Welcome to Vanderbilt!
Transfer Student Orientation
August 20th, 2012
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
• Kate Butler, Graduate Assistant
• Curt Johnston, Graduate Assistant
• Karen Seezen, Administrative Assistant
• 35 Chapters
• 3 Governing Councils
– National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
– Panhellenic Association (Panhellenic)
– Interfraternity Council (IFC)
• 43% of VU students are Greek
• Transfer Section on Website:
• Facebook: Vanderbilt Greek Life
• Twitter: VUGreek
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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
– 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!
• Minimum 2.5 GPA from previous
institution to participate in fall
• At least 12 academic credits completed at
your previous institution
• Student may not be on disciplinary
National Pan-Hellenic Council
• 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.
• Greek Mystique
– September 25th at 7pm in Commons
• Intake Seminar – Page 17 of Greek Life Guide
– Attendance required to participate in
membership intake process
• Attendance at chapter’s
• Flyer posted in Greek Life Office
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
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
• 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
• Informal Recruitment/COB
– Upperclass Recruitment Meeting: September 10
– 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
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!
Need more information?
• Contact Liz Matthews at email@example.com
• Facebook: Vanderbilt Panhellenic Council
• Twitter: @VU Panhellenic
• Pinterest: Vanderbilt Panhellenic
• 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
• 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
• 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.
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.
Need More Information?
• Contact John Tucker Sigalos at
• Contact chapter recruitment chairs on Pages 20-
21 in Greek Life Guide
Thank you for coming and we hope that you
have a positive fraternity/sorority
experience at Vanderbilt. Go ‘Dores!