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Fall Sorority Recruitment 2014 Prospective Member Informational Brochure
RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE Walking Tours of Greek Houses
Sunday, August 24th 1-3:30 pm (Groups leave every 15 minutes from the Memorial Union)
Student Organization Fair
Sunday, August 24th 7:30 - 9:30 pm loocated behind the Memorial Union
Sorority Recruitment Orientation
Sunday, September 7th at 4 pm located in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl
Sunday, September 7th from 5-7 pm at the Memorial Union
Formal Recruitment - Round One
Friday, September 12th at 3:30 pm. Meet at the Memorial Union Ballroom
Formal Recruitment -Round Two Saturday, September 13th at 11 am. Meet at the Memorial Union
Formal Recruitment -Preference Day Sunday, September 14th at 8:15 am. Meet at the Memorial Union
Sunday, September 14th at 6:45 pm at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl
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LETTERS FROM THE PANHELLENIC COUNCIL We Are Leaders
On behalf of the fraternity and sorority community, I would like to welcome you to The University of North Dakota! I am extremely proud of the Greek Community at UND and I am very excited you have chosen to participate in sorority recruitment. The sorority community at UND is composed of well-rounded women who strive for excellence in academics, campus involvement, community service, and philanthropy. My name is Alexis Dâ€™Souza and I have the pleasure of serving as the President of Panhellenic Council, which is the governing body of the seven National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities on campus. All seven sororities, called chapters, compose our sorority community, which includes over 500 UND women. Each chapter has unique qualities, which make our community special. Participating in fall sorority recruitment is the best way to learn about all seven sororities and meet a number of wonderful women. I want to encourage you to take full advantage of all that recruitment has to offer and by the end of the weekend, we hope that you have found your new home away from home at UND. If you have any questions about Greek Life or Sorority Recruitment, please do not hesitate to email me, as I am more than happy to speak with you and answer any of the questions that you may have concerning sorority life (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to seeing you in August!
Alexis Dâ€™Souza, Panhellenic Council (PHC) President
First, congratulations on your acceptance to the University of North Dakota! Second, thank you for considering participating in sorority recruitment and joining the UND Greek system. Sorority Recruitment is an opportunity to meet new people, build relationships and eventually find a place to start your college journey. Here at UND, we have seven sorority chapters that are excited and ready to welcome new members into their sisterhood. The women in the sorority community pride themselves on being active in their own chapters, but also in providing service to the community, studying to reach the highest academic standards, and are involved in a wide array of student organizations. Sororities provide opportunities for individual growth, academic excellence, character refinement, and long-lasting friendships. It is my hope along with the rest of the sorority community that you will find your homeaway-from-home in a sorority and that it is a place that will make you feel welcomed, encouraged, and supported. I am thrilled that you have made the decision to participate in the sorority recruitment process! Although sorority recruitment can be hectic and fast passed, I hope you remember to have fun, be yourself, and be sure to ask any questions that you may have. In the meantime, feel free to contact me (email@example.com) as I am more than willing to help you through the recruitment process. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you in the fall! Have a great rest of your summer and get excited for sorority recruitment!
Jaynie Kaiser, Panhellenic Council (PHC) Vice President of Recruitment
Meet the Rho Gammas We Are Supporters
Front: Jaynie Kaiser, Megan Danielson, Zoe Absey, Megan Johnson, Jasmine Joy, Meghan Olsen. Middle: Bri Schuler, Jen Allison, Kaitlin Senn, Kristen Sjostrand, Daryn Skjefte, Devon Schuster. Back: Mikayla Halone, Alexis Dâ€™Souza, Erica Moran, Tina Manning, Emily Punt, Amy Halvorson. Not Pictured: Sara Paulson
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Recruitment is an exciting and memoriable experience, but it can be a hectic and emotional time as well. Recruitment conselors, referred to as Rho Gammas, are undergraduate women representing the seven sororities at UND, who have disaffiliated from their chapters during recruitment to help you through the process. Disaffiliation means that these women will not reveal the chapter for which they are a member to provide unbiased support during the recruitment process. These women have been through extensive training in preparation for recruitment and have participated in recruitment themselves. They are available for questions 24 hours a day as impartial listeners, guides, and friends. Get to know your Rho Gamma because she will want to get to know you and will help you make the best decision based upon your personality and interests.
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RECRUITMENT Weekend at A Glance Round One
The first night of sorority recruitment will kick off with an informational session about UND’s newest sorority, Kappa Delta! After that you will head to the six sorority houses with your recruitment group. Each party is 30 minutes long, and as such, the night will move quickly. You will be greeted right away be the chapter members and welcomed into the party. Feel free to ask questions of the members and tell them a little bit about yourself. Most importantly have fun! The weekend will be over before you know it!
What to Wear
• Casual clothes • Nice top with shorts/skirt/jeans or comfortable dress • Comfortable shoes (you’ll be doing lots of walking!)
During the second day of recruitemnt, you will have the opportunioty to visit up to 4 sororities for 45 minutes each. During this round, you will receive a house tour. Not only will you learn about living in the chapter house but also about the social activities, the chapter’s service to the community, and the philanthropic work that sororities support. In addition, you will learn more about the financial and time commitment of joining a sorority. At the end of round two, you will be able to recognize the individuality and spirit of each sorority, as well as experience the special bond of sorority sisterhood.
What to Wear
• Casual clothes • A little dressier than Round One!
During the morning, you may attend up to two, 60 minute preference parties. This is the day to really focus on what you want to gain out of joining a sorority. An invitation to Preference Day means the sorority is very interested in you becoming a member. During this time, members may share with you how they made their recruitment decision, what their sorority means to them, and what sisterhood has done for them. This round will allow you to really connect with the chapters and determine which sorority you would be happiest joining.
What to Wear
• Dressy clothes Nice sun dress Skirt & top Dress pants and a nice top
Bid Day is the most exciting day of recruitment! On Sunday night, you will meet in the Ballroom of the Memorial Union to find out which sorority your Rho Gamma belongs. After this, you will receive your bid which is sealed in an envelope; your bid is an invitation to join your new sorority. All at once, the PNMs will rip open their envelopes and find out which chapter they are a new member! Then, you will meet all of your sorority sisters waiting for you in the campus Quad. Bid Day is a once in a lifetime experience and will start one of your most exciting adventuers in college.
What to Wear
• Your chapter will provide you with a t-shirt that you can wear that night! • Casual, comfortable clothes like jeans, tank tops, shorts, and t-shirts are appropriate Bid Day attire.
Recruitment Rules The Panhellenic Council or PHC (the governing body of sororities) is responsible for ensuring a fair and ethical recruitment process. As such, Recruitment Rules are voted upon each year by the members of the Panhellenic community. These guidelines are in place to ensure that each of our chapters treats everyone with respect and dignity. Below are specific guidelines that pertain to you and how you should expect to be treated by sorority women. • Beginning Monday, August 18th, through Bid Day, Sunday, September 14th, a Potnetial New Member (PNM, that’s you!) cannot visit a sorority chapter house except during formal recruitment events, unless arrangements have been made with the Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment or the Coordinator of Fraternity & Sorority Life. • Beginning Monday, August 18th through Bid Day, Sunday, September 14th, niether chapter members nor alumnae involved in the recruitment process will have social media contact (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) with PNMs. This includes adding/accepting friend requests, wall posting, messaging, tweeting, etc. • During sorority recruitment beginning September 12th and ending September 14th, PNMs are not to have communication or contact with members of sororities outside of sorority recruitment events. If the PNMs have questions, they should be referred to their Rho Gamma. • All PNMs are encouraged to fully participate in the recruitment process. • No favors, gifts, or notes amy be given to PNMs by the sorority and/or individual members of the sorority until the PNM has accepted their bid. • No alcoholic beverages shall be served nor men inolved during the formal recruitment process, including Bid Day activities.
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TOTAL NEW Member FEEs Chapter Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Phi Delta Gamma Gamma Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Theta Pi Beta Phi
Fall 2014 New Member Dues $1,100 $882 $1,057.50 $879 $790.50 $756
FAQ's Do I need to go to all of the event listed in the recruitment schedule? Yes! The objective of recruitment is for you to learn as much as you can about the UND sorority community, so that you can make the best decision possible. If you intentionally miss events, you could be released from recruitment. If I go through recruitment, am I obligated to join a sorority? No. Recruitment is an opportunity to explore sorority life and to see if it is right for you. What if I only want to be in a certain sorority? Only wanting to be in one or a few sororities limits your options for membership and can lead to disappointment. Donâ€™t make a decision based on stereotypes or otherâ€™s opinions. We encourage you to keep an open mind and make a decision that is best for you. I am a legacy to a sorority. Is there anything I should know? Each PNM is considered on an individual basis. Legacies are not obligated to join the sorority that their family member joined and likewise, chapters are not required to give bids to a legacy. Chapters are considering mutual compatibility, not necessarily a family connection.
Alpha Chi Omega
“Together let us seek the heights”
Philanthropy: Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness Symbol: Lyre Colors: Scarlet Red & Olive Green Flowers: Red Carnation
“Union Hand in Hand”
Philanthropy: Cardiac Care Symbol: Ivy Colors: Silver and Bordeaux Flowers: Lily of the Valley & Forget-Me-Nots
Delta Gamma “Do Good .”
Philanthropy: Service for Sight Symbol: Anchor Colors: Bronze, Pink, & Blue Flowers: Cream-Colored Rose
Gamma Phi Beta
“Founded Upon A Rock” Philanthropy: Camp Fire USA & Girls on the Run Symbol: Crescent Moon Colors: Brown & Mode Flowers: Pink Carnation
Kappa Alpha Theta “Leading women .”
Philanthropy: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Symbol: Kite Colors: Black & Gold Flowers: Black & Gold Pansy
Pi Beta Phi
“Forever in the Wine and Silver Blue .” Philanthropy: Read> Lead>Achieve Symbol: Arrow Colors:Wine & Silver Blue Flowers: Wine Carnation
“Let us strive for that which is honorable , beautiful , and highest ”
Philanthropy: Prevent Child Abuse America & Girl Scouts of the USA Symbol: Nautilus Shell & Diamond Shape Colors: Olive Green & Pearl White Flowers: White Rose
Kappa Delta is thrilled to establish a new chapter at the University of North Dakota this fall! Kappa Delta sorority strives to make great things happen in the lives of women by inspiring them to reach their full potential through leadership, community service, sisterhood, and promoting confidence in women and girls. This fall, UND women will have the opportunity to become founding members of Kappa Delta. The founding members, known as the Alpha class, will set the precedent of excellence for their chapter and will work together to lead KD in the creation and implementation of new traditions such as KD’s first formal event, shamrock philanthropy event, recruitment activities, and much more! Kappa Delta is excited to offer the membership opportunities to UND women from any class year (freshman through senior) who have not accepted a bid from another National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sorority within the last calendar year! For more information about KD or the recruitment process please email Kirstin Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kappa Delta will start occupying the Conference Center in the Fall of 2015!
Kappa Delta’s recruitment weekend will be held October 17th-19th, 2014.
Friday, October 17th
Come to our open house and meet KDs from our chapter at North Dakota State University!
Saturday, October 18th
Attend a 30-minute information session (group interview) with other interested women and meet a member of our Kappa Delta’s national team.
Sunday, October 19th
Women will be invited to attend KD’s preference event in the morning then later that day will celebrate their KD membership during Bid Day!