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A GUIDE TO PRIMARY SORORITY RECRUITMENT FALL 2017
Contact Info VP of Recruitment Maddie Conway firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant VP of Recruitment Anna Katsis email@example.com
Panhellenic President Tabitha Davis firstname.lastname@example.org Panhellenic Advisor Harriett-Graham Courtney email@example.com 864-656-7578
Table Of Contents Welcome to Clemson The Clemson Panhellenic Council.....4 CPCâ€™s Core Values.....5 Sorority Life at Clemson Expectations of Membership.....8 Academic Requirements.....10 Financial Obligations.....11 Recruitment Preparations Greek Speak.....13 PNM Bill of Rights.....15 Panhellenic Code of Ethics.....16 Recruitment Rules.....17 Recommendation Letters.....19 Withdrawing from Recruitment.....20 MRABA.....21
Chapter Spotlights Alpha Chi Omega.....35 Alpha Delta Pi.....37 Alpha Phi.....39 Chi Omega.....41 Delta Delta Delta.....43 Delta Zeta.....45 Gamma Phi Beta.....47 Kappa Alpha Theta.....49 Kappa Delta.....51 Kappa Kappa Gamma.....53 Pi Beta Phi.....55 Sigma Kappa.....57
Zeta Tau Alpha.....59
The Week of Recruitment Recruitment Counselors.....24 Recruitment Schedule.....25 Round Descriptions.....27 Bid Day.....31 Recruitment Q & A.....32
Welcome To Clemson!
The Clemson Panhellenic Council The 2017 Panhellenic Executive Officers
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. Panhellenic sorority membership at Clemson University is an experience that has the potential to shape your college career and provide value beyond your years at Clemson. Fraternity and Sorority Life has become an integral part of the Universityâ€™s culture and tradition, and the Panhellenic community is proud to uphold the values of what it means to be Greek. Membership in any Panhellenic sorority has the potential to offer you opportunities for individual growth, scholarship, service and long-lasting friendships. The Panhellenic community at Clemson is comprised of approximately 2,830 women with an average chapter size of 220. The council leadership 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 educational programs for 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 executive council (seen above), who are current sorority members, disassociate for the recruitment process to provide unbiased support for everyone involved.
CPCâ€™s Core Values Leadership - Panhellenic sororities value leadership and encourage members to get involved
within their chapters, the Panhellenic council, and throughout Clemsonâ€™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 membersâ€™ academic endeavors through study halls and educational programs. Some 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.
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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. The Panhellenic community is looking forward to their next school build, which they hope will take place in 2019.
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 socials, sisterhood and philanthropy events will help you get to know your sorority sisters as well as members of other fraternal organizations. 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 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.
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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.
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 like 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 & 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.
Clemson University an d the Clemson Panhellenic Council do es not condone any activities that can be classified as hazing. If at any point you feel you are being hazed, pleas e complete an incident report found at http://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/stu dent-conduct/ incidentreport.html. If you need a more imme diate response to the situation, please contact local law enforcement by calling 911.
Expectations Of Membership Continued
Panhellenic Events and Education
Panhellenic requires new members to attend various educational events throughout the year. These events address relevant issues students face today, and could help you in your transition into college and sorority life. Panhellenic also host leadership luncheons, educational speakers, philanthropy & service events, and Panhellenic Pride events, all of which you will be encouraged to attend.
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 sistersâ€™ 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 three-hour 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 IIf 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 executive board 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 requirement 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 chapters have approximately a 3.0 GPA requirement to be offered a bid during recruitment. - In fall 2016 freshman had a high school cumulative GPA average of 3.74 and upperclassman had a 3.36.
To help students understand how their GPA may affect their primary recruitment process, Panhellenic created a Grade Zones to show how academics may factor into a PNMs recruitment experience:
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.
Financial Obligations Average New Member Dues
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 $55 each semester covers staffing and programming for the fraternity and sorority community. This fee is placed on memberâ€™s tuition bills.
Greek Speak Active
- A sorority member currently in col-
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.
Continuous Open Bidding (COB) - The
lege who has been formally initiated by her chapter.
period in 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.
Alumna - An initiated sorority member who is
Function - A social date event hosted by a sin-
Badge - Also referred to as “pin,” an insignia
Initiation - The formal ceremony that brings new
no longer active in a collegiate chapter.
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
members into full membership of a sorority or fraternity. Once you are initiated into an NPC sorority, you are not eligible for membership 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 21, historically white, men’s fraternities at Clemson. IFC fraternities are open to all men interested in joining.
Chapter - A local member group of a national
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.
Circle of Sisterhood - CPC’s chosen
Membership Recruitment Acceptence Binding Agreement (MRABA) - A document
as determined by Clemson Panhellenic. organization. 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
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 4, two fraternities and two sororities, special interest and multicultural organizations. MGC fraternities and sororities are open to all men and women interested in joining.
National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) - Founded in 1902, NPC provides
Potential New Member (PNM) - Any woman
who is eligible to participate in the primary recruitment process.
Quota - The number of women a sorority may pledge during primary recruitment.
Recommendation - A written letter or
statement from an alumna on the sororityâ€™s official recommendation form introducing and recommending a PNM for pledging. Also called a â€œrecâ€? or reference.
support and guidance for its 26 member inter/ national sororities and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. NPC serves as the umbrella organization for CPC. Clemson has 13 NPC affiliated sororities.
Recruitment - A designated membership recruit-
New Member - A student who has accepted
4 rounds:Open House, Philanthropy, Sisterhood, and Preference. Within each round, the events that make up the rounds are called Parties.
a bid for membership. After a period of education regarding the fraternity or sorority, the student is initiated to become a full member.
New Member Educator - A chapter member who has been elected to lead the New Member Education process and prepare new members for initiation.
Pan Pals - A sisterhood event between two sororities.
Philanthropy - A national and/or local char-
ity that a sorority sponsors, donating time and money through service.
Pi Chi - Also known as a recruitment
counselor, a sorority member who is disassociated from her chapter during primary recruitment to assist PNMs through the process. Each PNM is assigned a Pi Chi.
ment period during which a series of organized events are held for the purpose of selecting new members.
Round - A particular day of recruitment. There are
Sister - A fellow sorority member. Snap Bid - An option available to chapters that
did not fill quota. A procedure used at the close of bid matching to help chapters reach quota prior to bid distribution.
Single Intentional Preference - When a PNM
attends more than one preference event, but limits her membership selections by not listing all her sorority options on her MRABA.
Total - The allowable chapter size on a campus for CPC sororities, as determined by CPC. Chapters that fall under total may be allowed to participate in COB until they reach total.
Potential New Member
Bill of Rights
The right to be treated as an individual. The right to be fully informed about the recruitment process. The right to ask questions and receive true and objective answers from recruitment counselors and members. The right to be treated with respect. The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized. The right to ask how and why and receive straight answers. The right to have and express opinions to recruitment counselors. The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors. The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others. The right to be fully informed about the NPC Unanimous Agreements implicit in the membership recruitment acceptance binding agreement (MRABA) signing process. The right to make oneâ€™s own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision. The right to have a positive, safe and enriching recruitment and new member experience.
CPC’s Code of Ethics
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 Panhellenic Council Recruitment Rules, The Clemson University 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: - 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. - To ensure that sororities have equal opportunities in recruitment and membership selection under the Panhellenic system.
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PNMs found in violation of these rules will be subject to dismissal from the recruitment process. 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. A woman is eligible to participate in Primary Recruitment if she has not been an initiated member of any National Panhellenic Conference sorority. 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. No woman is eligible to join a sorority during the summer months. A chapter member, alumna member or anyone acting on the sororityâ€™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. 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.
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Strict silence will begin at the time of the MRABA signing and last until bid distribution on bid day â€“ 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. PNMs may not speak negatively of other sorority members, chapters, or member organizations to sorority members. PNMs are expected to be polite and respectful to sorority members at all recruitment events. Sorority members may not inquire about or discuss another sororityâ€™s recruitment events or procedures during Primary Recruitment. In addition, a sorority member may not inquire about a PNMâ€™s event schedule at any time during Primary Recruitment. Sorority Members may not inquire if a PNM is a legacy of another member organization. Sorority members may not promise bids or invitation or give the hint that a bid or invitation will be extended to the PNM. Sorority members may never suggest to a PNM to single intentional preference or to list a preference of any sorority over another. 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. 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 www.clemsonpanhellenic.com
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 a PNMs 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 www.clemsonpanhellenic.com Please have any recommendation letters submitted to the appropriate location listed by Friday, August 11th, 2017.
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Withdrawing From Recruitment If at any point during Primary Recruitment, beginning on Friday, August 18th 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 Friday, August 18th, please email Harriett-Graham Courtney, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
Recruitment Withdrawal Form
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 staff). Signature of PNM: _________________________________ Signature of Clemson Panhellenic Representative: ________________________________
National Panhellenic Conference
An Explanation of the MRABA
The document on the next page is the Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA), formerly known as the â€œPreference Card.â€? 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: if you receive an invitation to membership (a bid) from any sorority that you ranked on your MRABA, you are bound to that group for one calendar year (August 2017-August 2018). 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 2017 or spring 2018. If you receive invitations to Preference, at the conclusion of your last Preference party, you will make your final selections in a computer lab, ranking the chapters you visited on Sunday, August 27th in preferential order. In the computer lab, a campus volunteer will assist you in making your selections, 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 computer system. Your paper MRABA and computer selections 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 2017-August 2018) regardless of whether you accept their invitation for membership or not. -Lastly, you may choose to limit your choices to just one or list any 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 Nepal Trek 2017 the Preference Round are maximize their options and list ALL of the chapters that they attended during 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) I have participated in the membership recruitment period at Clemson University. By signing this acceptance agreement, I understand and agree to the following terms. Please read and initial each of the following: ___I am willing to accept an invitation to membership from any sorority that I list on this agreement. ___I may limit my choices to just one OR list any sorority whose preference round (last) event I attended, and from which I am willing to accept membership. I realize that by not listing the maximum number of events I attended, I may be limiting my potential to join any other NPC organization during primary recruitment should I not be placed with my choice(s). ___Once I submit this agreement to the College Panhellenic Association, I cannot change the order of my preferences or add or delete a preference. ___If I do not receive an invitation to membership from an organization that I have listed, I am eligible for continuous open bidding. ___I have the option of not submitting an agreement at this time. ___Once I submit this agreement, I am bound by the National Panhellenic Conference Unanimous Agreements, which state that if I receive an invitation to membership from an organization that I have listed and then do not accept it, I am ineligible to be pledged until the beginning of the next primary membership recruitment period on the same campus. Signature__________________________________ Date______________________ By signing this form I agree to accept a bid if it is offered from any of the womenâ€™s sororities I list below, and I agree I will be bound to that bid until the beginning of the next primary membership recruitment period. I agree to the terms stated above, and I am willing to accept an invitation to membership from any of the following sororities whose preference event I attended (listed in order of preference): 1st Preference: __________________________________________________ 2nd Preference (only if attended 2 events): ____________________________________________ 3rd Preference (only if attended 3 events): ____________________________________________ Signature____________________________________ Date_____________________ *This form is to be completed by the Potential New Member (PNM).
The Week of Recruitment
Pi Chi 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 Friday, August 18th, 2017. 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!
Fall 2017 Primary Recruitment Schedule Sunday, August 13 11:59 p.m.
Recruitment Registration Ends
Friday, August 18 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
PNM Move-In PNM Recruitment Orientation 1 (Pi Chi Groups 1 through 35) 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. PNMs meet with Pi Chis (Pi Chi Groups 1 through 35) 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PNM Recruitment Orientation 2 (Pi Chi Groups 36-70) 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. PNMs meet with Pi Chis (Pi Chi Groups 36-70) 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Parent Recruitment Orientation 1 (For parents whose daughter’s Pi Chi Group is 1-35) 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Parent Recruitment Orientation 2 (For parents whose daughter’s Pi Chi Group is 36-70)
Saturday, August 19
Open House | Round 1 Day 1
30 minute parties | PNMs can attend a max of 13 parties 7:30 a.m. PNMs attending Party 1 arrive at LJC 7:40 a.m. PNMs Line Up for Party 1 8:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Round 1 | Parties 1-5 Party 1 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Party 2 8:50 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Party 3 9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Party 4 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Party 5 11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. Lunch 1:20 p.m. PNMs Line Up for Party 6 1:40p.m. - 4:40 p.m. Round 1 | Parties 6-9 Party 6 1:40 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Party 7 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Party 8 3:20 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Party 9 4:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Break 5:00 p.m. PNMs Line Up for Party 10 5:20 p.m. - 9:10 p.m. Round 1 | Parties 10-14 Party 10 5:20 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Party 11 6:10 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. Party 12 7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Party 13 7:50 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. Party 14 8:40 p.m. - 9:10 p.m. 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Computer Room Open for PNM Round 2 Selections (only PNMs who completed all 13 parties)
Sunday, August 20
Open House | Round 1 Day 2 7:30 a.m. PNMs attending Party 15 arrive to LJC 7:40 a.m. PNMs Line Up for Party 15 8:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Round 1 | Parties 15-19 Party 15 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Party 16 8:50 a.m. - 9:20 p.m. Party 17 9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Party 18 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Party 19 11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Computer Room Open for PNM Round 2 Selections 9:00 p.m. Pi Chi Group Meetings
Monday, August 21
Philanthropy | Round 2 Day 1
40 minute parties | PNMs can attend a max of 10 parties 3:20 p.m. PNMs attending Party 1 arrive to LJC 3:30 p.m. PNMs Line Up for Party 1 3:50pm - 10:30pm Round 2 | Parties 1-7 Party 1 3:50 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Party 2 4:50 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Party 3 5:50 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Party 4 6:50 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Party 5 7:50 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Party 6 8:50pm to 9:30pm Party 7 9:50pm to 10:30pm
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Computer Room Open for PNM Round 3 Selections (only PNMs who completed all of their round 2 parties)
Tuesday, August 22
Philanthropy | Round 2 Day 2
Party 4 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Party 5 12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch 3: 00 p.m. PNMs Line Up for Party 6 3:20 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. Round 3 | Parties 6-10 Party 6 3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. Party 7 4:30 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. Party 8 5:40 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Party 9 6:50 p.m. - 7:40 p.m. Party 10 8:00 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. 2:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Computer Room Open for PNM Round 4 Selections
1:50 p.m. PNMs attending Party 8 arrive to LJC 2:00 p.m. PNMs Line Up for Party 8 2:20 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Round 2 | Parties 8-14 Party 8 2:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Party 9 3:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Party 10 4:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Party 11 5:20 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Party 12 6:20 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Party 13 7:20 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Party 14 8:20 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday, August 27 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Computer Room Open for Preference | Round 4 PNM Round 3 Selections 60 minute parties | PNMs can attend a max of 3 parties 8:00 a.m. Pi Chi Group Meeting Wednesday, August 23 Classes Begin 9:00 a.m. PNMs attending Party 1 arrive at LJC 9:10 a.m. PNMs Line Up for Party 1 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Circle of Sisterhood BBQ 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Round 4 | Parties 1-7 *This is a fun event to attend to learn more about CPC’s Philanthropy and to spend time with your Pi Chi group. This is not a mandatory event and doesn’t affect your recruitment process.
Friday, August 25
Saturday, August 26
10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Computer Room Open for PNM Final Selections
8:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Pi Chi Group Meeting PNM/Pi Chi Event
Sisterhood | Round 3
Party 1 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Party 2 10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Party 3 12:10 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Party 4 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Party 5 2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Party 6 4:10 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. Party 7 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
50 minute parties | PNMs can attend a max of 7 parties Monday, August 28 7:30 a.m. PNMs attending Party 1 arrive at LJC Bid Day 7:40 a.m. PNMs Line Up for Party 1 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PNMs must be available by phone 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Round 3 | Parties 1-5 5:45 p.m. PNMs to Greek Quad 6:00 p.m. Bid Day Begins Party 1 8 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Party 2 9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. NOTE: Party 3 10:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. 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.
ROUND ONE Open House During the first two days of recruitment, you will visit all 13 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 Friday, August 18th. 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. Since Round 1 spans two days and it is hot in Clemson during the month of August, you do have the option of buying a second Round t-shirt if you would like. To purchase a second t-shirt, please visit https://billz.universitytees.com/bird_banks/20709/signups/new.
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!
Please note that other than the t-shirt the examples of clothing are just examples. Please stay true to your own personal style and wear whatever makes you feel the most comfortable.
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 10 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 Friday, August 18th. With your t-shirt, we recommend wearing nice shorts, skirt or jeans and comfortable shoes. Since Round 2 spans two days and it is hot in Clemson during the month of August, you do have the option of buying a second Round 2 t-shirt if you would like. To purchase a second t-shirt, please visit https://billz. universitytees.com/bird_banks/20326/signups/new.
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?
Please note that other than the t-shirt the examples of clothing are just examples. Please stay true to your own personal style and wear whatever makes you feel the most comfortable.
ROUND THREE Sisterhood Round 3 showcases the unique spirit and values of each sorority. You may visit a maximum of 7 sororities. Each party lasts 50 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, financial obligations, and 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.
Take note of the sisterhood qualities you witness 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.
Please note that the examples of clothing are just examples. Please stay true to your own personal style and wear whatever makes you feel the most comfortable.
ROUND FOUR Preference Round 4 events are the last events you will attend before bid day. On this day, you can visit a maximum of 3 sororities. Each party lasts 60 minutes. This round should serve as your opportunity to have your most meaningful 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. Remember that throughout recruitment it is important to be comfortable! You will want to focus on your conversations at each party, not worry about your outfit.
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.
Please note that the examples of clothing are just examples. Please stay true to your own personal style and wear whatever makes you feel the most comfortable.
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 phone call from your Pi Chi that day, you will need to be at the Greek Quad by 6pm but no earlier than 5:45pm. If you do not receive a bid, your Pi Chi will notify you by phone starting at 8am. For Bid Day, we suggest wearing a tank top, shorts, and comfortable shoes with backs. After receiving your bid, you will receive a bid day t-shirt from your chapter to put on over your tank top.
What To Bring Each Day During Primary Recruitment, the days are long and you will be tired so make sure you arenâ€™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, the small notebook provided to you by panhellenic, and a pen. We also recommend that you bring a waterbottle with you.
Please note that the examples of clothing are just examples. Please stay true to your own personal style and wear whatever makes you feel the most comfortable.
HAVE QUESTIONS? Q: A:
When can I participate in sorority recruitment? Primary sorority recruitment at Clemson University is only conducted in the fall semester, within the first two weeks of school. The 2017 Primary Recruitment process begins Friday, August 18, 2017, and concludes with Bid Day on Monday, August 28, 2017. It is important to note that 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. For more information about the COB process, please contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at (864)656-7573
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.
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.
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.
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 importantlogistics. The PNM emails will be sent to their Clemson University email address.
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.
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 Friday, August 18th between 8am and noon in order to participate in recruitment events.
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. Youâ€™re encouraged to keep an open mind and base your decision on which chapter aligns closest to your values and appears to be the best fit for you.
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).
What does accepting a bid entail? A: When you accept a bid, you pledge yourself to a sororityâ€™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 6 to 8 weeks after Bid Day.
When do I officially become a member of my 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: A-Chi-O, Alpha Chi GPA Minimum: 3.0 National Philanthropy: Domestic Violance Awareness
New Member Dues: $815 Returning Member Dues: $430 National Founding Date: 1885
Clemson Founding Date: 1985 Colors: Scarlet and Olive Open Motto: “Together Let Us Seek the Heights”
Alpha Chi Omega: Clemson University
Since its founding in 1885, Alpha Chi Omega has dedicated itself to enriching the lives of itsmembers through sisterhood, leadership, philanthropy and scholarship. A century later, the Theta Lambda chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was founded at Clemson University. The chapter currently consists of 230 accomplished, well-rounded and radiant women. Alpha Chi Omegas are those with a passion for philanthropy, a commitment to high academic standards, an unwavering loyalty to those around them, and a knack for leadership in their chapter, on campus or in their personal lives. They aspire to the highest level of achievement in their education, personal development, extracurricular involvement and friendships with one another. Alpha Chi Omegas are involved in a variety of organizations across campus including Clemson Tour Guides, Order of Omega and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies, Student Government,Young Life and Division I athletics. Central to Alpha Chi Omega is its mission of raising awareness for domestic violence.
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Alpha Chi Omegas can be found passionately fundraising and selflessly volunteering for Safe Harbor, a shelter for women and children who have fallen victim to domestic violence. In the Fall, Alpha Chi Omega hosts “Walk-AMile (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 hosts “Chillin’ on Carillon Benefit Concert” which included special guest, the Bachelor’s Luke Pell, in 2017. Four years as a Clemson Alpha Chi Omega wouldn’t be complete without its social events including Grab-a- Guy, AChiO-Chella, Draft-a- Date, Red Carnation Formal, and their Atlanta Braves function. Additionally, Alpha Chi Omega co-hosts mixers with other organizations each Tuesday night. 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: 3.49 National Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House
New Member Dues: $679 Returning Member Dues: $445 (Fall), $341 (Spring) National Founding Date: 1851
Clemson Founding Date: 1976 Colors: Azure Blue and White Open Motto: “We Live For Each Other”
Alpha Delta Pi at Clemson University
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.
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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!
Also known as: A-Phi GPA Minimum: 3.0 National Philanthropy: The Alpha Phi Foundation
New Member Dues: $796.44 Returning Member Dues: $521.45 National Founding Date: 1872
@ClemsonAlphaPhi Clemson Alpha Phi
Clemson Founding Date: 2012 Colors: Silver and Bordeaux Open Motto: “Union Hand in Hand”
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A F Founded in 1872 at Syracuse University, Alpha Phi’s 170 collegiate chapters and over 225,000 initiated members share a commitment to excellence while upholding its values of service, scholarship, sisterhood, and leadership. 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 an Alpha Phifa soccer tournament and Red Dress Gala each year as well as a Mac N’ Phis event. Through these two events the Clemson Alpha Phi chapter has already raised more than $33,000 during the 2017 school year. Alpha Phi plans various social functions including Backwoods, Semiformal, Coddington, Formal, and mixers each semester. The sisters of 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. Alpha Phi values each member’s passion for education, knowledge and achievement, however they understand that certain circumstances cause a lower GPA. Alpha Phi’s GPA requirement is one component of many when meeting potential members throughout recruitment, and Alpha Phi may make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.
Also known as: Chi-O GPA Minimum Freshman: 3.2 GPA Minimum Upperclassman: 3.0 National Philanthropy: Make - A - Wish Foundation
New Member Dues: $660 Returning Member Dues: $440 National Founding Date: 1895
Clemson Founding Date: 1970 Colors: Cardinal and Straw Open Motto: â€œHellenic Cultures and Christian Idealsâ€?
@XOClemson Chi Omega, Clemson University
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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 womenâ€™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 childâ€™s physical health. Chi Omega introduced Wings for Wishes, a bracket-style wing-eating 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, Parentâ€™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
New Member Dues: $848 Returning Member Dues: $427 National Founding Date: 1888
Tri Delta at Clemson University @CUtridelta
Clemson Founding Date: 1970 Colors: Silver, Gold, and Cerulean Blue Open Motto: “Let Us Steadfastly Love One Another”
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The Beta Theta chapter of Delta Delta Delta was founded in 1970 and since then has established strong roots on Clemsonâ€™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 Childrenâ€™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 Clemsonâ€™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 3.0 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 GoTri-Delta!
Also known as: D-Z GPA Minimum: 2.7 National Philanthropy: Speech and Hearing
New Member Dues: $794.50 Returning Member Dues: $351.50 National Founding Date: 1902
Clemson Founding Date: 2005 Colors: Rose and Green
Delta Zeta Clemson University
D Z 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 Zetaâ€™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 Clemsonâ€™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: Gamma Phi, GPhi GPA Minimum: 3.0 National Philanthropy: Building Strong Girls
New Member Dues: $647 Returning Member Dues: $620 National Founding Date: 1874
Clemson Founding Date: 1988 Colors: Brown and Mode Open Motto: â€œFounded On A Rockâ€?
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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 the national organization Girls on the Run, sisters of Epsilon Theta have raised thousands of dollars through their annual Lip Sync Competition and 5K. This year, they will host a basketball tournament called Moonball, an initiative put in place by International Gamma Phi Beta. Along with these philanthropic endeavors, members uphold their focus of Building Strong Girls and sustaining strong women. Sisters are also active outside of their organization, as Gamma Phis can be found participating in various Clemson clubs and organizations.
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Gamma Phi Beta believes that attending Clemson is an honor and therefore upholds 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 reward 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 “Gamma Phisland”, Carnation Ball Formal, fall shag, 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 Alpha Theta Also known as: Theta GPA Minimum: 3.0 National Philanthropy: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Fall Semester Year 1 and Year 2: $710 Spring Semester Year 1: $533 Remaining Fall Semesters: $600 Remaining Spring Semesters: $423
National Founding Date: 1870 Clemson Founding Date: 1972 Colors: Black and Gold Open Motto: â€œFaith, Hope, and Loveâ€?
Kappa Alpha Theta at Clemson
Kappa Alpha Theta was founded in 1870 at Depauw University and was the first Greek letter fraternity for women. Built with the goal of influencing the campus, community, and world for good, Theta supports their members to grow and excel throughout college and life. Today, the sorority has 130 college chapters internationally, 200 alumnae chapters and over 250,000 initiated members.
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The sisters of the Delta Phi chapter take pride in upholding the organizationâ€™s core values: intellectual curiosity, leadership potential, commitment to service and personal excellence. Scholarship is their highest aim and they promote academic success through study resources, mentor programs, and scholarship opportunities. Our chapter supports our philanthropies, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and the Theta Foundation with multiple philanthropy events including our signature Rock The CASA benefit concert and dinner. Sisters look forward to our annual date functions: Fall Band, Semi Formal, Formal, and Theta in Paradise, as well as mixers and crush parties with other Greek organizations.
Thetas at Clemson are involved in many aspects of campus life including Student Government, ClemsonLive, Clemson Life volunteers,Tiger Strut Dance Team, Mortar Board, Order of Omega, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and much more. The women of Kappa Alpha Theta are well-rounded, unique and inspiring. Being a Theta leads women into a life of friends, experiences and goals that she might not have had otherwise. We look forward to meeting you during recruitment and wish you the best at Clemson! Go Theta & Go Tigers!
Also known as: K-D GPA Minimum: 3.0 National Philanthropy: Girl Scouts, Prevent Child Abuse America
New Member Dues: $747 Returning Member Dues: $450 National Founding Date: 1897
Clemson Founding Date: 1980 Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White Open Motto: â€œLet Us Strive for That Which Is Honorable, Beautiful and Highestâ€?
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K D Kappa Delta Sorority is an authentic sisterhood that inspires its members to reach their full potential by offering opportunities for leadership, personal development, academic success and community service; all in the context of true,lifelong friendship. Since its founding in 1897 at Longwood University in Farmville, VA, Kappa Delta has installed more than 159 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 a Shamrock nâ€™ Run 5K with a week of fundraising events leading up to the run to benefit PCAA. In 2017, we raised over $23,000 to support that cause! Kappa Delta sisters also enjoy hosting local events with Girl Scout troops where they promote confidence-building initiatives through their international movement called the Confidence Coalition and bring awareness to important topics facing young women today, such as bullying and self-esteem issues. Kappa Delta sisters are very involved and hold numerous leadership positions on campus. On top of being very involved and holding numerous leadership positions on campus, Kappa Delta sisters also look forward to social functions each year such as: Bonfire, Semiformal, White Rose Formal, and Spring Shag and strive on a daily basis to enhance their Clemson Experience, better our community and University, and attain all that is honorable, beautiful, and highest! Members of Kappa Delta embody the message of always striving for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest, to which their academics are no exception. KD values education and seek to uphold good scholarship, a foundation of their sorority. Having been named one of the top CPC GPAâ€™s on campus last year, they hope to continue to be leaders both in and outside the classroom.
Kappa Kappa Gamma Also known as: Kappa, KKG GPA Minimum Freshman: 3.3 GPA Minimum Upperclassman: 3.0 National Philanthropy: Reading is Fundamental
New Member Dues: $694 Returning Member Dues: $436 National Founding Date: 1870
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Clemson Founding Date: 1970 Colors: Light Blue and Dark Blue Open Motto: “Aspire to Be”
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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-A-Dog 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: Pi Phi GPA Minimum: 2.75 National Philanthropy: Read > Lead > Achieve
New Member Dues: $739 Returning Member Dues: $429 National Founding Date: 1867
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Clemson Founding Date: 2016 Colors: Wine and Silver Blue Open Motto: “Friends and Leaders for Life”
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Pi Beta Phi was founded on April 28, 1867 at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. Their 12 founders had the vision to form the first secret society for women patterned after menâ€™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 19, 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.
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
New Member Dues: $889 Returning Member Dues: $375 National Founding Date: 1874 Clemson Founding Date: 2009
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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, on a national level, 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 and the fourth highest raising Sigma Kappa chapter nationally for the past two years. Their other philanthropies include, the Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inherit the Earth, the Main Seacoast Mission, and Gerontology that are supported throughout the school year with various other fundraisers including a karaoke night, SINGma Kappa. The chapter holds many social functions throughout the year as well, including Parent’s Cocktail, a Fall Shag, Violet Ball, Semi-Formal, and Formal. Sigma Kappa believes strongly in academic excellence as one 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: New Member Dues: Zeta $763 GPA Minimum Freshman: Returning Member Dues: 3.2 $578 GPA Minimum Upperclassman: National Founding Date: 3.5 1898 National Philanthropy: Breast Cancer Education and Awareness
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Clemson Founding Date: 1991 Colors: Turquoise Blue and Steel Grey Open Motto: “Seek the Noblest”
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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.