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Recruitment Book Spring 2017


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Table of Contents

Letter from the VP of Recruitment..................................4 Panhellenic Executive Board.............................................5 Before Recruitment Begins...............................................6 What is a Rho Gamma.......................................................7 Schedule...............................................................................8 Greek Community............................................................ 10 Panhellenic Chapters........................................................ 11 Alpha Chi Omega............................................................. 12 Alpha Epsilon Phi............................................................. 14 Alpha Gamma Delta......................................................... 16 Alpha Phi............................................................................ 18 Alpha Xi Delta....................................................................20 Delta Delta Delta................................................................22 Delta Gamma......................................................................24 Delta Phi Epsilon................................................................26 Gamma Phi Beta.................................................................28 Kappa Alpha Theta.............................................................30 Kappa Kappa Gamma........................................................32 Phi Sigma Sigma.................................................................34 Sigma Delta Tau..................................................................36 What to Wear......................................................................38 Recruitment Dictionary.....................................................40 FAQ.......................................................................................41


Letter from the VP of Recruitment

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elcome to Panhellenic Spring Formal Recruitment. I am Lindsay Casel, the Vice President of Membership Recruitment. I am here to help you with anything you need throughout the recruitment process. This is an exciting time. You are about to start a journey that will have an impact on your life in a positive way. Finding a chapter that is good for you is an important decision, and I urge you to go in with an open mind and let the process work for you. Each chapter has their own personality and has a unique aspect to it that sets it apart from others, and I hope that you see this and choose the chapter that fits you. When I went through formal spring recruitment, I felt a lot of emotions. I was excited and nervous and didn’t know what I wanted. I want you to know that feeling all of those emotions is okay. If you decide to register for Panhellenic Recruitment, you will be joining an amazing community. I promise you that you will not be disappointed.

Lindsay Casel

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Lindsay Casel


Panhellenic Executive Board

President: Nicole Sherwood VP Judicial & Standards: Olivia Kelly VP Membership Recruitment: Lindsay Casel Co Recruitment/ Rho Gamma Director: Mariah Janos VP Communications: Michaela Quigley Membership Development Director: Amanda Harris Programming Director: Daria Grineva Philanthropy Director: Anna Bernstein Scholarship Director: Claudia Martinez Administrative VP: Eve Shapiro

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What is a Rho Gamma?

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A Rho Gamma is a sorority recruitment counselor who is available to answer questions a potential member may have about recruitment. They have been trained to help you. These women have temporarily disaffiliated

from their chapters to provide objective advice and support to potential new members. You will be assigned to a group of Rho Gammas when we return to school after winter break.


Important Dates Before Recruitment Panhellenic Expo November 9 Registration Opens November 9 Registration Closes January 4 at 11:59p.m.

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Recruitment Schedule 8

Friday, Jan. 20 Part 1, Round 1 Go Greek

The Go Greek Round is broken up between two days and consists of 20-minute parties. In this round, you will go to each chapter and meet a handful of active members. You will wear a shirt given to you by your Rho Gamma with comfortable bottoms and comfortable shoes.

Saturday, Jan. 21 Part 2, Round 1 Go Greek

This is the second day of the Go Greek Round. You will go to any chapter you did not go to the day before. Again, these are 20-minute parties, and you will re-wear the same shirt that was given to you by your Rho Gamma with comfortable bottoms and comfortable shoes.

Sunday, Jan. 22 Round 2 Philanthropy Round

Philanthropy Round explains what each chapter expects out of their members. Topics such as philanthropy, community service, scholarship, and financial obligations may be discussed. Chapters may choose to involve PNMs in a hands-on activity. Each party is 40 minutes. You will wear your favorite outfit.

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During House Tour Round, you will get a tour of the chapter house or you will get a glimpse into some sisterhood events. This will help you see what makes each chapter unique. Each party is 40 minutes. You will wear a business casual outfit.

Friday, Jan. 27 Round 3 House Tours

During Preference Round, you will get a glimpse into some traditions of the chapter and will have more intimate conversations. After this round you will rank the chapters that you went back to. You will be dressed in cocktail attire, which means a dress and nice shoes. These parties are one hour long.

Saturday, Jan. 28 Round 4 Pref Round

This is the day when you are offered an invitation to join a chapter.

Sunday, Jan. 29 Bid Day!

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Our Community

There are 6 Greek Coucils at SU: Panhellenic Council

Through women’s fraternity membership, the council advocates and supports its members during and after college.

Interfraternity Council

The council serves its members needs through fraternity experience and community.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

A collaborative organization of nine historically African American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities, sometimes known as the Divine Nine.

National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO)

This is an umbrella council for Latino Greek Lettered Organizations. The purpose is to promote and foster positive interfraternal relations, communication, and development of all Latino Fraternal organizations.

Multicultural Greek Council

The purpose is to provide a fraternity and sorority option that bases its membership on diversity awareness.

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The Panhellenic Chapters Keep reading to learn more!

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Alpha Chi Omega

Purpose

Alpha Chi Omega is a national women’s organization with 131 years of history and over 200,000 members. We offer experiences that emphasize

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friendship, leadership, learning, and service. We help women find sisterhood, courage, confidence, and a sense of purpose. Our members are


authentic, honest, and caring, and love to have fun. Alpha Chi Omega members support their local communities through service and our national philanthropic cause, domestic violence awareness and prevention. Our members speak up and take action. With Alpha Chi Omega, you get an organization built by and for real, strong women.

Philanthropy

On top of helping to support the philanthropic causes of our fellow Panhellenic organizations, members are dedicated to raising awareness and educating others about domestic violence. The 1992 Alpha Chi Omega National Convention marked the adoption of domestic violence awareness as our national philanthropy. This issue is one we stand behind as something

that affects women all over the world. Together, we work to fight against unhealthy relationships and build healthy relationships. Members serve individuals and families impacted by domestic violence through fundraising and gifts of time and talents for shelters and other serviceproviding organizations. Alpha Chi Omega also works to educate its own members, giving them tools to build their own healthy relationships, and to raise awareness of domestic violence by educating others on the impacts of and work being done to end it. In addition to their work year-round, our chapters work collectively to encourage others to support this important issue during Domestic Violence Awareness Month each October.

New Member Cost: $1,089

Year Founded: 1885

Where It Was Founded: DePaw University

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Alpha Epsilon Phi

Purpose

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The mission of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority is to inspire and support exemplary women dedicated to friendship and a

lifelong commitment to Alpha Epsilon Phi while building on the vision of our founders. Above all else, Alpha Epsilon


Phi inspires women who are enriched by sisterhood and unconditional friendships, dedicated to selfless service and inspiring others, and committed to intellectual growth and personal development.

Philanthropy

Phi Hoops is an annual Basketball Tournament in which fraternities compete against one another to raise money for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics Aids Foundation. At the event, sisters are assigned a fraternity to coach and cheer for. We bring in food, music, and a trophy for the winning team. Every fall, we have our Pink Week to raise awareness and money for Sharsheret, an organization supporting women with breast cancer. Alpha Epsilon Phi partners with a variety local businesses and stores in order to bring the Syracuse Community

together for such an amazing cause. Aephestival is an event to benefit the Wilson Park Community Center. We set up a carnival in Walnut Park and invite the local children for a day of fun. Sororities, fraternities, and other organizations are assigned a group of kids to bring around to each station. The event raises money to buy supplies and toys for the kids at Wilson Park.

New Member Cost: $950

Year Founded: 1909

Where It Was Founded: Barnard College

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Purpose

Alpha Gamma Delta is an international fraternity for women that exists to provide opportunities for personal development through the spirit of sisterhood. We support lifelong learning as a means to gain understanding and wisdom. We promote the value of fraternal membership and commitment to higher education. We help prepare members to contribute to the world's work. We advocate for a lifetime of sisterhood.

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Philanthropy

Through community service and awareness efforts, there's no doubt that Alpha Gams are impacting the world. Guided by the purpose, our members feel a deep connection to civic involvement and are compelled to play an active role in our diverse society. Alpha Gamma Delta's chosen philanthropic focus is diabetes awareness and education, and members are encouraged to engage in community service that promotes this worthy cause. Diabetes continues to affect our members and their friends, families, and


acquaintances at an astounding rate, and as a sisterhood, we have the unique opportunity to look to each other for support and education. Alpha Gamma Delta is excited to announce that we are collaborating with the American Diabetes AssociationÂŽ to help support our efforts to expand diabetes awareness and education. While members should still plan and participate in fundraising efforts for the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, the fraternity is also encouraging all sisters to engage in volunteer service activities related to diabetes awareness and education on campuses and in communities.

Alpha Gamma Delta

New Member Cost: $920 Year Founded: 1904 Where It Was Founded: Syracuse University

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Alpha Phi

Purpose

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Alpha Phi was the first sorority at Syracuse University and is the founding chapter of the international organization. We were founded by 12 empowered women who had a strong vision of what sisterhood should be. Our history can be found all over campus and we strive to continue the legacy our founders created through campus involvement, philanthropic events, and an everlasting bond of friendship.


Philanthropy

Alpha Phi is fortunate to have its own foundation, the Alpha Phi Foundation. With support from its donors, the Alpha Phi Foundation is able to improve women's heart health, advance leadership development and training for women across the country, and award graduate and undergraduate scholarships totaling more than $145,000 annually. The Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi at Syracuse University contributes to this foundation through our annual Red Dress Gala. In addition to this event, Alpha Phi also hosts two on-campus philanthropic events, Yoga in the Park and Alpha Phi Phights Against Cancer sumo wrestling tournament. All proceeds from Yoga in the Park go toward the American Brain Tumor Association while proceeds from sumo go to the Fibrolamellar Cancer Foundation. During our philanthropies, we receive support from organizations both inside and outside of the Greek community.

New Member Cost: $1,376.44

Year Founded: 1872

Where It Was Founded: Syracuse University

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Alpha Xi Delta

Purpose

AXiD lives by words of our founders that "the quill is mightier than the sword." We hold intelligence, morality, and thought above all. As a chapter of strong women, we set high standards for both ourselves and our sisters. Every member of Alpha Xi Delta is involved in another organization on campus. We are high achievers who possess the desire and drive to constantly improve ourselves and the world around us.

Philanthropy

Alpha Xi Delta’s national philanthropy is Autism Speaks. We seek to raise both awareness and funds to support the organization that helps those affected by the Autism spectrum. Every fall, we organize and run AXID Kicks for A Cause, a soccer tournament for organizations on campus. We also host a pasta dinner the night before Kicks called Xiti with the Xi’s. Our spring philanthropy event is called Xi Marks the Spot, which is a scavenger hunt across campus. Since 2009, Alpha Xi Delta has raised over five million dollars for Autism Speaks and every year, we set our fundraising goals even higher. New Member Cost: $900

Year Founded: 1893

Where It Was Founded: Lombard College

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Delta Delta Delta


Purpose

The purpose of Delta Delta Delta shall be to establish a perpetual bond of friendship among its members, to develop a stronger and more womanly character, to broaden the moral and intellectual life, and to assist its members in every possible way. We as Tri Delta women try our best to incorporate the purpose into every aspect of our lives. We do so by holding each other to a very high standard and therefore pushing each other to be the best versions of ourselves. Our standards committee provides both emotional support as well as holding members accountable for their actions. We recognize that the actions of one affect the reputation of many and therefore, always look out for one another and care for one

New Member Cost: $970

another as if their actions are our own. We love each other and support each other and we couldn’t ask for a better purpose to live by.

Philanthropy

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is the heart of Tri Delta nationally. In 2014, Tri Delta committed to raising $60 million in 10 years, which is the largest single commitment by a St. Jude partner. Within this past year, our chapter alone has raised over $60,000 through our two big philanthropy events: Sincerely Yours and Pancake Breakfast. We pride ourselves on our commitment to this cause, and the commitment to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a big part of what keeps our sisterhood so close.

Year Founded: 1888

Where It Was Founded: Boston University

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Purpose

Delta Gamma was built on a foundation of fostering high ideals of friendship, promoting educational and cultural interests, a true sense of social responsibility and developing the best qualities of character. Delta Gamma Fraternity is a women’s organization with more than 230,000 initiated members. Founded in 1873, in Oxford Mississippi, by three young women, the letters Delta Gamma were chosen to represent “Do Good.” It remains the motto of the fraternity and a reminder each day of the promises we made to our sisterhood. Delta Gamma has grown into one of the largest Greek women’s organizations with collegiate chapters throughout the United States and Canada and alumnae living worldwide.

Philanthropy

Our national philanthropies are Service for Sight and Service for Sight: Joining Forces. We also participate in our community with the service we call the Golden Anchor Program. Service for Sight supports the four schools that Delta Gammas around the nation founded. We provide assistance to children and adults, as well as men and women in the armed forces who are blind or visually impaired. We, as Delta Gammas, represent our leadership and values through the services we do for others. Our annual philanthropies include a volleyball tournament, which benefits Service for Sight and a late night nacho event benefiting a charity of our choice, close to the heart of a sister.

New Member Cost: $ 1,074.25

Year Founded: 1873

Where It Was Founded: The Lewis School for Girls

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Delta Phi Epsilon

Purpose

Delta Phi Epsilon’s motto is Esse Quam Videri, “to be rather than to seem to be.” We inspire our sisters to be their best selves and embody the values of justice, sisterhood, and love in

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their everyday lives. Delta Phi Epsilon encourages sisters to make the most of their college experience by balancing the social, scholarship, service, self, and sisterhood aspects of our sorority.


New Member Cost: $ 925

Philanthropy

Year Founded: 1917

We are proud to be the only sorority on campus that has three national philanthropies. Our first philanthropy benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), an organization devoted to fighting cystic fibrosis. Our DPhiE Foosball event educates participants and raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and allows members of the university to participate in a life-sized, human foosball tournament. One of our spring philanthropies benefits the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD).

Where It Was Founded: NYU Law School

For an entire week, we promote healthy body image and eating disorder prevention. At the end of the week, we hold a candlelight vigil where sisters and other members of the community are invited to share their personal experiences with body image and/or eating disorders. Our last philanthropy is the Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, something that hits home with our sisters. The educational foundation raises, manages, and awards funds to provide undergraduate and graduate scholarships to our sisters and also provides grants to support our innovative educational and leadership programs.

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Gamma Phi Beta Purpose

Gamma Phi Beta holds the honor of being the first sorority in the world and was founded here at Syracuse University in 1874 as the Alpha Chapter. Our sisters are inspired to lead passionate, rewarding lives in diverse academic, extracurricular, and social settings. Proudly, we set the standard for young women across campus and beyond.

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Philanthropy

Gamma Phi Beta’s philanthropic mission is to build strong girls through the nationally recognized organization, Girls On The Run. We raise money to train young underprivileged girls to participate in a 5k run, which facilitates self-


confidence and positive morale. Our philanthropy achieves more than just a monetary impact; our own values are put into action as we help the young women in our communities grow into confident women of character, from classmates to family members to our best friends.

New Member Cost: $895 Year Founded: 1874 Where It Was Founded: Syracuse University

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Kappa Alpha Theta

New Member Cost: $ 1,325

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Year Founded: 1870

Where It Was Founded: DePauw University


Purpose

Kappa Alpha Theta was the first Greek-letter fraternity for women and was founded in 1870. We pride ourselves on attaining the highest scholarship and influencing the campus, community, and world for good. We strive for intellectual curiosity in the diverse selection of classes we are enrolled in. Leadership potential is sought out in the many different organizations on campus our members are a part of. Commitment to service shines brightest when we are participating in various opportunities to give back in the Syracuse area such as volunteering at the VA Hospital and cleaning up off-campus streets. Personal excellence is always our goal. Chi members grow and thrive both academically and socially to be the best versions of ourselves.

Philanthropy Our philanthropies are Theta Bowl, a flag football tournament, and Wing It, a wing eating competition. Our philanthropic efforts go to support two organizations: CASA and The Theta Foundation. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a trained community of citizens who are appointed by a judge to speak up for abused and neglected children in court. The Theta Foundation raises money to help provide for sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta who may be in financial need. Philanthropy is a core aspect of what we stand for as a women's fraternity.

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Kappa Kappa Gamma

Purpose

Kappa Kappa Gamma is an organization of women that supports each member to develop friendship, mutual support, opportunities for self-growth, respect for

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intellectual development, and an understanding of and an allegiance to positive ethical principles. Through its high standards, Kappa Kappa Gamma promotes a broad


college experience where scholarship and intellectual development are priorities, resulting in the impressive achievements of its members. Here at Syracuse, we pride ourselves on our diversity and amazingly strong sisterhood.

Philanthropy

As a national organization, Kappa Kappa Gamma supports Reading is Fundamental, or “RIF”, to help underserved kids discover the joy of reading and books. As a chapter, Beta Tau has raised money for and worked with inner-city Syracuse schools to provide

New Member Cost: $877

books for children and show them how fun reading can be. Sometimes our own members are the ones in need, so the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation was created. Whether it’s a scholarship to help a young woman complete her education or an emergency grant in a time of crisis, we help Kappas when they need it most. Our two major philanthropies are Kappa Karwash in the fall and Kappa Kickball in the spring, but we never hesitate to participate in all of the other organizations’ philanthropy events on campus.

Year Year Year Founded: Founded: Founded: 1870 1870 1870

Where It Was Founded: Monmouth College

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Purpose Phi Sigma Sigma firmly believes that women of different religions, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints working together can and do make a difference in our communities, and in the world, every day. As strong, independent women, we excel

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in leadership roles within our own organization, the Greek community, on the Syracuse campus, and beyond. As sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma, we value a strong bond between all our sisters and participate in a variety of activities to bring us closer together.


Phi Sigma Sigma New Member Cost: $ 819.46

Year Founded: 1913

Where It Was Founded: Hunter College

Philanthropy To support the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation and School & College Readiness, the Pi Chapter started the annual Phi Sig Inferno. For this event, we ask other Greek fraternities and sororities, and other campus groups to participate in a series of challenges such

as an obstacle course, tug of war, bungee run, and over/ under relays. We use the proceeds from this event to buy school supplies for our annual Backpack Build event to support the Syracuse public school district.

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Sigma Delta Tau

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Purpose Sigma Delta Tau is a national sorority committed to empowering women. We do this through scholarship, service, sisterhood, and leadership.

Philanthropy Our sorority supports two organizations, Prevent Child Abuse America and Jewish Women's International. Our fall event EATPI, a pizza eating contest, supports Prevent Child Abuse America and TREATYOURSELF, an all you can eat event in the spring supports Jewish Women's International. Throughout the year we hold multiple trunk shows and support the SDT national nail polish.

New Member Cost: $297.50

Year Founded: 1917

Where It Was Founded: Cornell University

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Round 1

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Top: You will receive a T-shirt from your rho gamma Bottom: Comfortable pants and snow boots

Round 2

Your favorite outfit that you’d wear to class

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to Wear

Round 3

Business Casual

Round 4 Cocktail Attire

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Recruitment

A period during the spring semester when sorority members meet potential new members and acquire new members through the bid process.

Potential New Member (PNM)

A person interested in becoming a member of a sorority.

Member Class (MC)

The group of women who recieved a bid during the same season.

New Member Period

The time after receiving a bid before being initiated.

Chapter

Local group which represents a segment of a local or national organization.

Active Member

A fully initiated member of a sorority with full chapter privileges and responsibilities.

Big

An older member of the sorority who serves as a mentor to a new member. That new member is called their little.

Informal Recruitment

Chapters recruit PNMs, but this is not a formal process ran by the Panhellenic Council. At Syracuse University, this happens in the fall semester for eligible sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Philanthropy

Community service programs or events sponsored by Greek organizations. Every sorority at Syracuse University has their own philanthropy.

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FAQ

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Are there any scholarships to help with the cost of dues?

Chapters nationally have scholarships for members and the Panhellenic Council also offers scholarships to help pay chapter dues. Chapters usually create payment plans for members so that members can afford chapter dues.

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Is there a minimum GPA to be a member of a sorority? Each chapter has their own minimum GPA that you need to join and to stay in their chapter. The University requires women to complete 12+ credits at SU or ESF, to be in good judicial standing, and to have at least a 2.5 GPA. If you are struggling with classwork and grades, chapters have different programs to help you.

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Is it possible to join a sorority and still be involved in other organizations? Absolutely, sorority chapters encourage their members to join clubs and organizations outside of the chapter and also join other non-Panhellenic Greek chapters. It is also encouraged and rewarded to have a job.

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