wichita state university panhellenic recruitment
#findyourletters â€˘ September 3-8, 2014
Dear Potential New Members, On behalf of Wichita State University’s Panhellenic Community, we would like to welcome you to our campus. We are so excited that you have decided to participate in Formal Recruitment and we are honored to serve as your Executive Recruitment Committee. As you begin your college journey, you will be opened to many opportunities, joining a sorority is the perfect place to start. Our experience with Greek Life has helped us grow as independent, confident leaders and we hope you will find great experiences as well. Formal Recruitment has been carefully planned to provide you with the opportunity to learn about the sorority community. During Formal 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 follow your heart and
choose a sorority that will allow you to be yourself and help you grow. This task would not be possible without our Recruitment Counselors, known as Rho Gammas. Your Rho Gamma will provide information about the recruitment process, stay with you during Formal Recruitment, and provide a listening ear as you make decisions concerning sorority membership. Take advantage of your Rho Gamma because she can offer valuable information regarding sorority life, academic classes, and other opportunities waiting for you here at WSU. Her job is to help you and make the entire recruitment process easier for you in whatever way she is able.
Wichita State University Executive Recruitment Committee Emry Woelk President
Marina King Vice President
Susan Lickteig Recruitment Coordinator
Meet the Rho Gammas
Here are a few tips we have learned over the years: 1. Always trust your Rho Gamma. She has experience and even personal stories she can share with you. 2. Always smile! Recruitment is a fun experience, and the other woman like when you look excited. 3. Lastly, always be you. Do not pretend to be someone you are not; they want to get to know the real you. Once again, welcome to Wichita State University. We wish you the best of luck, not only during Formal Recruitment, but also throughout your years at WSU. We look forward to introducing you to our sorority community.
Other than the fact that your Rho Gamma is probably the coolest woman in the world, she is there to help you with any questions or concerns regarding Formal Recruitment.
Lydia Korte Asst. Recruitment Coordinator
Whitney Wilson Treasurer
executive Recruitment Committee Wichita State Panhellenic Recruitment Coordinator
Susan Lickteig junior
I oversee all things recruitment throughout the year including planning and organizing and communicating with women interested in formal recruitment.
Assistant Recruitment Coordinator
Lydia Korte senior
Iâ€™m responsible for training the Rho Gammas to be well equipped to mentor PNMâ€™s during Formal Recruitment.
junior I am the representative for the Panhellenic Women at WSU. I oversee all the Panhellenic duties and keep the officers accountable.
Panhellenic Vice President
junior I am in charge of judicial procedures and assist in preperation for recruitment activities prior to Formal Recruitment.
Wednesday, September 3rd
We have exciting activities planned for your Rho Gamma group. Come with an empty stomach, because we will be dining out together.
Thursday, September 4th
Friday, September 5th
House tour night Philanthropy night Grab a quick glimpse of our chapter houses so you will feel more at home on Friday night. There is also a mandatory orientation this night.
Each chapter gives back to the community in its own way. Learn about each chapterâ€™s philanthropy and why they are so passionate about it.
My interests include being crafty, watching Disney movies, traveling, and doing social work type things, because it is my major. I am a mom to a cat and a hedgehog, which are both ornery. My favorite things about being Greek are studying with women from other chapters and being a big sister to my little sisters in the sorority.
#findyourletters • September 3-8, 2014 REGISTER ONLINE NOW • WICHITA.EDU/PANHELLENICRECRUITMENT • $50 RECRUITMENT REGISTRATION FEE CHECK IN WILL BE AT 5PM EACH NIGHT IN HUBBARD HALL • IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ARRIVE ON TIME.
Saturday, September 6th
Sunday, September 7th
Monday, September 8th
Learn about the women in the chapters,their values, why they went Greek and the traditions they partake in each year.
By participating in a ceremony unique to each chapter you will learn what the deeper meaning, to the current members, of that chapter.
Chapters celebrate their new members with fun activities designed specifically to welcome the women home.
I am a junior at Wichita State. My hobbies include taking selfies with my cat, drinking iced tea, and spending time with friends and family. I currently hold a leadership position within my sorority absolutely love all of the amazing opportunities that going Greek has brought to my life! I am so grateful and excited for the opportunity to be a Rho Gamma for recruitment this year!
AF pink team
Founded: October 10, 1872 Chapter: Gamma Xi Color: Silver and Bordeaux Symbol: Ivy Leaf Philanthropy: Alpha Phi Foundation & American Heart Association President: Emily Arbuckle Local Website: gammaxi.alphaphi.com Twitter: @wsualphaphi Instagram: @wsualphaphi
The women of Alpha Phi support cardiac care through their Alpha Phiesta taco feed in the spring and Red Dress Gala in the fall, which includes a King of Hearts pageant. When they are not doing community service, they may be at one of their many social events. including a paint slinging sisterhood, game nights, and many nights at Koch Arena
cheering on the Shockers. Adding to their strong sisterhood, Alpha Phi is a live-in chapter house. It can house 11 members and also has a live-in housemother: Momma Kim. Living-in is optional. Leadership roles in the chapter are varied and many. There are over 29 positions available. Alpha Phi members can also be seen as leaders on campus in a variety of organizations.
finances new member fee: $75 (due 14 days after bid day) initiation & badge fee: $232 (due 8 weeks after bid day)
monthly dues: $106.11/month for 9 months house bond: $100 (due second semester)
I am a junior here at WSU. I’m a Nursing major, with hopes to become a children’s oncology nurse at a children’s hospital. My hobbies include crafting, reading, movies, and of course Shocker Basketball! (GO SHOX!) Going Greek has had such an impact on my life, I am the person I am today because of deciding to go Greek.
Alpha Phi green team
Union Hand in Hand
I am an English major at WSU. I hold an executive council position in my sorority chapter and I am also the risk management chair for the Panhellenic Council. I work in the communications department at a local school district, and I plan on going to graduate school next year to get a masterâ€™s degree in English education. I love yoga, traveling, baking, and reading.
DDD green team
Founded: November 24, 1888 Chapter: Phi Xi Color: Gold and Blue Symbol: Pine Tree, Dolphin, and Trident Philanthropy: Children’s Cancer Charities President: Megan Mengelkoch Local Website: wichitatridelta.com Twitter: @wsutridelta Instagram: @wsutridelta_1888
To promote and maintain a strong Delta Delta Delta sisterhood, the ladies host Deltas Only events, chapter retreats, big-little events, a Fat Talk Free Week, which is a nationally recognized program to promote a positive body image, and many more. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and local children’s cancer charities are also high priorities on Tri Delta’s list. Two major philanthropic events hosted by Tri Delta include Dodge N’ Dive in the fall and a Putt for the Cure mini golf tournament in the
spring. The proceeds from both events benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Tri Delta hosts several other small philanthropic events throughout the academic year. On top of all of this, Tri Delta’s members manage to fill their social calendars with formals, date parties and functions with several other Greek organizations. Over 20 leadership roles are offered in Tri Delta, and all members are encouraged to actively participate in other campus organizations.
finances new member fee: $45 (due 7 days after bid day) initiation & badge fee: $324 (due 8 weeks after bid day)
monthly dues: $161.67/month for 6 months
I am majoring in Spanish and in Spanish Education. I love the Spanish language, and hope to spark an interest in others. This is my second year to help with recruitment as a Rho Gamma; I have truly enjoyed seeing everyone find their place here in the Greek community. School spirit and pride is huge to me, so although you may not see me in leadership positions, I am quite involved.
Delta Delta Delta pink team
Let us steadfastly Love one another.
Hi! I am a junior majoring in Marketing. I work as a teller at Credit Union of America. In my free time, I enjoy crafting and reading. Along with Greek Life, Iâ€™m also involved in Shockers Forever on campus. I went Greek because I had witnessed the opportunities Greek Life had given my older sister, and I also wanted to be part of something bigger than myself!
The women of Delta Gamma support Service for Sight with their annual philanthropy event Anchor Splash, a synchronized and relay swimming competition. The women also volunteer with Envision Kids Club, and are summer counsolers for a four-day, overnight camp for children with visual impairments called Heatherâ€™s Camp. The Delta Gamma members also participate Founded: December 25, 1873 in the Golden Anchor Chapter: Gamma Upsilon Program, a service to senior Color: Bronze, Pink and Blue citizens, and annually host Symbol: Anchor and Hanna Doll a Lectureship for campus. Philanthropy: Service for Sight & Envision President: Aman Dhillon Local Website: individual fees are learned wichitastate.deltagamma.org after bid has been accepted, Twitter: @wsudg but balance out to: Instagram: @wsudg
Delta Gamma hosts sisterhood nights as well as fall and spring sisterhood retreats, but nothing beats a night hanging out on the U-Couch chatting with sisters. Their social calendar includes a fall and spring date party, a winter formal, and many functions with other Greek organizations. The Delta Gamma chapter offers over 20 leadership positions available for all members. Members also hold a variety of leadership positions throughout campus.
new members: $125-150/month for 8 months actives: $85-95/month
I am currently a junior. My major is Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. I love filming and editing videos; it allows me to be creative in my own way. I have a beautiful puppy named Lola who is my best friend. I have held leadership roles all three years while in my chapter.
Delta Gamma pink team
Iâ€™m starting my fourth year as a Panhellenic Greek member. I am currently the President of Community Service Board. I am a Mentor in the Emerging Leader Progam. I work at a Student Assistant at Housing and Residence Life. I had the opportunity to attend Summer Leadership Institute in 2013 & 2014. I am studying Criminal Justice to one day become a Prosector.
Founded: November 11, 1874 Chapter: Beta Chi Color: Brown and Mode Symbol: Crescent Moon and Penguin Philanthropy: Heartspring, Campfire, & Girls on the Run President: Jessica Crumrine Local Website: gammaphibetawsu.com Twitter: @wsugphib Instagram: @wsugammaphibeta
The women of Gamma Phi Beta host a Crescent Classic Phive K in the fall to support Camp Fire, a nonprofit youth development organization. They also participate in Girls on the Run, which is an organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. They also support Heartspring, a worldwide center for children with special needs, by hosting Grilled Cheese with G Phi Bâ€™s in the spring semester. The chapter emphasizes
sisterhood with fall and spring sisterhood retreats and loyalty circle events. Gamma Phi Beta is founded upon four core values that continuously guide and shape their chapter: Love, Labor, Learning and Loyalty. With over 40 officer positions, Gamma Phi Beta offers their women a variety of leadership opportunities. As a Gamma Phi Beta, one will develop eternal friendships with women who offer encouragement, inspiration and will always be by her side. Gamma Phi Beta sisters strive to promote the highest type of womanhood.
finances new member fee: $175 ($125 due 7 days after bid day, $50 due 2 weeks before initiation.
badge fee: $85 monthly dues: $100/month for 10 months
My major is Early Childhood Unified, and I desire to work with children with disabilities. I love traveling, and Iâ€™ve been out of the country a handful of times. My favorite trip was last spring break when I traveled to Haiti with a group from WSU. I had the opportunity to volunteer in a school and spend time with the beautiful children.
Gamma Phi Beta purple team
Founded Upon a Rock
I am a junior majoring in Graphic Design with the ultimate goal of one day being the art director at a national magazine. I have held a leadership position within my chapter, and I am currently the Panhellenic Public Relations Coordinator. I am an avid photographer mediocre whistler, and terrible watercolor painter.
Founded: October 13, 1870 Chapter: Eta Upsilon Color: Dark Blue and Light Blue Symbol: Fleur-de-Lis and Owl Philanthropy: Reading is Fundamental, Kappa Foundation & Fundamental Learning Center President: Whitney McBryde Local Website: chapters.kkg.org/etaupsilon Twitter: @kkgwichitastate Instagram: @kkgwichitastate
The women of Kappa Kappa Gamma value scholarship, leadership, friendship, and service. The chapter supports Reading is Fundamental (RIF) by reading to children at local elementary schools and donating books and bookmarks. They support their local philanthropy, the Fundamental Learning Center (FLC), through an annual philanthropy event. Last year this event was, Drop It to the Fleur, a volleyball tournament. Members of Kappa Kappa Gamma enjoy a variety of monthly sisterhood events that encourage bonding and friendship – movie nights, corn maize adventures, bowling, crafting and attending campus events. The women of Kappa
Kappa Gamma support their members by recognizing their accomplishments and promoting their endeavors. Kappa Kappa Gamma is the third oldest women’s fraternity and the Founders believed in women supporting women – through their scholarship efforts, leadership opportunities and genuine friendship. Today, Kappa has 141 chapters in the U.S. and Canada and more than 250,000 initiated members. Kappa Kappa Gamma joined the Wichita State University Panhellenic community in Fall 2013. The women of KKG can be seen holding one of the chapter’s 18 officer positions, leadership positions on campus, and in the surrounding community.
finances new member fee: $165-170 per capita fee: $82-87 house corp. fee: $100
maintenance Fee: $50 chapter dues: $110/month for 9 month
I am a senior majoring in Finance. I love to chase storms, so the fact that one of my all time favorite movies is Twister shouldn’t surprise you. I play guitar when I have the free time! My favorite TV shows range from Criminal Minds to Friday Night Lights, even to Doctor Who. My absolute favorite kind of music is Country music.
Kappa Kappa Gamma blue team
Aspire to Be
I am a junior at Wichita State. Other than Greek life, I am also the College of Education Senator for WSUâ€™s Student Government Association and a Deanâ€™s Scholar. Outside of extracurriculars I enjoy a good Shocker basketball game... and the occasional Netflix binge. I love Wichita State and CANNOT wait to be a Recruitment Counselor this fall!
but what will i wear?
this is a guide of what to wear on each day of recruitment. we want you to feel comfortable and appropriately dressed. please do not feel that you must go buy new outfits for recruitment. remember, the chapter women want to see YOUR personality. if you have questions, feel free to ask your rho gamma for help!
Activity Night is the most casual night of recruitment. We suggest wearing something comfortable jeans and a Wichita State t-shirt or modest bottoms and a cute top. Any shoes are acceptable for these evenings, but we recommend that they are comfortable! You won’t be meeting the chapter’s women tonight, but we have some fun activities planned with your Rho Gamma group. Your Rho Gamma will be wearing an outfit of her choice that incorperates her team color. If you have any questions regarding what to wear, ask your Rho Gamma!
I am Panhellenic Council’s Secretary/ Scholarship Chair. I hold a position within my chapter as well and was a part of New Member Greek Council last year and helped run Play for Parkinson’s. I am a member of Wichita State University’s Student Ambassador Society. I teach swim lessons and coach for Wichita Aqua Shocks. I love scuba diving and participating in runs and triatholons!
Night house tours
House Tours Night is still a very casual night of recruitment.â€¨We suggest wearing something similar to Activity Night like comfortable like jeans and a Wichita state t-shirt or modest bottoms and a cute top. Any shoes are acceptable for these evenings, but we recommend that they are comfortable! Remember: you are representing yourself to the best women on campus, so donâ€™t wear anything revealing! Your Rho Gamma will be wearing her Go Greek shirt, modest bottoms and any shoes that she prefers. If you have any questions regarding what to wear, ask your Rho Gamma!
I am a Pre-Medicine major with a political science minor. I am actively involved with the Pre-Med Student Association as well as with Model UN. I have worked with Student Government and Multicultural Affairs and have been a transition mentor for freshmen and transfer students for the campus. I love being involved on campus and I love being Greek!!!
As the week progresses, the outfits you wear should become more formal. On Philanthropy Night we encourage wearing something you might wear on a date. For example: jeans or modest bottoms and a nice top with sandals or a casual dress with wedges. Remember: you are representing yourself to the best women on campus, so don’t wear anything revealing! Your Rho Gamma will be wearing a white Rho Gamma recruitment shirt, colored pants and any shoes that she prefers. If you have any questions regarding what to wear, ask your Rho Gamma!
Hi! I’m a Business Economics major with a minor in Political Science. As a part of the Greek community, I hold an office in my chapter as well as serve as my chapter’s Judicial Board representative. I am also a Student Ambassador, an At-Large Senator on SGA, and a Transition Mentor for incoming freshmen. I am a huge Shocker basketball fan as well. Go Shox!
The outfit you wear on Values Night should be more formal than the previous night. We recommend wearing business attire; dress how you would to a job interview. Possible outfits include: a skirt and nice top with sandals, a sundress with heels, or nice pants and a formal shirt. It is important to look nice this night, but we also want you to be comfortable. Your Rho Gamma will be wearing a Rho Gamma recruitment shirt and modest bottoms If you have any questions regarding what to wear, ask your Rho Gamma!
Some people call me Andi, some call me Dr. Drea, others call me goofy or crazy. You can call me Ms. Incredible. Jokes. Family is a huge part of my life and I would not be where I am today without them and my Savior Jesus Christ. A few things that I spend my time doing is being an Resident Assistant on campus, studying a lot, cooking with friends, hanging out with my family and more.
Preference Night is the most formal night of recruitment. Dress to impress! We recommend wearing a nice modest dress or slacks and top paired with heels, flats or nicer sandals. Remember: you are representing yourself to the best women on campus; donâ€™t wear anything revealing! Your Rho Gamma will be wearing a black dress with nice shoes. If you have any questions regarding what to wear, ask your Rho Gamma!
I am a senior at WSU, majoring in Exercise Science/Pre-Physical therapy. Going Greek is the best decision Iâ€™ve made in my college career. It has given me the confidence to not only hold an office in my own chapter, but inspired me to get involved on campus as well. I am a member of several student organizations. I am super excited to be a Rho Gamma this year and help the women find the chapter that is right for them!
Bid Day is a time for celebration! Wear your Go Greek shirt all day to show your potential new sisters your excitement. Pair that with modest bottoms and any comfortable shoes. Make sure you wear a tank/ cami underneath your shirt so you can easily change into your new chapter shirt! Your Rho Gamma will be wearing her chapter shirt covered by a jacket until the moment of reveal! If you have any questions regarding what to wear, ask your Rho Gamma!
I am an outdoorsy, fun, crazy, and adventurous Greek woman. I love baking, cooking, and reading. If a job needs done Iâ€™m your girl; hardworking and independent, Iâ€™ll get the job done. I am a great listener so a lot of people come to me when they need to talk and I am happy to be there.
I am an Exercise Science major, Spanish minor student. I plan on applying to PT school this coming fall, and I’m pretty stoked about it. Aside from Greek Life, I’m involved in several oncampus organizations including Student Ambassador Society and Dean’s Scholars. I’ve also served as the Freshmen and College of Education Senator for Student Government Association.
I am a senior. I will be graduating next May with a degree in Elementary Education! On campus I am involved in Shockers Forever, KNEA and Campus Recreation as a lifeguard. In my free time I like to read, watch Nicholas Sparks movies, eat a lot and sleep, because there is nothing better than naps.
other helpful information LINK & RESOURCES • GREEK ALPHABET • GREEK TERMS
active members Someone who has been initiated into a chapter
chapter A group of collegians, officially charted and recognized at a given college or university
Any initiated member of a sorority who has graduated from college or left from college prior to graduation
One who originates or establishes a fraternity or sorority
new member A woman who accepts a bid from a sorority
panhellenic council An organization consisting of 5 NPC sororities on campus established to promote and maintain Greek relations
An official, binding invitation extended from a sorority to a potential new member to join the sorority
A daughter, sister or granddaughter of an initiated member of sorority
An active effort, project or service to promote human welfare or the raising of funds to be donated for that purpose
I am an optimistic, down-to-earth, friendly, nerd majoring in Integrated Marketing. When I’m not studying you can find me nose deep in a good book or binge watching Netflix to my little heart’s content. I am super excited to meet all the potential new members this fall. I can’t wait to help introduce you to Greek Life at Wichita State. It is truly a life changing experience!
quota The number of new members any chapter may sign during a specific recruitment period
The ceremonies celebrated and conducted by every chapter; the secret rites to the membership
A 24-hour period after bid matching is completed when sororities has not reached quota may extend bids to women who has yet received a bid from another sorority
Links & Resources
I am stoked to be a Rho Gamma for this yearâ€™s formal recruitment. I am a junior and I am majoring in Psychology. Greek life has been a great decision for me, so I hope to help my PNMs find their chapter! I love the color pink, HIMYM, food, and the opportunity to be a Rho Gamma! So, keep calm and GO GREEK!
I enjoy staying busy through my chapter, playing the violin, meeting new people, and bonding with people from other Greek chapters. This last May I traveled to Arkansas City with Student Involvement for the second annual Summer Leadership Institute. I have held two officer positions in my chapter. I cannot wait to meet all the ladies participating in Formal Recruitment this year!
executive comittee treasurer
Hola! I am a Dental Hygiene major. On campus I am involved in Panhellenic Council, Student Ambassadors Society, and will be the Peer Academic Leader on the Health Professions floor in Shocker Hall next year. In my free time I enjoy swimming, traveling, and drinking coffee.
Published on May 31, 2014