Panhellenic Recruitment Guidebook FURMAN UNIVERSITY
Dear Potential New Members, My name is Kayla Wong. I am a senior Asian Studies major and President of the Panhellenic Council here at Furman. I am thrilled that you are considering joining Greek life at Furman! Panhellenic Council is the governing body that oversees all seven of the National Panhellenic Conference sororities that we have on campus. This council is made up of dedicated Greek women from across the seven sororities who strive to make our Panhellenic community the best it can be. We are committed to promoting friendship, leadership, sisterhood, and philanthropic outreach throughout all of Panhellenic. If you choose to join a sorority at the end of recruitment you are not just joining that sorority, you also gain membership into our Panhellenic Community. The Panhellenic women that I have met throughout my time at Furman have helped me grow, they have challenged me, given me support when I was down, and they have cheered me when I succeed. I know they will do the same for you. These Greek women will be your support system, your mentors, your sisters, and your friends. I am excited to get to know you throughout this semester and in formal recruitment and I can't wait to welcome a new class of Panhellenic women into our community this spring! If you have any questions or if you would just like to talk about Greek Life, please don't hesitate to reach out to me! Kayla Wong Panhellenic President 864-451-8088 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Panhellenic Creed We, as Undergraduate Members of womenâ€™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 bets 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.
Potential New Member Bill of Rights: Each Potential has: • 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 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 the 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 binding agreements implicit in the preference card signing. •The right to make one’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 period. • The right to not be persuaded by a sorority member to resign her bid to any sorority during her new member period.
Pi Chi Leaders 2018-19 *Not all Pictured*
Hi everyone my name is Catherine Hayward and I am the head pi chi! I am so excited to starting getting to know you all as we get closer to recruitment! By now you have heard the term pi chi a few times over the last weeks and may be wondering what they are.
A pi chi is a sorority woman who has gone inactive from her sorority to help you all through the process of recruitment. They will be a source of guidance, provide you will information on events, and support you throughout recruitment. I encourage you to really get to know your pi chi and use her as a resource. They are all so excited to meet you and help make recruitment the easiest and most fun experience!!
KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA
GPA Minimum: 2.7 Fall Dues: $537.68 Spring Dues: $421.65 New Member Dues: $861.15
WELCOME TO FURMAN UNIVERSITY, CLASS OF 2022!! I, and all of Kappa, are so excited for you to start this wonderful journey at Furman. We are also so thrilled that you are interested in joining the Greek community! On a fall day in 1870, six young women marched into the chapter of Monmouth College wearing golden keys in their hair. These keys, which remain our badge today, symbolized their newly founded sisterhood, one dedicated to scholarship, loyalty, and friendship. Our newest motto is, â€œDream Boldly. Live Fully.â€? It represents the aspirations of our fraternity leaders, who worked towards greater opportunities for modern women. Kappa Kappa Gamma serves our community through our national philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental, which is an organization dedicated to providing all children with the tools they need to succeed and read proficiently. Our local philanthropy, Duncan Chapel Elementary, gives us an opportunity to influence and guide young children as they go through elementary school. We also support our own foundation, the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation, to help sisters with financial need due to natural disasters, school loans, and other unforeseen events. Kappa Kappa Gamma has always offered me a sense of home, especially being so far away from my family in Oklahoma. Kappa has also helped to guide and build me into the leader I am today. It has shaped me into a better person, a better woman, and a better sister. Through Kappa I have had countless opportunities to travel and meet other sisters that share the same ideals and values, and through these experiences I have learned how very large and beautiful our sisterhood truly is. Kappa Kappa Gamma is an organization made up of strong, unique women, who bring their diverse perspectives and passions to every chapter meeting and event. I hope that your experience in Greek life at Furman brings you the friendships, opportunities, and fond memories it has brought me. We look forward to meeting and getting to know each and everyone of you. Good luck in your first semester! Loyally, Jessica Greene Chapter President Eta Alpha chapter | Kappa Kappa Gamma
ALPHA DELTA PI Hello Class of 2022!! Welcome to Furman! I am so excited that you are interested in the Greek Community! I would love to tell you a little about Alpha Delta Pi’s history that makes it so special to me and so many others. Alpha Delta Pi was founded by Eugenia Tucker on May 15th, 1851, making it the first secret society for women. Our official colors are azure blue and white. Blue is the symbol of friendship, the spirit upon which Alpha Delta Pi was founded. White symbolizes sincerity and truth, qualities that we seek in all of our members. Apart from our strong, sweet, and loyal sisters, we are extremely passionate about our national philanthropy, the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). RMHC provides a “home-away-from-home” for families to stay close to their hospitalized child for little to no cost. We are blessed to be able to get very involved in philanthropy with an RMHC location in close proximity to campus. I hope that you find an organization that bring you all of the love, opportunities and sweet memories that Alpha Delta Pi has brought me in the sorority that is perfect for you. We absolute can’t wait to meet you this year! Love and Loyalty, Emily Shull, President, Alpha Delta Pi
GPA Minimum: 2.6 Fall Dues: $464 Spring Dues: $480.75 New Member Dues: $836.75
ZETA TAU ALPHA We are so excited that you are interested in joining the Greek community! Joining Zeta Tau Alpha and becoming part of the Greek community has truly been one of the most rewarding experiences during my time at Furman. By joining Zeta, I became part of a sisterhood that values individuality, service, loyalty, and so many other qualities. Every one of our members is active in campus and community activities, and half of those women hold leadership positions. This allows our members to learn about and appreciate each otherâ€™s unique interests. Our national philanthropy, Breast Cancer Education and Awareness is extremely special to us, as breast cancer has an impact on so many people. In order to educate and raise awareness, Zeta has partnered with the American Cancer Society, Bright Pink, and the National Football League. Our chapter hosts pink out games for Furman athletics, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, and the Carolina Panthers. We educate women at Furman and in the Greenville community by hosting Bright Pink workshops that focus on understanding and reducing your risk of developing breast cancer. Our strong sisterhood can be seen whether we are participating in a service event, supporting a sister around campus, or hanging out and watching a movie together. I cannot imagine my life without my Zeta sisters or the support and lessons I have learned as a member of the Greek community. I hope you experience the same friendship, support, and opportunities that I have by joining the Greek community. We are so excited to get to know you! Kirby Smith Chapter President Zeta Tau Alpha
GPA Minimum: 2.5 Fall Dues: $462 Spring Dues: $462 New Member Dues: $735
DELTA DELTA DELTA Welcome to Furman, Class of 2022! Tri Delta is so excited that you are interested in joining the Panhellenic community! Being involved in a sorority has made such a positive difference in my time at Furman. Tri Delta has given me the opportunity to develop leadership skills, serve others, and be surrounded by unique but like-minded women who encourage me every day. We as Gamma Xi strive to live out the ideals of Tri Delta through scholarship, self-sacrifice, and steadfast love. We also take pride in our commitment to service. Our national philanthropy is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases are treated at no cost. Our local philanthropy is Children’s Hospital of GHS, where we donate items like books, blankets, and pajamas. Gamma Xi also takes pride in our level of involvement across campus – you will find sisters involved in Admissions Ambassadors, Furman Singers, cheerleading, O-Staff, and much more. Our members have unique interests, but we all embody Tri Delta’s core value of steadfast love. Gamma Xi is home to some of the most authentic, kind, and intelligent women I know, and I truly believe that you will see our love for each other once you meet some of our members. We can’t wait to get to know you and share our values with you! Tri Delta has played such an integral role in my college experience, and I could not be more thankful for this group of women. We are so excited to meet you! Delta Love, Juliana Hudson Tri Delta President
GPA Minimum: 2.5 Fall Semester: $497 Spring Semester: $497 New Member fees: $872
CHI OMEGA GPA Minimum: 2.7 Fall Dues: $575 Spring Dues: $380 New Member Dues: $710
To the Class of 2022: Welcome to Furman! We are so excited that you are considering joining Furman’s Greek community next semester. This sisterhood was established in 1895, and is now the largest Greek women’s fraternity. Chi Omega was established on the values of Friendship, Personal Integrity, Service, Academic Excellence, and Personal Development. Joining Chi Omega means joining an organization much bigger than yourself, connecting you to women across the country in the strong bond of this sisterhood. Whether fundraising for Make-A-Wish to make a child with cancer’s dream come true, supporting sisters around campus in their events or performances, and even grabbing a meal and catching up with sisters, you will find a purpose and home in Chi Omega. Membership in Chi Omega is a commitment I hold so dear to my heart, and I am so excited for each of you to find excitement in that commitment to whatever chapter you choose. Exploring this sisterhood means you will meet some of the most passionate, committed, inclusive, and fun-loving women I know. I hope you’re as excited to meet us as we are to meet you! All the best, Colleen Christensen President, Chi Omega
DELTA GAMMA Delta Gamma Fraternity places great emphasis on the words “For Hope. For Strength. For Life.” I’d like to share what that means here in the Zeta Upsilon chapter. For Hope: Delta Gamma is a place of encouragement. Here you will find sisters to motivate you to strive for excellence, to hug you on those blue days, and to cheer with you when you succeed. We celebrate our differences because they are what make us beautiful. We value honesty because nothing is more important than being true to who you are. For Strength: Delta Gamma is here to help you become your best self. Whether that means connecting you with people to help you with classes, providing leadership opportunities to explore your passions, or being there for a support system, Delta Gamma has what you need. Members are stronger because we look out for each other. For Life: Delta Gamma is not just a four year social commitment. It is a forever home. With 151 collegiate chapters and over 230 alumnae groups and associations, you will always be able to find a Delta Gamma sister. Opportunities to pour into this Fraternity never cease, and holding the “Do Good” motto with you as you move through life only makes you a better person and the world a better place. I wish you the best of luck in finding your support system for your time at Furman and beyond. I hope that you, as I did, find the place where you are appreciated, celebrated, and encouraged to run after what you love.
GPA Minimum: 2.7 Fall Dues: $551.57 Spring Dues: $443 New Member Dues: $683
GPA Minimum: 2.7 Sophomore Dues: $969.20 Junior/Senior Dues: $919.20 New Member Dues(Freshmen): $759.20
Kappa Delta is excited to welcome you to the Furman community. Becoming a Greek woman will introduce you to some of the most driven, genuine, and wellrounded women on campus. The Greek community, and Kappa Delta more specifically, has surrounded me with a diverse group of women who challenge me to be my best and lift me up when I am down. The women of Kappa Delta are involved in over 60 organizations across campus with many members holding leadership positions. Though we all have different personalities, interests, and goals, we are rooted in the same values of truth, honor, and duty. Kappa Delta supports multiple national and local philanthropies including the Girl Scouts of America, Prevent Child Abuse America, and the local Julie Valentine Center. Kappa Delta has given me a support system and friendships that will last a lifetime. Best regards, Claire Davis Kappa Delta President
Dear Potential New Members, I am the Panhellenic Council's VP Membership for this recruitment season. I am a senior Communication Studies Major from Stockton, California. My role in recruitment is to work with each chapter's Recruitment Chairs to plan informal recruitment in the Fall Semester and Formal Recruitment in January 2019. I have loved my Panhellenic experience and within my sorority I have found what makes Furman my home away from home. I am constantly supported and uplifted by women who inspire me every day to be the best version of myself. Beyond my sorority, I have a Panhellenic community of over 700 women on campus who I have had the pleasure of serving with my position on the Panhellenic Council. My advice to you is give sorority life a chance to fit into your life. Each of the seven sororities on campus have so much to offer and are beyond excited for their new member classes come Bid Day 2019. Go into this process with an open mind and heart and you can discover a world of love and support from a whole new family. I cannot imagine my Furman experience without my sorority and Panhellenic experience. I wish you all the best in this process and do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns. Best, Kirsten Mintun Panhellenic VP Membership email@example.com