Posts Tagged ‘Sorority’

Sorority Recruitment Kicks Off Today

Ed’s Note:  Writing on the Mall Reached out to Panhellenic Council for an article regarding Sorority Recruitment.  The following was written by Ally Janakis, the Vice President of Public Relations for PHC.

DSCF1236With the campus all a flurry and recruitment finally here, one cannot help but hear “Be More, Be Greek.” Although this does not literally mean Greek as in baklava and Greek gods, it is the world of sisterhood and philanthropy.

Every female student is given the opportunity to go through Recruitment at Marietta College. There are upperclassmen that disaffiliate from their chapter to help women through the recruitment process called Rho Gammas. Their job is to be unbiased and to answer questions and help women make the choice that is best for them.

DSCF1138There are three sororities on campus including Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega and Sigma Kappa. Recruitment for sororities will be held the week of September 6 through 10. Although Greek life is not for everyone, it is definitely an important aspect of college to try. As an incoming freshman, Greek life allows women to meet other freshmen women and also upperclassmen.

Recruitment for women involves different themed nights where potential new members are given an inside look at each sorority in hopes that they find one they feel they belong with. It begins with Monday and Tuesday being open houses and gives interested women a chance to visit each house.

Wednesday is chapter day. This is when each house explains what is unique to their chapter at Marietta College. Wednesday is also a chance for women to begin making a decision as to which house they feel most at home in.

Thursday night is a very special night for affiliated women and interested women. Thursday is Preference Night. This is when women are given an inside look at sisterhood and are invited to follow their heart to whichever house they liked the best. Following Preference Night women sign a card agreeing to accept a bid from whichever houses they write down. However, there is no obligation to join a sorority or fraternity if one chooses to go through Recruitment.

DSCF1234Friday is the final and most exciting day because the interested women receive their bids and are welcomed home into their respective houses. Most of the Greek community comes to witness Bid Day outside of Andrews Hall. Each sorority house is filled with excitement as they anxiously await their new girls and also to welcome their Rho Gammas back.

“Sorority life offers so much from lifelong friendships, leadership development, community service, social activities and more,” says Kelly Querry ’11, Panhellenic Vice President of Recruitment. “The sorority life is a home away from home for many young women and it is a place to grow and mature.”

Although each house has its own character, they all have similar standards they must maintain. Every house has a required GPA that must be upheld, philanthropies they support by doing community service and raising money and some houses have study hours. Along with this, there is a lot of Greek involvement on campus. Greeks hold many leadership positions on campus including roles on many Executive Boards.

Each sorority has its own house with a housemother that serves as a live-in R.A.

Some of the benefits of Greek life include lifelong connections. Being a part of a national organization opens doors for employment and also provides alumni chapters all over the country that are there to help you if you move somewhere new. The idea is if you move someplace new you will have sisters there to take you to a dinner and tell you all the best places to go. Greek life also provides many chances to practice leadership. A good number of U.S. Presidents have been affiliated with fraternities.

“To incoming freshmen: at least try out Rush and Recruitment; some of our most involved Greek leaders on campus would tell you they never planned on going Greek when they came to Marietta College,” said Ryan Nolen’12 . “At least give it a try, you could end up with some of the greatest friendships and opportunities during your four year run here at Marietta.”

Be the first to comment - What do you think?

Posted by    Date: Monday, September 6, 2010

Categories: Campus, Greek Life, Students

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Filling the Gaps

Its been a week and a half/two weeks since I had to send my laptop in for repairs, so here’s all the news you missed!

  • Viva La Revolucion!  Parking for upperclassmen has been restored to the Gathering Place parking lot.  All blue parking passes can now park in the lot, along with red passes for freshmen that received them.
  • Hooray for the Blue and White!  The Pioneers defeated Thiel College in the River City Bowl with a score of 20-14.  Looking ahead, Marietta College plays Wilmington College this Saturday at 6 PM, the season’s only home night game.
  • Lambda Chi Alpha held their annual Watermelon Bust.  13 teams from various organizations competed in events ranging from watermelon tossing to melon carving.  The teams raised nearly 500 pounds of food, which will go to the Marietta Community Food Pantry as part of the Lambda Chi chapter’s North American Food Drive effort.
  • H1N1 “Swine” Flu may have finally made it to Marietta College.  There have been a couple reported cases of potential H1N1 infections, but they haven’t been confirmed yet as far as I know.  More information will be posted later.
  • Sternwheeler has come and gone.  The three day event brought thousands of visitors to the city of Marietta for a fun-filled weekend that culminated in one of the region’s most spectacular firework shows.  I was once again happy to get myself some Quaker Steak and Lube wings and a Bloomin’ Onion from vendors, and won a t-shirt from the Ohio Lottery.
  • Fraternity and Sorority Recruitment began yesterday.  Events continue through Thursday for IFC and Friday for PHC.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?

Posted by    Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Categories: Campus, Greek Life, Sports

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

For Those Looking at Sororities at MC

Here is a write-up with the basic need-to-knows for sorority recruitment at Marietta College.  This is courtesy of Megan McGrath from Panhellenic Council.

For those interested in sorority life on campus, here are the need to know facts:

A sorority (or women’s fraternity) is a social organization in which the members are bonded by common ideals.  Each sorority has its own philanthropy and purpose.

For information on each house you can go to the Marietta College Greek Life website: http://greeklife.marietta.edu/index.html and follow the links to the local and national websites for each house.

To get involved in recruitment (the process of joining a sorority) you can get in touch with a Rho Gamma.  A Rho Gamma is a woman from one of the sororities that has disaffiliated from her own chapter until recruitment is over to provide an unbiased source of information and give guidance before & during recruitment and to make the process of recruitment as easy as possible.

Each Rho Gamma is assigned to a freshman dorm.  They will be visiting the dorms each night in the beginning of the school year to get girls interested in recruitment and tell them how to sign up.

Recruitment will begin the 14th of September.

For more information please reference the Marietta College Greek Life website or http://www.thesororitylife.com

More details will be updated closer to Recruitment about signing up and other events that are occurring on campus.

1 comment - What do you think?

Posted by    Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Categories: Campus, Greek Life, Students

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,