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1 Home Away from Home: Greek Life Orientation 2013

2 CofC Greek Community IFC –Alpha Epsilon Pi –Beta Theta Pi –Kappa Alpha –Kappa Sigma –Phi Gamma Delta –Phi Kappa Tau –Pi Kappa Alpha –Pi Kappa Phi –Sigma Alpha Epsilon –Sigma Chi –Sigma Nu NPHC –Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. –Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. –Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. –Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. –Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. –Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. –Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Panhellenic –Alpha Delta Pi –Chi Omega –Delta Delta Delta –Delta Gamma –Kappa Alpha Theta –Kappa Delta –Phi Mu –Sigma Delta Tau –Zeta Tau Alpha

3 Greek Life Office The mission of the Office of Greek Life is to promote student development by providing opportunities for scholarship, leadership, community service, campus involvement and fraternal friendship and by ensuring all members a high-quality and safe undergraduate experience.

4 Greek Life Staff Trez Greene Interim Director Trish Robinson Graduate Intern Norma Luden Administrative Assistant

5 Advantages of Membership A support group to help make the adjustment to college easier. Standards for membership that promote accountability and responsibility. Resources to help students achieve their academic goals. Leadership skills acquired through hands-on experiences and participation. Active participation in meaningful service and philanthropy projects and opportunities to help others. Valuable interaction with alumni and advisors who are professionals that volunteer their time and talent to help guide chapter operations.

6 In Their Words “When we brought Sam to C of C freshman year, we invited him to take advantage of every opportunity available, and his decision to join a fraternity turned out to be one of the most critical and positive decisions that he made.” -Fred & Irene Orelove, Parents of Sam Orelove, Alpha Epsilon Pi

7 Time Commitment Expected to be an active member within the chapter Weekly chapter/new member meetings other mandatory events throughout the semester –Extent of involvement may vary depending on semester and what roles students have in the chapter Academics always comes first!

8 What does it cost? Dues vary for each organization and all payment is handled through individual chapters Panhellenic Council & Interfraternity Council (IFC) Dues: $400-$600 per semester Payment plans and scholarships available Typically cost more during first semester due to one time fees National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Dues: $900-$1400 one-time lump sum in the first semester, much lower thereafter

9 Greek Housing 7 Sorority Houses & 5 Fraternity Houses owned by CofC and overseen by the Department of Residence Life, 3 off-campus privately owned homes. Houses hold 5-12 members, each organization responsible for filling their houses and do so differently. Houses are not a central part of Greek experience at The College.

10 Does hazing still exist? The College of Charleston, as well as each national fraternity and sorority, has a zero-tolerance policy regarding hazing that is consistent with South Carolina state law. If you feel that your student is participating in inappropriate activities as a result of membership in a fraternity or sorority, contact the Office of Greek Life 843.953.6320.

11 Panhellenic Council Important Dates July 18: Last Day to Register for Recruitment August 11: Recruitment Early Move-In Day August 12-13: Events for incoming students led by recruitment counselors August 13: Recruitment Convocation August 14-17: Formal Recruitment August 18: Bid Day How to Register Register Online! http://greeks.cofc.edu $100 Registration Fee

12 Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) Important Dates August 18: Georgestock August 19: Convocation August 19-23: Recruitment Events August 24: Bid Day How to Register Register Online! http://greeks.cofc.edu No registration fee, Bid Day fee of $20

13 National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Membership Intake Process Interest meeting notices posted around campus during the academic year. Most have MIP once a year. NPHC groups require a minimum GPA of 2.3-2.5 and 12-15 hours of college credit depending on the individual group. Welcome Week Activities August 18: Georgestock August 19: Welcome Back Event August 20: Greek 101 August 22: NPHC Meet the Greeks & Open House

14 Questions? 97 Wentworth Annex 843.953.6320

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