or ie n tat i o n gu i d ebo o k Dear Potential New Member, On behalf of the Panhellenic Executive Council, I would like to welcome you to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln! I can promise you that you are about to have some of the best years of your life here. We are so thrilled that you have chosen to participate in sorority recruitment. You’ve made a great choice because the Greek system here at UNL is one of the strongest in the country. It is an honor to be a member of any one of our fourteen NPC chapters. You will make life time friendships and experience some of the most memorable times of your life. Enjoy this. I want each one of you to relax and have fun! Do not stress over anything—just keep an open mind. Trust your heart, ask questions, and most important…be yourself. I will be here to help you in any way that I can. Call or email me if you have a question. I am here for you! I want this to be a great experience for each one of you. Have fun…and remember to SMILE! Jordan Vescio Director of Sorority Recruitment and the Panhellenic Executive Team Panhellenic Executive Team Lindsay Ewy President Lindsey Eastwood Vice President Laura Novotny Secretary Erin Green Public Relations Katy Anderbery Recruitment Guide Coordinator Sarah Kaup Treasurer Greek Alphabet Α Β Γ ∆ Ε Ζ Η Θ Ι Κ Λ Μ Alpha (al-fah) Beta (bay-tah) Gamma (gam-ah) Delta (del-tah) Epsilon (ep-si-lon) Zeta (zay-tah) Chapters ΑΧΩ ΑΔΠ ΑΟΠ ΑΦ ΑΞΔ Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Omicron Pi Alpha Phi Alpha Xi Delta Ν Ξ Ο Π Ρ Σ Eta (ay-tah) Theta (thay-tah) Iota (eye-o-tah) Kappa (cap-ah) Lambda (lamb-da) Mu (mew) www.unl.edu/aco www.unl.edu/adpi www.unl.edu/aopi www.unl.edu/aphi www.unl.edu/axid ΧΩ ΔΔΔ ΔΓ ΓΦΒ ΚΑΘ Nu (new) Xi (zie or zee) Omicron (om-i-cron) Pi (pie) Rho (row) Sigma (sig-mah) Chi Omega Delta Delta Delta Delta Gamma Gamma Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Theta Greek Speak Active: An initiated member. Alumna: An initiated sorority member who has graduated from college. Bid: An invitation to join a sorority or fraternity. During Fall Formal Recruitment no bid (verbal or written) will be extended except through the Panhellenic Association. A bid issued in any other manner is not binding and is in violation of Panhellenic rules. However, bids may be extended verbally or in writing by the chapter(s) during Open Recruitment. Chapter: A chartered undergraduate or alumnae group recognized by a fraternity or sorority. Fraternity: Originating from the Greek word “phratar,” meaning member of a group, this is the term most commonly used to refer to Greek-letter societies for men. Some sororities are actually women’s fraternities. Initiation: The ceremony in which a new member becomes an active member. Interfraternity Council (IFC): The men’s counterpart to the college Panhellenic Association. Junior Panhellenic: An organization of sorority new members that helps foster a bond between new members and creates an awareness of the role of the Panhellenic Association. www.unl.edu/chiomega www.unl.edu/tridelt www.unl.edu/dg www.unl.edu/gammaphi www.unl.edu/theta Τ Υ Φ Χ Ψ Ω Tau (taw) Upsilon (oop-si-lon) Phi (fie or fee) Chi (kie) Psi (sigh) Omega ΚΔ KKΓ ΦΜ ΠΒΦ Kappa Delta Kappa Kappa Gamma Phi Mu Pi Beta Phi www.unl.edu/kd www.unl.edu/kappa www.unl.edu/phimu www.unl.edu/piphi Legacy: A legacy is a woman whose mother, sister, or in some cases grandmother, is an alumna or an active member of a sorority. Because each woman is considered on an individual basis, the sorority is not obligated to extend a bid to a legacy. By the same token, a potential new member should choose the group with which she feels most comfortable. National Panhellenic Conference (NPC): The coordinating body of all college Panhellenic Associations in the United States and Canada. National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): A governing body composed of nine national, historically AfricanAmerican sororities and fraternities. New Member: A woman who has accepted a bid to join a sorority but has not been initiated. Panhellenic Association: The governing body for the 14 NPC sororities at UNL. Philanthropy: Community service or fund-raising effort to promote human welfare. Recommendation/Reference: A written letter or statement recommending a potential member to a sorority. Recruitment: An organized activity to meet potential new members. Sister: A term used within a women’s fraternity when referring to other members. Sorority: A Greek-letter sisterhood; also called a women’s fraternity. Recruitment Schedule Monday, August 17th: Orientation 9:00 AM Participants living in the Residence Halls may check in. 2:00 PM Optional Parent Informational Session, Kimball Recital Hall 2:30-3:30 PM Recruitment Guide will be stopping by your room to drop off important information. Make sure to be in your dorm by this time. 6:00-6:15 PM Registration at the City Campus Union Plaza 6:15-8:10 PM Chapter Introductions 8:20-8:50 PM Philanthropy and Chapter Tours Set 1 9:00-9:30 PM Philanthropy and Chapter Tours Set 2 9:30-10:00 PM Invitations Distributed Dos - Your recruitment t-shirt given to you by the recruitment guide - Jeans, skirt, shorts - Comfortable shoes - Very casual Tuesday, August 18th: Round I, Chapter Orientation Day 9:00 AM Pick up schedule at the City Campus Union Plaza 9:30-6:30 PM Eight Sessions 9:30-10:20 AM ______________________________________________ Dos - A skirt, capris, casual sundress, pants and a nice shirt - Comfortable shoes (flats or sandals) 10:30-11:20 AM ______________________________________________ 11:30-12:20 PM ______________________________________________ 12:20-1:20 PM 1:30-2:20 PM Lunch at the City Campus Union Plaza ______________________________________________ 2:30-3:20 PM ______________________________________________ 3:30-4:20 PM ______________________________________________ 4:30-5:20 PM ______________________________________________ 5:30-6:20 PM ______________________________________________ 6:30 PM Dinner with your Recruitment Guide Don’ts - Dresses or heels Don’ts - No jeans or denim - No heels—you will be doing a lot of walking Wednesday, August 19th: Round II, Chapter Interest Day 8:00-9:00 AM Meet with your Recruitment Guide 12:30-5:20 PM Five Sessions 12:30-1:20 PM ______________________________________________ 1:30-2:20 PM ______________________________________________ 2:30-3:20 PM ______________________________________________ 3:30-4:20 PM ______________________________________________ 4:30-5:20 PM ______________________________________________ 5:30 PM Pizza Party at the Nebraska Union Thursday, August 20th: Round III, Preference Day 8:00-9:00 AM Meet with your Recruitment Guide 11:30-2:50 PM Three Sessions 11:30-12:40 PM ______________________________________________ 12:50-2:00 PM ______________________________________________ 2:10-3:20 PM ______________________________________________ 3:30 PM Turn in Preferences Friday, August 21st: Bid Day 12:00 PM Meet with your Recruitment Guide 12:30-1:30 PM Potential new members will receive invitations to membership and proceed to individual chapter activities. Plan on attending! 1:30-3:30 PM Individual Chapter Activities 3:30-8:15 PM Big Red Welcome 4:15 PM New Student Convocation 5:15 PM Picnic for new student/faculty and staff 8:15 PM Tunnel Walk Saturday, August 22nd: Chapter Bonding Most chapters will have activities planned for new members. Keep this date open! Dos - Sundress, skirt, pant outfit - Comfortable shoes (flats, sandals, or a kitten heel) Don’ts - No jeans or denim Dos - Nice dress - Comfortable heels Don’ts - No jeans or denim - No formal or prom dresses Dos - T-shirt or tank top—new members will receive t-shirts from their new chapter so wear something you can slip the new t-shirt over easily - Jeans, shorts, skirt, capris - Comfortable shoes - Very casual Don’ts - No dresses or heels Pi Beta Phi www.pibetaphi.org/unl President: Kirsten Christensen Recruitment Chair: Cortney Lehms Phi Mu www.unl.edu/phimu President: Ellen Berggren Recruitment Chair: McKenzie Wessling Color: Rose and White Color: Wine and Silver Blue Symbol: Quatrefoil Symbol: Arrow and Angel Flower: Pink Carnation Flower: Wine Carnation Motto: “Faithful Sisters” Motto: “To cultivate sincere friendship, establish the real object of life, promote the happiness of humanity and encourage and assist members in moral, mental, and social advancement.” Philanthropies: Greek Man of the Year, Pizzapalooza, Blizzard Bash Philanthropies: CARS (Champions Are Readers), TAKE Self- Defense, First Book Benefits: Children’s Miracle Network, Omaha Children’s Hospital Benefits: Links to Literacy-Lincoln, Lighthouse Nickname: Phi M Nickname: Pi Phi Spring 2008 GPA: 3.060 Spring 2008 GPA: 3.370 ΠBF FM Kappa Kappa Gamma Kappa Delta www.unl.edu/kappa www.unl.edu/kd President: Rachel Leitt President: Ashley McDonald Recruitment Chair: Kacie Zysset Recruitment Chair: Lauren Pierce Color: Light and Dark Blue Color: Olive Green and Pearl White Symbol: Key Symbol: Koala Bear Flower: Fleur-de-lis (iris) Flower: White Rose Motto: “To promote the hand of friendship, mutual support, opportunity for self-growth, respect for intellectual development, and an understanding of and allegiance to positive ethical principles.” Motto: “Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest.” Philanthropies: Kappa Kabana, Kappa Karnival Philanthropies: Chillifest, Green Screen in the Garden Benefits: Friendship Home, The Rose McGill Fund Benefits: CEDARS, Prevent Child Abuse America, and Children’s Hospital in Richmond, VA, Orthopedic Research Award Nickname: Kappa Nickname: K-D Spring 2009 GPA: 3.470 Spring 2009 GPA: 3.445 KKG KD Kappa Alpha Theta Gamma Phi Beta www.unl.edu/theta www.unl.edu/gammaphi President: Elisa Slattery President: Chelsey Colburn Recruitment Chair: Sarah Reed Recruitment Chair: Paige Lockwood Color: Black and Gold Color: Brown and Mode (Tan) Symbol: Kite Symbol: Crescent Moon Flower: Pansy Flower: Pink Carnation Motto: “To promote an environment which fosters a lifetime commitment to sisterhood.” Motto: “Founded Upon a Rock” Philanthropies: CASA 5K Run Pace Race for Kids, Theta KATwalk, Date-A-Theta Philanthropies: Do It Sober, French Toast Feed Benefits: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Benefits: American Cancer Society, Camp Fire USA Nickname: Theta Nickname: Gamma Phi Spring 2009 GPA: 3.418 Spring 2009 GPA: 3.615 KAQ GFB Delta Gamma Delta Delta Delta www.unl.edu/dg www.unl.edu/tridelt President: Evan Edwards President: Amanda Pargett Recruitment Chair: Nikki Burks Recruitment Chair: Kelsie Wilde Color: Bronze, Pink and Blue Color: Silver, Gold and Blue Symbol: Hanna Doll and Anchor Symbol: Dolphin Flower: “Delta Gamma” Cream-Colored Rose Flower: Pansy Motto: “Do Good” Motto: “Let us steadfastly love one another.” Philanthropies: Sundaes on Sunday, Anchor Splash Philanthropies: Flap Jack Snack Attack, Batters Up Benefits: Aid to the Blind Benefits: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Nickname: DG Nickname: Tri Delta Spring 2009 GPA: 3.442 Spring 2009 GPA: 3.168 DG DDD Chi Omega Alpha Xi Delta www.unl.edu/chiomega www.unl.edu/axid President: Allison Potter President: Brier Schuetz Recruitment Chair: Kristen Cochran Recruitment Chair: Robin Morris Color: Cardinal and Straw Color: Double Blue and Gold Symbol: Owl Symbol: Quill and “Fuzzie” Teddy Bear Flower: White Carnation Flower: Pink Rose Motto: “To consistently challenge women to grow, to develop, and to strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives.” Motto: “Inspiring Women to Reach Their Potential” Philanthropies: Hallo-Wing Fling, Chi-O Candy Grams Benefits: Child Advocacy Center and Make-A-Wish Foundation Nickname: Chi-O Philanthropies: Fiesta Feed, Tiki Roast Benefits: Make-A-Wish Foundation Nickname: Alpha Xi or A-Xi-D Spring 2009 GPA: 3.248 Spring 2009 GPA: 3.664 CW ΑXD Alpha Phi Alpha Omicron Pi www.unl.edu/aphi www.unl.edu/aopi President: Lindsay Groshans President: Megan Rogers Recruitment Chair: Julie Hetcko Recruitment Chair: Amanda Wattier Color: Silver and Bordeaux Color: Cardinal Symbol: Ivy Leaf and “Phi” Teddy Bear Symbol: Panda and Sheaf of Wheat Flower: Lily of the Valley Flower: Jacqueminot Rose Motto: “Union Hand in Hand” Motto: “Emulator’s of the Best” Philanthropies: Phiva Las Vegas (Poker Tournament), A-Phi Open Philanthropies: Hoop-It, Camp Out to Strike Out Arthritis Benefits: Cardiac Aid Benefits: Arthritis Research Nickname: A-Phi Nickname: A-O-Pi Spring 2009 GPA: 3.560 Spring 2009 GPA: 3.435 AF ΑOP Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Chi Omega www.unl.edu/adpi www.unl.edu/aco President: Dani Dobbins President: Kate Johnson Recruitment Chair: Heather Hottovy Recruitment Chair: Holly Lanoha Color: Blue and White Color: Scarlet and Olive Green Symbol: Lion Symbol: Lyre Flower: Woodland Violet Flower: Red Carnation Motto: “We live for each other” Motto: “Together let us seek the heights” Philanthropies: Get Your Noodle On, Pop Tab Drive Philanthropies: Chips and Dip, Raising the Roof with FarmHouse Benefits: Ronald McDonald House Benefits: Friendship Home (Domestic Violence) Nickname: A-D-Pi Nickname: Alpha Chi or A-Chi-O Spring 2009 GPA: 3.318 Spring 2009 GPA: 3.252 Alpha Delta Pi does not have a live-in chapter unit. Their offices are located in Selleck Quadrangle. Α∆Π ΑΧΩ Guidelines and Formal Recruitment Rules for Potential New Members A few hints and guidelines to help make your recruitment experience positive and fun. 1. Nametags. You will be responsible for wearing your Panhellenic nametag during all formal recruitment events. 2. Eligibility. You are eligible to pledge if you have enrolled as a full-time student (12 or more credit hours), or if you are an upperclassman who has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. 3. Attendance. You must attend all scheduled Panhellenic meetings and orientations and the maximum number of daily events for which you are invited to attend. In case of an illness, accident or emergency, notify a Recruitment Guide or the Office of Greek Affairs (472-2582). 4. Favors. Do not remove anything from the chapter houses during Fall Formal Recruitment events (favors, nametags, etc.). 5. Communication. During the week of Fall Formal Recruitment, you may not communicate (in person, phone calls, e-mail, etc) with sorority women, excluding Recruitment Guides, Panhellenic Executive Board members, and Panhellenic staff, except during scheduled recruitment events. Exceptions to be made at the discretion of the Greek Advisor. 6.Bids. Bids inviting you to join a sorority may be given only through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Panhellenic Association and issued through that body. Promise of an invitation or a bid during the week is forbidden. Any sorority should be reported who extends such a bid, and any potential member who accepts is subject to penalties of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Panhellenic Association. 7. Third party recruitment. There is to be no deliberate membership recruitment through a third party — alumnae, relatives, teachers, friends, or men. 8. Meetings. You must attend every event you have accepted — at the time assigned. Any absence is unacceptable and may result in immediately being released from Fall Formal Recruitment. In case of an illness, accident or emergency, you must notify a Recruitment Guide or the Office of Greek Affairs (472-2582). 9. No guarantee. A sorority may not state or imply that you are guaranteed an invitation to join the sorority at any time during Fall Formal Recruitment, even if you are a legacy. Recruitment Rules & Policies This code of ethics is a set of standards and morals that we as sorority women want to set for ourselves in the recruitment process. This is a belief system that we have established in order for everyone to remain focused on the principles for which we were founded. Right to Choice Each potential member will have the right to make her own decision without influence from others, including individual chapters, members, or alumnae. Enjoyment Potential members will have the right to be in a comfortable and pressure-free environment. Promoting the System The promotion of Greek membership will be the primary concern for all Greek System members. Truth Potential members will be entitled to the truth at all times during the recruitment process. Responsibility It will be the responsibility of all members to understand and be able to enunciate the National Panhellenic Conference guidelines, chapter expectations, and values. Membership Membership selection will not be discriminatory on the basis of race, material wealth, appearance, disability, sexual orientation, or age. Respect All Greek members will show consideration and appreciation for each other. Oral Bidding By mutual consent there will be no oral bidding. Oral bidding will be understood to mean inviting anyone into membership prior to formal bid day or using persistent persuasion to secure a commitment from the potential member for the preference of its group. This can also be thought of as an inducement to pledge. This includes any discussion concerning recruitment prior to the potential member picking up her bid card. Recruitment Following the filing of a “sorority preference card” and Bid Day there will be a period of time where active sorority women may be in contact with potential members. This time period is still considered part of recruitment. Under no circumstances should any sorority woman ask a potential member the chapters she listed on her preference card nor should any sorority woman indicate to a potential member that she is on a “final list.” Financial Information Based on costs of chapter maintenance, membership programming, and social events, financial responsibility is extremely important to individual chapters. The costs of belonging to a chapter are the most expensive during the first year of sorority membership. It is important that a potential new member joining a sorority understands and is able to meet the financial obligations associated with membership. During recruitment, a potential new member should ask sorority members about financial obligations. Included is a chart that will give you an idea of high, low, and average sorority costs. The figures do not include optional expenses. A woman living outside the chapter house during her first year of membership pays the new member fee. Many of the chapters require each new member to pay a one-time corporation assessment and initiation fee. A sorority pin is also purchased on or before initiation. Although a new member’s first year includes one-time fees, sorority living expenses are very comparable to other living options. Each chapter provides the opportunity for women to live in the chapter house at some point. The live-in costs are a compilation of all costs incurred by a member living in the chapter house such as room, board, and other mandatory fees. When a member lives outside the house she is required to pay a live-out fee. Live-out costs include such things as maintenance fees, social dues, and occasional meals. Live-in and live-out fees are usually paid in installments, but many chapters offer alternative payment plans. It is important to note that each chapter has its own criteria concerning which members may live in or live out of the chapter house. 2008-2009 New Member Fees Average High Low $1,462 $2,050 $955 2008-2009 Live-in Fees (room, board, and chapter fees) Average High Low $4,937 $5,490 $4,500 Q and A What do I wear? Check out the pictures included in this brochure as well as the Dos and Don’ts. Remember, the days are going to be long and hot! Your main concern should be comfort as you will be doing a great deal of walking and standing in the sun. What happens at a recruitment party? A recruitment party is the time set aside for prospective members to learn more about individual chapters and for chapter members to learn more about potential new members. Potential new members will meet and talk to various members of the chapters, see skits and videos, and tour the houses. Remember, members are just as nervous about meeting new people and making a good impression as you are. They are concentrating on portraying a favorable image of their chapter as much as you are concerned about positively representing yourself. Most women are meeting you for the first time and will need to ask the same “get to know you” questions. Don’t be shy. The more you get to know the chapters and vice-versa, the easier it will be to select the chapters which are right for you. What about rumors? It is possible that during recruitment you may hear rumors about chapters or chapter members. Speaking unfavorably of a chapter, chapter member, or another potential new member could result in influencing someone’s recruitment experience and possibly hurting someone’s feelings. A potential new member’s concerns should be learning about those chapters in which she is most interested. If you encounter any negative comments or behavior from chapter members or other potential new members, do not hesitate to report it. Questions and concerns should be directed to your Recruitment Guide or the recruitment staff. What if I get sick? There is always a possibility that a potential new member may become ill or have something happen to limit her participation in recruitment. Whatever the situation, don’t worry. Alert your Recruitment Guide and she will help you with whatever you need. The individual chapters are very understanding and will make the appropriate exceptions in these cases. To prevent illness, we recommend you eat before starting the day and feel free to ask for water or a drink when you are thirsty. Also, remember that the days are long, so get plenty of rest. I have a schedule conflict during recruitment week. Can I still participate? Greek Affairs will work with any woman who has a campus-related conflict such as marching band practice, Big Red Singers, or any of the varsity athletic teams. We do not make special accommodations for work conflicts. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Office of Greek Affairs as soon as possible. Tips • If you drop, break, or spill something, know that it happens often enough to be mentioned here and should not be a concern • If you are offered food or beverage, be practical. If you are hungry or thirsty, take it, but it is acceptable to decline if you are not. It is expected that you will become hungry or thirsty, so know that you will be offered refreshments by the chapters. • If you have to use the restroom, ask in the chapter house. Between parties your Recruitment Guide can escort you into a chapter house. • Be on time! Recruitment is a minute-by-minute process. • If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your Recruitment Guide. That’s why she is there! Dining Hall Service Cather Pound Neihardt—meals available Monday, August 17th to Wednesday, August 19th, hours are 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for Brunch and 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM for Dinner . Harper/Schramm/Smith, Abel/Sandoz, and Cather/Pound—continental breakfast available Tuesday, August 18th and Wednesday, August 19th, hours are 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Thursday, August 20th • Abel Sandoz, Cather Pound Neihardt, Harper Schramm Smith, Selleck, East Campus Union Cafe—Brunch (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM) and Dinner (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM) • Cather Pound Neihardt Husker Hoagie available 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Friday, August 21st • Abel Sandoz, Cather Pound Neihardt, Harper Schramm Smith, Selleck, East Campus Union Cafe—Only Serving Brunch (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM) • Cather Pound Neihardt Husker Hoagie available 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM • Dinner for all Freshmen will be a picnic on R Street between 12th and 13th Street from 5:15 PM to 6:30 PM after the Chancellor’s address to the Freshman Class Saturday, August 22nd • Abel Sandoz, Cather Pound Neihardt, Harper Schramm Smith, Selleck, East Campus Union Cafe—Brunch (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM) and Dinner (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM) Sunday, August 23rd • Abel Sandoz, Cather Pound Neihardt, Harper Schramm Smith, Selleck, East Campus Union Cafe—Only Serving Brunch (11:00 AM to 1:00 PM) • Selleck—Sandwich Dinner (4:30 PM - 6:30 PM) and also dinner items being provided at Big Red Welcome! 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