority will likely take a lot of time. However, it’s a great idea to spend as much time with each many sisters find that their sorority schedule sorority as you can - it will help you make the best encourages them to develop better time choice!z management skills and organization. Please ask Do I have to register online? each sorority how much of a time commitment Yes! You must register online through the link they expect from their members. posted on our website. We use a complex mathmatical “bid-matching” system that helps both Who are Rho Gammas? potencial new members and sororities find the Rho Gammas are members of sororities who right match. have forgone their chapter affiliation during recruitment to assist you. Panhellenic board members and recruitment counselors will not reveal their chapter affiliations and will have no contact with their chapters during recruitment so that you can always have an unbiased person to talk to.

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Panhel h c e T s a x Te

WE, AS UNDERGRADUATE MEMBERS OF WOMEN’S FRATERNITIES... ...stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of ďŹ ne standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities. We, as fraternity women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live.

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BILL OF RIGHTS for CU PNMs

`The Potential New Member (PNM) Bill of Rights outlines the expectations you should have during the recruitment process at CU. - 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 guides and sorority members. - The right to be treated with respect.

GREEK ALPHABET

- 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 guides. - The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment guides. - The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others. - The right to be fully informed about the binding agreements implicit in the membership acceptance signing. - The right to make ones own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision. - The right to have a positive, safe, and enriching recruitment and new member experience.

Does it all look like Greek to you?

Is there an Alpha Phi Omicron? Or a Tau Sigma Phi? At first, most girls find it tricky to tell sorority names apart. CUPC includes: Alpha Pi Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Phi Sigma Sigma, Tau Sigma Phi

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IMPORTANT

TERMS

Active: An undergraduate sorority member who has been initiated by her chapter. Alumna: A sorority member who is no longer a member of a collegiate chapter (plural is alumnae). Bid: An invitation to join a sorority or fraternity. Chapter: A membership unit of a national or international sorority or fraternity. Continuous open bidding: An opportunity for chapters that do not reach quota during a recruitment process to bid to quota and/or total. Formal Membership Recruitment: A designated membership recruitment period during which a series of organized events are held by each NPC sorority; membership recruitment is organized and implemented by the Panhellenic Association. Fraternity: Greek-letter sisterhood or brotherhood. Initiation: Ceremony during which new members receive lifelong membership privileges. Legacy: A woman whose mother, sister or, in some cases, grandmother is an alumna or active member of a sorority. Membership recruitment acceptance binding agreement: A one-year binding agreement signed by a potential new member. NPC: National Panhellenic Conference

Potential New Member (PNM): Any woman interested in becoming a sorority member who is eligible to join according to the Panhellenic Association’s requirements. Preferential bidding: A mutual selection system for chapters and potential new members. Quota:The number of potential new members each NPC women’s fraternity may offer a bid to. Rho Gamma (Recruitment Guide): A Panhellenic representative who is available to guide women through the recruitment process and answer questions in an unbiased manner. Snap bidding:An option available to chapters that did not fill quota. Chapters may offer bids to potential new members whose preferences were not matched. Sorority: A Greek-letter sisterhood Total:The allowable chapter size, as determined by the College Panhellenic, which includes both new members and initiated members. Unanimous Agreements: Agreements to which the member groups of the National Panhellenic Conference have unanimously agreed and that lead ato orderly and equitable conduct of their mutual functions. These Unanimous Agreements are binding on all NPC member fraternities. Each College Panhellenic (or the equivalent organization) and Alumnae Panhellenic must incorporate the NPC Unanimous Agreements into its governing documents.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT

CARLETONSORORITIES.ORG

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Fall Recruitment Guide 2013 - Carleton Panhellenic  

Carleton University Panhellenic Council's guide to Fall sorority recruitment in 2013. For more information, please visit carletonsororities....