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Issue 3 Fall 2012

RECRUITMENT WARDROBE What to Wear & What Not to Wear

Sorority Spotlights

WHAT TO

EXCLUSIVE!

BRING

ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS

An Inside

Look:

Recs, Finances What to Expect from Sorority Life

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HOW TO GET RECRUITMENT READY

2012 Sorority Recruitment Welcomes You Home to Sweet

Home Alabama


2012 Recruitment Schedule

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DAY 1 August 10 (Friday) Convocation/Move-In Day 6:00 p.m. Board Crimson Ride Buses to Foster Auditorium 7:00 p.m. Opening Convocation - Foster Auditorium 9:30 p.m. Mandatory Residence Hall Floor Meetings DAY 2 August 11 (Saturday) Open Houses 9:30 a.m. Potential New Member (PNM)/Sigma Rho Chi Group Meeting 9:45 a.m. Potential New Members meet at first house 10:00 a.m. - 7:20 p.m. Open House Parties (Duration: 20 min) (1) 10:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. (5) 12:00 p.m. - 12:20 p.m. (2) 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. (6) 12:30 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. (3) 11:00 p.m. - 11:20 p.m. (4) 11:30 p.m. - 11:50 p.m. 12:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch Break with Recruitment Groups 3:00 p.m. Potential New Members meet in front of seventh house (7) 3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (8) 3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (9) 4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (10) 4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Break (11) 5:30 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. (12) 6:00 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. (13) 6:30 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. (14) 7:00 p.m. - 7:20 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Dinner on your own 8:00 p.m. Social for PNMs with conflicts during recruitment (Location TBD). DAY 3 August 12 (Sunday) Open Houses 8:30 a.m. Potential New Member/Sigma Rho Chi Group Meeting 8:45 a.m. Potential New Members meet at twelfth house 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Open House Parties (Duration: 20 min) (15) 9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. (16) 9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. (17) 10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. (18) 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. (19) 11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 1:10 p.m. Lunch Break with Recruitment Groups 1:30 p.m. Potential New Members meet in front of seventeenth house (20) 1:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (21) 2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (22) 2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (23) 3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break (24) 4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (25) 4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (26) 5:10 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. PNM Selections at Ferguson Center/Scholarship Room Day 4 August 13 (Monday) Philanthropy Day 9:15 a.m. Potential New Member/Sigma Rho Chi Group Meetings 9:45 a.m. Potential New Members meet at first house 10:00 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. Philanthropy Day parties (Duration: 25 min) (1) 10:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. (2) 10:35 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (3) 11:10 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. (4) 11:45 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. (5) 12:20 p.m.- 12:45 p.m. (6) 12:55 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Schedule


1:20 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Lunch break with Recruitment Groups 3:15 p.m. Potential New Members meet in front of seventh house (7) 3:30 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. (8) 4:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (9) 4:40 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. (10) 5:15 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. (11) 5:50 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. PNM’s Dinner with Sigma Rho Chi Group DAY 5 August 14 (Tuesday) Philanthropy Day 9:15 a.m. PNM/Sigma Rho Chi Group Meetings 9:45 a.m. Potential New Members meet in front of twelfth house 10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Philanthropy Day Parties (Duration: 25 min) (12) 10:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. (13) 10:35 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (14) 11:10 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. (15) 11:45 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. 12:10 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch break with Recruitment Groups 1:45 p.m. Potential New Members meet in front of sixteenth house (16) 2:00 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. (17) 2:35 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (18) 3:10 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. (19) 3:45 p.m. - 4:10 p.m. (20) 4:20 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 5:00 p.m. PNM Selections at the Ferguson Center/Scholarship Room DAY 6 August 15 (Wednesday) Skit Day 9:00 a.m. PNM/Sima Rho Chi Group Meeting 9:45 a.m. Potential New Members meet at first house 10:00 a.m. - 6:20 p.m. Skit Day Parties (Duration: 40 min) (1) 10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. (2) 10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (3) 11:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. (4) 12:30 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. 1:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch break with recruitment groups 3:00 p.m. Potential New Members meet in front of fifth house (5) 3:10 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. (6) 4:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. (7) 4:50 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (8) 5:40 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. 6:40 p.m. PNM Dinner with Sigma Rho Chis DAY 7 August 16 (Thursday) Skit Day 9:15 a.m. Potential New Members Group Meeting 9:40 a.m. Potential New Members Group meet in front of ninth house 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Skit Day Parties (Duration: 40 min) (9) 10:00 - 10:40 (10) 10:50 - 11:30 (11) 11:40 - 12:20 (12) 12:30 - 1:10 1:10 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Lunch break with recruitment groups 2:40 p.m. Potential New Members meet in front of thirteenth house (13) 3:00 - 3:40 (14) 3:50 - 4:30 (15) 4:40 - 5:20 5:40 p.m. PNM Selections at the Ferguson Center/Scholarship Room

Schedule is continued on inside back cover Schedule

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Greek Chic CONTENTS

on the cover Recruitment Wardrobe 44-45 What to Bring 43

Bryant-Denny Stadium

Letters from UA 6 Panhellenic President 7 Panhellenic Director of Recruitment

8 University President 9 Office of Greek Affairs

Panhellenic Association

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10-11 12 13 14 15

Executive Council Panhellenic Delegates Sorority Presidents Judicial Boards Sigma Rho Chis

Table of Contents

16 Recruitment Chairs 17 Utilizing Greek Chic

Sorority Life 18 19 20 21 22 23

Sorority Life What to Expect Leadership Scholarship Philanthropy Social

Greek Events 24 Homecoming 25 Greek Week

An Inside Look at Recruitment 28-29 How to Get Recruitment Ready 35-45 Advice from the Experts 43 Sorority Spotlight 46-81


Recruitment 26 Recruitment Overview 27 Recruitment Q & A 28-29 Recruitment Week at a Glance 30 Recruitment Rules and Policies 31 Potential New Member Bill of Rights 32-33 Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA)

34 Panhellenic Code of Ethics

Getting Prepared

35 Greek Speak 36 Letters of Recommendation 37 Sorority P.O. Box Addresses 38 Financial Obligations 39 Where to Dine 40 Moving-In 41 Conflicts with Recruitment 42 Bid Day and Chapter Retreats 43 Advice from the Experts 44-45 What to Wear during Recruitment

54-55 56-57 58-59 60-61 62-63 64-65 66-67 68-69 70-71 72-73 74-75 76-77 78-79 80-81

Alpha Phi Chi Omega Delta Delta Delta Delta Gamma Delta Zeta Gamma Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Delta Kappa Kappa Gamma Phi Mu Pi Beta Phi Zeta Tau Alpha Alpha Delta Chi Sigma Delta Tau

Sorority Spotlights 46-47 Alpha Chi Omega 48-49 Alpha Delta Pi 50-51 Alpha Gamma Delta 52-53 Alpha Omicron Pi

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Letter from the

Panhellenic President

Welcome to The University of Alabama! We are so excited that you have chosen to experience four wonderful years at The Capstone. We would like to be the first to welcome you to the largest Greek community in the nation! Greek life at The University of Alabama is one of the oldest and richest traditions at The Capstone. You will find that sorority women at UA are well-rounded individuals that strive for excellence in academics, campus involvement, and community service. We are extremely proud of our Greek community at The University of Alabama, which has an outstanding reputation on campus. We hope that you consider becoming a member of this wonderful tradition! We, the Alabama Panhellenic Association, are the coordinating and governing body of 17 National Panhellenic Conference sororities and 1 local Christian sorority. These chapters, along with the United Greek Council sororities and National Pan-Hellenic Council sororities, represent over 4,000 women on campus. Our membership numbers are evidence of the strong influence that sorority women have on campus.

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Letter from Panhellenic President

Each sorority at The University of Alabama has something unique to offer. Please remember to keep an open mind during the recruitment process. You are going to have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful women and make countless new friends. We encourage you to take advantage of all that recruitment has to offer, and by the end of the week, we hope you will have found your new home on campus. If you have any questions about Greek life or Fall Formal Recruitment, please do not hesitate to call our office at (205)-348-2693 or email us at alabamapanhellenic@gmail.com. Any member of our Panhellenic Executive Council will be happy to speak with you and answer any questions that you may have. We look forward to seeing you in August! Good Luck and Roll Tide! Best, Olivia Hunnicutt


Letter from the

Director of Recruitment

On behalf of The University of Alabama Panhellenic Association, I would like to welcome you to The Capstone. We are thrilled that you have chosen to become part of the Crimson Tradition and participate in sorority recruitment! I would like to encourage you to make the most of your recruitment experience. If you have an open mind and positive attitude, you will be able to enjoy the process. I would also like to challenge you to understand the commitment of sorority membership and discover what you are looking to gain from going Greek. Participation in sorority recruitment parallels the decision of what university you would attend; this will affect the next four years of your life. Keep in mind that the more time and commitment you put into sorority life, the more benefits you will gain from being a member of the Greek community. At Alabama, we are committed to the positive development of each member of the Greek community through the planning of and participation in enriching programs. We strive to ensure that the Greek

community maintains its tradition of excellence every day. We put academics first and give back to the community on a continuous basis. Even though sorority recruitment will be the first thing you participate in at the Capstone, it will not be the last. Greek life is merely a stepping stone to getting involved in other aspects of campus life. UA offers more than 300 student organizations and students in the Greek community play a large part in the leadership in many of these organizations. It is our hope that you find a home within a Greek chapter as well as in other student organizations. The University of Alabama has one of the largest and most prestigious Greek communities in the nation. We have 18 strong sorority chapters and it is a privilege to be a member of any of our organizations. The leadership and tradition that comes with pledging a sorority will promote individual growth, scholarship, service, character refinement, and long-lasting friendships. I am so happy that you have made the wonderful decision to come to Alabama and participate in sorority recruitment! Remember to have fun and make the most of every opportunity presented to you through sorority recruitment. Most importantly, be yourself and build friendships with the women around you throughout the recruitment process. After all, they could be your future sisters! Best of luck, Caroline Campbell Letter from Director of Recruitment

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Letter from

President Bonner You have enrolled at one of the best universities in the country. During the next four years, you will receive an excellent education, make new friends, participate in campus life, and earn a highly respected academic degree. Equally important, you will become part of The University of Alabama family. One of the strengths of our university is its outstanding community of Greek organizations. Joining a sorority and participating in Greek life will enhance the quality of your time at the Capstone. Sorority membership offers enduring friendships, personal development, social events, academic support and service opportunities. I am very proud of the university’s sororities, and I am confident that you will find sorority membership to be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of your years at the Capstone. Sincerely, Dr. Judy Bonner Interim President The University of Alabama

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Letter from the

The Office of Greek Affairs Welcome to The University of Alabama! On behalf of the UA Greek community, we would like to extend our congratulations on your acceptance to The University of Alabama. We are so excited that you have not only chosen to spend the next four years at UA, but are also considering becoming a part of the largest Greek community in the nation. Greek life at The University of Alabama is one of the oldest and richest traditions associated with the Capstone. Dating back to 1847, fraternities and sororities have been an integral part of the UA student experience, and you will find that our fraternity men and women consistently uphold the values of what it means to be Greek. They likewise strive for excellence in academics, campus involvement, and community service. We at UA are extremely proud of our Greek Community, which has an excellent reputation not only on campus, but also nationwide. Many of our chapters are national award recipients and are recognized annually for their efforts in programing, academics, philanthropy, and intramurals. The Office of Greek Affairs, which is comprised of four full-time professional staff members, is located in the Ferguson Student Center and provides oversight and guidance to the 55 fraternities and sororities recognized at UA. More significantly, the office serves as a liaison between faculty, alumni advisors, national offices, and parents; develops values-based leadership development programming; provides training in areas such as chapter operations, risk management, health and safety and membership recruitment; monitors the academic performance of fraternity and sorority members; and recognizes the positive achievements and contributions of community members.

The Office of Greek Affairs would also like to serve as a resource for you as well your parents. If you have any additional questions about Greek life or Fall Formal Recruitment, please do not hesitate to contact us at (205) 348-2693. Again, congratulations on your decision to attend The University of Alabama and we look forward to seeing you in August! Roll Tide! Very Best, UA Office of Greek Affairs

Kat Gillan Director of Greek Affairs

Dr. Lowell Davis Assistant Dean of Students

Letter from Office of Greek Affairs

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Panhellenic Executive Council

The Panhellenic Council at The University of Alabama is the coordinating body of the 17 NPC sororities and 1 associate member sorority on campus. The council is composed of 10 executive board members, a delegate and two junior delegates from each sorority. Panhellenic executive council members are current sorority members who have disaffiliated from their chapters during recruitment in order to provide unbiased planning and support for everyone involved in the process. Panhellenic strengthens the Greek community and is responsible for promoting scholarship, philanthropy, and safety for each sorority as well as the Greek community as a whole. Panhellenic provides activities and programs throughout the year to address current issues affecting college women.

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Panhellenic Executive Council


Olivia Hunnicutt President

Hallie Majure Phillips

Brandi Morrison Vice President of Administration

Olivia Hanceri

Director of Public Relations

Director of Judicial Affairs

Stephanie Cole Director of Sigma Rho Chis

Caroline Campbell Director of Recruitment

Sarah Elizabeth Heggem Assistant Director of Recruitment

Maggie Gray

Director of Educational Programming

CJ Watson

Assistant Director of Judicial Affairs

Katie Jackson

Secretary/Treasurer

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Panhellenic Delegates

The UA College Panhellenic delegates act as liaisons between their individual chapters and the Panhellenic Executive Council. By attending biweekly meetings, serving on committees, and volunteering to step in where needed, these women help direct their sororities toward working together as a Panhellenic community. The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), is the umbrella organization for the 26 international women’s fraternities and sororities. NPC provides support and guidance for its members and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. For more information about NPC, visit www.npcwomen.org.

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Panhellenic Delegates


Sorority Presidents

The sorority chapter presidents are integral to the success of Greek life at Alabama. Working with members of their chapters, members of other Greek organizations on campus and alumnae, these women strive to make the Greek community even stronger here at The University of Alabama. A sorority president must be a strong leader and have very high standards. Each of the women serving the Panhellenic community this year reflect excellent character and class. We hope the legacy being set by the 2012 chapter presidents will continue with your incoming class of potential new members.

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Judicial Board The Judicial Board is responsible for upholding the constitution, bylaws, and recruitment rules of the Panhellenic Association during recruitment. Judicial Board handles any infractions associated with recruitment during the week and is available to help the Sigma Rho Chis if needed. Members of the J-Board will keep track of timing during the recruitment parties and will be able to assist you with any problems you may encounter during the recruitment process.

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Judicial Board

Heads of Judicial Board


Sigma Rho Chis Heads of Sigma Rho Chis Recruitment is an exciting and memorable experience, but it can be a hectic and emotional time as well. Recruitment counselors, referred to as Sigma Rho Chis, are undergraduate women representing the various sororities at UA, who have disaffiliated from their chapters for the week of recruitment to help you through the process. These women have been through extensive training in preparation for this week, and have participated in recruitment themselves. They are available for you 24 hours a day as impartial listeners, guides and friends. Get to know your Sigma Rho Chis because they want to get to know you and help you make the best decision based on your personality and interests. ble availa s e r a ve a Chis Rho nd can ser g a m SIg ua urin lp yo isteners d e h o t eek. rtial l impa uitment w recr Sigma Rho Chis

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Recruitment Chairs

Each sorority has a recruitment chair, who coordinates recruitment events for her chapter during the school year, as well as during recruitment week. These women have worked very hard all year to prepare their chapter for your arrival.

For more information about letters of recommendation as well as mailing addresses, please refer to pages 36 and 37. Over the summer, recruitment chairs will review your recommendations, rĂŠsumĂŠs, and high school transcripts.

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Recruitment Chairs


Utilizing Greek Chic

We hope that you will find this recruitment manual very helpful in your preparation for recruitment, as well as during the week of recruitment. We have designed the book to be easy to understand and user friendly. In order to make sure that everything you need is included, we have created a freshmen public relations committee to work with the Director of Public Relations to create the Greek Chic. Please feel free to take notes throughout the book regarding questions you want to ask or observations about the chapters. We cannot thank the public relations committee enough for all of their hard work in designing this recruitment manual. The committee consists of seven freshmen women representing different chapters on campus. They have worked tirelessly to make sure that each page represents the Greek community accurately.

Left to Right: Riley Goodman, Sara Rogan, Katie Tuell, Leslie Bacon, Shanley Treleaven Not Pictured: Lauren Luttrell, Jacqueline McMahon

Utilizing Greek Chic

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Sorority Life

at UA is an experience unlike any other. The University’s commitment to the Greek community is equal to the Panhellenic Association’s commitment to The University. UA’s Greek Community, the largest in the nation, provides an opportunity for new students to become involved in organizations that promote campus involvement and personal growth. When you join one of the 18 sororities at The Capstone, you also become a member of the Panhellenic Association. The National Panhellenic Conference was founded in 1902 and is the governing organization for 26 international women’s fraternities and sororities. Each member group is autonomous as a social, Greek letter society of college women and alumnae. Members are represented on more than 600 college and university campuses in the United States and Canada and currently there are more than 5,300 alumnae associations, making up more than 3 million sorority women in the world. Sororities have enjoyed a rich history at UA since 1904.

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Study Hall Hours Each chapter requires a certain amount of study hall hours per week during your first semester at UA. Each sorority also implements programs to assist members in their academic persuits.

Panhellenic Events TRUE or FALSE?

In-state women are more likely to pledge a sorority than out-ofstate women.

Panhellenic requires new members to attend various events throughout the year. These events address relative issues students face today that will help them with their transition into college and Greek life.

Philanthropy Events

FALSE

In 2011, more than half of the potential new members who received bids were from out-ofstate.

Each chapter enjoys serving its national and local philanthropy. Philanthropy events are hosted to promote unity within the chapters and the Greek community while helping a cause.

Recruitment Events In the Spring, chapters host recruitment workshops to help their members prepare for next year’s fall formal recruitment. As a new member, you will have the opportunity to attend these events.

Active Participation As a new member, you will be required to attend new member meetings in addition to chapter meetings. You will also be encouraged to participate in Greek-wide events such as Greek Week, Greek Fest, and Homecoming. These events are not only fun, but will strengthen bonds among members of the Greek system. What to Expect

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Leadership

opportunities are numerous within the sorority community. As a chapter officer or coordinator of a chapter event, you can develop management and communication skills. You will have the chance to experience different roles in the chapter, whether it’s handling finances during a philanthropy fundraiser or greeting guests during an alumnae dinner. Each sorority also provides educational programs that will help you refine your time management, leadership, and communication skills. Striking a balance between academics and extracurricular activities is an important part of college life. Here at The Capstone, we believe campus involvement provides a well-rounded college experience. Sororities value leadership, and likewise encourage chapter members to become involved in campus-wide activities. Greek life is a direct springboard into campus involvement including student government, special interest organizations, honor societies, Capstone Men and Women, homecoming, Bama Bound, intramural sports and more than 300 other campus organizations. Being Greek also provides an invaluable network when seeking employment. Greek alumni/ae understand the Greek experience of being both an individual and a team player, the desire to excel both in and out of the classroom and the commitment to give something back to the community. Through interaction with Greek alumni/ae, you can begin building relationships that will help you in the future.

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Susan Speaker The XXXI

Brielle Appelbaum Student Government Association Executive Secretary


Katie Jackson Blackburn Institute

fact:

Katie Lamberth Capstone Men and Women

The all-sorority GPA has been higher than the undergraduate all-women’s GPA since 1927.

Scholarship

, academics, and grades are the pillars of college life and each sorority at UA recognizes the importance of scholastic success. Although Panhellenic does not require a specific grade point average to participate in recruitment, it is strongly recommended that you have at least a 3.0 cumulative high school or college GPA. UA Greek women want you to do well in school and will provide informational programs to help you achieve your academic goals. Chapters have study hall hours to assist you with time management and tutoring programs to create an environment in which you can excel. Scholarships are offered through NPC as well as through local Alumnae Panhellenic Associations and individual chapters. Greek-letter organizations were founded on the principle of exceptional scholarship. The academic performance of each chapter is tabulated every semester to determine an all-sorority grade point average.

Fall 2011 Spring 2012 All-Panhellenic: 3.264 All-Panhellenic: 3.28 All-Sorority: 3.25 All-Sorority: 3.27 All-Women’s: 3.14 All-Women’s: 3.12 All-Greek: 3.09 All-Greek: 3.12 All-University: 3.01 All-University: 2.98

Scholarship

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Philanthropy

events at UA prove that Greek women’s interests and concerns extend beyond social activities. Sororities sponsor a multitude of activities each year, donating time and money to their specific philanthropies or identified causes. Sorority members actively participate in their own chapter’s philanthropy events as well as support other chapters’ service efforts. Every year there are cookouts, pancake breakfasts, basketball tournaments, 5K’s, mentoring programs, and other events that Greeks plan and support. The Panhellenic Association looks to fill campus and community needs through events such as Greek Week, Trick-or-Treat on Sorority Row, an Easter Egg Hunt on the President’s Mansion front lawn, Take Back the Night, Gamma Peer Educators, Beat Auburn Beat Hunger, clothing drives and many other sponsorships to help others on campus, in the community and throughout the state. The opportunities you will encounter to help benefit philanthropies and the community are endless.

fact:

In 2011, the Greek community raised $628,107 for various philanthropies, including UA Greek Relief, a student-run initiative.

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Philanthropy


TRUE or FALSE?

If my best friend and I pledge different sororities, we will no longer be able to remain close friends.

FALSE

Our Greek community is very tight-knit. You will be sure to have friends in EVERY house.

Social

events help you get to know your own sorority as well as members of other Greek organizations. Sororities participate in formals, swaps and sisterhood events to help build relationships that will last a lifetime. Swaps are informal parties held with a fraternity and usually have a theme such as 80’s, toga, camouflage, disco, or famous people. Sisterhood events are fun activities like movie nights, bowling, skating, etc., that are held for the members of one sorority. Game weekends are also a large part of Greek social life here at The Capstone. The sorority houses serve meals before each home game and friends and family are invited to partake in the festivities. Many women choose to dress up and attend games with a date, staying true to deep rooted Southern tradition.

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a week full of excitement and fun leading up to the fall Homecoming Week ishomecoming football game. Each sorority is paired with

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Emily McLaughlin, Homecoming Queen 2011

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Homecoming

an IFC fraternity, as well as a UGC and NPHC organization for the week. Each pairing then participates in a series of competitions in the hopes of wining the Homecoming Spirit Cup. “Paint the Town Red� is one event where windows of local businesses are painted in honor of the Homecoming game. Other competitions include a basketball tournament, bowling tournament, dance competition, and a float competition followed by a parade through Tuscaloosa. The most anticipated part of Homecoming is the traditional construction of lawn decorations by each sorority house. These giant decorations incorporate the year’s homecoming theme and are created by an intense pomping process. Homecoming week is the perfect time to bond with women in your sorority and make friends with members in the partnering sororities and fraternities. And of course, it all leads up to the big Homecoming game and the crowning of Homecoming queen.


Greek Week

at The University of Alabama is a week set aside in the spring to promote unity, camaraderie and service within the Greek community. During Greek Week, members of all four Greek councils participate in friendly competitions and community service. Greek Week is one of the largest annual philanthropic efforts at The University of Alabama and includes both social and charity events. This year, the focus of Greek Week was to give back to our community through service and charitable contributions with a goal of uniting the four councils by having them work and socialize together. Brandi Morrison, Vice President of Administration of the Alabama Panhellenic Association, planned this year’s Greek Week with the help from the Greek Programming Board. “Greek Week is a great

fact:

During Greek Week 2012, the Greek community raised $95,000 and completed more than 4,000 community service hours.

chance to unite the four Greek councils through service, events and friendly competition,” said Morrison.

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Recruitment Week

begins Friday, August 10, and concludes with Bid Day on Saturday, August 18. For many of you, this will be your first impression of Tuscaloosa and Greek life at The University of Alabama. We hope that you enjoy all that we have planned for you! The week consists of four rounds of events that will allow you to learn more about each sorority. The events will show you what life in a sorority is like and will give you the chance to meet sorority women in each house and ask any questions that you might have about activities, financial obligations, scholarship, new member programs, and campus life in general. It is so important that you keep an open mind during this process and carefully decide where YOU feel you fit in to the Greek community at UA. Please recognize that formal recruitment is a mutual selection process. While all potential members will visit every sorority during the first round (Open House), the remaining rounds are by invitation only. As the sororities are narrowing down the number of women attending each round of events, potential new members

follow:

@UAPanhellenic and @UAGreekAffairs for more information during recruitment week!

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may only accept a certain number of invitations to each round. The Panhellenic executive council and recruitment counselors will explain this process in detail throughout the week. Each potential new member will be assigned recruitment counselors (Sigma Rho Chis), who will be available during the entire process to answer questions. These women are available to help you in any way you may need them. Participation in formal recruitment does NOT guarantee you an invitation to join a sorority, nor does it obligate a woman to join. However, more than 80 percent of the women participating in formal recruitment each year join a sorority at the end of recruitment week.


Recruitment Q&A

Q& A

Do I need to go to all of the events listed in the recruitment schedule?

Yes! The object of recruitment is for you to learn as much as you can about the UA Greek community, so that you can make the best possible decision. If you intentionally miss events, you could be released from recruitment.

Will all potential new members pledge a sorority at the end of recruitment?

Q& A

Recruitment is a process of mutual selection, and as such, there are many different outcomes to this process. You are not guaranteed to be asked to join a sorority, and you are not obligated join one. It is possible to go through recruitment and not pledge a sorority at the conclusion of the week.

Q& A

What if I’m an upperclassman?

An upperclassman is a woman who

graduated high school prior to December 2011. UA utilizes an upperclassman quota which is separate from the freshman quota. This dual-quota system gives all women participating in recruitment an equal opportunity to pledge.

Q& A

What if I only want to be in a certain sorority?

Only wanting to be in one or a few sororities limits a PNM’s options for membership and can lead to disappointment. Don’t make a decision based on stereotypes or others’ opinions. We encourage you to keep an open mind and make a decision that is right for you.

Q& A

If I go through recruitment, am I obligated to join?

No. Recruitment is an opportunity to explore Greek life and to see if it is right for you.

Q& A

I am a legacy to a sorority. Is there anything I should know?

Each potential new member is considered on an individual basis. Legacies are not obligated to join the sorority that their family member joined and likewise, chapters are not required to pledge a legacy. Houses are considering mutual compatibility, not necessarily a family connection. Recruitment Q&A

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Week at a Glance Open House 1 & 2

During the first two days of recruitment, you will get the opportunity to visit all 16 sororities with your recruitment group. Each party is only 20 minutes long, and as such, the days move quickly. You will be greeted at each house by door songs as you are welcomed into the party. Feel free to ask questions of the members and tell them a little bit about yourself. Most importantly have fun! The week will be over before you know it.

Tip: If offered water in the houses, please drink it. It is important to stay hydrated during recruitment week.

Philanthropy Day 1 & 2 Philanthropy Day marks the first round of invitationalonly parties. During days three and four, you will have the opportunity to visit up to 12 sororities for 25 minutes each. Philanthropy Day will give you a glimpse into the philanthropic work that sororities participate in at the local and national level. This round provides a first hand look at the importance of community service in Greek life. Philanthropy Day is very laid back and lots of fun. Tip: Wear comfortable shorts; in some houses you may be sitting on the floor.

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Week at a Glance


Skit Day 1 & 2 On Skit day, you will get to see the personality of each sorority. During this invitational round, you may attend up to eight parties, each of which is 40 minutes. The parties on Skit day are informative and allow you more time for conversations with the sorority women. You will be able to recognize the individuality and spirit of each sorority, as well as experience the special bond of sorority sisterhood. Tip: This is the day when you learn what each chapter is involved in on campus, think hard about what you would like to be involved in and whether this chapter could help you reach your goals.

Preference Day

On this day you may attend up to three 50 minute parties. This is the day to really focus on what you want to gain out of joining a sorority. An invitation to a Preference Party means the sorority is very interested in you becoming a member. After a ceremony, you will have the chance to talk privately with a member. During this time, they may share with you how they made their decision, what their sorority means to them, and what sisterhood means to them. After the last party, you will walk silently to fill out your MRABA. Tip: Look around the room at your parties; many of these girls could be your new sorority sisters, so make sure you feel comfortable.

Week at a Glance

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Recruitment Rules and Policies Basic Recruitment Definitions: • A Potential New Member (PNM) is a woman who is registered to participate in Fall Formal Recruitment with the Alabama Panhellenic Association. • A potential new member is also any high school student (grades 9-12) who is considering coming to The University of Alabama or anyone with the intent to go through Fall Formal Recruitment in the coming year. • A sorority member is any active member in the chapter, alumnae member of the sorority, and non-active member of the sorority. Alumnae will retain their alumna status during recruitment. Summer Do’s and Don’ts: • No Contact between Sorority Members and Potential New Members after May 1st. Example: Letters, Emails, Twitter, Facebook & MySpace Messages, Phone Calls, etc. • Normal contact (work, hometown number,etc.) can occur, but conversations should be limited to benefits of participating in recruitment, not specific to any one organization. • Sororities CANNOT have gatherings that include Potential New Members after May 1st. Example: Teas, Parties, Trips, etc. • Potential New Members CANNOT stay with sorority members or have any contact with sorority members during summer orientation sessions. Example: Spending the night at a member’s house, eating dinner or attending social activities. For a complete list of rules and regulations please refer to our website at www.uapanhellenic.com.

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Potential New Member Bill of Rights •

The right to be treated as an individual.

The right to be fully informed about the recruitment process.

• The right to ask questions and receive true and objective answers from recruitment counselors. •

The right to be treated with respect.

The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized.

The right to ask how and why and receive straight answers.

The right to have and express opinions to recruitment counselors.

• The right to expect 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 pledging experience.

myth:

I can’t speak openly with my Sigma Rho Chi because she’ll tell the sororities what I say.

truth:

Sigma Rho Chis have disaffiliated from their sororities and they are impartial and willing to listen as well as support you throughout the week. PNM Bill of Rights

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National Panhellenic Conference Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement I have participated in the membership recruitment period at The University of Alabama. By signing this acceptance agreement, I understand and agree to the following terms. Please read and initial each of the following. __I am willing to accept an invitation to membership from any women’s sorority (fraternity) that I list on this agreement. __I may limit my choices to just one OR list any women’s sorority (fraternity) whose preference-round (last) event I at- tended, and from which I am willing to accept membership. I realize that by not listing the maximum number of events I attended, I may be limiting my potential to join any other NPC group during formal recruitment should I not be placed with my choice(s). __Once I submit this agreement to the College Panhellenic Association, I cannot change the order of my preferences or add or delete a preference. __If I do not receive an invitation to membership from a group that I have listed, I am eligible for continuous open bidding. __I have the option of not submitting an agreement at this time. __Once I submit this agreement, I am bound by the National Panhellenic Conference one-calendar year rule. This rule states that if I receive an invitation to membership from a group that I have listed and then do not accept it, I am not eligible to be pledged to any other NPC member sorority (fraternity) on this campus for one calendar year (12 month period) from the time of this signing. Signature______________________________________________ Date__________________________ By signing this form you are agreeing to accept a bid from any of the women’s sororities you list below and if offered, you are bound to that bid for one calendar year. I agree to the terms stated above, and I am willing to accept an invitation to membership from any of the following women’s sororities (fraternities) whose preference event I attended (listed in order of preference): 1st Preference:________________________________________________________________ 2nd Preference: _______________________________________________________________ 3rd Preference (only if attended 3 events) __________________________________________ Signature ______________________________________________ Date_________________________ The form is to be completed by the potential new member (PNM). 1. Immediately following her final Preference event, the potential new member goes to the Panhellenic designated place to receive her printed MRABA to be signed in privacy. 2. The potential new member is encouraged to list on this card any women’s sorority (fraternity) whose preference (last) event she attended and from which she is willing to accept a bid to membership. *Taken from the NPC Manual of Information

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Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement


Explanation of the Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA) The document on the opposite page is the Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement (MRABA), formerly known as the “Preference Card.” The MRABA is a binding agreement that is effective for one calendar year. By signing this document, you as a potential new member agree that you are willing to accept a bid for membership from any sorority that you rank on the MRABA. Please note that if you receive a bid from any sorority that you ranked on your MRABA, then you are bound to that group for one calendar year (August 2012 - August 2013). Most importantly, if you receive an invitation to membership (a bid) from any sorority that you have listed on your MRABA, and you choose not to accept it, you are not eligible to participate in Continuous Open Bidding (COB). After the conclusion of your last Preference party, you will make your final selections in a computer lab, ranking the chapters you visited on Friday, August 17th in preferential order. Once you complete your rankings, you will print and sign a copy of the MRABA. Please note that once the MRABA has been turned in to a representative of the Alabama College Panhellenic Association, it cannot be altered or changed. Prior to signing the MRABA, you will have several options to consider and we suggest that you thoroughly reflect on these before signing your MRABA. -First and foremost, you may choose not to complete the MRABA, thereby withdrawing from recruitment. If you choose this option, you are eligible to accept a bid for membership from any sororities participating in “Continuous Open Bidding.” A small number of sororities may be able to recruit a limited number of women through the COB process after formal recruitment if their chapter is below Panhellenic Total. -Secondly, you may choose to list any sorority whose preference event you attended and from whom you are willing to accept an invitation to membership (a bid). Please note that you should not rank any sorority on your final selection that you are absolutely not willing to accept a bid for membership. If you match with a sorority that you listed on your MRABA, it is important to note that you are bound to them for one calendar year regardless of whether you accept their invitation or not. -Lastly, you may choose to list only one or two preferences, but you must understand that if you chose to single intentional preference then you are not guaranteed to receive a bid for membership. Only potential new members who maximize their options and list ALL of the chapters that they attended during the Preference Round are guaranteed to receive a bid for membership during formal recruitment. If you do not receive an invitation to membership (a bid) from any of the sororities that you have listed, you are eligible for continuous open bidding (COB).

Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement

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Panhellenic Code of Ethics As members of The University of Alabama Panhellenic Association, we the undersigned agree that our vision is a safe, positive, enriching recruitment experience with the goal of providing opportunities for the greatest possible number of women to obtain membership in a women’s fraternity. In order to reach our common goal, we will strive to create a Panhellenic environment of trust, honesty, unity, and cooperation among all chapters. Therefore, we solemnly promise to: •

Respect ourselves, our sisters, and the Greek community as a whole. We will work with other sororities to improve the Greek community and reverse the current stereotypes.

Enable every potential new member an equal opportunity and act accordingly with true Panhel lenic spirit as well as our own chapter values and moral judgments.

Confront the concerns about alcohol and other illegal substances and promote the safety and protection of current and prospective members.

Treat potential new members with the same respect before, during and after recruitment.

Abide by all official Panhellenic codes, including but not limited to:

Leave the potential new member with a positive idea of what sisterhood could be.

Encourage the potential new member to explore the freedom of thought in her decisions.

Assure the potential new member about the recruitment process, membership requirements and external and internal responsibilities.

Enable every potential new member an equal opportunity to a level playing field.

Strive to maintain a campus scholastic average which is above the all-women’s average.

The Panhellenic Creed, The Potential New Member Bill of Rights, The Panhellenic Recruitment Rules, The National Panhellenic Conference Unanimous Agreements

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Greek Speak Active: A sorority member who has been formally initiated by her chapter. Alumna: An initiated member who is no longer an active member of a collegiate chapter. Bid: A formal invitation to pledge a sorority or fraternity. Continuous Open Bidding: The period in which any group not meeting quota or being at total may offer a bid. This is held after formal recruitment. MRABA (Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement): A document each potential new member completes immediately following the preference round of parties stating her membership preferences. The potential new member 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. Formal Recruitment: A designated membership recruitment period during which a series of organized events are held by each NPC sorority.

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Legacy: A PNM whose mother or sister is an alumna of, or active memeber in a particular sorority. NPC: National Panhellenic Conference.

NPHC: National Pan-Hellenic Council, a council composed of the nine historically black Greek-letter organizations - four sororities and five fraternities. Philanthropy: A national and/or local charity that a sorority sponsors, donating time and money through service in order to promote human welfare. Potential New Member (PNM): Any woman who is eligible to participate in formal or informal recruitment. Quota: The number of women a sorority may pledge during formal or informal recruitment. Recommendation/Reference: A written letter or statement from an alumna on the sorority’s official form introducing and recommending a potential new member for membership. Also called a “rec�.

Intake: The process through which NPHC and UGC sororities select new members.

UGC: The United Greek Council at UA is composed of the two multicultural fraternities and sororities recognized at Alabama.

Single Intentional Preference: When a PNM attends more than one preferential event but only lists one choice on her MRABA.

Upperclassman: Any woman who has graduated high school prior to December 2011.

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Recommendations A potential new member recommendation form, also known as a “rec”, “reference” or “RIF,” is a form that a sorority alumna completes on a PNM introducing her to a sorority chapter. Recs are sent by an alumna to her sorority’s chapter. Recs do not guarantee that you will receive a bid from that chapter. Panhellenic does not have rec forms available and cannot obtain them for potential new members. An alumna may find a rec form in her respective sorority’s magazine, or on the national organization’s website. She can also call the international headquarters of her sorority to obtain the form. Recs are not mandatory for every sorority; however, PNMs are encouraged to secure a rec for each of the chapters participating in recruitment. Recs for each sorority should be sent directly to chapter, unless otherwise specified on the recommendation form. The mailing addresses for each of the sororities participating in formal recruitment can be found on the next page. Copies of your final high school or college transcript, while not required, may be mailed directly to the individual sororities P.O. Box if you did not include a copy in your recommendation packet.

Helpful Hints: When asking alumnae for recommendations, supply them with a stamped and pre-addressed envelope. You may be asked to include a copy of your résumé and high school or college transcript. It is also a good idea for you to include a picture of yourself. We suggest a 4x6 headshot; senior portraits work great. Lastly, it is YOUR responsibility to make sure UA has an official copy of your final transcript, as this will be the official GPA shared with each sorority. Please ensure that a certified final copy of your high school and/or college transcript is sent to the UA Admissions Office by August 1, 2012. All final transcripts should be mailed to the following address: The University of Alabama Office of Undergraduate Admissions P.O. Box 870132 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487 *While “letters of support” may be commonplace in Texas, please note that sororities at The University of Alabama do not accept or recognize “letters of support”.

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Recommendation Letters


Recommendation Addresses Alpha Chi Omega Allison Dean or Lauren Poist P.O. Box 861448 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486 Alpha Delta Pi Julia Perkins P.O. Box 11090 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486 Alpha Gamma Delta Collins Todd P.O. Box 866389 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486 Alpha Omicron Pi Lauren Davis P.O. Box 861948 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486 Alpha Phi Bridget Bailey or Shelby McNutt P.O. Box 11045 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

Chi Omega Madeline Stivender or Carly Rolfe P.O. Box 866479 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486 Delta Delta Delta Emily Jones or Elizabeth Sparrow P.O. Box 862938 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

Kappa Alpha Theta Victoria Dilbeck P.O. Box 866629 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

Sigma Delta Tau Rebecca Farmer P.O. Box 866659 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

Kappa Delta Annie Thompson or Claire Williams P.O. Box 11040 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

Zeta Tau Alpha Lauren Foley P.O. Box 862848 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

Delta Gamma Mollie Lichter P.O. Box 11019 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

Kappa Kappa Gamma Honey Bennett or Charlotte Smith P.O. Box 866569 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

Delta Zeta Erin Jenkins P.O. Box 866209 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

Phi Mu Jessica Moore P.O. Box 866509 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

Gamma Phi Beta Krysta Posid P.O. Box 866269 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

Pi Beta Phi Mallorie Estes P.O. Box 11067 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486

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Finances Each chapter has a financial requirement, which should be taken into consideration before pledging. Financial requirements may include membership dues, house fees and room and board if you live in the facility. It is important to note that membership fees vary by sorority. Living In-House Fees (per semester): High: $4754.00 *Includes room, meals & chapter fees Low: $3470.00 Average: $4105.00 Living Out-of-House Fees (per semester): High: $2859.00 *Includes meals & chapter fees Low: $1935.00 Average: $2300.00 New Member Fees (per semester): High: $913.50 *Includes onetime fees (i.e. Initiation) Low: $165.00 Average: $472.00

Greek Meal Plan Since the majority of the Panhellenic sororities have their own mandatory meal program, the University automatically down-grades new members to the Greek 50 meal plan at a cost of $450 when they join a sorority that has a fullservice kitchen. Greek 50: Average of 2-3 meals per week, perfect for weekends when the sorority house is not serving meals. Students who would like more than 50 meals per semester may change their meal plan to one of the following: Silver (160 meals per semester), Gold (220 meals per semester), or Unlimited. Students who would like to have no requirement to dine in any UA dining halls may choose to only pay the Community Dining Charge of $197. The University generates an official list of all new Greek members and student accounts will automatically be credited the difference between the original meal plan and the Greek downgrade.

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All requests for the no-meal-plan must be received by August 22, 2012, for fall new members. There is no deadline to upgrade meal plans. Financial Obligations


Places to eat during recruitment Tuesday

12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Lakeside

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Lakeside

Off Campus Dinner

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Lakeside

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Lakeside & Burke

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Lakeside & Burke

Meal Plans Lakeside

Meal Plans

Meal Plans

Lakeside

Julia’s Market 7:30 a.m. - midnight

Lakeside Burke Fresh Food Co.

Starbucks 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday Thursday

Friday

Monday

Sunday

Meal Plans

Lakeside Burke Fresh Food Co.

Meal Plans

Lakeside Burke Fresh Food Co.

Ferguson Food Court 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Meal Plans

Lakeside Burke Fresh Food Co.

Subway Sunday: 11 a.m. - 7p.m Monday - Friday: 11a.m. -2p.m.

Don’t forget to bring your ACT card when you eat on campus!

Where to Dine

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Moving-In All women living on campus in the fall semester participating in fall formal recruitment are eligible for “Early Move-In” on Thursday, August 9 or Friday, August 10. If you were previously assigned a movein time for Saturday, August 11, then Housing and Residential Communities will automatically reassign you to an earlier move-in date and you will be notified of the new date and time via an email to UA crimson email account. In order to make the move-in process as easy and efficient as possible, the number of students who can move in at each time during the day is limited. As such, please arrive on your assigned day and time. If you arrive outside of your assigned move-in period, you will be directed to a holding area and will be required to wait until your assigned time or until move-in operations have completely ceased for the day. All students who have signed up for, or have been assigned, a check-in time will receive a parking pass at the end of July through the mail to the student’s permanent mailing address. This parking pass will be used during move-in, so be sure to bring it with you. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the variety of times in which students move out at the end of the academic year, students are responsible for moving their own belongings out of the residence halls. Volunteer staff will not be available to assist with move out in May. SORORITY CONVOCATION, which is now scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, is a casual event, as it is understood that many students will have spent the day moving into their residence hall rooms. Women participating in sorority recruitment should have no concern about moving in on the day of Convocation. For more information about “Early Move-In,” please visit the Housing and Residential Communities website at http://movein.ua.edu/.

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Conflicts with Recruitment It is sometimes necessary for a Potential New Member to miss events for a legitimate reason such as late move-in, an illness, a family obligation, spirit groups, Alabama Action, or University athletics. Whatever the situation, please don’t worry. The Alabama Panhellenic Association will work with any woman, who has a conflict during the week of recruitment. If you must miss an event, it is important that you alert the Alabama Panhellenic Association and register your conflict with your Recruitment Counselor. Your Sigma Rho Chi, once aware of the conflict, will work with you to make other accommodations. The individual chapters are very understanding and want the opportunity to meet you. If you are participating in Recruitment and will miss a significant amount of days or events on a particular day, due to prior obligations, we recommend that you attend the PNM Conflict Social. The Conflict Social, which will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., will allow PNMs with scheduling conflicts an opportunity to meet with sorority representatives outside of scheduled recruitment events. When a PNM registers her scheduling conflict with her Recruitment Counselor, depending on the number of events she will miss, she will be offered an opportunity to attend the PNM Conflict Social. If you have any questions regarding this policy or would like more information about the PNM Conflict Social, please contact the Office of Greek Affairs at (205) 348-2693. Recruitment is a time to be and feel your best self, and this can be very difficult when you are not properly nourished, hydrated, and rested. To prevent illness during the week of recruitment, we strongly recommend that you eat before starting the day. When you don’t eat enough food, or don’t eat enough healthy food (not enough proteins or carbohydrates) you can experience headaches, weakness, or fatigue. Being dehydrated can cause you to experience nausea, dizziness, emotional instability, and even cause you to pass out, especially when it is hot and humid. So, please drink lots of fluids and feel free to ask for water when you are thirsty. Also, remember that recruitment is a lengthy process, so we encourage you to get plenty of rest. Quick Tips: Keep hydrated by drinking water throughout the day. We encourage you to keep a water bottle with you at all time. Avoid consuming large amounts of carbonated or caffeinated beverage as these can increase your fluid loss because of their diuretic effect. If you wait until you are thirsty, you have waited too long. Conflicts

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Bid Day

This year Bid Day will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Bid Day begins at Bryant-Denny staduim and continues along sorority row at the sorority houses. Since many parents travel to UA for Bid Day, it is important to know whether the chapter will be leaving on Bid Day for the retreat. Parents are encouraged to come to bid day to participate in the excitement, visit the sorority house for brunch and learn about the chapter. Bid Day is the most exciting day of recruitment. You will, however, be sitting in the stadium waiting to open your bids around the hottest time of the day. Enjoy this day! It’s a once in a lifetime experience and will start one of the most exciting adventures in college. On or soon after Bid Day, sororities plan retreats for the new member class to bond and get to know each other. On this retreat, the girls are able to meet their new sisters, learn about their sorority, and celebrate finding their home away from home.

Chapters

Retreat

Alpha Chi Omega

Day after Bid Day

Alpha Delta Pi

Day after Bid Day

Alpha Gamma Delta

Day after Bid Day

Alpha Omicron Pi

August 24th

Alpha Phi

Bid Day

Chi Omega

Bid Day

Delta Delta Delta

Bid Day

Delta Gamma

Bid Day

Delta Zeta

Day after Bid Day

Gamma Phi Beta

Bid Day

Kappa Alpha Theta

Bid Day

Kappa Delta

August 21st

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Bid Day

Phi Mu

Bid Day

Pi Beta Phi

Day after Bid Day

Zeta Tau Alpha

Bid Day

Please note that Colonial and Magnolia Drives will be closed to traffic on Bid Day. Visitors are encouraged to park in the tenHoor West Commuter Parking Lot. For more information about parking, please visit http://bamaparking.ua.edu/.

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Advice from the Experts It’s August in Alabama...trust us, it will be hot! Look for lightweight dresses and colors that won’t show sweat.

Don’t believe all the rumors you hear. If it sounds too crazy to be true, then it probably is.

Be sure to use your Sigma Rho Chis! They are there to answer any questions, no matter how silly you may think they are.

Products We Love Extra pony-tail holders Bobby pins Hair brush Personal fan Band-aids Umbrella Oil blotting sheets Powder

Snacks Water Deodorant Pen and pad for notes Flip flops Camera Water-proof tote bag Mints

You can’t take anything into the houses, so leave your nice purse or bag in your room. This also means that your bag will be laying on the grass outside while you are attending parties, so keep that in mind when choosing a durable bag to tote your things.

Be careful what you say about other sororities to those around you. You should always be respectful of others’ opinions, as you never know what connections someone has to a particular sorority.

Look natural! Sororities want to see the real you. That being said, water-proof mascara is a great investment.

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What to Wear

and what not to wear during recruitment

PHILANTHROPY 1&2 What Not to Wear: A dress, skirt, too-short shorts or running shorts.

OPEN HOUSE 1&2 What Not to Wear: Shorts, jeans, heels, or cocktail attire or shorts.

PHILANTHROPY 1&2 What to Wear: Philanthropy shirt, nice shorts, and sandals or flats.

SKIT DAY 1&2 What to Wear: A nice dress and comfortable heels or flats

OPEN HOUSE 1&2 What to Wear: A nice sundress with sandals or flats

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don’t forget:

Convocation is Friday, August 10, 2012, at 7 p.m. at Foster Auditorium. Please come as you are; a number of PNMs will have been moving in on that day so there is no need to dress up. Attire is casual, so shorts and t-shirts are appropriate.


BID DAY What Not to Wear: A dress, long-sleeved shirt, or heels.

PREFERENCE PARTY

SKIT DAY 1&2

What Not to Wear: A maxi dress or a dress that is beaded. Formal attire is discouraged.

What Not to Wear: Anything revealing, too formal, or too casual.

PREFERENCE PARTY What to Wear: A nice dress with heels or flats; something you might wear to an evening wedding.

BID DAY What to Wear: A cool tank, shorts and comfortable shoes.

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Homecoming Parade

Alpha Chi Omega

Bid Day 2010

Homecoming Dance Winners

Junior Girls

W C

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Alpha Chi Omega

TV Character Swap

Rave Foam Swap


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: Alpha Chi Founded: 1885 Founded at UA: 1924 Chapter Name: Alpha Upsilon Symbol: Greek Lyre Flower: Red Carnation

Philanthropy: Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Colors: Scarlet Red & Olive Green Website: alphachiua.com GPA: 3.0

President: Susan Speaker Recruitment Chairs: Allison Dean and Lauren Poist

Skit Day

Preference Night

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Alpha Delta Pi Mallard Ball

Girls Night Out

We are the girls who wear the white and blue

Disco Night

ADPi Loves the Tide

ADP Toga Swap

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Alpha Delta Pi

Put a smile on, for Ronald McDonald


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: A-D-Pi Founded: 1851 Founded at UA: 1907 Chapter Name: Eta Symbol: Diamond Flower: Woodlands Violet

Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House Colors: Azure Blue and White Mascot: Lion Website: http://etachapter.wix. com/Alabamaadpi GPA: 3.2

President: Taylor Stevens Recruitment Chairs: Julia Perkins and Katie Welpott

Skit Day

Preference Night

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Cookout for Diabetes

Gameday

Alpha Gamma Delta

Bid Day

1st Swap

50

Alpha Gamma Delta

Big Sis/Little Sis

Rave Swap

Most Outstanding Sorority 2012

AGD


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: Alpha Gam Founded: 1904 Founded at UA: 1921 Chapter Name: Psi Symbol: Squirrel Flower: Red and Buff Roses

Philanthropy: Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Colors: Red, Buff and Green Website: www.uaalphagam.com GPA: 3.0

President: Lissa Handley Tyson Recruitment Chairs: Collins Todd and Lindsey Kahn

Skit Day

Preference Night

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AOPi Bid Day

AOPi Sisterhood Event

Alpha Omicron Pi

AOPi Dinner Night

Fall Party 2011

National Championship

AO

P

Kentucky Derby Party

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Alpha Omicron Pi

Run For Roses Philanthropy


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: A-O-Pi Founded: 1897 Founded at UA: 1967 Chapter Name: Alpha Delta Mascot: Panda Flower: Jacqueminot Rose

Philanthropy: Arthritis Research Colors: Cardinal Motto: Exceed the Expectation Website: aoiialabama.com GPA: 3.0

President: Morgan Butler Recruitment Chair: Lauren Davis

Skit Day

Preference Night

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Back to School Party

GI Jane Swap

Alpha Phi Bid Day

Alpha Phi Homecoming

Alpha Phi

Devils and Angels Swap

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Alpha Phi

Derby Days 2012

Alpha Phi Bid Day

AF


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: Alpha Phi Founded: 1872 Founded at UA: 1932 Chapter Name: Beta Mu Symbol: Ivy Leaf Flower: Lily of the Valley

Philanthropy: Alpha Phi Foundation Colors: Bordeaux and Silver Mascot: Bear Website: www.alphaphialabama.com GPA: 3.0

President: Sarah Fink Recruitment Chairs: Bridget Bailey and Shelby McNutt

Skit Day

Preference Night

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Homecoming Game

Bid Day

Chi Omega

Chi O Executive Board

xO

New Members on Bid Day

Junior Chi O’s

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Chi Omega

Annual Long Dress Formal


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: Chi O Founded: 1895 Founded at UA: 1922 Chapter Name: Nu Beta Symbol: Owl Flower: White Carnation

Philanthropy: Make a Wish Foundation & Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama Colors: Cardinal and Straw Website: nubetachiomega. com GPA: 3.0

President: Caroline Philips Recruitment Chairs: Madeline Stivender and Carly Rolfe

Skit Day

Preference Night

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Freshmen on Bid Day

TriDelt Bid Day

Delta

TriDelts at St. Jude

Delta

Delta

Southbound

Rave Swap

A A

A

Girls Night Out

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Delta Delta Delta

Football Game


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: Tri-Delt Founded: 1888 Founded at UA: 1914 Chapter Name: Delta Mu Symbol: Pearl, Trident & Pine Tree

Flower: Pansy Philanthropy: Children’s Cancer & St. Jude Children’s Hospital Colors: Silver, Gold and Blue Website: alabamaDDD.com GPA: 3.0

President: Rachel Cannon Recruitment Chairs: Emily Jones, Elizabeth Sparrow and Emily Gunn

Skit Day

Preference Night

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Famous People Party

Installation Celebration

Delta Gamma

Anchor Ball

Decades Swap

Alabama Gameday

AF Delta Gamma Dinner

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Delta Gamma

Delta Gamma Formal


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: DeeGee Founded: 1873 Founded at UA: 2011 Chapter Name: Beta Psi Symbol: Anchor Flower: Cream Colored Rose

Philanthropy: Service for Sight & AL Institute for Deaf & Blind Colors: Bronze, Pink and Blue Motto: Do Good Website: www.bamadg.com GPA: 3.0

President: Kayla Fields Recruitment Chairs: Zoe Storey, Vivian Spearman & Ashley Posey

Skit Day

Preference Night

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National Championship

Delta Zeta

Delta Zeta Bid Day ‘11

Az Team DZ at Relay for Life

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Delta Zeta


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: D-Z Founded: 1902 Founded at UA: 1922 Chapter Name: Alpha Gamma Symbol: Lamp Flower: Killarney Rose

Philanthropy: Speech and Hearing, The Painted Turtle Colors: Rose and Green Mascot: Turtle Website: www.deltazeta.org GPA: 3.0

President: Lauren Janusz Recruitment Chair: Elyse Floyd

Skit Day

Preference Night

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Tailgating on the Quad

Philanthropy Event

Gamma Phi Beta

Homecoming Dance

Crescent Classic

Homecoming Parade

FIB 64

Bid Day

Gamma Phi Beta

Greek Week


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: Gamma Phi Founded: 1874 Founded at UA: 1989 Chapter Name: Epsilon Lambda Symbol: Crescent Moon

Flower: Pink Carnation Philanthropy: Campfire USA Colors: Pink and Brown Mascot: Penguin Website: www.uagammaphibeta.com GPA: 3.0

President: Leandra Vallez Recruitment Chair: Krysta Posid

Skit Day

Preference Night

65


First Party

Gameday at Theta

Alabama Game

Kappa Alpha Theta

Bid Day Delta Gamma Bid Day ‘11

Recruitment

Tacky Christmas Party

KA

Q

Kite Flight Spring Party

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Kappa Alpha Theta

Intramural Game


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: Theta Founded: 1870 Founded at UA: 1967 Chapter Name: Delta Omicron Symbol: Kite Flower: Black and Gold Pansy

Philanthropy: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Colors: Black and Gold Website: www.kappaalphatheta.org/chapters/ deltaomicron GPA: 3.0

President: Diana Zarzour Recruitment Chair: Victoria Dilbeck

Skit Day

Preference Night

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Initiation

Big Sis/Little Sis Dinner

Kappa Delta

Gameday... KD Loves the Tide

Bid Day

Tacky Christmas Party

kA Rock Star Party

68 Kappa Delta

Risky Business for Halloween


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: KD Founded: 1897 Founded at UA: 1904 Chapter Name: Zeta Flower: White Rose Philanthropy: Prevent Child

Abuse America & Girl Scouts of America Colors: Pearl White and Olive Green Motto: “Ta Kala DioKomen” Website: kappadeltaua.com GPA: 3.0

President: Margaret Priester Recruitment Chairs: Claire Williams and Annie Thompson

Skit Day

Preference Night

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Minerva Toga Party

Kappa Bid Day

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Rave Social

KKF KKG Bid Day

Kappa Kokomo

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Kappa Kappa Gamma

Halloween Social

Jungle Theme Social


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: Kappa Founded: 1870 Founded at UA: 1927 Chapter Name: Gamma Pi Symbol: Key Flower: Fleur-de-lis

Philanthropy: Reading is Fundamental Colors: Light and Dark Blue Motto: To seek the good and beautiful Website: kkgalabama.com GPA: 3.0

President: Natalie Coleman Recruitment Chairs: Honey Bennett and Charlotte Smith

Skit Day

Preference Night

71


Homecoming Parade

Phi Mu

Initiation

Big/Little Reveal

Gameday Lunch

New Member Retreat

Im Miss Sorority Row

72

Phi Mu

Phi Mu Bid Day


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: Phi Mu Founded: 1852 Founded at UA: 1931 Chapter Name: Alpha Zeta Mascot: Lion Flower: Pink Carnation

Philanthropy: Children’s Miracle Nework Hospitals Colors: Rose and White Motto: “Les Soeurs Fidelis” Website: http://www. wix.com/phimualabama/ uaphimu#%21recruitment GPA: 3.0 President: Rebecca Adams Recruitment Chair: Jessica Moore

Skit Day

Preference Night

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Pi Beta Phi Pi Phi’s in Bryant-Denny

Homecoming Lawn Decoration

Bid Day on the Sun Roof

Rave Swap

Pi Beta Phi Bid Day

NBI Homecoming with our Cheerleader

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Pi Beta Phi

Sisterhood


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: Pi Phi Founded: 1867 Founded at UA: 1949 Chapter Name: Alabama Beta Flower: Wine Carnation

Philanthropy: Literacy Colors: Wine and Silver Blue Mascot: Angel Symbol: Arrow Website: www.pibetaphi.org/ua GPA: 3.0

President: Rachel Drumright Recruitment Chairs: Mallorie Estes and Emily Daviston

Skit Day

Preference Night

75


New Member River Boat Dinner Cruise

Zeta Tau Alpha

Gameday with ZTA

Gameday on the Quad

Homecoming Parade

ZTA ZTA Loves the Tide

76 Zeta Tau Alpha

Rave Swap


Notes Open House

Philanthropy Day

Fast Facts

Nickname: Zeta Founded: 1898 Founded at UA: 1910 Chapter Name: Nu Symbol: Crown, Strawberry and White Violet

Philanthropy: Breast Cancer Awareness Colors: Turquoise Blue and Steel Gray Motto: Seek the Noblest Website: bamazeta.net GPA: 3.0

President: Lindsey Hake Recruitment Chair: Lauren Foley

Skit Day

Preference Night

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Football Tailgating

Alpha Delta Chi Tea

1920s Swap

Alpha Delta Chi Homecoming Parade

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Alpha Delta Chi

ADC


President: Cathryn Snow Recruitment Chair: Shannon Joyce

Fast Facts

Nickname: A-D-Chi Founded: 1925 Founded at UA: 2004 Chapter Name: Tau Mascot: Lamb Motto: As in a Mirror

Flower: Gladiolous & Delphiniums Philanthropy: Boys and Girls Club of Tuscaloosa Colors: Flame & Blue Website: adchibama.org

Alpha Delta Chi is an interdenominational Christian sorority that was started on the University of Alabama campus in 2004. Our goals are to provide spiritual, social and scholastic support to the women on our campus. We hope to provide a place where Christian women can participate in Greek life without compromising their beliefs, build strong friendships and most of all, mirror in Christ’s love to their community. For more information please contact Shannon Joyce at smjoyce@crimson.ua.edu.

Alpha Delta Chi is not participating in Formal Recruitment. Check out www.adchibama.org for more information about their membership recruitment process.

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Supportiing our sisters at Homecoming!

Halloween Party at Carmelos

Bid Day Party

Sigma Delta Tau

Powder Puff girls at Halloween!

Panhellenic Preview Weekend

eAt Gameday with SDT!

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Sigma Delta Tau


President: Rachel Delevett Recruitment Chair: Rebecca Farmer

Fast Facts

Nickname: Sig Delt Founded: 1917 Founded at UA: 1935 Chapter Name: Rho Mascot: Teddy bear Symbol: Torch Colors: Cafe au Lait and Blue

Flower: Yellow Tea Rose Philanthropy: Locally: Tuscaloosa’s One Place & Nationally: Prevent Child Abuse America Website: www.alabamasigdelt.com

Sigma Delta Tau was founded at The University of Alabama in 1935. Seven women from Cornell University came together to form an organization that would respect the individuality of its members. We continue to uphold those values, in addition to enriching the college experience of women of similar ideals at Alabama. Sigma Delta Tau will begin recruitment on August 26, 2012. For more information, please contact rushsigdelt@ gmail.com.

Sigma Delta Tau is not participating in Formal Recruitment. Check out www.bama.ua.edu/-sigdelts/ for more information about their membership recruitment process.

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FALL 2012

DAY 8

August 17 (Friday)

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 11:30 p.m. 11:50 p.m. 12:10 p.m. - 6:10 p.m. 4:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. 6:40 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Lunch on your own–Ferguson Center and Lakeside Dining Available PNM/Sima Rho Chi Group Meeting Potential New Members be at first house Preference Parties (Duration: 50 Min) (1) 12:10 - 12:55 (2) 1:10 - 2:00 (3) 2:15 - 3:05 (4) 3:20 - 4:10 Break (5) 4:40 - 5:30 (6) 5:45 - 6:35 *Hold for optional 7th party 6:50 - 7:40 Potential New Members walk in silence to the Ferguson Center Scholarship Room to make selections. Potential New Member Preference Selections

Preference Day

DAY 8

August 18 (Saturday)

Bid Day

9:30 a.m. Potential New Members report to Bryant Denny Statium 10:00 a.m. Bids Distributed 10:30 a.m. Brunch at Sorority Houses


sorority row map

Quad

Alpha Omicrom Pi Harris Hall

Kappa Alpha Theta

Alpha Gamma Delta

Delta Gamma

Alpha Chi Omega

Delta Delta Delta

Kappa Kappa Gamma

Delta Zeta

Phi Mu

Zeta Tau Alpha

Alpha Phi

Gamma Phi Beta

Tutwiler

Pi Beta Phi

Chi Omega

Magnolia Drive

Colonial Drive

Stadium

Kappa Delta

Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Delta Pi

UA Greek Chic 2012  

The University of Alabama Panhellenic Association Fall Formal Recruitment Guide.

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