Sorority life offers so much: friendship, leadership, service, social events and more! It is a home away from home for many young women. It is a place to grow and mature. It provides leadership development and philanthropic opportunities. Your sorority sisters become your support network. You can lean on them for help. You rely on them to get you through good times and bad. You support each other. And you change and grow to become a better person because of them. Joining a sorority is not only going to enrich your college experience; it’s going to provide you with the foundation for a successful life after college.
Is it right for you?
- Do you like to be involved in a wide variety of activities?
- Is high academic achievement important to you?
- Do you enjoy meeting new people?
- Do you enjoy volunteering?
- Do you enjoy mentoring others?
- Do you like to organize and direct events?
- Do you enjoy participating in athletics?
- Do you enjoy performing on stage in dance or theater?
- Do you want to learn in the classroom AND grow as a person with new life skills that will help you beyond your years in school?
- Do you like the idea of a life-long friends and a nation-wide network of alumnae?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then you can find a home in a sorority. Every campus and every chapter is different, but sororities participate in all kinds of things from intramural activities, to short theater productions, to musical performances, and much more! On top of that, they host events to raise money for local and national charities and volunteer time with a wide variety of local agencies. And if you are elected to a leadership role, you’ll basically be an officer on the board of a small corporation.
We’re not saying that sorority life is right for everyone, everywhere. To see if it’s a fit for you, try going through recruitment. You will meet a lot of new people and new friends — and potential sorority sisters.
The information below pertains only to Sororities on campus belonging to the National Panhellenic Conference of which Alpha Chi Omega and Kappa Delta are members. For recruitment information regarding Theta Nu Xi, USU’s multicultural sorority, please visit http://www.thetanuxi.org
Sorority recruitment is a great experience. During recruitment you will meet new people on your campus and be exposed to a new opportunity for involvement. Here is some advice to help you through the recruitment process:
- Be yourself.
- Have genuine and honest conversations.
- Spend time really getting to know the members.
- Expose yourself to the chapter experience.
- Get insight into the value of membership.
- Seek accurate information from the college or university.
- Look for the group where you feel most comfortable.
- Keep an open mind.
- Trust the process.
- Have fun.
To guide you through your recruitment process, there will be a team of individuals that will help you find your way and answer any questions you may have
The Panhellenic Recruitment Team
This group of individuals consists of current sorority and staff members of the Student Involvement and Leadership Center. Recruitment Guides (AKA “Rho Gammas”), will help you during your recruitment experience. Even though these women are current members or alumnae of a particular organization, they have chosen not to be in their current chapter house during recruitment. They are available to help you find your place in the Utah State University Greek Community. Each of the participants will be assigned to a Rho Chi at the beginning of Formal Recruitment.
What to Wear
- Open Houses (Evening One and Two): Both of these evenings are casual events. All types of clothing are acceptable.
- Preference Party: During the last evening of recruitment, you will visit a maximum of two chapters. This party will last about one hour and will allow you to really get to know the chapter and to make your final choice. Attire is semi-formal. Skirts and dresses are appropriate.
- Bid Day: During this day, you will discover which chapter you will join. Casual attire is appropriate.
(Figures below reflect the 2016-2017 academic year)
Alpha Chi Omega
|New Member Dues||$473.00 first semester of membership|
|Active Member Dues||$585.00 per semester|
|Room & Board||$1,700.00 per semester|
|New Member Dues||$345.00 first semester of membership|
|Average fees for initiated members||$400.00 per semester|
|Room & Board (Includes dinner Mon-Thu + all breakfasts)||$1,550.00 per semester|
|Facility Fee*||$25.00 per semester|
* Required of members who do not live in the house.
Theta Nu Xi
|New Member Fees||$400.00 first semester of membership|
|Active Member Fees||$200.00 per semester|
Amounts are subject to change.