University of Missouri-Kansas City
Panhellenic Recruitment 2018 Recruitment Guide
Table of Contents
1........................................................... Table of Contents 2............................................... Letter from Panhellenic 3...................................... Panhellenic Executive Board 4........................... Presidents and Recruitment Chairs 5................................................................. Rho Gammas 6.......Anti-hazing Statement/Rules and expectations 7..................................................... Tips and Obligations 8............................................. How Recruitment Works 9........................................ Leadership and Scholarship 10. ....................................Sisterhood and Philanthropy 11.............................................................. Alpha Delta Pi 13..................................................... Alpha Sigma Alpha 15.................................................................... Chi Omega 17.................................................................... Delta Zeta 18................... Academic and Financial Requirements 19.....................................Letters of Recommendations
Letter from the Panhellenic Council
Dear Potential New Member, Welcome to the University of Missouriâ€“Kansas City! We are so glad that you are participating in Formal Recruitment! This is an amazing experience that will completely change your college experience. We encourage you to keep an open mind through this process and have fun! College will be a new chapter in your life, and through formal recruitment, we want to help you add another great chapter to your story! Don't be afraid to lean on your Rho Gamma Recruitment Guides or any of us on CPC exec! We are here to help you find your home. Most importantly, be yourself and have fun! You will meet so many amazing women through this process that may become your sisters! Best wishes, The CPC Executive Board
What is Panhellenic? Panhellenic means that were are value based organizations. Each individual chapter and the executive council were founded on four pillars: scholarship, leadership, sisterhood, and philanthropy. When a woman joins the Panhellenic community at UMKC they become some of the most prominent leaders on campus and have a wide variety of opportunities available to them. Each of our four chapters: Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Chi Omega, and Delta Zeta, are a part of the National Panhellenic Council which has 26 chapters total. Each one of these organizations share similar goals but offer something unique to each of its members.
Collegiate Panhellenic Council
The Collegiate Panhellenic Council (CPC) at UMKC is here to act as the governing body that oversees all four Panhellenic sororities. It is made up of members from all four sororities that are elected to one of the nine positions available on CPC. Our goal is to promote Greek values and to maintain positive relations with the Interfraternity Council, National Panhellenic Council, multicultural groups, and the University itself. Together we work to uphold the four pillars of Panhellenic life: leadership, scholarship, philanthropy, and sisterhood. The members of the CPC Executive Board are also disaffiliated from their chapters throughout formal recruitment. @UMKC_CPC
UMKC Collegiate Panhellenic Council
Each sorority President represents her individual chapter and is responsible for maintaining chapter goals and excellence.
The recruitment chairs help the members for her respective sorority prepare for recruitment in order for you to find a home away from home!
Rho Gammas are sorority women from all four sororities that are here to help guide you through recruitment. They have been through recruitment before and they know the challenges and benefits of it. They can answer all your questions and if they don't know the answer they know who will know it. Rho Gammas are disaffiliated from their respective chapters all summer and during recruitment week. This is done so YOUR decision is not influenced by them. They can be relied upon to keep all of your questions and problems confidential.
Anti-Hazing Statement Hazing is defined as any act willfully occurring on or off of the campus of an educational institution that may degrade a member of that organization mentally or physically for the purpose of remaining a member of said organization. In the State of Missouri, hazing is strictly prohibited.
Rule and Expectations Prospective members must be enrolled full time at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Register for recruitment and pay the established fee in order to participate in formal recruitment. There should be no contact with individual chapters outside of formal recruitment. If you have questions, direct them to the Panhellenic Council. Prospective members should refrain from using alcohol and illegal substances. A sorority member will not give a promise of a bid to a prospective member before formal bids are issued. Each potential new member will complete a Membership Recruitment Acceptance Binding Agreement at the conclusion of formal recruitment. If a potential new member completes the agreement, they will be bound to the organization that offered them a bid for one calendar year. This means they cannot join another NPC sorority besides the one that offered them a bid until the next formal recruitment process.
TipsÂ from the Recruitment Team
Dress in what makes you feel comfortable . Feeling confident in your outfit lets your genuine personality shine through. The chapter women are just as nervous at you are. Enjoy getting to know new people! Each day is a new day. You might have loved one chapter the first day but then love another even more the second day! Stay true to yourself. Only you know where you will fit best. Lean on your Rho Gamma for support. They will give you advice and support you throughout recruitment.
Academic Obligations As Panhellenic women we make academics one of our top priorities. The average GPA for Greek women at UMKC is 3.273. Each chapter has different academic standards for membership, which you will learn more about in recruitment.
Financial Obligations .To be a member in any chapter you must pay chapter dues. These are paid by every chapter member in order to keep the chapter running. NPC organizations are non-profit and rely on chapter dues. The first semester is the most expensive, due to one time expenses such as: badge fee, initiation fee, activity fee, etc. This is something to keep in mind during the recruitment process, because it will impact your finances. Each sorority will go over their specific expenses during recruitment.
How Recruitment Works On the first day of recruitment you will spend time with every chapter and get an idea of what they are like. After all four rounds, you enter your preference that you would like to attend the next day. On the second day you will receive your schedule when you arrive which will show the chapters you have matched with! Keep an open mind during this time and remember that this is a mutual selection process, which means that just as you have entered your preferences the chapters have done the same. As always, trust yourself and make your own decisions so you end up in the right place Trust the process!
Attire Day 1: Philanthropy This day will be a casual dress day. Please wear the shirt provided for you by CPC and shorts or jeans.
Day 2: Sisterhood This day will be a dressier day. A dress, romper or pantsuit would be great for this day. Dressy sandals, wedges, or heels will work perfect for this day. Remember, be yourself!
Day 3: Preference This is the most formal day of recruitment. A cocktail dress and jewelry is great for this day.
Sororities provide a foundation for leadership, training, and networking in order to prepare members for the working world. Chapters encourage their members to become involved in Greek life and other campus organizations. Many Greek women also belong to other student organizations such as Student Government Associations, Mortar Board, and preprofessional organizations.
Academic success is of the highest importance for the Panhellenic community. All of our chapters require their members to have a minimum GPA in order to remain a member. Numerous Panhellenic women appear on the Dean's list each semester and belong to honor societies. Chapters help their members reach their full potential by hosting study hours, academic seminars, and providing tutoring opportunities.
One of the best parts about joining a sorority is the opportunity to make lifelong friendships and always have a group of women to support you. By joining a sorority, you find a home away from home and you get to enjoy new experiences with a diverse group of people. Whether you need a study buddy, workout partner, shoulder to cry on, or just a friend, you will be able to find that in a sisterhood.
Philanthropy & ServiceÂ
Each chapter dedicates thousands of hours each year to community service. Philanthropy is a huge part of Panhellenic life because we get the opportunity to give back to the community. Each sorority has its own philanthropic cause which it serves at a local and international level. Sororities also host philanthropy events throughout the year in order to fundraise for their organization.
Alpha Delta Pi Nickname: ADPi
Founded: May 15th, 1851
Mascot: Alphie the Lion
Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House Charity
Colors: Royal and White
Motto: We Live For Each Other
Alpha Delta Pi was founded on May 15th, 1851 as the first secret society for women in Macon, Georgia. This sorority is committed to high academic standards, social responsibility, sisterhood, values, and ethics.The Delta Phi chapter of Alpha Delta Pi was the first sorority established here at UMKC. Delta Phi is a sisterhood that consists of a diverse group of women striving to become the best versions of themselves. From engineering students, to business students, to medical students, the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi encourage one another to aim for their highest potential -- whether it is for an exciting internship or a new research opportunity, the women of Alpha Delta Pi are there to celebrate the milestones. On campus, our sisters also hold officer positions in various honor societies and student volunteer groups. In addition to this, our sisters participate in intramural teams and in campus events such as Courtwarming. Each year we host our annual philanthropy events, Pi Hop and LemonADPi, to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. One of our favorite things about RMH is that we get the privilege to directly serve the families and thus, are able to see the impact that we make as we serve the three local houses here in KC throughout the year. During these visits, we cook for the children and their families so that some of the burdens on their shoulders are alleviated. For us, this is such a rewarding and impactful experience! Being a member of ADPi is a lifetime commitment that goes far beyond the four years of college, with endless opportunities for sisters at any age. ADPi gives its members a family, a purpose, and a chance to be a part of something bigger.
Alpha Sigma Alpha Nickname: ASA
Founded: November 15th, 1901
Philanthropy: The Special Olympics and Girls on the Run
Colors: White, Crimson, Palm Green, and Gold
Motto: Aspire, Seek, and Attain
Alpha Sigma Alpha is an organization of sisterhood, heritage, leadership and service. Alpha Sigma Alpha offers an experience ranging from unique campus activities to a lifetime of community impact. By fostering close friendships between members, Alpha Sigma Alpha develops women of poise and purpose who strive to continue improving the world around them. Alpha Sigma Alpha promotes high ideals and standards for its members throughout their lives by emphasizing balance among our four aims of intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development. We inspire women to lead, to serve and most of all to make a difference!
Chi Omega Nickname: Chi O
Founded: April 5th, 1895
Philanthropy: The Make-A-Wish Foundation
Colors: Cardinal and Straw
Motto: Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals
In 1895, a group of young women at the University of Arkansas came together to form an organization that values women and encourages them to realize their greatest potential. Based on our six purposes, Friendship, Personal Integrity, Service to Others, Academic Excellence and Intellectual Pursuits, Community and Campus Involvement, and Personal and Career Development, Chi Omega grew to be the largest women’s fraternal organization in the world with 180 collegiate chapters and over 345,000 initiates. Chi Omega prides itself on its national alliance with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Lambda Zeta chapter holds semi-annual philanthropy events to benefit this charity and grant the wishes of local children with terminal illnesses. A wish granted not only provides hope, strength and joy to a child and the family, but it can provide a wish child with the resources and support for those difficult medical treatments, and the hope gained by that wish often improves a child’s physical health. The sisters of Chi Omega are not only involved with Fraternity and Sorority Life, but are also members and leaders of many other organizations on campus. We not only offer members the opportunity to share a lifelong bond of sisterhood and friendship, but we also seek to serve the community and the country as a unified group of women. The Lambda Zeta chapter recognizes that its members are students first and is the reason why we are at UMKC. Chi Omega has, and will always acknowledge that scholarship is of the utmost importance. Our members are committed to high academic standards, and our chapter GPA can hold true to that, enhancing academic development of our members and fostering a lifelong spirit of learning. Chi Omega’s Vision Statement can truly shape into words our purpose—Sisters inspired by our values who serve the world while keeping Chi Omega ever at heart. We are Sisters on Purpose.
Delta Zeta Nickname: DZ
Founding Date: October 24th, 1902
Philanthropy: The Starkey Hearing Foundation
Colors: Rose and Green
Motto: A love that is ever stead fast
The Delta Zeta Sorority was founded in 1902 at Miami University of Ohio. Delta Zeta was created for the purpose of creating true and lasting relationships, promoting values-based living, and encouraging one another in the pursuit of knowledge. Delta Zeta has continued to grow, and today there are 166 chapters nationwide with sisters that value sisterhood and encourage individuality. The sisters of the Xi Phi Delta Zeta chapter uphold these same values and qualities. These sisters believe in the value of service and leadership and are actively involved on campus and within the Kansas City community. We take pride in the unique and diverse interests, majors, and other organizations our members are involved in around campus. In addition to being involved on campus, our members uphold high academic standards. Our members are required to maintain a 2.7 GPA. Our chapter strongly supports and promotes our national philanthropy, The Starkey Hearing Foundation. We hold events throughout the year to raise money for our philanthropy and our service project, the Painted Turtle Camp. Our events include, Big Man on Campus Pageant, Wings Fest, Turtle Tennis, Dunk a DZ and Paint-a-Turtle. The sisters of Delta Zeta welcome you to UMKC and wish you the best of luck in recruitment! Go Roos!
Letter of Recommendation Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Attn: (Chapter of Recommendation) Student Union 320 5100 Cherry Street Kansas City, MO 64110
See You Soon! Informational Sessions: August 21st & 22nd
Formal Recruitment: August 24th-26th
A guide to everything you need to know about Panhellenic Recruitment at the University of Missouri-Kansas City