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Home Away from Home: Greek Life
Orientation 2013
CofC Greek Community
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Alpha Epsilon Pi
Beta Theta Pi
Kappa Alpha
Kappa Sigma
Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Kappa Tau
Pi Kappa Alpha
Pi Kappa Phi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Chi
Sigma Nu
• NPHC
• Panhellenic
– Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc.
– Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Inc.
– Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc.
– Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Inc.
– Phi Beta Sigma
Fraternity, Inc.
– Sigma Gamma Rho
Sorority, Inc.
– Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
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Alpha Delta Pi
Chi Omega
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Gamma
Kappa Alpha Theta
Kappa Delta
Phi Mu
Sigma Delta Tau
Zeta Tau Alpha
Greek Life Office
The mission of the Office of Greek Life is to
promote student development by providing
opportunities for scholarship, leadership,
community service, campus involvement and
fraternal friendship and by ensuring all
members a high-quality and safe
undergraduate experience.
Greek Life Staff
Trez Greene
Interim Director
[email protected]
Trish Robinson
Graduate Intern
[email protected]
Norma Luden
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
Advantages of Membership
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A support group to help make the adjustment to college easier.
• Standards for membership that promote accountability and
responsibility.
• Resources to help students achieve their academic goals.
• Leadership skills acquired through hands-on experiences and participation.
• Active participation in meaningful service and philanthropy projects and
opportunities to help others.
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Valuable interaction with alumni and advisors who are professionals that
volunteer their time and talent to help guide chapter operations.
In Their Words
“When we brought Sam to C of C freshman
year, we invited him to take advantage of every
opportunity available, and his decision to join a
fraternity turned out to be one of the most
critical and positive decisions that he made.”
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Fred & Irene Orelove, Parents of Sam Orelove, Alpha Epsilon Pi
Time Commitment
• Expected to be an active
member within the chapter
• Weekly chapter/new member
meetings other mandatory
events throughout the
semester
– Extent of involvement may
vary depending on
semester and what roles
students have in the
chapter
• Academics always comes first!
What does it cost?
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Dues vary for each organization and all
payment is handled through individual
chapters
Panhellenic Council & Interfraternity
Council (IFC)
• Dues: $400-$600 per semester
• Payment plans and scholarships
available
• Typically cost more during first
semester due to one time fees
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
• Dues: $900-$1400 one-time lump
sum in the first semester, much
lower thereafter
Greek Housing
• 7 Sorority Houses & 5 Fraternity Houses owned by CofC and
overseen by the Department of Residence Life, 3 off-campus
privately owned homes.
• Houses hold 5-12 members, each organization responsible for
filling their houses and do so differently.
• Houses are not a central part of Greek experience at The College.
Does hazing still exist?
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The College of Charleston, as well
as each national fraternity and
sorority, has a zero-tolerance
policy regarding hazing that is
consistent with South Carolina
state law.
If you feel that your student is
participating in inappropriate
activities as a result of
membership in a fraternity or
sorority, contact the Office of
Greek Life 843.953.6320.
Panhellenic Council
Important Dates
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July 18: Last Day to Register for Recruitment
August 11: Recruitment Early Move-In Day
August 12-13: Events for incoming students
led by recruitment counselors
August 13: Recruitment Convocation
August 14-17: Formal Recruitment
August 18: Bid Day
How to Register
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Register Online! http://greeks.cofc.edu
$100 Registration Fee
Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)
Important Dates
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August 18: Georgestock
August 19: Convocation
August 19-23: Recruitment Events
August 24: Bid Day
How to Register
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Register Online! http://greeks.cofc.edu
No registration fee, Bid Day fee of $20
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
Membership Intake Process
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Interest meeting notices posted around
campus during the academic year.
Most have MIP once a year.
NPHC groups require a minimum GPA
of 2.3-2.5 and 12-15 hours of college
credit depending on the individual
group.
Welcome Week Activities
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August 18: Georgestock
August 19: Welcome Back Event
August 20: Greek 101
August 22: NPHC Meet the Greeks &
Open House
Questions?
http://greeks.cofc.edu
97 Wentworth Annex
843.953.6320
[email protected]

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