Journey - Sigma Lambda Gamma

Report
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
Associate Member Education Program
The Journey
First Weeks
 INTRODUCTIONS
 REVIEW
CURRICULUM
 SET EXPECTATIONS
Outcomes of
Presentation

UNDERSTAND PURPOSE

ESTABLISH / COMPREHEND
EXPECTATIONS

PRACTICE SELF-MANAGEMENT
SKILLS

IDENTIFY WITH SIGMA LAMBDA
GAMMA VALUES

THE EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT
WOMAN
Mission & Goals
of The Journey

COMMITMENT & SERVICE

DEVELOP/ ENHANCE SELF

APPLY SLG VALUES

SISTERHOOD

ENTITY OPERATIONS
Process vs. Journey

A Process has a beginning, a middle, and an end.

A Journey is a passage or progress from one stage to
another.
Introduction to
Associate Member Manual
Overview of Associate Member Manual
Sigma Lambda Gamma is about…

Me

Us

Community

Commitment

Action and Being a Catalyst for
Change

Embracing our Diverse Sisterhood

Becoming a Woman of Distinction
Reflections




Personal growth and development
Memories
Experiences
Processing Experiences
Glossary of Terms
 Common Fraternal Terms
 SLG Specific Terms
SLG National Sorority
Value System

MISSION

PURPOSE

PRINCIPLES

CREED
Associate Member Responsibilities
& Expectations Agreement
Initiated Member Responsibilities &
Expectations Agreement
Ground Rules
Meeting Schedule
Financial Obligations
National Sorority Dues
 Induction: $120
 Initiation: $ 145
 Membership Dues: $115/semester
 (include due dates implemented by entity)
Local Colony/Chapter and Council Dues
 (insert the local breakdown)
 (include due dates)
Myth of Secrecy / Fact of Confidentiality

Myth
You may not discuss ANY part or ANYTHING related to your associate member program
with anyone outside this room.

Fact
The only absolute secrecy and/or confidentiality is the content and operations of the
SLG induction ritual and initiation ritual.
SLG’s National Anti-Hazing Policy
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. strictly forbids hazing.
Hazing is defined as:

Any act or tradition that endangers the physical, mental or emotional well-being of an Associate
and/or Initiated member.

Requests or suggestions to violate any university, city, county, state or national law is included in this
definition.

Mental or physical degradation of any member, Associate or Initiated is considered hazing by
Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

Requests of personal or menial tasks regardless of intent or consent are forbidden.
Campus Hazing Policies

[Insert Campus Hazing Policies]
State Hazing Laws

[Insert State Hazing Laws]
3 Types of Hazing
Subtle Hazing
Behaviors that emphasize a power imbalance between new
members and other members of the group or team.
Termed “subtle hazing” because these types of hazing are often
taken-for-granted or accepted as “harmless” or meaningless.
Harassment Hazing
Behaviors that cause emotional anguish or physical discomfort in
order to feel like part of the group.
Harassment hazing confuses, frustrates, and causes undue stress
for new members.
Violent Hazing
Behaviors that have the potential to cause physical and/or
emotional, or psychological harm.
Is it Hazing or Not?
1.
Is alcohol involved?
2.
Will active/current members of the group
refuse to participate with the new
members and do exactly what they are
being asked to do?
3.
Does the activity risk emotional or physical
abuse?
4.
Is there risk of injury or a question of safety?
5.
Do you have any reservation describing
the activity to your parents, to a professor
or University official?
6.
Would you object to the activity being
photographed for the school newspaper
or filmed by the local TV news crew?
 Civil
lawsuit
 Criminal
Risks of Hazing
prosecution for an
illegal act
 Discipline
by the Sorority
 Discipline
by the
College/University
 Possible
loss of insurance
coverage
Start Right Program
Time Management
Crest Exercise
Sister-to-Sister

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