Spring 2011 Information Session

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1. Hey Everyone! Welcome to the Phi Sigma Pi rush information sessionHey Everyone! Welcome to the Phi Sigma Pi rush information session

2. Phi Sigma Pi is a national co-ed honor fraternity that upholds the values of…Phi Sigma Pi is a national co-ed honor fraternity that upholds the values of…

3. Scholarship, Leadership, and Fellowship. So more about those :) Scholarship, Leadership, and Fellowship. So more about those :)

4. “the acquisition and dissemination of information and knowledge” Scholarship is defined as “the acquisition and dissemination of information and knowledge through scholarship.” Meaning, basically, we learn.Scholarship is defined as “the acquisition and dissemination of information and knowledge through scholarship.” Meaning, basically, we learn.

5. Gingerbread house making History of Jazz Architecture Tour Wine Tasting Rock Climbing Cooking multi-cultural cuisine Shooting Range History of Art Scholarship activities that we have done in the past include…Scholarship activities that we have done in the past include…

6. “The fostering of non-discriminatory, fraternal fellowship within Phi Sigma Pi” Fellowship! Which is defined as “the fostering of non-discriminatory, fraternal fellowship with Phi Sigma Pi.” Fellowship! Which is defined as “the fostering of non-discriminatory, fraternal fellowship with Phi Sigma Pi.”

7. Grill Nights Movie Nights Hikes IM Sports To promote fellowship among our brothers, we have events such as… But we also just get together on our own. To promote fellowship among our brothers, we have events such as… But we also just get together on our own.

8. “The application of professional skills and the fostering of leadership qualities by promoting and advancing the welfare of humanity.” Leadership is defined as “the application of professional skills and the fostering of leadership qualities by promoting and Advancing the welfare of humanity.” Most of our leadership comes through service activities, such as…Leadership is defined as “the application of professional skills and the fostering of leadership qualities by promoting and Advancing the welfare of humanity.” Most of our leadership comes through service activities, such as…

9. Read events.Read events.

10. These three parts of our fraternity are tied together to represent how we interact with our Brothers, the community and the University. This tripod of ideas represents how our fraternity is tied together and how we interact with our brothers, with the Community, and with UVA. Even our rush process is structured to represent these values.This tripod of ideas represents how our fraternity is tied together and how we interact with our brothers, with the Community, and with UVA. Even our rush process is structured to represent these values.

11. Five total events Two open rushes Two closed rushes One semi-formal rush There are five total events. Two open rushes, two closed rushes and one semi-formal rush. After the open rushes, the brothers will vote and the rushees with the highest votes will be asked back to closed rush. After closed rush, the brothers vote and those with the highest votes will be asked back to semi-formal rush. After semi-formal rush, bids will be given to the rushees that the brother feel best represent PSP. There are five total events. Two open rushes, two closed rushes and one semi-formal rush. After the open rushes, the brothers will vote and the rushees with the highest votes will be asked back to closed rush. After closed rush, the brothers vote and those with the highest votes will be asked back to semi-formal rush. After semi-formal rush, bids will be given to the rushees that the brother feel best represent PSP.

12. Only 1 semester long About 10 weeks in total No Hazing We work with your schedule, however, we need you to also work with ours! The pledge process is about 10 weeks long, from bid night to initiation. And only takes place during the spring semester. We do not haze. And we understand that we are all busy, so we will try to work with your schedule, however, you also need to understand the commitment and work with ours as well!The pledge process is about 10 weeks long, from bid night to initiation. And only takes place during the spring semester. We do not haze. And we understand that we are all busy, so we will try to work with your schedule, however, you also need to understand the commitment and work with ours as well!

13. In order to rush Phi Sigma Pi this semester, you must be a second semester First Year, a Second Year, or a Third Year full-time student with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA You must also be taking classes on the main campus. Must have at least two active semesters as a brother within the fraternity before graduation, so if you are a third year and are planning on going abroad next year, you should not rush.You must also be taking classes on the main campus. Must have at least two active semesters as a brother within the fraternity before graduation, so if you are a third year and are planning on going abroad next year, you should not rush.

14. How much does FS? cost? Dues are only $120 each semester for Brothers and $200 for Initiates Much lower than IFC and ISC fraternities and sororities! We also have payment plans and some scholarships to help pay dues Can I be in FS? if I am already in a fraternity or sorority? Sure you can, several of our brothers are already in an IFC/ISC organization Does GPA have any influence on who gets in? Not at all, as long as you have a 3.0 or higher you are eligible to rush, and from there your GPA has no bearing on your rush process Just read the slide. Just read the slide.

15. What if I’m a transfer? That’s okay. Just use your old institution’s GPA for the 3.0 cumulative GPA requirement. What if I don’t get a bid? You can rush again next semester! Read slideRead slide

16. No. There are over 100 Phi Sigma Pi Chapters across the United States PSP is not a UVA only thing. There are over 100 chapters across the US and we event have events where we meet brothers from several other chapters.PSP is not a UVA only thing. There are over 100 chapters across the US and we event have events where we meet brothers from several other chapters.

17. The next pledge master: Michael Mathias The most recent pledge class: The Alpha Rho’s The current president: Tom Smilack Now lets hear from some other people. A Rhos Mathias Tom Smilack (Hunter)Now lets hear from some other people. A Rhos Mathias Tom Smilack (Hunter)

18. Open Rush Events Monday | 1/31 | 6-8pm | Runk Green Room Wednesday | 2/2 | 8-10pm | Student Activities Building We hope to see all of you at the open rush events! Questions. We hope to see all of you at the open rush events! Questions.

19. Contact our Rush Chair (me): Cecily Mullen Email: [email protected] or visit our website: hoosinpsp.com Please let me know if you have any questions! Now for a short video.Please let me know if you have any questions! Now for a short video.

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