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GREEK LIFE 2019-2020

LAFAYETTE COLLEGE


TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome from the Greek Advisor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Greek Life at Lafayette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Interfraternity Council Info. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Panhellenic Council Info.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Greek Terminology & FAQs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Greek Houses Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Recognized Chapters at Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-36 Programs and Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 2


WELCOME TO GREEK LIFE To Lafayette College students and family members, At Lafayette College, you make decisions every day - To get up when that alarm goes off, or hit snooze one more time. To hit the gym or watch Netflix. Just one more cup of coffee to make it through the day? You also make many other important choices related to your collegiate experience including the classes you will take each semester, your major, or whether to study abroad. Greek Life at Lafayette is also one of many exciting choices that can be an incredible part of your experience. It is founded on four pillars: Scholarship, Leadership development, service to community, and lifelong bonds of friendship. Early in my college career I opted to NOT join Greek Life and found my path through involvement in other clubs and organizations. It was not until later, that friends approached me about starting a new fraternity on campus, that I considered joining the Greek system. In the coming months and years my fellow brothers and I established a chapter of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. My Greek experience inspired me to pursue my career helping students to become the best versions of themselves. What makes Lafayette great, is that you can choose to join a chapter that is relatively new or very old; to join as sophomore or to wait until later. Our Greek community is unique and can be one of many ways that you find your place at Lafayette. There are approximately 750 active Greek members and 12 active chapters making up approximately 39% of Lafayette’s eligible student population. The GPAs of Greek members are consistently meet or in some cases exceed GPAs of unaffiliated students and the graduation rate is consistently higher than that of non-Greek students. In 2017, Greek students raised more than $83,000 and provided more than 8,500 hours of service to the community. Greek students are invested in the Lafayette community by being members of varsity sports and club sports teams, student government representatives, orientation leaders, resident advisors, are engaged in the arts community, and hold leadership positions in a variety of clubs and student organizations. Greek students are Writing Associates, Supplemental Instructors, EXCEL research associates, and Marquis Scholars. Your decision to become a member of Greek Life at Lafayette will allow you to develop life-long skills, form meaningful bonds of brotherhood/sisterhood, and provide you with a home away from home. Your commitment to subscribing to the values of Greek Life will serve you not only during your time as a student at Lafayette, but for the rest of your life. I hope that you carefully consider further exploration of the Greek community at Lafayette. Sincerely, Daniel L. Ayala Associate Director of Residence Life Advisor to Fraternities & Sororities

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Lafayette College

GREEK LIFE


GREEK LIFE With over 160 years of tradition, fraternities and sororities have called College Hill home since 1853. Lafayette College currently recognizes five North- American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) chapters and an additional colony and six National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) chapters. This makes it one of the largest residential and involvement programs at the College. While each chapter offers a distinctive contribution to Lafayette College in its own way, Fraternity and Sorority Life, at its core, is founded upon four tenets: scholarship, leadership development, community service, and the cultivation of friendship . Membership provides the opportunity to foster a sense of community at the College and cultivate real-life skills that enhance the academic experience. Fraternities and Sororities promote scholarship by creating quiet study spaces within their chapter houses, hosting faculty and alumni for intellectual discussions, forming study groups, and holding members accountable for class performance. Chapters also recognize individuals for their scholastic achievements. The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Advising publishes scholarship reports each semester. The Greek Advising program helps students to develop important leadership skills through: cultivating relationships with campus partners, event planning, conflict management, budget management as well as through enhanced communication skills. Those skills are directly applied to real-life decision making within chapter operations. Members can apply these skills throughout their lives. Fraternities and Sororities give back to their communities in a variety of ways. Every chapter has an inter/national philanthropy that they contribute to on an annual basis. Additionally, chapter members engage in community service initiatives that benefit the Easton community, like the local chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of America, Safe Harbor homeless shelter, and a variety of senior living facilities and elementary schools. Additionally, Greek chapters contribute to national causes that raise awareness on issues like juvenile diabetes, literacy, hunger and homelessness and childhood cancer. The decision to participate in the recruitment process and to ultimately accept a bid into a chapter is a deeply personal choice. You may have a lot more questions about Greek Life generally or the recruitment process. Please refer to the Q&A section of this handbook for answers to specific questions you may have. 4

RECOGNIZED SORORITIES

Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Phi Delta Delta Delta Delta Gamma Kappa Kappa Gamma Pi Beta Phi

RECOGNIZED FRATERNITIES Chi Phi Delta Kappa Epsilon Delta Tau Delta Delta Upsilon Phi Kappa Psi Zeta Psi


AT LAFAYETTE “Being a member of Greek Life at Lafayette College is a true gift. Numerous benefits come with joining a Fraternity or Sorority. For one, these individuals are forever friends, friends that will be there for you during your lowest lows and highest highs. I can genuinely say that joining a Greek organization has bettered me as a person; it brings out a sense of commitment, maturity, and a caring environment. This experience provides countless opportunities to meet incredible people who come from all different backgrounds. Learning about what others have experienced and gone through during his or her upbringing can be life-changing and eye-opening. Hearing some of these stories helps us realize that we are never alone. Greek life does not end when you graduate college, opportunities to meet members of these organizations can pop at any given time; the common interest allows members to foster new relationships and connections. .”—Cat Neely

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“Being a member of a fraternity—and in a broader sense, Greek life—at Lafayette has given me many opportunities to further myself. As part of such a diverse community of talented and passionate individuals, I have been able to look up to and learn from my peers more than I ever thought I would. I'm very thankful for all it has offered me.” –Rahul Padmasola


1853– Phi Kappa Sigma is first

1874—Delta Tau Delta

fraternity chapter organized on campus

1855– Delta Kappa Epsilon

becomes nationally affiliated on campus; Chi Phi becomes nationally affiliated on campus

becomes nationally affiliated on campus

1850

1860

1857– Zeta Psi becomes nationally affiliated on campus

DKE brothers stand with a snowman outside of their original house, 1917

1870

1880

1890

1910

1900

1885–Delta Upsilon

1869– Phi Kappa Psi

becomes nationally affiliated on campus

becomes nationally affiliated on campus

1916—

Interfraternity Council established on campus Left: the Registrar drives the Dean’s car up the steps of the Delta Tau Delta house, 1928

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Left: Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, 1871


1962—New Delta Kappa

1981—Alpha Gamma

Epsilon house completed on March Field

Delta becomes nationally affiliated on campus

1971—Phi Kappa Psi

1970

Delta Gamma house on Hamilton Street, 1982

2018—Zeta Psi reorganized

becomes nationally affiliated on campus

1980

1990 1989—Alpha Phi becomes

1980—Kappa

Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Kappa become first sorority chapters on campus Interfraternity ball, 1955

becomes nationally affiliated on campus

1982—Delta Gamma

house physically moved from the quad to March Field

1960

1992—Delta Delta Delta

nationally affiliated on campus

as a chapter

2010

2000

2016—Delta Tau Delta

reorganized as a chapter

1981—first stand alone Greek advisor hired by the college

2017—Chi Phi

1980s—

Panhellenic Council formed on campus

reorganized as a chapter 7

Alpha Gamma Delta, 1983


GREEK SCHOLARSHIP The Lafayette Greek community is built upon high academic standards. Fraternities and Sororities promote academic excellence by providing group study sessions, mentoring and support programs from faculty advisors and the Office for Academic Advising and CoCurricular Programs, workshops on study skills and time management, recognition for high levels of academic achievement as well as a merit based scholarships. All chapters employ intervention strategies for at-risk or underperforming members.

LEADERSHIP Greek organizations are self-governing with numerous leadership positions. Members have the opportunity to hold leadership positions within their respective chapter or a governing council. Chapters also offer leadership training programs through online platforms and conferences. Members also gain valuable life-skills through engaging in critical conversations on a wide variety of topics that affect college students. 8


PILLARS PHILANTHROPY &SERVICE

BROTHERHOOD/ SISTERHOOD

All fraternities and sororities support national and local causes through dedicating time and money to various projects and events throughout the year. Additionally, members help raise awareness across the campus on important issues such as juvenile diabetes, literacy, sight, and heart health. Service to others and the community is an integral part of everyday life.

The friendship of fraternity and sorority life is a true family experience. It offers the security and happiness that is part of the brother/sister bond. Living together, serving together, studying together, and leading together solidifies lifelong friendships. In addition to forming these bonds as a member of one chapter, there are many opportunities to meet and interact with other chapters and other campus organizations. 9


GREEK

41%

3.45

OF ELIGIBLE* STUDENTS ARE MEMBERS OF GREEK LIFE

ALL GREEK AVERAGE GPA SPRING 2019

3.42

Greek 41% Non-Greek 59%

3.59

AVERAGE PHC GPA SPRING 2019

3.52

AVERAGE ALL WOMEN GPA SPRING 2019

3.31 *eligible refers to sophomore, junior and senior students

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ALL CAMPUS AVERAGE GPA SPRING 2019

3.25

AVERAGE IFC GPA SPRING 2019 AVERAGE ALL MEN GPA SPRING 2019


STATS

78

members

AVERAGE SORORITY SIZE

CHAPTER AWARDS

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DTD: 2019 Court of Honor Distinction members

AVERAGE FRATERNITY SIZE

(Top 20 Chapter Nationwide)

DG: 2018 Patricia Peterson Danielson Award

44% of Greek Students on Dean’s List Spring 2019

32% of 2019 Greek seniors graduated cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude. 11

PI PHI: 2018 Phi Level Rating of Performance


WELCOME FROM THE INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT Dear Lafayette Community, The history of Greek Life at Lafayette is a story of evolution that leads us to what we are today: six chapters and hundreds of members strong. By joining a fraternity here at Lafayette, you will be taking part in a tradition that has helped shape the lives of thousands before you. The experience, skills, and connections that await you just around the corner, can help give the tools needed to succeed in school and beyond. My name is Edward Ruger, and I am the Inter-Fraternity Council President of Lafayette College. I want to extend a welcome to you on the behalf of both myself and as an ambassador for Greek Life at the college. Fraternity life here is unique, exciting, and impactful and I am very excited that you are interested in joining this tight-knit community here at Lafayette, and I want to explain to you what Greek Life means to me.

“Fraternity life here is unique, exciting, and

impactful and I am very excited that you are

I am the first in my family to be a part of a fraternity, neither of my parents had a good perception of Greek Life as they found it exclusionary, elitist, and problematic. So imagine their reaction at my explanation that I was the Inter-Fraternity Council President. Luckily for me, our community speaks for itself that it truly is not like the negative perception some have of Greek Life. Fraternities at Lafayette are, individually, routinely the largest generators of funds donated in philanthropy, as well as the leaders of service hours here in the community. The combined weight of all six fraternities creates an innumerable force for good here on campus, with members that are prominent in the arts, sciences, and other academia at Lafayette as well as athletes, peer mentors, and countless other varieties of leader within the community.

interested in joining

When I joined a fraternity, I was met by the most supportive community I have seen on this campus, and all I wish for you, is you find that very community. Fraternities at Lafayette provide an array of opportunities to leave your mark on the community, so my advice is to go into it with an open mind and allow yourself to see the amazing things being done by your future brothers both at Lafayette and beyond.

community...�

Thank you, Edward Ruger

this tight-knit

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IFC EXECUTIVE BOARD

THE INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL

President: Ed Ruger ∆Υ

The Lafayette College Interfraternity Council (IFC) is an affiliate of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and is the governing body representing the five fully recognized chapters and one colony on campus. The council is comprised of five executive board positions with specific roles and responsibilities. Additionally, the council has one delegate from each chapter who are the liaison between the council and their organization. Fraternity membership makes up approximately 35% of eligible men or ~300. The IFC is advised by the Associate Director of Residence Life and Advisor to Fraternities & Sororities, who is the fulltime staff administrator in the Office of Residence Life.

VP of Operations: Tyler Wagman ΦΚΨ

The IFC promotes fraternal values in areas of campus and meets on a weekly basis to discuss current issues facing the fraternal movement as well as plan events that engage fraternity men within the Lafayette College community. Past events that the IFC engages in include Take Back the Night, creating a fraternity pledge against sexual violence against women, and campus-wide philanthropy dances.

VP of Public Relations: Nicholas Scaglione ∆Υ

VP of Membership & Recruitment: John Little ∆KE

IFC meetings are open to the public. Student organizations who wish to collaborate with IFC on events are encouraged to contact the council to attend an upcoming council meeting. The IFC officer term runs on the calendar year. 13

VP of Scholarship: Josh Ingber ∆KE


IFC Recruitment Overview Potential new members that wish to participate in recruitment will preregister online at the Lafayette College Greek Life website during the summer. Registration traditionally closes the Friday before classes begin. Students will create an online profile and provide a resume as part of the registration process. Each chapter uses this information to learn more about each individual participating in recruitment in order to determine who may best fit the organization’s values. The primary fraternity recruitment period is conducted during the first two weeks of the start of the fall semester. Fraternities may optionally participate in spring recruitment, which also occurs during the first two weeks of the spring semester. The first week of recruitment are open events that may be attended by any interested individual who meets minimum requirements (see pages 22-23 for more details). A potential member may spend as much or as little time as he pleases with whichever chapters he chooses. The second week of recruitment are generally closed events that are invitation only – concluding with Bids being extended to potential members on the Friday of the second week. The events planned by the fraternities differ from year to year. The recruitment schedule on the following page is an example of the different events that may be held during the first week of classes. 14

Dues: Delta Kappa Epsilon Delta Tau Delta Delta Upsilon Phi Kappa Psi Chi Phi Zeta Psi

1st Semester 2nd Semester $2,260 $450 $800 $2,265 $2,500 $2,600

$2,260 $450 $800 $2,265 $2,500 $2,600

DKE, Phi Psi, Chi Phi, and Zete offer meal plans from 7-15 meals/week – which accounts for their higher dues price.


IFC Recruitment Schedule Monday 8/26

Tuesday 8/27

Wednesday 8/28

Chi Phi—BBQ At House, 4:30-6:00pm

DU—BB & Knockout @ Tennis Ct, 4:30-6pm

DU—River Float – 4:00-6:00pm

DU—Pig Roast at House, 5:00-7:00pm

DKE—Lawn Games At House, 5:00-6:30pm

DKE—House Tours, 5:00-6:30pm

Zete—Mini Golf @ Two T’s – 5:30-7:00pm

Chi Phi – House Tours, 5:30-7:00pm

DKE—BBQ At House,5:00 end Phi Psi—BBQ At House, 5:30-7:30pm DTD – BBQ @ 417 Clinton Terrace, 6:00-8:00PM

Chi Phi—Lawn Games at House, 6:00-7:30pm Phi Psi – Bowling – 7:30-9:00PM DTD – Casino Night @ 417 Clinton Terrace, 6:008:00PM

DTD Basketball @Sullivan Ct. – 5:00-7:00pm Phi Psi – House Tours – 6:30-7:30pm Zete - House Tours – 7:00-8:00pm

Friday 8/30

Thursday 8/29

DKE – Driving Range – 4:30-6:30pm

DTD—Hike at Ringing Rock, 5:00-7:00pm

DU – Bubble Soccer and Game – 5:00-7:00pm

Zete—Billiards At House, 5:00-end

Zete – Dinner at House – 6:00-7:00pm Phi Psi—Lawn Games At House, 6:30-7:30pm DTD – Laser Tag and Mini Gold @Williams -5:007:00pm 15


WELCOME FROM THE PANHELLENIC COUNCIL PRESIDENT Dear Lafayette Community Members,

I was first introduced to Greek life at Lafayette when I found out that one of my rugby teammates was in a sorority. I remember being surprised because she didn’t strike me as the stereotypical “sorority girl” that I had come to imagine from popular media. Over the course of my first year at Lafayette, I came to know many affiliated women. They were in my classes, members of my clubs, teammates, friends. I remember being surprised by how many of the female leaders on campus were affiliated. With affiliated women representing almost half of upperclassmen women at Lafayette, we represent a huge variety of personalities and interests and backgrounds. By the time I was ready to register for recruitment, I still had my apprehensions. After all, I still didn’t fit that “type” of a sorority girl and I feared that my identities and my background might not be accepted in Greek life. Ultimately, I decided to roll the dice. I am so glad I made that decision!

“It is this tremendous support system that

allows me to roll the dice more often and try my

hand at new things. For if I fall, I have a community to help lift me up. "

Since joining Greek life, my apprehensions have been proven wrong. I have been accepted not only within my own chapter but by the entire Greek community at Lafayette. I have met and befriended dozens of people who I may have otherwise never met. These people comprise a support network that I cannot imagine experiencing college without. The support that I receive from this community manifest in a variety of ways. Sometimes it looks like people being available for academic support in choosing which classes to take or which advisor can best support my goals. It can also look like always having a friend to eat lunch with or always seeing a familiar face in a crowd or at an event. This support also looks like a message from a concerned sister checking in on how I’m doing emotionally. It is this tremendous support system that allows me to roll the dice more often and try my hand at new things. For if I fall, I have a community to help lift me up. Greek life has afforded me meaningful leadership experience. Specifically, joining the Panhellenic Council has helped me hone skills like organization, diplomacy, and adaptability. These are all skills that help me in everyday life and will help me in my post graduation endeavors. My Greek life experience is specific to me but I don’t doubt that if you asked any of the hundreds of affiliated women at Lafayette about their experiences that they would be similar. To quote my predecessor, Amanda Baildon, the makings of a good community are that “there is kindness and opportunities for growth”. That is what we have here in the Greek community at Lafayette. I invite anyone who may read this letter to forget the stereotypes from the media and look at the reality of Greek life on this campus. What you will find is a strong community that supports each other no matter their disparate backgrounds or identities. We are a values based community that seeks to and succeeds at improving the lives of every person who joins. Sincerely, Jordyn Marlin

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PHC EXECUTIVE BOARD

THE PANHELLENIC COUNCIL The Lafayette College Panhellenic Council (PHC) is an affiliate of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) and is the governing body representing the six women’s social fraternities/sororities on campus. The council is comprised of five executive board positions with specific roles and responsibilities. Additionally, the council has one delegate from each chapter who are the liaison between the council and their organization. Sorority membership makes up approximately 47% of eligible women or ~460 students. The PHC is advised by the Associate Director of Residence Life and Advisor to Fraternities & Sororities, who is the full-time staff administrator in the Office of Residence Life.

President: Jordyn Marlin ΠΒΦ Executive Vice President: Saskia Cooke ΔΓ

VP of Membership Recruitme Olivia Coughlin ΑΓΔ

The PHC promotes sorority values in areas of campus and meets on a weekly basis to discuss current issues facing the fraternal movement as well as plan events that engage women with the Lafayette College community. Past events that the PHC engages in include organizing Formal Recruitment, Take Back the Night, Greek Week, Study Breaks, and campus-wide philanthropy causes. PHC meetings are open to the public. Student organizations who wish to collaborate with PHC on events are encouraged to contact the council to attend an upcoming council meeting. The PHC officer term runs on the calendar year. 17

VP of Operations: Sandi Manfreda ΔΔΔ VP of Public Relations: Iyana Eubanks ΠΒΦ


PHC Recruitment Overview

Dues:

1st Semester 2nd Semester

Alpha Gamma Delta $708 Alpha Phi $695 Potential new members that wish to participate in recruitment will pre-register online at the Delta Gamma $560 Lafayette College Greek Life website during the summer. Registration traditionally closes Delta Delta Delta $816 the Friday before classes begin. Students will create an online profile and provide a resume as part of the registration process. Each chapter uses this information to learn Kappa Kappa Gamma $610.50 more about each individual participating in recruitment in order to determine who may Pi Beta Phi $729 best fit the organization’s values. There is a $35 non-refundable recruitment registration fee, paid during the registration process. Any student who does not submit payment will not be permitted to participate in formal recruitment.

The primary sorority recruitment period is conducted during the first week of classes during the fall semester. Potential New Members (PNMs) that register for recruitment are required to attend a mandatory orientation meeting on the Sunday before classes begin to learn about what to expect during the week of recruitment. Throughout the rest of the week, each night, the six sororities will host invitational rounds. Bids will be issued on Sunday afternoon and new members will meet their new sisters for the first time. The exact schedule can be found on the next page. The sorority recruitment process at Lafayette College is a mutual selection process that is employed across the country at many colleges and universities. This means that both the potential members and the individual sororities are making choices about their preferred options. The sororities prioritize which women they want to invite back, just like women are prioritizing which chapters they’d like to return to each day of formal recruitment. Potential members should understand that they may not always get invited to the parties they would like to attend. There are many variables that contribute to who sororities are permitted to invite back for each round that may include: the GPA’s of the PNM’s going through the recruitment process, the number that each sorority is required to release after each round, as well as other factors. 18

$584 $550 $298 $435 $380.50 $254


PHC Recruitment Schedule Sunday 8/25 Mandatory PNM orientation at 7pm in Colton Chapel (doors open at 6:30pm).

Friday 8/30 Round 2—Philanthropy & House Tour Night • All PNMs attend a maximum of 4 parties • Parties 6-11pm • 45 minutes each • 15 minutes break between

Mon-Wed 8/26-8/28

Thursday 8/29 Round 1—Friendship Night

No events

Saturday 8/31 Round 3—Preference Night • All PNMs attend a maximum of 2 parties • Parties run from 6-11pm • 60 minutes each with a • 15 minutes break between 19

• • • •

All PNMs must attend 6 parties Parties 6-11pm 30 minutes each 15 minutes break between

Sunday 9/1 Bid day! All PNM’s receiving bids will report to Pardee Hall at 10am.


Greek Terminology

CONTINUOUS OPEN BIDDING/RECRUITMENT (COB/R): The opportunity for a Panhellenic chapter to invite women to membership if it did not fill its quota in formal recruitment or has not reached total. This occurs immediately following formal sorority recruitment in the fall semester and for the first two weeks of the spring semester.

ACTIVE: A member of a fraternity or sorority who has been initiated and is currently a college student.

DISAFFILIATED: A member who has temporarily removed his or her association from his or her chapter.

BADGE: A piece of jewelry that designates affiliation to a fraternity or sorority. BID: A formal invitation to join a particular fraternity or sorority. BIG BROTHER OR SISTER: An older initiated member of a fraternity or sorority who serves as a mentor to a younger member providing guidance and advice.

FORMAL RECRUITMENT: The period for fraternities and sororities to actively engage with sophomore-senior, eligible men and women who may be interested in joining a recognized chapter at Lafayette College. Recruitment occurs within the first two weeks of the start of the fall semester. GREEK: Any member of a Greek-letter social organization (fraternity or sorority)

BROTHER: A term used within men’s fraternities when referring to other members.

HAZING: Mental or physical abuse or harassment of a fraternity or sorority member. Hazing is prohibited by College policy, state law, and the policies of every national fraternity and sorority.

CHAPTER: A local organization of the larger national or international organization, designated by Greek letters.

HOUSE: The residence of a fraternity or sorority. Also a slang term used to refer to the entire chapter.

COLONY: Status of a new chapter prior to installation as an official chapter.

INITIATION: The formal ritual ceremony that brings new members into full membership in a sorority or fraternity. Through initiation, members learn and pledge themselves to the ideals of the sorority and fraternity

Α Β Γ Δ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ ALPHA

BETA

GAMMA

DELTA

EPSILON

ZETA

ETA

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THETA

IOTA

KAPPA

LAMBDA

MU


INITIATED MEMBER: Any member who has completed the new member process and has participated in a fraternity or sorority’s initiation ceremony.

NPC (NATIONAL PANHELLENIC CONFERENCE): An umbrella organization for 26 international/national women’s fraternities and sororities. Each member group is autonomous as a social, Greek-lettered society of women and alumnae.

INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL (IFC): The educational programming, communication channel, and coordinating governing body for fraternities.

PANHELLENIC COUNCIL (PANHEL OR PHC): the undergraduate governing body for the National Panhellenic Conference sororities.

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS: The central office of a fraternity or sorority. This office oversees the local chapters across the country.

PHILANTHROPY: An activity or event that raises awareness and collects money and/or donated goods for a charitable organization or cause. Greeks host philanthropic events to raise money or collect items for their philanthropy.

LEGACY: The brother/sister, son/daughter or grandson/ granddaughter of a fraternity or sorority member.

POTENTIAL NEW MEMBER (PNM): An undergraduate woman or man who is participating in Panhellenic or Interfraternity Council recruitment.

NEW MEMBER/ASSOCIATE: A member of a IFC fraternity or Panhellenic sorority who has accepted a fraternity or sorority bid but has not been initiated. NEW MEMBER PROGRAM/PERIOD: A period of learning about an IFC fraternity or Panhellenic sorority life prior to initiation. This period varies for all groups. The New Member Program was formerly referred to as “pledging.” NIC (NORTH AMERICAN INTERFRATERNITY CONFERENCE): Governing body for 72 international/national men’s fraternities and alumni associations. The NIC serves to enrich the fraternity experience through advancement and growth of the fraternity community.

PREFERENCE: During the last part of sorority recruitment, a potential new member will visit up to two chapters and indicate her preference for membership. RITUAL: The traditional ceremonies of a chapter, which are usually secret. RHO GAMMA: A Panhellenic sorority member who has disaffiliated from her sorority during recruitment to assist potential new members through the formal recruitment process. SISTER: A term used within sororities when referring to other members.

Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω NU

XI

OMICORN

PI

RHO

SIGMA

TAU

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UPSILON

PHI

CHI

PSI

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Frequently Asked Questions Q: What does it mean to join a fraternity or sorority at Lafayette? A: The decision to join a fraternity/sorority is a decision to make a lifelong commitment to a valuesbased organization. These groups were founded with purpose, values, principles, and a mission, which as a member you will learn to embody and promote. All values, creeds, and missions are in line with the goals of Lafayette College. Becoming a member of a fraternity or sorority means becoming a member of another community within Lafayette, and working with this community to serve, lead, and learn. Q: What are the benefits of joining a fraternity or sorority? A: The benefits of joining a fraternity or sorority include leadership development, intellectual development, community engagement, alumni networking, and the establishment of lifelong friendships. More details about the benefits of joining a Greek chapter can be found on the Greek Life website at http://greeklife.lafayette.edu. Q: How do I join an organization? A: The Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils both hold recruitment in the beginning of the fall semester for interested sophomore students. The details of these processes and their schedules can be found on pages 12-19 of this publication. This publication lists all Lafayette College recognized chapters and colonies. Lafayette College students may not participate in any recruitment event or pledge to join any fraternal organization that is not recognized by Lafayette College. Doing so, poses significant personal liability challenges to the individual. To review the College’s policy on joining an unrecognized organization, see the Student Handbook for further details. Q: What are the requirements for membership? A: Students are ineligible to participate in FS formal recruitment until the first semester of their sophomore year and have taken six courses at Lafayette College. The minimum GPA to affiliate with a fraternity is 2.75; to affiliate with a sorority the minimum GPA is 2.6. In addition, each chapter has specific GPA requirements. Joining a chapter also means making a financial commitment, dedicating time, and a willingness to live in a chapter house. A student who wishes to go through the recruitment process for either a fraternity or sorority must not be on Disciplinary Probation Level I or higher. There is an appeals process available to students who do not meet these requirements but wish to participate in recruitment. 22


Q: What are the financial requirements for joining a chapter? A: Financial information differs from chapter to chapter. New members are required to pay more than upperclassmen members, due to new member and initiation fees. Sorority new member fees range from $560-$810 per semester. Returning member fees range from $254-$584 per semester. Chapter dues finance all chapter events and cover the costs of badges, and ritual materials. Fraternity membership fees range from $450-1,250 per semester. Students who join a fraternity may either be required or can opt into a fraternity house meal plan. Meal plans are prepared by chefs or through approved third party catering services. Members may also supplement their qualifying fraternity meal plan with the Lafayette College dining plan. Please visiting the Dining Services website at https://dining.lafayette.edu for more details. Q: Do all chapters have houses on campus? Will I be required to live in a chapter house as a member? A: All fraternity and sorority chapters currently have dedicated living space. All members are required to live in their chapter house as part of their membership requirement according to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Advising, including or up to their senior year, if need be. Each chapter house has specific requirements for when those requirements must be fulfilled and have specific house points systems or lotteries in place to manage this process. Q: What impact will joining a fraternity or sorority have on my academic success? A: Fraternities and sororities aim to provide academic support and assistance to all of their members. Through academic requirements, group study sessions, workshops, and the accessibility of faculty advisors, chapters work to maintain an academic standard they can take pride in. Q: How time consuming is join a fraternity or sorority? A: All Greek chapters are required to complete all new member education activities and initiate its members in three weeks, so as to not interfere with the academic term. Generally, each organization holds weekly chapter meetings. During the new member period, there are additional new member education meetings. Members who choose to become more involved in the leadership of their organization willingly dedicate more time to their chapter. Chapters also hold brotherhood/sisterhood events, philanthropy and community service opportunities, educational workshops, and programming for their members. Q: Will I be hazed if I join a chapter? A: Lafayette College has a policy that does not tolerate any form of physical or mental hazing of new members in any group on campus. More information about Lafayette College’s Anti-hazing policy can be found in the Student Handbook. 23


(65) Delta Gamma

Greek Houses Map

(10) Phi Kappa Psi (12) Kappa Kappa Gamma

(11) Delta Kappa Epsilon

(41) Alpha Gamma Delta

(22) Delta Delta Delta

(38) Zeta Psi

(13) Delta Upsilon

(23) Chi Phi (21) Pi Beta Phi (20) Alpha Phi 24


PHILANTHROPY AGD Foundation

CHAPTER PRESIDENT Hannah Koch

SERVICE HOURS 1,045

NATIONAL FOUNDING

PHILANTHROPY DONATIONS (2018) $2,316

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP 81

FIRST SEMESTER DUES

Chapter Dues: $355.26 International Initiation Fee: $200 Property Support Fee: $100 House Association Dues: $34.08 Parlor Fee: $18.75 Reserve Fund Dues: $10.65

ΑΓΔ

LOCAL FOUNDING 1981

GPA REQUIREMENT 2.6

*Abroad Dues:

1904

$110

SISTERS IN HOUSE 24

MOTTO

“Live with purpose”

511 College Avenue “AGD” “ALPHA GAM”

ALPHA GAMMA DELTA 25

https://www.facebook.com/AlphaGamLafayette/ https://www.instagram.com/agd_lafayette/ http://agdlafayette.tumblr.com


PHILANTHROPY Alpha Phi Foundation

NATIONAL FOUNDING

PHILANTHROPY DONATIONS (2018) $11,800

LOCAL FOUNDING

GPA REQUIREMENT 2.7

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP

Chapter Dues: New Member Fee: Badge Fee: Chapter Bond: Initiation Fee: Founder’s Day Pennies: *Abroad Dues:

ΑΦ

Molly Selin

SERVICE HOURS 300

FIRST SEMESTER DUES

ALPHA PHI

CHAPTER PRESIDENT

1872 1989 83

$370 $55 $70 $150 $170 $1.46 $370

SISTERS IN HOUSE 32

MOTTO

“Union hand in hand”

752B Sullivan Road “A PHI” 26

https://www.facebook.com/AlphaPhiLafayette/ https://www.instagram.com/aphi_lafayette/ http://aphietasigma.tumblr.com/ http://vsco.co/aphietasigma/images/1


CHAPTER PRESIDENT

PHILANTHROPY Service for Sight

Anne Marie Mozrall

SERVICE HOURS 1,383

NATIONAL FOUNDING 1873

PHILANTHROPY DONATIONS (2018) $6,656

LOCAL FOUNDING 1982

GPA REQUIREMENT 2.6

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP 75

FIRST SEMESTER DUES Chapter Dues New Member Fee Initiation Fee House Corp *Abroad Dues

$561 $38 $125 $75 $429.50

SISTERS IN HOUSE 22

MOTTO

“Do Good”

ΔΓ

DELTA GAMMA

718 Hamilton Street “DG” 27

https://www.facebook.com/dglafayette/ https://www.instagram.com/dglafayette/ http://deltagammalafayette.tumblr.com/ http://vsco.co/dg-lafayette/images/1


CHAPTER PRESIDENT

PHILANTHROPY St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital SERVICE HOURS 570

NATIONAL FOUNDING

PHILANTHROPY DONATIONS (2018) $12,547

LOCAL FOUNDING

GPA REQUIREMENT 2.6

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP

FIRST SEMESTER DUES

New Member Dues Chapter Dues Capital Improvement Fee Resident/Non-Resident Usage Fee

∆∆∆

DELTA DELTA DELTA

Holly Routledge

1888 1992 57

$426 $325 $75 $35

SISTERS IN HOUSE 25

MOTTO

“Let us steadfastly love one another”

2 West Campus Lane “TRI-DELTA” ”TRI-DELT” 28

https://www.facebook.com/tridelta.lafayette/ https://www.instagram.com/tridelta_lafayette/ http://trideltalafayette.tumblr.com


PHILANTHROPY Reading is Fundamental SERVICE HOURS 340

CHAPTER PRESIDENT Jen Rowan

NATIONAL FOUNDING

PHILANTHROPY DONATIONS (2018) $6,011 GPA REQUIREMENT 2.7

1870

LOCAL FOUNDING 1980

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP 84

FIRST SEMESTER DUES Chapter Dues House Corp Maintenance Fee Per Capita Fee New Member Fees

ΚΚΓ

KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA 29

$180.50 $115 $90 $92 $175

SISTERS IN HOUSE 34

MOTTO

“Aspire to be”

721 Sullivan Road “KAPPA”

https://www.facebook.com/kkg.zetabeta/ https://www.instagram.com/kkglafayette/ http://kappalafayette.tumblr.com https://vsco.co/kkg-laf/images/1


PHILANTHROPY Read. Lead. Achieve

CHAPTER PRESIDENT Kaila Aguerre

SERVICE HOURS 1,732 PHILANTHROPY DONATIONS (2018) $2,400

NATIONAL FOUNDING 1867

LOCAL FOUNDING

GPA REQUIREMENT 2.75

1980

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP 82

FIRST SEMESTER DUES New Member Dues

$729

SISTERS IN HOUSE 32

MOTTO

“Pi Beta Phi”

ΠΒΦ

750B Sullivan Road “PI PHI”

PI BETA PHI

30

https://www.facebook.com/piphi.lafayette/ https://www.instagram.com/piphilafayette/ http://lafayettepibetaphi.tumblr.com https://vsco.co/piphilafayette/images/1


PHILANTHROPY Jeremy Saxe Foundation SERVICE HOURS 756

Phil Arnett

NATIONAL FOUNDING

PHILANTHROPY DONATIONS (2018) $8,250

1844

LOCAL FOUNDING 1855

GPA REQUIREMENT 2.75

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP

FIRST SEMESTER DUES New Member Dues

CHAPTER PRESIDENT

$2,260

57

BROTHERS IN HOUSE 25

MOTTO

”Friends from the heart forever”

ΔΚΕ

719 Sullivan Road “DKE” “DEKE”

DELTA KAPPA EPSILON 31

https://sites.lafayette.edu/dke/ https://www.facebook.com/dke.lafayette/


PHILANTHROPY Juvenile Diabetes SERVICE HOURS 2,000

Jack Mueller

NATIONAL FOUNDING

PHILANTHROPY DONATIONS (2018) $778

1858

LOCAL FOUNDING 1874

GPA REQUIREMENT 2.75

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP 46

FIRST SEMESTER DUES National Dues Brotherhood Recruitment Events Date & Formal

CHAPTER PRESIDENT

$175 $110 $40 $125

BROTHERS IN HOUSE 16

MOTTO

“Committed to lives of excellence”

∆Τ∆

“DELT” “DTD”

DELTA TAU DELTA

32

https://www.facebook.com/lafayettedelts/


PHILANTHROPY Global Service Initiative SERVICE HOURS 1,348

∆Υ

DELTA UPSILON

1834

LOCAL FOUNDING 1885

GPA REQUREMENT 2.75 International Fees: (Includes new member and initiation fee) House Improvements: Brotherhood Bonding Events: Formal: Rush:

Anthony Vecchio

NATIONAL FOUNDING

PHILANTHROPY DONATIONS (2018) $15,000

FIRST SEMESTER DUES

CHAPTER PRESIDENT

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP 69

$400

BROTHERS IN HOUSE 30

$100 $150 $100 $40

MOTTO

“Justice, our foundation”

750B Sullivan Road “DU” 33

https://www.facebook.com/DeltaUpsilonLafayette/


PHILANTHROPY Zete Kids USA SERVICE HOURS N/A

CHAPTER PRESIDENT

Matt Schoenfeld

NATIONAL FOUNDING 1847

PHILANTHROPY DONATIONS(2018) N/A

LOCAL FOUNDING 1857

GPA 2.75

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP

FIRST SEMESTER DUES New Member $600 Meal Plan $2000

BROTHERS IN HOUSE

18 10

MOTTO

“Tau Kappa Phi”

ΖΨ ZETA PSI

49 South College Drive “ZETE” 34


PHILANTHROPY Boys and Girls Club of America

CHAPTER PRESIDENT

SERVICE HOURS 3,100

NATIONAL FOUNDING

PHILANTHROPY DONATIONS (2018) $16,112

LOCAL FOUNDING

GPA REQUIREMENT 2.75

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP

FIRST SEMESTER DUES

BROTHERS IN HOUSE

New Member Dues Meal Plan

Blake Oslan

1852 1869 80

$1,000 $750$1165

27

MOTTO

“United by friendship; sustained by honor and led by truth, we live and flourish”

ΦΚΨ PHI KAPPA PSI

35

715 Sullivan Road “PKP” “PHI PSI”

https://www.facebook.com/Phipsipenntheta/


PHILANTHROPY Big Brothers and Big Sisters

CHAPTER PRESIDENT

SERVICE HOURS N/A

NATIONAL FOUNDING

PHILANTHROPY DONATIONS (2018) N/A

LOCAL FOUNDING

GPA REQUIREMENT 2.75

ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP

FIRST SEMESTER DUES

BROTHERS IN HOUSE

New Member Fee: Initiation Fee: National Dues: Liability Insurance:

Residential Room Rent: Meal Plan Cost:

ΧΦ CHI PHI

Peter Bokma

1824 1874 36

$90 $240 $55 $130 $4,650 $10501900

20

MOTTO

“Truth, honor and personal integrity”

4 West Campus Lane “CHI PHI” 36

https://www.facebook.com/ChiPhiRho/


Fraternity and Sorority Programs and Resources Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for fraternity/sorority members.

Order of Omega recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, involvement within their respective organization and within the fraternity/sorority, campus, and local communities. Members are selected from the top 3% of students at each institution. To date, over 500 chapters have been chartered throughout North America, each sharing the common goal of recognizing the many outstanding student leaders at their institution.

Accreditation

is an annual assessment process implemented in 2013-2014. It is a comprehensive review and assessment of all facets of chapter operations and is a key process in the development and maintenance of chapter standards. Chapters will be required to submit an annual report and conduct a presentation to a panel of faculty, staff, students and alumni. Chapters are rated and given feedback through reports and chapter development questions that they are encouraged to consider in their planning for the following year. Accreditation information is available on the Greek Life website.

Resources 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

available through the Greek Life Office include: 6. Policies and procedures manual Hazing prevention resources 7. Accreditation resources Leadership resources 8. Grades and conduct report information Panhellenic and IFC resources 9. Recruitment and new member resources Lambda 10 Project 10. Ritual resources 37 Event planning and registration resources


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