The earliest fraternities

Welcome to . . .
The earliest fraternities…
•Began as secret societies, literary societies
•December 1776 College of William and Mary
as FBK
•Social fraternities all based upon scholarship,
service and brother/sisterhood
•1870 the first woman’s fraternity (or sorority)
was formed
In 1849…fraternities made their
first appearance at Penn.
For 163 years, scholarship, service, brotherhood/
sisterhood and excellence have been the
cornerstone of a way of life.
What does fraternity have to
What does fraternity have to offer?
Advantages of membership
in a fraternity/sorority
Sisterhood/brotherhood, family away from
home, lifelong friendships
In many cases a House, home away from
Academic support and incentives
Alumni/career networking
Resources of a inter/national organization
Community service
Leadership training and experience
Social Life
Greek Glossary
Bid— official invitation to join a fraternity or sorority
Rush/recruitment— the process of recruiting and
Intake process--the process or recruitment specific to
Pledge/New member— someone who has accepted a bid
Deferred recruitment— refers to those Greek systems
Hazing--any action or situation (1) which recklessly or
bringing in new members
MGC organizations
but has not yet been fully initiated into a fraternity or sorority
that do not recruit first year students until second semester
intentionally endangers the mental or physical health or safety of
a student or (2) which willfully destroys or removes public or
private property for the purpose of initiation or admission into an
Greek Glossary
Initiation— the formal ceremony(ies) that bring a pledge/new
member into full membership in the organization, communicating
the values, symbols, meanings, etc. of the organization
Brother/Sister— a fully initiated member of the fraternity or
Alumni/ae— a brother or sister who has graduated or
matriculated into a graduate/professional academic program
Advisory Board– a group of alumni/ae who volunteer their
time and talents as a resource for the fraternity/sorority and/or a
specific chapter
House Corporation– a group of alumni/ae who volunteer their
time and talents as partners to manage a chapter house
Inter/National Headquarters– the location as well as the
professional staff who run and oversee the general fraternity or
What fraternities and sororities are at PENN?
Multicultural Greek Council—MGC
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. AKA
alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority, Inc. aKDF
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. AFA
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. DSQ
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. KAY
Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity LFE
Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority LQA
Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity LUL
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. WYF
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. FBS
Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, SBR
Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senioritas Latinas Unidas SLU
Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc. SYZ
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ZFB
What fraternities and sororities are at
Panhellenic Council
Alpha Chi Omega ACW
Alpha Phi AF
Chi Omega CW
Delta Delta Delta DDD
Kappa Alpha Theta KAQ
Sigma Delta Tau SDT
Sigma Kappa SK
Zeta Tau Alpha, ZTA
What fraternities and sororities are at
Interfraternity Council
Alpha Chi Rho ACR
Alpha Delta Phi ADF
Alpha Tau Omega ATW
Beta Theta Pi BQP
Delta Kappa Epsilon DKE
St. Elmo’s Club Delta Phi DF
St. Anthony Hall Delta Psi DY
Delta Tau Delta DTD
Delta Upsilon DU
Kappa Alpha Society KA
Kappa Sigma KS
Lambda Chi Alpha LCA
Phi Delta Theta FDQ
Phi Gamma Delta FIJI
Phi Kappa Psi FKY
Phi Kappa Sigma FKS
Pi Kappa Alpha PKA
Pi Kappa Phi PKF
Pi Lambda Phi PLF
Psi Upsilon YU
Sigma Alpha Epsilon SAE
Sigma Alpha Mu SAM
Sigma Chi SC
Sigma Nu SN
Sigma Phi Epsilon SFE
Sigma Pi SP
Tau Epsilon Phi TEF
Theta Xi QX
Zeta Beta Tau ZBT
Zeta Psi ZY
Penn Fraternity Sorority System
Quick Facts
• 3000+ undergraduates from all four
• 850 new members this semester
• Scholastic performance at or above all
men’s and all women’s grade point
• Average of 17,500 hours of community
service per academic year
• Average of $125,000 donated to charity
per academic year
Penn Fraternity Sorority System
Quick Facts
• Fifty-two chapters on campus, 3 governing councils
• Thirty-six chapters maintain houses
• Loyal alumni/ae involved with every chapter on
advisory boards and house corporations as well as
career networking
• Fraternity/sorority members are involved in an
average of 2.7 other activities in addition to their
• Vast majority of Campus Leaders in all capacities
are members of fraternities/sororities
Penn Fraternity Sorority System
Quick Facts
• Penn has one of the largest Fraternity/ Sorority
Affairs staffs in the country
• Penn Greeks were the first (and continue to be
one of the only) in the nation to write and adopt
a comprehensive, student-driven strategic plan
and set of standards; just approved their fourth
5-year Operational Plan
• Formal Freshman recruitment occurs in the first
two weeks of the spring semester
• Upperclass students may join at any time
Office of Student Affairs/
Fraternity Sorority Life
Director: Dr. Scott Reikofski
Programming Team:
Facilities Team:
Associate Director, Stacy Kraus
Program Coordinator, Larry Moses
Program Assistant, Anne-Marie Staples
Associate Director for Chapter House Administration and Finance, Beth Schnitman-Malm
Facilities Manager, Sam AlShehabi
Facilities Assistant, Joanne Nasino
Facilities Assistant, position vacant
Administrative Team:
Administrative Assistant/Office Manager, Pauline Loria
Data Entry/Receptionist: position vacant
Special Projects/Receptionist: position vacant
Office of Student Affairs/
Fraternity Sorority Life
• Advisement and Coaching
3 governing councils
51 chapters
Greek Alumni Council
Fraternity Sorority Advisory Board
• Leadership Training
Current leaders
Emerging leaders
Individual Coaching
• Assessment and Research
Impact, Greek Experience, Leadership
• Discipline
Peer Judicial Boards
University disciplinary process
• Inter/national HQs
Field Consultants
Communication, reports, meetings
• Alumni
Training volunteer advisors
Alumni Associations, records
Fund raising
• Parents
• Facilities Management
Manage 25 University owned houses
• Consultation
Individual Chapters
Inter/national Orgs
• Reports and Statistics
Schedules to be aware of
• Fall– upperclass only
– Anytime Sept/early Oct
• Spring– Starting first day of classes
– Done within the first two weeks
• Rolling Recruitment
• Intake
New Member Education
• Penn requirements
– 6 week max
• Antihazing policy
Commonwealth law
10 hour/wk limit
Time restrictions
Upcoming campaigns
Examples of Hazing
Assigning demerits
Silence periods with implied threats for violation
Deprivation of privileges granted to other members
Requiring new members to perform duties not assigned
to other members
Socially isolating new members
Line-ups and Drills/Tests on meaningless information
Name calling
Requiring new members to refer to other members with
titles (e.g. “Mr.,” “Miss”) while they are identified with
demeaning terms
Expecting certain items to always be in one's
Verbal abuse
Threats or implied threats
Asking new members to wear embarrassing or
humiliating attire
Stunt or skit nights with degrading, crude, or humiliating
Expecting new members to perform personal service to
other members such as carrying books, errands,
cooking, cleaning etc
Sleep deprivation
Sexual simulations
Expecting new members to be deprived of maintaining
a normal schedule of bodily cleanliness.
Be expected to harass others Forced or coerced
alcohol or other drug consumption
Beating, paddling, or other forms of assault
Forced or coerced ingestion of vile substances or
Water intoxication
Expecting abuse or mistreatment of animals
Public nudity
Expecting illegal activity
Exposure to cold weather or extreme heat without
appropriate protection
Confiscation of identification/PennCards, room keys,
and cell phones.
Carrying irrelevant objects (bricks, lunch boxes, etc.)
Restrictions limiting students’ ability to contact parents
and University personnel
Required silence
What you can do…..
Keep an eye and ear out
Notice things that might be a bit unusual
Watch for stress/exhaustion related illness
Report anything unusual to our office
Issues of confidentiality
For more information…
Contact the
Office of Student Affairs/Fraternity Sorority Life
3933 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6136
[email protected]
Or visit our website at:

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