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THE COUGAR WAY TO

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 03 Welcome 04

Who We Are

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Letter From The Staff

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Pillars of Excellence

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Advice For Parents

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Collegiate Panhellenic Council

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Interfraternity Council

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National Pan-Hellenic Council

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@columbusstategreeklife

First-year, students are required to attend New Student Orientation (R.O.A.R.) once they are admitted to Columbus State University, but did you know that we offer a robust leadership experience that we’ve designed just for you? Camp P.R.O.W.L. is what we call it! Camp P.R.O.W.L. is a unique 4-day, 3-night opportunity for students to explore campus life while building lifelong relationships. We offer several interactive games that relate to academics as well as life choices that your student may come across during their experience at CSU. This year we are offering two opportunities for first-year students to attend and begin the collegiate journey a few weeks early! Mark your calendars and register today! Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Camp P.R.O.W.L. Dates: July 19-22 | August 2-5 2


WELCOME Congratulations on your decision to be part of the Cougar Nation. The time you spend at CSU will be exciting, filled with new experiences and friends, while pursuing your career goals. We would like to invite you to look at a valuable component of our CSU community that can foster personal and professional growth. The fraternity and sorority community is a tradition at Columbus State University. The fraternal community makes up over 5% of our student body and is committed to give back to the campus and Columbus community. They continue to donate thousands of dollars and countless hours each year to local charities and non-profit organizations. Joining a fraternity/sorority has countless benefits from giving you the opportunity to be a part of a remarkable experience during your time at Columbus State to leadership development, social engagement, academic accountability, civic engagement, these characteristics can be found in our sororities and fraternities. According to Huffington Post, “80 percent of Fortune 500 executives, 76 percent of U.S. senators and congressmen, 85 percent of Supreme Court justices and all but a few presidents since 1825 have been involved in Greek life.� Through leadership opportunities, excellence in scholarship, and philanthropic involvement, students are able to build their resumes and make important connections that will better prepare them for life after CSU. In addition, Fraternity and Sorority Life can offer students a higher level of engagement at their university and in the Columbus community. We encourage you to attend our FSL 101 sessions during summer ROAR Orientation and fall/spring semesters. Ask any questions you have and explore membership in a fraternity or sorority. The Cougar Way to Fraternity and Sorority Life is a small introduction to our community. Congratulations in joining our cougar family and we look forward in meeting you! Sincerely, Eli Argueta Coordinator for FSL

Zoya Johnson Ruben Ramirez Collegiate Panhellenic President Interfraternity Council

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Brianna Manuel National Pan-Hellenic Council


WHO WE ARE Academics

Leaders

Scholarship is a vital aspect of fraternity and sorority membership at Columbus State University. Each chapter commits itself to enhance scholarship and learning within the chapter. Each organization promotes high academic standards through various means. Activities range and include study hall to tutoring programs. Columbus State University requires each organization and new member to maintain a minimum grade point average of a 2.5 to remain in good standing with the institution.

Fraternity and Sorority Life encourages involvement in a wide variety of campus activities, clubs, and organizations outside the Greek community. We believe our community members represent the top percentage of dedicated leaders at CSU. Joining a fraternity or sorority will provide you with opportunities to practice and gain skills that can be used in your future professional endeavors. In addition, each chapter elects its own officers to fulfill organizational obligations and responsibilities. Fraternity and Sorority Life provides leadership training for all of our members.

38% of members achieved above a

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3.50 GPA!


WHO WE ARE Service

Friendship

This is an area that is vital for every fraternity and sorority to focus on. Service is one of the most rewarding aspects of fraternity and sorority involvement as it gives the opportunity to impact the lives of those in the community. The fraternity and sorority life at CSU is committed to participating in community service and philanthropic efforts on campus and in the Columbus community. At CSU, our fraternity and sorority members collectively raise tens of thousands of dollars for nonprofit organizations such as Children’s Miracle Network and St. Jude Children’s Hospital and spend over 10,000 hours per year participating in community service.

Columbus State University is home to 18 recognized social fraternities and sororities. Fraternity and sorority members develop close friendships with other members that foster brotherhood and sisterhood. Fraternity and sorority life allows students to participate in a variety of social activities such as Greek Week, Homecoming Week, Step Show, Variety Show, and more! Each organization is committed to fostering a sense of belonging and inclusivity. Remember, being in a fraternity or sorority is not just for FOUR years, it’s FOR LIFE!

Over $10,000 & 1,000 hours donated!

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Pillars of Excellence Accreditation Program The Columbus State University Community Standards was adopted in August 2014. The Community Standards were reviewed and updated in August 2015 and again in January 2017. The Community Standards were created in accordance with the mission and purpose of Fraternity and Sorority Life. In the spring of 2017, the Community Standards were transformed into the Pillars of Excellence, an Accreditation Program with the purpose of taking the fraternity and sorority community at CSU to the next level of efficiency and success. The Pillars of Excellence Accreditation Program will serve as the guiding pathway to success for the chapters. Members of the community are expected to follow these standards. Chapters not meeting the minimum requirement will be placed on automatic probation. These initiatives will continue to reinforce the university core values while expanding the leadership and growth opportunities for the Fraternity & Sorority community. Fraternity and Sorority Life, in cooperation with Student Life and Development, and the fraternity and sorority leaders have identified the following areas of focus as the Pillars of Excellence:

Academic Achievement Campus Involvement Community Service Chapter Management and Leadership Membership Development & Education New Membership Development & Education Recruitment and Intake Philanthropy

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Levels of Accomplishments and Chapter Designation Annually, fraternities and sororities will be recognized for excellence in each of the areas included in the Pillars of Excellence Accreditation Program. Each pillar represents the essential foundation to have a successful fraternity and sorority at CSU. Each standard is built on the previous standard. Chapters who complete up to Outstanding Standard will automatically receive the President’s Seal of Approval. This recognition represents the top achieving chapters on campus.

Diamond Chapter:

Excellence Standard: Organizations achieving a Diamond Chapter Designation are performing well above all expectations set forth at CSU. This is the highest ranking a chapter can achieve.

Gold Chapter:

Outstanding Standard: Organizations achieving an Outstanding Chapter Designation are accomplishing four Pillars

Silver Chapter

Satisfactory Standard: Organizations achieving a Silver Chapter Designation are performing above expectations set forth at CSU. Chapters in this level still have room to improve overall.

Bronze Chapter:

Minimum Standard: Organizations achieving a Bronze Chapter Designation are meeting the minimum requirements in all areas to be active on campus.

Unsatisfactory Chapter:

Poor Standard: Organizations with an Unsatisfactory Designation are not meeting the minimum standards in at least one area of focus. These chapters will be placed on probation.

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PARENTS & FAMILIES

How Can you help and get involved!

Welcome Parents and Families!

Dear Parents and Family Members,

Welcome to Columbus State University! Your student made a great decision in choosing CSU. A college career is a big part of life for both students and their families. Our staff and faculty are committed to assisting students in achieving their academic and personal goals. Likewise, we recognize the essential role that parents and family members play in the success of their student. The CSU Parent and Family Connection serves as a venue for parents to share information and resources in support of their student’s success. Through membership, parents will enjoy a variety of benefits, make connections with other parents and family members, receive regular campus updates, and engage in partnership opportunities with Columbus State. Joining the Parents and Family Connection provides parents with an investment in their student’s future at CSU and beyond. I hope you will consider joining us in our commitment to enhancing the college experience for CSU students and families. Again, welcome to the Columbus State University family. Dr. Gina Sheeks Vice President for Student Affairs

Cost

Don’t forget to Register for Parent & Family Day O ctober 6 th

Non Parent Association Member Cost: $35 per family of four (two adults, one sibling, and student)

For more information visit: parents.columbusstate.edu/parents-day.php

Fraternity and Sorority Life 4225 University Ave, Greek Center Columbus, GA 31907 706.507.8012 Parent and Family Connection 4225 University Ave, Davidson 271 Columbus, GA 31907 706.507.8593

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PARENTS & FAMILIES

How Can you help and get involved!

Fraternities and Sororities are a great way to get involved on campus and meet new people. It’s not just an oath you take once; it’s one you take every day! This is a wonderful support system that can help your student with everything from adjusting to a new academic routine to finding a “home away from home”. Many of the organizations have active alumni support who help the chaptermembers and can open many doors to future opportunities. Parenting a college student brings new experiences, major milestones, and sometimes daunting challenges. At Columbus State University, your student can pursue his/her intellectual, social growth safely and freely while obtaining a first-class education. Your student can remain grounded in the values he/she learned from you at home. One of our top priorities here at Columbus State is to ensure that parents feel as if they are a part of the CSU community at every step. We’re dedicated to partnering with you to make your student’s experience here at CSU as successful and rewarding as possible. If your student is considering “going Greek” remember what you may have seen on television or in movies may be misleading. At Columbus State University, we work towards setting higher standards for our member groups. If you still have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Fraternity and Sorority Life or Parents and Family Programs!

Become A Member There are TWO ways to become a member:

1. Join the Parent and Family Connection on the first morning of Orientation! 2. Sign up to be a part of the Parent and Family Connection by emailing Parents@columbusstate.edu. You will begin receiving monthly emails with campus news, tips to support your student from departments on campus and much more.

Benefits

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Car decal to proudly display on your car.

Discount at CSU Bookstore good for 10% off. Focus, the official university magazine, mailed twice a year to your home. eNewsletters emailed to you twice a semester

Cougar Connection emailed to you once a week (weekly newsletter talking about important

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information, dates, etc...) Discounted entrance into Parents Weekend. Two free meal passes to the Cougar Cafeteria.

WHY PARENT & FAMIlY CONNECTION?! • Parent and Family gives the necessary tools to keep parent and family engaged with their student. •

Signing up for the parent and family monthly newsletter is the best start to keep informed about upcoming events.

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IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME! Terms you may not know Neo/Newophyte: Term used by NPHC organizations; similar to new member.

Bid: An invitation to join a fraternity or sorority. Formal Recruitment: The major period of time set aside by the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils for meeting potential new members.

Panhellenic: The governing body of sororities at Columbus State University, Panhellenic operates under the direction of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC).

Greek: Any member of a Greekletter social organization (sorority or fraternity).

Recruitment/Rush/Intake: The activity by which chapters seek new members.

Initiation: The formal ceremony or traditional ritual that marks the beginning of active membership.

Ritual: The traditional ceremonies of a chapter which are usually secret.

Interfraternity Council (IFC): The governing body of fraternities at Columbus State University. IFC operates under the affiliation requirements of the National Interfraternity Conference (NIC).

Join the student organization online portal

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): A national organization composed of four sororities and five fraternities whose membership is historically African-American, and locally the governing council for six organizations. New Member: A member of a fraternity or sorority who has not been initiated.

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COLLEGIATE PANHELLENIC COUNCIL

The Pahellenic Creed 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.

Meet the Executive Board

Zoya Johnson President CPH_President@Columbusstate.edu

Tiffany Worrel Treasurer CPH_Treasurer@Columbusstate.edu

Marisa Phillips Vice President of Recruitment CPH_Recruitment@Columbusstate.edu

Julia Hinson Secretary CPH_Secretary@Columbusstate.edu

Samantha Vitale Vice President of Standards CPH_Standards@Columbusstate.edu

Janyah Jefferson Chapter Relations CPH_ChapterRelations@Columbusstate.edu

Abby Bradshaw Public Relations CPH_PublicRelations@Columbusstate.edu

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ABOUT US Expectations of joining a Sorority

Members of Panhellenic sororities must complete a number of requirements that vary between organizations in order to maintain their membership. These requirements often inlcude a set amount of community service hours and philanthropic activities as well as weekly attendance to chapter wide meetings, study hours, and social events. Membership requirements are customized for each chapter. We encourage you to ask their members about specific requirements. These exist in order to maintain Panhellenic’s history of strong and succesful organizations. By joining a Panhellenic sorority, you will gain an incredible support system of women who share your values. You will have access to multiple academic, financial, leadership, and professional resources.

Chapter Finances Although financial committment is necessary to join a fraternity or sorority, your membership comes with many benefits. All of our organizations are selfsustaining groups which dues go directly to all the progams and resources you may receive. Please be sure to ask each chapter about fees and check their websites as well. All costs below are approximate. Chapter

Alpha Omicron Pi

Delta Zeta

New Member Dues

$410.00

$508.00

$504.00

$105.00

Total 2nd Semester

$350.00

$305.00

$325.00

$105.00

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No

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Yes

Payment Plan Option

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Phi Mu

Xi Theta


COLLEGIATE PANHELLENIC COUNCIL

Formal Recruitment

Formal Recruitment In the fall, CPH has Primary Recruitment. Primary Recruitment is a mutual selection process that allows potential members the opportunity to become acquainted with as many sororities as possible so they may make informed decisions concerning membership. During Primary Recruitment, prospective members will meet and talk to members of the chapters in the Panhellenic community. To join a Panhellenic sorority and participate in recruitment, prospective members must register at enroll.icsrecruiter.com/pan/clbstu. There is a $35.00 non-refundable fee to complete your registration.

Day one: Philanthropy Night During the first night of recruitment, you will visit each chapter for 30 minutes. Conversations will be short and light-hearted. Make sure you tell the sisters about yourself, and feel free to ask questions about the sorority and Greek life in general. During this time, the chapters will discuss the nonprofit organizations they support, the events they host, and the financial obligations of their chapter. We highly encourage you to maintain a positive outlook throughout all the chapter visits and do not set your mind on one chapter before or during recruitment. Remember, the chapters want to ensure you find the perfect fit! Keeping an open mind is the best way to ensure you go to the chapter where you are the most comfortable. You will want to wear something casual and comfortable. This will be the longest day of recruitment!

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FORMAL RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE

Day two: Sisterhood Night During the second night of recruitment, you will visit up to three chapters for 40 minutes. Conversations will be more personal and you may talk with people you previously met. At this round, we encourage you to start thinking about what chapter you feel you would fit in the best. Ask yourself if you are comfortable with the sisters, if you could call them your sisters, do they share the same values as you, and about the financial obligations of their chapter. You will want to wear something casual and comfortable. Remember, chapters are not looking for who is the best dressed.

Day Three: Preference Round During the third night of recruitment, you may have the option to visit up to two chapters for 60 minutes and you will be making the final decision about which sorority you would prefer. Each sorority has a different ritual or ceremony they will present to you to give you an insight to their organizations. They will share their jouneys through their chapter. You should consider what do you want in a sorority, and are all these qualities and values present. You will want to wear something semi-formal in respect of the chapters’ ritual.

Day Four: Bid Day! This is the time you get to officially meet your new sorority sisters! During this time, you will be able to reveal what sorority you chose and get to celebrate with them. Many chapters will have a celebration afterwards and your new member process will start!

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AOΠ

Alpha Omicron Pi ( A.O.Pi) - Delta Lambda Chapter The Delta Lambda chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi was founded on April 19, 2008. Our chapter was founded on devotion and love, which is something we strive to implement in every aspect of our organization. Our organization is filled with amazing women that continue to inspire others, in and out of our organization each and every day. Alpha Omicron Pi’s greatest strength is our members. They are unique as individuals, yet bound together by the common bond of friendship. Through these ties, AOII encourages each member to recognize what is unique in each of us, to further develop our individual talents and to be proud of our differences. As represented by one of our symbols, the sheaf of wheat, we are made stronger by coming together as one.

Diamond Designation

Academic Program: Our organization has a wonderful academic program that has helped us raise our overall chapter GPA in just one semester. Our academic program consists of splitting the chapter into groups and meeting once a week to study. The academic groups work throughout the semester to raise their GPA and at the end of the semester, the group with the most improvement gets a reward. Our VP of Academics checks in with the academic groups throughout the semester and continues to encourage us to do our best. Our chapter is very competitive, so this really helps keep all of us accountable for our academics while having some fun! Leadership Programs: There are unlimited ways to be involved in AOII and we offer opportunities that fit every personal interest. Whether our members serve on chapter committees or in AOII officer positions or hold leadership positions on their campuses, AOII values leadership and the contributions our members make to their communities. AOII members are tasked with using their talents to bring positivity into the world around them.

New Member Process and Requirements: From the moment members join AOII, they learn that sisterhood lasts for a lifetime. No matter if a member is enjoying her collegiate years or moving away from the comfort zone of her college campus to take a job in a new city, she is surrounded by a group of sisters and friends. Graduated high school students GPA Requirement is 2.9, college: 2.5. In order to be in good standing in the chapter our GPA req. is a 2.5 and to be an officer is a 2.7.

ΔZ

Gold Designation

Delta Zeta ( Dee Zeee) - Lambda Psi Chapter The Lambda Psi chapter of Delta Zeta was founded in 1975 at CSU. We were the first sorority on CSU’s campus! Guided by our organizational purpose, we inspire, promote and nurture enduring friendships, personal development, leadership excellence and innovative growth.

Academic Programs: Each chapter elects an Academics Chairman to monitor each member’s academic performance. Based on each person’s needs, a unique academic plan is established for her. Leadership Programs: In our chapter, we have a variety of ways to showcase leadership development. Within the chapter, we have many chairman positions ranging from the executive board to t-shirt chair. There is a position for every kind of personality. Also, sisters are involved in organizations outside of the sorority that enhances their leadership skills.

New Member Process and Requirements: As Delta Zeta, our purpose is to create among a group of women a true and lasting friendship, to encourage one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote valuesbased living and embrace social responsibility. We’re creating a premier membership experience that’s relevant for women. It starts with true friendship, revolves around shared values and lasts a lifetime. Total NM costs: $498 / Monthly dues: $61 / NM Pledge-in fee: $40 by the time of pledge-in CHECKS ONLY / We do not offer payment plans. Delta Zeta chapters must maintain a chapter GPA that exceeds the all-women’s average of their respective campus or a minimum GPA of 2.7 to be in good standing. 15


ΦM

Diamond Designation

Phi Mu - Theta Theta Chapter The Theta Theta chapter of Phi Mu was founded February 2001. Our motto is, “Les Soeurs Fideles - The Faithful Sisters.” Phi Mus three ideals are love, honor, and truth. It began as the Philomathean Society, a literary society, and is the second oldest secret society for women in the nation. The Philomathean Society became Phi Mu Fraternity in 1904.

all Panhellenic organizations on campus and holds the second highest Greek Life GPA. These standards are maintained through a group effort. Education is a serious principle for our chapter, but it is also an enjoyable motivation towards success. Sisters are acknowledged for their dedication to their studies each semester at our Academic Banquet.

New Member Process and Requirements: Phi Mu provides personal and academic development, service to others, commitment to excellence and lifelong friendship through a shared tradition. Phi Mu promotes vibrant living, encouraging members to achieve their personal best.

Leadership Programs: Phi Mu’s are committed to excellence in everything we undertake in our careers, classrooms, organizations, and personal lives. By setting high standards for membership and high expectations of our chapter, Phi Mu encourages its members to do more and to do it well. Phi Mu encourages their members to get involved in leadership opportunities and promotes the empowerment and growth of women.

Awards: Phi Mu was apart of the team that won 2nd overall during homecoming week and also won awards in some individual events. Academic Program: For our Scholarly excellence, we of the Theta Theta Chapter, hold a high GPA by our National Standards and have committed to keeping an above average standing throughout our years as members. Currently, the Theta Theta chapter holds the highest overall GPA of

ΞΘ

Bronze Designation

Xi Theta- Local Sorority Xi Theta Sorority was founded at Columbus State University on October 15,1995. Eight women came together to form a sorority who does not discriminate against race, marital status, sexual preference, age, etc. Xi Theta embraces all types of women! If you are a strong woman who does not believe in following the crowd and can hold your own, we are the sorority for you. If you are looking for a second family full of lovable unique sisters, we are for you. We believe that who you are, makes us who we are. Currently we have 10 members.

Leadership Programs: We offer our members the opportunity to train and pursue certain officer positions. As they grow with the sorority, they will be able to pursue executive positions. Since we are a local sorority, we have more opportunities to input ideas and develop in more fields than just your officer position.

New Member Process and Requirements: The total cost for new members is $105, for the semester it is $105 as well. The membership and pledge fees are the same. Yes, we do offer payment plans. Our GPA requirements for new members is a 2.75. Academic Programs: We have started implementing study hours and the sister with the most study hours at the end of the month gets an award.

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INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL

IFC Creed

We, the Interfraternity Council, exist to promote the shared interests and values of our member fraternities: leadership, service, brotherhood, and scholarship. We believe in Fraternity and that the shared values of Fraternity drive the IFC to create better communities, better chapters and better men. We work to advance the academic mission of the host institution, to enable fraternal organizations to grow and thrive through collaboration and teamwork, to provide an outlet for self-governance and accountability, and to model and teach ethical leadership. In a spirit of mutual support and betterment, we, the men of the Interfraternity Council, pledge to elevate the Ritual and the values of the member organizations.

Meet the Executive Board Ruben Ramirez President

Erick Swecker Vice President of Standards

IFC_President@Columbusstate.edu

IFC_Standards@Columbusstate.edu

David Ito Vice President of Recruitment

Martin Rodriguez Vice President of Programs

IFC_Recruitment@Columbusstate.edu

IFC_Programming@Columbusstate.edu

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ABOUT US Formal Recruitment

At the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, the Interfraternity Council holds its Formal Recruitment process. IFC Recruitment gives potential members the opportunity to meet members of each fraternity. The IFC Recruitment process is one of mutual selection: the fraternities decide which recruits they wish to invite into membership, and the recruits choose which fraternity they wish to join. Each organization will host individual recruitment events in various locations on campus and throughout the Columbus area. Eating lunch together, playing sports, completing service projects, meeting alumni, viewing slide shows or video presentations, and just asking questions to fraternity members in a casual atmosphere are a few examples of things potential members might do during IFC Recruitment.

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ΦΚΤ

Bronze Designation

PHI KAPPA TAU (PHI TAU) - COLONY The colony of Phi Kappa Tau is dedicated to becoming men of distinction. Phi Kappa Tau strives to maintain a relationship with our community through service and philanthropy. Currently we have 22 active brothers. For more information please contact: Zahcary Davenport, Chapter President davenport_zachary1@columbusstate.edu

Leadership Contributions: We offer 10 executive positions for election each year. We send a large number of members to the national convention in Ohio, conclave in locations around the country, a regional conference at campuses around the Southeast, and Presidents’ Academy in locations around the country.

New Member Process and Fees: From the moment a man decides to accept his bid of membership, the new member process can last for about 3 weeks. Our dues currently start at $350 a semester, and we do allow payment plans. The most common plan is $100 3 months/ $50 - 1 month Academic Program: Our organization offers scholarships ranging from a couple hundred dollars to over a thousand based on merit. (grades, community service, etc.). Our fall 2017 cumulative GPA was 3.01

Silver Designation

Kappa Sigma (Kappa Sig) - Xi Iota Chapter Chapter was found November 16, 1996. We pride ourselves on our four pillars, Leadership, Scholarship, Fellowship, and Service. Kappa Sigma is a driving force in the fraternal world, as far, as dollars raised and community service hours completed. Currently we have 29 active brothers.

and Canada.“ Our chapter cumulative GPA for fall 2017 was a 2.78 Leadership Contributions: Chapter holds three conferences per year. February – District Conference April – State Conference July – National Conference

For more information please contact: Jayson Leatherland, Chapter President leatherland_jayson@columbusstate.edu New Member Process and Fees: From the moment a man decides to accept his bid of membership, the new member process can last a maximum of 60 days. Fall Semester: August-December $280 total ($70 per month) or pay lump sum of $240 Spring Semester Januar- April: $280 total ($70 per month) or pay lump sum of $240. Summer dues total is $70. Academic Program: “Chapter has a Scholarship Program called the ‘96 Society’. This nonprofit scholarship society was started in 2016 by our local alumni chapter. Every year this society awards a total of $5,000 to brothers in the Xi-Iota Chapter. Kappa Sigma on a national level awards more than $100,000 to brothers throughout the United States

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ΠΚΑ

PI KAPPA ALPHA (PIKE) - MU IOTA CHAPTER Mu Iota chapter was founded in Spring 2010. Our members exemplify scholarship by placing academics first. We exemplify leadership through structured fraternity-level training, active involvement in other student organizations, and the encouragement of success from our successors. We exemplify athleticism by being actively involved and competitive in intramural and club sports. We continue to exemplify the characteristics of true gentlemen by actions of courtesy, gentility, and chivalry. Currently we have 12 active brothers.

Bronze Designation

Academic Program: “Our chapter gives a $150.00 scholarship each year to the man who best represents our values of scholarship, leadership, athleticism, and gentlemanly conduct”. Our chapter cumulative GPA for fall 2017 is a 2.73 Leadership Contributions: Every semester, we send a group of men to the Pi Kappa Alpha National Leadership conference. This training gives Pikes of varying experience the leadership abilities they need to succeed in the fraternity and in other aspects of their careers.

For more information please contact: Chance Seckinger, Chapter President seckinger_chance@columbusstate.edu New Member Process and Fees: From the moment a man decides to accept his bid of membership, the new member process can last a maximum of 4 weeks. $350 per semester. If dues cannot be paid all at once, a payment plan of $50 per month can be made.

ΣΝ

Bronze Designation

Sigma Nu - MU XI CHAPTER The Mu Xi chapter was founded in 1996 by a group of guys that wanted to create a brotherhood for generations to come. These Alumni are still actively involved in assisting the active chapter by offering scholarship opportunities, business opportunities and life advice to help our brothers grow as men. Currently we have 21 active brothers.

tuition. Our chapter cumulative GPA for fall 2017 is a 2.89 Leadership Contributions: Sigma Nu Nationals has created many opportunities to further your leadership skills through various programs and conferences. The biggest program is our LEAD program, a five million dollar program designed to teach you the necessary skills to become an effective leader and help you grow professionally. Our nationals also offer various conferences including Grand Chapter every two years.

For more information please contact: Will Duffield, Chapter President duffield_william@columbusstate.edu New Member Process and Fees: From the moment a man decides to accept his bid of membership, the new member process can last a maximum of 9 weeks. Dues are $500 per semester, payment plans are offered. Academic Program: Scholarship opportunities include The Mike Joyce Scholarship which was created by our alumni chapter in honor of one of our founding members who passed away from Lukemia. The scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship given yearly for the use of books and 20


TKE

Tau Kappa Epsilon (Teek) - OMICRON TAU CHAPTER Tau Kappa Epsilon is dedicated to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life, and to contribute to the advancement of society through the personal growth of our members and service to others. Our local alumni, numbering around 380, have local opportunities for advancement, as well as in local businesses and corporations. Our chapter, and TKE as well, believes that the basis of membership should be the character and personal worth of each man, as opposed to his rank on the social ladder, the honors or titles he could display, or the wealth he possesses. Currently we have 5 active brothers. For more information please contact: Austin Chesteen, Chapter President tke@columbusstate.edu New Member Process and Fees: Candidate Education periods can be as short as 3 weeks. Dues are $300, payment plans are available monthly upon request.

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Bronze Designation

Academic Program: Our chapter offers financial incentives for members achieving a semester GPA of 3.5 or above. Our chapter cumulative GPA for fall 2017 is a 3.04 Leadership Contributions: TKE offers leadership positions. From the Charles R. Walgreen Jr. TKE Leadership Academy, Province Forums, the TKE Educational Foundation, Regional Leadership Conferences, TKE offers huge advancement potential. Our chapter is involved with the Georgia Hall Society Ball benefiting the Roosevelt Warm Springs Vocational Rehab Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Steeplechase for the Arts, and the Columbus Area High School Model United Nation.


IFC Academic Assistance Program and Scholarship Incentive Program

The IFC Academic Assistance Program: At Columbus State University, you are required to have a GPA of 2.5 or greater to join a Social Greek Organization. For those that do not meet this requirement, the Interfraternity Council has committed to provide you with a second chance without waiting another semester to commit to an IFC group. The Academic Assistance Program will allow individuals with a GPA below 2.5 to be recognized by Fraternity and Sorority Life will and be required to attend tutoring sessions and study hours to help you improve your GPA. This way, you can meet the GPA requirement the following term. By going through the IFC Academic Assistance Program, individuals will be allowed to pick the fraternity they would like to join, if presented a bid of membrship by a desired fraternity, without having to go through the recruitment process for a second time. The indivudals who participate in the Academic Assistance Program will automatically be part of the Scholarship Incentive Program.

Scholarhsip Incentive Program With academics being highly valued, the Interfraternity Council has implemented a Scholarship Incentive Program to support the community. The Council has created a scholarship fund for those courageous and hard-working men that decide to go Greek. The academic scholarship will offer $150 dollars towards their following semester tuition. Eligible students are those who are members of an IFC fraternity and joins the Scholarship Incentive Program. The student who obtains the most improved GPA at the end of the semester will receive a scholarship. The Interfraternity Council will host academic programs in order to offer resources to our members.

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National Pan-Hellenic Council

NPHC Mission and Vision Our Mission:

“Unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations.�

Our Purpose:

NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings, and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions. NPHC pledges to elevate the ritual and the values of the member organizations.

Meet the Executive Board Brianna Manuel National Pan-Hellenic Council President NPHC_President@Columbusstate.Edu

Cedric Parker National Pan-Hellenic Council VP of Standards and Conduct NPHC_VicePresident@@Columbusstate.Edu

Jacquez Whitfield National Pan-Hellenic Council VP of Programming NPHC_Secretary@Columbusstate.Edu

Xavier Hall National Pan-Hellenic Council VP of Intake NPHC_SATA@Columbusstate.Edu

Brandon Pace National Pan-Hellenic Council VP of Finance NPHC_Financial@Columbusstate.Edu

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About Us Membership Intake What to Expect... Each NPHC fraternity and sorority brings in new members at various times of the year through a process called Membership Intake. All organizations governed by the National Pan-Hellenic Council have different requirements for membership. These organizations are permitted to conduct intake based on the chapters schedule and/ or their need for expansion. Some organizations conduct intake each semester; others do so only once a year. What to look for... When organizations are looking to conduct Membership Intake, many of them will host an informational meeting during which the criteria for membership is explained. These are usually publicized via flyers on campus. NPHC will host a general information session about all of its organizations for students who have questions or are unsure about the intake process. This event is called “Nine Torches of Wisdom� and is held in the fall semester.

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AKA

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (A.K.A) - Eta Iota Chapter The Exquisite Eta Iota Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was chartered On December 2,1972. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was founded on a mission comprised of five basic tenets that have remained unchanged since the sorority’s inception more than a century ago. Alpha Kappa Alpha’s mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind”. We currently have 17 members.

Bronze Designation

Academic Program: We have study groups that our members attend to help each other academically. We use this time to work on assignments, as well as handle chapter business. Our chapter cumulative GPA for fall 2017 is a 2.83. Leadership Contributions: We attend local, state, and national conferences in order to develop the skills and traits of this organization.

For more information please contact: Lyndsey Graddick, Chapter President graddick_lyndsey@columbusstate.edu New Member Process and Fees: Must have creditably completed* at least one grading period (or as defined by the college or university) as a full-time student at the institution affiliated with the chapter, immediately preceding submission of application.

AΦA

Alpa Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. (Alphas) - Theta Beta Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Theta Beta Chapter was chartered on December 14th, 1971. The chapter is known as the “Tenacious” Theta Beta Chapter and is the oldest historically African American fraternity to be charted on the campus of Columbus State University/ Columbus College. The chapter is most known for its leadership on campus and community service. The Theta Beta members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. continue to work towards setting the standard. Currenlty, we have 8 members. From 2017-2018, the Theta Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has represented the Georgia District by being the home of the Miss Black and Gold Georgia. This is significant because the Theta Beta Chapter has held a tradition of winning the Miss Black and Gold District competition for years. For more information please contact: Jerry Cowell, Chapter President cowell_jerry@columbusstate.edu New Member Process and Fees: From the moment a man decides to join our organization, the new member process can vary in length. New membership fees can range anywhere between $1,000-$2,500. 25 Academic Program:

Bronze Designation

The members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. are first scholars. We encourage members to exceed past the required GPA of a 2.5. Members also attend group study sessions and hold each other accountable for poor grades. It is the goal of the members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to hold the highest GPA among fraternity and sorority organizations. Leadership Contributions: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. sponsors yearly leadership training conferences for college members specifically. These conferences are often district, regional and nationwide. The Theta Beta chapter also encourages its members to take on leadership roles in various organizations on campus.


ΔΣΘ

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.(Deltas)- Theta Phi Chapter We were founded June 3rd, 1971, by 20 determined women. For anybody that is interested in the sorority, please research the organization and what it stands for. Evaluate why you want to be a member and see if your beliefs align with the sorority.

Silver Designation

Academic Program: As an organization, we all try to study with one another at least once a month.

We also work hard to live by our organizations motto, Greater Service, Greater Progress, by making sure we give back to the community both on and off campus. Currently we have 23 active members. For more information please contact: Autrela Prime, Chapter President prime_autrela@columbusstate.edu Leadership Contributions: In our chapter, there are several roles that are held, so we always need members to fill those positions. The best way to get leadership skills is to take on a leadership role in some capacity. We also have trainings that take place at our Regional and National conferences and conducted also by our Alumnae chapters. Our chapter cumulative GPA for fall 2017 is a 2.76

ΦΒΣ

Sigma Phi Beta Fraternity Inc. (Sigmas)- Theta Zeta Chapter The Theta Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was established on March 12,1978 to serve Columbus State University as well as the surrounding Columbus, Georgia area through exemplifying the motto “culture for service and service for humanity.” Currently we have 9 active members.

Bronze Designation

Leadership Contributions: We create and build opportunities for growth in our leadership skills. We place members in certain positions on our exec board, advise shy members to come out of their shells to put on events, and we make sure that we place ourselves amongst other business groups to gain other tools on leadership development.

For more information please contact: Williams_Alexander, Chapter President Alexander_williams@columbusstate.edu New Member Process and Fees: From the moment a gentleman decides to join our organization, the new member process can vary in length depending on the semester. Membership dues vary each semester. We do not offer payment plans. Academic Program: We have study hall on Thursday evenings. We also tutor each other in our academic areas of struggle. To receive help, some members go to the tutoring center on campus or speak to other members of different organizations. Our chapter cumulative GPA for fall 2017 is a 2.98

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ΙΦΘ

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. (Iotas)- Theta Tau Chapter Iota Phi Theta first stepped on campus in 2006. The Triumphant Theta Tau Chapter was chartered on November 14, 2014. Our chapter stands for the development and perpetuation of Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Fidelity and Brotherhood among men.

Bronze Designation

Leadership Contributions: Every year, Iota Phi Theta host a national Iota Leadership Conference for brothers.

Currently we have 1 active member. For more information please contact: Kyle Baboi, Chapter Advisor baboi_kyle@columbusstate.edu New Member Process and Fees: From the moment a man decides to join our organization, the new member process can vary in length. Membership Dues range from $600-$1000. Academic Program: One of Iotas founding principles is Scholarship. We do our best to provide brothers with opportunities to excel academically through established avenues at Columbus State University. Examples include tutoring, study halls, and networking with brothers in the same field.

KAΨ

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. (Kappas)- Eta Theta Chapter The Eta Theta chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi was founded April 11, 1974 on the campus of Columbus State University. The Eta Theta chapter stands for achievement in every field. For prospective members, Eta Theta is family oriented, strong and focuses on building individuals to become leaders each day. Eta Theta is a brotherhood, not just for your undergraduate years, but for life. Currently we have 6 active members.

each day to fulfill our duties as a chapter. Our chapter cumulative GPA for fall 2017 is a 2.59. Leadership Contributions: The Eta Theta chapter is all about achievement. As a chapter, we mold individuals into leaders by testing their work ethic and having those individuals become comfortable with the uncomfortable.

For more information please contact: Terrance Searcy, Chapter President Searcy_Terrance@columbusstate.edu New Member Process and Fees: From the moment a gentleman decides to join our organization, the new member process can vary in length; from 3 weeks to 1 month. Membership dues range from $2,500 and there are no payment plans offered. Academic Program: Achievement is what the Eta Theta chapter stands by firmly. We host study sessions for the chapter every other Sunday and make sure that our members understand that grades are important. It is our duty as a chapter to make sure that each individual is focused and learning

Bronze Designation

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ΩΨΦ

Omega Psi Phi Fratenity Inc. (Omegas)- Nu Delta Chapter The Nu Delta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. was founded on June 12, 1972 on the campus of Columbus College. Our Chapter as well as our fraternity stand for being a man who can take on responsibilities, be a leader, take on new challenges, and being able to build a bridge for other men to walk across. We are deeply rooted within the community as well as the school. We strive to the best of our abilities and will not stop achieving after just one accomplishment nor do we stay down when we fall. Omega Psi Phi is the First African American Fraternity to be founded on a Historically Black College. Currently we have 6 active members For more information please contact: Melvin Wiggins, Chapter President wiggins_melvin@columbusstate.edu New Member Process and Fees: From the moment a man decides to join our organization, the new member process can last around 2 months. The membership fees are based upon national pricing. We do not offer payment plans.

ΣΓΡ

Bronze Designation

Academic Program: We hold each other accountable and help uplift them when they need help educational wise. Our Fraternity as well as our Grad Chapter gives out major Scholarships for academic excellence which also promotes our members to be the best they can be academically. Our chapter cumulative GPA for fall 2017 is a 2.81. Leadership Contributions: Our chapter makes sure we hold each other accountable for our actions or the lack there of. To be an Omega Man Is to be a leader but also to know how to follow and listen. We have received the following awards: • International Chapter of the Year for our Region • Academic Chapter and Scholarship of the year for our state • NAACP chapter of the Year for our state • History and Archive Chapter of the Year for our state and district

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. (S.G,Rhos) - Rho Upsilon Chapter The Rho Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated was chartered on March 8th, 2009 on the campus of Columbus State University. Rho Upsilon works hard to uphold the three principles that were near and dear to our illustrious founders; Sisterhood,Scholarship,and Service.

Rho Upsilon holds scholarship above all else so we host study hall sessions with our members. Our chapter cumulative GPA for fall 2017 is a 2.99. Leadership Contributions: The Rho Upsilon makes sure all members of our chapter receive leadership training.

We also work hard to live by our organizations motto Greater Service, Greater Progress by making sure we give back to the community both on and off campus. Currently we have 7 active members For more information please contact: Terranica Brookins, Chapter President brookins_terranica@columbusstate.edu New Member Process and Fees: From the moment a woman decides to join our organization, the new member process can vary in length. Membership Dues range from $600-$1000.

Academic Program:

Gold Designation

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ZÎŚB

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. (Zetas) - Kappa Epsilon Chapter Kappa Epsilon was founded on February 1, 1974 by 10 charter members. Our chapter stands for the same principles and the motto as our sorority. The principles are scholarship, service, sisterly love, and finer womanhood. The motto is that we are a community-conscious, action-oriented organization. Currently we have 10 active members.

Gold Designation

Academic Program: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Kappa Epsilon chapter’s first and most important principle is Scholarship. Kappa Epsilon goes above and beyond measures to choose members with a good scholarly average. Kappa Epsilon also takes the necessary steps to make sure our members grades stay in good standing. Kappa Epsilon started having study groups for the chapter every Thursday since 2015. This gives the chapter a chance to study together and bond at the same time.

For more information please contact: Jasmine Cox, Chapter President cox_jasmine1@columbusstate.edu

Our chapter cumulative GPA for fall 2017 is a 3.24. It is currently the highest GPA of all Greek organizations.

New Member Process and Fees: From the moment a woman decides to join our organization, the new member process can vary in length. You must attend an interest meeting to find out about the cost of membership. Leadership Contributions: Kappa Epsilon Chapter gives each and every member a position in leadership. This teaches each and every member how to be leaders, how to head their own events, and how to stay organized, communication, and interpersonal skills.

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ACADEMIC REPORTS Fall 2017

Organization

Council

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Phi Mu

NPHC CPH

Iota Phi Theta Alpha Phi Alpha Sigma Gamma Rho Delta Zeta Alpha Omicron Pi Tau Kappa Epsilon

Alpha Kappa Alpha Phi Kappa Tau Delta Sigma Theta Phi Beta Sigma

Rank

1 2 All Sorority GPA: 3.01 NPHC 3 NPHC 4 NPHC 5 CPH 6 CPH 7 All Undergraduate Women GPA: 2.91 IFC 8 All Undergraduate GPA: 2.86 All Greek GPA: 2.83 NPHC 9 IFC 10 NPHC 11 NPHC 12 All Undergraduate Men GPA: 2.77 All Fraternity Men GPA: 2.72

Kappa Sigma Kappa Alpha Psi Sigma Nu Xi Theta Pi Kappa Alpha Omega Psi Phi

IFC NPHC IFC CPH IFC NPHC

*Rank based on organizations GPA

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13 14 15 16 17 18


ACADEMIC REPORTS Spring 2018 Organization

Council

Tau Kappa Epsilon Iota Phi Theta Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Phi Mu Delta Zeta Alpha Phi Alpha XI Theta Alpha Omicron Pi Omega Psi Phi

IFC NPHC NPHC CPH CPH NPHC CPH CPH NPHC

Delta Sigma Theta

Kappa Sigma Phi Beta Sigma

Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 All Sorority GPA: 2.99 All Undergraduate GPA: 2.99 NPHC 10 All Fraternity GPA: 2.98 All Undergraduate Women GPA: 2.93 IFC 11 NPHC 12 All Undergraduate Male GPA: 2.81

Phi Kappa Tau Kappa Alpha Psi Sigma Nu Alpha Kappa Alpha Pi Kappa Alpha Sigma Gamma Rho

IFC NPHC IFC NPHC IFC NPHC

*Rank based on organizations GPA 31

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