Being part of a student organization puts you in a greater position to succeed than those who are not involved. Studies have shown that those students who get involved in extracurricular organizations report greater happiness with their college experience, better grades, more fun, closer friends, and they have even been shown to make more money upon graduating!
Values - Values are a large reason why students join Greek organizations. Committing to your personal values and finding friends who share common values helps increase the bonds of friendship and create a successful base for your education and life.
Leadership - Being part of a fraternity/sorority allows students opportunities to develop their leadership skills that will help them later in life. Opportunities include leadership conferences, leadership positions, mentors and role models, and the opportunity to interact and lead a diverse organization. Greeks are also involved in nearly every student organization on campus, many taking leadership roles in those organizations.
Scholarship - Greek organizations not only offer scholarship promoting academic success, but many organizations have academic development programs for members, and provide training and support for study skills and time management.
Alumnae Involvement/Networking - The opportunity to interact with alumnae members allows student to get to know professionals who may be working in their field of study, and who share a common bond of brotherhood/sisterhood.
Fun - Being part of a social fraternity/sorority is a lot of fun! Activities include opportunities to social with other organizations, both Greek and non-Greek, service activities, and brotherhood/sisterhood events.
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Sororities at Pitt State utilize a formal recruitment process that takes place the week before classes begin each fall. During this time, women interested in joining sororities move into their assigned residence halls early, they get a chance to visit each sorority and meet members from each chapter. Sorority recruitment is open all PSU women who are enrolled as full-time students.
You must register online to participate in sorority recruitment. There is a fee to participate in recruitment which includes meals and activities.
Sunday, August 14th Move-InWomen participating in sorority recruitment need to check-in for recruitment at the Campus Activities Center between 10am-12pm on August 14th; the Campus Activities Center is located in the Overman Student Center. Students who have a contract with University Housing will be allowed to move into their residence hall room beginning at 10:00 AM. Only students with existing contracts with University Housing will move in to their assigned residence halls early for sorority recruitment. Check-in to your assigned residence hall MUST be completed between 10am-12pm on August 14th; you will have the majority of the afternoon to move in. Recruitment Staff members will be on hand to assist with moving!
Parent’s OrientationDuring this session, parents will be provided information regarding all facts of sorority life and will be able to get all their questions answered by the PSU Greek Advisor and members of the Recruitment Staff. Parent Orientation will be at 4pm on August 14th in the Crimson & Gold Ballroom, located in the Overman Student Center - see you there!Monday, August 15thRecruitment OrientationStudents will be informed about the upcoming week activities, will get acquainted with other guests and will be assigned to their Recruitment Counselors.
House Tours DayStudents will travel to each sorority’s chapter house and will be introduced to Sorority Life and all that it can offer. Dress is casual with cool, comfortable clothes and comfortable walking shoes.Tuesday, August 16thSisterhood DayStudents will travel to each sorority’s chapter house and will be introduced to each Sorority and its activities and standards. Dress is casual with cool, comfortable clothes and comfortable walking shoes.Wednesday, August 17thPhilanthropy DayStudents will be introduced to the value of community service and the important role it plays within each chapter. Students may participate in a project with the chapter members that related to that organization's philanthropic focus. Dress for this evening is still comfortable, but slightly dressier. A nice skirt, capri pants or sun dress are recommended.
Thursday, August 18thPreference DayThis night is the most sentimental of all the evenings. During this night, students may participate in a sisterhood ceremony and may hear speakers talk about the sisterhood within their chapters. Dress for this evening is the most formal. A nice dress or pant outfit is recommended.Friday, August 19thBid DayStudents will find out which chapter they have been invited to join. Although morning activities are casual, chapters have a formal association ceremony later in the day, and all chapters recommended a nice white dress for the occasion.
Greek Leadership Council - August 20thThe Greek Leadership Council (GLC) will be coordinating and sponsoring a variety of activities throughout the academic year. On Saturday, August 20th fraternity/sorority members will assist with University Housing Move-In Crew, GLC will host a BBQ in the Oval for all students to attend, and then provide space for chapters to utilize during Chapter Time.
Greek Life Risk Management Policy
Greek Life Judicial Complaint Form
ICS Login for Chapters
Greek Week 2016 Handbook
If you have questions about sorority recruitment, please contact us at PittStateRecruitment@gmail.com
For more information or general questions, please contact the Campus Activities Center at (620)-235-4795 or firstname.lastname@example.org