What does it mean to be in a fraternity? • Group of individuals who share similar interests • Bonded together by common goals and aspirations created through rituals • Fellowship • Scholarship • Service & Philanthropy • Leadership
Benefits of Fraternity Membership Fraternity members build lifelong friendships both within his chapter and the Greek community. Some of these opportunities include: • Brotherhood Activities • Annual Greekend activities • Fall New Member 101 Series • Socials and Exchanges • Homecoming & Family Weekend
Benefits of Fraternity Membership Academic excellence is a primary focus in fraternities. As a member of the Fraternity community, your son will find the following: • Greek Growth Series • Chapter academic requirements such as study hours and tutoring • Dedicated spaces in chapter houses for quite study • Additional scholarship money available as a member of the Fraternity & Sorority community • Higher retention than regular student population • Higher graduation rate than regular student population
service & philanthropy Benefits of Fraternity Membership Being a member of the Fraternity community means giving back to the Bloomington/Normal area and across the nation including: • GreekServe Program • Raising money for Local and National Charitable organizations • Volunteering service to local charitable agencies • Participation in Alternative Breaks programs
Benefits of Fraternity Membership Leadership Development is deeply routed in the core of fraternities. Your son will have multiple opportunities to develop into a leader among his peers. Here are just a few examples of these opportunities : • Leadership opportunities within chapters and Interfraternity Council • Order of Omega Leadership Honor Society • Fraternity & Sorority Programming Board • Annual Fraternity & Sorority Leadership Retreat • “Best Practices” Officer Roundtables • Travel to Leadership Development conferences
Common Questions Commonly Asked Questions • Which chapters are at IWU? • When is recruitment? What does it involve? • What is the cost? • Is there hazing? • Where do fraternity members live?
Acacia Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) Sigma Chi Tau Kappa Epsilon Theta Chi Fraternity Options at IWU
Greek Organizations NOT part of FSL • Phi Mu Alpha (music, male) • Delta Omicron (music, co-ed) • Alpha Phi Omega (service, co-ed) • Alpha Kappa Psi (business, co-ed)
When is Recruitment? • Recruit year Round • Fall Structured Process • Information Sessions • Open Individual Chapter Events (August 27 – September 11) • Invitation Only Preference Meals (September 12 – 14) • 1st Day to Receive/Accept a Bid (Monday, September 15) • Registration is not required; but highly encouraged and free.
The Costs Costs of Fraternity Membership • Fraternities are self-funded organizations. Chapters collect dues/membership fees from every member. • Dues are usually spent on • alumni/parent programming • philanthropic events • social events • scholarship programming • membership recruitment • administrative costs • Most chapters offer payment plans to assist members in meeting financial obligations to the chapter • Many offer scholarship funds on the national level
The Costs Costs of Fraternity Membership • Room & Board are through IWU • Currently equal to double occupancy room fees • Board depends on meal plan selected • 6 semester required; 4 expected in chapter house • Undercapacity Fee • Ranges each semester depending on chapter’s ability to fill to capacity (2014-15 projected range will be $0 to $176 • Not charged to students during first year at IWU • Common Area Damages • 2013-14 range (to date) was $44.73 to $150.22 • Chapter Dues and Fees • 2013-14 range was $800 to $970; first year range was $550 to $820
Hazing Don’t they Haze? • Fraternity new members all experience a period of orientation that varies in both content and length among chapters. • Hazing is absolutely forbidden by each Organization’s and the University’ s policies as well as Illinois State law. • During recruitment, the potential member will want to ask each organization specific questions about what is expected of him as a new member. • If you have any concerns regarding hazing please contact the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life or the Dean of Students Office (it can be confidential).
Housing Where do they live? • University-owned chapter houses • Each chapter has a student live-in House Manager employed by OFSL • Meals are through campus dining facilities • All have Live-in requirements ranging from 2 semesters to 4 semesters required • IWU policy beginning in 2014 is 6 semesters on campus, 4 of which can be in chapter house
Housing Additional Questions? Blake Bradley, Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (309) 556-3555
HTTP://WWW.IWU.EDU/GREEK Be sure to check out our website and Facebook Pages for lotsof great information about the fraternity & sorority community at IWU.