Panhellenic Recruitment Booklet
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Socail Medias President Welcome Letter Vice President Welcome Letter Our Community Pa n h e l l e n i c C o u n c i l Notable Sorority Women Your First Year Our Core Values Recruitment Information Recruitment Attire Who are Rho Gammas 2017 Rho Gammas Sorority Life Delta Zeta Sigma Kappa Statement on Hazing Contact Us Sponsors
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On behalf of the Panhellenic Executive Board and our 2 NPC chapters, I am excited to welcome you to Angelo State University!
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My name is Remington Jackson and I am the 2017 Panhellenic Council President. I would like to congratulate you on becoming a Ram and welcome you to sorority recruitment. We are so excited that you are considering becoming a part of Fraternity & Sorority Life at Angelo State University. We, the Angelo State College Panhellenic Council, are the governing and coordinating body of the 2 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities on campus. Our members strive to use their Panhellenic experience to enrich their undergraduate experience, excelling in scholarship, leadership, philanthropy, and community service while building lifelong friendships and ties of sisterhood. As the Panhellenic President, I have the honor of working with an Executive Board composed of outstanding leaders from both chapters in our community. We strive to strengthen bonds among chapters, as well as reach out to the greater Angelo State student body. As Panhellenic leaders, we have been given an incredible opportunity to play an active role in bettering our community. This year we hope to develop well-rounded members through dynamic new member education, promote safety and risk management, and foster cooperative relationships with the university and San Angelo community. Becoming Greek was one of the best decisions I have ever made. My sorority is my constant support system. I have learned the true meaning of sisterhood and most importantly how to be the best version of myself. If you decide to go Greek, you will be a part of the Angelo Panhellenic sisterhood and the Angelo tradition of excellence for the rest of your life! Again, from the Angelo State Panhellenic Council, a sincere thank you for your interest in our community. We wish you the best in your endeavors. Go Greek, Remington Jackson
Welcome to Angelo State University! I am so excited you have decided to participate in Sorority Recruitment. The Greek community has so much to offer and over time of being an active sorority woman, you will become something so much bigger than yourself. The recruitment process is truly a one of a kind experience- you will meet so many new collegiate woman and build connections that are unforgettable. The week of formal recruitment is all about having fun, meeting new people, but most importantly being yourself! Our two sororities on campus both have top notch values and promote growth, service, and sisterhood. I challenge you to be open minded, focus on your personal values, and enjoy every minute of this week. By the end of the week you will find your home- not just for four years, but for life.
Welcome from the
Go greek, Catlin McCune
Vice President of Recruitment
Our Community The Angelo State univeristy College Panhellenic Council is a vibrant community filled with scholars, leaders, and engaged citizens. We pride ourselves on bringing excellence to our community every day. Take some time to learn about our community.
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All Panhellenic Grade Point Average ASU FemaleGrade Point Average
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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ARTS AND HUMANITIES BUSINESS EDUCATION GRADUATE STUDIES AND RESEARCH SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
When you join one of the two National Panhellenic Conference sororities at ASU, you automatically become a member of the Panhellenic Association. The ASU Panhellenic Association is the governing council for the two sororities chartered at ASU and is responsible for organizing activities of mutual concern and interest for both chapters. The National Panhellenic Conference, founded in 1902, is the encompassing organization for 26 international womenâ€™s fraternities and sororities. Each member group is autonomous as a social, Greek-letter organization of college women and alumnae. Members are represented on over 600 college and university campuses in the United States, Canada and in more than 5,300 alumnae associations, making up more than three million sorority women in the world. The ASU Panhellenic Association is compromised of the two national sororities, Delta Zeta and Sigma Kappa. These sororities have a history at ASU since 1975. With the Universityâ€™s support, the Panhellenic Association strives to grow and flourish through the efforts of its members. 6
Notable Sorority Women
Singer/Songwriter Condoleezza Rice
Civil Rights Activist Sophia Bush
US Secretary of State
Author & Poet Melinda Gates
First Lady & Activist
Your First Year
The Angelo State University Panhellenic Council strives to make every year of the sorority experience a great one- however we recognize that the first year can be the most exciting and influential of all. Below are some things you can expect during your first year in a Panhellenic chapter. Study Hours Both chapters require a certain number of study hours to be completed each week during your first semester at ASU. Sororities also implement a number of educational programs to assist new members in the academic transition from high school to college.
New Member Meetings
As a new member, you will be required to attend weekly new member meetings in addition to some weekly chapter meetings. The goal of these meetings are to teach new members the values, traditions, and rituals of the sorority.
Community Service Hours
New Member Education Each semester Greek life hosts various educational programs to help educate our students on topics such as leadership and risk management. Our programs include the following: •Campus Resources •Safety on campus & Title IX •Team Work& Leadership Development
Many chapters require a certain number of community service hours to be completed each semester. Sorority women maintain a presence within the community by giving back as often as possible.
Each Greek chapter enjoys serving its local and national philanthropy and will host events each semester to raise awareness and donations for the cause. New members are invited to attend these events as a way to socializes within the community while helping a worthy cause.
In the spring, chapters host recruitment workshops to help their new member’s prepare for the next year’s Fall Formal Recruitment. AS a new member, you will be expected to attend and participate in these events.
Love Thoes Locks In April 2017, the Panhellenic Council hosted its 4th annual Love those Locks donation event. This event is held each spring to increase awareness for women battling cancer. Each year, Panhellenic partners with the local cosmetology school to host the annual occasion where members of the community and university can come and make it possible to share their hair with women who’ve lost theirs.
As a new member, you will be encouraged to participate in campus and Greekwide events such as Angelo Serves, Homecoming, and Greek Week. These events are not only fun but they also provide an opportunity for you to meet other members of the Greek community.
Our Core Values
The Panhellenic Council at Angelo State University has been the center of womenâ€™s leadership and service on campus since 1975. The council serves as the coordinating body of the 2 NPC affiliated sororities on campus and promotes our four core values in all we doscholarship, service, leadership and sisterhood.
Academic achievement is a significant component of your future success. One primary purpose of the Greek community is to encourage and develop high scholastic performance among its members. To participate in recruitment, entering freshmen must have a 2.7 GPA from high school. Upperclassmen and students with college credit must have a 2.5 cumulative college GPA. Greek-letter organizations were founded on principles of successful scholarship. With academics as apriority, the Greek community recognizes the importance of directing students into special scholarship programs. Sororities offer many resources and educational opportunities to facilitate high-quality learning for their members.
Greek womenâ€™s interests and concerns go beyond the confines of campus life. Sororities sponsor a multitude of activities each year to impact the local community and earn money for special philanthropies or identified projects. Each chapter also donates its time and efforts to a particular project, either locally or nationally. The ability to give yourself is one of the most important qualities you will develop while part of the Greek community.
Panhellenic Creed We, as undergraduate members of womenâ€™s fraternities, stand for scholarship, for the guarding of good health, for the maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community. Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony, with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities. We, fraternity women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life. The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live.
Joining a sorority is the beginning of new experiences. You’ll make new friends and find a home away from home. Sisterhood represents bonds of friendship and unity that last a lifetime. These bonds are not only shared by individual chapter members, but also between chapters around the nation, due to the history and ideals upon which each chapter was founded. Not only will you learn how to work with others, but through sharing the same experiences, environment and interest, you will develop a very special bond to those around you. As friends, you will share your successes, happiness, and occasional evenings just relaxing with your sisters.
Leadership development is one of the greatest aspects of being part of a Greek-letter organization. Sororities are self-governing organizations, giving members numerous leadership possibilities. Each chapter also utilizes a committee structure that allows you to be involved in all of operational aspects of the sorority. Additionally, chapters provide educational programming in such areas as time management, leadership, and communication. Greek involvement also provides a resource network when seeking employment.
values quiz It worries you most knowing... A. You missed a question on an exam B. You forgot a friend’s birthday C. You’re not doing enough to change the world D. People aren’t understanding your instructions You win the lottery, and donate a portion of the winnings to... A. A scholarship fund B. A friend in need C. A local charity D. A campaign You’re headed to the movies. You would prefer to see... A. A mystery - something that makes you think B. A chick flick about good girlfriends C. A Cinderella story - someone overcoming an obstacle D. A strong female role The person in history you would most like to meet is... A. Marle Curle B. Martine Luther King Jr. C. Mother Teresa D. George Washington You prefer friends who... A. You can talk to about the book you’re currently reading B. You can talk to when you’re having a problem C. You can do a service project with D. You can talk to about current events and getting involved in the community
You value... Mostly A’s - Scholarship Mostly B’s - Socail Connection Mostly C’s - Philanthropy & Service Mostly D’s - Leadership Consider the results of your values quiz as you read through the values of the ASU sorority community. How will you address how your values allign with the values of the chapters you visit with during recruitment. This is a great food for thought as you start to practice you converstaion skills for recruitment!
Recruitment Information Round 1: Sisterhood Night
This event will be the sororities “open house”. You will get a glimpse of what sorority life is about. Remember, first impressions are everything. A sundress or slacks and a nice top would be perfect for tonight.
Round 2: Philanthropy Night
This is the night to let your creative spirit flow. Each sorority will have a special project to do for one of their favorite charities. This is your chance to see the service branch of Greek life. We recommend a dress or slacks and a nice top for this evening.
Round 3: Preference
This is the most important night. You will see the Greek women at their very best. Each sorority will be celebrating the lasting bond of friendship and sisterhood with you. You will get a peek into the ritual side of the sororities. A cocktail dress or pantsuit is perfect for tonight. We suggest that you not wear black.
Formal recruitment ends with Bid Day. Bid cards will be distributed by Rho Gammas. Wear shorts and comfortable shoes. You will receive a T-Shirt with your new sorority letters when you receive your bid card. This is a very exciting and long day. Make sure you get a good night’s rest, as both chapters have a celebration retreat following Bid Day.
Who are Rho Gammas?
Assistance during the recruitment process is offered by a group of sorority women selected by the members of the Panhellenic Council. We call these women Rho Gammas. They have been selected and trained for their role as your role model, cheerleader, coach, confidant and friend. They are able to give you advice in all aspects of sorority and campus life. We encourage you to utilize them as your resource to learn more about Greek life at ASU. During the summer, recruitment counselors disaffiliate themselves from their own sorority and work together from a Panhellenic perspective. They have no contact with their sorority affiliation during the summer and the week of recruitment. They will reveal which sorority they belong to on Bid Day. Each of you will be part of a group led by a Recruitment Counselor (Rho Gamma). This is a great time to get to know the girls participating in the recruitment process and start building those lifelong friendships. If you have any questions throughout the summer or the week of recruitment, the Rho Gammas would love to help you!
VP of Recruitment
Remington Jackson President
Morgan Jupiter Finance
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IN THE FLAME
Delta Zetaâ€™s purpose is to unite our members in the bonds of sincere and lasting friendship, to stimulate one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote the moral and social culture of our members, and to develop plans for guidance and unity in action: objects worthy of the highest aim and purpose of associated effort.
PHILANTHROPY: STARKEY HEARING
Philanthropy and service is something that Delta Zeta holds near and dear to our hearts. We constantly are looking for ways to help and influence the world around us through service. Delta Zeta has partnered with the Starkey Hearing foundation, which helps provide hearing aids and other resources to the speech and hearing impaired people all around the world. Delta Zeta also supports and helps with The Painted Turtle camp, where they are able to help both mentally and physically disabled children enjoy a safe and fun camp environment, something that they could not normally enjoy or participate in. These are only 2 of the many ways that Delta Zeta helps the community, as we also do a large amount of local service projects in the San Angelo community.
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ONE HEART, ONE WAY
Sigma Kappa’s are smart and driven women bound by one heart. We are unified by our values of personal growth, friendship, service, and loyalty and are always striving to incorporate those values into our everyday lives. Sigma Kappa prides ourselves on being a group of extremely unique individuals and while each of our journeys may be different the one way represents the support our sisters give each other no matter what way you may be going.
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PHILANTHROPY: ALZHIEMER’S ASSOCIATION
Sigma Kappa supports 5 philanthropies: Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inherit the Earth, Gerontology, Maine Seacoast Mission, and Alzheimer’s Association. We focus primarily on the Alzheimer’s Association because it is a cause extremely close to the hearts of many of our sisters. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death and currently has no working treatment or cure. We are dedicated to help change that. We support our philanthropy by hosting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the fall and Ultra Violet week in the spring in efforts to raise money for our many causes. As a chapter, we also take part in volunteering at the local Alzheimer’s nursing home and monthly park clean ups. Hands on service in our community is so special to our chapter because it allows us to see exactly who our philanthropy is impacting and brings us together as a sisterhood.
Statement on Hazing Angelo State University expects that all members of all recognized student organizations observe and fully comply with Texas Tech statutes on hazing. In addition, all students are expected to adhere to regulation set forth by their respective (inter) National Fraternities or Sororities and university policies concerning practices commonly referred to as hazing. Hazing means any international, knowing or reckless act occurring on or off campus by one person alone or acting with others, directed against a student that endangers the mental, emotional or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of pledging, being initiated, holding office in or maintaining membership in any organization whose members are all students or include students. Students and the organizations to which they belong commit a criminal offense if they are involved in any form of hazing. This includes engaging in, soliciting, encouraging, directing, aiding or attempting to aid another in hazing; intentionally, knowingly or recklessly permitting hazing to occur; and having firsthand knowledge that hazing is going to occur or has occurred and knowingly failing to report this official. Hazing is punishable by fines ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 and confinement to jail may be assessed. Organization involved in hazing are subject to no less than $5,000 or more than $10,000 except when the offense causes personal injury, property damage or other loss, and then the organization may be punished by a fine of no less than $5,000 or more than double the amount lost or the expenses incurred because of such injury, damages or loss. In addition, individuals and organizations involved in any form of hazing subject themselves to university discipline. The above statement is a brief, factual summary of the Hazing Act and is not intended as a substitute for a legal interpretation of the act. It is important that each potential new member understands that if she is involved in hazing activities then as a free individual participating in the activity, she may share responsibly for violation of these laws and university policy and could be held responsible along with the chapter and other individuals. 21
Contact Us Remington firstname.lastname@example.org Panhellenic President
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Amanda Ritchie firstname.lastname@example.org Greek Life & Student Activities Coordinator
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