YOUR GUIDE TO
Sorority Recruitment 2013
Welcome to FAU
Dear Potential New Member, Thank you for your interest in sorority recruitment and congratulations on your decision to go through recruitment here at FAU! Whether you are new to FAU, or a returning Owl, there is a place for you in our greek community. In the Recruitment process alone you will make so many memories and build lifelond friendships. Joining a sorority will improve your leadership skills, academic performance, and allow you to participate in community service activities. This booklet is your guide throughout recruitment week! It gives you information about what to wear each day, facts about each sorority, and introduces you to the Rho Gammas and recruitment staďŹ€. If you have any questions about recruitment or sorority membership in general, please do not hesitate to contact us! We are all so excited for recruitment, and hope that you are too. Go Owls. Go Greek. Best regards, Fransheska Pacheko Vice President of Recruitment email@example.com Natasha Chidiac Director of Recruitment Counselors firstname.lastname@example.org Cora Johnson Director of Recruitment Operations email@example.com
In our eﬀort to achieve excellence, our goal is to uphold the following ideals:
Agree to promote an honest representation of Fraternity & Sorority Life Abide by all guiding documents including but not limited to the Constitution & Bylaws, Unanimous Agreements, PNM Bill of Rights, Panhellenic Creed, FAU’s goals and missions, MACE requirements and the Oﬃce of Fraternity & Sorority Life policies Understand that attendance at oﬃcial Panhellenic events is expected of all member organizations in order to promote unity among the community Encourage positive actions and values based decisions Respect one another and work together not only within Panhellenic chapters but the Greek community as a whole
Commit to being Panhellenic women who avoid taking unfair advantages in order to beneﬁt our own chapter Agree to uphold and demonstrate Panhellenic Spirit in thought, word and action through our chapters as well as individual members Understand the importance of creating and establishing friendships within our community Strive to be above the all women’s GPA average Uphold and educate members on the anti-hazing laws in the state of Florida Provide a safe environment through programming and by following Risk Management guidelines
Ensure that all members be selected for membership without regard for race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, political beliefs, or economic or geographical background Strive to address infractions in a timely and professional manner utilizing recruitment bylaws Foster that all recruitment programs be planned to provide opportunities for the greatest possible number of women to become fraternity members Maintain exceptional training for our Recruitment Counselors and hold them responsible to the expectations of the Recruitment Counselor Contract Believe that we should maximize opportunities for women to learn about our community, before making a decision of life long membership
CPA Code of Ethics
We, as undergraduate members of women's fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of ﬁne standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities. We, as fraternity women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live.
Our Shared Values
One of the most important concerns of our community is to oﬀer our chapter members a variety of positions to sharpen their leadership skills. Our chapters provide a solid foundation in leadership training and networking that prepares members for the demands and responsibilities needed for our member’s future careers.
Opportunities within our Panhellenic Community: Chapter Executive Boards Chapter Oﬃcers or Committee Chairs Panhellenic Council Executive Board Order of Omega Fraternal Values Society Student Government
SCHOLARSHIP The FAU Panhellenic community is proud of their level of scholarship achievement. Starting with your new member period all the way to graduation, our Panhellenic community will help you encourage, develop, and maintain the greatest academic progress. Each chapter has a minimum standard to join and remain active.
The spirit of our sorority community makes our campus seem smaller and more like home. Regardless of the chapter you join, the friendships that are formed are life long.
Sorority chapters at FAU provide a diverse selection of events that will enrich your social life and take you beyond the daily routine of class, working, studying, formals, date events, and chapter retreats. It supports the goal of bringing members together to develop the bonds of friendship.
PHILANTHROPY & THE COMMUNITY
One of the most gratifying aspects of fraternity & sorority life at FAU is giving back to the community through philanthropy, social awareness and community services within the sorority community. Chapters plan and sponsor various philanthropy events for national and local community services. Helping people in need and doing things for the community is an integral part of life as a sorority member.
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
THE MUTUAL SELECTION PROCESS
The mutual selection process is the process that is used to place you in a sorority. When you go through recruitment, it is inevitable that you will feel a stronger connection with some organizations than you will with others. The organizations will also feel some stronger connections with potential new members than they will with others. This is not meant to be mean or cliquey, it is simply meant to ensure that you are in a sorority that you click with and that clicks with you as well. On some nights of recruitment, you will be ranking the sororities based upon which you would prefer to join. The sororities will also be ranking potential new members based on who they would most like to have join their organization. On Bid Day, you will be matched with a sorority where there is a mutual connection. Ultimately, this sorority is the best ﬁt for you.
Signing & Accepting a Bid
WHAT IS A RECRUITMENT EVENT?
A recruitment event will be a night & day occurrence during the week of recruitment. Each night your recruitment counselor will give you your schedule of events for that night. You will then attend the events. At each event you will have the opportunity to meet some women in each organization. Every round of recruitment will be focused on educating you about something diﬀerent about the sorority.
WHAT IS A RECRUITMENT COUNSELOR?
Your recruitment counselor is there to serve as your guide throughout the recruitment process. She is an initiated sister in a sorority who will hide her aﬃliation until Bid Day in order to give you the most unbiased advice possible. She is there to guide you to the sorority that is the best ﬁt for you. Once your recruitment counselor contacts you, you will be in contact with each other regularly. She will send you reminders about recruitment and she will promote friendship among the other women in your group. There will be about twenty potential new members in your recruitment counselor group. Depending on when you register for recruitment, you may have opportunities to get to know your recruitment counselor and the other women in your group before recruitment begins.
After you attend your preference round(s), you will be oﬀered a Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA) to sign. The MRABA is a one year binding agreement signed by a potential new member. By signing the MRABA, you are agreeing to accept a bid from any sorority you list on the MRABA. Once this is signed, you cannot participate in sorority recruitment with an organization who is not the organization who oﬀers you a bid for one year.
Our recruitment is about a week long, beginning Wednesday, August 28th and concluding Monday, September 2nd. You will begin the process by attending an orientation to become acclimated to the process and gain more general knowledge about the process. You will then attend three nights of events with the sororities where you will learn more about their organizations. The next night you will attend a preference round event in which you will participate in an open ritual with the organizaiton(s). On the ﬁnal day, Bid Day, you will be extended a bid to join a sorority and will spend the day with your new sorority family.
Mandatory Acceptance Policy
If you are part of the recruitment process on preference night and you maximize your options (meaning you agree to accept a bid from any organization whose preference round you attended) you are guaranteed to receive a bid.
Before recruitment begins, you may be contacted by sorority women. It is encouraged that you talk to them and get to know them. However, there are some things that should not occur when you are in contact with sorority women. They cannot promise you a bid. For example, if you get to know a woman in a sorority and she says something like, “Well, I like you so my sisters are going to. You’ll deﬁnitely join our sorority!” or “When you join my sorority I want you to be my little!”. These things are not allowed. These ultimately put you, the potential new member, at a disadvantage because you don’t truly get to view all the organizations with an open mind. Please contact Alicia Keating at the Oﬃce of Fraternity & Sorority Life (561) 297-1245 if these things happen to you. For general recruitment questions , contact your recruitment counselor. If you need to reach someone for general questions, emergencies, contact Fransheska Pacheko, Cora Johnson, or Natasha Chidiac.
Hazing, in any form, is absolutely not allowed at Florida Atlantic University. Hazing is deﬁned as any action or situation, with or without consent, which recklessly, intentionally or unintentionally, endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student, or creates risk of injury, or causes discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule, or which willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into or aﬃliation with or as a condition for continued membership in a chapter or colony of an NPC member fraternity. Hazing is a felony in the state of Florida. Wanting to be hazed is not a defense; this would actually make you guilty of hazing as well. Hazing is against the FAU Student Code of Conduct and is taken extremely seriously. If you ever feel that you are being hazed, or see hazing occur, contact the Oﬃce of Fraternity & Sorority Life immediately.
Your Bill of Rights
As a Potential New Member, you have the right to: ...be treated as an individual ...be fully informed about the recruitment process ...ask questions and receive true and objective answers from recruitment counselors and members ...be treated with respect ...be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized ...ask how and why and receive straight answers ...have and express opinions to recruitment counselors and recruitment staﬀ ...have inviolable conﬁdentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors and recruitment staﬀ ...make informed decisions without pressure from others ...be fully informed about the binding agreement implicit in the signing of the MRABA ...make ones own choices and decisions and to accept full responsibility for the results of that decision. ...have a positive, safe, and enriching recruitment experience.
A woman is eligible to participate in recruitment for membership if: ...she is a regularly matriculated student on campus. ...she is not,or has never been, an initiated member of an NPC group ...she registers for membership recruitment and pays a $50.00 registration fee. ...she attends orientation and all events which she has accepted invitations. In the event of an illness or emergency, she should notify the recruitment staﬀ and/or her recruitment counselor if she cannot attend. ..she provides her own transportation. ...she contacts her recruitment counselor if she desires to withdrawal from the process. ...she does not give a promise, either verbal or written to join a certain fraternity before bids are issued through Panhellenic. ...she will complete the MRABA after her last event she attends. It is a binding contract and once this has been signed, no changes may be made.
Your Recruitment Counselors
Meet The Team
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WHAT TO WEAR?
MONDAY, AUGUST 26TH AT 7:00PM GRAND PALM ROOM IN THE BOCA RATON STUDENT UNION Orientation is to educate you about recruitment week and CPA. You will learn more about the organizations, meet sorority women, meet other potential new members, and have any questions answered that you have. WHAT TO WEAR? You should wear a casual dress or nice jeans and a blouse. Dressy sandals or heels are appropriate.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, AUGUST 28TH & 29TH AT 6:00PM GRAND PALM ROOM IN THE BOCA RATON STUDENT UNION Sisterhood round is to educate you about the sororityâ€™s sisterhood. You will learn about their sisterhood evetns and what is done within the organization to promote sisterhood. Also, you will learn about why this value is important to the organizations. WHAT TO WEAR? You should wear business attire. Think along the lines of what you would wear to an interview, but with a fashionable twist. You should not wear an outfit you would wear to go to a club, etc.
LEADERSHIP & SCHOLARSHIP NIGHT FRIDAY, AUGUST 30TH AT 6:00PM GRAND PALM ROOM IN THE BOCA RATON STUDENT UNION Leadership/scholarship round is to educate you about the leadesrhip opportunities and academic opportunities to be found in the sororities. You will learn about leadership positions, academics requirements, etc. WHAT TO WEAR? You should wear business attire. Think along the lines of what you would wear to an interview, but with a fashionable twist. You should not wear an outfit you would wear to go to a club, etc.
NOTE: BE THE TIM AWARE THA TT E PLEASE S THE EVENT HESE ARE S STAR ARRIVE T. EVERY NIGHT 45 MINUTES EARLY
Service & Philanthropy Day
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? You should wear business attire. Think along the lines of what you would wear to an interview, but with a fashionable twist. You should not wear an outfit you wear to the club, etc.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST AT 2:00PM GRAND PALM ROOM IN THE BOCA RATON STUDENT UNION Receiving an invitation to preference round is receiving an invitation to participate in an open ritual with the sorority. All sororities have closed rituals that are known only by members, and this night is allowing you to be part of a ritual as a potential sister. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? You should wear a solid balck dress with solid balck heels. Your shoulders should be covered (with at least a wide strap) and your dress should not be too short.
What to Wear?
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31ST AT 2:00PM GRAND PALM ROOM IN THE BOCA RATON STUDENT UNION Service & Philanthropy round is to educate you about the service and philanthropy opportunities that are found in sororities. You will learn about diﬀerent charities and events each oranization puts on.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND AT 11:00AM GRAND PALM ROOM IN THE BOCA RATON STUDENT UNION On Bid Day, you will ﬁnd out what sorority has extended you a bid and you will spend the day with your new sorority family. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? You should wear shorts or pants, a tank top, and a zip-up jacket.
NOTE: BE THE TIM AWARE THAT TH E PLEASE S THE EVENTS ESE ARE A ST EVERY RRIVE 45 MIN ART. NIGHT UTES E ARLY
Alpha Delta Pi ΑΔΠ
Nickname FAU Chapter Founding Date Flower Symbol(s) Mascot Colors Philanthropy GPA Requirement for membership Chapter Dues
Theta Kappa May 15, 1851 Woodland Violet Diamond “Alphie” the lion Azure Blue and White Ronald McDonald House Charities High School: 3.0 College: 2.8 New Members: $645.00 Initiated Members: Fall- $465.00 Spring- $365.00
FAU Chapter Founding Date
AXiD Theta Iota April 17, 1893
Mascot Colors Philanthropy GPA Requirement for membership Chapter Dues
BetXi Bear Double Blue and Gold Autism Speaks High School: 3.0 College: 2.75 New Members: $530.00 Initiated Members: $430.00
Alpha Xi Delta ΑΞΔ
Delta Phi Epsilon ΔΦΕ
Nickname FAU Chapter Founding Date Flower Mascot Colors Philanthropy
DPhiE Gamma Beta March 17, 1917 The Lovely Purple Iris Unicorn Royal Purple and Pure Gold The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, The DPHIE Foundation, Pets in Distress GPA Requirement High School: 2.75 for membership College: 3.0 Chapter Dues New Members: $600.00 Initiated Members: $400.00
Nickname FAU Chapter Flower
Kappa Rho March 4, 1852 The Rose Colored Carnation
Symbol(s) Barbed Quatrefoil Mascot "Sir Fidel" the lion Colors Rose and White Philanthropy Children's Miracle Network Hospitals GPA Requirement GPA Requirement and Chapter for membership Dues will be determined following recruitment Chapter Dues
Phi Mu ΦΜ
Theta Phi Alpha θΦΑ
Nickname FAU Chapter Founding Date Flower Symbol(s) Mascot Colors Philanthropy GPA Requirement for membership Chapter Dues
Beta Nu August 30, 1912 White Rose The Compass Penguin Silver, Gold, and Blue The House that Theta Phi Alpha Built, Glenmary Home Missioners High School: 2.5 College: 2.5 New Members: $600.00 Initiated Members: $500.00
Sigma Kappa ΣΚ
Nickname Sigma Kappa FAU Chapter Kappa Phi Founding Date November 9, 1874 Flower Wild Purple Violet Symbol(s) Heart Mascot Dove Colors Lavendar and Maroon Philanthropy Sigma Kappa Foundation, Gerontology with a focus on Alzheimer’s Disease, Maine Sea Coast Mission GPA Requirement High School: 2.8 for membership College: 2.5 Chapter Dues New Members: $645.00 Initiated Members: $450.00
Recruitment Schedule ORIENTATION NIGHT MONDAY, AUGUST 26TH @ 7:00PM Grand Palm Room in the Boca Raton Campus Student Union ICE CREAM SOCIAL TUESDAY, AUGUST 27TH @ 7:00PM Grand Palm Room in the Boca Raton Campus Student Union SISTERHOOD NIGHT WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28TH @ 6:00PM THURSDAY, AUGUST 29TH @ 6:00PM Grand Palm Room in the Boca Raton Campus Student Union LEADERSHIP NIGHT FRIDAY, AUGUST 30TH @ 6:00PM Grand Palm Room in the Boca Raton Campus Student Union SERVICE & PHILANTHROPY NIGHT SATURDAY, AUGUST 31ST @ 2:00PM Grand Palm Room in the Boca Raton Campus Student Union PREFERENCE DAY SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST @ 2:00PM Grand Palm Room in the Boca Raton Campus Student Union BID DAY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND @ 11:00AM Grand Palm Room in the Boca Raton Campus Student Union
TO REGISTER FOR SORORITY RECRUITMENT GO TO WWW.FAU.EDU/FSLIFE
In addition to paying to participate in recruitment, you will be given a recruitment t-shirt and tumbler. You have until August 26th at midnight to register although we suggest you do so as soon as possible so that you have time to get to know your recruitment counselor before recruitment begins. Please have your Z number, home and school address, and a photo ready when you register. You will also be asked to write down any activities & involvement you may have from the past. We will also ask for your current GPA which we double check for accuracy. If you have any questions about registration contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Fransheska Pacheko email@example.com
OďŹƒce of Fraternity & Sorority Life (561) 297-1245
Cora Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
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