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table of

contents

Letter from President Sally Mason Pillars of the Panhellenic Council Recruitment Information Panhellenic Chapters at Iowa Greek Honor Organizations Financial Responsibility Greek Terminology dance marathon The Greek Alphabet Registration Information Recruitment Schedule–at–a–Glance MAP OF sorority chapters

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The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319–335–0705. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact PHC in advance at 319–335–3252.

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welcome! Welcome to The University of Iowa! As a relative newcomer myself to the UI, I can tell you firsthand that you will find a world of excitement and opportunity here on our campus, as well as a very warm, welcoming community. Being a member of the sorority community is one way to create an enjoyable and memorable experience during your college years at The University of Iowa. But not only that, as a sorority member, you will learn new skills, meet new friends, and set yourself on the path to accomplish your goals. Sorority involvement offers leadership experiences, service opportunities, academic support, and positive social activities. Being a sorority member provides one of the best ways of becoming an involved student at Iowa. As President of the UI, I have the honor and pleasure of interacting with many of the University’s student leaders. Many of those leaders are part of the UI Greek Community. At the UI, we want to help develop the whole person, and sororities are great organizations to help you do just that. Please take time to browse through this book and acquaint yourself with all that sorority life has to offer. If you’re still not sure if sorority life is right for you, I encourage you to learn more about these wonderful organizations through Panhellenic Fall Formal Recruitment. Once again, I welcome you to The University of Iowa. I offer you my best wishes for every success during your time here. And get used to saying it—“Go Hawks!” Sincerely,

Sally Mason President The University of Iowa

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leaders One of the Sorority Community’s top priorities is to provide chapter members with leadership opportunities in and outside of the Fraternity & Sorority Community through assuming chapter officer positions, joining student organizations, and participating in conferences, workshops, or other educational experiences. There are a wide variety of positions available exclusively to Sorority Community members to help them learn, grow, and excel. Opportunities within the Sorority Community include: • Chapter Executive Boards • Greek Week Executive Council • Panhellenic Council Executive Board • Greek Honor Executive Councils • Panhellenic Council Appointed Positions (Order of Omega, Rho Lambda, Gamma Sigma Alpha) Sorority members also hold numerous leadership roles on the Executive Councils of other student organizations. In 2008 and 2009, over 70 members of the Fraternity and Sorority Community at The University of Iowa held major positions on student organization Executive Boards. Fraternity and Sorority Members hold executive positions in: • RiverFest • Homecoming Council • RiverRun

• UI Student Government (UISG) • Dance Marathon • SCOPE

whitney carson,

uisg executive senator, member of kappa alpha theta founding member of the national society of leadesrhip and success

“Just like my father has always told me, ‘You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.’ College is all about taking risks and trying new things. Joining a sorority was the stepping stone to my involvement here at Iowa, and I will be forever grateful for the endless opportunities this community has provided me.” 4


ship

campus involvement

the 2009 panhellenic council

what is the panhellenic council? The University of Iowa Panhellenic Council (PHC) serves as the governing and servicing body for the fourteen (14) National Panhellenic Conference sororities and one (1) associate chapter on campus. The Panhellenic women work together to unite sororities, focus on common goals, and create a network of support for chapters and members. The PHC annually works with the Interfraternity Council and the National Pan–Hellenic Council to sponsor many educational and fun events, including a variety of speakers, conferences, and many diverse leadership programs. Every sorority woman is a member of PHC immediately upon joining her chapter.

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friendsh values & traditions

The spirit of our Sorority Community makes our large campus seem smaller and more like home. Regardless of the chapter that you join, the friendships that are formed are lifelong. It is with these friends that members participate in memorable chapter activities, philanthropies, study groups, and social events. After their years at Iowa, students usually do not return to visit their residence hall, but they do drop by their sorority. Sorority life at Iowa is filled with limitless opportunities for friendship.

Brittany ERdmier,

Pi Beta Phi Alumnae pictured with sister cassandRa erdmier, also a pi beta phi at Iowa

“Looking back at my years at Iowa, the best memories are from my sorority. It’s so special to be able to share these traditions and experiences with my sister.�

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hip 2009 rho gammas

what are Rho gammas? The UI Panhellenic Council (PHC) trains a special group of women, known as Rho Gammas, for the purpose of providing a more enjoyable and less stressful atmosphere during Formal Recruitment. Rho Gammas will provide you information about the week, escort you to recruitment events, and provide a listening ear as you make decisions concerning sorority membership. The PHC chooses these women based on objectivity, dependability, and enthusiasm for Iowa and sorority life. Take advantage of your Rho Gamma. She can offer valuable information regarding sorority life, academic classes, and other opportunities waiting for you at Iowa.

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schol

academic success Above all else, your reason for attending UI is academics. The Panhellenic Council requires a 2.75 cumulative chapter grade point average to remain in good standing. Each chapter has their own set of standards and requirements for individual membership. See the individual chapter pages of this booklet for the minimum GPA requirements for each chapter’s formal recruitment selection.

2008 chapter gpas spring

fall

spring

fall

ΑΧΩ

3.078

3.067

ΔΖ

2.994

2.931

ΑΔΠ

3.107

3.02

ΓΦΒ

3.166

3.217

ΑΕΦ

3.221

3.104

ΚΑΘ

3.34

3.287

ΑΦ

3.089

3.085

ΚΚΓ

3.19

3.091

ΑΞΔ

3.013

2.816

ΦΒΧ

N/A

2.63

ΧΩ

3.315

3.263

ΠΒΦ

3.055

3.025

ΔΔΔ

2.981

2.988

ΖΤΑ

2.958

3.002

ΔΓ

3.211

3.045

lauren tegrootenhuis, alpha chi omega president

“My involvement in the Greek community has done more to strengthen my academic standing than I ever could have done on my own, and having an amazing sisterhood to support all sorority women only makes it easier to excel at Iowa.” lauren’s scholastic honors Engineering Excellence Scholarship and the Engineering Opportunities Scholarship. Old Gold Scholar. 8


larship Sorority Membership offers many options to help new members transition academically from high school to college. • Weekly Greek library check–in (a.k.a. Letters at the Library) • Study hours • Chapter/national scholarships • Panhellenic scholarships • Study partnerships with fraternities • Average Chapter Member GPA is 3.075 • All–Sorority GPA is consistently higher than All–Women’s GPA • Greek Honor Organizations (see page 47)

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philanth & Community service

Within the Fraternity & Sorority Community, each chapter hosts its own philanthropic event to raise money for a special cause. These events make a lasting contribution to our Community and are some of the most enjoyable activities in which members participate. In 2008–2009, the Sorority Community contributed over 10,000 hours of Community Service and donated over $100,000 to various organizations, including: • Children’s Miracle Network • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation • American Heart Association • Susan G. Komen Breast • Service for Sight • Make a Wish Foundation • Crisis Center • Big Brother & Big Sisters

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• Speech and Hearing Foundation • American Cancer Society • Ronald McDonald Foundation • Cancer Foundation • Special Olympics • Habitat for Humanity • Mark Twain Elementary • Dance Marathon


hropy Greek Reach is a mentor program started in the Fall of 2007. Members of the Fraternity and Sorority Community volunteer at Mark Twain Elementary School in Iowa City five days a week. They participate in after school programming, play games, and spend time with the kids. Events for the kids and their families include holiday parties, Iowa Baseball games, and group BBQs.

Molly Dagget,

member of kappa kappa gamma nothing but nets at university of iowa co–founder

“Joining a sorority has enriched my time at Iowa more than I could have imagined. It has inspired and encouraged me to pursue my passion for philanthropy, and to bring an outstanding organization to our campus. I am so proud of all the philanthropic work our community does.”

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what you need to know about

recruitment

how formal recruitment works Formal Recruitment is conducted through a means of mutual selection. At the end of each round, recruitment guests will priority rank the chapters they would like to see again. Likewise, the chapters invite back the recruitment guests that they believe will be a good fit for their chapter. The data are then compiled by a computer software program and schedules are produced for each guest for the next round. This process continues throughout the week until Preference Round. Immediately following the last preference event, preference card signing will be explained to all recruitment guests. Women’s Formal Recruitment is hosted by the Panhellenic Council (PHC), and is a great way to meet the 14 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) chapters at The University of Iowa. As a new or returning student at Iowa, formal recruitment is a great introduction to the campus and an excellent way to form a network of close friends within just a few days. As a recruitment guest, you will have the opportunity to attend events at each of the NPC chapters. Throughout the week by a process of mutual selection, both chapters and guests will narrow their choices. While you might not get your top choice, all of our chapters at The University of Iowa have something to offer and guests are strongly encouraged to keep an open mind. By participating in formal recruitment you are taking the first step toward an active and enriching experience as a sorority member at Iowa. Without a doubt, you will meet women who will be your best friends during your college years and beyond.

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what happens at a recruitment event? A recruitment event is the time set aside for recruitment guests to learn more about individual chapters and for chapter members to learn more about prospective members. Recruitment Guests will meet and talk to various members of the chapter. Remember: Chapter members are just as nervous about meeting new people and make a good impression as you are! They are concentrating on portraying a favorable image of their chapter as much as you are concerned about positively representing yourself. Most women are meeting you for the first time and will need to ask the same “get to know you” questions. Don’t be shy. The more you get to know the chapters, and vice–versa, the easier it will be to select the chapters that are right for you.

what about rumors? It is possible that during recruitment you may hear rumors about chapters or chapter members. Speaking unfavorable about a chapter, chapter members, or another prospective member could result in influencing someone’s recruitment experience and hurting someone’s feelings. If you encounter any negative comments or behaviors from the chapter members or other recruitment guests, please report it. Questions and concerns should be directed to the Rho Gammas or members of the Panhellenic Council or Advisors (also known as Recruitment Staff).

recruitment guidelines • Recruitment Guests shall follow Residence Hall policies while living in or meeting on Residence Hall property. • All Recruitment Guests are asked to act in a respectful, mature manner during Recruitment Week. Any questionable behavior will be addressed by PHC.

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what you need to know about

recruitment meet the chapters Round wednesday, august 19 Event Length 15 minutes What Happens On this day you will visit all 14 NPC sororities. This round will take place on campus in the Pentacrest Buildings and will be your first opportunity to talk to individual chapter members. What to wear

Plan to wear something that you feel comfortable in. This is NOT the day to test out a new pair of heels—you will regret it the next day! Appropriate attire includes: casual capris, shorts, or skirt with a casual top.

welcome back round thursday, august 20 Event Length 30 minutes What Happens This day will be your first opportunity to see the chapter structures, and you will get a chance to talk with more of the chapter members. You will visit a maximum of nine chapters this day. What to wear

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Again, plan on wearing something comfortable, but a little less casual. Appropriate attire includes: capris, shorts, or skirt with a casual top.


sisterhood round friday, august 21

Event Length 45 minutes

What Happens This is a chance for the chapter

members to share with you what they value most about being part of their own chapter. Some will inform you about the philanthropic organization they support, while some may show you a sisterhood video highlighting their events throughout the year. You will visit a maximum of five chapters this day.

What to wear

This round is a step up from the previous two. Most women wear sundresses, dressy capris or a nice skirt and top.

preferencE round saturday, august 22 Event Length 60 minutes

What Happens You will visit up to three chapters this day. They will have a ceremony or ritual that they will share with you. These often include singing, senior or alumnae speakers, and other traditional activities. On this day you will begin to understand what sisterhood means to each chapter. What to wear

This is a formal event. Cocktail or church attire is recommended. This includes a dress, nice skirt and top, and dress shoes or sandals.

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what you need to know about

recruitment Recruitment Contact Recruitment guests may not have pre–recruitment interaction with any undergraduate or alumna sorority member. Pre–recruiting is defined as any communication about any specific chapter(s). Fall Formal Recruitment begins on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 with check–in and orientation and ends on Bid Day, Sunday, August 23, 2009. During Formal Recruitment, recruitment guests may not have any contact, beyond casual contact and interaction, with any undergraduate or alumnae sorority member, or fraternity member outside of formal events. A prospective member shall not buy anything for a sorority member, nor shall a sorority member buy anything for a prospective member. Mandatory Acceptance Policy The Panhellenic Council has a mandatory acceptance policy. This means that a recruitment guest is required to attend all chapter events on their schedule they are invited back to. Guests may not “pick and choose” the chapters they wish to attend on their schedule. If a recruitment guest chooses not to attend a chapter on her event schedule, then she will be removed from the recruitment process. Mandatory acceptance only applies to event invitation selection, not to preference card signing. Signing & Accepting a Bid In signing a preference card, a recruitment guest is making a binding agreement that she will accept a bid from those sororities she lists, in order of preference, on her card. Furthermore, should a woman refuse to become a new member of a sorority she has preferenced, she will be unable to join another NPC sorority for one calendar year. Conduct Since recruitment guests will be occupied by Formal Recruitment, we ask that you refrain from outside social activities and work commitments during the six days of recruitment. The use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs is strictly prohibited and will result in the removal of a guest from the recruitment process.

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general tips • It is expected that you will become thirsty, so know that you will be offered refreshments by the chapters. If you are offered a beverage, be practical. If you are thirsty, take it; but it is acceptable to decline if you so choose. • If you have to use the restroom, ask your host to direct you to the nearest restroom. • BE ON TIME! Recruitment is a minute–by– minute process! • Your attendance at ALL recruitment events is expected. Please clear your schedules of work or other outside commitments for the week.

recruitment guests’

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 a Rho Gamma and members. • The right to be treated with respect. • The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized. • The right to ask how and why and receive straight answers. • The right to have and express opinions to Rho Gammas. • The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with Rho Gammas.

• The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others. • The right to be fully informed about the binding agreements implicit in the preference card signing. • The right to make one’s own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision. • The right to have a positive, safe, and enriching recruitment and new member experience.

recruitment reality Panhellenic formal recruitment is a mutual selection process that is based on both chapters and potential members narrowing their choices throughout the week. While you may not receive invitations from your top choices, all of our Panhellenic sororities have great experiences to offer women. The Panhellenic Council and The University of Iowa encourage all women to keep an open mind throughout the process.

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alpha chi omega

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nickname Alpha Chi iowa chapter Sigma address 828 E. Washington St. founded October 15, 1885 flower Red Carnation symbol Lyre colors Scarlet Red & Olive Green Notable AluM Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State philanthropy Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention; Alpha Chi Billiards website www.alphachiomega.org gpa requirement 3.0 (High school), 2.9 (college)


“Together

let us

seek the heights”

ΑΧΩ

my Notes:

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alpha delta pi

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nickname A D Pi iowa chapter Alpha Beta address 111 E. Bloomington St. founded May 15, 1851 flower Woodland Violet symbol Lion, Clasped Hands colors Azure Blue & White Notable AluM Kate Capshaw, actress philanthropy Ronald McDonald House; King of the Wing website www.alphadeltapi.org gpa requirement 2.4


“We live for each other”

ΑΔΠ

my Notes:

21


alpha epsilon phi

nickname A E Phi iowa chapter Epsilon Phi address 122 E. Market St. founded October 24, 1909 flower Lily of the Valley symbol Giraffe colors Green & White Notable AluM Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice philanthropy Jazz on the Rocks benefitting The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Link Olympics benefitting Sharsheret website www.aephi.org; www.uiowa.edu/~aephi gpa requirement 3.0 (High school), 2.6 (college) 22


“Multa corda

una causa: Many hearts,

one purpose”

ΑΕΦ

my Notes:

23


alpha phi

24

nickname A Phi iowa chapter Delta Epsilon address 906 E. College St. founded October 12, 1872 flower Lily of the Valley & Forget–Me–Not symbol Ivy leaf colors Silver & Bordeaux Notable AluM Kimberly Williams Paisley, actress philanthropy Alpha Phi Foundation; Pancake Breakfast website www.alphaphi.org gpa requirement 2.5


“Union hand in hand”

ΑΦ

my Notes:

25


alpha xi delta

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nickname Alpha Xi or AZD iowa chapter Sigma address 114 E. Fairchild St. founded April 17, 1893 flower Pink Killarney Rose symbol Bear, Quill colors Dark Blue, Light Blue & Gold Notable AluM Betsey Johnson, fashion designer philanthropy Autism Speaks; Football FrenXi website www.alphaxidelta.org gpa requirement 2.5


“Inspiring

women to realize

ΑΞΔ their potential”

my Notes:

27


chi omega

nickname Chi O iowa chapter Psi Beta address 804 Iowa Ave. founded April 5, 1895 flower White Carnation symbol Owl colors Cardinal & Straw Notable AluM Lucy Liu, actress philanthropy Make–A–Wish Foundation; Chi Omega Golf Classic website www.chiomega.com gpa requirement 3.0 (High school) or 2.5 (college) or 3.0 (community college) 28


“...to be womanly always; to be discouraged never...”

ΧΩ

— ethel switzer howard

my Notes:

29


delta delta delta

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nickname Tri Delta iowa chapter Phi address 522 N. Clinton St. founded November 27, 1888 flower Pansy symbol Dolphin colors Silver, Gold & Blue Notable AluM Molly Sims, actress philanthropy St. Jude Children’s Hospital; Day at the Diamond website www.tridelta.org gpa requirement 2.5 (High school), 3.0 (college transfers)


“Let us

steadfastly, love

one another”

ΔΔΔ my Notes:

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delta gamma

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nickname DG iowa chapter Tau address 305 S. Summit St. founded December 25, 1873 flower Cream–colored Rose symbol Anchor colors Bronze, Pink & Blue Notable AluM Julia Louis–Dreyfuss, actress philanthropy Anchor Splash; Service for Sight, Delta Gamma Foundation website www.deltagamma.org gpa requirement 3.0 (High school), 2.5 (college)


“Do

good”

ΔΓ

my Notes:

33


delta zeta

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nickname DZ iowa chapter Iota address 223 S. Dodge St. founded October 24, 1902 flower Pink Killarney Rose symbol Roman Lamp, Diamond colors Old Rose & Vieux Green Notable AluM Joy Behar, The View host philanthropy Delta Zeta Foundation; Johnson County Crisis Center; Teeter–Totter–a–thon website www.deltazeta.org gpa requirement 2.5


“Lighting

paths of

friendship”

ΔΖ

my Notes:

35


gamma phi beta

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nickname Gamma Phi iowa chapter Rho address 328 N. Clinton St. founded November 11, 1874 flower Pink Carnation symbol Crescent Moon colors Brown & Mode Notable AluM Kristin Chenoweth, actress & singer philanthropy Heart Connection Cancer Camp; Campfire USA website www.gammaphibeta.org gpa requirement 3.0


“founded

upon a rock”

ΓΦΒ

my Notes:

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kappa alpha theta

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nickname Theta iowa chapter Beta Omicron address 823 E. Burlington St. founded January 27, 1870 flower Black & Gold Pansy symbol Kite and Twin Stars colors Black & Gold Notable AluM Sheryl Crow, musician philanthropy CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates); 3 v. 3 Basketball Tourney website www.kappaalphatheta.org gpa requirement 2.5


“Fostering

dear friendships that last a lifetime”

ΚΑΘ my Notes:

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kappa kappa gamma

“...an oppor tunit

and experien for a lifetim

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nickname Kappa iowa chapter Beta Zeta address 728 E. Washington St. founded October 13, 1870 flower Fleur–di–lis (Iris) symbol Key colors Light Blue & Dark Blue Notable AluM Kate Spade, designer philanthropy RIF (Reading is Fundamental); Children’s Miracle Network; Kappa Kasino; Kappa Karwash website www.kappakappagamma.org gpa requirement 3.0


ty

nce

me...”

ΚΚΓ my Notes:

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pi beta phi

nickname Pi Phi iowa chapter Zeta address 815 E. Washington St. founded April 28, 1867 flower Wine Carnation symbol Arrow and Angels colors Wine & Silver Blue Notable AluM Jennifer Garner, actress philanthropy Les Turner ALS Foundation; Support Our Troops; Wiffleball; Ronald McDonald House website www.pibetaphi.org 42 gpa requirement 3.0


“Cultivating

sincere friends hips”

ΠΒΦ

my Notes:

43


zeta tau alpha

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nickname Zeta iowa chapter Alpha Omicron address 815 E. Burlington St. founded October 15, 1898 flower White Violet symbol Five–Pointed Crown, Strawberry colors Steel Gray & Turquoise Blue Notable AluM Erin Andrews, ESPN reporter philanthropy Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; ZTA 5K website www.zetataualpha.org gpa requirement N/A


“Seek the

noblest”

ΖΤA

my Notes:

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phi beta chi associate member chapter name Phi Beta Chi iowa chapter Chi Colony founded March 26, 1978 flower White Rose of Sharon symbol Ellipse colors Azure Blue & White Notable AluM Lori Naritoku, architect on HGTV philanthropy Bethesda Lutheran Home (National) website www.phibetachi.org gpa requirement 2.5

Phi Beta Chi Sorority became a colony at The University of Iowa in October 2008. It is founded on Lutheran Faith–based values, however, women of any faith are welcome and considered for membership. Phi Beta Chi is an associate member of the Panhellenic Council, following all Panhellenic standards and requirements and participating in all University and Fraternity and Sorority Life activities. While Phi Beta Chi does not participate in Panhellenic formal recruitment, recruitment events will be hosted in September and January. For more information about Phi Beta Chi, including recruitment events, please contact Samantha McWilliams (samantha–mcwilliams@uiowa.edu) or Kristen Donahoe (kristen–donahoe@uiowa.edu).

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ΦΒΧ


greek honor

organizations

order of omega Order of Omega is a national Greek Honor Society for the top 3% of fraternity men and sorority women based on the tenets of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Order of Omega’s purposes are to recognize students who have attained a high standard of leadership within the Community, to bring together those members who will help shape the Community and the University, and to join faculty, alumni, and students with the intent of helping and understanding one another.

rho lambda Rho Lambda is the National Sorority Leadership Recognition Society. Rho Lambda seeks to honor those women within the sorority community who have exhibited the highest qualities of leadership and service to their Greek community and their sorority. They are women who have furthered the ideals and principles of the Greek community throughout their years of sorority affiliation. Rho Lambda is only comprised of the top 10% of campus Panhellenic women, so membership in this organization is quite an honor. Rho Lambda has been involved with “Girls on the Run,” provided educational programs for women on campus, sponsored recognition brunches and compile finals baskets for the Panhellenic community. Criteria for membership include an outstanding GPA, leadership within her chapter and the Panhellenic community, and community service.

gamma sigma alpha Gamma Sigma Alpha is a co–educational honor society for members of the Fraternity and Sorority Community. Membership is based on semester grade point average and status as a Junior or Senior. Gamma Sigma Alpha exists to recognize and advance academic excellence as a core value of fraternities and sororities.

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financial

responsibility

Financial responsibility is important for all college students. Every member of a sorority agrees to be fiscally responsible as a student and as a chapter member. Fees may include membership dues, room, board, building fund, and a parlor fee. Costs differ for chapters that do not have chapter structures, however, the average annual cost of membership is listed below. The average cost of living in residence halls for a double room with 21 meals is $6,685.00. While fraternity and sorority structure are recognized student housing, their residential structures are not located on University property and are privately owned. Questions about individual housing facilities should be directed to the chapter’s local Housing Corporation Board. Further financial information will be made available during Formal Recruitment Week.

residence hall charges: room & board for the year 14 meals per week

$6,984

20 meals per week

$7,079

New Member Fee

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ΑΧΩ

343.00

ΧΩ

110.00

ΚΑΘ

175.00

ΑΔΠ

210.00

ΔΔΔ

-

ΚΚΓ

165.00

ΑΕΦ

155.00

ΔΓ

180.00

ΦΒΧ

375.00

ΑΦ

190.00

ΔΖ

155.00

ΠΒΦ

160.00

ΑΞΔ

220.00

ΓΦΒ

160.00

ΖΤΑ

180.00


live–in costs

chapter

room

board

dues

building fund

parlor fees

(per year)

ΑΧΩ

3,240.00

2,280.00

630.00

-

570.00

6,720.00

ΑΔΠ

3,276.00

2,424.00

618.00

-

-

6,318.00

ΑΕΦ

-

-

870.00

-

-

870.00

ΑΦ

3,000.00

2,718.00

648.00

180.00

-

6,546.00

ΑΞΔ

3,315.00

2,301.00

648.00

120.00

-

6,384.00

ΧΩ

2,700.00

2,100.00

630.00

600.00

-

6,030.00

ΔΔΔ

2,598.00

2,250.00

660.00

222.00

-

5,730.00

ΔΓ

2,670.00

2,160.00

1,050.00

-

-

5,880.00

ΔΖ

3,711.00

1,829.10

1,014.00

210.00

-

6,764.10

ΓΦΒ

3,060.00

2,556.00

558.00

300.00

360.00

6,834.00

ΚΑΘ

3,000.00

1,950.00

810.00

-

-

5,760.00

ΚΚΓ

3,600.00

1,770.00

648.00

450.00

-

6,468.00

ΦΒΧ

-

-

525.00

-

-

525.00

ΠΒΦ

3,390.00

2,670.00

720.00

-

-

6,780.00

ΖΤΑ

1,993.00

1,993.00

400.00

140.00

274.00

4,800.00

chapter

board

dues

building fund

parlor fees

(per year)

ΑΧΩ

198.00

630.00

-

798.00

1,626.00

ΑΔΠ

360.00

618.00

-

540.00

1,518.00

ΑΕΦ

-

870.00

-

-

870.00

ΑΦ

-

648.00

180.00

600.00

1,428.00

ΑΞΔ

540.00

648.00

120.00

-

1,308.00

ΧΩ

-

630.00

600.00

360.00

1,590.00

ΔΔΔ

318.00

660.00

222.00

600.00

1,800.00

ΔΓ

630.00

1,050.00

-

180.00

1,860.00

ΔΖ

-

882.00

210.00

390.00

1,482.00

ΓΦΒ

360.00

558.00

300.00

360.00

1,578.00

ΚΑΘ

360.00

810.00

-

522.00

1,692.00

ΚΚΓ

300.00

648.00

450.00

300.00

1,698.00

ΦΒΧ

-

525.00

-

-

525.00

ΠΒΦ

540.00

720.00

-

540.00

1,800.00

ΖΤΑ

416.00

400.00

140.00

274.00

1,230.00

live–out costs

total

total

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greek

terminology

alumnae initiated members who have graduated bid a formal invitation to pledge or associate with a chapter

bid day final day of recruitment when the Recruitment Guest receives an invitation to join a chapter chapter a local group of an (inter)national social sorority colony group of students who have started a new fraternity or sorority fraternity a social Greek lettered brotherhood; the term “fraternity” also applies to some sororities initiate a fully initiated member of a chapter initiation ritual or ceremony in which a new member begins full membership in that specific organization interfraternity central governing body of fraternities that provides service to council (ifc) chapters; the IFC holds chapters accountable for the policies and procedures of the council and the University legacy woman whose mother, sister, grandmother, or other immediate family member is a member of a particular organization

new member member of a Greek letter organization who has not yet been initiated

new member time in which new members of an organization program learn about the chapter

National National Pan–Hellenic Council, central governing body of the Pan–Hellenic traditionally African–American and Latino chapters at The Council (nphc) University of Iowa.

panhellenic central governing body of the NPC sororities that offers services council (phc) to chapters and the community as a whole, from the Greek meaning all (Pan) Greeks (Hellenic) philanthropy charitable project to raise money and awareness for a particular cause sponsored by each chapter on campus recommendations written letter recommending a potential member for AND references membership signed by an alumnus; these are not necessary for students to participate in recruitment recruitment social experience organized by the Panhellenic Council in which mutual selection allows each potential member to determine chapter membership recruitment guest student who participates in either formal or informal recruitment Rho Gamma woman who is available during formal recruitment to answer questions about recruitment 50

sorority a social Greek lettered sisterhood


dance marathon The University of Iowa Dance Marathon has been providing emotional and financial support for children with cancer and their families since 1994. To date Dance Marathon has raised over 6.5 million dollars. In 2009, Dance Marathon had over 1,500 participants and raised over 1 million dollars, the most ever. Of these totals, the Fraternity and Sorority community contributed $227,323.15 and 489 participants. The fraternity and sorority Community plays a vital role in the success of Dance Marathon each year. In fact, members of the fraternity and sorority community were the ones who started the organization.

jackie meirick,

former president of alpha phi, 2007–2008 dance marathon executive council

“I am confident that we would not have reached our million dollar goal without the support of the Greek Community… being in a sorority has truly made my college years memorable and rewarding.” 51


the greek alphabet Alpha/al–fah

beta/bay–tah

gamma/ gam–ah

delta/del–tah

epsilon/ ep–si–lon

zeta/zay–tah

eta/ay–tah

theta/thay–tah

Iota/eye–o–tah

kappa/cap–ah

lamda/ lamb–dah

mu/mew

Nu/new

xi/zz–eye

omricon/ om–ah–cron

pi/pie

rho/row

sigma/sig–ma

tau/tawh

upsilon/ yoop–si–lon

phi/figh

chi/kigh

psi/sigh

omega/o–may–gah

anti–hazing policy Hazing is defined as any intentional or unintentional reckless action or situation – with or without consent – that endangers a student or creates risk of injury, mental or physical discomfort, harassment, embarrassment, and/or ridicule – whether on campus or off campus – for the purpose of initiation into, affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in any student organization or team recognized by The University of Iowa Student Government or by any other University sponsor. Acts of hazing include, but are not limited to: compulsory alcohol or drug consumption; physical brutality; psychological cruelty; public humiliation; morally degrading activities; forced confinement; creation of excessive fatigue; required removal or destruction of public or private property; or any other activity that endangers the physical, mental, psychological, or academic well being and/or safety of an individual. Any requirement imposed upon prospective, new, or current members which is not related to the organization’s purpose is discouraged and will become the subject of a University investigation once the practice is brought to the attention of the Office of Student Life. This policy applies to all UI students and all UI student organizations and clubs. Some University programs promulgate anti–hazing policies specifically for students participating in their programs. The Department of Athletics enforces a hazing policy, as does the UI Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council. Copies are available at the respective department offices. 52


how to register

for recruitment

Registration To participate in Fall Formal Recruitment, the online recruitment registration form, registration fee of $75, and an optional updated headshot picture (A senior picture is suggested, please no group photos) must be submitted by July 31, 2009. Any registrations submitted August 1–18, 2009 will result in a $25 late fee, with a total registration cost of $100. Option 1 – To register at any time online at www.uiowaphc.com. Click on “Recruitment” and complete the “Online Registration Form”. The cost of register is $75 before July 31 and $100 between August 1 – 18. Option 2 – Find A Friend! Sign up with a friend at the same time and save! Cost for (1) woman is $75. If two women register at the same time, the cost is $65 each or $130 total. To register with a friend, go to www.uiowaphc.com. Click on “Recruitment” and then on “Find a Friend” application. Each woman should complete a separate application (including a picture is optional). The applicants and recruitment fees should be mailed together to the Panhellenic Council at the address on the back of this book. Option 3 – Register at Summer Orientation and save! If you complete an application on–site during your Summer Orientation session, the cost to register is only $65. Attend the “Go Hawks! Go Greek!” session or stop by our Fraternity & Sorority Life table during the Organization Fair to pick up and complete an application. The registration fee is non–refundable.

You can register on–line at:

www.uiowaphc.com Click on “Recruitment” 53


recruitment

schedule at–a–glance Monday, August 17

Tuesday, August 18

WedneSday, August 19

Parent Orientation 2nd Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union, 4:00pm – 5:00pm Recruitment Guest Check-In Iowa Memorial Union, anytime between 10:00am – 4:00pm Recruitment Guest Orientation Main Lounge, Iowa Memorial Union, 4:00pm Meet the Chapters Round Pentacrest Buildings (14 events, 15 minutes each) Session A – 8:00am – 1:30pm* Session B – 2:30pm – 8:00pm* *Each Guest will attend only 1 session

Thursday,

Welcome Back Round Chapter Structures or location of their choice (10 events, 30 minutes each) 8:00am – 5:30pm

Friday,

Sisterhood Round Chapter Structures or location of their choice (6 events, 60 minutes each) 9:00pm – 5:30pm

Saturday,

Preference Round Chapter Structures or location of their choice (3 events, 60 minutes each) 1:00pm – 6:15pm Preference Card Signing 3:30pm – 8:30pm

August 20

August 21

August 22

SUNDAY,

AUGUST 23

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Panhellenic Council Installation Ceremony, 2:00pm Chapter Bid Day Activities Chapter Structures or location of their choice 2:30pm – ? The University of Iowa Convocation Old Capitol Building, 4:00pm – 4:45pm President’s Block Party, 5:00pm


of the map sorority chapters CHURCH ST

7 5 N CLINTON ST

FAIRCHILD ST

E BLOOMINGTON ST

N LUCAS ST

E JEFFERSON ST

IOWA AVE

PENTACREST

N GOVERNOR ST

E MARKET ST N GILBERT ST

3

N DODGE ST

N LINN ST

N DUBUQUE ST

N MADISON ST

2

N JOHNSON ST

N VAN BUREN ST

E DAVENPORT ST

10

6

1

E WASHINGTON ST

13 4

S SUMMIT ST

S JOHNSON ST

S VAN BUREN ST

S CLINTON ST

S LINN ST

12

E COLLEGE ST

9 E BURLINGTON ST

14 11

1

Alpha chi omega

2 alpha delta pi

8

delta gamma

9

delta zeta

3 alpha epsilon phi – (IOWA MEMORIAL UNION)

10

gamma phi beta

11

kappa alpha theta

4 alpha phi

12

kappa kappa gamma

5 alpha xi delta

13

pi beta phi

6

chi omega

14

zeta tau alpha

7

delta delta delta

8

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UI Sorority recruitment Iowa City, IA 52242 319–335–3252

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER? Registration for Sorority Formal Recruitment is available online! Please visit our website at

www.uiowaphc.com to complete the online registration form and for more information about Recruitment at The University of Iowa. Please call 319–335–3252 with any questions!


University of Iowa Sorority Recruitment Booklet