Texas Tech Sororities

No, the app is only compatible on Apple and Android devices. If you have another type of phone or your phone has died, please make selections at the Panhellenic Tent.Panhellenic Exec is comprised of eight members who make up the executive board. They oversee programming, judicial hearings, communication with other organizations, marketing, and preparing the recruitment process each year.

How much is a Texas Tech sorority?
Dues vary from chapter-to-chapter, but range from $1,000-$1,650 for your new member semester and $700-$1,100 for your active member semesters.
Time commitments vary depending on the chapter. We equate your new member time commitments to taking a three hour college course. You should expect to have a chapter meeting every Sunday or Monday evening, chapter education meetings, and social events throughout the week. After you have visited every chapter on your invitation list, you will meet with a recruitment counselor to enter your personal selections from Period I through Preference Night. Selections are a cluster and rank of the sororities you attended that day in order of your preference at you last chapter lodge or the Panhellenic Tent on Greek Circle. This will help us match you to the list of women the sororities invite to their events the following day. Although unfortunate, some PNMs will not receive any invitations back to chapters. In this situation, we will call the PNM in the morning before she is supposed to meet at the parking lot, and let her know that she has been fully released. We will provide the PNM other options for joining our community if she is still interested.

What is the top sorority at Texas Tech?
Texas Tech University – TTU SororitiesAlpha Chi Omega – ΑΧΩ Rate. Ratings: 534. … Alpha Delta Pi – ΑΔΠ Ratings: 514. Grade: 77.86%Alpha Kappa Alpha – ΑΚΑ Ratings: 21. … Alpha Phi – ΑΦ Ratings: 728. … Alpha Xi Delta – ΑΞΔ Ratings: 198. … Chi Omega – ΧΩ Ratings: 477. … Delta Delta Delta – ΔΔΔ Ratings: 371. … Delta Gamma – ΔΓ Ratings: 478. Cached
Each chapter looks for something different in new members, so we are unsure if this provides upperclassmen any advantage/disadvantage. Most chapters look on upperclassmen with esteem since they have already demonstrated their academic abilities in college.We equate this to being enrolled in a one hour course. This still varies in each chapter, but it is not as intense of a time commitment as your new member period will be.This site serves to inform all potential and current Greek students about all Panhellenic chapters, events that occurring in the community, and create a central location for all Panhellenic infromation.

This night should have more serious topics in nature. You will likely only be talking to one woman the whole event and participate in a ceremony of some sorts. Refreshments will be provided in the chapter lodges.
Please meet with a rho gamma or staff member to withdrawal from recruitment. This should be taken care of in person since you will have to fill out a form. If you are still on the fence, please meet with a rho gamma for counseling on finding the best option for you.

What percentage of Texas Tech is Greek?
Fraternities and sororities are the largest and most visible values-based organizations on campus. With more than 5,000 students that make up 15 percent of the student body, Fraternity, and Sorority Life organizations are committed to scholarship, leadership, brotherhood/sisterhood, and civic engagement.
Sororities make their choices based on academic, leadership, and community service accomplishments listed in your registration materials and on the conversations you had with their members during the recruitment events you attend. The sorority women also look for PNMs that appear to uphold and value their sorority’s membership requirements and founding values. At the end of each day, the sorority will approve the women receiving invitations for the following day.

We will include your username and password information on or inside your PNM packet. You will use this to login to the PNM Companion where you will enter your selections. We will go over more about the app at Kick-Off.A Bid is a formal invitation to join a chapter. They are distributed on Bid Day. You will only receive a bid to one chapter. If you receive a bid and choose not to accept it, you will not be eligible to join another chapter until Primnary Recruitment 2022.Recruitment Coordinators are 2nd year Rho Gammas that are specialized to help with schedule conflicts and recruitment operations. Recruitment Coordinators(often reffered to as Gamma Chi’s) are also disaffiliated and join our executive board to assist in the logistical aspects of recruitment. This is an illegal activity that violates the PNM Bill of Rights and the TTU Recruitment Rules. Usually, this involves chapter members contacting PNMs prior to Bid Day. There should be no contact between active members and potential new members during the summer or throughout recruitment week. All illegal recruiting behaviors should be reported to the Panhellenic Advisor, executive board, or recruitment counselors immediately. Selections will be made on Greek Circle except during Preference Night (where they will be made at the Student Union Building). Once you have finished all events for the day, you will find a rho gamma or exec member to input your selections on the app or a computer. They will verify that you are done with events for the day, confirm you selections, and enter a PIN to submit your selections into our system.Items to pack along with you include: Student ID, Change of Shoes, Water Bottle, Hair Brush, Umbrella/Poncho, Towel to Sit On, Mints, Medication, Perfume/Body Spray, Deodorant, Lip Gloss/Chapstick, Insurance Card, Small Mirror, Snacks, Portable Charger.

Yes, all chapters offer some form of payment plans. It is your responsibility to reach out to the chapters if you need to set up a payment plan once you join. Some chapters also offer scholarships for high academic achievements.

In an effort to respect your time and energy this week, we have structured our first round (Period I) to allow you to visit all sorority chapters in one day. However, this process takes two days to complete with the number of participants we have. This creates a “day off” for you as the other half of the participants are completing Period I. On your day off, you will attend a mandatory education program, Panhellenic 101, to assist in your successful transition to sorority life at Texas Tech. Monday events will be held in the afternoon while Tuesday events will be held in the morning. Pay close attention to times. We also encourage you to take care of any school related and personal errands. Groups 1-12 will attend recruitment events on Greek Circle on Monday; groups 13-24 will attend recruitment events on Tuesday.
Conversations will be focused around that chapters sisterhood, and what they do together to strengthen their bond. This is a good day to see if their values align with yours and to ask about the financial/time commitment.The Cabinet and Liaison boards serve to assist in planning events and reaching out to other Texas Tech organizations and entities. Their positions are reviewed on an annual basis.

The best time to bring up chapter dues is during Period III. It is perfectly acceptable to ask about the financial commitment of a chapter during recruitment week.
A Recruitment Counselor often referred to as a Rho Gamma is dedicated to assisting the Panhellenic Council with facilitating the primary recruitment process. Each Rho Gamma is carefully selected and trained prior to the recruitment process. Rho gammas serve as impartial, unbiased counselors that help you with tough decisions. They will keep your personal information confidential. Each Rho Gamma is a current member of the Panhellenic community at Texas Tech and will be available to you daily during Recruitment.Delegate meetings are held with one member from each chapter and the Panhellenic Executive board. These meetings are held to amend bylaws, and stay up to date on chapter events.Continuous Open Bidding occurs throughout the year after Primary Recruitment in the fall and solely in the spring. If you choose to withdrawal from our primary recruitment, released, or ISP and do not recieve a bid, you will be eligible for COBs throughout the year. Not every chapter will participate in COB every semester or year and there is no registration process.

At Texas Tech, all of our chapters are housed in lodges. Chapter members are not allowed to live in their lodges. Other chapters across the nation may provide housing opportunities for chapter members in their facilities, so those are referred to as houses.
The Judicial board is comprised of one member from each chapter that serves to hear chapter or Panhellenic violations. It is their job to determine an outcome for an judicial problems that may arise in our community.

Intentional Single Preference (sometimes incorrectly phrased “suicide”) is for PNMs who attend 2 chapter preference events, and only choose to list one chapter on her MRABA. She is not guaranteed a Bid to that chapter, and if she does not receive a bid to that chapter, she is eligible for COB.
What was formerly called Rush or Formal Recruitment is now called Primary Recruitment. This is the weeklong recruitment experice that takes place each fall before classes begin where all 12 CPH chapter are recruiting potential new members. This is the only time of year all 12 CPH chapters are recruiting at the same time and you must register to participate.

These chapters are located around the United States (usually in larger cities), and are comprised of alumnae members from several organizations. They help PNMs prepare for recruitment in advance, and are a great resource. Every chapter has a different GPA standard. For most chapters, it is a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. We do not recommend going through recruitment with a GPA below 2.75 but it is each potential new member’s choice. In a 2019 lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court of Illinois, the family of Jordan Hankins blames Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. for her 2017 suicide. Hankins was a sophomore basketball player at Northwestern University who decided to pledge the sorority after receiving official membership. While backwards pledging to gain respect from chapter members who went through a similar process, Hankins “was subjected to physical abuse including paddling, verbal abuse, mental abuse, financial exploitation, sleep deprivation, items being thrown and dumped on her, and other forms of hazing intended to humiliate and demean her,” according to the lawsuit. An official statement from Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. says the sorority is “deeply saddened” by Hankins’ death and declined to comment on the details of the complaint and her suicide due to the “sensitive nature” of the incident and “the ongoing grief her family is experiencing.”On September 1, 1945, Alpha Kappa Alpha established The National Health Office in New York City. The National Health Office coordinated activities with local chapters and worked with the ACHC to promote health initiatives before Congress, increase the number of student nurses, and improve the state of health programs at historically Black Colleges and Universities. The National Health Office was dissolved in 1951, as its goals were incorporated into the sorority’s international program. At the organization’s twentieth anniversary in 2000, EAF published Perpetuating Our Posterity: A Blueprint for Excellence. The book served as a comprehensive history of the organization and as a source of advice for other beginning philanthropies. EAF went online with a website in 2003. Alpha Kappa Alpha has a membership of over 300,000 women internationally, with 90,000 active members of diverse backgrounds and professions. Graduate members constitute the largest percentage of membership. Alpha Kappa Alpha has over 1000 chapters, located in the United States, the Caribbean, Canada, and South Africa.

The Boulé is the regulating institution of the sorority and currently meets every two years. Throughout the years, notable individuals such as civil rights activists Martin Luther King Jr. and Roy Wilkins were speakers at past Boulé conferences.

The leadership of the sorority in the early years was derived from three separate groups—the original group, the sophomores and the incorporators, who together are known as “The Twenty Pearls.” The executive director position has been held by eight [now twelve] members since the office’s creation on October 9, 1949.
The foundation was the brainchild of Constance Holland, the sister of former Alpha Kappa Alpha International President Dr. Barbara Phillips, in 1978. The foundation had official beginnings in 1980 and the sorority donated US$10,000 for the project. Eight years later, the organization first awarded $10,000 to fourteen students. In 1991, EAF first awarded mini grants to community organizations. In 1998, EAF provided the first Youth Partners Accessing Capital (PAC) award to an undergraduate member.

What is the most expensive sorority to join?
The most expensive sorority, or at least one of the most expensive, is the University of Alabama. A new member will pay over $4,000 per semester.
The gated community will be located on a 48-acre (190,000 m) site. The planning for Ivy Acres cost approximately US$32 million. In addition, according to Business Wire, Ivy Acres will comprise “188 independent residential units, which will be both apartments and cottages, forty assisted-living apartments and twenty private accommodations for skilled nursing care.” Residents are expected to pay $1,890 to $2,890 per month for services.We had to learn a lot more about the historic beginnings of the AKAs, and we did it by writing long letters of application to the Ivy Leaf Pledge Club—the senior wing of the sorority that regulated the admissions process—and then attending monthly meetings where the older students tutored us on the history.

Since, 1990, the sorority continued to provide after-school mentoring programs, such as ON TRACK. ON TRACK, an acronym which stands for “Organizing, Nurturing, Team building, Respecting, Achieving, Counseling and Knowing,” was designed to help the progress of 20,000 third graders who were at-risk of failing their education. Sponsored by Daimler Chrysler, ON TRACK was designated to “improve communication, academics, physical and emotional health, peer leadership, etiquette, and interpersonal relationships.” In addition, programs such as the Ivy Reading AKAdemy and Young Authors Program improved elementary reading comprehension skills, while P.I.M.S. highlighted programs in math and science.
On May 10, 1930, Alpha Kappa Alpha, along with the fraternities Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi and sororities Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta, formed the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) at Howard University. Currently consisting of nine predominately black fraternities and sororities, NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings, and other mediums for the exchange of information, and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions. This effort was first began by the sorority in 1921, when they sent telegrams to the then 7 other existing organizations to combine into a panhellenic.On June 20, 2009, eight Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority members filed a complaint in D.C. Superior Court demanding that International President Barbara McKinzie be fired for improper use of sorority funds and the money be returned to the sorority. The lawsuit claimed that Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s executive board approved the spending of substantial amounts on McKinzie’s costs of living, including commissioning an expensive wax model of McKinzie, which cost $900,000. In response, McKinzie denied the allegations, describing them as “without merit.” The memberships of the eight AKAs who filed the complaint were revoked by the sorority in retaliation for the lawsuit but later forced to be reinstated by a judge.In May 2018, the Alpha Beta Chapter at Fort Valley State University (FVSU) was placed under investigation by the University System of Georgia and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations due to compelling allegations that the executive assistant to the university president and former graduate advisor of the chapter, Alecia Johnson, suggested low-income prospective members have sex with affluent men in Georgia to cover approximately $1,500 in membership intake fees. Johnson resigned from her position at the university and hired legal representation to contest the allegations. In June 2019, Johnson plead guilty to prostituting herself and one FVSU student. Also as part of her plea deal, she testified against the men charged in the prostitution ring. Her plea deal resulted in her getting five-years of probation, 180 days of house arrest, and a $1,000 fine. GBI investigations led to indictments that included no members of the AKA chapter. AKA’s internal investigation into the matter was completed with the chapter remaining in good-standing with the sorority’s highest leadership.

The sorority responded to the call for help in fall 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, by raising money for a disaster relief fund. In July 2007, through Habitat for Humanity, the sorority helped build a house in New Orleans for a family that survived Hurricane Katrina.
Alpha Kappa Alpha continued to grow internationally, due to an effort that began in 1910 by the Alpha chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha. A second chapter at the University of Chicago was chartered in fall 1913. The sorority was the first a Black Greek letter organizations at Howard University to offer a scholarship program. In addition, Alpha Kappa Alpha helped to support members by providing scholarship funds for school and foreign studies.In addition, according to Graham, the sorority would have “Pledge Week”, a period where a candidate’s grades and behavior were reviewed by chapter members. Candidates who withstood this period were initiated into the sorority. Membership interest is processed by an interest meeting, known as a “rush”. After the candidate receives an official letter from the sorority, she can participate in the membership intake process. Prospective members must have a 2.5 average or better prior to their membership submission, as well as a record of community service. If a prospective member has graduated, she could be invited to join the sorority at the discretion of the graduate chapter.

The purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of service to all mankind.
The term soror, derived from the Latin for “sister”, is used between members of the sorority. Membership of the Directorate includes the board of directors. For graduate chapters, “Omega” is added to distinguish those which consist of college graduates from undergraduate chapters. “Supreme,” as a term, is preposed to the title of an international officeholder, such as Supreme Basileus. Deceased members are referred to as “Ivies Beyond the Wall”.Honorary membership is Alpha Kappa Alpha’s highest honor. Jane Addams, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is among the first honorary members. Eleanor Roosevelt, a former First Lady and wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was made an honorary member. United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Senator and First Lady, and wife of President Bill Clinton, accepted honorary membership into Alpha Kappa Alpha. However, Clinton later declined initiation into the organization due to the sorority’s exclusive requirement preventing acceptance into other Pan-Hellenic organizations, and desired her membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha to be “non-exclusive.”In Linda White’s administrations, the Young Authors Program was born. The purpose of the program is to encourage and raise involvement in reading and writing in children in kindergarten through third grade. Each of the ten regions in the sorority had the opportunity to choose a child’s story to be published in a two-volume anthology entitled The Spirit Within: Voices of Young Authors. In 2004, twenty children were honored in the first anthology. The authors were recognized and performed book signings in the 2004 and 2006 Boulés. At the 2004 Boulé in Nashville, Tennessee, former Department of Education Secretary Rod Paige attended. On July 15, 2004, First Lady Laura Bush spoke on the Ivy AKAdemy’s dedication to reading initiatives, “Teaching our children to read is the most critical educational priority facing our country. Children who do not learn to read by third grade continue to find reading a challenge throughout their lives. These expectations increase in amount and complexity each year.”The Mississippi Health Project brought primary medical care to the rural Black population across the
state for six summers. The program has been recognized as the first mobile health clinic in the United States, assisting approximately 15,000 people in the Mississippi Delta. The project was noted for helping to decrease cases diphtheria and smallpox in the region and to improve nutritional and dental practices throughout rural Mississippi.

On March 22, 2012, a forensic audit of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 2010 financial records revealed troubling concerns with past president, Barbara McKinzie’s development and access to a “secret” bank account. The audit of the sorority led to findings that supported the claims in the previous lawsuit. The audit also found two former officials continued to use sorority credit cards after their service ended, failing to appropriately document charges. Another lawsuit against the organization, the former president McKinzie and other officials contained similar allegations. The audit found that McKinzie and the other officials secretly created a second set of financial books to get around the sorority’s accounting policies. According to the audit, “(n)early $1.7 million in payments were made to the former president, Barbara McKinzie, without authorization. Approximately $282,000 in credit card charges on a second set of books appear to be fraudulent, including personal charges the sorority wasn’t reimbursed for.” The sorority later expelled McKinzie and won an arbitration award of $1.6 million against her, which (as of January 2017) was challenged by McKinzie in court.
In February 2010, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia dismissed the lawsuit. On August 18, 2011, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals reversed the previous decision.

On September 9, 2002, Kristin High (22) and Kenitha Saafir (24) from California State University – Los Angeles (CSULA), died following an illegal hazing activity. The women were instructed by members of Alpha Kappa Alpha to perform a series of activities blindfolded on Dockweiler State Beach when a high tide came and eventually drowned both of them. The next day when the women brought Kristin’s car and cellphone to her mother, she noticed her pledge journal missing from the car and numbers deleted from her cellphone. Prior to Kristin’s death, Kristin’s mother encouraged her to fully disassociate herself with the sorority after Kristin discussed inappropriate behavior by members of AKA. A year after the incident, the families of the deceased settled with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated after filing a $100 million civil wrongful death lawsuit. The sorority denied having an active chapter at CSULA but this was dismissed by the court which found the sorority accountable for the deaths. No criminal charges were filed. The CSULA chapter had previously been sanctioned for hazing, and the sorority permanently expelled all members involved with this lawsuit.In addition to educational programs, Alpha Kappa Alpha contributed to drawing awareness to health-related issues, such as AIDS, sickle cell anemia, breast cancer, and the importance of staying in shape. Recently, the sorority has supported the efforts of justice for the Jena Six. Also, the sorority connects to the past by partnering with African Ancestry. Sorority members may use African Ancestry’s DNA testing to find genealogical data for themselves and their families. The purpose of the partnership is to help members trace family connections through the world as well as in Africa, to embrace African American culture and the larger community.

Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF) is a separate and tax-exempt branch of the sorority, which “provide[s] financial support to individuals and organizations engaged in lifelong learning.” The foundation awards academic scholarships (for undergraduate members of the sorority, as well as non-members), fellowships, and grants for community service.The Leadership Fellows Program is a fully funded event in which thirty Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sophomore and junior undergraduate members worldwide are individually trained for professional leadership roles. In addition, the fellows contribute to community service for one week. One of the selection criteria is that members must have at least a 3.0 GPA. The program initially was planned in 1978. In the following year, the first program was held in Indiana with twenty-nine students. Various cities around the United States have held the Leadership Fellows Program. In the past, Alpha Kappa Alpha has sponsored the event through the Educational Advancement Foundation. Also, the program has been financed by Pillsbury, Tyson Foods, Johnson & Johnson, and most recently General Electric. The sorority educated the community through highlighting the accomplishments of notable individuals by publishing The Heritage Series between 1968 and 1972. These pamphlets were a series of biographies of top African American women. Altogether, the entire collection contained “Women in the Judiciary,” “Women in Politics,” “Women in Medicine,” “Women in Business,” and “Women in Dentistry.” Alpha Kappa Alpha also donated $20,000 for preserving Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthplace in Atlanta, Georgia, in the early 1970s. In 1978, during the sorority’s seventieth anniversary, the Memorial Window at Howard University was dedicated to the founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Surviving founders Lavinia Norman and Norma Boyd attended the celebration of unveiling the Memorial Window, designed by Lois Mailou Jones. Throughout the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, members helped to sponsor job training, reading enrichment, heritage and youth programs. By encouraging youth to improve math, science, and reading skills, the sorority continued a legacy of community service and pledged to enrich the lives of others. Financially, Alpha Kappa Alpha expanded funding for projects in 1953 through the creation and trademark of a fashion show called Fashionetta. Politically, ACHR continued lobbying for equality concerning civil rights during the 1950s and 1960s. According to Collier-Thomas, the ACHR drew attention to legislation concerning education, transportation, employment, and improving equality in the armed forces and public places. The ACHR participated in filing civil rights cases in amicus curiae with Bolling v. Sharpe and 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education. However, as a whole, ACHR voted to dissolve operations in 1963.Informal sessions continued, with regular bi-weekly meetings beginning after the holiday. Wednesday, January 15, 1908, nine female students held the first official bi-weekly meetings in Miner Hall. On February 21, 1908, the 7 sophomores invited to continue the legacy of the sorority were admitted without initiation and endowed with found status. In its first few months of life, Alpha Kappa Alpha cast the mold for its pattern of leadership in the activities of the campus. The Sorority developed a beautiful tradition of ritualic services and intimate social affairs for its members, cultural and civic presentations for the general public and varied academic, service and spiritual life for the university. The students began their “official” community service efforts on May 1, 1908, with the planting of ivy and a tree on the campus of Howard University. Alpha Kappa Alpha continued to grow at Howard. By the end of the 1911–12 school year, there were more than 40 members of the sorority at Howard. In October, former President Nellie Quander received an invitation to attend a meeting of the sorority. In this meeting the group proposed to change the name, colors and symbols of the sorority. While the entire body of the organization was invited to be a part of the changes, Quander opposed the changes. Quander advised the group that they had no right legally or ethically to make such changes and advised them to hold a poll of the entirety of the sorority. That poll found that the vast majority did not favor the change. As a result, some of the undergraduate women who wanted to make changes to the name, symbols and colors of the organization held a meeting the next month with other collegiate women desiring to become members of a negro sorority voted to continued with the changes. In this way, the women voted to reorganize, and allowed others to join and this group later became the twenty two founders of Delta Sigma Theta. Quander set up a committee that worked to incorporate ΑΚΑ as a perpetual entity. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority became the first African American sorority to nationally incorporate on January 29, 1913. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (ΑΚΑ) is the first intercollegiate historically African American sorority. The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908, at the historically black Howard University in Washington, D.C., by a group of sixteen students led by Ethel Hedgemon Lyle. Forming a sorority broke barriers for African American women in areas where they had little power or authority due to a lack of opportunities for minorities and women in the early 20th century. Alpha Kappa Alpha was incorporated on January 29, 1913.Alpha Kappa Alpha contributed programs for inner city youth by capitalizing on political gains in the White House. On August 20, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, which allowed the creation of the Job Corps. The sorority wanted to operate a job training center for students. Led by president Julia Purnell, ΆKΆ negotiated with the Office of Economic Opportunity to operate a women’s center from October 1964 to January 1965. Alpha Kappa Alpha was awarded a $4 million grant (equivalent to $37.1 million in 2022) to operate the Cleveland Job Corps on February 12, 1965, becoming the first sorority to operate a federal job training center. Beginning in 1965, the Cleveland Job Corps trained female high school dropouts, aged 16 to 21, with job and educational skills. In 1976, the Cleveland Job Corps accepted males. The sorority operated the Cleveland Job Corps until 1995. Soon after the sorority’s 75th anniversary, Alpha Kappa Alpha contributed funds to decrease Africa’s poverty with the establishment of African Village Development Program (AVDP). As a conjoint program with Africare, the sorority sought to decrease poverty in African villages. In collaboration with the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help (IFESH), the sorority built ten schools in South Africa after apartheid ended, and it donated computer technology to the region. The Ivy Leaf Pledge Club was the official pledge club of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Potential candidates who were interested in joining the sorority would join the pledge club before being inducted into the sorority.The sorority is one of the nation’s largest Greek-letter organizations, having had more than 350,000 members in 1,024 chapters in the United States and several other countries. Women may join through undergraduate chapters at a college or university, or they may be invited to join by a graduate chapter after acquiring an undergraduate or advanced college degree.

Is Greek Life Big at Texas Tech?
Fraternities and sororities are the largest and most visible values-based organizations on campus. With more than 5,000 students that make up 15 percent of the student body, Fraternity, and Sorority Life organizations are committed to scholar
ship, leadership, brotherhood/sisterhood, and civic engagement.
To replace the NPC, in August 1945, Alpha Kappa Alpha established the American Council on Human Rights (ACHR). The council made recommendations to the government concerning civil rights legislation. The ACHR was proposed at the 1946 Boulé. In October 1946, Alpha Kappa Alpha was the first sorority to obtain observer status at the United Nations. On January 25, 1948, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho sororities and Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma fraternities were charter members of the ACHR. Kappa Alpha Psi later was included in March 1949.

The organization celebrated a silver anniversary in Nassau, Bahamas, in 2005. EAF is incorporated into the International President’s centennial program for funding under Excellent Scholarly Performance. Overall, EAF has donated more than $200,000 in grants and awarded 1,400 students with scholarships. Other major donors to EAF include Continental Airlines and Northern Trust.
The Ivy Reading AKAdemy provides programs that encourage the entire community to become involved. The concept serves as an educational and human resource center for programs provided by Alpha Kappa Alpha. Working with No Child Left Behind in mind, “The Ivy Reading AKAdemy,” a reading initiative, focuses on early learning and mastery of basic reading skills by the end of third grade. The Ivy Reading AKAdemy has a $1.5 million proposal pending with the United States Department of Education to fund a three-year nationwide after-school demonstration project in low-performing, economically deprived inner-city schools in 16 sites within the continental United States.Alpha Kappa Alpha celebrated its centenary with a year-long commemoration in 2008. The celebration coincided with the sorority’s biennial Boulé. Internationally, some Alpha Kappa Alpha members began marking the festivities by making a pilgrimage to Howard University from January 12 to January 15, 2008. The activities included sorority members financially donating $1 million in scholarship funds to Howard University, contributing libraries for Middle School for Mathematics and Science and Asbury Dwelling for Senior Citizens, and unveiling a digital version of the entire Ivy Leaf publication. In addition, sorority undergraduate and graduate members who were not available to attend ceremonies in Washington, D.C., held celebrations in local cities. On July 11 to July 18, 2008, Alpha Kappa Alpha held their 63rd Boulé. A town hall meeting with the public, a unity march in conjunction with other NPHC members, and a concert featuring R&B Grammy Award winning singer and Honorary Member Patti LaBelle were some of the events which occurred at the centennial Boulé. On July 17, 2008, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority set a Guinness World Record when 16,206 members set a record by having the largest-ever silver service sit-down dinner in a convention.

In April 1933, during the Great Depression, International President Ida Jackson visited All Saints Industrial School in Lexington, Mississippi. She found difficult conditions in the Mississippi Delta. Some of the teachers did not have an education past the seventh grade. African Americans were trying to make a living sharecropping on plantation land as agricultural prices continued to fall. In summer 1934, Ida Jackson initiated the Summer School for Rural Teachers to train future teachers. She worked with a total of 22 student teachers and 243 school children. In addition, she held night classes for 48 adults. By obtaining 2600 books for the school’s library, Jackson made it “the largest library owned by white or colored in all Holmes County.”
Led by incorporator Norma Elizabeth Boyd, the sorority created the National Non-Partisan Lobby on Civil and Democratic Rights (NPC) in 1938, later renamed the National Non-Partisan Council on Public Affairs. It was the first full-time congressional lobby for minority group civil rights. Throughout the organization’s life, the Non-Partisan Council worked with the NAACP, National Urban League, The United Office and Professional Workers of America, The National Association of Graduate Nurses, the American Federation of Churches, the Colored Women’s Club, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Auxiliary, and the New York Voter’s League. The NPC was dissolved on July 15, 1948, by twelfth Supreme Basileus Edna Over Gray-Campbell. A year later, Alpha Kappa Alpha was the first sorority to apply for life membership in the NAACP.

What is the fanciest sorority?
What is the most prestigious sorority?The largest: Chi Omega. … Most historic: Alpha Kappa Alpha. … Most famous former members: Kappa Alpha Theta. … Most devoted to public service: Delta Sigma Theta. … Oldest: Alpha Delta Pi. … Best sorority house: Phi Mu. … Most undergraduate chapters: Alpha Omicron Pi.
Alpha Kappa Alpha’s accomplishments were heralded by the United States Congress, with U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton and sorority member U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee, who both agreed to pass legislation in both houses of the United States Congress to commemorate the sorority’s founding. In addition, the toy company Mattel designed a Barbie collectible doll fashioned with a pink and green evening gown.In the spring of 1907, Ethel Hedgemon Lyle led efforts to create a sisterhood at Howard University. Howard faculty member Ethel T. Robinson encouraged Hedgemon by relating her own observances of sorority life at the Women’s College at Brown University. (Robinson and other female students had not been able to participate in the existing sororities because of their race.) To implement her idea, Hedgemon began recruiting interested classmates during the spring of 1907. She and the rest of the group used the summer of 1907 to research and explore options for their new organization .Throughout the Great Migration, members assisted the Travelers Aid Society, to help thousands of Southern Blacks adjust to Northern society, find housing and navigate around the city. They also volunteered at the Freedman’s Hospital.

Can you be shy and join a sorority?
Yes! Literally any woman in college can go through sorority recruitment and join a sorority regardless if they are introverted or extroverted. You shouldn’t let the fact that you’re shy or introverted hold you back from joining a sorority.
Partnerships in Mathematics and Science (PIMS) began in Eva Evans’s administration in 1994, and was a part of the SPIRIT program during the Linda White administration. Eva Evans mentioned the need for a math and science program, “As a college sorority, we’ve always advanced an educational agenda. We always had high GPA requirements. And more than ever, we’re pushing the importance of math and science for our girls. We need more black women in those fields.” The program’s purpose is to increase the successes of youth in mathematics and science, as well as technology. Campaigns to highlight the program’s importance were sponsored by the National Science Foundation and historically black colleges from across the country. Several chapters provided two-week math and science summer camps on college and day school campuses, which consisted of hands-on-learning through laboratory interactions, field trips to important sites, youth camps, and speeches from influential experts in specific areas of studies. For example, a PIMS program at Park Street Elementary School in Marietta, Georgia, consisted of third through fifth grade girls and provided educational field trips in order to stimulate involvement in math and science. Also, a national P.I.M.S. Olympiad, deriving from knowledge of math and science, in conjunction with the PIMS Community Parade was held at the 58th Boulé in Dallas, Texas.

Alpha Kappa Alpha began to unite members at the annual Boulé, the sorority’s governing body. The sorority’s pledge was written by Grace Edwards and was adopted by the 1920 Boulé. In addition, the sorority’s crest was designed by Phyllis Wheatley Waters and accepted in the same Boulé. A year later, at the 1921 Boulé, the Ivy Leaf was designated as “the official organ of Alpha Kappa Alpha,” and Founders’ Week, paying honor to ΆKΆ’s founders was established. Pearls were first introduced to the sorority in the same year. The sorority membership pin was accepted in the following Boulé in Kansas City, Missouri. At the 1947 Boulé, pins for honorary members were designed and approved.
Alpha Kappa Alpha is part of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). The current International President is Danette Anthony Reed, and the sorority’s document and pictorial archives are located at Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.In summer 1938, Ida Jackson focused on poverty and established a regional health clinic. She had acquired $1,000 from the Boulé to fund the project in December 1935. The clinic evolved into the Mississippi Health Project, with Dr. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee appointed as the director.

How hard is it to get into a sorority at Texas Tech?
Most will get invited to 30% to 70% of the maximum invites. For example, if Sam is an average potential new member and could be invited back to 9 sororities, she will be invited to 3 to 6 — depending on how well her Round 1 score was. During Round 2, you will have conversations with the members.
Ivy Acres will be a retirement center located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The retirement center is sponsored by Senior Residences, Incorporated, a subsidiary of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Ivy Acres will be one of the first retirement centers founded by African Americans and minorities in the United States. It will offer assisted or individual living for individuals who are over fifty-five, regardless of background, ethnicity or religion. Barbara K. Phillips, former vice-president and Project Coordinator for Senior Residences, Incorporated, explains the purpose of Ivy Acres, “We determined that there is a need out there, but this will be open to all. We want to be diverse; we want to be multicultural. Anyone who wants to come will be welcome.”

The first initiation was held in a wing of Miner Hall on Howard University on February 11, 1909. On May 25, 1909, Alpha Kappa Alpha held its first “Ivy Day,” a celebration that included planting ivy at Miner Hall. The sorority continued many service efforts that continue today. Some examples of service demonstrated before 1912 include helping create the NAACP, dc chapter, feeding the hungry and clothing the poor.

The women returned to Howard in the Fall of 1907 to work on the creation of the sorority. Hedgemon and Marie Woolfolk gave a presentation to the administration to secure approval, which was granted immediately. This approval made the sorority the first member of the divine nine to be created at an historically black college or university. Many have given the credit of this accolade to the Beta (second) chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha however the Alpha (first) chapter of AKA was accepted in November 1907. The Beta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity made its presence known on December 20, 1907, but it was not actually given permission to exist at Howard until the spring of 1908.
After the establishment of 32 graduate and undergraduate chapters in 1924, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority organized chapters according to their regions in the United States and abroad. The Boulé determines the boundaries of the regions. The ten regions are each led by a Regional Director, where she serves a member of the sorority’s board of directors. In addition to serving on the sorority’s Board of Directors, the Regional Director also follows guidelines, program targets set by the International President, as well as procedures. Almost two-thirds of the sorority’s Regional Directors have been elected as international presidents.This project was also a freelance job for TTU. They wanted a trifold pamphlet to pass out at New Student Orientation to give prospective new members the opportunity to get a little more insight into what Fraternity & Sorority Life has to offer.

Welcome Red Raiders and Wreck ‘Em!! I would like to congratulate you on making a wonderful decision to come to Texas Tech University and wanting to be a part of our Panhellenic Community. The memories you make during your time here will last forever. Panhellenic at Texas Tech is unlike any other. There are so many wonderful women in our community that you will get to meet and get to know through the joining of a chapter. Our goal is to help you find the sorority experience you are looking for and bond with women you forever have the privilege of calling sisters. The National Panhellenic Council (NPC) at Texas Tech governs the twelve National Panhellenic affiliated sororities. Joining a Panhellenic chapter here at Texas Tech encourages high academic achievement, leadership , philanthropic and community service efforts, as well as fosters life-long friendships. Panhellenic serves as a forum for discussing issues facing collegiate women and the entire Greek community, and promotes equality among its membership.
Community service and philanthropy projects give sorority members a chance to assist and give back to the community of Lubbock. All sororities have national philanthropic organizations that they support locally. Sororities also collaborate in community service projects that benefit local charities.

Texas Tech sororities strive for academic excellence and developing the scholastic achievement of their members. The sorority community is proud to be able to state that the all-greek grade point average is consistently higher than the all-University grade point average. While there is no GPA requirement to register for Recruitment, each sorority abides by their national organization’s GPA requirement, which vary per sorority, but all begin around a 3.0.
The National Panhellenic Conference evolved gradually through a cooperative spirit among women’s fraternities (sororities). In 1891, Kappa Kappa Gamma invited all Greek-letter women’s collegiate fraternities (sororities) — there were seven at the time — to a meeting in Boston on April 16 and 17. The groups discussed interfraternity courtesy, fraternity (sorority) jewelry and stationery and fraternity/sorority journalism. A second meeting was planned for 1893 at the Chicago World’s Fair, and although some representatives were there, no records exist of the session. However, no actual Panhellenic organization existed and no uniform practices were observed.By 1902, it was obvious that some standards were needed; therefore, Alpha Phi invited Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Chi Omega and Chi Omega to a conference in Chicago on May 24. Although Alpha Chi Omega and Chi Omega were not able to send delegates to this meeting, the session resulted in the organization of the first interfraternity association and the first intergroup organization on college campuses. (The North-American Interfraternity Conference for men’s fraternities was organized in 1909.) This meeting and the next few resulted in several mutual agreements, especially regarding pledging. Up to this time no guidelines had been set. Women could be pledged to organizations before enrolling in college and even belong to more than one organization.

What sororities are at Texas Tech?
Chi Omega. Nickname: Chi O. Colors: Cardinal and Straw. … Delta Delta Delta. Nickname: Tri Delta. Colors: Silver, Gold, and Blue. … Delta Gamma. Nickname: DG. Colors: Bronze, Pink, and Blue. … Kappa Alpha Theta. Nickname: Theta. Colors: Black and Gold. … Kappa Delta. Nickname: KD. … Pi Beta Phi. Nickname: Pi Phi. … Zeta Tau Alpha. Nickname: Zeta. Cached
One of its greatest services is providing area advisors for College Panhellenics and area coordinators for Alumnae Panhellenics. NPC met annually until 1914, when it voted to hold biennial sessions beginning in 1915. While some interim sessions had been held prior to 1971, provision in the constitution was made at that time for the necessary sessions. NPC voted in 1993 to have an interim session in even-numbered years. In 2008, NPC voted to change the terminology of biennial and interim sessions to annual meetings. The chairmanship is held in rotation according to each member organization’s entrance into NPC.

The fraternity and sorority community offers you numerous opportunities to gain valuable leadership experience. Each sorority governs itself with its own elected officers. Most sororities encourage or ask that their members become involved in several other campus activities to enrich the student experience.
First called the Interfraternity Conference, there were many name changes in between until the name was changed to National Panhellenic Congress (until 1945) and finally the National Panhellenic Conference. The name change is significant to the NPC philosophy because the organization is a conference, not a congress. Other than the basic Unanimous Agreements that all organizations have voted to observe, NPC confines itself to policies and best practices and acts as a court of final appeal in any College Panhellenic difficulty.

Sisterhood is the foundation of the sorority experience and combines the concept of individualism within the framework of mutual cooperation. No sorority at Texas Tech is made up of members who are exactly alike. Every individual in a sorority contributes to this aspect. Sisterhood is achieved through membership activities including: dinners, trips, social activities, late night study sessions and community service projects.
You have to have at least a 3.25 to remain in good academic standing. Otherwise, you have to go to study hours, and then you can go to fun social events that the organization holds.No matter what organization you’re a part of, no matter what you’re affiliated with, all are united throughout their community service. Here, we have a bunch of philanthropy events. In each event, you have to bring a children’s book. And it has to be new, and you bring either one or two. And that’s kind of your ticket to get into the event. And so, the whole organization– about 300 girls– that comes out to 600 books that we’ll donate to a high school. There are so many opportunities to get involved in the leadership. They give you a lot of opportunities to make mistakes but learn in a very cushioned environment, where people still love you through those mistakes and teach you to learn from them and do better. Texas Tech’s Greek system is so different from that of other universities because we don’t live in our Greek houses. You have a house that you go to and you commune at, and you have [INAUDIBLE], and you can study at, cook at as a freshman. But you don’t have to just stay within that really small, tight-knit community. So what that creates is a larger, diverse community of all of the Greek organizations, who all come together.Membership in a fraternity or sorority offers you a unique opportunity to have a balanced college life with a focus on academic excellence, brotherhood/sisterhood, leadership development, service, and responsible social interaction. Membership also offers students the opportunity to make lasting friendships with individuals with similar ideals and common purposes.

Texas Tech Sigma Chi Derby Days provides an opportunity for sororities at Texas Tech University to take an active role in fundraising for local and national philanthropies while participating in fun competitions against each other. The multi-day event allows sororities to go head to head in competitions, while they work together leading a positive change in the community. The competition coincides with a week-long fundraising effort for sororities, and the winners of Derby Days are always the sororities that raise the most money for charity.
Do not rush your registration! You want to make sure you are including information that you want to talk about during sorority recruitment — involvement, club, volunteer work, etc.

BUT… why do so many women going through sorority recruitment ONLY use the advice they find on Youtube and TikTok? Does it help them stand out and get a bid? You have a math test in two weeks that is worth 90% of your grade for the class. You want to get an A. You are looking for guidance on how to get your A. Do you know what this means? Everyone is not placed on an equal playing field for Round 1. Is it fair that everyone is not placed on an equal playing field for Round 1?

For 2022, you will also need to create a video for your registration application. This video will replace your Round 1 score. You want to use it as an opportunity to stand out and allow the members to get to know you. If you need help creating your video, CRUSH [sorority recruitment coaching] helps create your script and gives you tips for your video.Most potential new members do not prepare for their conversations and do not realize most of their score is dependent on their conversations. When the members ask them questions, they answer with a fact or one word. Here is what the average potential new member’s conversation looks like during sorority recruitment.

Before you know it, time is up. You only asked Brooke ONE of the scripted questions because you got off topic and talked about Athens, your goals with college, and things you are excited to do.
You walk into your first sorority. You are excited and nervous to meet the members. A member walks up to you and says, “Hi! Welcome to XYZ! We are so excited you are here! What is your name?” While talking to the member, you realize you have so much in common with her. You have the same major and are from the same hometown. The next morning you get your Round 2 schedule. You got invited back to XYZ! Again, when you talk to the members, you feel like you are talking to your friends.

Many of these websites give FACTUAL information. This lack of information leaves many potential new members feeling behind on preparing for sorority recruitment, missing important information, having a disadvantage. Can you relate?
Then, at the beginning of Round 2, you will receive your invitation schedule. This schedule has the sororities you will be meeting for that round. Most potential new members assume their invitation schedule will have all of the sororities they voted to keep. That is not the case. During sorority recruitment, the sororities have the upper hand. They invite potential new members to each round just like the bachelor picks women to stay. Also, most potential new members are not getting invited to the maximum number of sororities. Most will get invited to 30% to 70% of the maximum invites. For example, if Sam is an average potential new member and could be invited back to 9 sororities, she will be invited to 3 to 6 — depending on how well her Round 1 score was.When the member is voting on Sam, she is thinking, “Can I see Sam in my sorority? Maybe? I don’t know? I guess I will give her an average score. If she gets invited back, great. If she does not, that is okay too.” This situation is what is happening to most potential new members. They are getting average scores. When you get an average score, it is like rolling the dice. Maybe you will get invited back. Maybe you will not.

What sorority has ivy?
Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Kappa AlphaColorsSalmon Pink Apple GreenSymbolIvy leafFlowerPink Tea RosePublicationIvy Leaf magazine
You want to register at least one month before sorority recruitment starts. With registering early, each sorority has time to learn about you and see if you would be a good member.Brooke says, “I am from Atlanta. I love it there, but I am so excited to be living in Athens! There are so many good restaurants and places to shop. Have you tried any of the restaurants in Athens?”

The main takeaway is every sorority has a different dynamic and different members. Many of the sororities on your campus are great, but not every sorority is the right fit for you. To get a bid to your dream sorority, you need to have options at each round. To have options, you want to use a plan. This step-by-step plan helps you communicate that you are a good fit BEFORE and DURING sorority recruitment. That way, you are not picking the better of your last two options. You choose the best option from the start.
The main takeaway is that the member will not break the cycle. You have to force them to break it. If the member does not break the cycle, you will most likely get an average score. Your average score may get you dropped from some sororities.

Round 1: August 17th and 18th, 2022. For 2021, Round 1 was videos only. Potential new members watched a video about each sorority. Then, they voted on the 9 sororities they wanted to go back to for Round 2. You could see her as a friend. You could see yourself hanging out with her on the weekends and going to that restaurant. You were able to connect to her. That is what you want to do during sorority recruitment! Imagine you are interviewing two women to be your roommate. You have prepared three questions to ask both women. Based on their answers, you are going to pick a roommate.Since most of your score is derived from your conversations, you need to go into your conversations strategically. You have to force the members to break the script. They will not break it on their own. Each sorority has a recruitment team. One of its main jobs is pre-screening every potential new member before Round 1. Pre-screening includes looking at GPA, recommendation letters, social resumes, Instagram, etc. This situation could be your reality throughout sorority recruitment. You can find your new best friends and your home. Your first step to your campaign and finding your home is to get recommendation letters.

First, let’s talk about how sorority recruitment works. Have you ever seen The Bachelor or The Bachelorette? Sorority recruitment is similar. Round 1 is comparable to the first episode of The Bachelor. During this round, you will meet all of the sororities on your campus.
The recruitment team for each sorority looks at your recommendation letters and collects information on you. Then, they use this information to pick whom you should talk to during sorority recruitment.

This type of answer leads to a potential new member study in the Average Conversation Cycle. If you stay in this cycle, the member goes on autopilot. When a member is on autopilot, you are asked 10 scripted questions. Pairing is when the recruitment team plans you to talk to a specific member (or specific members) during sorority recruitment. This member has something in common with you — from the same hometown or area, involved in similar activities, has the same major, etc. This pairing can lead to you connecting with the members and getting invited back to sororities you like. A recommendation letter is very similar to a job application. It is a form that an alumna (some sororities allow current members) fill out about you. This form has specific sections (contact information, GPA, activities, volunteer work, hobbies and interests, legacy information, etc.) It is very similar to the form you fill out when you register for sorority recruitment.

To get a bid to a sorority you love, you have to communicate you are the right fit for the sorority before and during sorority recruitment. A step-by-step plan tells you how and when to communicate.All of the sororities will have to drop a percentage of potential new members after Round 1. This percentage is different for each sorority. The most competitive sororities will drop the largest percentage (typically 65%+ of all potential new members).

When you use this strategy, the members will see you as a friend. If they can see you as a friend, they can see you in the sorority and will give you an above-average score.
If you need help getting a bid to your dream sorority, I encourage you to apply for CRUSH [sorority recruitment coaching]. In this program, we build a campaign around you. This campaign helps members know your name and be rooting for you before sorority recruitment starts. Also, you will create your answers to the most commonly asked questions and practice your conversations. That way, you know how to break the script and feel confident connecting with the members. Most importantly, the members walk away from your conversations seeing you in the sorority and giving you an amazing score.