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Spring Greek Life Preview

29 January 2014 No Comments

Spring is an important time for Greek Life, bringing major campus events and recruitment. Whether you want to go Greek yourself or just join in on the fun, here is your guide to all things Greek.

To apply for recruitment, visit towson.mycampusdirector.com. Rush week for Panhellenic Association sororities is Feb. 7 – 17 with an orientation on Feb. 5. Register for recruitment at towson.mycapusdirector.com by Feb. 4. The Interfraternity Council recruitment will take place Feb. 16 – 28, according to Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Matt Lenno. Spring Recruitment for National Pan-Hellenic Council and Unified Greek Council sororities and fraternities is Feb. 6 and Feb. 17. Find out more at towson.edu/studentactivities/fslife/howtojoin.

We talked with Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) President Nicholas Lawler about recruitment and he shared his tips for navigating the process.

Recruitment Guide:

1. Attend Meet the Greeks

Meet the Greeks is the kick off event to IFC and Panhellenic recruitment where interested students can meet members of different Greek Life chapters. For those who cannot attend, the IFC is holding a formal tabling event on Feb. 16 in the West Village Commons.

2. Choose a fraternity or sorority that fits your values

Lawler said that research is crucial to choosing the right Greek organization. At an event like formal table day, Lawler said that any fraternity or sorority would be happy to explain its values. He also said to ask the organization how much its dues are. While you shouldn’t make your decision based on due amounts, it helps to make sure there are no surprises.

3. Be yourself.

When going through recruitment, Lawler said that the organizations want to know the real you. “The worst thing a potential new member can do is try to be someone that they are not,” he said.

4. Make sure you are joining a recognized Greek organization on campus.

You can see a list of recognized sororities and fraternities and their philanthropies to the right or by visiting Towson.edu/gogreek and “Recognized Sororities and Fraternities.”

5. Enjoy the bonds you will make!

Lawler said the best part of being in a fraternity is the brotherhood. “I know that if I ever need anything, I have 84 brothers that I can call on at any time to help me,” Lawler said. “You gain huge networks by joining a fraternity that are yours to leverage in any way for the rest of your life.”

Recognized Fraternities and Sororities

Inter-Fraternity Council (Governing Council of fraternities):  

Delta Sigma Phi • Eta Xi Chapter • The Semi-Colon Club, American Red Cross

Kappa Sigma • Mu Sigma • The Military Heroes Campaign

Lambda Chi Alpha • Phi Omega Zeta Chapter • North American Food Drive

Theta Chi • Iota Sigma • The B+ Foundation

Phi Sigma Kappa • Phi Hexaton • Special Olympics

Pi Kappa Alpha • Lambda Omega Chapter • John’s Hopkins Burn Center

Sigma Alpha Epsilon • Alpha Chapter • Children’s Miracle Network

Sigma Alpha Mu •  Colony

Tau Kappa Epsilon • MD Pi Upsilon Chapter • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Ronald McDonald Foundation

 

National Pan-Hellenic Council (Governing Council of historically African America organizations):

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. • Lambda Beta Chapter • Emerging Young Leaders Initiatives, Health Initiatives, Global Povery, Economic Security Initiative, Social Justice and Human Rights Initiative, Internal Leadership Training for External Service Initiative

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. • Mu Rho Chapter • National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Rho Chapter

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. • Lambda Zeta Chapter • Piney Woods School, iKare – Haiti Disaster Relief Fund

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. • Iota Epsilon

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. • Theta Omicron • American Cancer Society

 

Panhellenic Assocation  (Governing Council of sororities):

Alpha Gamma Delta • Zeta Delta Chapter • The Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation for Juvenile Diabetes Research

Alpha Epsilon Phi • Colony • Sharsheret, Elizabeth Clazer Pediatric Aids Foundation

Alpha Omicron Pi • Theta Beta Chapter • Arthritis Research Foundation

Alpha Phi • Eta Omega Chapter • American Heart Assocation, Alpha Phi Foundation

Alpha Xi Delta • Theta Delta Chapter • Autism Speaks

Delta Delta Delta • Epsilon Lambda Chapter • Childhood Cancer, Partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Kappa Delta • Zeta Mu Chapter • Girl Scouts of the USA, Prevent Child Abuse America

Phi Mu • Phi Theta Chapter • Children’s Miracle Network

Phi Sigma Sigma • Gamma Kappa Chapter • National Kidney Foundation

Zeta Tau Alpha • Iota Delta • Chapter Breast Cancer Education and Awareness

 

Unified Greek Council (Governing council of historically multicultural organizations):

Alpha Nu Omega Fraternity, Inc. • Beta Chapter

Lambda Theta Alpha, Latin Sorority Inc. • Delta Psi Chapter • St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fratnity Inc.

Sigma Lambda Gamma • Sigma Gamma Chapter • Breast Cancer

This year’s Greek Week will be April 4 – 10. Greek Sing will be April 9.


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