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  1. Greek Facts • National Statistics: • 48% of all US Presidents have been Greek • Many Lawyers, Teachers, and Doctors are Greek • 42% of US Senators are Greek • Many Actors and Actresses are Greek • 40%of all US Supreme Court Justices have been Greek • 30% of Fortune 500 Executives are Greek • Many Musicians and Artists are Greek And Greeks only make up 3% of the US population WHAT ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR STUDENT? www.nicindy.com THINK GREEK

  2. What is a fraternity or sorority? • Greek Life Basics • Fraternity and sorority life started in the early 1800’s • Organizations grounded by common values • Participating in Greek Life can enrich the college experience • Our Mission • As members of fraternities and sororities at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,we are committed to ensuring our success as students and invested partners in ourorganizations through celebrating friendship, leadership, scholarship, service, and socialadvancement while appreciating the diversity of our member organizations. THINK GREEK

  3. Historical Context • Since 1872, 114 organizations have been a part of our Greek Community and campus at some point. 90 of these organizations are still in existence. • 1st Fraternity: Delta Tau Delta, 1872 • 1st Sororities: Kappa Alpha Theta & Pi Beta Phi, 1895 • 1st historically African American Fraternity: • Kappa Alpha Psi, 1913 • 1st historically African American Sorority: • Alpha Kappa Alpha, 1914 • 1st Latin Co-Ed Fraternity Greek-letter organization: • Alpha Psi Lambda, 1986 • 1st historically Asian-American Fraternity: • Lambda Phi Epsilon, 1997 • 1st historically Asian-American Sorority: • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi, 2001 THINK GREEK

  4. Greek Values The common thread that tie Greek-letter organizations together: • Friendship • Leadership • Scholarship • Service • Social Advancement • Diversity THINK GREEK

  5. Friendship • FriendshipTo create an eternal bond of loyalty, camaraderie, and respect based on the pride and unity that encompasses our community • Sisterhood/Brotherhood • Makes the campus smaller • Learn from one another • Fraternities and sororities are unique because of inter-generational ties. “Once initiated… you’re a lifetime member.” THINK GREEK

  6. Leadership • To develop the skills and talents for our members to impact our campus, community, state, country and world as undergraduate members and as graduate and alumni members. • Potentially successful leadership development program for college students • Opportunities in chapters, campus, & community • Involved in diverse range of campus activities including honor societies, residence halls, athletics, government, service organizations, and other clubs • Member development programs typically include leadership training opportunities • 42 of this year’s Senior 100 Honorary are Greek THINK GREEK

  7. Scholarship • To encourage and provide the resources for our members to succeed academically through continuous learning, moral development, and scholastic recognition. • Greek GPA is consistently higher than the All undergraduate GPA: www.odos.uiuc.edu/greek • Scholarship and incentive programs for members • 35% of Greeks were on the Dean’s List in Fall 2003 THINK GREEK

  8. Service • To enrich the lives of our members through meaningful involvement in service and philanthropic events. • Thousands of dollars raised and countless service hours donated this past year to local and national agencies • Bowl for Kids Sake • Relay for Life • Up ‘Til Dawn • Each organization has specific service and/or philanthropic agencies they support THINK GREEK

  9. Social Advancement • To formulate meaningful friendships through a wide range of activities that bring together our members and develop personal and professional skills. • Building social skills • Etiquette seminars, professional and career development • Social events • Formals, parties, exchanges, we have it but it is regulated THINK GREEK

  10. Diversity • To create an opportunity for people of different backgrounds, cultures and interests to come together and celebrate the common experiences that we have as fraternity and sorority members while appreciating our individual differences. • Four councils represent diverse fraternity/sorority experiences; chapter diversity. • Programs with campus organizations • Opportunity to come together with different views and perspectives but share common values and experiences THINK GREEK

  11. Illinois Greeks • 6000 Greek Students at Illinois • 22% of the Undergraduate population • 90 chapters (32 sororities & 58 fraternities) • 63 Chapter Houses- Certified Housing by University • 22% of the chapters are culturally-based • Types of Social Chapters: Cultural, Professional, and Religious • Average Fraternity size: 70 (3-140 members) • Average Sorority size: 98 (2-170 members) THINK GREEK

  12. Governing Councils • Black Greek Council • 7 fraternities and 4 sororities • Interfraternity Council • 47 fraternities • Panhellenic Council • 22 sororities • United Greek Council • 6 fraternities and 5 sororities THINK GREEK

  13. 2004 Black Greek Council Intake • BGC is composed of 7 fraternities and 4 sororities • Most candidates have a 2.5 minimum GPA and Sophomore Standing • Chapters host informationals • Membership Intake differs among organizations • www.uiuc.edu/ro/bgc THINK GREEK

  14. 2004 Interfraternity Recruitment • For more information visit www.illinigreeks.com • Recruitment takes place at the beginning of each semester (1 ½ months) • Recruitment Events are listed in the Daily Illini and on website (No Fee) • Monetary Scholarship Applications are available over summer and fall THINK GREEK

  15. 2004 Interfraternity Recruitment • Chapter • Informal Year-Round Process • Each organization hosts various events • Can receive multiple bids (invitation for membership) • Rush, Recruitment and Joining - what’s the difference? THINK GREEK

  16. 2004 Panhellenic Recruitment • Mutual selection process (“preferencing”) • Visit 20 chapters to meet the members 4 stages, visit fewer and fewer chapters • Formal process 2nd & 3rd weekends of Fall semester • Orientation September 2nd • September 3rd – 5th • September 10th – 12th • Register online: www.illinigreeks.com/phc before your student arrives in the Fall ($40) THINK GREEK

  17. United Greek Council • UGC is composed of 6 fraternities and 5 sororities • Membership Intake/Recruitment process varies by organization • Chapters host informationals and events • Get to know people in the organizations THINK GREEK

  18. To Learn More about Greek Life • Visit Greek Affairs and Council Websites • Read Summer “Go Greek” materials • Greek CD-Rom in residence hall rooms • Quad Day: Tuesday, August 24th • Attend Scheduled Events THINK GREEK

  19. Financial Information for Housed Groups • Average Costs per semester for IFC and Panhellenic Chapters (2003-04) • 1st Semester Fee (1x fee) $ 550 • Living In-House $3076 • Living Out-of-House $ 407 • Proposed 2004-05 Residence Halls per semester= $3,208 (double room with 14 meals) THINK GREEK

  20. The Role of the Fraternity and Sorority Community today • Overall Greek GPA above campus GPA • Provides forums for education on various life issues; strong component of the co-curriculum on our campus • Philanthropic and service continue as primary focal points of organizations • Provides an option for housing with close proximity to campus • Contribute to the campus through participation in campus life • Can impact allegiance to host institution and impact retention • Foster opportunities for people with similar values to engage in friendships that can transcend generations THINK GREEK

  21. Greek Affairs Website:www.odos.uiuc.edu/greek • Grades • Philanthropy Money Raised • Service Hours • Health Advocates • Policy on Hazing • Parent’s Brochure • Award Winning Chapters • Greek Housing THINK GREEK