We are so glad that you’re interested in learning more about the sorority and fraternity community here at Indiana University. I’m Craig and I’m one of the assistant directors in the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, or OSFL. I’m one of the nine staff members in the OSFL who work to
Support the sorority and fraternity community through advising, programming, and focusing on student safety and academic achievement at all time. The sorority and fraternity community at Indiana University is comprised of over 7,800 members, which is roughly 20% of the undergraduate student body at IU. We have 68 fraternities and sororities that belong to
One of four different councils, the Interfraternity Council, the Multicultural Greek Council, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the Panhellenic Association. Hello my name is Alexis Karwoski, and I am one of our assistant directors in OSFL. We have a rich 175 years of history and traditions within
The sorority and fraternity community here on campus. The community first began in 1845 with Beta Theta Pi being the first social fraternity established at IU. From there, many organizations followed, and many of those chapters are single letter chapters, meaning that they have existed on our campus for decades,
Some for even more than a 100 years. Throughout the years, fraternity and sorority members have been leaders on our campus and in our communities. Their hard work has led to the creation of IUDM and the women’s Little 500 races. Panhellenic Association has fully funded and sent women across the
World to build schools in Malawi and Nicaragua through their partnership with Circle of Sisterhood and Build On. In the fall 2019 semester alone, our members raised more than $700,000 raised more than $700,000 to be donated to their philanthropies and they completed 37,000 collective service hours. And of course, many prominent
And engaged IU alumni were also members of Greek letter organizations, including Herman B Wells, who was president of IU for 25 years. It was his vision that transformed the university into the internationally renowned educational institution that it is today. Joining a sorority and fraternity can be one of
The most important and impactful decisions that you make while being a student at IU. We want to reiterate that this is a privilege and many standards must be met before and during your membership. Our sorority and fraternity organizations are all values-based organizations. Students are expected to uphold the values of their organization,
Through their daily actions. We also expect that members will uphold the IU and OSFL, values, two of which are safety and accountability. We expect all members to abide by the IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. We do not tolerate hazing within our sorority and fraternity community. Additionally, our office has
Implemented several policies and educational programs over the years to create a safer fraternity and sorority community. Each year, members participate in health and wellness programs centered around being an active bystander, drug and alcohol harm reduction, sexual violence prevention, and overall leadership development. More information about our initiatives can be viewed at our website.
Beyond upholding the values of our organizations and our larger community, there are additional expectations that need to be met before and after joining an organization. In order to join a sorority fraternity here at IU, interested students must complete OSFL’s prospective member orientation. You can find more information about how to
Complete the orientation on our website. Once you join the sorority or fraternity community, you will be expected to attend chapter and council meetings, learn and uphold chapter, council, and university policies, prioritize your academic studies and attend required programming hosted by your organization and by OSFL. Many organizations also require members to be
Involved in other campus organizations and activities. There is a financial commitment that comes to joining a fraternity or sorority. You will be responsible, remain dues your chapter, which vary by council, and each semester sorority and fraternity members are sorority and fraternity members are billed a Greek fee onto their Bursar bill.
These funds ultimately fund our staff These funds ultimately fund our staff and programmatic support that we provide to our organizations. Information about the Greek fee is available on our website. We share these expectations and standards with you so that you can make an informed decision about joining a sorority or fraternity at IU.
While there are many benefits, there are also many responsibilities that come with membership and a Greek-letter organization. Now you may be asking yourself, what is a council, and what’s the difference between councils, and all the different Greek letter organizations? Well, we have several people here to share more information
About each of the councils, including the council’s purpose, their recruitment and membership intake processes, and financial expectations. Hello everyone. My name is Bennett Rizner and I’m currently the Vice President of Communications for the Interfraternity Council here at Indiana University. Today I’m gonna give a brief overview of the Interfraternity Council
As well as recruitment. We at the Interfraternity Council exist to promote the shared interests and values of remember, fraternities, leadership, service, brotherhood and scholarship. We believe in fraternity and the shared values of fraternity that drive the IFC to create better communities, better chapters, and better men. Currently we have 27 organizations on campus.
Looking to gain one more in the current coming year. In terms of recruitment, the IFC supports open recruitment, also known as 365 recruitment. This means that chapters are continuously meeting potential new members for the organization throughout the entire year. However, most chapters will participate in IFC recruitment that takes place at the beginning
Of the fall and spring semesters. This is a semi-structured process that allows prospective members to get to meet members of all IFC organizations. Interested men must sign up for recruitment and paid a $20 recruitment fee in order to go through this process. The link is on the IFC website.
You have the opportunity to see all IFC chapters that you’re interested in. We recommend that you check out chapters’ national websites, social media accounts, as well as a specific chapter websites and get in contact with them through email. In terms of financial obligations, every chapter and IFC has membership
Dues are associated with joining and maintaining membership. Each chapter also has their own specific due structure and we encourage you to ask about the financial obligation for the chapter during recruitment. If like any more information on any of this, please visit our website at www.ifcindiana.org.
I’d like to thank you for listening to me today, and I look forward to seeing you at fall recruitment. Hi everyone. My name is Tanya Camargo and I’m the current president of the Multicultural Greek Council. I’m an incoming senior and I’m a proud member of
Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. >> Hey, my name is Kalhan Raina. I’m the current treasurer of MCGC, and I’m an incoming senior and a brother, of Beta Chi Theta. >> MCGC our mission is to foster a safe environment for lifelong learning and development by empowering our members professionally, personally,
And academically. By challenging societal norms and comfort zones our council operates as a catalyst for multiculturalism, equity, and inclusion on IU’s campus. >> We build our community around four pillars, which are civic engagement, academic excellence, equity, inclusion, and leadership development. MCGC is composed of 13 organizations, five fraternities and eight sororities
That each represent different cultures. We have South Asian, East Asian, LatinX, and Multicultural representation among our council. >> Before we go into other information about our council is some upcoming events we have in the fall semester of 2020. We have our week of events for MCGC that’s going to span
During the week of Labor Day. We will also have a huge event called Meet MCGC, where people will get the opportunity to meet people from our differing 13 organizations. >> I’m going to talk about membership intake and recruitment. So membership intake and recruitment for MCGC varies by each organization.
We recommend those people that are interested to check out the organization’s respective websites or social media for more information regarding specific dates and times. >> Along those lines, we also wanted to highlight financial obligations if you decide to join a Greek organization under the Multicultural Greek Council. For each council, they will disclose
Different financial obligations during the membership intake process. They do tend to be less expensive than the Interfraternal Council and Panhellenic Association organizations. And also we wanted to highlight, if you would like to learn more about our council in general, you can follow our Instagram page @mcgc_iub and also check out our website and
Mcgciub.com Thank you. >> Thanks. Hi everyone. My name is Anya Johnson and I’m a current member in Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. within the National Pan-Hellenic Council. In the National Pan-Hellenic Council, there are nine organizations, formally known as The Divine Nine On IU’s campus we have six of those organizations
Three fraternities and three sororities. The council holds different types of programming and community service events throughout the school year and we do plan on hosting virtual events in the fall. If you are ever interested in becoming a member of a Divine Nine organization some tips to make sure you are
Appropriately expressing interests are, one, being discrete, two, doing your research before expressing interest, three, following the chapter’s social media handles, four, attending events that the chapter is hosting, and five, focusing on your personal brand as all of these organizations come with the standard that their members must uphold. Intake and financial obligations within
The Council is specific to each of those organizations. There are existing membership intake processes for each organization, and it is advised to do research and ask questions. For further information about processes, go to national websites for more understanding, Thank you. Hi, I’m Kylie Clouse and I’ll be talking to you guys about Panhellenic.
Panhellenic is a community comprised of 22 unique organizations and we believe in empowering every single Panhellenic woman and to making a difference in their chapters, the Greek community, Indiana University, and the city of Bloomington. We hope to inspire this positive change through opportunities and education, service, philanthropy, leadership, and personal development.
Our values, our friendship, leadership, service, knowledge, integrity, and community. There are two main ways to join the PHA community. The first is through primary recruitment. Primary recruitment takes place at the beginning of the spring semester of each academic year. Each potential new member will be returning to campus before classes begin
And we’ll have the opportunity to visit all 22 Panhellenic chapters during a two-week recruitment process. The registration for primary recruitment 2021 will be opened on September 1, 2020. The registration link is on the Panhellenic website. Potential new members must have a 2.8 cumulative GPA from college and 12 credit hours in order
To go through primary recruitment. The second way to join us is through informal recruitment. The informal recruitment process takes place outside of the primary structured recruitment process. This process occurs during both fall and spring semester, but first-year students must wait until spring semester to join a chapter through primary or informal recruitment.
Information on dates and which chapters will be hosting informal recruitment will be listed on Panhellenic website. Finally, I want to talk about financial and time obligations. Financial and time obligations will vary depending on whether or not you live in the house and a detailed breakdown for each chapter’s financial commitments
Can be found on Panhellenic website. Thank you so much. Hi, my name is Leslie Fasone I’m the Assistant Dean for Sorority and Fraternity Life at IU. We hope that we’ve answered many of your questions about our sorority and fraternity community, and that you’ve enjoyed hearing from some of our student leaders about what
They’ve gained from getting involved. We’re so excited for you or your student to join the IU community and to potentially join a sorority or fraternity. There’s so many wonderful reasons to get involved in Greek life, such as leadership development, philanthropy and service, academic support, and sister and brotherhood.
For me, it was a pivotal moment where I learned how to become a better leader, created lifelong friendships, and developed skills that I saw reflect on and use today. Greek life at IU has a 175 year history, and we hope that you or your student are interested in carrying on its legacy.
If you have additional questions now or in the future, you can reach your staff via phone or email. We also hope that you’ll visit our website for more information and follow us on Instagram. Go Greek and Go IU!