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Sisterhood, Leadership, Scholarship, and Service Sorority Recruitment Begins August 19-22
Dear Potential New Member, Welcome to Auburn Montgomery! We are excited that you have decided to attend AUM. AUM is a small campus that has many different academic and extracurricular opportunities to offer you. We want to introduce you to the sorority community. Our experience with the sorority community has helped us adjust to the University, and we hope it will do the same for you. We would like to formally invite you to participate in our Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment Weekend, which is informally known as “Rush.” Panhellenic Recruitment has been carefully planned to provide you with the opportunity to learn about the sorority community. During Panhellenic Recruitment, you will observe that the sororities share common goals and values, yet each chapter has its own character and personality. Choosing a sorority is not an easy task or one that should be taken lightly. Just remember to choose a sorority that will allow you to be yourself. Once again, welcome to Auburn Montgomery. We wish you the best of luck throughout your years at AUM. We look forward to introducing you to our sorority community!
Sarah Dandridge Sarah Dandridge Panhellenic President
Table of Contents National Panhellenic Conference Overview ................................. 3 Recruitment Information .............................................................. 4 NPC - What to Expect ..................................................................... 5 Alpha Gamma Delta ....................................................................... 6 Delta Zeta ........................................................................................ 7 Zeta Tau Alpha ................................................................................ 8 Helpful Hints/Greek ..................................................................... 9 Your Pi Chi’s .................................................................................. 10 National Pan-Hellenic Council Overview .................................... 12 Alpha Kappa Alpha ........................................................................ 13 Delta Sigma Theta ......................................................................... 14 Sigma Gamma Rho ........................................................................ 15
National Panhellenic Conference The National Panhellenic Conference supports its womenâ€™s fraternities by promoting values, education, leadership, friendship, cooperation and citizenship. National Panhellenic Conference, founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 international women's fraternities and sororities. Each member group is autonomous as a social, Greek-letter society of college women and alumnae. Members are represented on over 620 college and university campuses in the United States and Canada and in over 4,600 alumnae associations, making up over 3.6 million sorority women.
The Panhellenic Creed We, the undergraduate members of womenâ€™s fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for 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, the fraternity women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by 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.
Membership Recruitment Information A Panhellenic Sorority Tea is scheduled for Sunday, August 14, 2011, in Library Tower 10th floor from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. PLEASE REMEMBER TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS. Sorority members will be able to answer questions about recruitment, sororities, and AUM. You will also be able register for recruitment for recruitment weekend at the tea IF you haven’t already done so. Attire for the tea is Sunday dress. Women interested in Membership Recruitment Weekend must register using the form found in this book. Each recruitment function helps potential new members and sorority members get acquaint. Throughout the weekend, potential new members will talk with sorority members. Skits and presentations will provide information about each sorority’s activities and values.
2011 Recruitment Weekend Schedule
What is a Pi Chi?
A Pi Chi, or Recruitment Counselor, is a sorority member who has dis-affiliated from her chapter to help guide potential new members through Recruitment. Pi Chis are selected through their sororities and are chosen for their enthusiasm, objectivity and positive attitude. Recruitment Counselors participate in an extensive training program to increase their knowledge of recruitment guidelines, Greek life and counseling skills. Your Pi Chi is not only your counselor during Recruitment Week, but your friend as well! She can be relied upon to keep all of your questions and problems confidential. Because your Pi Chi has no contact with the sororities, she will remain neutral to all sororities during Recruitment. Your Pi Chi main purpose is to help you in any way she can throughout the weekend!
Friday, August 19 th Meet in Goodwyn Hall Room 112 @ 5 p.m. Philanthropy Events: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Finger foods will be provided.) Saturday, August 20th Meet in Goodwyn Hall Room 112 @ 1:30 p.m. Skit & Theme Events: 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Refreshments will be provided.) Sunday, August 21 st Meet in Goodwyn Hall Room 112 @ 12:30 p.m. Preference Events: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Refreshments will be provided.) Bid Night Meet in Goodwyn Hall Room 112 @ 6:30 p.m. Bid Night begins @ 7 p.m.
Panhellenic Recruitment Weekend What to Expect Friday, August 19th
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing, shorts, capri pants, jeans You will be meeting your Pi Chi group for the first time. After the short information session, you will attend three 35 minute functions in each sorority room. These functions are designed to familiarize you with the Greek community and the benefits for “going Greek.” This round also focuses on each sorority’s community service activities and will feature presentations and activities that will explain the chapter’s chosen philanthropy. You will also have the opportunity to become more familiar with members of each chapter through conversations with various women in the sorority rooms. Your Pi Chi and recruitment group will accompany you to each room throughout the night. This night is the most relaxed, so have FUN!
Saturday, August 20th
What to Wear: Dressy shorts, casual capri pants, casual dresses, skirt outfits, and shoes that are comfortable. The second day of recruitment marks the beginning of the invitational rounds. You may accept up to three invitations for this round. Since you have only met the sororities once, most potential new members accept all three invitations. You will attend up to three 45 minute functions with each sorority. Each function lasts longer than the first day to facilitate more in-depth conversation. Sororities present information about the ideals, responsibilities, and bonds that unite members. You will also be able to recognize the individuality and spirit of each sorority. Each chapter will make a short presentation or a skit to demonstrate what their sorority means to them. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like. While you talk with a sorority member she may share personal feelings about her chapter to assist you in understanding the uniqueness of her sorority.
Sunday, August 21st
What to Wear: Reception dress/suit, dress shoes Preference is the last day of membership recruitment functions. An invitation to a preference party indicates a sorority’s strong interest in you as a future member. You may attend up to two preference parties during this day. Throughout the preference round, a sorority’s presentation will reflect the values and ideals held in esteem by its members. Listen carefully to what the women say; they are revealing the strongest characteristics of their chapter to you.
BID NIGHT! Sunday, August 21st What to Wear: Jeans & flip flops/shoes
Bid Night is the last function for recruitment weekend. Bid Night is the night potential new members receive their invitation, or bid, to join a sorority. It is an exciting night when potential new member meet their new sorority sisters.
Sorority Name: Alpha Gamma Delta Nickname: Alpha Gam National Founding Date: May 30, 1904 Mascot: Squirrel National Founding Location: Syracuse University Jewel: Pearl Chapter Name: Theta Beta Flower: Red and Buff Roses Philanthropy: Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation Colors: Red, Buff, and Green Required GPA: 2.3 Cost: $60 a month
Alpha Gamma Delta allows for deep, lasting relationships through college and beyond. The women of Alpha Gamma Delta are sisters that share a strong bond of love and acceptance for one another. Through these close relationships, we consistently encourage and inspire one another to develop into the women we were always meant to be. The Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation provides grants that support members and other individuals living with diabetes. As a part of the diabetes initiative, the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation encourages sisters to engage in community service that promotes diabetes awareness and education. Through the foundation, Alpha Gamma Delta sisters are awarded scholarships, financial support is offered to members in emergency situations and volunteer and leadership training opportunities are provided. The Theta Beta Chapter holds the annual “Fun Run” in the fall and “Spaghetti Dinner” in the spring. All of the proceeds benefit the foundation. Our chapter has raised over $2,500 a year for the foundation the past three consecutive years.
Nickname: Dee Zee Founded: October 24, 1902 Where we were founded: Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
Each year our chapter and alumnae celebrate our founding
Chapter name: Lambda Nu Chapter founding date: April 22, 1977 GPA requirement: 2.5 Costs: $45/month
Delta Zeta has a Spring Formal each year
Went to the Aquarium in Atlanta, GA for New Member Retreat
Our members participated in: Turtle Tug Relay For Life MLK Day of Service Big Brother/Big Sister Program Dodgeball Tournament
Colors: Rose Green Mascot: Turtle Flower: Killarney Rose Jewel: Diamond Philanthropy: Speech and Hearing
Mandy McKee won Homecoming Princess 2011
Awards: Outstanding Organization of the Year Most Philanthropic Greek Organization Outstanding Chapter during Greek Week Campus Leader of the Year Homecoming Princess Student Lifeâ€™s Top 10 Award
Our Members are apart of: Student Government Association Campus Activities Board Honors Program Honors Societies Intramurals Delta Zeta enjoys playing intramurals
We built bears for the Starkey Hearing Foundation
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Helpful Hints for Recruitment Weekend Just Relax. Recruitment is a time to meet new people and to make new friends. Expect smiling and friendly faces at recruitment functions. Relax and be yourself. Recruitment Weekend will not only be easier, but more enjoyable. Be Courteous and Prompt: Recruitment functions are scheduled to begin and end at certain times. If youâ€™re expecting to arrive late, contact your Pi Chi. Food: Finger foods will be provided Friday, August 19th. Refreshments will be provided Saturday, August 20th, and Sunday, August 21st. Please arrive on time so that everyone can get plenty to eat. Consider the Financial Responsibilities: All Panhellenic sororities require monthly and/or semester dues. All sororities expect the potential new members to be financially dependable. Confide in your Pi Chi: She can be your best friend during Recruitment Weekend. She is there for you! Feel free to discuss any problems with her or ask her any questions
What Does it mean to be Greek?
Service Our Greek community has a special commitment to philanthropic work. Each sorority focuses on national philanthropies, but all donate service to several local agencies. Because of the strength in numbers and organizational qualities found in sororities, these women achieve great success in aiding the community.
Scholarship Greeks at AUM have a high standard of scholarship. Members of all organizations are encouraged to strive for excellence in scholarship and are awarded for their academic achievements. Scholarship and academic excellence is something that all Greeks strive for throughout their college career. Social Brotherhood and Sisterhood are the backbone to all Greek organizations. While academics and philanthropy are main focuses, social activities give the Greeks of AUM a much needed break from the daily grind of classes. Social events provide the opportunity to meet new people and form long-lasting friendships. Participation in these activities is not required in order for you to belong to a Greek organization, but there is little comparison to the fun and excitement of Greek social events. Leadership Being Greek at AUM gives students the ability to explore the many different aspects of leadership. Greek members can run for office within their own chapter, as well as gain positions on the various Greek Councils and Communities. Becoming a member of a fraternity or sorority opens doors to leadership roles that can prepare individuals for their future careers. Being Greek offers you an excellent opportunity to make an impact on your community as a leader.
Meet Your Pi Chiâ€™s!
Panhellenic President Pi Chiâ€™s represent the best qualities of Panhellenic women. They are supportive, Impartial, and provide guidance to Potential New Members. The Pi Chis work hard all summer to plan for a fun-filled Recruitment weekend. They are looking forward to meeting you!
Kayla Lindsey Kim Snodgress10
"Though time may pass, our sisterhood will last!"
"Not four years, but for life."
"Individually unique. Together complete."
"Sisterhood is not letting petty differences get in the way of anything. It is about being true to yourself. It is about experiencing new adventures by entering the realm of others."11
National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated
The National Pan-Hellenic council, incorporated (NPHC) is currently composed of nine International Greek letter Sorority and Fraternity: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, Iota Phi Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Gamma Rho, Phi Beta Sigma and Omega Psi Phi. 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. On May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington DC, the National Pan-Hellenic Council was formed as a permanent organization with the following charter members: Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi and Alpha Kappa Alpha. Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta joined in 1931. Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma joined the Council. Sigma Gamma Rho joined in 1937 and Iota Phi Theta completed the list of member organization in 1997. The stated purpose and mission of the organizations in 1930 was unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations. Early in 1937, the organization was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois and became known as The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Sorority, Inc.
All female Students interested in joining a NPHC sorority Must attend a Informational Session in the fall or Spring. It is preferred that students attend the fall session. 14 Visit ‘AUM Student Life’ on Facebook for More Information. 1214
Founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-trained women. The goals of its program activities center on significant issues in families, communities, government halls and world assembly chambers. To trace its history is to tell a story of changing patterns of human relations in America in the 20th century. Alpha Kappa Alphaâ€™s influence extends beyond campus quads and student interest. It has a legacy of service that deepens, rather than ends, with college graduation. Its efforts constitute a priceless part of the global experience in the 21st century.
Throughout the years, Nu Xi has been dedicated to the ideals of sisterhood, scholarship, and service. Nu Xi has proven to be one of the most active organizations on campus, by promoting education and awareness about issues pertaining to girls and women, by supporting academic excellence with both members and the Auburn Montgomery community, and by displaying leadership aptitudes through holding various offices on student organization boards . The Ladies of Nu Xi would like to congratulate, honor, and thank our Illustrious Charter Members, for opening the Pink and Green door of opportunity, which has allowed us to serve our community the Alpha Kappa Alpha way!
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Founded January 13, 1913.
Founded at Howard University
Colors: Crimson and Cream
Principals: Sisterhood, Scholarship, Service
Delta Sigma Theta
Charter Date: January 23, 1982
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Founding History: On January 13, 1913, on the campus of Howard University, 22 dynamic African-American women founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated founded on the principles of sisterhood, scholarship, and service. At its inception, the founders envisioned an organization of college women pledged to serious endeavor and community service. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and provide assistance to persons in need. These youthful students demonstrated a vital concern for social welfare, academic excellence, and cultural enrichment, de-emphasizing the
Black college educated women, the Sorority currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the
social side of sorority life.
Bahamas and the Republic of Korea. The major programs of the sorority are
based upon the organization's
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance
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and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. A sisterhood of more
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Economic Development Educational Development Political Awareness and Involvement International Awareness and Involvement
For more information, please visit, www.deltasigmatheta.org
Membership: To become a member of a collegiate chapter you must currently be enrolled as a student at an accredited college or university where there is an active chapter on campus or in the city. To find out the status of a chapter contact the Greek Affairs or Student Activities Office of your school. To apply for membership you must already have a cumulative minimum grade point average requirement of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale or a 1.75 on a 3.0 grading scale. Have 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours at a college or university. Also, be aware of the local RUSH program hosted by the college or university chapter to get more information.
Established: Nov. 12, 1922 at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana Classification: Nonprofit service and social organization
Mission Statement Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s aim is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization’s programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically, and economically.
Division: Five Regions Central, Northeastern, Southeastern, Southwestern, Western Service Channel: Over 500 chapters in the U.S., Bermuda, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Germany and Korea Sorority Flower: The Yellow Tea Rose Sorority Mascot: The Poodle Sorority Colors: Royal Blue and Gold
“From the outside looking in you can never understand it. From the inside looking out, you can never explain it.”
Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Kappa Alpha Delta Zeta Delta Sigma Theta Sigma Gamma Rho Zeta Tau Alpha
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