By Paula Fuentes
It’s time to go Greek.
Formal recruitment is underway in the quad as Fraternities and Sororities have information booths from 9-4:30 until this Friday.
Some of the organizations that make up the Greek Council include Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Conference, National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations.
Students that decide to go Greek must submit the recruitment application that can be found on Greek Life’s myBAR page. The website also includes all the requirements and additional
Each chapter is diverse and has its own focus and passion, but there are also strong values and goals that unifies them.
All chapters strive to build a family through a strong sisterhood or brotherhood bond within their members. Ones that will provide support and motivation through different chapters at Cal Poly.
“I would probably have moved back to Hawaii if I didn’t join my sorority. They have become like sisters to me,” shared third-year Carly Armstrong. “It has become a home away from home and sisters that I genuinely enjoy being around,” she shared.
There are also opportunities for scholarships through Greek organizations. Chapters and councils give assistance to their members for a variety of scholastic programs.
Philanthropy and Community service are a main focus for each chapter. Each chapter has their chosen charities and causes to give back to.
Animal Science major Stephanie Nevarez shared she joined her sorority because of the charity they work with.
“At the time, there was a particular charity that I was close to, and then my sorority worked with them as well. I would say that is the main reason I joined,” shared Nevarez. “And since then I am so thankful because it has given me opportunities to do charity work and commit to the cause. I get to do things a college students wouldn’t otherwise do.”
All the chapters on campus are broken down to a specific piece of the umbrella to the Greek Council.
Diversified Greek Council (DGC) organizations focus around a particular culture or interest.
Some of the chapters that fall under this category are: Alpha Epsilon Omega, Alpha Phi Gamma, Chi Rho Omicron, Delta Delta, Sigma Lamba Beta and Sigma Lambda Gamma.
Interfraternity Council (NIC) chapters maintain programs in the areas of scholarship, social activities, leadership development, community service and brotherhood.
The chapters include: Nu Alpha Kappa, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Triangle Fraternity
National Pan-Hellenic Conference council (NPHC) is made up of historical African-American fraternities and sororities. They hold social events, philanthropic events and incorporate participation of alumni member.
These include: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi and Sigma Gamma Rho
The sororities hold formal recruitment at the beginning of fall quarter. This year recruitment weekend will be October 5th-9th.
Throughout the year they take part in philanthropic projects, sisterhood activities, social events, educational programs and alumnae interaction
For students that have additional questions regarding which sorority is the best fit for, there is a table with recruitment counselors ready to answer any questions.
Chapters at Cal Poly: Chi Omega, Kappa Delta, Sigma Kappa and Zeta Tau Alpha and Phi Sigma Rho.
National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations (NALFO) is the final part to the Greek council. They strive to build fraternal relationships and focus on respect, leadership, professionalism and education.
These include: Alpha Pi Sigma, Gamma Zeta Alpha, Lambda Theta Phi, Phi Iota Alpha.
Greek Life has additional information regarding the different chapters and more details on their CPP website.
Paula Fuentes / The Poly Post
Kappa Delta Sorority sisters congregate in the University Quad for Formal Recruitment tabling.
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