Panhellenic Rules: Code of Ethics. Appalachian State University Formal Recruitment Fall 2009. All chapters will promote Panhellenic spirit and Unity! This includes all active members, alumnae and Rho Gammas! GO GREEK! vs Instead of “go xyz!”. Panhellenic Unanimous Agreements.
Panhellenic Rules: Code of Ethics
Appalachian State University
Formal Recruitment Fall 2009
All chapters will promote Panhellenic spirit and Unity! This includes all active members, alumnae and Rho Gammas!
GO GREEK! vs Instead of “go xyz!”
3. Entertaining, gifts or favors, money, oral bids or promises, fix-ups, men and alcohol are inappropriate at all times between sorority members, or anyone acting on a member’s behalf, and prospective members when the intent is to influence a potential member’s decision. This includes that no items may be taken by a PNM from a chapter party during a formal recruitment event.
NO BOOZE or BOYS in recruitment! (this includes talking about fraternities!)
4. There will be no promising of bids to any potential new members directly, or indirectly, by any sorority member. Under no circumstances shall a member invite, or ask, a potential new member to promise to join that sorority. This includes assuring the potential new member that she will be invited to the next set of events.
All other big name schools deactivate social networking websites too!
7. Chapter women will not encourage women to withdraw from recruitment, wait for informal recruitment, or intentionally single preference. Suggesting a PNM to intentionally single preference is considered dirty rushing and unfair to all chapters.
8. The use of alcoholic beverages by sorority women is strictly prohibited during the period of formal recruitment and Bid Day activities. Women failing to comply with this rule may be removed from the recruitment process.
You won’t have time to do so anyways!
THINGS ARE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR. WHICH IS WHY IT’S IMPORTANT FOR YOU AND YOUR CHAPTER TO ABIDE BY THE RULES!
We encourage you to talk to girls in your classes and be friendly to them. Encourage them to go through recruitment and join a sorority. Ask how their experience at App State is going so far. Overall just be friendly and encourage these girls to want to meet more sorority women.
The old rule of Silence made sororities seem snobby
Old Vs. New
“You cannot have contact with men during recruitment.” = FALSE
This rumor has been spread around Appalachian for a while. The only time this is true is from Preference night to the morning of bid day.
This also applies to Fraternities.
Old Vs. New
FINES ARE NO LONGER A PUNISHMENT FOR RECRUITMENT INFRACTIONS
That is fine! We do not expect sorority recruitment to interfere with your school assignments. Just remember to have positive recruitment spirit with her if she asks about recruitment.
No. While we expect you to be friendly to Potential New Members, we do not want you to go out of your way to visit with them during Recruitment.
Dirty-rushing could be described as encouraging a PNM to go a certain sorority or to not go a certain sorority. This could be done in numerous ways from: allowing a PNM special privileges during recruitment or bid-promising. Having PNMs meet your sorority and only your sorority during recruitment is also seen as dirty rushing. None of this will be tolerated because it is against the Panhellenic spirit.
PHC spirit is encouraging PNMs to GO GREEK. It is not encouraging them to go a certain way or not go a certain way. Overall, it is showing to them that all sororities at App State have a lot to offer and that they should look at all of them equally and open-mindedly.
Negative talk or actions about Greek life in general is considered against PHC Spirit.
This includes talking about other chapters negatively. If you hear a rumor about another chapter or are asked a negative question from a PNM we encourage you to refrain from the conversation and advertise all chapters equally.
Overall, If you have to question an action or comment you are about to make, then we suggest to NOT participate in whatever it may be! This way you can know for sure that you aren’t hurting the Greek community, another chapter, your own chapter or PNMS!