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Welcomes you!

CONACT INFO VP of Recruitment Lydia Shellenberger

Assistant VP of Recruitment Harper Massey

Fraternity & Sorority Life Advisor Gary Wiser 864-656-7578 @clemsonpanhellenic

/clemsongreeklife Panhellenic President Mallory Magee


TABLE OF CONTENTS: Welcome to Clemson

Alpha Phi.................................................................44

The Clemson Panhellenic Council..........................5

Chi Omega............................................................46

CPC’s Core Values........................................................6

Delta Delta Delta.................................................48

Sorority Life at Clemson University Expectations of Membership.....................................9 Academic Requirements.............................................11 Financial Obligations....................................................12

Delta Zeta..............................................................50 Gamma Phi Beta..................................................52 Kappa Delta...........................................................54 Kappa Kappa Gamma.......................................56 Pi Beta Phi..............................................................58

The Week of Recruitment Recruitment Counselors...........................................26

Sigma Kappa.........................................................60 Zeta Tau Alpha.....................................................62

Housing & Dining.........................................................27 Scheduling Conflicts...................................................28 PNMs Needing Assistance......................................29 Recruitment Schedule................................................30 Round Descriptions.....................................................32 Bid Day.............................................................................36 Recruitment Q & A.......................................................37

Student Resources & Involvement Student Resources.............................................65 Safety Resources................................................68

Advertisements Notes

Chapter Spotlights Alpha Chi Omega........................................................40 Alpha Delta Pi................................................................42



Greek Letters

Α B Γ Δ E Z Alpha (al-fah)

Beta (bay-tah)

Gamma (gam-ah)

Eta (ay-tah)

Theta (thay-tah)

Iota (eye-o-tah)


Delta (del-ta)

Epsilon (ep-si-lon)

Zeta (zay-tah)

Kappa (cap-pah)

Lambda (lamb-dah)

Mu (mew)


N Ξ O Π P Σ Nu (new)

Xi (zie)

Omicron (ome-e-cron)

Pi (pie)

Rho (roe)

Sigma (sig-ma)

T Y Φ X Ψ Ω Tau (taw)


Upsilon (up-si-lon)

Phi (fie)

Chi (kie)

Psi (sigh)

Omega (oh-may-gah)



The Clemson Panhellenic Council (CPC), which is the local College Panhellenic, is the programming and governing body of the thirteen National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities at Clemson University. Every woman who joins a Panhellenic sorority at Clemson becomes a member of the Clemson Panhellenic Council. The Panhellenic community at Clemson is comprised of approximately 2,830 women with an average chapter size of 228. The council leaders consist of two delegates from each chapter and nine executive officers. These leaders plan and oversee the implementation of the primary recruitment process in the fall, hosts new member education programs in the fall for new members of the Panhellenic community, develops and implements Panhellenic sisterhood events to enhance the unity between all chapters, and they actively support The Circle of Sisterhood foundation. For recruitment, the nine members of the 2019 executive council (seen above), who are current sorority members, disassociate for the recruitment process to provide unbiased support for everyone involved.


CPC’S CORE VALUES Leadership - Panhellenic sororities value leadership and encourage members to get involved within their chapters, the Panhellenic council, and throughout Clemson’s campus. As a member of our community, you will engage with and have the potential to become a strong leader on campus. Each sorority provides positions and programs that allow members the opportunity to learn and develop a variety of leadership skills, from time management to communication. Members of our community also serve in groups like Student Government, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the IPTAY Student Advisory Board, and a variety of other professional and honorary organizations. The leadership gained through your Panhellenic sorority experience will extend beyond your college years as you will have the potential to develop skills that are transferable to your future career.

Scholarship - Panhellenic sororities maintain high principles of exceptional scholarship, and the bonds of sisterhood provide valuable support for the academic ambitions of Panhellenic sorority women. For the last 20+ semesters, the all-Panhellenic GPA has been consistently higher than the undergraduate all-women GPA. Chapters support their members’ academic endeavors through study halls and educational programs. Many chapters also offer rewards to challenge members to reach their full academic potential. Many Panhellenic sorority women also participate in the Calhoun Honors College and a variety of other honor societies.


Philanthropy - Philanthropy and service are an important part of Panhellenic sorority life. Each chapter is partnered with a unique philanthropic effort, to which they donate extensive time and money. Chapters host a variety of tournaments, competitions and fundraisers to support partner organizations. Sorority members actively participate in their own chapter’s philanthropy events and also support other chapters’ service efforts. In 2016-2017,Clemson’s Panhellenic chapters raised more than $300,000 for a variety of philanthropies and completed over 42,000 hours of hands-on-service. As a community, Panhellenic sorority women support the Circle of Sisterhood. The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation is a mechanism by which all sorority women can stand together across affiliation, age, color, and creed to make a difference in the lives of millions of girls and women around the world. The Clemson Panhellenic Council is committed to raising funds and awareness for the Circle of Sisterhood. In the summer of 2015, 8 members of the Panhellenic community traveled to Senegal, Africa to build a school. In March of 2017, 15 members of the Panhellenic community traveled to Nepal to build a school. For each school build, the Panhellenic community raised over $40,000.

Sisterhood - By joining a Panhellenic sorority, you will have the potential to create lasting friendships that are made stronger by the bonds of sisterhood. Chapter social, sisterhood and philanthropy events will help you get to know your own sorority sisters as well as members of other fraternal organizations. Sisterhood events and retreats are hosted to help build relationships. To build sisterhood, chapter members may meetup for fun activities like movie nights, service events, exercise classes and much more. Participating in these activities is a positive way to take a break from academics and get to know members of your own chapter. Chapters also host other social events called “functions” each semester, many with fun themes. Panhellenic chapters and fraternities also pair up for events called “mixers.” At mixers, Panhellenic sisters are able to strengthen old and create new friendships across chapters.



at Clemson University


EXPECTATIONS OF MEMBERSHIP New Member Education The New Member Education period begins after Bid Day celebrations and ends at Initiation. This process, while unique to each organization, should not last longer than 8 weeks. New Member activities should also not occur between midnight and 7am Monday through Friday. Each Panhellenic sorority has an organized program designed to educate its new members on the history, standards, and overall design of their organization. These educational sessions are led by the New Member Educator, who is a sister that has been elected to direct the new member program. Meetings usually occur once a week, and it is expected that you attend all of the required meetings.

Active Participation Along with new member education meetings, you will also be required to attend Chapter Meetings which typically occur on Sundays. In addition to chapter meetings, you will also be encouraged to participate in educational programs planned by the chapter as well as Greek-wide events such as First Friday, Greek Week, and Homecoming. These events are not only fun, but provide an opportunity for you to meet other members of the Fraternity and Sorority community.

Philanthropy and Service Events As previously noted, philanthropy and service are priorities to the Panhellenic community. Each chapter is partnered with a unique philanthropic effort, to which they donate extensive time and money. Chapters host a variety of tournaments, competitions and fundraisers to support partner organizations. As a member, you will be expected to support and attend philanthropy events and will be required to obtain a certain number of hands-on service hours per academic year.

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EXPECTATIONS OF MEMBERSHIP Panhellenic Events and Education Panhellenic requires members to attend various educational events throughout the year. These events address relevant issues students face today and will help you in your transition into college and sorority life. Panhellenic also host leadership luncheons, educational speakers, philanthropy and service events, and Panhellenic Pride events all of which you will be encouraged to attend.

Academics Each Panhellenic sorority has a minimum GPA requirement that all members must meet each semester. Falling below this minimum GPA requirement could jeopardize your membership in that sorority. Fortunately, many chapters provide resources such as quiet places to study and keeping a list of sisters’ majors so you know who to contact if you are in need of a tutor.


The time you will need to commit to a sorority is easily related to adding classes to your schedule. In the scenarios below, think of each class as a threehour credit course where you are attending class, studying for exams, and doing homework.

Involved General Member: If you are an involved general member, meaning you are in your second semester of membership or more and you serve in a small leadership role (i.e. committee chairwoman), add a Class and a Half to your schedule. New Member: If you are a sorority new member, meaning you are in your first semester of being a member, add a Class and a Half to your schedule.


General Member: If you are a general member, meaning you are in your second semester of membership or more and you are an active member but have not taken on any leadership roles, add a Class to your schedule.

Executive Board Member: If you serve as an exec member, meaning you serve in a committed leadership role, add Two Classes to your schedule.

President: If you serve as president of your chapter, add Three Classes to your schedule.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS Although Panhellenic does not set a GPA requiremet to participate in recruitment, each chapter sets a minimum GPA requirement for membership. It is important to recognize that your GPA may limit you in the recruitment process. Here are a few important facts to note in regards to academics and recruitment: - Most chpaters have approximately a 3.0 GPA requirement to be offered a bid during recruitment. - In fall 2018, freshman had an average high school cumulative GPA of 3.92 and upperclassman had an average of 3.45. To help sutdents understand how their GPA may affect their primary recruitment process, Panhellenic created Grade Zones to show how academics may factor into a PNMs recruitment experience:




3.0 +

2.8 - 2.99

2.7 & Below

Your options are not likely limited based on your GPA.

Your options are more likely to be limited by your GPA.

Your options are very likely to be limited based on GPA.



Average Initiated Member Dues



Chapter Dues - An important consideration in deciding to join a sorority should be if you are able to meet the financial requirements of membership. Membership is most expensive the first semester you join due to many one-time fees. All Panhellenic sororities should be willing to work with each member individually through payment plans to meet the financial obligations of membership. During Round 3 of Primary Recruitment, you will receive a financial card from each chapter that you visit. These financial cards will provide a breakdown of the cost of dues for each chapter and where the money goes.

Fraternity and Sorority Life Fee - Another financial obligation to joining a Fraternity or Sorority at Clemson is the Fraternity and Sorority Life Fee. This fee of $60 each semester covers staffing and programming for the fraternity and sorority community. This fee is placed on the tuition bills of members.





GREEK SPEAK ACTIVE: A sorority member currently in college who has been formally initiated by her chapter. ALUMNA: An initiated sorority member who is no longer active in a collegiate chapter. BADGE: Also referred to as “pin,” an insignia of fraternity or sorority membership worn by initiated members. Each CPC sorority has its own unique badge. BID: A formal invitation to join a sorority or fraternity. BID DAY: The last day of Primary Recruitment, when PNMs receive bids to join chapters and become new members. BIG SISTER: An active member of the chapter who is paired with a new member as a mentor. CAMPUS TOTAL: The allowable chapter size as determined by Clemson Panhellenic. CHAPTER: A local member group of a national organization. CIRCLE OF SISTERHOOD: CPC’s chosen philanthropy. CLEMSON PANHELLENIC COUNCIL (CPC): The governing body of the 13, historically white, women’s sororities at Clemson. Everyone who joins a Panhellenic sorority automatically becomes a member of the Panhellenic community. CPC sororities are open to all women interested in joining.

CLEMSON PANHELLENIC COUNCIL EXECUTIVE BOARD: The nine members of CPC Exec lead the Clemson Panhellenic Council. These women are undergraduate sorority women. One of their roles is to oversee the Primary Recruitment process for which they disassociate from their chapters.



which a sorority not at Campus Total is able to recruit members. The COB process is less formal, and not all chapters will participate in COB. FUNCTION: A social date event hosted by a single sorority. INITIATION: The formal ceremony that brings new members into full membership of a sorority or fraternity. Once you are initiated into an NPC sorority, you are not eligible for member into any other NPC sorority. INTAKE: Also referred to as Membership Intake, it is a process through which NPHC and MGC fraternities and sororities select new members. INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL (IFC): The governing body for the 20, historically white, men’s fraternities at Clemson. IFC fraternities are open to all men interested in joining. LEGACY: A PNM whose mother, sister, or grandmother is an alumna or active member of a particular sorority. A sorority is not obligated to extend a bid to its legacies. MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT ACCEPTANCE BINDING AGREEMENT (MRABA): A document that each PNM completes immediately following the preference round of parties stating her membership preferences. The PNM 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. MIXER: A social event generally hosted by two sororities. MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL (MGC): The primary purpose of the MGC 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 Clemson MGC is composed of POTENTIAL NEW MEMBER (PNM): Any woman who is 4, two fraternities and two sororities, special interest and eligible to participate in the Primary Recruitment process. multicultural organizations. MGC fraternities and sororities are open to all men and women interested in joining. QUOTA: The number of women a sorority may pledge during primary recruitment. NATIONAL PANHELLENIC CONFERENCE (NPC): Founded in 1902, NPC provides support and guidance for its 26 member RECOMMENDATION: A written letter or statement from inter/national sororities/women’s fraternities and serves as the an alumna on the sorority’s official recommendation form national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. NPC introducing and recommending a Potential New Member for serves as the umbrella organization for CPC. Clemson has 13 pledging. Also called a “rec” or reference. NPC affiliated sororities. RECRUITMENT: A designated membership recruitment NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL (NPHC): A national period during which a series of organized events are held for council composed of 9 historically black, Greek-letter the purpose of selecting new members. organizations at both the college and alumni level. Clemson has 7, three sororities and four fraternities, of the 9 ROUND: A particular day of recruitment. There are 4 represented on campus. NPHC fraternities and sororities are rounds:Open House, Philanthropy, Sisterhood, and open to all men and women interested in joining. Preference. Within each round, the events that make up the rounds are called Parties. NEW MEMBER: A student who has accepted a bid for membership. After a period of education regarding the SISTER: A fellow sorority member. fraternity or sorority, the student is initiated to become a full member. SNAP BID: An option available to chapters that did not fill quota. A procedure used at the close of bid matching to help NEW MEMBER EDUCATOR: A chapter member who has chapters reach quota prior to bid distribution. been elected to lead the New Member Education process and prepare new members for initiation. SINGLE INTENTIONAL PREFERENCE: When a PNM attends more than one preference event, but limits her membership PAN PALS: A sisterhood event between two sororities. selections by not listing all her sorority options on her MRABA. PHILANTHROPY: A national and/or local charity that a sorority sponsors, donating time and money through service. TOTAL: The allowable chapter size on a campus for CPC sororities, as determined by CPC. Chapters that fall under PI CHI: Also known as a recruitment counselor, a sorority total may be allowed to participate in COB until they reach member who is disassociated from her chapter during total. Primary Recruitment to assists PNMs through the process. Each PNM is assigned a Pi Chi.



Bill of Rights

1. The right to be treated as an individual. 2. The right to be fully informed about the recruitment process. 3. The right to ask questions and receive true and objective answers from recruitment counselors and members. 4. The right to be treated with respect. 5. The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized. 6. The right to ask how and why and receive straight answers. 7. The right to have and express opinions to recruitment counselors. 8. The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors. 9. The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others. 10. The right to be fully informed about the NPC Unanimous Agreements implicit in the membership recruitment acceptance binding agreement (MRABA) signing process. 11. The right to make one’s own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision. 12. The right to have a positive, safe and enriching recruitment and new member experience.



Date Adopted: April 26, 2017

We, the members of women’s sororities at Clemson University, agree to promote honesty, respect, sisterhood and cooperation within the College Panhellenic and our respective chapters and in our daily lives. This code of ethics is designed to inspire our members, reinforce exemplary conduct and values-based leadership, and perpetuate lifelong membership to enrich the sorority and Panhellenic experience.

We, as Panhellenic women of Clemson University, agree on and commit to: • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Uphold and demonstrate the panhellenic spirit in thought, word and action through our chapters as well as individual members. Demonstrate ethical behavior and conduct ourselves in a manner consistent with the mission and values of the College Panhellenic, each inter/national organization and our institution. Avoid disparaging remarks about any sorority or collegiate woman and refrain from discussing Panhellenic matters with nonmembers, in accordance with the dignity and good manners of sorority women. Recognize friendly relations with all collegiate women, both sorority members and nonmembers, realizing the importance of creating and building friendships. Plan recruitment events that provide opportunities for the greatest possible number of women to become sorority members while protecting the rights and privileges of individuals and the chapters. Provide a safe, positive and enriching recruitment experience, understanding that membership is a social experience arrived at by mutual selection. Strive to be truthful, honorable, open and friendly to all potential new members during all recruitment events. Be respectful of the rights of every potential new member to make her own choices, including the right not to join the women’s sorority community. Refrain from limiting a potential new member’s chances of becoming a member of the Panhellenic community by encouraging her to make a single intentional preference or to limit her choices. Aim to consider the goals and ideals of member groups as continually applicable, promote superior scholarship, and cooperate with member fraternities and the university administration at all times. Uphold our integrity and demonstrate ethical behavior, while remaining supportive of each other, creating positive relations among all sororities. Abide by all local and federal laws and NPC inter/national member organization bylaws. Respectfully adhere to all Panhellenic governing documents, policies, and codes, including but not limited to: The Panhellenic Creed, The Potential New Member Bill of Rights, The Clemson University College Panhellenic Council Recruitment Rules, The Clemson University College Panhellenic Council Bylaws, and The National Panhellenic Conference Unanimous Agreements and Policies. Hold one another accountable to these standards, remembering at all times that we represent not only our individual chapters but also the Panhellenic community as a whole.

As Panhellenic women of Clemson University, these are the tenets by which we strive to live.


CPC RECRUITMENT RULES All recruitment rules have been established to help sorority women and PNMs uphold the recruitment system. The Primary Recruitment period, which begins on Friday, August 18th and ends at the conclusion of Bid Day activities on Monday, August 28th, has a twofold purpose: 1. To give the PNM every opportunity to become acquainted with as many sororities as possible so that she can make a wise, unbiased decision concerning membership and 2. To ensure that sororities have equal opportunities in recruitment and membership selection under the Panhellenic system.

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1. PNMs found in violation of these rules will be subject to dismissal from the recruitment process. 2. A woman is eligible to participate in Primary Recruitment and join a sorority if she is an undergraduate, fully matriculated student at Clemson University, meaning she is only attending Clemson University and is not simultaneously enrolled in another school.

3. A woman is eligible to participate in Primary Recruitment if she has not been an initiated member of any National Panhellenic Conference sorority.

4. A PNM must register for Primary Recruitment with the Clemson University Panhellenic Council and pay the recruitment fee in order to participate in Primary Recruitment.

5. No woman is eligible to join a sorority during the summer months. A chapter member, alumna member or anyone acting on the sorority’s behalf shall not imply to a PNM nor her family that she has an invitation to a party during the Primary Recruitment process, ask her to pledge, nor imply that she will receive a bid.

6. All communication between sorority members and PNMs outside of the hours established for Primary Recruitment events is to be kept to a minimum. There shall be no purposeful seeking of contact during the Primary Recruitment period except at official events. Normal, friendly contact is the only type of contact allowed during the Primary Recruitment period.


7. Strict silence will begin at the time of the MRABA signing and last until bid distribution on bid day – this span of time not to exceed 24 hours. No sorority member, including alumnae and new members, may communicate or live with PNMs during this period. Strict silence is defined as verbal, nonverbal, written, printed, text message and electronic communication or communicating through a third party. If PNMs live in a residence hall with sorority members, only casual greetings and contact are permitted. Strict silence allows PNMs to make decisions free from outside pressures and opinions of others.

8. PNMs may not speak negatively of other sorority members, chapters, or member organizations to sorority members.

9. PNMs are expected to be polite and respectful to sorority members at all recruitment events. 10. Sorority members may not inquire about or discuss another sorority’s recruitment events or procedures during Primary Recruitment. In addition, a sorority member may not inquire about a PNM’s event schedule at any time during Primary Recruitment.

11. Sorority Members may not inquire if a PNM is a legacy of another member organization. 12. Sorority members may not promise bids or invitation or give the hint that a bid or invitation will be extended to the PNM.

13. Sorority members may never suggest to a PNM single intentional preferencing or to list a preference of any sorority over another.

14. During Primary Recruitment, Sorority members, Recruitment Counselors, Panhellenic Executive Board Members, and PNMs may not attend fraternity events and chapters may not co-host events with each other and/or fraternities.

15. The use of alcoholic beverages and illegal substances in Primary Recruitment and Bid Day activities is prohibited.

For a complete list of Recruitment Rules, please visit


RECOMMENDATION LETTERS A Recommendation Letter, also commonly referred to as a “rec” or “reference”, is a recruitment information form completed by a sorority alumna on behalf of a potential new member. Keep in mind, the alumna writing the recommendation letter does not need to be a graduate of Clemson. She only needs to be an alumna member in good standing of a sorority with a chapter on Clemson’s campus. The purpose of a recommendation letter is to introduce a PNM to the alumna’s sorority chapter at Clemson University. A recommendation letter generally speaks of your character and verifies accomplishments, grades, and activities. While recommendation letters are accepted prior to the recruitment process, they are not required by the Clemson Panhellenic Council. Ultimately, it is up to each chapter to determine how they take the recommendation letters into consideration during the recruitment process. An alumna may find a copy of her sorority’s recruitment information form in her sorority’s national magazine or on the inter/national organization’s website. She can also call her sorority’s inter/national headquarters to obtain a copy of the form. For information as to how to submit recommendation letters, please visit https://www. Please have any recommendation letters submitted to the appropriate location listed by Friday, August 2nd, 2019.


WITHDRAWING FROM RECRUITMENT If at any point during Primary Recruitment, beginning on Wednesday, August 14th to before you sign an MRABA, you would like to withdraw from the recruitment process you must meet with your Pi Chi to complete the following form. If you would like to withdraw from the Primary Recruitment process before Wednesday, August 14th, please email Gary Wiser, Please remember registration fee refunds will not be given.

Potential New Member Name: Date: Potential New Member Number: Year in School: Transfer: Last Round Completed: Reason(s) for withdrawal: Did the Pi Chi assisting you cover the following topics: ___ Reasons to stay in the process ___ Resources provided on campus ___ Discuss your concerns with recruitment ___ Provide any possible solutions for your concerns I, ___________________ , am withdrawing from the recruitment process on my own accord. I have discussed the above issues with a representative of Clemson Panhellenic (Pi Chi, Panhellenic Exec Member, or a member of the Fraternity and Sorority Life stafff). Signature of PNM: _________________________________ Signature of Clemson Panhellenic Representative: ________________________________


AN EXPLANATION OF THE MRABA The document on the next 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 PNM 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 2019-August 2020). 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 2019 or spring 2020. If you receive invitations to Preference, at the conclusion of your last Preference party, you will make your final selections, ranking the chapters you visited on Sunday, August 18th in preferential order. During this time, a campus volunteer will be available if you have questions, as Pi Chis are not allowed to assist you in this process. You will complete a paper version of the MRABA as well as enter your selections into the Companion App. Your paper MRABA and Companion App must match. Please note that once the MRABA has been turned into a representative of the Clemson Panhellenic Council, 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, 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 (COB). Please recognize that very few sororities COB. Secondly, you may choose to list any sorority whose preference (last) event you attended and from which 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 2019-August 2020) regardless of whether you accept their invitation for membership or not. Lastly, you may choose to limit your choices to just one sorority whose preference round (last) event you attended and are willing to accept membership. You must understand that if you chose to single intentional preference then you are not guaranteed to receive a bid for membership. Only PNMs 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 primary 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).


The Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA) Please read this document carefully. You should not sign this binding agreement unless you understand it. Check one of the following options: I want to withdraw from recruitment at this time. This means I will not join a sorority now, but I am eligible for future opportunities such as continuous open bidding. I will sign this agreement at this time. Continue completing this form. . By signing this agreement, I understand and agree to the following terms: ___I am willing to accept an invitation to membership from any sorority that I list on this agreement. ___I will list the sorority(ies) in my order of preference for receiving a bid. ___I do not have to rank all the sororities that are my remaining choices if I am certain I will not accept a bid from them and do not see myself as a member of that sorority. ___I understand that should I choose to limit my choices, I might not receive a bid through this recruitment process. After submitting this form: ___I cannot change my ranking. I also cannot add or delete any sorority(ies). ___If I do not receive a bid from any sorority(ies) I have listed, I understand that I am eligible to join any sorority through COB if there is an opportunity. I also understand that not all sororities will recruit through COB. ___If I do receive a bid from a sorority I have listed, and I choose to not accept that bid, I understand that I am not eligible to join any other sorority on this campus until the start of the next primary recruitment period. NPC Unanimous Agreement III. The Panhellenic Compact 8. If through the primary membership recruitment process, a potential new member accepts a bid and then has her pledge broken by an NPC sorority or breaks her pledge, then she is ineligible to be pledged to another NPC sorority on the same campus until the beginning of the next year’s primary membership recruitment period. List in rank order sorority(ies) whose preference event I attended and where I am willing to join 1st: __________________________________________________ 2nd (if applicable): ____________________________________________ By signing this membership recruitment acceptance binding agreement, I agree to accept a bid from any of the sororities I rank above. I also agree that I will be bound to that bid until the beginning of the next primary recruitment period on this campus. (Note: Clicking submit on an electronic version of the MRABA denotes a signature and agreeent to the terms listed.) Signature____________________________________________


The membership recruitment acceptance binding agreement must be filed with the College Panhellenic within one (1) business day of the above date.


BID PROMISING & VIOLATION REPORTS Bid Promising Bid Promising is communicating, whether via social media, texting, verbally, etc, with a potential new member (PNM) implying that they will receive a bid for membership. Bid promising is not tolerated by the Clemson Panhellenic Council as no member should be promising membership. A few examples of bid promising are: “(insert chapter here) would love to have you” “Don’t worry, you are already in” “We/I can’t wait to see you on bid day” “You would look great in (inset chapter colors/letters here)” etc. If you hear of bid promising or are promised a bid, we ask that you complete a violation report.

Violation Reports If you believe that someone has violated the Clemson Panhellenic Council Recruitment Rules (for example: bid promising), Bylaws, Code of Ethics, or PNM Bill of Rights, please visit: to complete a violation report.





RECRUITMENT COUNSELORS A Recruitment Counselor, better known as a Pi Chi, is a member of the Panhellenic community who has chosen to disassociate from her own chapter to help unbiasedly lead a group of PNMs through the primary recruitment process. What you need to know about your Pi Chi: • You will meet your Pi Chi after Recruitment Orientation on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019. • She is SO excited to meet you! She has been training for this position for 8 months and could not be more excited to guide you through the Recruitment process. • Each Pi Chi will have between 15 and 20 PNMs in her Pi Chi group. • Your Pi Chi is a resource for you at all times! Whether you have a question about what to wear to rounds, how to get to a class, or you are struggling with adjusting to life away from home, your Pi Chi will be there for you before, during, and after recruitment. • Your Pi Chi has disassociated from her chapter to be an unbiased resource for you, please do not try to reveal her affiliation before she tells you on Bid Day. • Your Pi Chi was chosen out of a very competitive pool of applicants. We love her and hope you do!


UNIVERSITY HOUSING & DINING Housing If you are a student who is living on campus, please plan to move into your residence hall between 8:00 AM and noon on Tuesday, August 13th. On this day, you will move into your housing assignment for the 2019-2020 academic year. At the end of the primary recruitment registration process, you will receive an email with a link to sign up for a move-in time for Tuesday, August 13th.

Dining University Dining meal plans will not begin until the week of classes. Please be prepared to make other arrangements to eat during the recruitment process.


SCHEDULING CONFLICTS If you have reviewed the 2019 Recruitment Schedule found on pages 30 and 31 and realized you have a conflict(s) with some of the party times, please complete the Conflict Form. When you complete the form, please be prepared to tell us what day your conflict occurs, the times you are unavailable, and a brief explanation of the conflict. We will do our very best to schedule your recruitment events around your conflict(s). This form will close at 8 AM on Friday, August 9th so please submit your conflict(s) before that time. If a conflict arises after Friday, August 9th, please consult with your Pi Chi. Please visit to complete the conflict form.


PNM’S NEEDING ASSISTANCE For students who truly need/require this service, we are happy to provide golf cart rides to students during recruitment from their residence hall (on-campus students) or the parking lot/CatBus stop for (off-campus students) to the recruitment location. If you are a student who requires this service, please indicate this on your recruitment registration form. We ask you about this service towards the end of the registration form. Please make sure that you have indicated this on your registration by Monday, July 29th. After July 29th, if you need assistance, please email



Recruitment Registration Ends

Party 13 Party 14

7:50 PM - 8:20 PM 8:40 PM - 9:10 PM

Tuesday, August 13th

Thursday, August 15th

8:00 AM - Noon 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Open House Continued | Round 1 Day 2

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

PNM Move In PNM Recruitment Orientation 1 (Pi Chi Groups 1 through 35) PNMs meet with Pi Chis (Pi Chi Groups 1 through 35) PNM Recruitment Orientation 2 (Pi Chi Groups 36 through 70) PNMs meet with Pi Chis (Pi Chi Groups 36 through 70)

Wednesday, August 14th Open House | Round 1 Day 1 30 Minute Parties | PNMS Will Attend a Max of 12 Parties. 7:30 AM 7:40 AM 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM Party 1 Party 2 Party 3 Party 4 Party 5 11:50 AM- 1:20 PM 1:20 PM 1:40 PM - 4:40 PM Party 6 Party 7 Party 8 Party 9

PNMs attending Party 1 arrive at LJC PNMs Line Up for Party 1 Round 1 | Parties 1 - 5 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM 8:50 AM - 9:20 AM 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM Lunch PNMs Line Up for Party 6 Round 1 | Parties 6-9 1:40 PM - 2:10 PM 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 3:20 PM - 3:50 PM 4:10 PM - 4:40 PM

4:40 PM- 5:00 PM Break 5:00 PM PNMs Line Up for Party 10 5:20 PM - 9:10 PM Round 1 | Parties 10-14 Party 10 5:20 PM - 5:50 PM Party 11 6:10 PM - 6:40 PM Party 12 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM


7:30 AM 7:40 AM 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM Party 15 Party 16 Party 17 Party 18 Party 19 Noon - 1:00 PM 9:30 PM

PNMs attending Party 15 arrive at LJC PNMs Line Up for Party 15 Round 1 | Parties 15 - 19 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM 8:50 AM - 9:20 AM 9:40 AM - 10:10 AM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM PNMs Make Their Selections for Round 2 Pi Chi Group Meetings

Friday, August 16th Philanthropy | Round 2 40 Minute Parties | PNMS Will Attend a Max of 9 Parties. PNMs attending Party 1 arrive at LJC PNMs Line Up for Party 1 Round 2 | Parties 1-7

6:30 AM 6:40 AM 7:00 AM - 11:40 AM Party 1 Party 2 Party 3 Party 4 Party 5

7:00 AM - 7:40 AM 8:00 AM - 8:40 AM 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

11:40 AM- 12:40 PM 12:40 PM 1:00 PM - 5:40 PM Party 6 Party 7 Party 8 Party 9 Party 10

Lunch PNMs Line Up for Party 6 Round 2 | Parties 6-10 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM 5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

5:40 PM - 6:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:20 PM - 10:00 PM Party 11 Party 12 Party 13 Party 14 10:10 - 11:10 PM

Break PNMs Line Up for Party 11 Round 2 | Parties 11 - 14 6:20 PM - 7:00 PM 7:20 PM - 8:00 PM 8:20 PM - 9:00 PM 9:20 PM - 10:00 PM PNMs Make Their Selections for Round 3

Saturday, August 17th Sisterhood | Round 3 40 Minute Parties | PNMS Will Attend a Max of 6 Parties. 8:30 AM 8:40 AM 9:00 AM - 12:40 AM Party 1 Party 2 Party 3 Party 4 12:40 AM - 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:20 PM - 8:00 PM Party 5 Party 6 Party 7 Party 8 Party 9 Party 10 8:10 PM- 9:10 PM

PNMs attending Party 1 arrive at LJC PNMs Line Up for Party 1 Round 3 | Parties 1-4 9:00 AM - 9:40 AM 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM 11:00 AM - 11:40 AM 12:00 AM - 12:40 AM

Sunday, August 18th Preference | Round 4 50 Minute Parties | PNMS Will Attend a Max of 2 Parties. 6:30 AM 6:40 AM 7:00 AM - 10:50 AM Party 1 Party 2 Party 3 Party 4 11:20 AM - 12:30 PM

PNMs attending Party 1 arrive at LJC PNMs Line Up for Party 1 Round 4 | Parties 1-4 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM MRABA Signing and Preference Selections in LJC

Monday, August 19th Bid Day 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM 5:00 PM

PNMs Available by Phone Bid Day Begins

Lunch PNMs Line Up for Party 5 Round 3 | Parties 5-10 2:20 PM - 3:00 PM 3:20 PM - 4:00 PM 4:20 PM - 5:00 PM 5:20 PM - 6:00 PM 6:20 PM - 7:00 PM 7:20 PM - 8:00 PM PNMs Make Their Selections for Round 4

NOTES: Please arrive to Littlejohn Coliseum (LJC) at least 30 minutes prior to the party you are attending. If you arrive any later than 20 minutes before a party, you are late. In case of inclement weather on Bid Day, your Pi Chi will communicate the rain plan to you.


ROUND ONE Open House During the first two days of recruitment, you will visit all 12 sororities with your Pi Chi group. Each party is only 30 minutes long so the days move quickly. These events serve as your introduction to the chapters as well as to Clemson’s Panhellenic Community. Feel free to ask the sorority members questions, and don’t be afraid to tell them a little bit about yourself. Don’t forget to have fun and be yourself! For Round 1, you will be given a t-shirt to wear. This t-shirt will be given to you at Recruitment Orientation on Tuesday, August 13th. With your t-shirt, we recommend wearing nice shorts and comfortable shoes. We do not recommend jeans or pants for Round 1 as it will be hot and this is the longest round.

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Remember that these days will be long so don’t forget to write down notes about each chapter in between parties. At orientation, you will receive a notebook that you can use to take notes!


ROUND TWO Philanthropy Round 2 is the first round of invitation only parties. During this round, you will have the opportunity to visit a maximum of 9 sororities. Each party during Round 2 is 40 minutes long. The purpose of Round 2 is to provide an opportunity for you to learn how important philanthropy and service are to each sorority you visit. Each sorority will give a presentation to highlight their philanthropic partners and efforts at both the local and national levels.


For Round 2, you will be given a t-shirt to wear. This t-shirt will be given to you at Recruitment Orientation on Tuesday, August 13th. With your t-shirt, we recommend wearing nice shorts or jeans and comfortable shoes.


Before attending Round 2 events, think about what service means to you. What philanthropies are important to you? What service projects were you involved in during high school?


ROUND THREE Sisterhood Round 3 showcases the unique spirit and values of each sorority. You may visit a maximum of 6 sororities. Each party lasts 40 minutes. The parties during Round 3 are informative and allow more time for you to have deeper conversations with the sorority members. Participation in this round will provide you the opportunity to learn about membership expectations as well as experience the special bond of sisterhood. For Round 3, we suggest wearing a nicer dress with wedges, heels, or flats. We do not suggest wearing a dress that is too casual or too short.

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Take note of the sisterhood qualities you witness in during this round. Ask about chapter involvement and values. Based on your own goals and principles, consider which sisterhood seems to be your best fit.


ROUND FOUR Preference Round 4 events are the last events that you will attend before bid day. On this day you can visit a maximum of 2 sororities. Each party lasts 50 minutes. This round should serve as your opportunity to have your most meaning conversations with chapter members. During this time, a chapter member may share with you how she made her decision, what her sorority means to her, and overall why she values that sisterhood. After you attend your last party, you will walk silently to complete your MRABA.


For Round 4, we suggest wearing a nice dress with wedges or heels. We do not suggest wearing a dress that is too tight or too short.


Reflect on the conversations you had with each member of the chapter and how your own values are reflected in the sororities you visited. The women in these rooms could be your sorority sisters so make sure you feel comfortable.


Bid Day! The conclusion of Primary Recruitment is Bid Day. If you receive a bid, this will be an exciting day spent with your new sisters. You will be welcomed with open arms, but remember, just like any friendship, you will have to work to build relationships with these women and vice versa. If you do not receive a bid, your Pi Chi will notify you by phone starting at 8am.

WHAT TO BRING EACH DAY: During Primary Recruitment, the days are long and you will be tired so make sure you aren’t putting too much in your purse. Also, please note that you will not be able to take your purse into any of the parties and that there will not be anyone to watch your purse while you are in parties. Also, if you bring your purse to Bid Day, remember that you will have to carry it with you the entire time. If you choose to bring a purse, here are the items we recommend you have in your purse throughout recruitment: a small umbrella, light snacks, oil absorbing sheets, lipstick, deodorant, a small notebook, and a pen. We also recommend that you bring a water bottle with you.




HAVE QUESTIONS? Q: When can I participate in sorority recruitment? A: Primary sorority recruitment at Clemson University is only conducted in the fall semester,within the first two weeks of school. The 2019 Primary Recruitment process begins Tuesday, August 13, 2019, and concludes with Bid Day on Monday, August 19, 2019. It is important to note that the Clemson Panhellenic does not host a formalized spring recruitment. If you are unable to participate in fall primary recruitment, but are interested in joining a sorority, you may participate in Continuous Open Bidding (COB). COB begins immediately following the end of the primary recruitment process, on Bid Day. COB is also sometimes held in the spring semester. However, not all sororities are eligible to participate in COB. In order to host COB events, a chapter must be under Chapter Total (i.e. Median Chapter Size). Women interested in COB, should complete a COB Interest Form. Once we receive your COB interest form, we will share it with those sororities under Chapter Total that have elected to participate in COB. Q: Is a Snap Bid the same as COB?

A: No. Snap Bidding is ONLY allowed for those chapters that did NOT match to quota in the bid-matching process of primary recruitment. The Snap Bidding process takes place before bids are distributed on Bid Day, and eligibility is limited to women who participated in at least the first round of recruitment (i.e. Open House). Snap Bids are coordinated and extended through the Panhellenic Advisor, prior to the distribution of bids and the start of Bid Day activities. Continuous Open Bidding (COB) begins as soon as Bid Day begins. Q: If I go through recruitment, am I obligated to join a sorority? A: No, primary recruitment is an opportunity to explore Sorority Life at Clemson University. If you decide it is not right for you, you may withdraw process any time before signing the MRABA. Q: Do I have to attend all of the parties that I am invited to? A: Yes! Primary recruitment at Clemson University is designed to allow you to learn as much as you can about the Panhellenic community. If you have any known schedule conflicts, please consult with your Pi Chi. Otherwise, if you miss an event, you will be released from the recruitment process. Q: How much does it cost to be in a sorority? A: The recruitment registration fee is $220. Then, if you chose to accept a bid to a sorority, your first semester dues as a new member will range between $660 to $1,326 depending on the chapter. Once you are an initiated member, the price of dues will decrease ranging between $401 to $631 for your remaining semesters. Each chapter will provide the PNMs with a detailed financial card during Round 3.


Q: What should I expect to receive after registering for recruitment? A: Immediately after completing registration, you will receive a confirmation email. Over the course of the summer, PNMs and their parents will receive a series of five emails providing information about sorority recruitment and sorority membership. PNMs will receive a final email the week of recruitment detailing important logistics. The PNM emails will be sent to their Clemson University email address. Q: If I decide not to participate in recruitment, is my registration fee refundable? A: No. All registration fees are nonrefundable, no exceptions. This is clearly stated on the recruitment registration page, so please take this into consideration before you register. Q: Does going through recruitment affect my on-campus housing in anyway? A: Going through recruitment does not affect your on-campus housing other than you will need to move-in to your on-campus housing on Tuesday, August 13th between 8 AM and noon in order to participate in recruitment events. Q: What if I only want to join a certain sorority? A: Limiting yourself to a certain sorority devalues your recruitment experience and can lead to disappointment. You’re encouraged to keep an open mind and base your decision on which chapter aligns closest to your values and is appears to be the best fit for you. Q: If I am a legacy to a sorority, what do I need to know? A: Legacy is not synonymous with obligation. You are encouraged to keep an open mind and consider what each chapter has to offer, regardless of which sorority you are a legacy. Likewise, each PNM is considered individually, and you should not feel any pressure from the chapter members to join a particular sorority. Most importantly, being a legacy of a sorority(s) does not guarantee you a bid from that sorority(s). Q: What does accepting a bid entail? A: When you accept a bid, you pledge yourself to a sorority’s new member process. Once you sign the MRABA after Round 4, you are ineligible to join another organization until the next primary recruitment period at Clemson. Please know that once you are initiated into a sorority you are unable to ever join another NPC sorority. Initiation occurs about 8 weeks after Bid Day. Q: When do you officially become a member of your sorority? A: You officially become a member of your sorority once you are initiated. The time between Bid Day and Initiation varies by chapter but typically ranges from six to eight weeks in length. Please know that once you are initiated into a sorority you are unable to ever join another NPC sorority.





Alpha Chi Omega Also known as:

National Founding Date:

Clemson Founding Date:

A-Chi O, Alpha Chi



GPA Minimum:

Clemson Founding Date:



National Philanthropy:


Domestic Violence Awareness

Scarlet and Olive

Alpha Chi Omega: Clemson University @AXOClemson


Alpha Chi Omega can be found passionately fundraising and selflessly volunteering for women and children who have fallen victims to domestic violence. In the Fall, Alpha Chi Omegas host “Walk-A-Mile (In Her Shoes)” where fraternities and sororities race around the Greek Quad in the event’s infamous high heels. In the Spring, Alpha Chi Omega host “AXO-Lympics” which include a variety of Olympic style games and competitions where fraternities, sororities and other groups on campus all participate to raise money for domestic violence. Alpha Chi Omega wouldn’t be complete without its social events including Grab-a-Guy, Red Carnation Formal, Vegas Semi Formal, and a Spring Themed Function. Additionally Alpha Chi Omega co-hosts mixers and crush parties with other organizations on Tuesday nights throughout both the Spring and Fall Semester. Alpha Chi Omega looks forward to welcoming an outstanding group of young women into its sisterhood in the Fall!


Alpha Delta Pi Also known as: A-D-Pi GPA Minimum Freshman: 2.9 GPA Minimum Upperclassman: 3.5 National Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House

National Founding Date: 1851 Clemson Founding Date: 1976 Colors: Azure Blue and White

Alpha Delta Pi at Clemson University @ClemsonADPi


Open Motto: “We Live For Each Other”

Alpha Delta Pi was founded on May 15, 1851 in Macon, GA. This sorority is committed to high academic standards, social responsibility, sisterhood, values and ethics. As members of Alpha Delta Pi, we recognize and appreciate scholarly achievement, as evidence by our commitment to maintain one of the highest GPAs on campus. We require a 2.9 GPA for incoming freshman and a 3.492 GPA (or above the Panhellenic average) for women that have sophomore standing or higher. There are more than 140 collegiate chapters and 150 alumnae associations of Alpha Delta Pi. This sorority is more than a name; it is truly a way of life for its members. The Zeta Nu chapter is known for its social events such as: Mallard Ball, Black Diamond Formal and our two-day function, ADPisland Time. These events build sisterhood and memories that last a lifetime. The members of Alpha Delta Pi are immensely involved in other organizations throughout campus including: Student Government, Blue Key, Varsity Athletics, Omicron Delta Kappa, Student Alumni Council, Clemson Tour Guide Association, Mortar Board, Student Senate, Cheerleading, Rally Cats, Order of Omega Greek Honor society and many more. Our women understand the importance of involvement and leadership throughout campus and in the community. The Zeta Nu chapter of Alpha Delta Pi has given us lifelong friendships and memories we will treasure for the rest of our lives. Our favorite time of year is recruitment because we love to welcome our new members with open arms into the first and finest sorority!


Alpha Phi Also known as:

National Founding Date:

Open Motto:



“Union Hand in Hand”

GPA Minimum:

Clemson Founding Date:



National Philanthropy:


The Alpha Phi Foundation

Silver and Bordeaux

Clemson Alpha Phi @ClemsonAlphaPhi


Founded in 1872 at Syracuse University, Alpha Phi’s 170 collegiate chapters have over 225,000 initiated members share a commitment to excellence while upholding its values of generosity, innovation, character, and sisterhood. Alpha Phi’s primary philanthropic goals are supporting women’s heart health and developing women as leaders. To raise money for the Greenville Health System and the Alpha Phi Foundation, we host the Red Dress Gala and Mac N’ Phis each year, as well as the Alpha Dawgs event. Through these three events, the Clemson Alpha Phi chapter has already raised more than $40,000 during the 2018-2019 school year. Alpha Phi plans various social functions including Backwoods, Semi Formal, Coddington, Formal, and mixers each semester. The sisters of Clemson Alpha Phi are not only involved in Greek life, but are members and leaders in Clemson student organizations including Student Government, International service leaders, Order of Omega, ClemsonLIFE, club sports, Dance Marathon, and many other campus organizations. Alpha Phi desires for every member to learn the value of philanthropy, excel academically during their time at Clemson, and create meaningful friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. 45

Chi Omega Also known as:

National Founding Date:

Open Motto:



“Hellenic Cultures and Christian

GPA Minimum:

Clemson Founding Date:




National Philanthropy:


Make A Wish Foundation

Cardinal and Straw

Chi Omega, Clemson University @clemson_chio


In 1895, a small band of young women at the University of Arkansas came together for a common purpose: to form an organization that values the talents of women and encourages them to realize their greatest potential. Based on these principles, Chi Omega grew and achieved national status within its first decade. Chi Omega is now the largest women’s fraternal organization in the world with 178 collegiate chapters and over 320,000 initiates. Membership in Chi Omega provides lifelong friendships, campus and community involvement, and countless opportunities for personal growth and development in college and beyond. Chi Omega prides itself on its national alliance with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Clemson Psi Kappa chapter holds annual philanthropy events to benefit this charity and grant the wishes of local children with terminal illnesses. A wish granted not only provides hope, strength and joy to a child and the family, but it can provide a wish child with the resources and support for those difficult medical treatments, and the hope gained by that wish often improves a child’s physical health. Chi Omega introduced Wings for Wishes, a bracket-style wingeating competition, as its new spring philanthropy event and in 2016, raised over $32,000. The sisters of Chi Omega are not only involved with Fraternity and Sorority Life, but are also members and leaders of many other organizations on campus. Throughout the year, Chi Omega hosts several social functions including ChiOchella, Parent’s Cocktail, Semiformal, the White Carnation Ball, and Spring Fling. Chi Omega not only offers members the opportunity for to share a lifelong bond of sisterhood and friendship, but also seeks to serve the community and the country as a unified group of women. The Psi Kappa chapter recognizes that its members are students first. Chi Omega has always acknowledged Sincere Learning and Creditable Scholarship as a founding purpose of the Fraternity, thus it is of the utmost importance that its members are committed to high academic standards. Our GPA requirement is designed to enhance the academic development of our members and foster a lifelong spirit of learning.


Delta Delta Delta Also known as: Tri Delt GPA Minimum: 3.0 National Philanthropy: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

National Founding Date: 1888 Clemson Founding Date: 1970 Colors: Silver, Gold, and Cerulean Blue

Tri Delta at Clemson University @clemsontridelta


Open Motto: “Let Us Steadfastly Love One Another”

The Beta Theta chapter of Delta Delta Delta was founded in 1970 and since then has established strong roots on Clemson’s campus. Tri Delta is recognized for many achievements, both locally and nationally. A large portion of our time is dedicated to charitable work with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Last year, our chapter raised more than $100,000 to benefit this organization. Nationally, Delta Delta Delta recently underwent a five-year campaign to raise $15 million, and reached our goal in only 3 and a half years. We are now working towards a new goal of raising $60 million in 10 years. In addition to our philanthropy initiatives benefiting St. Jude, Clemson Tri Delts also support, the Lachlan McIntosh Tannery Foundation among many other local organizations. Members of Tri Delta are actively involved in honors societies, clubs, intramural teams and more across Clemson’s campus. Another facet of membership in Delta Delta Delta is our social events, including six date functions spanned over the fall and spring semesters. From kicking the year off with School of Rock to wrapping it up with Back in Blue in Tiger Park we cover everything from crush parties and themed mixers with other organizations. Ultimately the members of Delta Delta Delta strive for academic excellence, while developing and upholding lifelong friendships. The sisters of Tri Delta at Clemson University are very well rounded individuals who strive to achieve academic excellence. Young women eligible to become a sister must have at least a 2.7 grade point average for recruitment by our National Bylaws. Our membership team is so excited to recruit another very versatile, intelligent class this fall! Go Tigers and Go Tri-Delta!


Delta Zeta Also known as:

National Founding Date:

Clemson Founding Date:




GPA Minimum:

National Philanthropy:



Speech and Hearing

Rose and Green

Delta Zeta Clemson University @deltazetaclemson


Delta Zeta was founded in 1902 at Miami University of Ohio, with the purpose to create true and lasting friendships, encourage one another in the pursuit of knowledge, promote values-based living, and embrace social responsibility. Today, Delta Zeta has grown into 166 chapters nationwide with members who value sisterhood and encourage individuality and personal development. The sisters of Delta Zeta’s Pi Epsilon chapter reflect these values and share love and friendship that will last well beyond our time at Clemson. Members believe in the value of service and leadership and are actively involved on campus and in the community. We take pride in the unique and diverse interests of our members who are involved in a multitude of organizations on campus ranging from Mortar Board, to Student Government, to numerous honor societies. Over the past year, members of our chapter have shown true leadership with one member being the Undergraduate Vice President of the Student Body and another becoming the President of the IPTAY Student Advisory Board. In addition, to uphold the standard of having a top GPA on Clemson’s campus, Delta Zeta members are required to maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA. Our chapter strongly supports and promotes our national philanthropy of Speech and Hearing, while also enthusiastically volunteering in our community at places like The Meyer Center for Special Children. Every spring, Delta Zeta hosts its annual Charity Clay Classic, a skeet shooting competition to benefit the Starkey Hearing Foundation, the Meyer Center for Special Children, and the Painted Turtle camp. Members are actively involved in other service events including Relay for Life, Students Helping Honduras, Habitat for Humanity, and more. The sisters of Delta Zeta welcome you to Clemson University and wish you the best of luck in recruitment. Go tigers!


Gamma Phi Beta Also known as:

National Founding Date:

Gamma Phi, GPhi


Open Motto:

GPA Minimum:

Clemson Founding Date:

“Founded On A Rock�



National Philanthropy:


Girls on the Run

Brown and Mode

Clemson Gamma Phi Beta @clemsongammaphi


Gamma Phi Beta was founded in 1874 in Syracuse, New York and became the first woman’s organization to be known as a sorority. The sisters of the Epsilon Theta Chapter are proud to uphold Gamma Phi Beta’s four core values of love, labor, learning, and loyalty since their establishment at Clemson in 1988. In supporting their national philanthropy, Girls on the Run, the sisters of Epsilon Theta have raised thousands of dollars through their annual Lip Sync Competition and Moonball Tournament. Outside of these fundraising opportunities, the women of Gamma Phi Beta pride themselves in being able to work hands on with their philanthropy at a local Girls on the Run chapter located at Liberty Elementary School, only 20 minutes from campus! Along with these philanthropic endeavors, members uphold their focus of Building Strong Girls and sustaining strong women throughout their everyday lives. Sisters are also active outside of their organization, as Gamma Phis can be found participating in various Clemson clubs and organizations, such as Student Government, FCA, Order of Omega or other honor societies, Calhoun Honor’s College, club sports, and many others. The sisters of Gamma Phi Beta are proud to attend Clemson and live to uphold the standards of the University. Because learning is one of their core values, they strive for excellence in academics and support scholastic achievement through an incentives program to award success. All sisters strive to remain well rounded in academics and campus involvement. Additionally, to fulfill their core values of love and loyalty, the Epsilon Theta sisters host social events throughout the year to bring sisters together. Events like Carnation Ball Formal, Boondocks, Semi-Formal, and various themed mixers with other Greek organizations are some of their favorite memories. The sisters of the Epsilon Theta chapter are proud to be a part of a genuine sisterhood that supports each member. The long-lasting relationships built here are irreplaceable. Sisters can’t wait to welcome new members into Gamma Phi Beta and help them inspire the highest type of womanhood.


Kappa Delta Also known as: K-D GPA Minimum: 3.0 National Philanthropy: Girl Scouts, Prevent Child Abuse America

National Founding Date: 1897 Clemson Founding Date: 1980 Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White

Kappa Delta at Clemson University @clemsonkappadelta


Open Motto: “Let us Strive for that Which is Honorable, Beautiful, and Highest�

Kappa Delta Sorority is an authentic sisterhood that inspires its members to reach their full potential by offering opportunities for leadership, personal development, community service, and social success; all in the context of true, lifelong friendship. Since its founding in 1897 at Longwood University, Kappa Delta has installed more than 166 chapters consisting of more than 230,000 dedicated members nationwide. The sisters of the Epsilon Tau chapter of Kappa Delta take extreme pride in being able to work hands-on with their two philanthropies: Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA) and the Girl Scouts of America. Every year, Kappa Delta hosts their Shamrock n’ Run 5K with a week of fundraising events leading up to the run which benefits PCAA. In 2019, they raised over $45,000 to support that cause! Kappa Delta sisters also enjoy hosting local events with Girl Scout troops where they promote confidence-building initiatives. They also instill confidence on campus through their international movement called the Confidence Coalition, which helps to build self-esteem and self-worth in young women. Kappa Delta sisters hold numerous leadership positions and are involved in many campus organizations such as the CU Guide Association, multiple Club Sports, Clemson Miracle, and the Student Alumni Council, to name a few! Kappa Delta sisters also look forward to their social functions each year that include many events such as Bonfire, Semiformal, White Rose Formal, and Spring Shag. They strive on a daily basis to enhance their time spent at Clemson, better their community and University, and attain all that is honorable, beautiful, and highest! Members of Kappa Delta embody their open motto, to which their academics are no exception. KD values education and seeks to uphold good scholarship, a foundation of their sorority. Consistently ranking in the highest CPC GPAs on campus, they consistently strive for academic excellence and leadership both in and out of the classroom with the support of their sisters.�


Kappa Kappa Gamma Also known as: Kappa, KKG GPA Minimum Freshman: 3.3 GPA Minimum: 3.0

National Founding Date: 1870 National Philanthropy: Reading is Fundamental Clemson Founding Date: 1970

Kappa Kappa Gamma - Clemson University @kkgclemson


Colors: Light Blue and Dark Blue Open Motto: “Dream Bodly. Live Fully.”

Kappa Kappa Gamma was founded at Monmouth College in 1870, which has now extended to 140 collegiate chapters. A century later, the Epsilon Mu chapter was established at Clemson University. In 2013, the chapter was awarded Chapter of Excellence on Clemson’s campus. The Clemson chapter consists of 245 beautiful girls. The sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma strive for academic excellence as well as leadership, involvement, and service to Clemson and the community. Locally, the chapter is involved with supporting different Clemson dog shelters through their Rent-ADog event, and Clemson’s Habitat for Humanity through their Krispy Kreme donut eating contest. KKG also supports their national philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental (RIF), by collecting and distributing children’s books and providing tutoring services to local elementary schools. To raise money for local and national charities, Kappa hosts various events such as their annual flag football competition, Kappa Kickoff, which benefits the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Throughout the year, members participate in other campus wide events including: Greek Week, Relay for Life, and Dance Marathon. Kappa Kappa Gamma also plans various social events consisting of Kappas and Kowboys, Parents’ Weekend, Semiformal, Sapphire Formal Ball, Oh Pat, Back in Blue, and multiple mixers. Members are involved in every aspect of Clemson’s campus including Undergraduate Student Government, Intramural sports, Clemson University Guide Association, Calhoun Honor’s College, Student Alumni Council, multiple honor societies, and many more.


Pi Beta Phi Also known as:

National Founding Date:

Open Motto:

Pi Phi


“Friends and Leaders for Life�

GPA Minimum:

Clemson Founding Date:



National Philanthropy:


Read > Lead > Achieve

Wine and Silver Blue

Pi Beta Phi at Clemson @clemsonpiphi


Pi Beta Phi was founded on April 28th, 1867 at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. Their 12 founders had the vision to form the first secret society for women patterned after men’s groups at a time when only five states universities admitted women. These courageous women set the stage for a thriving organization continuing to enrich the lives of many during their collegiate years and beyond. Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women distinguishes itself in the fraternity and sorority world by leading the way as one of the first of seven founding members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). Pi Phi was also the first to organize a national philanthropic project, form an alumnae department and establish an Alumnae Advisory Committee (AAC) for each collegiate chapter. The South Carolina Beta chapter was first installed in 1976 and was reinstalled November 19th , 2016. They now have a full chapter of women from all walks of life who have bonded together in sisterhood. The chapter encourages their members to develop meaningful relationships as they reach not only for the goals of the group but for their personal goals as well. They value sincere friendship, academic success, and maintaining integrity in every aspect of their lives. Being a member of the chapter provides women with a sense of belonging, support, and leadership development that surpasses their collegiate careers. As alumnae, members are part of a network of sisterhood and friendship of more than 200,000 sisters worldwide. Being a member of Pi Beta Phi is a lifelong commitment and SC Beta is excited to start that journey with all of their new members.


Sigma Kappa Also known as: S-K GPA Minimum Freshman: 3.0 GPA Minimum Upperclassman: 2.8 Open Motto: “One Heart, One Way”

National Philanthropies: The Alzheimer’s Association, The Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inherit The Earth, The Maine Sea Coast Mission, Gerontology Colors: Maroon and Lavender

Clemson Sigma Kappa @skclemson


National Founding Date: 1874 Clemson Founding Date: 2009

Live with Heart – the young women who founded Sigma Kappa in 1874 at Colby College in Waterville, Maine were committed to forming an organization that would bring women together for lifelong, meaningful friendships. Today, over 120 chapters of Sigma Kappa strive to uphold the values of personal growth, friendship, service, and loyalty. Through campus involvement, academic excellence, philanthropic endeavors, and a close-knit sisterhood, Sigma Kappa is committed to fostering unforgettable friendships and developing confident leaders. Sigma Kappa prides itself on giving back to the local community and national philanthropies, with its main fundraising efforts supporting the Alzheimer’s Association. The members of Sigma Kappa participate each year in their chapter’s local Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Sigma Kappa at Clemson has been the top fundraiser in upstate South Carolina for the past 3 years, and this past year, was the 4th highest fundraising Sigma Kappa chapter nationally. Their other philanthropies include the Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inherit the Earth, The Maine Seacoast Mission, and Gerontology that are supported throughout the school year with various other fundraisers including a Silent DiSKo. The chapter holds many social functions throughout the year as well, including Parent’s Cocktail, Sweet Home Sigma Kappa, Violet Ball, and Formal. Sigma Kappa believes strongly in academic excellence as of the main attributes in building strong womanhood. Women shall have a 3.0 grade point average from high school or a 2.8 grade point average from college to be eligible for membership. This reflects Sigma Kappa’s hope that each member is sufficiently established academically so that she can participate, lead, serve, and enjoy her membership to the fullest.


Zeta Tau Alpha Also known as: Zeta GPA Minimum Freshman: 3.2 GPA Minimum Upperclassman: 3.5

National Philanthropy: Breast Cancer Education and Awareness National Founding Date: 1898 Clemson Founding Date: 1991

Clemson University Zeta Tau Alpha @clemson_zeta


Colors: Turquoise Blue and Steel Grey Open Motto: “Seek the Noblest”

Founded at Longwood University in Virginia in 1898, Zeta Tau Alpha now boasts over 200,000 initiated members in 153 collegiate chapters and 250 active alumnae chapters. Zeta Tau Alpha continues to show growth across the nation through philanthropic partnerships with Self Magazine, the NFL and Yoplait Yogurt. The members of Zeta Tau Alpha proudly boast 100 percent involvement in other campus and community organizations, with many members holding leadership positions, including positions in Clemson University Undergraduate Student Government, Order of Omega, Blue Key Honor Society, FeelGood, Clemson Rally Cats, Clemson Cheerleaders and Clemson University Tour Guides. Zeta Tau Alpha proudly distributes breast self-exam cards, and “Think Pink” ribbons. This is done especially during the month of October to promote Zeta Tau Alpha’s national philanthropy, breast cancer awareness and education. Also during the month of October, the Kappa Zeta chapter hosts “Big Man on Campus,” a male beauty pageant in which the entire Clemson community unites to raise money for breast cancer awareness and education, raising well over $50,000 each year. As noble sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha, we believe in the importance of academic accountability. We understand that the upmost purpose of our college years is academic success and we believe in supporting our sisters in reaching their highest level of academic excellence. It is for these reasons that Zeta Tau Alpha requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 for full membership privileges.



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STUDENT RESOURCES STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES Student Health Services offers comprehensive preventive and basic health care services, primarily to Clemson University students. Five physicians, three nurse practitioners, eleven registered nurses and a medical assistant are available to provide continuous, quality medical care. Patients are encouraged to make appointments to be seen for illness and injuries as they occur throughout their stay at Clemson. Contact: Phone #: 864-656-2233 Address: Redfern Health Center 735 McMillan Road Clemson, SC 29634

COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS) Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the mental health department of Student Health Services, offers a wide array of services along a continuum of intensity for various psychological issues. You are encouraged to be an active participant in your medical and mental health care. Contact: Phone #: 864-656-5034 Address: Redfern Health Center 735 McMillan Road Clemson, SC 29634

EMERGENCY/IN CRISIS If you believe you or another person is at immediate risk to harm themselves or others, you must contact emergency services and get help. Please call 911 or the Clemson University Police Department immediately at 864-656-2222.


STUDENT RESOURCES CONTINUED CAMPUS RECREATION Campus Recreation strives to provide quality recreation experiences to the students, faculty and staff of Clemson University through its programs and facilities. These experiences afford the diverse campus community opportunities to interact while participating in a wide variety of instructional and competitive activities that promote the development of the mind and body. Contact: Phone #:864-656-3453 Address: Fike Recreation Center 110 Heisman Street Clemson, SC 29631

STUDENT TRANSITIONS Student Transitions and Family Programs (STFP) is responsible for the transition of new students and their families at Clemson University with the ultimate goal of retaining them through graduation. Student Transitions and Family Programs has the honor to support students and families through transition periods as they explore their academic and personal goals from their first year at Clemson through graduation. Contact: Phone #: 864-656-0515 Orientation Email: Parent/family Email: Address: Student Transition and Family Programs 902 University Union Clemson, SC 29634


HARVEY & LUCINDA GANTT MULTICULTURAL CENTER The Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center is committed to creating diverse learning environments that enhance the intercultural competence of our students. The center supports and advocates for the needs of all students, challenges students to think critically about themselves and their communities, provides engaging experiential learning opportunities and empowers students to be positive change agents. Contact: Phone #: 864-656-7625 Address: Brackett 300 Clemson, SC 29634

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS Want to learn more about ways to get involved in the many other student organizations? Here are your options! First, be on the lookout for the date and time of Tiger Prowl. Tiger Prowl will give you a great chance to visit with a variety of student organizations at Clemson. Another option is to utilize TigerQuest, which is an online gateway to involvement in student organizations at Clemson. Any Clemson University student with a valid CUID can sign into Tiger Quest and take advantage of the many tools and features in the system. You can browse student organizations, submit join requests and even start new organizations through This platform will enable you to view over 500 student organizations, join clubs, register organizations, log service hours, promote events, communicate with club members, and much more! Contact: Phone #: 864-656-2926 Address: Campus Activities and Events University Union, Suite 706 Clemson, SC 29634


SAFETY RESOURCES TIGER TRANSIT Tiger Transit is a safe ride program that operates 7 days a week from 6 PM to 6 AM beginning Wednesday, August 14th. This service is under the direction of the Division of Student Affairs at Clemson University. During peak times, such as recruitment, please be patient as the Tiger Transit bus is only a 14 passenger vehicle. How to get a ride: • Download the my.clemson app and request a ride or call 864-656-3333. • Follow the prompts to enter a ride request, or if you are having trouble dial “0” to speak live with the dispatcher. • Provide the app or dispatcher with the following information: - Current location and phone number - Desired location - Number of people in your party - Brief personal description for easy identification • If you used the app, once your driver is assigned, you can track them until they arrive by clicking the status of your ride button. • Wait patiently at the location you entered or told the dispatcher.

RAVE GUARDIAN The Rave Guardian App is available to help keep you safe on campus. With direct connections to campus safety, family, friends, and others you trust, you can feel safe anytime, knowing your Guardians are watching out for you. To download, search “Rave Guardian” in the App Store or Google Play Store. Cool features of the app include: • Set a Safety Time: Set a safety timer whenever you are alone or in an unfamiliar place. The Saftey Timer allows Guardians to monitor users status and location and be notified if the event timer expires. • Connect with Guardians: This feature allows users to identify specific friends, family, and others as guardians. Invite those you trust to be part of your safety network. • Emergency Communication: The call CUPD button will allow you to confirm you want to call CUPD and the call will be made directly to CUPD. If you have allowed Guardian App access to location services the advantage to calling CUPD through the app, is the CUPD will access to your GPS coordinates and your safety profile.



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PNM Guide 2019  

PNM Guide 2019