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FC: SORORITY LIFE | Wake Forest University | WFU Panhellenic Welcomes YOU to 2018 Sorority Recruitment | How to get Recruitment Ready | ...advice to help you prepare for Formal Recruitment! | EXCLUSIVE: HELPFUL TIPS ON WHAT TO BRING | The Inside Scoop | ...learn more about each sorority at Wake Forest! | Recruitment 2018 Schedule | New Member Status | ...what to expect as a new sorority member! | Don't Fall Victim to Myths... Learn the Facts | ...about finances, rules and regulations, and all things Greek!
1: Formal Recruitment Schedule 2018 | Thursday, January 11 9:00 AM PNMs begin moving into residence halls 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM PNM Assembly Friday, January 12 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Event #1 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Event #2 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Event #3 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM Event #4 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM Lunch Break 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Event #5 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Event #6 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Event #7 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM Event #8 Saturday, January 13 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM Event #1 11:25 AM - 12:05 PM Event #2 12:20 PM - 1:00 PM Event #3 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Break 2:30 PM - 3:10 PM Event #4 3:25 PM - 4:05 PM Event #5 4:20 PM - 5:00PM Event #6 | Sunday, January 14 - 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Event #1 4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Event #2 5:20 PM - 6:10 PM Event #3 6:30 PM - 7:20 PM Event #4 Monday, January 15 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Event #1 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM Event #2 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Preference Card Signing Tuesday, January 16 | BID DAY!
2: Panhellenic Executive Council | The Wake Forest Panhellenic Council is the governing body for all eight sororities on campus. The council is composed of eight executive board members and a delegate from each sorority. Panhellenic executive council members are current sorority members who encourage healthy discussions between the sororities and constantly strive for ways to improve Greek life on campus. Panhellenic works to strengthen the Greek community and support the endeavors of each chapter. The Wake Forest Panhellenic Council also organizes events throughout the year, such as the Breast Cancer Fashion Show and Circle of Sisterhood week, to cultivate sorority involvement and bring together all associated women for beneficial causes. | Emily Foster (VP-Membership) and Kate Bechtel (President)
3: Recruitment Team | Recruitment Team is comprised of current sorority members who have disaffiliated from their chapters during the Fall semester and recruitment in order to provide unbiased planning and support for everyone involved. This group of undergraduate women is committed to overseeing the recruitment process and share the responsibilities of planning a successful formal recruitment. This team is crucial to ensuring that each potential new member going through recruitment has the best experience possible. These women have worked hard to organize recruitment week and wish the best of luck to each and every potential new member. | Photo Credit: Betsy Mann
4: Recruitment Rules and Regulations | Winter Break DOs and DON'Ts: DO NOT discuss recruitment or sorority organizations with any active members. DO NOT engage in communication with active members unless it is essential. This includes social media communication (i.e. "liking" or commenting on a post belonging to an active member). DO NOT exchange any gifts with any active members as this is against the rules and can be viewed as a form of bribery. DO plan your outfits ahead of time! Get excited for recruitment and the opportunity to get to know the sororities and what they have to offer! | 1. You must attend all recruitment events on the first day of formal recruitment. 2. After the first day, you must attend the maximum number of recruitment events to which you have been invited. 3. Absences from formal recruitment events due to work or prior personal commitments are permitted and must be submitted to the Recruitment Team prior to the start of formal recruitment. Chapters are encouraged to take the reason for absence into account when making selections. | Attendance Policy:
5: Learn the Lingo | Active - an initiated sorority member who is currently in college Alumna - an initiated sorority member who is no longer an active member in a college chapter Bid - a formal invitation to a fraternity or sorority Continuous Open Bidding - the period in which a sorority not meeting quota can offer bids Formal Recruitment - a designated time period in which sororities hold events in order to recruit new members into their organization Legacy - a PNM whose mother or sister is an alumna of, or an active member, in a certain sorority | National Panhellenic Conference - provides guidance and support for the 26 sorority organizations that make up the conference *WFU has 7 NPC affiliated sororities Philanthropy - a national or local sorority that a sorority chooses to support with its time and monetary donations Potential New Member (PNM) - any woman who is eligible to participate in the recruitment process Quota - the number of new members a sorority can accept during the recruitment process Recommendations - a letter from an alumna or active member recommending a potential new member for membership into their respective sorority Snap Bids - a procedure used at the end of bid matching to assist sororities in meeting quota
6: Recruitment Advice | What to bring | You will not be permitted to take a bag into the events, but it is always smart to pack an emergency bag to leave outside of the events. You might want to include: - a brush - extra bobby pins - deodorant - mints | Get to know a few girls in each sorority before Recruitment so you'll see a familiar face and form your own opinions about each sorority. Just because someone said it, does not mean it is true. If you have any questions feel free to talk to your Gamma Rho Chis or a member of Recruitment Team. | You never know who may be listening or what kind of ties someone might have with a certain sorority. Always be respectful of others and their opinions. | Most Importantly Be yourself because that is the only true way you can find the right sorority for you! | Do not believe everything you hear | Be careful with what you say about the sororities
7: What to Expect as a New Member | Active Participation As a member you will be required to attend meetings and events. This includes a weekly chapter meeting with all of the sorority's active members. Philanthropy Events Each sorority hosts events and fundraisers each year to benefit their local and national philanthropies. This brings together not only the sorority, but Greek life as a whole. Dues Members will be required to pay dues each semester. Most sororities have payment plans and scholarships to help with the financial responsibility. | New Member Education The first 4-6 weeks after recruitment is dedicated to New Member Education. The purpose of this time is to allow the new members to get comfortable with their new sisters and also learn about the history of their chapter. This will all take place before they are initiated as official members. New member education can include programs like pledge class retreats, weekly meetings, and events designed to unite the new pledge class. | Average Dues Per Semester: $482 New Member Dues are oftentimes slightly higher than the average, but will decrease as membership continues.
8: Recruitment Week at a Glance | Day One | During the first day of recruitment you will visit all eight sororities with your Gamma Rho Chi group. Each event is only 30 minutes long, so the day moves quickly. You will be greeted at the door by members singing songs as you are welcomed into the event. Relax and be yourself! The week will be over before you know it. | You will receive a t-shirt at the PNM Assembly to wear during Day One. Wear nice jeans and comfortable, cute shoes. | Tip: Day One is the longest day of recruitment and you will be walking a lot. Wear comfortable shoes to avoid blisters!
9: Day Two | Day Two marks the first round of invitation-only events. During Day Two, you will have the opportunity to visit a maximum of six sororities for 40 minutes each. Each sorority will showcase their philanthropy through a short video and speech. This will give you a glimpse of the charitable efforts of each organization, as well as what philanthropic events they hold on campus! | Wear a nice pair of nice jeans, a cute top or sweater, and boots or a comfortable pair of flats. | Tip: You may be seated on the floor to watch each video, so wearing a nice pair of pants or jeans is ideal! | Outfit Picture Provided by:
10: Day Three | Recruitment Week at a Glance | The events on Day Three are more informative and allow you to have longer conversations with the sorority women. You may visit a maximum of four sororities for an hour each. A video will also be shown on Day Three at each event so you can further get an idea of the sisterhood activities, philanthropies, and other occasions that are unique to the sorority. | Wear a skirt or casual dress, and booties or wedges for Day Three. | Tip: On this day you learn even more about what each chapter is involved in on campus. Think about what you are interested in and whether this chapter could help you reach your goals.
11: Preference Night | On this night, you can attend a maximum of two Preference events. This is the night to really focus on what you want to gain out of joining a sorority. An invitation to a Preference Night event means the sorority is very interested in asking you to become a member. After participating in a ceremony, you will have the opportunity to have one last conversation with an active member of that sorority. After the last event, you will walk silently to Wait Chapel to sign your Preference card. | Wear a nice dress and heels or wedges. This outfit should be one that you would wear to a formal event, such as a wedding. | Tip: Look around the room at each Preference event. Many of these PNMs could be your pledge sisters, so make sure you feel comfortable. | O
12: Bid Day | Recruitment Week at a Glance | Recruitment week ends with Bid Day. PNMs will gather in Benson to open their bid cards and run with their new sorority sisters to their lounge. Tip: This is a very exciting and long day. Be sure to get a good night's sleep, as all chapters have exciting activities planned in the afternoon and evening. | Wear: A t-shirt, jeans, and comfortable shoes. When you get your bid, you will run with your new sisters to your sorority's lounge! There, you will receive a Bid Day t-shirt to put on for pictures.
13: Recruitment Q&A | Do I need to go to all of the events listed in the recruitment schedule? Yes! You should be present at all the events. This is not only mandatory, but will be beneficial to you in the selection process of your top sororities at the end of each day of recruitment. Will all participants receive a bid from a sorority at the end of recruitment? The recruitment process is based on mutual selection and because of this, there are many different outcomes that can occur. There is no guarantee that a participant will receive a bid. It is possible to go through recruitment and not pledge a sorority. However, we had an 89% placement rating for last year's formal recruitment! | What if I only want to join one particular sorority? Going into recruitment with this state of mind really limits your options to have a successful recruitment and can lead to disappointment. We encourage you to go in with an open mind. Do not let stereotypes and others' opinions influence your decision. This process is about finding where YOU belong, so do not rely on others to help you with that decision. If I participate in the recruitment process, am I obligated to join a sorority? No. Participants of the recruitment process are not obligated to join a sorority. This process is made to allow women interested in sorority membership the chance to explore Greek life for themselves and see if it is a right fit.
14: ALPHA DELTA PI
15: NOTES | Day One | Day Two | Pref Night | Day Three | Fast Facts | Nickname: ADPi National Founding: 1851 WFU Charter: 2009 Chapter Name: Eta Upsilon Symbol: Diamond Flower: Woodland Violet | Philanthropy: Ronald McDonald House Charities Colors: Azure Blue and White Motto: "We live for each other" Required GPA: 2.6 for PNM's, 2.8 for Actives New member dues: $780 Active member dues: $365 | President: Lauren Voltz Recruitment Chair: Caroline Baisier
16: CHI OMEGA
17: Day One | NOTES | Day Two | Day Three | Pref Night | Nickname: Chi Omega National Founding: 1895 WFU Charter: 1994 Chapter Name: Zeta Lambda Mascot: Owl Flower: Carnation | Philanthropy: Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund and Make-A-Wish Colors: Cardinal and Straw Required GPA: 2.8 for PNM's & Actives | Fast Facts | President: Evelyn Hobbs Recruitment Chair: Lindsay Sheehan | Freshmen Dues: Approximately $550. $200 of that is a one time fee Member Dues: $300 Available Scholarship: Mia and Julie Scholarship- $700 a piece and scholarships available through the Chi Omega Foundation
18: DELTA DELTA DELTA
19: Day Three | Pref Night | Day One | NOTES | Day Two | Fast Facts | Philanthropy: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Colors: Silver, Gold, and Cerulean Blue Motto: "Let us steadfastly love one another" Required GPA: 2.55 for PNM's & Actives New Member Dues: $707 Active Dues: $395 | Nickname: Tri Delt National Founding: 1888 WFU Charter: 1988 Chapter Name: Gamma Kappa Mascot: Dolphin Flower: Pansy | President: Kate Lorenz Recruitment Chair: Emily Lair
20: DELTA ZETA
21: Day Three | Pref Night | Day One | NOTES | Day Two | Colors: Rose and Green Motto: Friendship. Love. Support. Sisterhood. Required GPA: 2.7 for PNM's & Actives Average New Member Dues: $600 Average Member Dues: $400 Scholarships available! | Fast Facts | Nickname: DZ National Founding: 1902 WFU Charter: 2004 Chapter Name: Pi Delta Symbol: Roman Lamp Flower: Pink Killarney Rose | President: Krissy McGrory Recruitment Chair: Caroline Bennett | Philanthropy: The Painted Turtle and the Starkey Hearing Foundation
22: KAPPA ALPHA THETA
23: Day Three | Pref Night | Day One | NOTES | Day Two | Fast Facts | Philanthropy: Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) Colors: Black and Gold Motto: Leading Women | Nickname: Theta National Founding: 1870 WFU Charter: 2013 Chapter Name: Zeta Omicron Symbol: Kite Flower: Black and Gold Pansy | President: Julia Clarke Recruitment Chair:Megan Griffin | Required GPA: 2.75 for PNM's & Actives First Semester Dues (average): $590 Average Dues Subsequent Semesters: $355
24: KAPPA BETA GAMMA
25: Day Three | Pref Night | Day One | NOTES | Day Two | Fast Facts | Philanthropy: Special Olympics and the Nya Nya Project Colors: Blue and Gold Motto: Character, Culture, Courage Required GPA: 2.5 for PNM's & Actives Dues First Semester: $600 Average Dues after First Semester: $300 | Nickname: Beta National Founding: 1917 WFU Charter: 2010 Chapter Name: Sigma Symbol: Star Flower: Forget-Me-Not | President: Julia Boog Recruitment Chairs: Ruby Aresty & Taylor McCann
26: KAPPA DELTA
27: Day Two | Day One | Day Three | Pref Night | NOTES | Philanthropy: Girl Scouts of the USA, Prevent Child Abuse America, Orthopedic Research Awards, Children's Hospital of Richmond, VA | Fast Facts | Nickname: KD National Founding: 1897 WFU Charter: 1993 Chapter Name: Zeta Omicron Mascot: Teddy Bear Flower: White Rose | President: Jacklyn Kapinos Recruitment Chair: Elizabeth Coogan | Motto: Ta Kala Diokomen - "Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful, and highest" | First Semester fee: $632.20 Fall for initiated sisters: $349.48 Spring for initiated sisters: $272.43 | Colors: Green and White Required GPA: 2.5 for PNM's & Actives
28: KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA
29: Day Three | Day One | NOTES | Pref Night | Day Two | Fast Facts | Philanthropy: Brenner Children's Hospital, Reading is Fundamental, and the Kappa Foundation | Nickname: Kappa National Founding: 1870 WFU Charter: 1993 Chapter Name: Zeta Psi Symbol: Key Flower: Iris | President: Maddie Wiley Recruitment Chairs: Kate Forrest & Sabina Davis | Colors: Light Blue and Dark Blue Motto: Aspire to be Required GPA: 2.67 for PNM's & Actives