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  1. Welcome to . . .

  2. The earliest fraternities… Began as secret societies, literary societies December 1776 College of William and Mary as FBK Social fraternities all based upon scholarship, service and brother/sisterhood 1870 the first woman’s fraternity (or sorority) was formed

  3. In 1849…fraternities made their first appearance at Penn. For 163 years, scholarship, service, brotherhood/ sisterhood and excellence have been the cornerstone of a way of life.

  4. What does fraternity have to offer? Scholarship Leadership Service Community Diversity Integrity

  5. What does fraternity have to offer? Friendship Culture Social Family Honor Excellence

  6. Advantages of membershipin a fraternity/sorority • Sisterhood/brotherhood, family away from home, lifelong friendships • In many cases a House, home away from home • Academic support and incentives • Alumni/career networking • Resources of a inter/national organization • Community service • Leadership training and experience • Social Life

  7. Greek Glossary • Bid— official invitation to join a fraternity or sorority • Rush/recruitment— the process of recruiting and bringing in new members • Intake process--the process or recruitment specific to MGC organizations • Pledge/New member— someone who has accepted a bid but has not yet been fully initiated into a fraternity or sorority • Deferred recruitment— refers to those Greek systems that do not recruit first year students until second semester • Hazing--any action or situation (1) which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student or (2) which willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into an organization

  8. Greek Glossary • Initiation— the formal ceremony(ies) that bring a pledge/new member into full membership in the organization, communicating the values, symbols, meanings, etc. of the organization • Brother/Sister— a fully initiated member of the fraternity or sorority • Alumni/ae— a brother or sister who has graduated or matriculated into a graduate/professional academic program • Advisory Board– a group of alumni/ae who volunteer their time and talents as a resource for the fraternity/sorority and/or a specific chapter • House Corporation– a group of alumni/ae who volunteer their time and talents as partners to manage a chapter house • Inter/National Headquarters– the location as well as the professional staff who run and oversee the general fraternity or sorority

  9. What fraternities and sororities are at PENN?Multicultural Greek Council—MGC Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. AKA alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc. aKDF Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. AFA Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. DSQ Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. KAY Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity LFE Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority LQA Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity LUL Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. WYF Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. FBS Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, SBR Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senioritas Latinas UnidasSLU Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. SYZ Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ZFB

  10. What fraternities and sororities are at PENN? PanhellenicCouncil Alpha Chi Omega ACW Alpha Phi AF Chi Omega CW Delta DeltaDeltaDDD Kappa Alpha Theta KAQ Sigma Delta Tau SDT Sigma Kappa SK Zeta Tau Alpha, ZTA

  11. Alpha Chi Rho ACR Alpha Delta Phi ADF Alpha Tau Omega ATW Beta Theta Pi BQP Delta Kappa Epsilon DKE St. Elmo’s Club Delta Phi DF St. Anthony Hall Delta Psi DY Delta Tau Delta DTD Delta Upsilon DU Kappa Alpha Society KA Kappa Sigma KS Lambda Chi Alpha LCA Phi Delta Theta FDQ Phi Gamma Delta FIJI Phi Kappa Psi FKY Phi Kappa Sigma FKS Pi Kappa Alpha PKA Pi Kappa Phi PKF Pi Lambda Phi PLF Psi Upsilon YU Sigma Alpha Epsilon SAE Sigma Alpha Mu SAM Sigma Chi SC Sigma Nu SN Sigma Phi Epsilon SFE Sigma Pi SP Tau Epsilon Phi TEF Theta Xi QX Zeta Beta Tau ZBT Zeta Psi ZY What fraternities and sororities are at PENN?Interfraternity Council

  12. Penn Fraternity Sorority System Quick Facts • 3000+ undergraduates from all four schools • 850 new members this semester • Scholastic performance at or above all men’s and all women’s grade point average • Average of 17,500 hours of community service per academic year • Average of $125,000 donated to charity per academic year

  13. Penn Fraternity Sorority System Quick Facts • Fifty-two chapters on campus, 3 governing councils • Thirty-six chapters maintain houses • Loyal alumni/ae involved with every chapter on advisory boards and house corporations as well as career networking • Fraternity/sorority members are involved in an average of 2.7 other activities in addition to their chapter • Vast majority of Campus Leaders in all capacities are members of fraternities/sororities

  14. Penn Fraternity Sorority System Quick Facts • Penn has one of the largest Fraternity/ Sorority Affairs staffs in the country • Penn Greeks were the first (and continue to be one of the only) in the nation to write and adopt a comprehensive, student-driven strategic plan and set of standards; just approved their fourth 5-year Operational Plan • Formal Freshman recruitment occurs in the first two weeks of the spring semester • Upperclass students may join at any time

  15. Office of Student Affairs/Fraternity Sorority Life • Director: Dr. Scott Reikofski • Programming Team: • Associate Director, Stacy Kraus • Program Coordinator, Larry Moses • Program Assistant, Anne-Marie Staples • Facilities Team: • Associate Director for Chapter House Administration and Finance, Beth Schnitman-Malm • Facilities Manager, Sam AlShehabi • Facilities Assistant, Joanne Nasino • Facilities Assistant, position vacant • Administrative Team: • Administrative Assistant/Office Manager, Pauline Loria • Data Entry/Receptionist: position vacant • Special Projects/Receptionist: position vacant

  16. Office of Student Affairs/Fraternity Sorority Life • Advisement and Coaching • 3 governing councils • 51 chapters • Greek Alumni Council • Fraternity Sorority Advisory Board • Leadership Training • Current leaders • Emerging leaders • Individual Coaching • Assessment and Research • Satisfaction • Impact, Greek Experience, Leadership • Benchmarking • Discipline • Peer Judicial Boards • University disciplinary process • Inter/national HQs • Field Consultants • Communication, reports, meetings • Alumni • Training volunteer advisors • Alumni Associations, records • Fund raising • Parents • Facilities Management • Manage 25 University owned houses • Consultation • Individual Chapters • Inter/national Orgs • Campuses • Reports and Statistics

  17. Schedules to be aware of Recruitment • Fall- • upperclass only • Anytime Sept/early Oct • Spring- • Starting first day of classes • Done within the first two weeks • Rolling Recruitment • Intake New Member Education • Penn requirements • 6 week max • Antihazing policy • Commonwealth law • 10 hour/wk limit • Time restrictions • Upcoming campaigns

  18. Examples of Hazing • Deception • Assigning demerits • Silence periods with implied threats for violation • Deprivation of privileges granted to other members • Requiring new members to perform duties not assigned to other members • Socially isolating new members • Line-ups and Drills/Tests on meaningless information • Name calling • Requiring new members to refer to other members with titles (e.g. “Mr.,” “Miss”) while they are identified with demeaning terms • Expecting certain items to always be in one's possession • Verbal abuse • Threats or implied threats • Asking new members to wear embarrassing or humiliating attire • Stunt or skit nights with degrading, crude, or humiliating acts • Expecting new members to perform personal service to other members such as carrying books, errands, cooking, cleaning etc • Sleep deprivation • Sexual simulations • Expecting new members to be deprived of maintaining a normal schedule of bodily cleanliness. • Be expected to harass others Forced or coerced alcohol or other drug consumption • Beating, paddling, or other forms of assault • Branding • Forced or coerced ingestion of vile substances or concoctions • Burning • Water intoxication • Expecting abuse or mistreatment of animals • Public nudity • Expecting illegal activity • Bondage • Abductions/kidnaps • Exposure to cold weather or extreme heat without appropriate protection • Confiscation of identification/PennCards, room keys, and cell phones.  • Carrying irrelevant objects (bricks, lunch boxes, etc.) • Restrictions limiting students’ ability to contact parents and University personnel • Required silence

  19. What you can do….. • Keep an eye and ear out • Notice things that might be a bit unusual • Watch for stress/exhaustion related illness • Report anything unusual to our office • Issues of confidentiality

  20. For more information… Contact the Office of Student Affairs/Fraternity Sorority Life 3933 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6136 215.898.5263 ofsa@pobox.upenn.edu Or visit our website at: www.vpul.upenn.edu/ofsa