The Greek community offers a home away from home and encourages individual development within a smaller group of friends in a larger University environment. Sororities are values-based organizations committed to the worthwhile endeavors of academic achievement, the development of leadership skills, sisterhood, community service and philanthropic activities.
Membership in a NPC affiliated sorority is a life-changing experience for those women who choose to join. Members develop a unique bond of sisterhood that is completely unique to sororities. These friendships will continue to be nurtured by alumni affiliations and world-wide networking opportunities long after graduation
What does Greek Life have to offer?
For over one hundred years sororities have played a major role on college campuses and have contributed to the social and intellectual growth of their members. A sorority is an organization whose members have chosen to establish a close affiliation and sisterhood with one another.
Each sorority has a similar purpose: to offer an opportunity for close friendship and to teach members leadership through the experience of working together on shared projects to reach common goals.
Every sorority encourages and expects above average scholarship. Each encourages participation in varied activities which offer unlimited and valuable experiences. Service to the community is also emphasized with thousands of dollars being donated each year to local and national philanthropies.
Many college women feel alone even though they are surrounded by many other friends and students. Sorority membership provides a solution by joining together a group of individuals who share common goals and fostering close bonds.
The college experience is enriched by actively participating in campus activities. Many women find sorority membership appealing to them. The opportunities that sorority membership provide in scholarship, extracurricular involvement, service to others, and the continual maintaining of lifetime friendships can enhance the years spent in college.
What Is Formal Recruitment?
Formal recruitment is the main process the National Panhellenic Sororities at California State University, Chico use to recruit new members. Formal recruitment occurs during the Spring semester and is a week-long process.
What are the Requirements?
To participate in Formal Recruitment, a woman must be regularly matriculated and enrolled for credit in at least twelve (12) units at CSU Chico (this does not include Extended Studies or Open University). A student must be in good standing and have a Cumulative College GPA of a 2.5 or higher. A student also must be at least a second semester freshman to participate.
What Exactly is the Recruitment Process?
Panhellenic recruitment is a mutual selection process. During the first round, potential new members visit all 6 of the Panhellenic sororities. After each round, the potential new members rank the chapters in which they are most interested, and the chapters submit lists of women whom they'd like to invite back to the next round.
Who Will Be There When I Need Help?
At the beginning of the recruitment process, you will be assigned a Recruitment Counselor. The Recruitment Counselor is a member of one of the six sororities on campus, but for the duration of recruitment she has promised not to reveal her sorority affiliation in order to give you unbiased counsel as well as to reduce the pressure on you to join her chapter.
We realize that it is tempting to know what your Recruitment Counselor's affiliation is, but please do not try to find this information out. If you know her affiliation, do not tell others. Her affiliation will be revealed at the end of recruitment.
Your Recruitment Counselor has sworn to keep all information you tell her confidential and you should feel free to ask her any questions you have. She is available to you at all times and is not only a valuable resource, but a comforting listener.
Stop by BMU 220 if you have any further questions!