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Greek Life final

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Greek Life final

  1. 1. GREEK LIFE: KAPPADELTA SORORITYCULTURESarah CrockettMegan HigginbothamLauren Howard
  2. 2. PRESENTATION OUTLINE Greek Life at Virginia Tech Kappa Delta Sorority Overview Kappa Delta Sorority Culture Analysis of Relevant Issues Student Learning and Involvement
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. INTRODUCTIONMethodsDefinitions
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. CULTUREFor the purposes of this presentation, culture is defined as: Social glue based on shared values and beliefs
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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)
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. CHOOSING GREEK LIFE First-time Involvement Opened doors to other involvement
  12. 12. CHOOSING GREEK LIFE
  13. 13. KAPPA DELTAOverviewCulture
  14. 14. KAPPA DELTAS AT VIRGINIA TECH
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. 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”
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. KAPPA DELTA FROM AN OUTSIDER
  19. 19. WHY DO WOMEN CHOOSE KAPPA DELTA?
  20. 20. KAPPA DELTA CULTURE“I feel like we’re veryrespectable, put-together, politewomen and I really pride myselfon being a part of that.” -Jen
  21. 21. WHAT IS KAPPA DELTA IN ONE WORD?
  22. 22. WHAT IS KAPPA DELTA IN ONE WORD?
  23. 23. KAPPA DELTA HOUSE CULTUREJuniors30-40 chosenHouse activities
  24. 24. KAPPA DELTA HOUSE CULTURE
  25. 25. AFTER GRADUATION Networking through Virginia Tech Networking with nationwide chapters Friendships Resume Builder
  26. 26. AFTER GRADUATION
  27. 27. ANALYSIS OF RELEVANTISSUES
  28. 28. AREAS OF CONFLICT Access  Financial Commitment Recruitment Year  House Involvement  Years in Sorority Academics  GPA Requirement
  29. 29. 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
  30. 30. STUDENT LEARNING &INVOLVEMENT
  31. 31. STUDENT LEARNING Personal Incentives Academic Scholarships PHC Awards
  32. 32. STUDENT INVOLVEMENT Philanthropies Greek leadership Other leadership
  33. 33. QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?
  34. 34. 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

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