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KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY


THE KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY PANHELLENIC COUNCIL

Welcomes You!

Contact Information President Hannah Moore ksupanhellenicpres@gmail.com

VP of Recruitment Anna Kate Berger ksupanhellenicrecruitment@gmail.com

Panhellenic Advisor

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Shawanda Daniel sbroo137@kennesaw.edu 470-578-2838

WWW.KSUPANHELLENIC.COM

@KSUPANHELLENIC

@KSUPANHELLENIC

/KENNESAWPANHELLENIC


THE KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE

Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Barbre Berris bberris@kennesaw.edu

Coordinator

Coordinator

Coordinator

Shawanda Daniel sbroo137@kennesaw.edu

Mallory Drake mdrake13@kennesaw.edu

Adam Mitchell amitc162@kennesaw.edu

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TABLE OF CONTENTS SIGN UP FOR RECRUITMENT: HTTPS://KENNESAWPANHELLENIC. MYCAMPUSDIRECTOR2.COM/LANDING/

WELCOME TO KENNESAW Welcome The Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life The KSU Panhellenic Council KSU Executive & Director's Board A Letter from the President

GREEK LIFE AT KSU Greek Alphabet FSL Councils KSU Chapters Greek Speak

CPC MEMBERSHIP

Expectations of Membership Academics & Time Commitment Financial Transparency

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TABLE OF CONTENTS SIGN UP FOR RECRUITMENT: HTTPS://KENNESAWPANHELLENIC. MYCAMPUSDIRECTOR2.COM/LANDING/

RECRUITMENT A Letter from the Vice President of Recruitment PNM Bill of Rights Accommodations Letter from the Vice President of Recruitment Counselors FAQ

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHTS

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Alpha Omicron Pi Alpha Xi Delta Delta Phi Epsilon Gamma Phi Beta Kappa Delta Phi Mu Zeta Tau Alpha

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Panhellenic Opportunities Student Resources Safety Resources

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RESOURCES & INVOLVEMENT

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THE KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY PANHELLENIC COUNCIL

The Kennesaw State University College Panhellenic Council (CPC) is the governing body of the 7 National Panhellenic Council (NPC) sororities at Kennesaw State University. Every woman who joins a Panhellenic sorority at KSU becomes a member of the Kennesaw State University Panhellenic Council. The Panhellenic Community is composed of approximately 1,054 women with an average chapter size of 150. The council leaders consists of 7 Executive Officers, 5 Directors and a Panhellenic Delegate from each chapter. These leaders plan and oversee the implementation of the primary recruitment process in the fall, hosts new member education programs in the fall for new members of the Panhellenic community and promotes participation for all greek life events. For recruitment, the 7 members of the executive council, 5 directors, and Pi Chis, who are current sorority members, disassociate for the recruitment process to provide unbiased support for everyone involved. The main goal of the council is to serve the Panhellenic community.

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THE KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY PANHELLENIC COUNCIL Kennesaw State CPC Executive Board President Hannah Moore ksupanhellenicpresident@gmail.com

Vice President of Membership Kayla Wolinsky ksupanhellenicvpm@gmail.com

Vice President of Administration Lauryn Calloway ksupanhellenicvpa@gmail.com

Vice President of Recruitment Anna Kate Berger ksupanhellenicrecruitment@gmail.com ksucpcquestions@gmail.com

Vice President of Recruitment Counselors Mackenzie Smith ksupanhellenicvprc@gmail.com

Vice President of Public Relations Kait Phillips ksupanhellenicvppr@gmail.com

Vice President of Standards Emily Evelti ksupanhellenicstandards@gmail.com

Kennesaw State CPC Board of Directors Membership Director

Recruitment Counselors Director

Precious Slade

Marion Munisteri

Recruitment Operations Director

Public Relations Director

Tori Hicks

Recruitment Logistics Director Raquel Rondeau

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Hannah Willard


A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Potential New Member, Welcome to the 2020 Recruitment Process at Kennesaw State! I speak on behalf of our College Panhellenic Council when I say we are so excited you have taken interest in joining our Community. All seven of our sororities, our Panhellenic Executive Board, our Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinators and the KSU Division of Student Affairs started working in March to ensure that each of you have a safe recruitment experience. Our Task Force spent countless hours creating a new recruitment experience that still promotes inclusivity, personal relationships, and sisterhood.  The College Panhellenic Council at KSU believes in the importance of empowering women. By becoming Greek, you will have the chance to build lifelong friendships, take on leadership roles, contribute to your community and grow as a person. All 7 of our chapters are outstanding and play equally important roles in our community. Each chapter prides itself in their individual values, as well as their ability to successfully balance campus involvement, community service, philanthropy, social life and academics. Regardless of the sorority, you will gain so much. I encourage you to keep a positive outlook, focus on yourself, and trust your gut during recruitment.  Thank you for trusting us during these uncertain times! I can’t wait to watch each of you take on this new journey! Hannah HANNAH MOORE

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Panhellenic Council President | ksupanhellenicpres@gmail.com


G R E E K A T

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K S U

L I F E


GREEK ALPHABET Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ

Alpha (al-fah)

Beta (bay-tah)

Gamma (gam-ah)

Delta (del-ta)

Epsilon Zeta (ep-si-lon) (zay-tah)

Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ

Eta (ay-tah)

Theta Iota Kappa Lambda (thay-tah) (eye-o-tah) (cap-pah) (lamb-dah)

Mu (mew)

Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Nu (new)

Xi (zie)

Omicron (ome-e-cron)

Pi (pie)

Rho (roe)

Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ

Tau (taw)

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Upsilon (up-si-lon)

Phi (fie)

Chi (kie)

Psi (sigh)

Sigma (sig-ma)

Ω

Omega (oh-may-gah)


FSL COUNCILS COLLEGE PANHELLENIC COUNCIL

INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL

A NATIONAL COUNCIL

A NATIONAL COUNCIL

COMPOSED OF 26

COMPOSED OF 60

HISTORICALLY WHITE FEMALE,

HISTORICALLY WHITE MALE,

GREEK ORGANIZATIONS.

GREEK ORGANIZATIONS.

KSU HAS 7 SORORITIES

KSU HAS 11 FRATERNITIES

REPRESENTED ON OUR CAMPUS.

REPRESENTED ON OUR CAMPUS.

CPC SORORITIES ARE OPEN TO

IFC FRATERNITIES ARE OPEN

ALL WOMEN INTERESTED

TO ALL MEN INTERESTED

IN JOINING.

IN JOINING.

MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL

NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

ORGANIZATIONS UNDER THE

A NATIONAL COUNCIL

MGC AT KSU ARE AFFILIATED

COMPOSED OF 9 HISTORICALLY

WITH A VARIETY OF NATIONAL

BLACK, GREEK ORGANIZATIONS.

COUNCILS FOR CULTURALLY-

THESE 9 ORGANIZATIONS ARE

BASED ORGANIZATIONS (NAPA,

TYPICALLY REFERRED TO AS "THE

NMGC AND NALFO).

DIVINE NINE."

KSU HAS 4 FRATERNITIES AND

KSU HAS 4 SORORITIES AND 3

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SORORITIES OF THE 47

FRATERNITIES OF THE 9

REPRESENTED ON CAMPUS.

REPRESENTED ON CAMPUS. NPHC

MGC FRATERNITIES AND

FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES

SORORITIES ARE OPEN TO ALL

ARE OPEN TO ALL MEN AND

MEN AND WOMEN INTERESTED

WOMEN INTERESTED

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IN JOINING.

IN JOINING.


KSU CHAPTERS

COLLEGE PANHELLENIC COUNCIL

INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL

ALPHA OMICRON PI FRATERNITY

ALPHA TAU OMEGA FRATERNITY

ALPHA XI DELTA FRATERNITY

DELTA CHI FRATERNITY

DELTA PHI EPSILON SORORITY

DELTA SIGMA PHI FRATERNITY

GAMMA PHI BETA SORORITY

DELTA TAU DELTA FRATERNITY

KAPPA DELTA SORORITY

KAPPA ALPHA ORDER

PHI MU FRATERNITY

PI KAPPA PHI FRATERNITY

ZETA TAU ALPHA FRATERNITY

SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON FRATERNITY SIGMA NU FRATERNITY TAU KAPPA EPSILON FRATERNITY THETA CHI FRATERNITY THETA XI FRATERNITY

MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL

NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL

LAMBDA THETA ALPHA LATIN

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY,

SORORITY, INCORPORATED

INCORPORATED

LAMBDA THETA PHI LATIN

ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY,

FRATERNITY, INCORPORATED

INCORPORATED

LA UNIDAD LATINA, LAMBDA

DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY,

UPSILON LAMBDA FRATERNITY,

INCORPORATED

INCORPORATED

KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY,

PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY,

INCORPORATED

INCORPORATED

OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY,

SIGMA LAMBDA UPSILON,

INCORPORATED

SENORITAS LATINAS UNIDAS

SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY,

SORORITY, INCORPORATED

INCORPORATED

SIGMA BETA RHO FRATERNITY,

ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY,

INCORPORATED

INCORPORATED

SIGMA SIGMA RHO SORORITY, INCORPORATED

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GREEK SPEAK ACTIVE: A sorority member currently in college who has been formally initiated by her chapter and actively participates in events. ALUMNA: An initiated sorority member who has graduated. BADGE: Also referred to as "pin," an insignia of fraternity or sorority membership worn by initiated members. Each CPC sorority has its own unique badge. New members may have a special badge for this time period. BID: A formal invitation to join a sorority or fraternity. BID DAY: The last day of formal recruitment, when PNMs receive bids to join chapters and become new members. BIG SISTER: An active member of the chapter who is paired with a new member as a mentor. CAMPUS

TOTAL:

The

allowable

chapter

size

as

determined

by

Kennesaw

State

University

Panhellenic. CHAPTER: An affiliated name of an international or national organization recognized on campus. CONTINUOUS OPEN BIDDING (COB): After the primary recruitment process has ended chapters may continue to offer bids in order to reach quota. HAZING:

Any

action

taken

or

any

situation

created

intentionally

that

causes

embarrassment

harassment, or ridicule and risks emotional and/or physical harm to members of a group or team, whether new or not, regardless of the person's willingness to participate. INITIATION: The formal ritual ceremony in which the new member is granted full membership rights

and

responsibilities

of

the

sorority.

These

ceremonies

are

often

secret

but

never

involve

hazing. 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. KENNESAW Executive

STATE

Board

lead

PANHELLENIC the

Kennesaw

EXECUTIVE

State

University

BOARD:

The

Panhellenic

seven

Council.

members These

of

women

CPC are

undergraduate sorority women. One of their roles is to oversee the Formal Recruitment process for which they disassociate from their chapters. KENNESAW STATE PANHELLENIC DIRECTORS BOARD: A group composed of five women whose role is to assist their Vice President in any needed tasks. They also disassociate from their chapters during recruitment. LEGACY: A PNM whose family member is, or was an alumnus of a Panhellenic organization. Each chapter has its own definition and policies around a legacy status. A sorority is not obligated to extend a bid to its legacies.

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GREEK SPEAK MIXER: A social event hosted by a sorority and fraternity or two sororities. MRABA

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MEMBERSHIP

RECRUITMENT

ACCEPTANCE

BINDING

AGREEMENT:

A

document that each PNM completes immediately following the preference round of parties stating her

membership

preferences.

The

PNM

ranks

the

sororities

she

would

accept

a

bid

from

in

preferential order. This is a binding agreement, stating that the PNM is willing to accept a bid from any sorority she lists. NPC - NATIONAL PANHELLENIC CONFERENCE: Founded in 1902, NPC provides support and guidance for its 26 member inter/national sororities/women's fraternities and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. NPC serves as the umbrella organization for CPC. KSU has 7 NPC affiliated sororities. . NEW MEMBER: A student who has accepted a bid for membership but has not yet been initiated into the chapter. NEW MEMBER EDUCATOR: A chapter member who has been elected to lead the New Member Education process and prepare new members for initiation. NEW MEMBER PROGRAM: Describes the orientation and education process for new members. PHILANTHROPY: A charitable project or an event that raises money for a particular cause or organization. PI CHI: Also known as a recruitment counselor, a sorority member who is disassociated from her chapter during Formal Recruitment to assist PNMs through the process. Each PNM is assigned a Pi Chi. PNM - POTENTIAL NEW MEMBER: Any woman who is eligible to participate in the formal recruitment process. PRIMARY RECRUITMENT: A period of time before the academic year when a series of formal events

take

conversations

place

for

between

chapters chapter

to

recruit

members

and

new

members

Potential

New

into

their

Members

organization. about

These

are

organizational

and

personal values as well as activities and events run by the organization that demonstrates their values. QUOTA: The number of women a sorority may pledge during formal recruitment RECOMMENDATION: A form completed by a member of a sorority, recommending a PNM for membership.

Each

chapter

has

varying

requests

required to participate in primary recruitment.

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for

recommendations;

however,

they

Also referred to as a "rec" or "reference."

are

not


GREEK SPEAK RECRUITMENT COUNSELORS (Pi Chi's): A selected group of women who provide unbiased assistance to PNMs during primary recruitment. These women will be a huge help to your primary recruitment. RITUAL: A ceremonial expression of the values, mission, or other lessons of the organization. ROUND: A

particular

day

of

recruitment.

There

are

3

rounds;

Sisterhood,

Philanthropy,

and

Preference. SINGLE INTENTIONAL PREFERENCE: When a PNM attends more than one preference round, but limits her membership selections by only listing one option on her MRABA. SISTER: Someone who has been given the life-long rights and responsibilities of membership. STRICT SILENCE: The period of time between the end of preference round and the beginning of bid distribution when there is no communication between PNMs and sorority members. TOTAL:

The

allowable

chapter

size

on

campus

for

CPC

sororities,

as

determined

by

KSU

Panhellenic Council. Chapters that fall under total may be allowed to participate in COB until they reach total. QUOTA: The number of potential new members to which each chapter can offer bids during the primary recruitment process.

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C P C M E M B E R S H I P

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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 10pm to 10am Monday through Friday. Each Panhellenic sorority has an organized program designed to educate its new members on the history, standards, and overall design of their organization. These educational sessions are led by the New Member Educator, who is a sister that has been elected to direct the new member program. Meetings usually occur once a week, and it is expected that you attend all of the required meetings.

Active Participation

Along with new member education meetings, you will also be required to attend Chapter Meetings which typically occur on Sundays. In addition to chapter meetings, you will also be encouraged to participate in educational programs planned by the chapter, as well as greek-wide events such as Greek Week and Homecoming. These events are fun and provide an opportunity for you to meet other members of the Fraternity and Sorority community.

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Philanthropy and Service Events

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

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EXPECTATIONS OF MEMBERSHIP Panhellenic Events and Education

The College Panhellenic Council requires members to attend various educational events throughout the year. These events address relevant issues students face today and will help you with your transition into college and sorority life. CPC also hosts leadership luncheons, educational speakers, philanthropy and service opportunities, and Panhellenic Pride events, all of which you will be encouraged to attend.

Academics

Each Panhellenic sorority has a minimum GPA requirement that all members must meet each semester. Falling below this minimum GPA requirement could jeopardize your membership in that sorority. Fortunately, many chapters provide resources such as study opportunities and maintaining a list of sisters' majors so you know who to contact if you need help with a class.

TIME

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

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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.

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

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

President: If you serve as president of your chapter, add three classes to your schedule.


FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS AVERAGE NEW MEMBER DUES

AVERAGE INITIATED MEMBER DUES

$646

$463

*These are per semester averages.

Chapter Dues An important factor when 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 onetime fees. The next page features a financial transparency form where potential new members can see each chapters breakdown of financial obligations as well as what is and is not included in chapter dues.

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FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY FORM The NPC Financial Transparency Program goals are; -Use as a tool for Panhellenic communities to increase financial transparency during recruitment -Increase understanding of sorority expenses for potential new members (PNMs) -Increase knowledge and comfort level of our members in discussing the financial obligations of sorority membership -Ensure everyone involved in recruitment realizes the importance of financial education for the “lifetime investment� of the sorority experience.

*These are average dues per semester and may be subject to change due to COVID-19.

Alpha Omicron Pi

Alpha Xi Delta

New Member Fees : $738 Member Fees : $420

New Member Fees : $630 Member Fees : $496

INCLUDED

INCLUDED

Formal Semi Formal Sisterhood Events Sisterhood Retreat Mixers / Date Nights / Socials National Fee / Chapter Dues New Member Dues Panhellenic Dues Member Badge Some T-shirts

EXCLUDED Building/Development Fee ($130) Some T-shirts ($15-20) Fundraising

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New Member Retreat / Dinner Sisterhood Retreat Sisterhood Events Transportation Mixers Some Socials Scholarship Gifts to Foundation Panhellenic Dues Chapter Dues

EXCLUDED Badge ($75+) T-shirts ($~15) Formal ($10-35) Semi Formal ($5-15) Date Nights ($5-15) Some Socials ($5-15) Fundraising


FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY FORM Delta Phi Epsilon

Gamma Phi Beta

New Member Fees : $500 Member Fees : $400

New Member Fees : $735 Member Fees : $525

INCLUDED

INCLUDED

New Member Retreat Some Sisterhood Events Some Socials / Mixers / Date Nights Philanthropy Events Required Events International HeadQuarters Fees Chapter Dues

EXCLUDED Sisterhood Retreat ($100-200) Formal ($200-300) Badge Fundraising T-shirts ($~15) Some Sisterhood Events ($10-20) Some Socials / Mixers / Date Nights ($10-40) Panhellenic Dues Per Capita Dues ($72/sem)

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Formal Semi Mixers / Socials / Date Nights Sisterhood Retreat Sisterhood Events National / Chapter Dues Panhellenic Dues Technology Fee

EXCLUDED Badge Transportation to Mixers / Sisterhood Retreat Date Night Tickets for Date T-shirts ($13-15)


FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY FORM Kappa Delta

Phi Mu

New Member Fees : $635 Member Fees : $400

New Member Fees : $615 Member Fees : $525

INCLUDED

INCLUDED

National & Local New Member Fees National Dues / Chapter Dues Panhellenic Dues Initiation Formal Semi Formal Badge Some Sisterhood Events Some Mixers

EXCLUDED Some Sisterhood Events ($10-15) Buses to some Events ($15-25) Some Mixers ($10-15) Date Nights ($25-30) T-shirts ($~15) Fundraising

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National Dues / Chapter Dues Socials / Mixers / Date Nights Some Transportation Workshops Panhellenic Fee Some Sisterhood Events Chapter Development

EXCLUDED Badge Fundraising T-shirts ($~14-18) Jersey's Some Transportation


FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY FORM Zeta Tau Alpha New Member Fees : $675 Member Fees : $475 Fall $435 Spring

INCLUDED National Dues / Chapter Dues Mixers / Socials / Date Nights Formal Semi Formal Panhellenic Dues Initiation Fee Composite Fee New Member Fees Sisterhood Events ZETA Day Technology Fee Transportation

EXCLUDED Badges ($65+) T-shirts Fundraising

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R E C R U I T M E N T

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A LETTER FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT OF RECRUITMENT Dear Potential New Member, We are so excited you are starting your journey through Panhellenic recruitment with us! Joining a sorority offers so much more than friends. It is a chance to grow as a person and build some lifelong skills!   The Kennesaw State Panhellenic Council has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments in the state of GA and have been working hard since March to ensure that we are offering the safest experience we can. This is why we have chosen to implement an all virtual recruitment experience. Our goal is to make sure that these changes positively impact your recruitment experience. Our Executive council along with each individual chapter is working hard to make sure each Potential New Member gets a fulfilling experience and finds their new home in Kennesaw.    My advice for this recruitment is to be selfish! This process is one time where it can be all about you. Make sure you are making decisions based on what you want, not what a friend wants or what someone is telling you to do. At the end of the day you want to know that you got everything out of this experience that you could hope! We can't wait to see you and help you start your journey in the Panhellenic Community here! Go Owls!  Anna Kate

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ANNA KATE BERGER Panhellenic Council VP of Recruitment | ksupanhellenicrecruitment@gmail.com


PNM 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 counselorsand members The right to be treated with respect son The right to be treated as a capable and mature per without being patronized The right to ask how and why and receive straight

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answers nt The right to have and express opinions to recruitme counselors ring The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sha 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 membershiprecruitment acceptance binding agreement (MRABA) signing process The right to make one’s own choice and decision and n accept full responsibility for the results ofthat decisio The right to have a positive, safe and enriching recruitment and new member experience


Accommodations Scheduling Conflicts

If for some reason the timing doesn't work well for you, we will offer makeup parties that at the end of each day that hopefully are a good fit. If not we will try our best to make accommodations for every individual that wants to go through recruitment, just email us at ksupanhellenicrecruitment@gmail.com so we can work something out on a case by case basis.

Dining & Housing

Early move-in is coordinated by KSU Housing. If you selected that you will require early move-in while registering, then your name will be given over to KSU Housing. Regularly check your student email to keep up with early move-in updates from KSU Housing. Typically, Potential New Members move in the morning of Orientation (August 11th) but this is subject to change due to COVID-19. We ask that you please keep the morning of August 11th open for your move-in.

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A LETTER FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT OF RECRUITMENT COUNSELORS Dear Potential New Member, I am so excited that you have chosen to partake in the recruitment process this fall. My job as Vice President of Recruitment Counselors (Pi Chis) is to train the women who will be guiding you through this recruitment process. These women have disaffiliated from their respective chapters here on campus to create an unbiased guide as you meet with each chapter to help you find your home. While the upcoming days may be exciting, stressful, nerve-wracking, and an absolute rollercoaster, your Recruitment Counselor (Pi Chi) will be there for you the entire time. Think of your Pi Chis as coaches. They are here to cheer you on, support you, and be a role model for you. Each Pi Chi has been carefully selected to give each Potential New Member the best experience possible. I ask that you listen to the advice they have to offer, the stories they have to tell, and respect their disaffiliation, as they are eager to run back to their own homes after Formal Recruitment is done. They have worked tirelessly to prepare for Recruitment and will always have your best interest at heart. As a note to you all, this week will be exhausting and stressful, but the result is a lifetime of amazing opportunities so I encourage you to be selfish during this process and listen to your heart to find the chapter that will challenge you and help you become the strong empowered woman you are capable of being.  Mackenzie

MACKENZIE SMITH

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Panhellenic Council VP of Recruitment Counselors | ksupanhellenicvprc@gmail.com


FAQ Technology Related FAQs Should I use a virtual background? You do not have to use a background but we suggest having a plain background behind you. If you cannot find a plain background with little to no distraction then a virtual background may be a good idea. We know that not every computer supports backgrounds so if yours doesn't then try and find a plain wall to have behind you! Panhellenic will also have a virtual background option for PNM's to use. What if my house is not quiet? If your house is not quiet, you are welcome to be anywhere you want (as long as it's within CDC guidelines). You do not have to be in your own home if there are other places to find some peace and quiet. If you cannot leave your home then we recommend using earphones and sitting behind a closed door to minimize background noise.  What if I am in a different time zone than Kennesaw and the timing does not work for me? If for some reason the timing doesn't work well for you, we will offer makeup parties that at the end of each day that hopefully are a good fit. If not we will try our best to make accommodations for every individual that wants to go through recruitment, just email us at ksucpcquestions@gmail.com so we can work something out! What if I do not have access to technology? If you find yourself in this situation, you will have the option of using the computers located on the first floor of the KSU Sturgis Library on the Kennesaw Campus or the KSU Johnson Library on the Marietta Campus. ***Note: If you will be participating in recruitment off-campus and this option does not satisfy your needs, talk to your Pi Chi about other options.  Do I have to go to every event?  Yes, you must be present at every scheduled event to continue through recruitment. Make-Up parties will be provided at the end of Sisterhood and Philanthropy day for those that encounter technology problems only. If I am not interested in a particular group, can I skip their session or leave my camera off? Intentionally skipping a party can result in your removal from the recruitment process by the Panhellenic Recruitment Team. Each of our sororities strive to respect each other and we have those same expectations from women entering into our community. We ask you to respect the time and effort of each chapter by attending their party upon their invite. There is always more to learn and new people to meet each day! What if I am shy and do not want to be on video? Remember, these women are excited to meet you and getting to know someone often requires a face to face interaction. But, if you truly feel uncomfortable you may keep your camera off and add the picture you chose during registration to Zoom.  What do I do if I have unstable wifi or zoom freezes? Always make sure you are connected to a stable WiFi before each round. If you experience connection issues during a party, contact your pi chi immediately. If you are ever disconnected from a chapter, there will be a Make-Up party for you to join at the end of the day.

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FAQ Logistics FAQs Is it happening? Yes, 2020 Recruitment will still be taking place August 12-15. In what form? Panhellenic will be hosting 2020 Recruitment via Zoom, an online video chat platform, for all rounds. But this is different than it has ever been, is it going to work?  Different is not always a bad thing. Since moving to a virtual format in March, Panhellenic has been continuing operations, holding video calls, and has seen the opportunity to connect via Zoom. One of the most important factors during this time is a positive attitude and realizing that different and change can lead to a positive experience.  Each woman in our community is  beyond excited to be able to still meet you, even though it is not the traditional way - we will work together to ensure you have the best experience possible. Why should I still go through recruitment if it's virtual? Going through recruitment and joining an organization is the highlight of many women's college career. Just because this process does not look like how it has in years past we would hate to see you miss out on this opportunity. The Panhellenic Council has worked hard to ensure that throughout this virtual recruitment you still have the best experience as possible! Can upperclassmen go through Panhellenic recruitment? Yes! Any currently enrolled KSU student can participate in Panhellenic recruitment as long as the student is eligible.

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FAQ Logistics FAQs continued What do I need to be successful with this new format? This new format requires the same of you as the previous format. We recognize that the format is different, but to be successful we need you to employ the same thought process of using this as an opportunity to be yourself and meet women in each of the sororities. We know you might be nervous with the virtual components, but know as nervous as you may be - the sorority women will be just as nervous.  It’s important to come each day with an open mind and positive attitude. Remember that this is your week and your decision. If you trust the process and follow your intuition then you will end up in the right location.  Where is my money going? The money you paid when registering is being put to good use. We use that money to pay for all the fees that come along with renting space on campus (trash, staff, etc), sanitizing products, the shirt you will all receive, and also resources for you to utilize throughout the process. When can I move in? Early move-in is coordinated by KSU Housing. If you selected that you will require early move-in while registering, then your name will be given over to KSU Housing. Regularly check your student email to keep up with early move-in updates from KSU Housing. Typically, Potential New Members move in the morning of Orientation (August 11th) but this is subject to change due to COVID-19. We ask that you please keep the morning of August 11th open for your move-in. How are you implementing racial equality in recruitment? As a Panhellenic Council, we have committed to eradicating any racial inequality present in our community and recruitment process. We have a no tolerance policy when it comes to discrimination or inequality. No woman entering our recruitment process should experience discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or ability. Check out our Instagram @ksupanhellenic to read our commitment statements regarding racial equality. If at anytime you see or experience discrimination during recruitment, please speak out by contacting your Pi Chi or email Hannah, KSU President, at ksupanhellenicpres@gmail.com. We can only see improvements if we speak out and take action against injustice.

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FAQ Recruitment Support FAQs What is a Pi Chi? A Pi Chi is a sorority woman who has disaffiliated from their respective chapters on campus to serve as an unbiased guide for you as you meet with each chapter and navigate the recruitment experience.  What if I don't get along with my Pi Chi? You will have a chance to meet several of the Pi Chis throughout this experience.  Your Pi Chi is there for you to feel comfortable with how you’re feeling.  If you do not connect with them, utilize the opportunity to meet other Pi Chis as well as other participants in the process.  Will there be any new initiatives this summer to engage me in this process? This summer you will receive your Pi Chi group early! A Pi Chi (Recruitment Counselor) is trained by the Panhellenic Executive Board on how to support you best leading up to and during recruitment. The Pi Chi’s have disaffiliated from their sorority to be an unbiased guide for all women registered for recruitment. Receiving your Pi Chi early will allow you to lean on her in the weeks leading up to recruitment. You can talk through any hesitations, concerns or questions you may have with your Pi Chi without worry of judgement. ***Note: Each Sunday, we update the Pi Chi groups with all of the newly registered women. Please allow time for us to place you and for your Pi Chi to reach out. If more than 8 days have passed since you registered and you still have not heard from your Pi Chi, please DM @ksupanhellenic on Instagram or email Mackenzie at ksupanhellenicvprc@gmail.com the name you registered with and your phone number.

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FAQ During Recruitment FAQs Will I still have the opportunity to meet all of the organizations? Yes, you will have ample time to meet every organization in our community.  Even through a virtual experience, you will be provided with the opportunity to interact with women from each organization to be able to learn more about their chapter and sisters.   What should I talk about during Panhellenic recruitment events? It is important to be yourself. Let your conversations flow naturally and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Take time to learn more about how each chapter develops their sisterhood, how they support their philanthropy(ies) and how they enhance the sister/alumnae experience. What are suggestions you have on how to fully engage in a virtual form? In order to fully engage virtually we encourage you to find a quiet room that is separated from any distractions or noise. This way you are focused solely on the conversations. Practice finding the right space with little distractions before the date. Come prepared with some conversation topics or questions you may have so that conversation is constantly flowing, this will help keep you engaged. Remember to always be your true authentic self to ensure you are having the best conversations! How do I get a good understanding of the chapter if I don't interact with everyone? During recruitment, regardless of the format, you do not always have the opportunity to meet every sister in each organization.  As a result, ask questions!  Use the time you have with the sisters you meet to learn more about their chapters and their unique experiences.  Potential New Members are always encouraged to ask sisters any questions they have about the chapter as a whole - so start thinking about these questions now to ensure you get your questions answered during recruitment.  How will sororities rank me if they never meet me? We as a Panhellenic Community have experienced first hand the ability to still connect to others via video calls. Despite not being in person, you will still be able to have genuine and real conversations with our sororities. Each chapter has their own way of deciding who they will be extending invitations. These decisions are based around the values that define their sisterhood. What if I have trouble choosing a sorority? Difficult decisions are common, but do not look at this as a problem. Think about what each organization has to offer you and what you could potentially offer to the chapter. Focus on the chapter(s) where you felt the most comfortable and follow your intuition.

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FAQ Joining/Membership FAQs What are the requirements for membership? A Potential New Member (PNM) must be a currently enrolled KSU student. Note that each chapter may have a minimum GPA requirement. All PNMs must be registered and have paid the registration fee by the due date in order to join. What is a bid? A bid is an invitation to join a National Panhellenic Conference sorority. Bids are extended the last days of recruitment and you can only receive one. What if I’m not happy with the bid I receive?  Always remember that accepting a bid does not bind you to the chapter. You can choose to discontinue your New Member Process at any point before initiating. The majority of women who accept a bid from their second choice end up extremely happy in their chapter and choose to initiate. Each sorority is full of different types of women and many opportunities, meaning you can find your place in any one of them! How will I receive my bid?We are still planning to distribute bids in person. On Bid Day, you will receive an envelope from your Pi Chi with your bid on the inside. You will be able to open these with the other women in your Pi Chi group so you can celebrate together!  If I go through Panhellenic recruitment, am I obligated to join? No. Women choose to participate in recruitment to meet people and spark new friendships. Panhellenic recruitment is an opportunity for you to meet sororities and decide if you’d like to join the fraternity and sorority life community. Is there a minimum GPA requirement to receive a bid? In order to be a part of our community, potential members must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.  This number is based off of an individual’s most recent cumulative GPA, whether that is their high school GPA, transfer GPA, or Kennesaw State GPA.  It is important to note that the Department bases our GPA calculation in conjunction with Kennesaw State University, meaning for high school and transfer GPAs that only core, non-elective classes are counted.  For the Kennesaw GPA, the department utilizes the adjusted cumulative GPA for membership purposes. Additionally, while the above listed GPAs are the minimum requirements to receive an invitation of membership into an organization, having this GPA does not guarantee membership.  For many of our organizations, a new member must have a GPA that is at least equivalent to their organization’s average GPA that is listed under the “About Us – Academics” section of the FSL website.  Due to this number constantly changing, other than publishing the minimum GPA for each council, the Department is unable to confirm the actual GPA needed to receive an invitation for membership into an individual organization.

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FAQ Joining/Membership FAQs Continued What if my parents/guardians do not approve of me joining? Sororities are so much more than people see in the media. There are many positives that come out of joining a sorority. You not only find women that support you but you raise money for your community and philanthropy, grow personally and in leadership experiences, and establish connections that can benefit you throughout and after college. We also know that women in our Panhellenic community have an overall higher GPA than women not in a sorority. So explain things like this to your parents and hopefully they will understand. Also remember this process is for you and all about you, so if joining a sorority will make you happy, do it!

Post Recruitment Panhellenic Experience FAQs How will joining a sorority be different this year? Each chapter is currently working hard to bring a sense of normalcy to Fall 2020. We are making plans to ensure your safety this fall by restructuring their events and meetings around the CDC, Georgia, and KSU social distancing guidelines. Will sorority life still be fun/ will we have events due to COVID? This is still an uncertain time for our sororities. Despite this, our chapters are still finding ways to connect in smaller groups and virtually. COVID-19 has not been able to dismantle our sisterhoods and has taught our chapters how to interact and have fun in new ways, including even through virtual formals this spring!

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panhellenic opportunities BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RECRUITMENT COUNSELOR

Being apart of the Board of Directors provides you with opportunities to connect with women from all chapters, give back to the panhellenic community, and develop leadership skills. Director's each have their own roles that assist her Vice President.

As a Pi Chi, you work closely with the VP of Recruitment Counselors as well as PNMs. You will gain experience leading women, facilitating conversation, and community outreach. You will assist in Primary Recruitment and will guide PNMs through the process.

PANHELLENIC EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

The KSU CPC Executive Board's purpose is to set the direction for the Panhellenic community and provide support and educational events for our chapters and members. As a member of the Executive Board, you have an opportinity to lead the community by example while fulfilling your position duties.

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