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Vanderbilt Transfer Students: Greek Life Presentation


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Introduction to Greek Life for Vanderbilt's incoming class of transfer students

Introduction to Greek Life for Vanderbilt's incoming class of transfer students

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  • 1. Welcome to Vanderbilt! Transfer Student Orientation August 20th, 2012
  • 2. Office of Greek Life • Sarratt 339 (beside The Pub) • Open Door Policy from 9am-5pm • Kristin Shorter, Director of Greek Life • Krystal Clark, Associate Director of Greek Life • Kate Butler, Graduate Assistant • Curt Johnston, Graduate Assistant • Karen Seezen, Administrative Assistant
  • 3. Community Overview • 35 Chapters • 3 Governing Councils – National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) – Panhellenic Association (Panhellenic) – Interfraternity Council (IFC) • 43% of VU students are Greek
  • 4. Connect! • Transfer Section on Website: • Facebook: Vanderbilt Greek Life • Twitter: VUGreek • Email:
  • 5. Transfer Students • Greek w/ a chapter at Vanderbilt – Contact the current chapter president. – He/she will help you connect to the chapter and complete the inter/national headquarters transfer student process. – Contact information listed on our website • Greek w/o a chapter at Vanderbilt – Ineligible for membership in a VU chapter if initiated into another sorority/fraternity – Alumni/Alumnae membership opportunities – Be honest about previous Greek status! • Non-Greek
  • 6. Basic Recruitment/Intake Requirements • Minimum 2.5 GPA from previous institution to participate in fall recruitment/intake • At least 12 academic credits completed at your previous institution • Student may not be on disciplinary probation
  • 7. National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. • Zeta Phi Beta Fraternity, Inc. • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • 8. NPHC Intake • Greek Mystique – September 25th at 7pm in Commons Multipurpose Room • Intake Seminar – Page 17 of Greek Life Guide – Attendance required to participate in membership intake process • Fall/Spring • Attendance at chapter’s Informational/Interest Session • Flyer posted in Greek Life Office
  • 9. NPHC Tips for Success • Attend Chapters Events – Back 2 School Events are coming up soon! – Page 18 in the Greek Life Guide and check our website for updates on times and locations
  • 10. Need more information? • Contact Intake Chairs from each chapter as listed in the Greek Life Guide (p. 18) • Shanelle Holloway, NPHC President at • Facebook: Vanderbilt Nphc • Twitter: @Vandy_NPHC
  • 11. Panhellenic Association • Alpha Chi Omega • Alpha Delta Pi • Alpha Omicron Pi • Chi Omega • Delta Delta Delta • Kappa Alpha Theta • Kappa Delta • Kappa Kappa Gamma • Lambda Theta Alpha • Pi Beta Phi • Sigma Lambda Gamma • Zeta Tau Alpha
  • 12. Panhellenic Recruitment • Informal Recruitment/COB – Upperclass Recruitment Meeting: September 10 @6:30pm – Events take place from September 11-17 and Bid Day is on September 18 – Every chapter will not participate in COB! • Open Houses – September 11 @ 5pm-7pm in the Greek Area • Formal Recruitment Registration Meeting – September 9 @ 2pm-4pm Student Life Center Ballrooms
  • 13. Panhellenic Tips for Success • Concentrate on your academics as 2.5 is the minimum GPA. Your chances will be limited if you just have the minimum. • Dues per semester range on average from $800-$1300 so please plan accordingly. • Be smart with your behavior throughout the semester!
  • 14. Need more information? • Contact Liz Matthews at • Facebook: Vanderbilt Panhellenic Council • Twitter: @VU Panhellenic • Pinterest: Vanderbilt Panhellenic
  • 15. Interfraternity Council • Alpha Epsilon Pi • Alpha Tau Omega • Beta Chi Theta • Delta Kappa Epsilon • Delta Lambda Phi • Delta Tau Delta* • Kappa Sigma • Lambda Chi Alpha • Phi Delta Theta • Phi Gamma Delta • Phi Kappa Psi • Sigma Alpha Epsilon • Sigma Chi • Sigma Nu
  • 16. IFC Recruitment • IFC Open ‘Dores – Sunday, August 26th 2:00pm- 5:00pm (attend entire event) in SLC Ballrooms – Bring $20.00 in cash or check made out to Vanderbilt University • All men must complete at least 3 hours of community service with their chapter(s) of choice to be eligible to accept a bid in the fall or spring. • All chapters do not participate in fall recruitment.
  • 17. Tips for Success • Spread out your service hours over multiple chapters and complete your hours early in the semester. • Attend more than one chapter’s events. • Fraternities are about brotherhood so spend time getting to know brothers of fraternities that interest you. • Get involved. • Be balanced.
  • 18. Need More Information? • Contact John Tucker Sigalos at • Contact chapter recruitment chairs on Pages 20- 21 in Greek Life Guide
  • 19. Q&A Thank you for coming and we hope that you have a positive fraternity/sorority experience at Vanderbilt. Go ‘Dores!