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Dear New LSU Students:
Congratulations on your decision to attend Louisiana State University! As you prepare to begin a
new chapter in your life, we want to encourage you to consider participating in fraternity or
sorority recruitment. Our Greek community is experiencing an extraordinary period of growth
and continues to be a strong and vibrant component of the larger LSU community.
The LSU Greek community is proud of its history and equally excited about the future. Hazing
and inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by LSU, and today’s college student may experience
Greek life for reasons that it is intended, not the stereotypical organizations portrayed on
television. Our fraternities and sororities are looking for men and women who will contribute to
their organization, the campus, and the community. It is a balance of scholarship, service, social,
and sisterhood/brotherhood. As Greek life prepares young adults for life, membership is an
investment in your future.
If you choose to participate in recruitment, you will learn more about the leadership and service
opportunities of the organization, on campus, or within the inter/national organization. Many of
the leadership positions on campus are held by Greeks.
Fraternity and sorority members at LSU donated over $250,000.00 to charitable organizations last
year and participated in over 50,000 hours of community service. In celebration of Greek Week,
the LSU Greek community raised over $160,000 and built two houses for Habitat for Humanity.
Giving back to the community is a rewarding experience that all Greeks value.
National Pan-Hellenic (historically African-American organizations) offers membership to
students during their sophomore year.
For additional information on NPHC fraternities and sororities, and other valuable information,
visit our web site at
We invite you to participate in the recruitment process. Being a member of a fraternity or sorority
will make your years at LSU more enjoyable. We look forward to meeting you in August.
The Executive Boards of the
Panhellenic Council
Interfraternity Council
National Pan-Hellenic Council
Advised by Greek Life
LSU Student Union, Room 472
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
225.578.2171 [phone]
225.578.2450 [fax]
Table of
letter to parents
the recruitment/intake process
brotherhood & sisterhood
greek honorary organizations
traditional greek activities
greek glossary
greek houses map
sorority recruitment process
registration details
letters of recommendation
sorority recruitment schedule
what to wear
fraternity recruitment process
fraternity recruitment schedule
what to wear
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An Important Component
Dear Parents:
The college experience is a major transition and an exciting time in your student’s life. This new
time brings opportunities, challenges, and rewards. Participating in recruitment and intake is a great
way to meet new friends. Greek organizations are the largest and most visible values-based
organizations on a college campus. Celebrating 143 years, Greek life remains an integral part of
Louisiana State University. More than 3,700 students are Greek, 17% of the student body, and make
up the 40 Greek organizations. Involvement on campus and the Baton Rouge community, personal
growth, leadership development opportunities, and life-long friendships, make Greek life one of the
most memorable aspects of a student’s experience at LSU.
Academic support and assistance is a priority. The all-sorority and all-fraternity academic average as
well as the Greek five year graduation rate continue to remain higher than non-Greek students.
The Panhellenic Council, the Interfraternity Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council as well
as the Greek Board of Directors co-sponsor speakers addressing the topics of hazing, drug and
alcohol education. Annual programs include EMPOWER, the underclassman leadership retreat and
the January Officers’ Training workshop fostering the individual and leadership development of
chapter members and officers. Chapter president, advisor and house corporation meetings and
gatherings provide sharing and networking exchanges. Each opportunity is designed with one thing
in mind, maintaining a strong, healthy, and vibrant Greek community.
In only its sixth year, the Greek Board of Directors coordinated fundraising efforts of the 40 chapters
and raised more than $160,000 through an all-Greek Community letter writing campaign. The
students, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity, built two homes for a Baton Rouge family in 8
days in celebration of Greek Week. In addition, Greeks donate over $250,000 collectively to
charitable organizations and contributed over 50,000 hours of community service on the average
The Greek Excellence Fund, through the LSU Foundation, will ensure Greek life at LSU will
remain strong and important. Leadership training and development will entrust that students are
afforded the best possible experience to lead their respective organizations as well as the
community as a whole.
The mission of Greek Life at Louisiana State University is to assist the Greek Community of
Louisiana State University to become a healthy, living/learning community based on institution and
fraternal values demonstrating leadership and peer accountability.
Louisiana State University and the Greek community expects our organizations to live their values by
focusing on building brotherhood/sisterhood through character enhancement, leadership
development, and academic development, academic achievement, commitment to service, life-long
friendship and social experiences.
Greek organizations support and enhance the mission of LSU. As a subset of the campus community,
the Greek community collaborates with the host institution addressing alcohol misuse and hazing.
We expect personal responsibility from members of our community and accountability through self
Greek Life, working with chapter advisors and collegiate leadership are resources to assist Greek
students during their time at LSU.
The Greek Life Staff
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Intake process
Greek Alphabet
All fraternities and sororities at LSU are inter/nationally based. That means they
are part of a larger inter/national organization. These organizations nationally, as
well as locally are private, single-sex organizations and are recognized by
Louisiana State University as such. Although the mechanics of the recruitment
process are coordinated by the Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council and
the National Pan-Hellenic Council, the membership selection practices and
procedures are determined by each respective fraternity and sorority. The
respective councils or the University may not interfere with membership
selection processes per this status.
〈 · ALPHA · [al-fah]
〉 · BETA · [bay-tah]
⌫ · GAMMA · [gam-ah]
⌬ · DELTA · [del-tah]
⌭ · EPSILON · [ep-si -lon]
⌮ · ZETA · [zay-tah]
⌯ · ETA · [ay-tah]
Approximately 75-80% of the students who participate in the recruitment process
are selected each year. The process of sorority and fraternity recruitment is
referred to as a mutual selection process. There are no guarantees for
membership in the mutual selection process. For women, the average GPA
considered is above a 2.8. Academic performance in high school or college, if a
sophomore, is an important membership criteria.
⌰ · THETA · [thay-tah]
It is also important to note that receiving a bid from an IFC fraternity does not
guarantee initiation. The new member/pledge period, usually 6-10 weeks for
fraternities, also includes the period of getting to know the new members. It is
possible that a new member/pledge could be asked to relinquish his membership
if the fraternity so desires.
⌴ · MU · [mew]
Membership selection into the NPHC chapters is referred to as the “intake”
process. Intake has replaced pledging and has three important components: the
pre-initiation orientation, the initiation ceremony, and an in-depth education
program that follows initiation. Each NPHC member organization has its own
specific intake process that may vary in time, content and expense. Alumni(ae)
advisors supervise the intake procedures and are present at all activities.
Fraternity and sorority membership is a serious life-time commitment. It is based
on membership responsibilities to include financial, participation, and standards
of behavior and commitment. The benefits include a support group of “likeminded” individuals that will serve as a family, a home away from home,
leadership opportunities, a personal development laboratory, and a group of lifelong friends.
⌱ · IOTA · [eye-o-tah]
⌲ · KAPPA · [cap-ah]
⌳ · LAMBDA · [lam-duh]
⌵ · NU · [new]
⌶ · XI · [zeye]
⌷ · OMICRON · [ohm-e-cron]
⌸ · PI · [pie]
⌹ · RHO · [row]
⌺ · SIGMA · [sig-mah]
⌻ · TAU · [taw]
⌼ · UPSILON · [up-si-lon]
⌽ · PHI · [fie]
⌾ · CHI · [ki]
⌿ · PSI · [sigh]
⍀ · OMEGA · [o-mega]
One of those decisions is whether or not you’ll
participate in fraternity or sorority recruitment or
intake at LSU.
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Take a Closer Look
Brotherhood & Sisterhood
One of the most important aspects of joining a fraternity
or sorority is the bond of brotherhood and sisterhood.
There is a sense of unity and friendship among
members of each chapter, as well as a feeling of Greek
unity on campus.
The recruitment process introduces students to
individuals who come together to share common
interests and form a cohesive group. It is often said,
“Friendships developed in college will last a lifetime.”
Members meet people from different backgrounds,
parts of the country, and the world.
Greek life is an experience that one never forgets.
Students find that members of the chapter will have
similar goals, values, and ideals. Having these things in
common with the organization provides a sense of
acceptance and belonging — a home away from home.
Brothers and sisters will be there to share the college
experience, but will also stay close for years to come.
Living and Dining in Chapter Houses
All students living on-campus must have an LSU meal plan. Housed sororities and
fraternities offer new members the opportunity to eat meals at the house. Each
new member is responsible for completing the proper paperwork provided by the
LSU Tiger Card Office within 2 weeks of school indicating their desire to alter
their original LSU meal plan to eat at the fraternity or sorority house. The
procedure will be communicated at the New Member Symposium where the
paperwork will be provided. Failure to submit the required paperwork in the
allotted time will result in the student maintaining the original plan with LSU.
Once a student alters their meal plan, he/she is committed to that meal plan for
the academic year. They may not alter it again. They will automatically be billed on
their fee bill for the spring semester based on the plan that they finally agreed to.
The opportunity to eat meals together often fosters a closer bond to the
brothers/sisters. It is important to note that a fraternity/sorority may not require a
new member to eat all meals at the house, unless this expectation is
communicated during the recruitment process. Guidelines for living in a fraternity
or sorority house varies from chapter to chapter. First semester freshmen may not
live in the house.
In addition to financial responsibilities, being a member of a Greek organization
typically requires at least one meeting per week, usually Monday, Tuesday, or
Wednesday evenings. Participation in community service, the organization’s
philanthropy, another campus organization as well as behavior standards.
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main guiding
of the fraternity
and sorority
Scholarship Facts
Fall 2009
The purpose of college is to achieve an education and Greek
organizations are committed to their fraternity and sorority values
of academic achievement. Providing an atmosphere in which each
member can achieve academic self-respect and self-responsibility
is of utmost importance. Many chapters assist new members in
developing good study habits and time management skills, making
the adjustment to college easier. Fraternity and sorority members
are represented in various academic honor societies on campus
including Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi
Beta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, Gamma Beta
Phi, Order of Omega, and Rho Lambda.
Overall Undergraduate
Women’s GPA:
Whereas the Panhellenic Council may not establish a grade point
average to participate in sorority recruitment, PHC sororities make
membership selection decisions on high school/ college GPA.
Typically, but not always, sororities require at least 2.8 high school
GPA and a 2.5 college GPA. There are exceptions, but they are rare.
Overall Greek
Women’s GPA:
NPHC fraternities and sororities require at least 15 hours of
completed class work and a 2.5 GPA.
[Based on Fall 2009 Grades]
Alpha Gamma Rho
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Chi Omega
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Gamma
Delta Zeta
Kappa Alpha Order
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Delta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Kappa Sigma
Lambda Chi Alpha
Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Mu
Pi Beta Phi
Phi Delta Theta
Pi Kappa Alpha
Pi Kappa Phi
Sigma Chi
Sigma Nu
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Theta Xi
Zeta Tau Alpha
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Undergraduate Men’s
Overall Greek
Men’s GPA:
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This past year members of the fraternities and sororities at
LSU raised over $160,000.00 to build two Habitat for
Humanity houses for local Baton Rouge families. Nearly half
of the Greek community participated in the fund-raising
portion of the event and over 900 members participated in
the actual building of the house during Greek Week, the
eight day blitz build.
LSU Greeks are known for their commitment to
philanthropy and community service. Fraternity and sorority
members contribute thousands of hours each semester to
philanthropies and community service projects. The Baton
Rouge community frequently benefits from the generosity of
LSU Greeks.
Through annual fund-raising and hands-on service,
thousands of dollars have been raised and numerous hours
of volunteer time have been recorded. During the 2009
school year, Greeks donated over $250,000 and performed
nearly 50,000 hours of community service.
Alzheimer’s Association
Cerebral Palsy Research
LSU Child Care Center
Progress Elementary
American Diabetes Association
Christian Children’s Fund
LSU Oaks Foundation
PUSH America
American Red Cross
Children’s Miracle Network
LSU Swine Palace
Race for the Cure
LSU Glorify the Gates
Salvation Army
Diabetes of America
Magnolia Mound Plantation
Service for Sight
Dream Day Foundation
Make-a-Wish Foundation
Shiloh Baptist Church
Earl K. Long Blood Bank
March of Dimes
Sickle Cell Foundation
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer
St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Association of Retarded Citizens Dalrymple Drive Clean-Up
American Foundation for AIDS
Adopt a Family
Adopt an Angel
Baton Rouge Food Bank
Habitat for Humanity
Baton Rouge Woman’s Hospital
Bishop Ott Shelter
LA School for the Visually
New York Firefighters
Ollie Steele Burden
LA Public Broadcasting
Cancer Service of Baton Rouge
Camp Discover
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Our Lady of the Lake
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Louisiana State University
Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana
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Susen G. Komen Breast Cancer
Texas Children’s Hospital
United Way Services
United Way
University Methodist Church
Nationally, fraternities and sororities are the:
Largest and most visible values-based organizations on campus
Most successful leadership development program for college students
network of volunteers in the US, completing/ providing for per Largest
forming 10 million hours of volunteer services a year: own and manage
$3 billion in student housing
House 250,000 students in 8,000 facilities
9 million members total
750,000 undergraduate members
12,000 chapters
Located on 800 campuses in USA and Canada
Leadership LSU
Class of 2010
Leslie Bass
PaShel Carriere
Terrell Carter
Emily Chambers
Ben Clark
Kristin Davis
Lauren Ellerman
The Power of
Since 1910:
Chantelle George
Elizabeth Lagarde
Mimie Laurant
85% of Justices are Greek
76% of U.S. Senators are Greek
85% of Fortune 500 Key Executives are Greek
All but 2 presidents since 1825 have been Greek
Xaviera Leon
Both women elected to U.S. Supreme Court are Sorority women
Rebecca Scioneaux
Noah Lirette
Chasity Popillion
Joey Prechter
63% of U.S. Cabinet members since 1900 are Greek
68% of doctors and 72% of lawyers nationally belong to a Fraternity or Sorority
70% of U.S. Congressmen are Greek
With all of the influence, leadership, and power in these statistics, only 2% of the population are
members of Greek organizations.
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Order of Omega is the leadership, scholarship honorary organization for Greek
members. The purpose of The Order of Omega is threefold:
First, to recognize students who have
attained a high standard of leadership in
inter-Greek activities, to encourage them
to continue along this line, and to inspire
others to strive for similar conspicuous
Second, to bring together the most
representative fraternity and sorority
members, and to create an organization
which will help mold the sentiment of the
institution on questions of local and
intercollegiate affairs.
Third, to bring together members of the faculty, alumni, and student members of
the institution’s fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest,
understanding, and cooperation.
Rho Lambda is the Panhellenic leadership organization. The purpose of this
organization is to honor those women within the Greek community who have been
outstanding in the display of demonstrated leadership, ability, and loyalty to the
Greek community and their sorority.
Fraternities and sororities have been a part of
the rich history of LSU for over 143 years.
Traditionally, we have challenged students to
achieve ever greater heights intellectually,
personally, and socially.
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Greek Activities
The Greek Board of Directors serves as a coordinating board of important all-Greek activities. They coordinate
EMPOWER, Greek Week, and Songfest.
EMPOWER is an all-Greek leadership
development weekend experience. Coordinated
and staffed by upperclassmen, Greek leaders
working with professional staff from Greek Life,
participants work in teams developing both
leadership and personal skills.
celebrated by raising
$160,000 and building a
home for a family through
the Habitat for Humanity
Being a member of the
Greek community unites
students in a special
way. Working, playing,
learning, and serving
SONGFEST is an 89
year old tradition.
Fraternity and sorority
chapters pair up and
create a theatrical dance
and music performance
and entertain the Greek,
LSU, and Baton Rouge
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together provides
members unique lifetime opportunities.
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ACTIVE: an undergraduate who has
been initiated into life-long
IFC: Interfraternity Council- the
governing body of the fraternity
ALUMNI: Greek members who are
college graduates.
INTAKE: the period of training before
initiation when NPHC new members
learn the history and traditions of the
ALUMNA: a sorority member who is
no longer in college; plural is alumnae.
CITY PANHELLENIC: the cooperative
community organization of alumnae
members of NPC sororities.
BID: an invitation to a potential
member to join a sorority or fraternity.
No bid (written or oral) may be
extended during formal recruitment
except through
Panhellenic/Interfraternity Council-a
bid issued in any other manner is not
binding and is considered illegal.
BID LIST: used in bid matching to
coordinate sorority and fraternity and
potential member preferences.
CALL: a yell used mostly by NPHC
organizations. Used to identify and
greet brothers and sisters.
CHAPTER: the name applied to the
local organization of a national
fraternity or sorority.
cooperative campus organization of
collegiate members of NPC sororities.
called informal recruitment; a time,
other than formal recruitment, when
bids may be extended and accepted.
EVENT/ROUND: a structured
recruitment event, usually repeated
several times during formal
EXCHANGE: a social activity involving
two or more Greek organizations.
designated membership recruitment
time period during which a series of
organized activities are held by each
sorority, fraternity, or governed by
FRAT: NPHC term used to refer to
one’s fraternity or a fraternity brother.
prospective members to receive
information about and meet members
of an NPHC organization.
INITIATION: a ritual ceremony
through which new members learn the
full meaning of their Greek
LEGACY: usually a potential member
who is the sibling, child, or grandchild
of an active member or an alumni of a
Greek organization.
LINE: (also referred to as “Ship”): a
group of new members in a specific
NPHC chapter, in a specific semester.
right of each sorority and fraternity to
select their own members.
NEOPHYTE: New member of an
NPHC organization; also called a “Neo”.
student who has accepted the bid or
invitation for membership of a Greek
organization but has not been initiated.
NIC: North-American Interfraternity
Conference- a national confederation
of 64 men’s fraternities.
PREFERENCE: the final round of
formal recruitment events.
PROBATE SHOW: event where newly
initiated members of an NPHC group
perform step routines and reveal
themselves to the public after their
intake period.
PROPHYTE: An older member of an
NPHC organization.
QUOTA: the number of women each
NPC sorority may pledge during formal
recruitment (number varies each year).
RECOMMENDATION: a letter written
by alumnae members of sororities
recommending a potential member for
collegiate Panhellenic representative
who is not in contact with her own
chapter during recruitment and is
available to guide potential new
members through the recruitment
process, also called Gamma Chi.
REGRET: declining an NPC invitation
by a potential new member.
RELEASE: The term used by a PM to
not accept an invitation by a sorority or
by the sorority when a PM has not been
invited. Being “released” completely
from recruitment ideally means a PM
no longer has invitations to sorority
RHO ALPHA: IFC undergraduate
Recruitment Advisor for male potential
new members.
NPC: National Panhellenic
Conference- the conference body of the
26 women’s sororities established in
1902 to support the collegiate and
alumnae chapters of the NPC member
SILENCE: the period of time during
the formal recruitment process when
there is no communication between
NPC potential members and sorority
NPHC: National Pan-Hellenic Councilthe national governing body for the
nine historically African-American
sororities and fraternities.
PREFERENCE: when a potential
member only lists one NPC sorority on
her preference card when she has
several options.
who is interested in becoming a
member of a Greek organization and
has registered for the formal
recruitment process.
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SOROR: NPHC term referring to one’s
sorority sister.
of NPHC organizations where routines
are performed.
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The PHC Sorority
Recruitment Process
The Panhellenic Council is the
governing body of twelve sororities on
campus and also plan the formal
recruitment process. Ten of the twelve
sororities participate in fall formal
recruitment. Sigma Alpha and Sigma
Lambda Gamma conduct their own
respective recruitments. The
Panhellenic executive council,
Recruitment Executive Board, and the
Greek Recruitment counselors
(Gamma Chi) compose the recruitment
team. The recruitment team ensures
that potential members have a positive
experience during the process.
From the start of formal recruitment,
potential members (PMs) are part of a
small group of fellow potential
members and assigned a Gamma Chi
(recruitment counselor). She is a
member of a sorority, but during
recruitment she is working for the
Panhellenic Council. Each Gamma Chi
has promised not to reveal her sorority
affiliation; therefore, she can give
unbiased advice and reduce the
pressure a PM might feel if she knew
which sorority the Gamma Chi belongs.
The Gamma Chi’s affiliation with her
sorority during recruitment is
Gamma Chis will explain the
recruitment process, answer questions
potential members have, and help with
problems that may arise. Potential
members have daily meetings with
their Gamma Chi to review the day’s
activities and to receive additional
information. The daily meetings are
very important, and attendance is
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Kathryn Nick
Alex Stiles
Anna Glynn
VP of Administration
VP of Recruitment
Kathryn Baker
Emmy Gill
Katie Newcomb
VP of Recruitment Personnel
VP of Accountability
Director of Rec. Registrations
Lauren DeRoche
Stephanie Stanley
Alicia Zeringue
Director of Rec. Publications
Director of Rec. Counselors
Director of Operations
Lauren Stump
Colleen Flavin
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Registration Details
Complete the 2010 Louisiana State University Formal
Recruitment Application on-line @
Please do not submit recommendations or pictures to
Panhellenic. The registration fee for students living off
campus is $125 and $250 for those living on-campus if
received by July 20, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. The additional $125.00
covers the cost of moving into your fall residence hall 5 days
prior to the official opening of Residence Halls. There is a
late fee of $100 if the application is received between July 21
and July 30, 2010. No applications will be accepted after July
30, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.
Sororities may or may not consider inviting excused absences.
PMs will communicate their schedule conflicts with the
Group Leader on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the convocation.
A legacy is usually defined as a granddaughter, daughter, or
sister of an initiated sorority member unless a national
organization recognizes additional relatives. Each chapter has
its own policies regarding legacies. Being a legacy of a chapter
does not ensure membership. Each potential member is
considered on an individual basis; a legacy is no more
obligated to join a particular sorority than the sorority is
obligated to pledge her. The potential member and the
sorority are looking for compatibility, not necessarily a family
connection to the group. Panhellenic has no policies regarding
legacies. Each sorority has their own policies regarding
legacies and Panhellenic has no input in individual sorority
membership decisions.
Recruitment Convocation
All women participating in recruitment must attend the
Recruitment Convocation at 4:00 p.m. on August 14, 2010 in
the Campbell Auditorium, Cox Communication Building.
University Housing
All women participating in recruitment, living in University
housing, are permitted to move into their assigned rooms on
Saturday, August 14 at 9:00 a.m. Check in at your assigned
building/residence hall and move belongings upon arrival.
What to Bring
Off-Campus Residences/On-Campus Parking
Off-Campus residents are women living in apartments,
condos, houses, or with their parents. Only women who are
scheduled to live in University housing may live in the
residence halls during recruitment. If living off campus, a PM
will need to provide their own transportation each day.
Usually, parking is available in the residence hall parking lots
of Miller and Herget Halls or across the small lake behind
Miller Hall, except for Thursday, August 19 due to congestion
for opening day of Residence Halls for all other students.
Don’t forget to bring all of your belongings for the fall semester. There is no break between recruitment and the
beginning of classes.
Umbrella (each day of recruitment)
Comfortable shoes and clothing
Spending money
Annual Sorority Financial Information
New Member fees: $1,710-$2,481. Including house fees, one
dinner at the chapter house, dues, national fees.
Initiated Member Not Living in the Sorority House:
$1,000-$1,876. Includes housing fees, one dinner at the
chapter house, dues, national fees.
Meals are not included in the registration fee. The LSU
Student Union food court will be open. The campus meal
plan is not effective until August 19, 2010.
Initiated Member Living in the Sorority House: $3,500$4,560. Includes housing fees, room and meals, dues,
national fees.
LSU Freshman/Transfer Orientation Sessions
Meal Plans by Semester for New Members and Initiated
Members Not Living in the Sorority House.
PMs should make every effort to attend a summer
orientation session. If circumstances prohibit and the PM
attends the August orientation, which occurs in the middle
of sorority recruitment, the absence will be communicated
as an “excused absence” to the sororities. Sororities reserve
the right to invite the PM to the next round of events. The
priority must be attending orientation and getting your
Lunch Only: Range $200.00-$375.00
Dinner Only: Range $240.00-$395.00.
Specific chapter costs will be included in Girl Talk and the
PM Journal upon registration.
*NOTE: These costs do not include additional assessments to include but not
limited to t-shirts, formal, etc.
Band, Cheerleaders, Golden Girls, Color Guards, and Athletes
Panhellenic makes every attempt to accommodate practice
schedules and will make every effort to schedule as many
recruitment events as possible, however, membership
decisions are usually made during recruitment events.
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Look for a Greek Life session during LSU Orientation sessions
this summer.
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Letters of
Recommendations (or references) are a formal contact from
an alumna to her sorority at LSU, which will give pertinent
information about a PM’s academics, activities, and character
to the respective collegiate chapter. The responsibility for
providing letters of recommendation for potential members
rests with the chapters (NPC guidelines). Although not
required, it is highly recommended that the PM secure at
least one recommendation for each of the sororities at LSU
by July 1, 2010. It helps foster the membership selection
process by seeking out sorority alumnae who can provide the
A potential member identifies at least one alumna from each
sorority at LSU and provides each alumna who is writing a
recommendation with 2 pictures, a copy of their transcript, if
possible, and activity sheet or résumé no later than May 30,
2010, or as soon as possible. Choose 2 different photographs
of yourself that will make a good first impression. Where
applicable, register with or notify your city or alumnae
Panhellenic that you are participating in recruitment at LSU,
they usually will assist in obtaining recommendations.
It is beneficial to have someone whom the PM knows write
the recommendation. Begin to inquire about and contact
people who are members of sororities — teachers, coaches,
family members, neighbors, family friends, etc. They do not
have to be from LSU, just members of the 10 sororities
participating at LSU. Let them know that you are
participating in recruitment and that you would appreciate
them writing a recommendation. Share the provided
addresses in the box on the right with them in order to send
the recommendation, your photos, and résumé directly to
the sorority.
It is important to acknowledge someone who writes a
recommendation with a thank you note. The Panhellenic
Council does not monitor or track individual sorority
recommendations. They are two separate processes.
Very often, women may not know of anyone in the area who is
a sorority member. In this situation, the PM may contact the
national headquarters’ web site to inquire about the local
person from their organization who coordinates
recommendations for them. Be proactive and start early. See for more information on recommendations.
Registration and
Pledging for Sorority Recruitment
Meet all registration deadlines for recruitment. There are no
exceptions for late applications. Panhellenic will verify
academic records with the University Registrar’s Office as
most high schools no longer provide hard copies of
transcripts. PMs taking summer school classes may send
additional grade information to Panhellenic who will share it
with the sororities. PMs will receive a confirmation e-mail
and a copy of the Girl Talk magazine as soon as the
registration application process is complete. If this has not
happened, a PM is NOT registered. The processing of
applications begins June 1, 2010.
Signing the Preference Card
At preference, or the last round of events is complete, a PM
will be asked to sign a preference card on which she will list
the sororities she is interested in for membership based on
the sororities she visited with during preference party. It is
advisable to list as many sororities as are permitted to list in
case she does not receive her first choice. However, if she
truly does not wish to be a member of a particular sorority,
then do not list it. It is not recommended that she attempt a
single intentional preference, which is placing only one
sorority on the preference card, by choice. This dramatically
increases the likelihood that she will receive no invitation to
join a sorority. However, if she only attend one preference
party, it is OK to list only one sorority on the preference card.
On bid day, she will be offered only one invitation, which she
may accept or regret. Regardless of the decision, this is a one
year binding agreement which prohibits a potential member
from pledging another NPC sorority for one calendar year.
In some unfortunate cases, women are not extended bids
from any sorority.
Mailing and Web Addresses
Chi Omega
P.O. Box 25109
Baton Rouge, LA 70894
Delta Delta Delta
P.O. Box 25105
Baton Rouge, LA 70894
Delta Gamma
P.O. Box 25108
Baton Rouge, LA 70894
Delta Zeta
P.O. Box 25117
Baton Rouge, LA 70894
Kappa Alpha Theta
P.O. Box 25112
Baton Rouge, LA 70894
Kappa Delta
P.O. Box 25107
Baton Rouge, LA 70894
Kappa Kappa Gamma
P.O. Box 25104
Baton Rouge, LA 70894
Phi Mu
P.O. Box 25111
Baton Rouge, LA 70894
Pi Beta Phi
P.O. Box 25110
Baton Rouge, LA 70894
Zeta Tau Alpha
P.O. Box 25102
Baton Rouge, LA 70894
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Recruitment Schedule
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Sorority Recruitment begins.
Potential members may move in from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 noon in their fall semester assigned residence hall.
2:00 p.m. Parent Information Session
4:00 p.m. Potential members convocation (Mandatory)
All events in the Cox Communication Building
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Group Meetings with the potential members or Gamma Chi (recruitment counselor)
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Round 1
2:30 p.m. Potential members meet their Gamma Chi group
Parties begin at 3:00 p.m. and end at 7:40 p.m.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Continuation of Round 1
Parties run from 1:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m., followed by Gamma Chi group meetings at 4:50 p.m.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Round 2
Round 2, also known as philanthropy, consists of a maximum of seven parties. All potential members will be provided with
the official round 2 t-shirt. At 2:30 p.m. receive invitations. Parties will follow immediately at 3:00 p.m. and last until 7:45
p.m. Gamma Chi group meetings begin at 7:50 p.m.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Continuation of Round 2
Begins at 9:30 a.m. and lasts until 12:15 p.m. Gamma Chi group meetings begin at 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Round 3
Round 3 lasts from 10:30 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. Gamma Chi group meetings begin at 6:50 p.m. There is a lunch break from
12:45-2:00 p.m. Lunch is provided.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Final day of parties known as Preference Party
This round will consist of a maximum of 3 parties. Parties begin at 6:00 p.m. Potential members sign their preference cards
after their last party and have until 11:00 p.m. depending on how many parties they attend.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Bid Day begins at 4:00 p.m.
All potential members will gather in the Noland/Labord Hall of the Lod Cook Alumni Center where the final convocation
will be held and bids will be distributed. Following bid distribution, new members will be taken to their sorority house
where there are fun festivities planned for the remainder of the night.
Final event times and places for August 14-21, 2010 will be printed in the Potential Member Journal received on Saturday, August 14 at
group meetings as well as on the website July 1, 2010. For questions, please contact us at: [email protected]
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What to
2 days, visit all 10 sororities, 30 minute parties
What to wear: A casual sundress or a nice skirt and
top with flats or sandals and conservative jewelry
Do’s: A comfortable outfit head to toe (walking for
two long days)
Don’ts: Heels or anything revealing
2 days, visit up to 7 sororities, 45 minute parties
What to wear: The Panhellenic Recruitment T-shirt
(provided). Shorts, a skirt, or capris are
Do’s: Comfortable flats, sandals, or cute tennis
shoes and simple jewelry
Don’ts: Very short shorts or skirts, cutoffs, athletic
shorts, or athletic shoes
You will be in a lot of
pictures with your new
sisters, so be prepared to
What to wear: There is no
specific dress for the day.
Most PNMs wear shorts and
a t-shirt. Once a PNM
receives her bid, she will
receive a jersey from her
new sorority. Flip flops and
sandals are appropriate,
tennis shoes may be more
Do’s: sports bra, change of
clothes if you desire
1 day, visit up to 5 sororities, 1 hour parties
What to wear: Skit round is more formal than
Icewater. PNMs should wear a nice dress or a
dressy skirt and top. Comfortable heels or other
appropriate shoes should be worn
Do’s: Dressier than Icewater but not as dressy as
Don’ts: Casual sundresses or anything revealing
1 night, visit up to 3 sororities, 45 minute parties
Don’ts: anything fancy,
expensive jewelry
*Most sororities require a
white dress for formal
pledging that takes place
that evening or the week
after Recruitment. This
dress need not be of a
formal nature.
What to wear: Preference is the most formal round
of Recruitment. Cocktail length, semiformal attire
should be worn
Do’s: Heels (and flips flops to wear between parties)
Don’ts: Casual sundresses, a skirt and top, anything
revealing, sequins, long formals or prom-like
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Chi Omega
hi Omega is the largest women’s fraternity nationwide with over
173 chapters and 240,000 initiates. The Phi Gamma chapter has
been established at LSU for 86 years. The sisters of Chi Omega pride
themselves in upholding the six purposes established by its founders:
friendship, high standards of personnel, sincere learning and creditable
scholarship, participation in campus activities, career development, and
community service.
As a diverse group of women, Chi Omega members participate in
activities such as LSU Cheerleaders, Tiger Girls, Student Government,
Ambassadors, various honors societies, the Panhellenic Council, Bat Girls
for the LSU baseball team, and many churches and spiritual
organizations on and off campus. The 2010 Student Body Vice President,
2009 Homecoming Queen and the 2009 Miss LSU were Chi Omegas.
Chi Omega’s national philanthropy is the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The LSU chapter donates to the
Make-A-Wish Foundation through their annual event each spring, Race for a Wish, a 5K around the
beautiful LSU lakes.
Chi Omega members are also actively involved in intramural sports and community service which
includes Habitat for Humanity, the Baton Rouge Food Bank, and the Reading Friends at Highland
Elementary. In addition to community service, members surround themselves with friendships and social
events involving members of all sororities and fraternities on campus. Each year Chi Omega has Grubs, the
White Carnation Formal, and many other themed events.
Founded: April 5, 1895 at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR · LSU Founding: 1924 · Symbols: Owl and White Carnation
Colors: Cardinal and Straw · Nickname: Chi-O · GPA: 3.243 · Awards: Chancellor’s Cup, Outstanding Chapter
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Delta Delta Delta
elta Delta Delta was founded in 1888 on Thanksgiving Eve at
Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. The LSU chapter was
established in 1934 to broaden the moral and intellectual life of its
members and to create an everlasting bond of friendship among sisters
Tri Delta stresses the importance of scholastic achievements and
university involvement. Its members are leaders in a variety of
organizations including Student Government, Order of Omega, Mortar
Board, Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Best Buddies, Student
Alumni Association, Rho Lambda, and Panhellenic Council.
Tri Delta received numerous honors and awards in 2009. Nationally,
the chapter was ranked number two for raising philanthropy fundraising
and received the St. Jude’s “Rookie of the Year” award, Gracious Living
Award, and Outstanding Membership Recruitment Award. On campus,
Tri Delta received the Outstanding Fundraiser award for raising the most money towards our philanthropy
and the Outstanding Chapter Award.
Tri Delta hosts a number of fund-raising events including Delta Desserts, Tri Delta Triple Play, and
Sincerely Yours for St. Jude Children’s Hospital Affiliate Clinic in Baton Rouge and St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, raising over $103,000 in 2009. A few members visit St. Jude’s
hospital in Memphis every year to personally deliver the check of the money raised. The members are able
to meet and play with the children who have been helped through the chapter’s hard work.
Founded: Thanksgiving Eve 1888 at Boston University, Boston, MA · LSU Founding: 1934 · Symbols: Dolphin and Pansy, Pine, and Pearl
Colors: Blue, Gold, and Silver · Nickname: Tri Delta · GPA: 3.280 · Awards: Outstanding Fundraiser, Outstanding Chapter
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Delta Gamma
elta Gamma was founded on the ideals of personal
integrity, personal responsibility, and intellectual honesty.
Our purpose is to foster high ideals of friendship, promote
educational and cultural interests, create a true sense of social
responsibility, and develop the finest qualities of character. The
Gamma Zeta chapter was founded at LSU with those same high
ideals and is currently the fourth largest Delta Gamma chapter
Delta Gamma is a diverse group of women involved in a
variety of campus activities. We are proud to work with the entire
Greek community through the Greek Board of Directors, Order
of Omega, Homecoming, and Songfest. Our women are involved
in Student Government, LSU Ambassadors, the LSU Honors
College, Miss LSU Pageant, Up ‘Til Dawn, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, LSU Cheerleaders, and
Tigers Donating Life. We also volunteer our time at the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired.
Delta Gamma hosts LSU Fan Day to allow the students of the Louisiana School for the Visually
Impaired to interact with LSU coaches and athletes at the DG house every spring. Also, Delta Gamma raises
over $20,000 each year for Service for Sight, our national philanthropy, through our annual fund-raiser,
Anchor Bowl, which is a flag football tournament for fraternity and independent teams.
Exciting social events such as Paint-Your-Date, Grub, Holiday Party, Crush, and fraternity exchanges, as
well as sisterhood experiences like Chapter Retreat, Tie-Dye Party, and Big Sis/Lil Sis make memories our
chapter members will have for a lifetime. Homecoming Open House, Dad’s Day, and Founders Day allow us
to share our Delta Gamma experience with friends and family. The sisters of Delta Gamma find true
friendships and form bonds that last a lifetime.
Founded: December 1873 at the Lewis School for Women, Oxford, MS · LSU Founding: 1948
Symbols: Golden Anchor, Hannah, Cream Colored Rose · Colors: Bronze, Pink, and Blue · Nickname: Dee Gee · GPA: 3.230
Awards: Outstanding Chapter Community Service Event, Outstanding Community Servant, Outstanding Sisterhood,
Greek Woman of the Year, Outstanding Chapter
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Delta Zeta
elta Zeta was created to unite its members in the
bonds of sincere and lasting friendship, to stimulate
one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote the
moral and social culture of its members, and to develop plans
for guidance and unity in action. Delta Zeta was founded on
the ideals of everlasting friendship and superiority in
scholarship and service. Our purpose is to instill in our
members the true meaning of sisterhood.
Having 200 chapters internationally, Delta Zeta has
more individual chapters than any other sorority. Being the
second chapter established at LSU, Sigma chapter of Delta
Zeta holds a record for meeting both campus and
international recruitment quotas for 50 consecutive years. Nationally, our chapter was recognized with the
Council Award, which is the top chapter award; the Crest Award; and the Founder’s Award, given to the
chapter that upholds the founders’ values for 4 ongoing years. Regionally, Sigma chapter was honored with
Outstanding Philanthropy and Programming awards. Locally, Delta Zeta received the Outstanding Chapter
at LSU for the eighth consecutive year.
Our annual fund-raiser is the Miss LSU-USA pageant. The proceeds of $40,000 were donated to aid the
Speech and Hearing Impaired and the Painted Turtle Camp.
Delta Zeta members can be seen on campus in organizations such as LSU Ambassadors, Student
Government, Panhellenic Council, Rho Lambda, Order of Omega, Habitat for Humanity, Golden Girls, LSU
Bat Girls, Omicron Delta Kappa, Greek Board of Directors, Volunteer LSU, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Manship
Ambassadors, STRIPES Program, Beta Alpha Psi, and Up Till Dawn.
Founded: 1902 at Miami University, Oxford, OH · LSU Founding: 1917 · Symbols: Killarney Rose, Lamp, and Turtle
Colors: Rose and Green · Nickname: Dee Zee · GPA: 3.146
Awards: Outstanding Philanthropic Event, Outstanding New Member, Outstanding Chapter, First Place Songfest
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Kappa Alpha Theta
appa Alpha Theta is the first Greek-letter fraternity for women
and was founded in 1870 at Indiana Asbury (now DePauw
University). The Delta Kappa Chapter was established on the campus of
Louisiana State University in 1963 and is currently one of Kappa Alpha
Theta’s largest chapters.
The sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta are involved in various
organizations on campus, such as Student Government, Order of
Omega, Mortar Board, Scotch Guard, Silver Wings, Tiger Band, Color
Guard, Honors College, and The Daily Reveille.
The women of Kappa Alpha Theta raise awareness and money for
their outstanding national philanthropy, Court Appointed Special
Advocates (CASA). CASA is a national organization that provides a
voice for abused and neglected children in court. Each spring, Thetas
host their signature philanthropic event, Crawfish on the Clover. All
proceeds from the event are donated to Capital Area CASA.
Thetas continue to achieve prominence in every professional field — from medicine to literature to
politics. Some notable Thetas include Laura Bush, Sheryl Crow, Amy Grant, Marlow Thomas, and Melinda
Gates. Thetas strive for the highest in social, intellectual, and moral growth, and the bonds a Theta sister
forms in college will last her lifetime.
Founded: 1870 at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN · LSU Founding: 1963 · Symbols: Kite and Twin Stars
Colors: Black and Gold · Nickname: Theta · GPA: 3.131
Awards: Outstanding Chapter, Rho Lambda Outstanding Senior
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Kappa Delta
appa Delta was founded in 1897 by four women
in the little town of Farmville, VA. Since then, the
purpose of Kappa Delta has been “to promote true
sisterhood among college women of our country by
inculcating into their hearts and lives those principles of
honor, duty, and truth, without which there can be no true
friendship.” In 1909, Epsilon chapter of Kappa Delta was
chartered, making it the first sorority on the LSU campus.
Since then, Kappa Delta has grown into a unique and
diverse group of women. Kappa Deltas participate in a
wide variety of activities both on and off of campus.
Annually, Kappa Delta sells jambalaya at the St. Patrick’s
Day Parade to benefit Prevent Child Abuse America and
Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana, by raising over $45,000
this year. They visit the pediatric unit at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and began a local Girl Scout Troop.
They show their support in other fraternity and sorority philanthropies as well as Greek wide events.
Kappa Deltas encourage their sisters to excel not only in Kappa Delta, but also as students and as
leaders throughout their participation in other organizations on campus. Members are active participants in
Student Government, LSU Track and Field, LSU Golden Girls, LSU Tiger Girls, Ambassadors, LSU Bat Girls,
Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Rho Lambda, and many more. Through these activities and many
others, Kappa Deltas not only share a special bond of respect, individuality, and fun, but also true friendship
and sisterhood that is sure to last a lifetime.
Founded: October 23, 1897, State Female Normal School, Farmville, VA · LSU Founding: 1909
Symbols: Teddy Bear, White Rose, Nautilus Shell, Dagger · Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White · Nickname: KD
GPA: 3.225 · Awards: Outstanding Chapter, Second Place Songfest
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Kappa Kappa Gamma
appa Kappa Gamma was founded for the purpose of
sisterhood, scholarship, and service. The Delta Iota
Chapter strives to demonstrate these characteristics while
making an impact on the LSU campus. Our members are
involved in LSU sports, clubs, and many other organizations
across campus. They also love to attend, participate and get
involved in other sorority and fraternity functions down the
row. Kappas enjoy being leaders on campus as well as being
involved in the community through various service projects.
This year our women are extremely proud to say that we
raised over $55,000 for the St. Jude’s Dream Day Foundation
by hosting our annual Kappa Klassic golf tournament last
March. Kappas also had the opportunity to see the benefits
of our hard work and determination by attending Dream Day
in Clinton, Louisiana. Our donation was used to provide a day of food and fun for patients of St. Jude’s
Children’s Hospital and their families. We also benefit our national philanthropy, Reading is Fundamental,
RIF, by hosting a book drive at the Kappa house and giving books to under privileged children in the local
community. Service is something the Delta Iota Chapter is very dedicated to and proud of.
Kappa Kappa Gamma is based on an arc of qualities: leadership, scholarship and friendship.
Founded: 1870 at Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL · LSU Founding: 1935 · Symbols: Key and Fleur de lis
Colors: Light Blue and Dark Blue · Nickname: Kappa · GPA: 3.114
Awards: Outstanding Athlete, Outstanding Chapter, Rho Lambda Outstanding Junior
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Phi Mu
hi Mu celebrates its 158th anniversary and is
proud to be the nation’s second largest sorority.
In 1852, Phi Mu was established to provide personal
and academic development, service to others,
commitment to excellence and lifelong friendship
through a shared tradition. Since then, over 200
chapters have been chartered across the country,
including the Alpha Eta chapter at LSU. Our current
sisterhood is strong, and each of our members
represents a unique arena of campus life. Phi Mu’s
are active in organizations such as Student
Government, Ambassadors, STRIPES, LSU bat girls,
writers for the Reveille, LSU Cross-Country, Miss
LSU, LSU Tiger Girls, LSU Cheerleaders, and the Golden Girls.
Our chapter members participate in various service and fund-raising events throughout the year,
raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network. We host “Man of the Year,” an annual event where a
group of LSU’s most well rounded men have the opportunity to compete for the title, “Man of the Year.”
Another philanthropic event is Phi Mu Sorori-Tea where members of the LSU community are invited to
enjoy sweet treats and tea at the Phi Mu house. Phi Mu also holds “Senior Prom” in which Phi Mu and
Sigma Nu Fraternity entertain residents of Ollie Steele Burden Manor, a local nursing home.
Through fun events such as Grab-A-Date, Grub, Formal, Family Fun Day, chapter retreat, exchanges,
and Big Sis/Lil Sis, we create everlasting friendships that inspire and support one another.
Phi Mu is proud to be active in numerous Greek wide events at LSU such as Homecoming, Greek Week,
and SongFest. Phi Mu honors its bond of sisterhood and is looking forward to its continuous growth.
Founded: March 4, 1852 at Wesleyan College, Macon, GA · LSU Founding: 1934 · Symbols: Lion, Ladybug, Carnation
Colors: Rose and White · Nickname: Phi Mu · GPA: 3.211 · Awards: Outstanding Website, Outstanding Chapter
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Pi Beta Phi
i Beta Phi was the first national secret college
society of women to be modeled after Greek- letter
mens’ fraternities. Our mission is to promote friendship,
develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate
leadership potential and enrich lives through community
Pi Beta Phi Fraternity was founded at Monmouth
College in Illinois, on April 28, 1867. The original name
I.C. Sorosis, was later changed to Pi Beta Phi by members
in 1888.
Pi Phi stands proud in its dedication to the university,
emphasizing the importance of campus involvement,
scholastic achievement, and Panhellenic leadership to
include, LSU Tennis Team, Tiger Weekly writers, Tiger
Athletic Foundation, LSU Ambassadors, LSU Equestrian Team, Student Government, Young Life, Tiger TV,
Order of Omega, Rho Lambda, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mortar Board, and Greek Board of Directors.
Our annual Doubleshot Basketball Tournament raises money for our national philanthropy, First Book.
In June 2007, Pi Beta Phi announced its corporate partnership with First Book, an international non-profit
organization founded in 1992 with a single mission: to give children from low-income families the
opportunity to read and own their first new books. First Book and Pi Beta Phi are committed to bringing
new books to children from low-income families in communities across the United States and Canada. In
fact, within the first year of the partnership, Pi Phi and First Book donated 350,000 brand-new books. Our
service is evident in our active support of Pi Phi’s philanthropy, University Terrace Elementary School.
Founded: April 28, 1867 at Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL · LSU Founding: 1936 · Symbols: Golden Arrow and Angel
Colors: Wine and Silver Blue · Nickname: Pi Phi · GPA: 3.162 · Awards: Outstanding Chapter
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Sigma Alpha
igma Alpha is LSU’s only professional and
social sorority. Founded in 1978 to promote
women in agriculture at the Ohio State University.
While we stay devoted to our agriculture roots by
being involved within the College of Agriculture,
we welcome members of any major and
background. The Zeta Chapter was founded in
1989 at LSU and is composed of a diverse group of
women involved in many aspects of campus,
including Omicron Delta Kappa, Student
Government, Order of Omega, Rho Lambda, Scotch
Guard, Silver Wings, and the Pre-Veterinary Club.
Like the other sororities at LSU, Sigma Alpha
embraces service to the community. Sigma Alpha’s
national philanthropy is Ag in the Classroom
which aims to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society.
The Zeta Chapter contributes to their efforts by visiting a school once a semester to teach a lesson about
agriculture. Our local philanthropy is the West Baton Rouge Animal Shelter. We support the shelter by
raising funds through our annual Silly Soccer philanthropy event.
Sigma Alpha strives for achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service and offers a wonderful
opportunity to make lifelong friendships. We are members of the Panhellenic Council, have exchanges with
fraternities, and participate in Greek Week. Sigma Alpha also encourages women to pursue their goals in a
professional setting. Because of our unique organization, we hold our Rush separately from PHC Sorority
Recruitment. Sigma Alpha’s Rush typically occurs during the third week of every semester. Please browse
our website at to find out more about our Rush events. We hope that others will join
our family in making memories that will last a lifetime!
Founded: 1978 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH · LSU Founding: 1989 · Symbols: Chrysanthemum and Baby Bull
Colors: Emerald and Maize · Nickname: S.A. · GPA: 2.609 · Awards: Outstanding Chapter
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Zeta TAu Alpha
eta Tau Alpha was chartered at LSU in 1959, founding the
Delta Kappa Chapter, beginning a strong tradition of sisterhood
which is flourishing today. Zeta Tau Alpha has the third largest
number of members in the National Panhellenic Conference. Its
members continue the purpose of the organization to intensify
friendships and promote happiness among its members.
Zeta Tau Alpha members are leaders on campus. They are
represented in organizations such as Student Government, College
Councils, LSU Ambassadors, LSU Bat Girls, Mortar Board, Omicron
Delta Kappa, Homecoming Court, Order of Omega, Panhellenic
Council, Rho Lambda, Greek Board of Directors, and many more.
ZTA’s national philanthropy is Breast Cancer Education and
Awareness. Our efforts have earned Zeta Tau Alpha a seat on the
Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® Million Dollar Council, joining the
ranks of BMW, Yoplait, Hallmark, Ford and other corporate sponsors. Zeta Tau Alpha is proud to partner
with the National Football League and the New Orleans Saints in the Think Pink campaign distributing
25,000 Pink ribbons to raise awareness before the Saints versus the Jets football game. The Zeta Tau Alpha
sisters sponsor a Pancake Breakfast in the spring and the Zeta 300 Bowling Tournament in the fall to raise
money for their philanthropy. Other campus events include the ZTA annual Pinktoberfest which includes a
yogurt-eating contest to collect lids for the Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives Campaign, partnering with the
LSU Gymnastics team to help support their annual Etta James Memorial Breast Cancer Meet, and
supporting the Pink Out events held by the LSU basketball and volleyball teams.
The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha pride themselves in upholding the standards established by their
founders more than 100 years ago. The sisters strive to make a difference in the lives of its members by
emphasizing leadership development, service to others, academic achievement, and continued personal
growth, with a commitment to friendship and sisterhood, values, and traditions of the past.
Founded: October 15, 1898 at State Female Normal School, Farmville, VA · LSU Founding: 1959 · Symbols: Crown, Strawberry, Bunny
Colors: Turquoise and Grey · Nickname: Zeta · GPA: 3.072
Awards: Outstanding Chapter Event, Outstanding President, Outstanding Chapter, Rho Lambda Outstanding Sophomore, Third Place Songfest
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Brotherhood lasts a lifetime.
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The IFC Fraternity
Recruitment Process
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the governing body
of the 20 fraternities on LSU’s campus. As such, it
establishes guidelines for managing the issues, and
activities of each of the chapters. The IFC Executive
Board, comprised of the 7 offices, is responsible for
executing recruitment.
The purpose of the council is to promote unity among the
individual chapters, provide relations between the Greek
community and the University, and to see that all rules,
policies, and regulations passed by the council are
followed by the fraternities. The council also provides
leadership and structured programs for fraternity growth
and development.
Recruitment Rules for IFC can be found at During the summer bids may only
be issued by a chapter president or recruitment
chairman. Other chapter members are not authorized to
offer bids therefore should this happen, those bids are
null and void. All PMs must go through Formal
Recruitment if promised an early bid by a fraternity
recruitment chairman or president. Formal Recruitment
begins August 19, 2010. Informal Recruitment begins
August 24, 2010. Please note that all Recruitment
activities are non-alcoholic events. For additional
information visit
Kenny Durio
Zach Corbin
VP of Administration
Emeric Boudreaux
Ryan Swink
VP of Public Relations
VP of Recruitment
Garrett Malbrough
Andrew Alexander
Chief Justice
Recruitment Advisors (Rho Alphas) are members from
chapters chosen to work with the executive officers of
IFC during recruitment week. They serve as a liaison
between the potential members and the chapters. They
will be available to help PMs with the recruitment
process and answer questions about fraternity life. They
have attended seminars, which have prepared them to
assist PMs during recruitment. PMs meet their Rho
Alpha at the recruitment convocation Thursday, August
19, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium.
Complete the 2010 LSU Formal Recruitment Application
online at by August 14, 2010. After
August 14th, you may incur a late penalty. Please register
as soon as possible, so that you may be invited to
Recruitment activities over the summer. There are no
costs associated with participating in Fraternity
Recruitment. Upon receiving a bid or invitation to join a
fraternity, an IFC recruitment charge will be assessed
through a membership fee. Each fraternity will charge
fees for membership which range in costs.
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Recruitment Schedule
Thursday, August 19, 2010
1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
6:30-10:30 p.m.
Final deadline to register for recruitment
Parent Information Sesion in the Cox Auditorium
MANDATORY convocation in the Cox Auditorium
Round 1 (Phase A) at the fraternity houses
Friday, August 20, 2010
6:30- 10:30 p.m.
Round 1 (Phase B)
Saturday, August 21, 2010
11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
6:30- 10:30 p.m.
Potential new member selects 6 invitations
Round 2 at fraternity houses
Sunday, August 22, 2010
11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Potential new member selects 3 invitations
5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Round 3 at the fraternity houses
8:15 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. Potential New Members make final selections
Monday, August 23, 2010
4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
Pick up bids at location to be announced
Bid Day activities begin at fraternity houses
Bid Day activities end
Fraternity Financial Information
One time expenses include new member fee and initiation. They range from
$150–$250, while the initiation fee ranges from $200–$250.
Average one-time expenses: $350
Membership dues range anywhere from $400–$500 per semester. The social fee
ranges from $300–$400. Most fraternities offer meal plans that range from
$500–$700. Some fraternities cook one meal a day while others cook two. If you
do not live in the house, you will be asked to pay a parlor fee which is usually
between $200–$300.
Average semester fraternity costs:
Non-resident without meals
Non-resident with meals
Live-in member with meals
* NOTE: All figures are averages. Some fraternities may ask less while some may cost more. You will be provided
with individual fraternity costs information upon arrival. You may find it financially advantageous to join a
fraternity, as some groups charge less for a meal plan and housing than other options around campus.
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What to
Round Two
[day 3]
Round Three
[day 4]
Potential members will go
back to six fraternities of their
choice. Wear comfortable
shoes. It is recommended that
you dress up a little more than
the first round.
Potential members will visit the
top three fraternities on their
list. They will spend more time
in those fraternities. Although
it is not mandatory, a more
formal attire is recommended.
Round One
[day 1 and 2]
Potential members visit all
fraternities over two days.
Wear something casual and
comfortable, to include
comfortable shoes.
shorts, jeans, khakis
short sleeves
short or long sleeves
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cacia men have fostered spirit of excellence across
various universities and colleges throughout the United
States since its founding. The Louisiana State University
chapter of Acacia holds philanthropic ties with the Masonic
Order of Baton Rouge. Although our true focus is
brotherhood, Acacia excels in intramurals, and has recently
received the Outstanding Athletic Achievement Award at its
International Fraternity Conference.
Acacia fraternity provides members with a wide variety
of social functions including our own renowned signature
party: “Nite on the Nile,” Black and Gold, Bus Trips to New
Orleans, Semiformal, “Formal in Florida,” football game
parties, and weekly exchanges with sororities throughout the
year. Acacia also holds an annual “Fall 5K,” benefitting the
Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Acacia brotherhood, campus leadership positions, strong academic standing, and an active social calendar
keep Acacia at the focal point of campus life. We at Acacia seek to include high caliber men into our ranks who
are ready to continue our heritage of excellence at LSU.
Founded: May 12, 1904 at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI · LSU Founding: April 15, 1956
Symbols: Right Triangle · Colors: Black and Gold · Nickname: Acacia · GPA: 2.909
Awards: Outstanding Bid Day Activities, Greek Man of the Year
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Alpha Gamma Rho
rotherhood + Tradition = Success. This is the
motto for the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.
Here, we take great pride in our close brotherhood. We
have won Order of Omega award of Most Outstanding
Brotherhood four out of the last five years!
We also take pride in the tradition handed down
to us from our many great alumni. This tradition
includes, but is not limited to, an interest in
agriculture, a love for your brother and your
community, and a strong desire to make yourself the
best person you can be.
At AGR, our purpose is “To Make Better Men.”
Making better men is achieved in many ways, through
academics, social events (such as parties and
exchanges), and in being a professional fraternity. In fact, we are the only social and professional fraternity at
LSU. Our professional side gives us an edge when it comes to finding a job or internship.
AGR alumni make us the best fraternity on campus. Their support and drive help us to be the best we can
be, both as a group and as an individual. Anyone can be a great person so long as they get the right influences,
and we know what it takes to make great men.
Founded: 1904 at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH · LSU Founding: 1926
Symbols: Sickle and Sheaf of Wheat · Colors: Dark Green and Gold · Nickname: AGR · GPA: 3.021
Awards: Outstanding Chapter Community Service Event, Outstanding New Member, Outstanding Chapter
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Delta Kappa Epsilon
elta Kappa Epsilon The Zeta Zeta chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon
was founded at old Centenary College in Jackson, La. on June 10,1858.
Three years later, at the inception of the American civil war, many of the
brothers were called to battle for the rebel grey, and the chapter was
When the fighting ceased, Zeta Zeta found many of its charter members
had perished on the battlefield. Unable to function as a chapter, the Zeta
Zeta charter was returned to the mother chapter, Phi, at Yale University.
In the winter of 1908, on the campus of LSU, a group of students
gathered with the intention of reorganizing Zeta Zeta at the Old War Skule.
They formed a society called the Friars Club. After 15 years of effort, the
founding friars finally achieved their goal, and the halls of Zeta Zeta
reopened in 1923.
In 1930, the Friars purchased and built the first fraternity house on campus with the help of former
Louisiana governor Huey Pierce Long. 80 years later, the DKE house serves as a symbol of the rich and volatile
history of Zeta Zeta as well as a living tribute to the memory of the good brothers who gave their lives in the War
Between the States.
Notable DKE international alumni include six U.S. Presidents, including President George W. Bush, William
Randolph Hearst, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, and B-list actor Harry Hamlin. NBA Hall of Famer Bob
Pettit, Senator Russell K. Long, Governor Mike Foster and Baton Rouge real estate mogul Beau Box have all
passed through the Halls of Zeta Zeta.
To be a Deke, one must possess, in equal parts, traits befitting a gentleman, a scholar, and a jolly good fellow.
Founded: June 22, 1844 at Yale University, New Haven, CT · LSU Founding: 1923 · Symbols: Diamond Badge
Colors: Crimson, Azure, and Gold · Nickname: DEKES · GPA: 2.168
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Delta Chi
elta Chi, originally founded as a professional law fraternity
in 1890 at Cornell University, still holds as its cardinal
principle respect for, and observance of, the law.
Delta Chi became a general fraternity in 1922, and in our 120
years of successful operation, we have grown to 130 chapters and
colonies across the United States and Canada incorporating over
100,000 initiates.
Delta Chi offers a unique opportunity for men to be part of a
common experience that we call the Brotherhood of a Lifetime.
We are working to redefine the college social fraternity through
the application of our founding values of promoting friendship,
developing character, the advancement of justice, and the
acquisition of a sound education.
We strive to be an integral part of the LSU campus and
community, incorporating these beliefs into our goals, thoughts, actions, and direction. One can find friends
almost anywhere, but true brotherhood is a rare commodity indeed. It’s a relationship of a caliber that goes
beyond friendship, to encompass a deep concern for the well-being of the individual, the pride of shared goals
and group achievement, and a sense of being part of something larger than yourself.
Delta Chi is a Brotherhood of a Lifetime.
Founded: October 13, 1890 at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY · LSU Founding: 1941 · Symbols: The White Carnation
Colors: Red and Buff · GPA: 2.747
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Kappa Alpha
appa Alpha order’s founders emulated their
outstanding college president, Robert E. Lee, a
great man, eminent in character. They sought to
preserve the masculine virtues of chivalry, respect for
others, reverence for women, and honor to God that
were personified by Lee during the most difficult
period of this country’s history: The Civil War.
Today, Kappa Alpha still commemorates the
tradition and virtues of Lee and the Old South as it
continues to produce leaders in society. The Alpha
Gamma chapter is proud of having a great social
tradition at LSU, specifically Old South and Convivium.
The Alpha Gamma chapter of Kappa Alpha Order is
very proud of its traditional heritage and strives to
pass on Lee’s virtues to its brothers.
Founded: December 21, 1865 at Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA · LSU Founding: 1885
Symbols: Magnolia Flower, Crimson Rose, and Crimson Cross · Colors: Crimson and Old Gold
Nickname: KA · GPA: 2.832 · Awards: Outstanding Chapter
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Kappa Sigma
appa Sigma’s Gamma Chapter has an active social
calendar, while balancing a productive community
involvement and leadership program.
We host two yearly philanthropies. In the fall, Kappa
Sigma Kickoff involves the sororities in a flag football
tournament, and a food drive at a local restaurant, all
benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In the spring, we
host a Mardi Gras philanthropy followed by a formal ball
where proceeds go to the Children’s Miracle Network.
Members of Kappa Sigma are involved in Student
Government, Habitat for Humanity, and Big-Buddy Program,
a program benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
In the fall, house parties with live music follow every
football game, and several other functions are held
throughout the semester, including a Halloween party and a Founder’s Day celebration. In the spring, a trip to
Florida for a three day and two night semiformal takes place, the party to ring in finals, Bahama Momma, a
Gamma tradition.
Honor and tradition root deep in the walls of the George Raymond house of the Gamma Chapter, and that
tradition is founded in merit and success.
Founded: December 9, 1869 at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA · LSU Founding: 1887
Colors: Scarlet, White, and Emerald Green · Nickname: Kappa Sig
GPA: 2.961 · Awards: Outstanding Chapter Event, Outstanding Athlete
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Lambda Chi Alpha
ambda Chi Alpha was established on the principles of
Christian brotherhood, the transformation into
manhood, and the principle that true success is only attained
by a man who submits himself to the virtues of hard labor.
Lambda Chi Alpha has grown to be the second largest
national fraternity in less than a century.
The Upsilon Zeta chapter at LSU was the first to be
established below the Mason-Dixon line when it was
chartered back in 1914. We now have over 2,500 initiated
members, making our chapter here at LSU the largest in the
nation. Each year, we sponsor an event called Watermelon
Bust where all the sororities compete in games and events to
raise money for the Bishop Ott Center for the homeless. This
year we donated over $15,000 to that charity.
Lambda Chi Alpha has always made an effort to have an impressive social schedule. This past year’s
schedule has included tubing trips, band parties, and bus trips to Lafayette and New Orleans. Also, in January,
Lambda Chi Alpha and a few other fraternities sponsored our annual ski trip to Colorado. Our chapter at LSU
also receives strong support from our large alumni base.
Founded: November 2, 1909 at Boston University, Boston, MA · LSU Founding: 1914
Colors: Purple, Green, and Gold · Nickname: Lambda Chi · GPA: 2.798
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Phi Delta Theta
hi Delta Theta offers each of its members a unique opportunity to
recognize his potential strengths as a man through his development
and experience as a Phi. In 2005, the Louisiana Beta Chapter of Phi Delta
Theta set a Fraternity record as the fastest growing colony in our
organization’s history, resulting in the reestablishment of Phi Delt at LSU
later that year.
Whether it be our Brothers’ involvement in Student Government, the
Greek community, or other campus organizations, Phi Delt offers every one
of its members leadership development that will benefit him for a lifetime.
Constantly making strides in the fields of academics, athletics, and campus
involvement, Phi Delta Theta sets a new bar for the quality of its members.
Phi Delt operates on three principles: friendship, sound learning, and
moral rectitude, which serve as guidelines for all Fraternity activities. Our
Phikeia (pledge) Program is designed to forge a bond between our new
members and actives that will exist for years beyond just their time here at LSU.
With a thriving social calendar and a commitment to service to our campus, Phi Delta Theta is the standard
for brotherhood at LSU. Phi Delt looks forward to the years ahead as a thriving chapter within the LSU Greek
Founded: 1848 at the University of Miami (Ohio) by our Immortal Six · LSU Founding: 1938
Symbols: Owl of Pallas Athena, Greek Goddess of Wisdom · Colors: Azure Blue and Argent White
Nickname: Phi Delt · GPA: 2.802 · Awards: Outstanding Chapter
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Phi Gamma Delta
hi Gamma Delta (aka FIJI) reopened its doors at LSU in the
spring of 2010 and has excelled in all areas of Greek life ever
since. A FIJI is a well rounded, well behaved man who strives to
uphold high standards. These standards revolve around an
academic focus, pursuit of leadership, athleticism and gentlemanly
qualities. Each man that joins in the fall of 2010 will be considered
a charter member, and has the opportunity to help build the
Chapter from the ground up.
The International Fraternity backs up its academic focus with
a $250 scholarship to any man who achieves a 3.0 (or higher) GPA
during his pledge semester. FIJIs at LSU are involved, and are well
respected in the Greek community. We maintain a strong social
calendar and support all Greeks with their philanthropic
Phi Gamma Delta has a very active alumni base, and has graduated some prestigious brothers all over
North America. As you learn more about the Fraternity, you will realize that is it truly Not for College Days
Alone. The alumni of the chapter look forward to meeting new brothers, welcoming them into their ranks and
assisting the in the future. Be a FIJI Gentleman!
International Founding: 1848 · Chapter: Beta Rho · LSU Founding: 1948
Motto: Friendship the Sweetest Influence
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Phi Iota Alpha
hi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. mission is to develop leaders, & create
innovative ways to unite the Latino and greater community. Our
fraternal roots extend to the late 1800s to the first Latino fraternity, and the
first Latino student organization in the United States. We have a long
standing attachment to Louisiana State University going back more than a
century of educating Latino leaders for the future.
Our brotherhood is composed of university, & professional men
committed towards the empowerment of the Latin American community. We
do this by providing social, cultural programs & activities geared towards the
appreciation, promotion & preservation of Latin American culture.
Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity strongly encourages scholarship
through the pursuit of undergraduate degrees, advanced degrees, and the
attainment of professional credentials that strengthen its individual
members. However, it also guides them to craft a new vision that moves
beyond the attainment of personal and professional goals, so that they may contribute to the larger good of the
community through individual acts and deeds.
The most distinguishing feature of Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity is that it instills in its members a Global
Latino perspective. This is an orientation that transcends the existing national boundaries that have separated
Latin America. It builds on the spirit and traditions of Pan-Americanism, and supports and promotes actions
leading to an eventual unification of all the countries of Latin America.
Founded: December 26, 1931 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY · LSU Founding: 1931; Refounding Spring 2010
Symbol: African Lion · Creed: Strength, Integrity, Friendship · Motto: Simper Parity, Semper Juncti
Colors: Gold Navy Blue Red White · Flower: Red Carnation · Nickname: Phiota, FIA, Don
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Phi Kappa Psi
hi Kappa Psi was founded on the principle of
the great joy of serving others. Since it’s
founding in 1852, Phi Kappa Psi has grown rapidly
boasting over 97 chapters and over 70,000 initiates.
Initiates have dedicated themselves to Phi Psi and to
the life long task of being men of honor striving
manfully for moral, spiritual, and academic
With 70,000 initiates, Phi Psi has outstanding
alumni support, with the largest endowment fund
among all IFC fraternities. One of Phi Psi’s most
dedicated alumni, Jerry Nelson, hosts a six day
leadership retreat at his hotel in Cabo San Lucas,
Mexico free of charge. He brings some of our nation’s top business executives to help empower and educate our
The Phi Psi chapter at LSU strives manfully to be a positive part of the Baton Rouge and LSU communities
through hands-on service. Our annual philanthropy, the “Phi Psi Halloween Carnival,” is an open invitation to
children of the LSU faculty and the Boys and Girls Club of America. The children come to play games and win
prizes at the Phi Psi house with the brothers and other sorority women.
Phi Psi recruits men from all walks of life and from all over the country. Each man brings a new personality
and philosophy to the table. Phi Psi will always be committed to enriching member’s lives and college
experience. Phi Psi: “Shaping men to shape the future since 1852.”
Founded: February 19, 1852 at Jefferson College, Canonsburg, PA · LSU Founding: 1966
Symbols: Jaqueminot Rose · Colors: Cardinal Red and Hunter Green · Nickname: Phi Psi
GPA: 2.673 · Awards: Outstanding Chapter
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Pi Kappa Alpha
i Kappa Alpha’s Alpha Gamma chapter, now in its
108th year at LSU, is a tight-knit group of brothers who
believe in quality membership, seeking only the best men to
carry on Pike traditions.
A strictly southern fraternity until 1909, Pi Kappa Alpha
has since spread its traditions and Southern values
throughout the nation. Today, we adhere to these precepts by
challenging young men to become gentlemen, scholars,
leaders, and athletes.
The chapter is involved in many philanthropic events
throughout the year. In December, our Toys for Tots toy drive
collects gifts for underprivileged children in Baton Rouge.
Our annual sPike It! Volleyball Tournament in the Spring has
raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from St. Jude’s
Children’s Hospital throughout the years.
Pikes host several social events throughout both semesters including sorority exchanges, Pike’s Peak,
tailgate parties, bus trips, Fireman’s Ball formal, crawfish boil, and Pike Luau in Florida. With such a great
number of events, our calendar remains full throughout the year.
Our intramural sports teams remain competitive in all sports through the year. Brothers are involved in
many other campus activities including Student Government, IFC, club sports, and Order of Omega.
Founded: March 1, 1868 at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA · LSU Founding: 1902
Symbols: Fire Truck · Colors: Garnet and Old Gold
Nickname: Pike · GPA: 2.951
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Pi Kappa PHi
i Kappa Phi has been building better men on college
campuses across the nation for over one hundred years.
We are a first class fraternity who firmly believes in the
tenets of Character, Leadership, Academics, Sportsmanship,
and Service. These principles are not only valued, but
instilled through the opportunities you will have as a
member of Pi Kappa Phi and as a man of class.
Pi Kappa Phi attains a high level of service by raising
money for our national philanthropy “PUSH America.”
Funds are raised through many fund-raisers including our
annual Strongman Competition and Pull for Push skeet
shooting tournament. Our past social events include our
annual Rose Ball in Florida, semiformal in New Orleans, Pi
Kapp Swamp Water, Pure Country, crawfish boils, and
exchanges with different sororities.
Pi Kapps are known for our brotherhood, athletics, campus involvement, community service, academics,
being true southern gentlemen, and ultimately having the best college experience possible.
Founded: December 10, 1904 at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC · LSU Founding: 1968
Symbols: Red Rose, Star, Bell, and White Diamond · Colors: White, Gold, and Blue
Nickname: Pi Kapp · GPA: 3.009
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Sigma Alpha Epsilon
igma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity was founded on March
9th, 1856, at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
The Louisiana Epsilon Chapter, established in 1867 was the
first fraternity at LSU. We are rooted in strong southern
traditions and based on the principles of a gentleman.
We are the largest fraternity in the country, with more
than 280,000 initiated members. There are currently 5,000
alumni living in Louisiana, forming one of the largest alumni
bases at LSU. Alumni are successful in all facets of life,
including legendary golfer Bobby Jones and the 35th
President of the United States William McKinley. One of
SAE’s most prominent alumni is “Pistol Pete” Maravich.
Our social calendar includes social events with several
sororities, many football game parties, and culminates with a
week long celebration of the legend of Paddy Murphy. We also serve our community through a variety of
philanthropic events.
Members of our fraternity strive to embody the ideals of “The True Gentleman.” We also stand by the virtue
upon which the fraternity was founded, brotherhood.
Founded: March 9, 1856 at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL · LSU Founding: 1867
Symbols: Lion, Phoenix, Minerva · Colors: Royal Purple and Old Gold
Nickname: S-A-E · GPA: 2.785
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Sigma Alpha Mu
igma Alpha Mu, celebrating over 100 years as an
international fraternity, is proud to be part of the LSU
community. Chartered in 2005, this chapter gives young men
the unique opportunity to shape the forming traditions of a
new chapter, while benefiting from the support of a strong,
established national organization.
The Epsilon Eta chapter of Sammy prides itself on the
character and diversity of its members. The men who are
initiated in Sigma Alpha Mu are, “those whose actions are
worthy of the highest precepts of true manhood, democracy,
and humanity.” Members of Sammy are also involved in
several organizations on campus such as IFC, Student
Government, and Hillel, as well as various club and varsity
sport teams.
Sigma Alpha Mu also takes a lot of pride in its philanthropic efforts by supporting the Alzheimer’s
Association with our annual Sammy Slam Dodgeball Tournament.
Sigma Alpha Mu is more than a fraternity, it is a lifelong brotherhood that provides one of the most unique
traditions at LSU.
Founded: November 26, 1909 at the College of the City of New York, New York, NY · LSU Founding: Chartered September 25, 2005
Colors: Purple and White · Nickname: Sammy
GPA: 2.782 · Awards: Outstanding Chapter
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Sigma Chi
igma Chi’s strong ideals and dedication to the pursuit of “friendship,
justice, and learning” have remained constant since the founding of the
Gamma Iota chapter at LSU, even though the campus and community
surrounding the fraternity have changed a great deal. Over the past year
through our annual Derby Days Philanthropy, we donated over $12,000 to
Children’s Miracle Network, more than 3000 pounds of non-perishable food
items to the Baton Rouge Food Bank, and 165 pints of blood to the Earl K.
Long Medical Center in the hospital’s largest blood drive of the year. Derby
Days consists of both friendly competition among LSU students and a week
of social events.
Members of Sigma Chi are involved in several organizations on the
LSU campus including IFC, Greek Board of Directors, Student Government,
and Order of Omega.
Sigma Chi gives to the Louisiana community by participating in hurricane relief and programs such as
Habitat for Humanity. Phenomenal alumni support and strong friendships ensure the Gamma Iota chapter of
Sigma Chi will continue to excel on the LSU campus for years to come.
Founded: June 28, 1855 at Miami University, Oxford, OH · LSU Founding: 1925
Symbols: White Cross and White Rose · Colors: Blue and Old Gold · Nickname: Sigma Chi
GPA: 2.845 · Awards: Outstanding Philanthropic Event, Outstanding Brotherhood
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Sigma Nu
igma Nu is committed to its founding principles of Love,
Honor, and Truth, and has stood in firm opposition to
hazing since being founded in 1869 at the Virginia Military
Institute. The Phi chapter at LSU, originally founded in 1887,
has a rich history and tradition on the campus of LSU. We are
seeking outstanding men who want to get involved on
campus, gain valuable leadership skills and training, develop
themselves personally and professionally, create meaningful,
lifelong relationships, and get the most of their college
experience. These men will have the privilege and
opportunity to become a Sigma Nu.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity: to be a part of
this outstanding organization and create a legacy of honor.
The traditions that Sigma Nu at LSU will be known for 50
and 100 years from now and will be shaped by the men who join today. If you would like to learn more about
Sigma Nu, visit our website at or contact our fraternity leadership. If you are the kind of man
we are looking for, we hope to meet you. Geaux Tigers!
Founded: 1869 Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA · LSU Founding: 1887
Symbols: Knight’s Helmet, White Rose, Crossed Swords, Coiled Serpent · Colors: White, Gold, and Black
GPA: 2.980 · Awards: Outstanding President, Greek Man of the Year
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Sigma Phi Epsilon
igma Phi Epsilon was founded on three cardinal
principles: Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love. Each
brother stands by his oath to be a leader, scholar, athlete, and
gentleman-ideals of the Balanced Man.
Since its founding, Sigma Phi Epsilon has grown to be
known as the largest fraternity in the nation. With over 260
chapters nationwide, 14,000 undergraduates and over 255,000
brothers, SigEp boasts the largest membership of any
national collegiate fraternity.
Sig Ep at LSU had a very active social calendar which
includes exchanges with all sororities on campus, bus trips
across the state, a formal and semi- formal, as well as a large
tailgate for every home football game and post- game parties.
Through this, our chapter has become known as the
gentlemen of campus.
The LA Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon also has a rich tradition of being active on campus. Multiple
brothers in our chapter have served as student body presidents, vice presidents, Interfraternity Presidents, exec
members, and college council executives, just to name a few. Needless to say, many highly successful men have
passed through our halls.
Our chapter also prides itself with having a very competitive intramural team in every sport, the highest
GPA among fraternities, and for raising over $14,000 annually for the Boys Hope/Girls Hope of Baton Rouge. It
is through these accomplishments that the men of the Louisiana Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon hold
themselves to the highest standards.
Founded: November 1, 1901 at University of Richmond, Richmond, VA · LSU Founding: 1961
Symbols: Golden Heart · Colors: Purple and Red · Nickname: Sig Ep · GPA: 3.061
Awards: Chancellor’s Cup, Outstanding Website, Outstanding Fundraiser, Outstanding Community Servant, Outstanding Chapter
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Tau Kappa Epsilon
au Kappa Epsilon has been establishing brotherhood
on LSU’s campus since our chapter founding in 1949
and we believe that this is the main strength of TKE. Due to
tight bonds that we develop, we strive toward our goal as given
by our national organization’s original mission statement: “To
aid college men in mental, moral, and social development.”
Tau Kappa Epsilon is the largest international fraternity
with over 270 chapters and in the US and Canada and with
over a quarter of a million members, with Steve Forbes being
initiated as our 250,000th in August 2009. Other
distinguished alumni include the late Ronald Reagan, music
innovator Les Paul, former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback
Terry Bradshaw, and the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.
Being a social fraternity, TKE holds several events
throughout the year. Some major events include bi-annual, bus trips to New Orleans, Teke’s Last Stand, our
house party following the last home football game, an annual Cochon du Lait pig roast, and our annual formal,
the Red Carnation Ball. We also hold several exchanges each semester with various sororities in order to
establish relationships and networks throughout the Greek community.
TKE strives to give back to the community through annual philanthropy events. This year, our chapter will
be participating in our international organization’s efforts to support childhood cancer research by hosting an
event for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude’s, founded by TKE alumnus Danny Thomas, helps
thousands of children each year who have been diagnosed with cancer and other terminal illnesses through
research and treatment made available by fundraisers such as ours. Our chapter will also be hosting a Run for
Reagan event to support the Alzheimer’s Association, which was adopted as an official TKE philanthropy in
2001 in support of Frater Ronald Reagan’s efforts to increase Alzheimer’s awareness and research.
Founded: January 10, 1899 at Illinois Wesleyan, Bloomington, IL · LSU Founding: 1949
Symbols: Skull and Crossed Bones · Colors: Crimson Lake Cherry and Pure Silver Gray
Nickname: TEKE · GPA: 2.262
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Theta Xi
heta Xi’s Alpha Alpha chapter has been an important
part of LSU campus life for more than 85 years and
continues to be one of the most respected fraternities in the
Greek System. Whether you’re searching for social activities,
brotherhood, athletic competition, leadership opportunities,
or community service, Theta Xi has everything you’ll need to
make the most of your college experience. Theta Xi’s social
activities include sorority exchanges, bus trips, semiformals,
formals, an annual ski trip, tailgate parties, date parties, and
much more. The annual ski trip is an especially exciting event
because of the participation of other Theta Xi chapters from
around the country and other LSU Greeks. Members of Theta
Xi are also involved in almost every aspect of LSU including
holding leadership positions in many campus organizations.
Theta Xi’s long history of community service continues today with their participation in sorority philanthropy
projects in addition to their own philanthropy projects for Multiple Sclerosis and Habitat for Humanity.
The founding of the Alpha Alpha chapter at LSU in 1921 gave Theta Xi its first chapter in the South and it
continues to follow the true ideals of unity and fellowship while maintaining a tradition of excellence. Theta Xi
has won numerous awards for its' brotherhood, community service, athletic performance, and academic
achievement. The current Theta Xi house at LSU was built in 1939 and is one of the most historic and
architecturally impressive buildings on old fraternity row, and stands as a testament to the leadership and
generosity of Theta Xi’s many prosperous alumni. The vision and commitment of Theta Xi’s founders over 145
years ago is exemplified in the elite and privileged membership of today. If you are looking for an organization
that will enhance every aspect of your collegiate experience, Theta Xi is the place to start.
Founded: April 29, 1864 at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY · LSU Founding: 1921
Symbols: Blue Iris · Colors: Azure Blue and Silver
Nickname: Theta Xi · GPA: 2.846
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[national Pan-Hellenic Council]
New Membership Process
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) was founded May 10, 1930,
on the campus of Howard University, in Washington DC. The NPHC was
chartered at LSU February 28, 1992. NPHC promotes interaction through
forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information
and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various
activities and functions.
Current Chapters:
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Delta Sigma Theta
Carlton Miller
Chelsea Flugence
1st Vice-President
Zeta Phi Beta
Sigma Gamma Rho
Alpha Phi Alpha
Iota Phi Theta
Phi Beta Sigma
Omega Psi Phi
Kaylia Fontenot
Kelsey Davis
2nd Vice-President
3rd Vice-President
Jeffery Sampson, Jr.
Antonia Wright
Board Chairman
New Membership Process
The NPHC organizations at LSU recruit members through a process
called membership intake. The NPHC fraternities/sororities will
announce individually their membership selection/intake process during
the semester will explain their membership process at the initial interest
meeting. It is highly recommended that you research each fraternity or
sorority carefully and attend events sponsored by the respective chapters
and NPHC as a whole.
The NPHC Greek Convocation is mandatory for students who wish into
pursue membership to any of the NPHC Greek Organizations. Greek
Convocation will be held in conjunction with
NPHC Greek 101(fall)/NPHC Meet the Greeks (spring).
Any student interested in NPHC Greek Life MUST attend Greek
Convocation; therefore we encourage you to participate even if you are
unsure if you want to join.
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New Membership Intake
Generally, the membership intake process begins with an
informational meeting. At the informational meeting,
interested students are invited to learn more about a specific
organization and the specifics of the application process for
that organization. You should note that at this point, hopeful
aspirants (or members to be) are expected to have
researched all of the NPHC fraternities and sororities and
know a great deal about the organization they are visiting.
After the informational meetings, generally, potential
aspirants are asked to complete a membership application
and show proof that they have achieved the organization's
minimum standards for academics, community service, and
After the applications have been approved, the membership
education program begins. There are three important
components in the membership intake process: (1) a preinduction/orientation period, (2) the final induction
ceremony, and (3) an in-depth education program. The final
pledge of oath of allegiance taken by a candidate from which
he/she cannot withdraw is a lifetime commitment.
Each affiliate organization implements the guidelines and
details of its own membership intake process, so the lengths
of the specific programs vary. Louisiana State University
does have a specific membership intake window each
semester, so in no cases should the full intake process take
longer than one semester. In addition to the time-frame
requirement, there are other requirements for intake:
No chapter shall intake members prior to meeting the
requirements of the college/university and its national
No intake shall be held without the presence of at least
one graduate chapter and/or advisor.
HAZING in any form, including physical and mental
abuse, is prohibited and will not be tolerated.
No person who has resigned from one sorority or
fraternity may hold membership in any other
organization in the NPHC.
Each organization has a grade point average and
credits earned requirement.
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Alpha Kappa Alpha
lpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated became America’s first
Greek-lettered organization established by black college women in
1908. Her roots date back to Howard University, Washington, D.C., where the
idea for formation was conceived by Ethel Hedgeman Lyle of St. Louis,
Missouri. She viewed the sorority as an instrument for enriching the social
and intellectual aspects of college life by providing mental stimulation
through interaction with friends and associates. Through the years, however,
Alpha Kappa Alpha’s function has become more complex. After her
incorporation as a perpetual body in 1913, Alpha Kappa Alpha gradually
branched out and became the channel through which selected collegetrained women improved the socioeconomic conditions in their city, state,
nation, and the world.
In 1971, the late Emma Dee Jenkins conceived the idea of establishing a
chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated on the campus of
Louisiana State University. After convincing the Gamma Eta Omega chapter of this idea, a committee was
formed. So on December 2, 1972, in the Cotillion Ballroom of Louisiana State University with attendance by the
South Central Regional Director Faye B. Bryant and Gamma Eta Omega chapter members, 12 young ladies
became chartered members of the Eta Kappa Chapter. The 12 chartered members were: Kathryn Darlyn
Altemus-Arringtion, Joanne Elaine Dillion-Lamotte, Wanda Jewel Fox-Crump, Birdia Marie Greer, Brenda J.
Hobdy, Kathy Louise Jackson, Vanessa Ann Jackson Green, Faye Evelyn Richard-Walton, Alma Ruth TaylorWatson, Peggy Elizabeth Terry, Rose Marie Trahan, and Demetrius Yvette Williams.
Founded: January 15, 1908 at Howard University, Washington, D.C. · LSU Founding: December 2, 1972
Symbols: Ivy Leaf · Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green · Flower: Pink Tea Rose
GPA: 3.098
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Delta Sigma Theta
elta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by
twenty-two dynamic collegiate women at Howard University. These
students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic
excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need. Their unyielding
passion for public service led them to immediately perform their first publicparticipation in the Women's Suffrage March in Washington D.C., March
1913. Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in 1930. With sisterhood,
scholarship and service at the forefront, these women created a legacy that
has blossomed to over 1,000 chapters and 250, 000 members worldwide.
The Illustrious Iota Theta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Incorporated was chartered on May 7, 1972 as the FIRST Black Greek Letter
organization at Louisiana State University. The members of the Iota Theta
Chapter work diligently to uphold the torch set by their Founders and do so
through the variety of programs, events and community service projects in
which they plan and participate. The chapter has been duly recognized for their contributions to the
improvement of campus life by receiving the following Order of Omega Awards in 2009: Outstanding
Fundraiser (Date Auction benefiting the American Heart Society), Outstanding Philanthropic Event (Mr. Delta
Gent Scholarship Pageant), Outstanding Athlete (Kourtni Brown), Outstanding Chapter of the Year (4
consecutive years), and having the most service hours during Greek Week.
Trailblazing members include: Renee Boutte Meyer (First Black Homecoming Queen), Dawn Harris (First
Black Golden Girl), Shuflonda Gibson (First Miss Imani), Terrica Dyson (First Female Recipient of the Arden
O’French Academy Internship) & Mamye L. Hall (Charter President of AP Tureaud Chapter of LSU Alumni
Founded: January 13, 1913 at Howard University, Washington, D.C. · LSU Founding: May 7, 1972
Symbols: Fortitude (official) motto: Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom · Colors: Crimson and Cream
Flower: African Violet · GPA: 2.674
Awards: Outstanding Fundraiser, Outstanding Philanthropic Event, Outstanding Athlete, Outstanding Chapter
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Sigma Gamma Rho
In a time when education for African-Americans was difficult to attain, the 7
founders of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. became educators. Our founders
wanted to make sure that Sigma Gamma Rho would be a guiding light for all
women who were interested in expanding their horizons through education.
Thus, on November 12, 1922, on the campus of Butler University, in
Indianapolis, Indiana, Sigma Gamma Rho was founded, right under the watch
of the Klu Klux Klan, who was very active on the campus. Through trials and
adversity, Sigma Gamma Rho became the first historically black sorority
founded on a predominately white campus. This sorority was founded on the
precept of equal rights and education and continues to promote and
encourage high scholastic attainment. We believe that the self-respect,
knowledge, and discipline helps individuals to recognize their duty and
responsibility to society through adversity. The sorority chose the colors of
Royal Blue and Antique Gold, the Yellow Tea Rose as our flower, and the
Distinguished Toy French Poodle as our mascot. We have over 90,000 members in more than 500 chapters.
The Gamma Pi Chapter here at LSU was founded on March 23, 2000. SGRho's aim is to enhance the quality of
life within the community. Public service, leadership development, and education of youth are the focus of the
organization's programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally,
civically, and economically. Sigma Gamma Rho's commitment to service is expressed in it's slogan, "Greater
Service, Greater Progress." The sorority has a proud history of offering service wherever chapters exist, including
OPERATION Big Book Bag, a program designed to address needs and issues facing educationally at-risk children
in local homeless shelters and extended care hospitals. Other national projects include, Wee Savers, Project
Reassurance, and Habitat for Humanity, through which Sigma Gamma Rho has built seven homes across the
United States in Florida, District of Columbia, Wisconsin, California, and Texas. The service of Sigma Gamma Rho
from a global perspective includes Project Africa and Project Mwanamugimu. Through active participation in
programs and through networking with other organizations such as the National Council of Negro Women, Urban
League, and the NAACP, Sigma's legacy of service to improve the quality of life for all mankind continues.
Founded: November 12, 1922 · LSU Founding: March 23, 2000 · GPA: 2.546
Colors: Royal Blue and Antique Gold · Flower: Yellow Tea Rose · Symbol: Distinguished Toy French Poodle
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Zeta Phi Beta
eta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded by five extraordinary
women who believed that sorority elitism and socializing should not
overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations – to address
societal mores, ills, prejudices, poverty, and health concerns. Since its
inception, Sorority members have worked hard to uphold its principles of
scholarship, service, sisterly love, and finer womanhood. Through that work
the Sorority has chronicled a number of firsts: the first Greek-letter
organization to charter a chapter in Africa (1948); to form adult and youth
auxiliary groups; to centralize its operations in a national headquarters; and
to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity,
Incorporated, in which they remain the only two Black Greek Letter
Organizations to maintain the brother-sister status.
The Rho Epsilon Chapter was founded on May 2, 1975, marking 34
years of uninterrupted service to the campus and surrounding community.
Since its inception, the Rho Epsilon chapter has been active on this campus, promoting our founding ideals.
Notably, Rho Epsilon has maintained a relationship with the Baton Rouge Battered Women’s Shelter, initiating its
signature program “Zeta’s Closet”. Rho Epsilon also maintains an active programming agenda with LSU
Residential Life, the LSU Wellness Center, and the Louisiana Chapter of the March of Dimes.
Founded: January 16, 1920 at Howard University, Washington, D.C. · LSU Founding: May 2, 1975
Symbol: Dove · Flower: White Rose · Colors: Royal Blue and White
GPA: 1.917
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