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Greek Life final Greek Life final Presentation Transcript

  • GREEK LIFE: KAPPADELTA SORORITYCULTURESarah CrockettMegan HigginbothamLauren Howard
  • PRESENTATION OUTLINE Greek Life at Virginia Tech Kappa Delta Sorority Overview Kappa Delta Sorority Culture Analysis of Relevant Issues Student Learning and Involvement
  • PRESENTATION LEARNING OUTCOMES Following this presentation students will be able to:  List the different Greek councils within Virginia Tech Fraternity and Sorority Life  Identify the relationship of Kappa Delta’s mission statement with that of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Division of Student Affairs  Articulate aspects of Kappa Delta Culture  Identify how membership in Kappa Delta affects student learning and involvement
  • INTRODUCTIONMethodsDefinitions
  • METHODS Personal Interviews  Active Kappa Deltas  Inactive Kappa Deltas  Kappa Delta Alumni  Other active sorority members  Other fraternity members  Non-Greek students and staff members  Greek life staff members Web Research
  • CULTUREFor the purposes of this presentation, culture is defined as: Social glue based on shared values and beliefs
  • GREEK LIFE “..coming into school…I was really lost…there was so much to do and so many different things to choose from. I just felt like I didn’t have that solid group of friends like I did in high school. “ -Jen
  • GREEK LIFE AT VIRGINIA TECH Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life  Panhellenic Council (PHC)  Interfraternity Council (IFC)  National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)  United Council for Fraternities and Sororities (UCFS)
  • PANHELLENIC COUNCIL AT VIRGINIA TECH Governing body of the 12 sororities at Virginia Tech Made up of 13 officers and one delegate from each chapter
  • GREEK STUDENT POPULATIONAT VIRGINIA TECH Total Undergraduate Female Population = 9,623 Spring 2010 Sorority Population = 1,853  19 % of the female population Source: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • CHOOSING GREEK LIFE First-time Involvement Opened doors to other involvement
  • CHOOSING GREEK LIFE
  • KAPPA DELTAOverviewCulture
  • KAPPA DELTAS AT VIRGINIA TECH
  • KAPPA DELTA MISSION STATEMENT KappaDelta is a national organization of women committed to a two-fold purpose:  to provide a secure, stabilizing environment for personal growth to its collegiate members  to provide a lifelong association of friendship and enrichment to its alumnae members. Offers the opportunity to learn leadership and interpersonal skills. Encourages academic achievement.
  • KAPPA DELTA FAST FACTS Founded in 1897 in Farmville, Virginia Colors: Olive green and pearl white Jewels: Diamond, emerald, and pearl Flower: White rose Symbols: Woodstock (local), Teddy Bear, Dagger, Nautilus Shell Philanthropies: Girl Scouts of the USA, Prevent Child Abuse America, Children’s Hospital Motto: “Let Us Strive for That Which is Honorable, Beautiful, and Highest”
  • KAPPA DELTA STATISTICS 148 Sisters on campus Academics:  GPA New Member Initiation Requirement: 2.6  GPA Active Membership Requirement: 2.6  Spring 2010 Average: 3.375  2ND Highest Panhellenic Chapter Expenses:  New Member, First Semester Dues: $560  Fall Semester Dues: $400  Spring Semester Dues: $400 Source: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • KAPPA DELTA FROM AN OUTSIDER
  • WHY DO WOMEN CHOOSE KAPPA DELTA?
  • KAPPA DELTA CULTURE“I feel like we’re veryrespectable, put-together, politewomen and I really pride myselfon being a part of that.” -Jen
  • WHAT IS KAPPA DELTA IN ONE WORD?
  • WHAT IS KAPPA DELTA IN ONE WORD?
  • KAPPA DELTA HOUSE CULTUREJuniors30-40 chosenHouse activities
  • KAPPA DELTA HOUSE CULTURE
  • AFTER GRADUATION Networking through Virginia Tech Networking with nationwide chapters Friendships Resume Builder
  • AFTER GRADUATION
  • ANALYSIS OF RELEVANTISSUES
  • AREAS OF CONFLICT Access  Financial Commitment Recruitment Year  House Involvement  Years in Sorority Academics  GPA Requirement
  • DIVERSITY WITHIN SORORITY LIFE PHC and NPHC Divide LGBTQ Involvement in Greek Life “PHC may not be for every woman, but it can be for any woman” - Adam Cantley, Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • STUDENT LEARNING &INVOLVEMENT
  • STUDENT LEARNING Personal Incentives Academic Scholarships PHC Awards
  • STUDENT INVOLVEMENT Philanthropies Greek leadership Other leadership
  • QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?
  • SOURCES Virginia Tech Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life “The Invisible Tapestry: Culture in American Collges and Universities,” by George D Kuh and Elizabeth J. Whitt Special thanks for personal interviews to:  Jayme Shepard, Jen Davis, Jessica Johns, Greer Kelley, Adam Cantley, Rehan Dahwood, Allie Sanders, Amanda Tompkins, Meredith London, Hannah Wilson, Amanda Rogers, and Anne Curtis Saunders