Panhellenic Recruitment September 8-14, 2019
Table of Contents Letter from the CPC President 4 Letter from the CPC VPR 5 Panhellenic Council 6-7 Recruitment Counselors 8-9 NPC Crest & Creed 10 NPC Code of Ethics 11 MRABA 12 MRABA Explanation 13 Crash Course in Greek 14 PNM Bill of Rights 15 Recruitment Week 16-21
Chapter Spotlights Alpha Omicron Pi Delta Zeta Kappa Delta
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Letter from the
On behalf of the National Panhellenic Conference, the entire Panhellenic Executive Board and the three Panhellenic organizations at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, I am excited to welcome you to this yearâ€™s Panhellenic primary recruitment! Greek Life provides some of the most valuable experiences UAH has to offer. I am grateful to be able to lead such an incredible community of inspiring women. Our Panhellenic women excel academically, socially, and philanthropically while also involving themselves in other organizations and clubs here at UAH. Being a part of Panhellenic has provided me with the chance to grow as a person, leader, and sister. I am thankful every day that I decided to join Panhellenic and could not imagine my undergraduate career without it. Our community strives to provide every member with memories that last a lifetime while also providing tools to enact positive change in the world around us. Each of our sorority chapters is unique, however we were all founded upon similar concepts. Academics, involvement, and service are just a few of the basic principles we share amongst our chapters. As a community we strive for excellence in these three areas and we hope you will contribute to these principles as a member of our community. Moving forward from today, I want to challenge you. I propose to each and every one of you to go through this experience with an open mind and an open heart. Allowing each chapter to present their organizations without any bias or influence from others. Imagine the person you want to be and then imagine how our Panhellenic organizations can get you there. I hope that through your recruitment experience you gain a greater understanding of the many resources and opportunities we have made available through Panhellenic. Here at UAH, we inspire ambition by building confidence through steadfast love. The recruitment process is unlike any other. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or anyone of our executive members. We all want you to succeed.
Morgan White CPC President
Letter from the
VP of Recruitment Welcome, My name is Jenny Thornton and I am the Vice President of Recruitment for UAH Panhellenic. I am so excited for recruitment this year and hope you are too! I am from Madison, Alabama and am a senior here at UAH majoring in Elementary Education. Coming to UAH and joining Greek Life was everything I needed. Greek Life pushed me to be a leader in various organizations including my sorority. My favorite part of recruitment is being able to see all the new members run home to their new sisterhood. This week will be filled with meeting people, making connections, and having fun! I canâ€™t wait to get to know you more and hope you have a great recruitment week!
Jenny Thornton VP of Recruitment
The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is an umbrella organization that represents 26 sororities. The NPC's goal is to continue advancing the sorority experience. At UAH, there are 3 organizations within the NPC: Alpha Omicron Pi, Delta Zeta, and Kappa Delta. The College Panhellenic Concil (CPC) works together to ensure a quality collegiate experience for sororal women.
VP of Administration
VP of Judicial
VP of Programming
VP of Finance
VP of Recruitment
Isabella Fank VP of Communication
Hailey Simon Laura Catherine Wright
Crest & Creed
We, as Undergradueate Members of women'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, as 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 & helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live
National Panhellenic Conference Creed
Code of Ethics We, the members of women’s sororities at UAH, agree to promote honesty, respect, sisterhood and cooperation within the College Panhellenic and our respective chapters, and in our daily lives. This code of ethics is designed to inspire our members, reinforce exemplary conduct and values-based leadership, and perpetuate lifelong membership to enrich the sorority and Panhellenic experience. We, as Panhellenic women of UAH, agree on and commit to: · Uphold and demonstrate the panhellenic spirit in thought, word and action through our chapters as well as individual members. · Demonstrate ethical behavior and conduct ourselves in a manner consistent with the mission and values of the College Panhellenic, each inter/national organization and our institution. · Respectfully adhere to the Unanimous Agreements and all policies established by the National Panhellenic Conference. · Avoid disparaging remarks about any sorority or collegiate woman and refrain from discussing Panhellenic matters with nonmembers, in accordance with the dignity and good manners of sorority women. · Recognize friendly relations with all collegiate women, both sorority members and nonmembers, realizing the importance of creating and building friendships. · Plan recruitment events that provide opportunities for the greatest possible number of women to become sorority members while protecting the rights and privileges of individuals and the chapters. · Provide a safe, positive and enriching recruitment experience, understanding that membership is a social experience arrived at by mutual selection. · Strive to be truthful, honorable, open and friendly to all potential new members during all recruitment events. · Be respectful of the rights of every potential new member to make her own choices, including the right not to join the women’s sorority community. · Refrain from limiting a potential new member’s chances of becoming a member of the Panhellenic community by encouraging her to make a single intentional preference or to limit her choices.
Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement
* MRABA *
Explanation About The MRABA is a binding agreement that is effective for one calendar year. By signing the document, you are saying that you are willing to accept a bid from the organizations you ranked. Following the Preference round events, you will make your final selection. With the MRABA, you will rank the organizations you visited based on preferential order. Once it is submitted, it can't be changed.
Options 1. If you choose to not sign the MRABA, then you are withdrawing from Formal Recruitment. That means you will be eligible to accept a bid from anyÂ organizationÂ during Continuous Open Bidding (COB). However, there is no guarantee that all organizations will be able to participate in COB. 2. You may choose to list all of the organizations that you attended their Preference round ceremony. This is going to maximize your options, and give you the best chance of receiving a bid. Again, you will be bound to accept a bid from either of the organizations you listed on the MRABA. 3. You may choose to only include one organization on your MRABA. If you choose to intentional single preference, then this limits your chances of getting a bid and there is no guarantee that you will recieve one. We advise AGAINST intentional single prefernces.
Active: a sorority member currently in college, who has been formally initiated by a chapter
Potential New Member (PNM): any woman that is eligible for Formal Recruitment or COB
Bid: a formal invitation to join a sorority or fraternity
New Member: the period in which a woman joins a sorority but isn't initiated yet
Alumna: an initiatedÂ sorority member that is no longer active in a collegiate chapter
Philanthropy: a charity that a sorority sponsors, donating time and service
Campus Total: the allowable chapter size as determined by the College Panhellenic
Quota: the number of women a sorority can add to their chapter during recruitment or COB
Continuous Open Bidding (COB): the period of time in which a chapter not at chapter total can recruit members
Snap Bid: procedure used at the end of bid matching to help chapters reach quota before bid distribution
Interfraternity Council (IFC): the governing body for the 5 fraternities at UAH National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC): a council comprised of the nine ("Divine Nine") historically African American Greek-lettered organizations. There are 3 sororities and 1 fraternity at UAH
Intentional Single Preference: when a PNM attends more than one preference event but limits her selections by not listing all of her options on her MRABA Legacy: a PNM who's mother or sister is an alumna of or active member of a specific sorority
Potential New Member
Bill of Rights
1.) The right to be treated as an individual. 2.) The right to be fully informed about the recruitment process. 3.) The right to ask questions and recieve true and objective answers from recruitment counselors and members. 4.) The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized. 5.) The right to ask how and why and recieve straight answers. 6.) The right to have and express opinions to recruitment counselors. 7.) The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors. 8.)The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others. 9.) The right to be fully informed about the binding agreements implicit in the preference card signing. 10.) The right to make one's own choice and decision and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision. 11.) The right to have a positive, safe, and enriching recruitment and new member period. 12.)The right to not be persuaded by a sorority member to resign her bid to any sorority during her new member period.
Philanthropy Night Quick Description
Introductory Party Each organization goes over their philanthropy and events
T-Shirt given at Orientation Shorts, blue-jean skirt Doesn't have to be fancy (but still presentable) Remember it will be HOT Sandals Atttires are SUGGESTED,not a requirement!
Values Night Quick Description An intentional and sense of belonging party Each organization goes over their values share what YOU value
Cute Sundress Nicer romper remeber it will be HOT wedges
Atttires are SUGGESTED,not a requirement!
Preference Night Quick Description Chapters' way of saying they see you in their sisterhood
Cocktail attire Nicer dresses Heels if you're not comfortable in heels, that's okay! nicer flats are fine Atttires are SUGGESTED,not a requirement!
Bid Day Quick Description Bid Day = Best Day Get to run home Meet your sisters!
Shorts Sports Bra Will be changing into a Bid Day shirt given to you by your sorority Comfy shoes Bring a bathing suit
Atttires are SUGGESTED,not a requirement!
Frequently Asked Questions How much does it cost? Each organization has their own financial obligations. Don't be afraid to ask about it during Recruitment!
What is the time commitment?
There are a few required events for each organization, but you will be aware of it in eadvance to prepare. School ALWAYS comes first!
What is your favorite part of Greek Life?
Everyone will have a different answer, and this is a great question to ask during Recruitment!
What is the New Member period like?
Each New Member program is different. Again, don't be afraid to ask!
Who to Contact Morgan White
CPC President email@example.com
VP Recruitment firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaitlynn Gray Coordinator for Student Engagement email@example.com (256)824-4720
If you have any questions throughout the process, don't hesitate to ask a RC!
Alpha Omicron Pi Founded: Barnard College, January 2, 1897 Philanthropy: The Arthritis Foundation Values: Character, Dignity, Scholarship, and College Loyalty
Mascot: Panda Color(s): Cardinal Motto: Inspire Ambition Flower: Jacqueminot Rose
Ladies, Becoming a part of Greek Life at UAH is one of the best choices I have ever made. Alpha Omicron Pi has given me so many opportunities and learning experiences, but most importantly it has given me so many wonderful sisters that I consider my family. This group of girls always knows how to have a great time together, but they are also able to pull together and seem strong and supportive enough to hold the world on their shoulders. Practically every sister I have could best be described as quirky in one way or another, and I wouldnâ€™t change a single one of them for anything. Everyone is trying to find somewhere that they feel comfortable and accepted just being herself, and, with the diversity that is still present today and the differences that pushed the foundation of Alpha Omicron Pi, Iâ€™m glad to say Iâ€™ve found that home.
Amy Symmonds AOII President
Delta Zeta Founded: Miami University, October 24, 1902
Philanthropy: Speech and Hearing Values: Sisterhood, Service, and Scholarship
Mascot: Turtle Color(s): Rose and Green Flower: Killarney Rose Local Motto: "Be You, Be More, Be DZ"
Dear Potential Sisters, I remember being exactly where you are my freshman year going through recruitment. I remember the excitement and nerves of not only meeting all the sisterhoods of this campus, but also just being a college student and trying to find a place here in general. Maybe you’ve decided to find a sisterhood because you want to make new friends, or maybe you thought it would open opportunities for community and campus wide leadership roles. To be honest, there are countless reasons to find a sisterhood because there are countless individuals that make our sisterhoods what they are. I could tell you why I initially chose Delta Zeta as my sisterhood,but I think what describes Delta Zeta to its fullest is not why I chose them, but why I stayed. Formal recruitment is a rush of positive energy and fast decisions, and our campus is fortunate enough to have three amazing chapters, where no matter where you go, you will surely find what you are looking for - but it’s what comes after opening that bid card that will truly change your life. Delta Zeta has truly been a home away from home as cliche as that sounds. DZ has gotten me through every up and every down I have experienced throughout college. My sisters have helped me through every failure and have rejoiced with me through every accomplishment. Think of every emotion there is, every possible thing that could go wrong or right in this upcoming year - it’s going to happen and you are going to feel every bit of it. Having something as strong and unbreakable as the sisters I have through Delta Zeta will carry any one through. I wish I could explain every little detail about what makes Delta Zeta what it is, but then I would have to describe every sister that walks through our door. It’s not the house, the mixers, the t-shirts, or any of the other small things that come with joining a sorority that makes Delta Zeta worth it - it’s the women that build the sisterhood that separates Delta Zeta from the rest. Delta Zeta takes the woman you are, flaws and all, and grows you into the best you that you can be. I hope that you will get to experience the kind of sisterhood I experience with my sisters and that you too find a forever home here.
Morgan Dubaz DZ President
Kappa Delta Founded: Longwood University, October 23, 1897
Values: "Building Confidence and Inspiring Women"
Mascot: Teddy Bear Color(s): Olive Green and Pearl White Motto: "Ta Kala Diokomen" Flower: White Rose Philanthropy: Prevent Child Abuse
America & Girl Scouts of America
Ladies, My name is Cheyenne and I am Kappa Delta’s president. I am proud to tell you that if you’re looking for a group of supportive, strong willed, beautiful women to call your sisters, you are looking in the right direction. Greek Life at UAH truly is the place to find your forever friends. Kappa Delta was home for me. Our Philanthropies, Prevent Child Abuse America and Girl Scouts of the USA, is what first caught my eye when going through recruitment. Talking to the amazing women of this sorority opened my eyes to a new chapter in my life that has lead me where I am today. There are so many aspects of this sisterhood that the ladies of Kappa Delta can’t wait to share with you. Whether it be, sisterhood, scholarship, community service, leadership or a group of women to support you through your college experience, Kappa Delta can be that home for you. Take a deep breath and remember to be yourself.
Cheyenne Christian KD President