Am I the Greek type?
There is a place for everyone in the Greek system. UL Lafayette is home to a uniquely diverse Greek society. There is no model Greek. Learn more about being Greek at the National Sorority Life website. Parents can learn more about sorority life on the National Panhellenic Conference Parents information page or the frequently asked questions page.
Do I need to register for formal recruitment and how much does it cost?
Yes, this is done to make it easier on you and the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership. It is $90 to sign up for recruitment. Sign up will open May 1, 2018. Recruitment will take place Labor Day weekend!
Where will I stay during recruitment?
We will not have specific places for you to stay for Sorority Recruitment.
What happens during Recruitment Week?
Recruitment Schedule Breakdown:
August 29th- September 3rd
• Convocation (Wed. August 29th)
5:00pm in the Union Ballroom
• Open House (Thurs. August 30th)
3:00pm-12:00am Bourgeois Rec Center
• Philanthropy Day (Fri. August 31st)
2:00- 12:00am Bourgeois Rec Center
• Sisterhood Day (Sun. September 1st)
12:00pm-9:00pm Bourgeois Rec Center
• Preference (Mon. September 3rd, morning)
7:30am- 2:00pm Bourgeois Rec Center
• Bid (Mon. Sept. 3rd, evening)
6:00pm Bourgeois Rec Center
What should I wear?
Will there be someone to help guide me through Recruitment Week?
One of the first people you will meet during Recruitment is will be your Gamma Chi, sometimes called recruitment counselor. She is a woman who is selected and trained to help you out during Sorority Recruitment. During Recruitment, she is disassociated from her sorority in order to be a neutral helper for you during that week. To these women, it does not matter which sorority you join. She just wants to make Recruitment as enjoyable as possible for you.
Will being Greek affect my grades and how important are grades?
That all depends on you. The Greek system at UL Lafayette has a higher average GPA than that of the undergraduate student body. All of the Greek organizations at UL Lafayette have a scholarship program available to their members. Scholarship is the most significant factor in sorority selection and membership. GPA requirements are derived from either your high school or college grades. Please note the minimum GPA required by any Panhellenic group on the UL Lafayette campus for a high school or college student is a 2.5. However, some groups have higher GPA requirements. Any potential new member must understand the strong emphasis placed by the individual chapters regarding academics. Click here for the fraternity and sorority chapter grades and the awards for each chapter.
How much does it cost?
It can sometimes be broken down into monthly payments to make it easier to pay. You will receive more information about dues at the sorority convocation.
Will I be hazed?
Hazing is absolutely forbidden. You don't have to prove anything to others. However, each organization does have expectations of membership. During the time that you are considering joining a sorority, be sure to ask pointed questions about the expectations of new members. If you do join an organization, and feel something is not right, contact a Greek dean in the Dean of Students Office or the national organization to which the local chapter is affiliated.
How much time does a sorority take?
The time commitment varies from chapter to chapter, but the first semester is the most time intensive as the new member goes through the chapter's education program. The time spent in this program will give you the opportunity to develop your leadership and time management skills, learn about your organization, develop friendships and allow you to become involved with other organizations on campus.
Each chapter has weekly chapter meetings and other events (philanthropies, socials, initiation, etc.) throughout the year, but they are planned well in advance. In addition to the weekly meeting, the more you participate in the chapter, the more you will get out of being a member!
What is a recommendation (rec) and am I required to get recommendations?
A recommendation is a letter that is written on your behalf that speaks of your character, accomplishments, grades and activities from a woman who has already been in that particular sorority. Therefore, it is beneficial to have someone that you know write these. Letters of recommendation are not required to go through recruitment at UL Lafayette.
All Recommendation forms or letters should be sent directly from the alumna to the address noted below for each chapter: (Please note on envelope that the Formal Recruitment Letter of Rec is enclosed).
PO Box 44823
Delta Delta Delta
PO Box 40450
PO Box 40465
PO Box 40692
PO Box 40142