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KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
THE KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY PANHELLENIC COUNCIL
Contact Information President Kayli Rice email@example.com
VP of Recruitment Catherine Allsteadt firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawanda Daniel email@example.com 470-578-2838
THE KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE
Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Barbre Berris firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawanda Daniel email@example.com
Kerry McCarthy firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Mitchell email@example.com
CARMICHAEL STUDENT CENTER ROOM 277
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SIGN UP FOR RECRUITMENT: HTTPS://KENNESAWPANHELLENIC. MYCAMPUSDIRECTOR2.COM/LANDING/
WELCOME TO KENNESAW
The KSU Panhellenic Council KSU Executive & Director's Board A Letter from the President
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FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE AT KSU Greek Alphabet FSL Councils KSU Chapters Greek Speak
Expectations of Membership Academics & Time Commitment Financial Transparency
Welcome The Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life
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TABLE OF CONTENTS SIGN UP FOR RECRUITMENT: HTTPS://KENNESAWPANHELLENIC.MYCA MPUSDIRECTOR2.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 Alpha Delta Chi
Alpha Omicron Pi Alpha Xi Delta Delta Phi Epsilon Gamma Phi Beta Kappa Delta Phi Mu Zeta Tau Alpha
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RESOURCES & INVOLVEMENT Panhellenic Opportunities Student Resources Safety Resources
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THE KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY PANHELLENIC COUNCIL
The Kennesaw State University College Panhellenic Council (CPC) is the governing body of the 8 National Panhellenic Council 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 1,000 women with an average chapter size of 122. 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.
THE KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY PANHELLENIC COUNCIL Kennesaw State CPC Executive Board President Kayli Rice firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President of Membership Makayla Favors email@example.com
Vice President of Administration Gillian Lucas firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President of Recruitment Catherine Allsteadt email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President of Recruitment Counselors Amber Anderson email@example.com
Vice President of Public Relations Kate Litsch firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President of Standards Hattie Thompson email@example.com
Kennesaw State CPC Board of Directors Membership Director
Recruitment Counselors Director
Recruitment Operations Director
Public Relations Director
Recruitment Logistics Director Faith Greer
A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear Potential New Member, I am so excited to welcome you to the 2021 Recruitment Process here at Kennesaw State University! On behalf of our College Panhellenic Council and myself, we are more than grateful for your interest in our community. All eight of our sororities, our Panhellenic Executive Board, our Fraternity and Sorority Life Staff and the KSU Division of Student Affairs have been working effortlessly since the beginning of the year to be sure that you have a safe and memorable recruitment experience. Great steps have been made to bring our campus back to what once was before the pandemic, and we are thrilled to have you play a pivotal part of it all with us. The College Panhellenic Council at KSU believes in the importance of empowering women, each other, and the campus community as a whole. By becoming involved in Fraternity and Sorority Life here at KSU, you will have many opportunities to build long-lasting friendships, become a campus leader, partake in community changing efforts, and notice personal growth throughout each semester. Each of our eight chapters contribute equal and important roles in our community; each chapter holds individual values, as well as the ability to successfully balance campus involvement, partake in community service events, connect with local and national philanthropies, entertain social life and uphold academics. No matter the letters you wear, you will gain so much perspective from each organization. Always keep a clear and open mind throughout your recruitment experience, and do what feels right to you. I encourage you to follow your heart throughout this process because at the end of the day, you will know when you have found your home. I am looking forward to being a part of this next step with you, and I cannot wait to cheer you on through it all! KAYLI RICE Panhellenic Council President firstname.lastname@example.org
F R A T E R N I T Y S O R O R I T Y A T
K S U
A N D
L I F E
GREEK ALPHABET Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ
Epsilon Zeta (ep-si-lon) (zay-tah)
Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ
Theta Iota Kappa Lambda (thay-tah) (eye-o-tah) (cap-pah) (lamb-dah)
Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Nu (new)
Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ
FSL COUNCILS COLLEGE PANHELLENIC COUNCIL (CPC)
INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL (IFC)
A NATIONAL COUNCIL
A NATIONAL COUNCIL
COMPOSED OF 26
COMPOSED OF 60
HISTORICALLY WHITE FEMALE,
HISTORICALLY WHITE MALE,
KSU HAS 8 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
MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL (MGC)
NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL (NPHC)
MGC AT KSU IS COMPRISED OF
A NATIONAL COUNCIL
ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE
COMPOSED OF 9 HISTORICALLY
BLACK, GREEK ORGANIZATIONS.
THESE 9 ORGANIZATIONS ARE
TYPICALLY REFERRED TO AS "THE DIVINE NINE."
KSU HAS 5 FRATERNITIES AND 3 SORORITIES REPRESENTED ON
KSU HAS 4 SORORITIES AND 3
CAMPUS. MGC FRATERNITIES
FRATERNITIES OF THE 9
AND SORORITIES ARE OPEN TO
REPRESENTED ON CAMPUS. NPHC
ALL MEN AND WOMEN
FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES
INTERESTED IN JOINING.
ARE OPEN TO ALL MEN AND WOMEN INTERESTED
COLLEGE PANHELLENIC COUNCIL (CPC) Alpha Delta Chi Sorority
Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Beta Theta Pi Fraternity
Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity
Delta Chi Fraternity
Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity
Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity
Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Kappa Delta Sorority
Kappa Alpha Order Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Sigma Nu Fraternity
Phi Mu Fraternity
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity
Theta Chi Fraternity Theta Xi Fraternity
MULTICULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL (MGC)
NATIONAL PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL (NPHC)
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,
Lambda Theta Phi Latin
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
La Unidad Latina, Lambda
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Upsilon Lambda Fraternity,
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity,
Omega Delta Phi Fraternity,
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity,
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority,
Sigma Lambda Upsilon,
Senoritas Latinas Unidas
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,
Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Incorporated Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Incorporated
INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL (IFC)
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 STATE PANHELLENIC EXECUTIVE BOARD: The seven members of CPC Executive Board lead the Kennesaw State University Panhellenic Council. These women 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.
GREEK SPEAK MIXER: A social event hosted by a sorority and fraternity or two sororities. MRABA - 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 and 1 non-affiliated NPC sorority. 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 place for chapters to recruit new members into their organization. These are conversations between chapter members and Potential New Members about 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 for recommendations; however, they are not required to participate in primary recruitment. Also referred to as a "rec" or "reference."
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.
C P C M E M B E R S H I P
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.
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.
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.
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
*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.
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 Delta Chi
Alpha Omicron Pi
New Member Fees : $300 Member Fees : $200
New Member Fees : $738 Member Fees : $420
Sisterhood Events Badge / Pin Panhellenic Dues National Board Dues Formal Semi Formal Retreats
EXCLUDED Fundraising Some T-shirts Date Nights / Some sisterhood events
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
FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY FORM Alpha Xi Delta
Delta Phi Epsilon
New Member Fees : $710 Member Fees : $446
New Member Fees : $500 Member Fees : $400
New Member Retreat / Dinner Sisterhood Retreat Sisterhood Events Transportation Mixers Some Socials Scholarship Gifts to Foundation Panhellenic Dues Chapter Dues
EXCLUDED Badge ($70+) T-shirts ($~15) Formal ($10-35) Semi Formal ($5-15) Date Nights ($5-15) Some Socials ($5-15) Fundraising
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)
FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY FORM Gamma Phi Beta
New Member Fees : $735 Member Fees : $525
New Member Fees : $640 Member Fees : $420
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 ($15-20)
National & Local New Member Fees National Dues / Chapter Dues Panhellenic Dues Sisterhood Retreat Formal Semi Formal Badge Some Sisterhood Events Some Mixers
EXCLUDED Some Sisterhood Events ($5-10) Buses to some Events ($15-25) Some Mixers ($10-15) Date Nights ($25-35) T-shirts ($15) Fundraising
FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY FORM Phi Mu New Member Fees : $704 Member Fees : $387
INCLUDED National Dues / Chapter Dues Socials / Mixers / Date Nights Some Transportation Workshops Panhellenic Fee Sisterhood Events Chapter Development
EXCLUDED Badge Fundraising T-shirts ($<20) Jersey's Some Transportation
Zeta Tau Alpha New Member Fees : $735 Member Fees : $510 Fall $465 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 ($15-20) Fundraising
R E C R U I T M E N T
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 lifelong skills and relationships! Throughout the past several months, the recruitment team has been working tirelessly to ensure that your recruitment experience is nothing but the best. From preparing our chapters by hosting recruitment roundtables, to building Panhellenic relationships among our members, we are so excited to have you. My advice for recruitment is to be selfish. This process is all about you, and while it is tempting to take advice from important people in your life, ultimately it is your college experience. Make 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! Lastly, lean on your Pi Chis and the recruitment team for support when you need it. We are here to help! I cannot wait to meet you all and help you start your journey in the Panhellenic Community! Go Owls! CATHERINE ALLSTEADT Panhellenic Council VP of Recruitment | email@example.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 counselors and 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
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 try our best to make accommodations for every individual that wants to go through recruitment, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can work something out on a case by case basis.
Dining & Housing
Lunch will be provided on Thursday (KSU Commons) and Friday (Pizza). PNM's will be responsible for any additional meals during the remainder of the week. 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 August 9th and the morning of August 10th, which is Orientation.
A LETTER FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT OF RECRUITMENT COUNSELORS Dear Potential New Member, I am so happy you have decided to participate in the 2021 Fall Recruitment process! My job as Vice President of Recruitment Counselors is to train women as Pi Chi's to guide you through formal recruitment. All these amazing women have disaffiliated from their chapters to remain unbiased and help you find a place to call home and feel welcome. I know that a wave of emotions is overtaking you right now and will be for the next few days; however, your recruitment counselor (Pi Chi) will be there for you no matter what! Pi Chis are there to cheer you on, support you, and be a shoulder to cry on if you need one. All Pi Chi's have been selected carefully and trained to give you the best Potential New Member experience that Kennesaw State University has to offer. I ask that you listen to the advice they offer, their own stories they have to tell, and respect their disaffiliation. They are just as excited as you are to run home at the end of recruitment! Remember that they have your best interest at heart, and they have worked around the clock to prepare to make this stressful week as exciting as they can. Although this week will be a rollercoaster of emotions, stressful, and exhausting; the results will be a lifetime of opportunities, friendships, and sisterhood! This week I want you to be selfish, think of yourself, and mostly listen to your heart! When you do this, you will find a chapter that will challenge you, encourage you, love you, and empower you to be the best person you can be! I am so excited for you to join our amazing Panhellenic community here at KSU! AMBER ANDERSON Panhellenic Council VP of Recruitment Counselors email@example.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! What if my space is not quiet? If your space is not quiet, you are welcome to be anywhere you want. 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 try our best to make accommodations for every individual that wants to go through recruitment, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 this option does not satisfy your needs, talk to your Pi Chi about other options. Do I have to go to every event during virtual days? Yes, you must be present at every scheduled event to continue through recruitment. If you encounter technology issues, please contact to your Pi Chi. 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.
FAQ Logistics FAQs Is it happening? Yes, 2021 Recruitment will still be taking place August 10-14. In what form? Panhellenic will be hosting a hybrid 2021 Primary Recruitment via Zoom and in-person. But this is different than it has ever been, is it going to work? Different is not always a bad thing. Panhellenic has been continuing operations, holding meetings, and has seen the opportunity to connect safely. One of the most important factors during this time is a positive attitude and realizing that difference and change can lead to a positive experience. Each member in our community is beyond excited to be able to still meet you. We will work together to ensure you have the best experience possible. Why should I still go through recruitment if it's hybrid? Going through recruitment and joining an organization is the highlight of many students' 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 hybrid 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. 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 Kayli, KSU Panhellenic President, at email@example.com. We can only see improvements if we speak out and take action against injustice. 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.
FAQ Logistics FAQs continued When can I move in and are my meals for the week provided? 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. Potential New Members move in August 9th and the morning of Orientation (August 10th). We ask that you please keep August 9th and August 10th open for your move-in. Lunch will be provided on Thursday (KSU Commons) and Friday (Pizza). PNM's will be responsible for any additional meals during the remainder of the week. 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 members in each of the sororities. We know you might be nervous with the hybrid components, but know as nervous as you may be - the sorority member 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.
Recruitment Support FAQs What is a Pi Chi? A Pi Chi, also known as a recruitment counselor, is 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. 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! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org the name you registered with and your phone number. 30
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 Panhellenic community. Even through a hybrid experience, you will be provided with the opportunity to interact with members from each organization to be able to learn more about their chapter and members. 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 virtual days? 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. 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 them answered during recruitment. How will sororities invite me back if I've only talked a few people? Despite the hybrid experience, 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.
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.
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 members 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 members in our Panhellenic community have an overall higher GPA than members 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 2021. We are making plans to ensure your safety this Fall by restructuring their events and meetings around the CDC, Georgia, and KSU 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 with all members safety in mind. COVID-19 has not been able to dismantle our sisterhoods and has taught our chapters how to interact and have fun in new ways.
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ALPHA DELTA CHI ALPHA GAMMA
PHILANTHROPY: Foster 4 Love VALUES: Spiritual, Scholastic, and Social MOTTO:"As in a mirror" NICKNAMES: ADX LOCAL FOUNDERS DAY: December 15, 2019 NATIONAL FOUNDERS DAY: 1925 MASCOT: Lamb FLOWER: Delphinium & Gladiolus SORORITY VERSE: 2 Corinthians 3:18 COLOR: Flame & Blue
ALPHA OMICRON PI BETA ZETA
PHILANTHROPIES: Arthritis Foundation, Sisters for Soldiers VALUES: Character, Dignity, Scholarship, and College Loyalty MOTTO:"Inspire Ambition" NICKNAMES: AOii, Alpha O, BZ LOCAL FOUNDERS DAY: April 24, 2010 NATIONAL FOUNDERS DAY: January 2, 1897 MASCOT: Panda Bear GEM STONE: Ruby FLOWER: Jacqueminot Rose SYMBOL: Sheaf of Wheat COLOR: Cardinal Red
Alpha Xi Delta KAPPA ALPHA
PHILANTHROPY: Kindly Hearts Campaign VALUES: Sisterhood, Leadership, Knowledge, Service to Community MOTTO: "The Pen is Mightier than the Sword" NICKNAMES: AXiD, Alpha Xi LOCAL FOUNDERS DAY: February 7, 2016 NATIONAL FOUNDERS DAY: April 17, 1893 MASCOT: BetXi Bear FLOWER: Pink Rose SYMBOL: Golden Quill COLORS: Light Blue, Navy Blue, & Gold
DELTA PHI EPSILON ALPHA EPSILON
PHILANTHROPIES: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders), Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation VALUES: Justice, Sisterhood, & Love MOTTO:"'Esse Quam Videri'- To Be Rather Than To Seem To Be" NICKNAMES: DPhiE, Deephs LOCAL FOUNDERS DAY: February 25, 1989 NATIONAL FOUNDERS DAY: March 17, 1917 MASCOT: Majestic Butterfly NATIONAL MASCOT: Noble Unicorn FLOWER: Purple Iris COLORS: Royal Purple & Pure Gold
GAMMA PHI BETA ZETA OMEGA
PHILANTHROPIES: Building Strong Girls - Girls on the Run VALUES: Love, Labor, Learning, Loyalty MOTTO:"Founded on a rock" NICKNAMES: GPhiB, Gamma Phi LOCAL FOUNDERS DAY: April 26, 2008 NATIONAL FOUNDERS DAY: November 11, 1874 SYMBOL: Crescent Moon FLOWER: Pink Carnation COLORS: Mode & Brown
KAPPA DELTA ETA OMEGA
PHILANTHROPIES: Prevent Child Abuse America, Girl Scouts USA, Wellspring living VALUES: Integrity, Truth & Loyalty, Service, Lifetime Learning MOTTO:"'Ta Kala Diokomen' - Let us strive for that which is Honorable, Beautiful, and Highest" NICKNAMES: Kaydee, KD LOCAL FOUNDERS DAY: October 21, 2012 NATIONAL FOUNDERS DAY: October 23, 1897 SYMBOL: Nautilus Shell, Dagger, Diamond MASCOT: Teddy Bear FLOWER: White Rose COLORS: Olive Green & Pearl White
PHILANTHROPIES: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Sisters for Soldiers LOCAL PHILANTHROPY: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta - Scottish Rite VALUES: Love, Honor, Truth MOTTO:'Les Soeurs Fideles' - The Faithful Sisters" LOCAL FOUNDERS DAY: February 4, 1989 NATIONAL FOUNDERS DAY: March 4, 1852 SYMBOL: Quatrefoil MASCOT: "Sir Fidel" - Lion FLOWER: Pink Carnation COLORS: Rose & White
ZETA TAU ALPHA LAMBDA LAMBDA
PHILANTHROPY: Breast Cancer Education & Awareness VALUES: Leadership, Learning, Responsibility, Love, Loyalty, Humility MOTTO:"Seek The Noblest" LOCAL FOUNDERS DAY: November 8, 2014 NATIONAL FOUNDERS DAY: October 15, 1898 SYMBOLS: Crown & Strawberry FLOWER: White Violet COLORS: Turquoise Blue & Steel Grey
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panhellenic opportunities BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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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CAMPUS RESOURCES ACADEMIC TUTORING SERVICES
CULTURAL AWARENESS & RESOURCES CENTER kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/msrs/academic. html
ONLINE ACADEMIC TUTORING kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/alp/oats.shtml
WRITING CENTER writingcenter.kennesaw.edu
COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES kennesaw.edu/studentsuccessservices/cps
CENTER FOR STUDENT LEADERSHIP leadserve.kennesaw.edu
DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES studentactivities.kennesaw.edu
DIVERSITY PROGRAMS diversity.kennesaw.edu
GLBTIQ STUDENT RETENTION SERVICES kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/glbtiq
HISPANIC AND LATINO STUDENT SERVICES rrpglatino.kennesaw.edu
CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION & WELLNESS wellstarcollege.kennesaw.edu/wellness/
WOMEN'S RESOURCE & VIOLENCE PREVENTION CENTER kennesaw.edu/studentsuccessservices/wrc
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION kennesaw.edu/hr/content/studentemployment
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CAMPUS SAFETY RESOURCES OFFICE OF VICTIM SERVICES The primary goals of the KSU OVS are to aid in reducing trauma to the crime victim; reduce the level of secondary injury associated with the aftermath of crime, and to aid in the prosecution of criminal cases. 470-578-2614 email@example.com
WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER A great resource to enhance academic, personal, and professional performance and empower members of the KSU community to reach their full potential by striving to create an inclusive and supportive environment. 470-578-7858 firstname.lastname@example.org
BEHAVIORAL RESPONSE TEAM Gives you the option to fill out a red flag form if someone has been exhibiting abnormal, threatening, or dangerous behavior so the BRT can conduct a safe way to meet with the student and provide the resources to the student to prevent future behaviors. https://brt.kennesaw.edu/
COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES KSU Offers professional free counseling for all students which offers a variety of different counseling approaches. They also offer walk-in services as well as psychiatric medication evaluations and treatment. 460-578-6600
ETHICS & COMPLIANCE HOTLINE KSU strives to keep everyone to the highest standard, with the ethics and compliance hotline that is available 24/7 you can voice any concern that makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable in your environment while being on campus. 877-516-3456 kennesaw.alertline.com
KSU POLICE Dispatch (to request an officer): 470-578-6666 police.kennesaw.edu
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The goal of the PNM Manual is to inform all potential new members of what it means to be a member of Greek life at Kennesaw State University...
Published on Jul 18, 2021
The goal of the PNM Manual is to inform all potential new members of what it means to be a member of Greek life at Kennesaw State University...