Sorority Recruitment Workshop Spring 2014. Agenda 6:00-6:10 Introduction 6:10-6:45 Presentation 6:45-7:00 Questions. REASONS TO JOIN A SORORITY Meet many new people on your campus through the recruitment experience Immediately find a place you belong on your new campus
Scholarship is an important benefit of the Greek community. Chapters expect excellent scholarship achievement from their members and require that certain GPAs be maintained throughout college. Therefore, during Recruitment, chapters seek women with high academic standards and records.
Individual chapters have established their own grade requirements for prospective members. Many chapters follow the guidelines set by their inter/national organizations when determining grade cut-offs. If your high school GPA is below a 3.0 or your college GPA is below a 2.9 you may receive fewer party invitations than your peers with higher GPAs. Chapters usually release women who do not meet their academic requirements early in the Recruitment process. Outstanding women with borderline grades may continue to receive invitations throughout the recruitment process. However, they may be released at the end in favor of other PNMs with stronger grades.
Grades from summer school classes cannot be figured into your grades for Recruitment because of time restrictions. Your GPA at the conclusion of the previous semester (high school or college) will be used for Formal Recruitment.
Based on costs of chapter maintenance, membership programming and social events, financial responsibility is extremely important to individual chapters. Cost of new membership is often the most expensive.
Each chapter owning a house provides the opportunity for women to live in the chapter house at some point. Live-in costs are a compilation of all costs incurred by a member living in the chapter house such as room, board and other mandatory fees. When a member lives outside the house, she is required to pay a live-out fee. Live-out costs include such things as maintenance fees, social dues and occasional meals. Live-in and live-out fees are usually paid in monthly installments, but many chapters offer alternative payment plans.
A woman living outside the chapter house during her first year of membership pays the new member fee. Many chapters require each new member to pay a one-time corporation fee and initiation fee. A sorority pin is also purchased on or before initiation. Although a new member’s first year includes some one-time fees, sorority living expenses are comparable to other living options.