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SORORITY INFORMATION BOOKLET greeks.msstate.edu | 662.325.3917


What organizations are at MSU? Sorority: Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority Fraternity: Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. What is MGC?

The Multicultural Greek Council at Mississippi State University recognizes the need for coordination and cooperation in activities of intercollegiate Greek-letter organizations. With this, the Multicultural Greek Council serves as a formal organization to establish rules and regulations, guidelines, and provisions for all organizations involved. The primary purpose of the MGC is to unite its member organizations in order to share ideas and resources, promote mutual respect and equality, and provide a support network for involved students.

What is Membership Intake?

MGC organizations use variations of a process known as membership intake to gain new members. Each organization will decide when it will host an intake process. This is typically once every calendar year. The organization will post flyers and other forms of notification advertising the interest meeting or rush. Flyers are posted in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at least 2 weeks prior to the rush or meeting. These processes are discrete. Therefore, you will be informed of the timeline of the process, if you are selected for membership.

Multicultural Greek Council Requirements:

-Be currently enrolled in at least 12 credit hours -Earned at least a 2.5 MSU grade point average -Be in good standing with the University -Attend the MGC Interest Meeting

Organization Requirements:

All organizations have requirements outside of the university’s. These include: -Recommendation letters -Community service hours -Higher GPA requirement -Attendance at interest meeting or rush -See organization’s national website for specifics

Contact us!

Advisor: John Michael VanHorn Associate Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life jvanhorn@saffairs.msstate.edu 662.325.3917

Social Media:

Instagram: @msstate_MGC Facebook: Mississippi State University Fraternity & Sorority Life

Steps to Membership:

-Attend Shades of Starkville: Aug. 21st – The Drill Field -Attend MGC Interest Meeting: Aug. 27th – The Dawg House -Meet members of the chapters at their events and on camps (advertised on social media, OrgSync, and flyers on campus) -Research each organization -Visit www.greeks.msstate.edu for updates and access to chapter information -Attend chosen organization’s interest meeting or rush (flyers are in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life)

How much does it cost?

The average range to join a MGC organization ranges from $1,000.00 to $3,000 for one-time initiation fees. After your initiation dues, you will have to pay semester dues to remain active. These dues range from $75–$300 per semester depending on the organization. Dues cover: -Chapter programs and events -Conference participation -National and regional expenses -Other operating costs as outlined by the organization


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What organizations are at MSU? Sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Fraternity: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

What is NPHC?

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) represents the 9 historically Black Greek-letter fraternities and sororities, also referred to as the Divine Nine. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

What is Membership Intake?

NPHC organizations use variations of a process known as membership intake to gain new members. Each organization will decide when it will host an intake process. This typically once every calendar year. The organization will post flyers and other forms of notification advertising the interest meeting or rush. Flyers are posted in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at least 2 weeks prior to the rush or meeting. These processes are discrete. Therefore, you will be informed of the timeline of the process, if you are selected for membership.

Requirements for Membership:

MSU Requirements: -Earned at least 12 credit hours at Mississippi State (does not include transfer hours) -Be currently enrolled in at least 12 credit hours -Earned at least 2.5 MSU grade point average -Be in good standing with the University -Attend NPHC Interest Meeting hosted every semester Organization Requirements: All organizations have requirements outside of the university’s. These include: -Recommendation letters -Community service hours -Higher grade point average requirement -Attendance at interest meeting or rush -See organization’s national website for specifics

Contact us!

Advisor: ShirDonna Lawrence Assistant Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life s.lawrence@saffairs.msstate.edu

Social Media:

Instagram: @nphc_msstate Snpachat: @nphc_msstate Twitter: @nphc_msstate Facebook: Mississippi State University Fraternity & Sorority Life

Steps to Membership:

-Attend Meet the Greeks: Aug. 25th - Union Ballroom -Meet members of the chapters at their events and on campus (advertised on social media, OrgSync, and flyers on campus) -Research each organization -Visit www.greeks.msstate.edu for updates and easy access to chapter information -Attend chosen organization’s interest meeting or rush (flyers are in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life)

How much does it cost?

Depends! The average range to join an NPHC organization is anywhere from $1000.00 to $3,000 for one-time initiation fees. After your initiation dues, you will have to pay semester dues to remain active. These dues range from $75- $300 per semester depending on the organization. Dues cover: -Chapter programs and events -Conference participation -National and regional expenses -Other operating costs as outlined by the organization


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All data are reflective of the Spring 2019 academic semester. Spring 2019 All Men’s GPA: 2.87 Spring 2019 All Women’s GPA: 3.12 Spring 2019 All Sorority GPA: 3.35 Spring 2019 All Fraternity GPA: 3.00 Spring 2019 All Greek GPA: 3.20 Other violations include: Recruitment, Bylaws, etc.

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When is recruitment week?

Recruitment Dates: August 12-16, 2019 Recruitment week is August 12-16, however there is a MANDATORY Recruitment Orientation for the women going through recruitment on Sunday, August 11 in the Colvard Student Union Bill R. Foster Ballroom. The potential new members will receive a phone call from their Gamma Chi (recruitment counselor) before the Orientation. There is also an optional Parent Orientation on Sunday, August 11 in the Colvard Student Union Bill R. Foster Ballroom.

Will I receive anything in the mail about recruitment?

For information regarding Panhellenic Fall Recruitment, please visit our website at www.greeks.msstate.edu. It includes a detailed schedule of the events for the week, pictures of what to wear for each day, individual chapter information, and advice for recruitment week. If you have any questions about the information, please send an email to our Director of Recruitment, Addie Melchior, at msupanrecruitment@gmail.com and we will be happy to help!

What is the schedule like for recruitment week?

Sunday, August 11 – Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Move-In/Parent Orientation and Mandatory Student Orientation -Monday, August 12 – Go Greek Day 1 -Tuesday, August 13 – Go Greek Day 2 -Wednesday, August 14 – Philanthropy Day -Thursday, August 15 – Sisterhood Day -Friday, August 16 – Preference Day/Night -Saturday, August 17 – Bid Day Plan on devoting this entire week to recruitment activities. You will receive a schedule each morning starting Monday, August 12 until Friday, August 16 with your designated parties on it. *If you are participating in New Maroon Camp, we will accommodate your schedule to allow you to participate in NMC activities*

How do I register?

Registration for recruitment begins June 1st and goes through July 31st. No applications will be accepted after July 31st at 11:59 pm. You must be registered and paid at this time to participate in sorority recruitment. What does the fee for recruitment go to? The recruitment fee is $115 until June 31st and $150 starting July 1st. This fee includes t- shirts for the first four days of recruitment, snacks during the days of recruitment, and the general registration fee. How do I know my registration is complete? After you register online, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact the Director of Recruitment, Addie Melchior, at msupanrecruitment@gmail.com.

What is a legacy?

A legacy is typically a sister, daughter, or granddaughter of a sorority alumna. However, each chapter has different requirements for considering a potential new member a legacy. Am I guaranteed a bid if I am a legacy? No, no one is ever guaranteed a bid to a sorority. Each sorority has different policies on legacies. Ultimately, it is the individual potential new member’s personality, characters, resume, grades, etc. that are the main determining factors for membership selection.

Is Mississippi State Panhellenic on Social Media? Yes! And we would love to keep in touch with you that way! Website: www.greeks.msstate.edu Facebook: Mississippi State University Fraternity & Sorority Life Instagram: @msu_panhellenic Twitter: @msupanhellenic


Alpha Delta Pi: Email address: epsiloneta.rim@gmail.com What is a recommendation letter? Mail address: 107 Robert Louis Jones Drive, Mississippi State, MS 39762 A letter of recommendation is a form filled out by an alumna of a sorority on behalf of a potential new member. The recommendation P.O. Box #6302 letter generally speaks about your character and verifies Delta Gamma: accomplishments, grades, and activities you are involved in. The Web address: www.deltagamma.org alumna should refer to the national website of her affiliation for more Mail address: P.O. Box #2103 Mississippi State, MS 39762 information on these forms as they vary from sorority to sorority. You Pi Beta Phi: will not know if a chapter receives your letter of recommendation, (Mail only) you must trust the alumna who you have asked to write your letter of recommendation. If you send her a thank you note promptly, it may help Mail address: PO Box #6219 Mississippi State, MS 39762 Chi Omega: remind her. Recommendation letters generally need to be received by Web address: https://everyday.chiomega.com/Special-Pages/Signthe chapters no later than August 1. In?returnurl=%2f Mail address: P.O. Box #866 Mississippi State, MS 39762 How do I obtain these recommendatin letters and Kappa Delta: how many do I need? (Online is preferred) Begin to ask around and contact people you know who were members Web address: https://www.kappadelta.org/alumnae-life/ of sororities: teachers, family members, neighbors, family friends, recommendation-forms/ members of your church, etc. Let the woman know that you are Mail address: 103 RL Jones Circle, Mississippi State, MS 39762 P.O. Box participating in sorority recruitment at Mississippi State and that you would like them to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf. The #2674 alumna should know how to obtain the form from her respective chapter, Delta Delta Delta: Web address: www.tridelta.org/reference-form usually from the national website. Once someone agrees to write a recommendation letter for you, you will need to provide the woman Mail address: Tri Delta P.O. Box #3873 Mississippi State, MS 39762 with a resume and a photo of yourself (a wallet size senior portrait works Phi Mu: great!). It is nice to provide a pre-addressed, pre-stamped envelope Web address: https://www.phimu.org.msstate.edu/recruitment.html for the alumna. The addresses to which each chapter at Mississippi Mail address: 105 Robert L. Jones Dr., Mississippi State, MS 39759 P.O. State would like their letters of recommendation sent to can be found Box PH below. Each chapter requires at least 1 recommendation letter. If you Zeta Tau Alpha: are unable to find an alumna to write your recommendation letter the Email address: gzrecletters@gmail.com chapters should assist you in finding one. Web address: www.zetataualpha.org Mail address: 118 24th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37212


What happens on Bid Day?

On Bid Day, you will meet your Gamma Chi and the rest of your group in the Colvard Student Union Bill R. Foster Ballroom. You will get in a circle with your Gamma Chi group, with who you will have created lasting friendships throughout the week, and your gamma Chi will hand each of you an envelope containing your bid. Everyone will open their bid cards at the same time, you may even find that some of the other women in your Gamma Chi group received a bid from the same sorority as you! Then, everyone will walk to the amphitheater where you will run to join your new sisters! Your parents are welcome to join us at the amphitheater for bid day festivities. Each chapter plans their own bid day theme and has activities for the potential new members to take part in that day. An older, active member of the chapter will be your bid day buddy. The parents will be given wrist bands to have access to sorority row that day, due to overcrowding in previous years.

What is sorority life like after recruitment?

How much time does a sorority take? Every chapter has a required weekly meeting where you will receive information on chapter events. Weekly study hall hours, sisterhood activities, community service projects, and social events are also potential time commitments. But, a sorority can take as much or as little of your time as you want it to. Do I have to live in the sorority house? You are required by Mississippi State to live in the residence halls your freshman year. Each sorority has their own policy regarding living in the chapter house. Some sororities require members to live in the house

for one school year. Hathorn Hall is also an option for sorority women after their freshman year. Most chapters have a floor in Hathorn where women of that chapter can live together if there is not enough space in their chapter house. Can I eat at the sorority house once I join? Yes. If you join a sorority that offers a meal plan, Mississippi State allows you to change from the Unlimited Meal Plan to the Greek Meal Plan. The Greek Meal Plan is slightly less expensive than the other meal plans because you will also be paying for a meal plan within your chapter. Once you join a sorority, you can contact Dining Services by visiting their office located in between Moe’s and Subway to change your meal plan. Your meal plan will not change unless you contact Dining Services in person to change it. How much does it cost to be in a sorority? Please visit the Panhellenic website at www.greeks.msstate.edu for the most up to date information on fee structures for each chapter. I’m visiting Mississippi State this summer, can I tour the houses? Each chapter will have a table set up at the Organization Fair during the Orientations this summer and will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding recruitment. Sorority houses are closed during the summer, so tours are not available. But, you will receive tours of the sorority houses throughout recruitment!

The answer to my question isn’t in this packet, who can I ask?

We are happy to help answer any questions you may have! You may contact the following people regarding recruitment questions: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life | 662.325.3917 | Addie Melchior, Director of Recruitment | msupanrecruitment@gmail.com


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All data are reflective of the Spring 2019 academic semester. Spring 2019 All Women’s GPA: 3.12 Spring 2019 All Sorority GPA: 3.35 Spring 2019 All Greek GPA: 3.20 Other violations include: Recruitment, Bylaws, etc.


CHAPTER COST New Member

Alpha Delta Pi

Member – Non-Resident

Member – Resident

1st Semester

2nd Semester

Annually

1st Semester

2nd Semester

Annually

1st Semester

2nd Semester

Annually

$2,561

$2,180

$4,741

$2,289

$2,180

$4,469

$4,796

$4,687

$9,581

Chi Omega

$2,315

$1,815

$4,130

$2,230

$2,230

$4,460

$5,415

$5,415

$10,830

Delta Delta Delta

$2,318

$2,076

$4,394

$2,076

$2,076

$4,152

$6,276

$5,776

$12,052

Delta Gamma

$2,412

$1,913

$4,325

$2,087

$1,913

$4,000

$4,518

$4,345

$8,863

Kappa Delta

$2,268

$2,000

$4,268

$2,061

$2,000

$4,061

$4,968

$4,907

$9,875

Phi Mu

$1,905

$1,905

$3,810

$2,305

$2,305

$4,610

$5,145

$5,145

$10,290

Pi Beta Phi

$2,729

$2,729

$5,458

$2,119

$2,119

$4,238

$4,360

$4,459

$8,819

Zeta Tau Alpha

$2,092

$1,792

$3,884

$2,061

$1,991

$4,052

$4,318

$4,248

$8,566


COMMITMENT FROM COUNCIL LEADERSHIP Dear Mississippi State University Fraternity and Sorority Community, We are excited to have you on campus! We are looking forward to a great year. Our four councils work hard throughout the summer to prepare great initiatives, events, and recruitment/intake processes. As we begin the process of inviting new members into our community, we want to take the opportunity to draw attention to important issues we face in fraternity and sorority communities at Mississippi State and across the country. It is important we foster an environment where students are treated with respect in both fraternities and sororities and the greater MSU family. As members of Greek-lettered organizations, we must ensure hazing and/or other high-risk behavior, such as excessive drinking, are not present in our organizations. We must hold each other accountable for inappropriate behavior by reporting incidents and intervening in risky situations. We ask that you make time to review the MSU Hazing Policy. Hazing is against the law in the state of Mississippi as well as a violation of the student code of conduct at Mississippi State University. The Fraternity and Sorority Life staff visit chapters and chapter leadership throughout the year to discuss issues that are affecting our community. Fraternity and Sorority Life staff is available at any time to assist you throughout your fraternity or sorority experience. Staff work to ensure that chapters are operating within MSU policy and new members have a meaningful and beneficial experience as they join our fraternity and sorority community. To reiterate, one of the most effective ways you can improve our fraternity and sorority community is by alerting appropriate parties when you see risky behavior. You can report an incident of concern by visiting the Fraternity & Sorority Life website at www.greeks.msstate.edu and click “Report a Fraternity and Sorority Concern�. One of the worst things you can do as a member is not step into a situation where you know someone is being hurt or treated inappropriately. Please help all of us encourage a positive and productive environment within our fraternity and sorority community so that we may continue to provide quality experiences to our members. If any of our council or university staff members can help your chapter in anyway this coming year, please let us know. We look forward to a great year! In Maroon and White, Eric Lucas Kierra Magee Rachel Dumke Nolan Parker NPHC President MGC President PHC President IFC President


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MGC LAST YEAR, GREEK ORGANIZATIONS AT MISSISSIPPI STATE RAISED

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