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Phi Sigma Sigma

National Website: www.phisigmasigma.org

Website: ftp://homepages.evansville.edu/bk80/Final/homepage.html

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PhiSigmaSigmaIotaBetaChapter

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QU Contact: Amanda Mathews at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meeting Times & Location: Thursdays 9:00pm FRH 234

Target Membership: Female students with 12 or more credit hours, a minimum 2.5 GPA, meet Phi Sig membership criteria of two service hours a month, membership in two outside activities, and meet NPC recruitments.

Dues: around $450 per year.

Joining Requirements: Application, interview, meeting Quincy University’s requirements.

Fall Semester Recruitment: all who meet requirements
Spring Semester Recruitment: all who meet requirements

Mission:
To create an environment that fosters the advancement of womanhood & growth & development of each member through commitment to leadership, academic excellence, philanthropic service, good health, and citizenship. We pledge to perpetuate these goals and ideals to all who will know us in the name of Phi Sigma Sigma.

Our Open Motto: Aim High

Interested in Joining Phi Sigma Sigma?

You might want to know…

We are all about Learning:
The women of Phi Sigma Sigma share a commitment to lifelong learning. We teach each other and learn from each other. We make academic achievement a priority, fostering an environment that encourages our membership to reach their highest potential.

We are all about Serving:
Phi Sigma Sigma’s value making a difference in the lives of others. Hence, they become leaders in their communities, their professions, and their sisterhood. Leadership through service comes naturally to our women as we cultivate personal growth by seeking opportunities to serve.

We are all about Sisterhood:
Phi Sigma Sigma is a dynamic sisterhood of women with different backgrounds but similar values. Our commitment to inclusiveness binds us, and results in stronger women who embrace individuality and share this philosophy with the world.

Our Core Values Include:
Our core values distinguish Phi Sigma Sigma, unite us in our endeavors and become ingrained in our character. We live our core values when we recruit new members, as we chart the course of our college experience, and as we make decisions about career, family, and community involvement. Phi Sigma Sigma's core values are the basis for both our membership recruitment (Vision) and member development (Reflections) programs.

Life Long Learning:
As new members, as collegiate members and as alumnae, learning is a priority and we encourage our sisters to make the most of educational opportunities at our colleges and in our communities. Through education and challenging ourselves to reach new goals, we become women of influence and substance.

Inclusiveness:
An inclusive sisterhood prepares its members for a world filled with diversity. By embracing our differences, we become a stronger organization that benefits not only our members, but those around us. We seek out and include women of various races, cultures, levels of ability, socioeconomic origin, backgrounds and perspectives.

Leadership through Service:
Phi Sigma Sigma believes that a woman who serves is also a woman who leads. By serving others, our members become more valuable citizens, students, parents, workers and community leaders.

Programs & Philanthropic Projects:

  • Spring Kick Ball Tournament
  • Princess for a Day
  • Charity walk-a-thons (for various organizations)
  • Hospital and nursing home visits-we visit the Blessing Dialysis Center and do activities with the Good Samaritan Nursing Home
  • Sponsoring a family on Thanksgiving
  • Angel of Love Tree/Christmas Seals
  • Madonna House-collecting donations and volunteering our time
  • Teddy Bear Tea Party-volunteering our time at their event
  • Way of the Cross participants-volunteering for campus ministry
  • Pie a Friar-to raise money for a charity of our choice (annually at the Homecoming football game
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Program-the majority of our sisters have a “little” that we spend four hours a month mentoring.
  • Candy Apple Appreciation-making and giving candy apples to the faculty to show how much they mean to us.
  • Red Cross Blood Drives-we sponsor a blood drive every semester with Delta Tau Delta.

Where our money goes:

  • All of the proceeds from Princess for a Day go to the National Kidney Foundation.
  • All of the proceeds from the Spring Kick Ball Tournament go to the Special Olympics.
  • Money raised at other Philanthropy events is voted on by the chapter to decide where we send it. We have sent money to the following charities: Madonna House, Youth Diabetes, Cancer for Kids, Big Brother Big Sister Program, Transitions, and other Greek organizations on campus.

Parents Information:
We offer payment plans.
We offer scholarships.
We require study hours for girls who have below a 3.0 GPA.
We have many policies to insure the best interest of our members and our chapter.

The policies include:

  • Alcohol/Illegal Drug Policy-restricting such things as alcohol in the house, drinking in Greek letters, moderation, ect.
  • Anti-hazing Policy-all forms of hazing are prohibited.
  • Human Dignity Policy- “College women should have a positive influence in the direction and achievements of the university community and that activities should promote self-worth, human dignity and a positive Greek image”
  • “Little Sisters” and “Little Brothers” Policy-no Phi Sigma Sigma chapter shall have its own “Little Brother” group.
  • Membership Recruitment Policy-All voting of new members must be by secret ballot, legacy must be accorded special consideration as a courtesy to the soror, only sisters who have met the prospective member may cast a ballot on perspective member, ect.
  • Multiculuralism and Diversity Awareness Policy-Always maintain a non-scripture based ritual, bylaws and policies have NEVER tolerated membership selection based on discrimination, membership is open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, handicap, disability, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by law or ordinance, ect.
  • Overnight Policy-discourages overnight social activities, provide group transportation to functions off campus.
  • Risk Management Policy-abide by all local, state, national laws, campus regulations, policies, Phi Sigma Sigma’s constitution and policies.

We love to have parental involvement:

  • Father’s Pinning Ceremony-every Fall to honor our Fathers.
  • Mother’s Pinning Ceremony-every Spring to honor our Mothers.

Panhellenic Association

Quincy University’s National Panhellenic Conference

The Quincy University Panhellenic Association stands as a governing body of Alpha Omicron Pi and Phi Sigma Sigma. We strive for the growth of individual chapters and the fraternity system, encourage the highest possible academic, social, and moral standards. We also organize and sponsor membership recruitment, and most importantly, promote friendships, harmony, and unity among members and chapters of both sororities.

Get to know your Greeks!

Alpha Omicron Pi

ΑΟII

Founded:         Barnard College, New York, NY, Jan. 2, 1897.

Color:              Cardinal Red

Flower:            Jacque Minot Rose

Magazine:        To Dragma

Badge:            Gold monogram of Greek “Α”, “Ο”, and “Π” with a

                        ruby in the apex of the “A”.

Pledge Pin:      Gold sheaf of wheat bearing Greek letters of the    

                        Fraternity name.

Philanthropies: The Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation awards research

                        grants annually for the study of arthritis, juvenile

                        arthritis, and related diseases, and funding.

Phi Sigma Sigma

ΦΣΣ

Founded:         Hunter College, New York, NY, Nov. 26, 1913.

Color:              King Blue & Gold

Flower:            American Beauty Rose

Magazine:        The Sphinx

Badge:             Sphinx head with sapphire eyes bearing the ΦΣΣ

                           letters.

Pledge Pin:       Blue pyramid boardered in gold bearing open

                           motto.

Philanthropies:  Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation grants to the National

                         Kidney Foundation (NKF) in support of a

                         woman’s project or a woman researcher; Annual

                         Scholarships to undergraduate and graduate

                         students in a wide variety of fields including law,

                         medicine, and special educational projects fort he

                         Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity; local undergraduate

                         and alumnae activities supporting community

                         philanthropies; national recognition through “Make

                         a Difference Day.”  Through its Ruby Fund, the

                         foundation provides financial aid to members in

                         great need. The Diamond Jubilee Foundation

                         awards undergraduate and graduate study

                         scholarships. Collegiate and alumnae chapters

                         support activities of the local Arthritis Foundation

                         or Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society.

                         Chapters also participate in a variety of local

                         charitable projects.

For more information on either fraternity please visit the website:

www.alphaomicronpi.org

www.phisigmasigma.org

If you have any questions or want to sign up for recruitment you can contact

Crystal Sutter in Student Affairs.

Meeting Times & Location: TBA

Target Membership: Every initiated woman in Alpha Omicron Pi & Phi Sigma Sigma

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Mission:

To promote sisterhood, values, education, leadership, friendship, cooperation, citizenship and community service to the QU and Quincy community.

Programs & Projects:

Sponsor fall & spring recruitment, and nursing home visits, women's health education, and various activities throughout the year.

Panhellenic Mission:  The Quincy University Panhellenic Association shall serve as the governing body of all sororities, focusing on developing and maintaining the highest standards of sisterhood and inter-sorority relations.  The Quincy University Panhellenic Association shall promote the attainment of self actualization by all sorority members upholding the National Panhellenic Creed and standards of the Quincy University Greek Community.

Panhellenic Creed:  We, as Undergraduate Members of women’s fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our college community.  Cooperation for furthering fraternity life, in harmony with its best possibilities, is the ideal that shall guide our fraternity activities.  We as Fraternity Women, stand for service through the development of character inspired by the close contact and deep friendship of individual fraternity and Panhellenic life.  The opportunity for wide and wise human service, through mutual respect and helpfulness, is the tenet by which we strive to live.

Please visit www.npcwomen.com for more information regarding the National Panhellenic Conference.

Delta Tau Delta

Description:

Delta Tau Delta is an international fraternity of more than 145,000 men. Our mission "Committed to Lives of Excellence" drives our actions, programming and essence. Delta Tau Delta fulfills many purposes from honing its members' leadership skills, helping them grow personally and providing a nurturing environment to enjoy their collegiate and post-collegiate experience. Just shy of 150 years, Delta Tau Delta is an organization of both a great legacy and a great future.

Please visit us at delts.org.

Philanthropy events:

Big Brother Big Sister- The Delts have joined with the Big Brother Big Sister organization in order to provide positive male influences in the life of young men in the Quincy area.

Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation

Blood drives- Working with the American Red Cross in the fall and spring, we organize and sponsor the opportunity for students, faculty and people from the community to donate blood.

All money and proceeds from philanthropic events goes to Dewey elementary school.

Delta Tau Delta Fraternity rush requirements:

Fall Rush
Any Male Student
2.25 GPA

Spring Rush
Any Male Student
2.25 GPA

If you're serious about committing your life to excellence then the Delt experience is definitely for you!

If you want more information about joining the Iota Delta Chapter contact the email below to get on the mailing list.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I join Delta Tau Delta?
If you are interested in becoming a Delt, let us know by filling out our Recruitment Prospect Application.

Who runs Delta Tau Delta?
A volunteer alumni board of directors that hires an Executive Vice President (EVP) governs the International Fraternity. The EVP selects the staff of the Central Office, which handles the operations of the international organization. On a Chapter level, operations are run by Quincy University undergraduate members and alumni.

Does Delta Tau Delta have an Educational Foundation?
Yes, the Delta Tau Delta Educational Foundation was established in 1981. The Foundation currently grants the Fraternity money to provide educational programming for our undergraduate members. The most recent "Building on Excellence" campaign raised over $9.5 million for educational programming. Overall value of the Foundation is estimated at $14 million.

Where is the Central Office?
Our headquarters is located in Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis.

How many chapters does Delta Tau Delta have?
Delta Tau Delta is composed of over 125 active chapters and colonies in North America.

How many members of Delta Tau Delta are there?
Since 1858, more than 150,000 men have been initiated into Delta Tau Delta. There are currently more than 117,000 living alumni and more than 6,000 undergraduates.

What is Delta Tau Delta known for?
We consider ourselves to be the academic leader in the fraternity world. Over the course of the past five years, we have consistently ranked near the top among all college fraternities in overall grade point average. We are also known for our leadership programming and member education, including our renowned Leadership Academy and Delts Talking About Alcohol programs.

How much time does it take to be in the Fraternity?
Like any organization, it all depends on how much time you wish to put into it. For basic purposes, an Executive member of our organization should expect to spend 6-8 hours a week with the Fraternity. An administrative member can expect 4-6 hours a week. An average member can expect 2-4 hours a week. This time is spent in chapter meetings, committee meetings, service activities, socials, intramurals, etc.

Is there any alumni support for colonies and chapters?
With the establishment of a new chapter, there is also the establishment of an Alumni Advising Team (AAT). This AAT pairs up alumni members with undergraduate officers to help aid the colony in a number of ways. These mentors will help in the areas of finance, recruitment, structure, education and overall direction. These alumni draw upon their own experiences as well as being trained as Alumni Advisors by the Central Office.

Is there a pledging program or time period for Delta Tau Delta?
Delta Tau Delta does have a pledging period. It is recommended that this period last 6-8 weeks. During this time, you will learn about the history of Delta Tau Delta, how to run an effective chapter, the duties of the officers and also be shown what it means to be a productive member of the chapter.

What is Delta Tau Delta's stance on hazing?
We do not condone hazing in our undergraduate chapters. As a values based organization, this behavior contradicts our value of integrity and our mission - Committed to Lives of Excellence. In fact it is outlawed by our constitution.

What is Delta Tau Delta's alcohol policy?
Delta Tau Delta is not an alcohol free organization. We are dealing with the issue in two ways: Education and environment. We believe the problem does not lie with the consumption alcohol, but with the abuse and "drunkenness" that result. The Delts Talking About Alcohol (DTAA) program is designed to educate our members about the risks associated with alcohol. With regards to the environment our members live in, we have challenged our chapters to tell us how they will be dealing with alcohol in their chapter house. By allowing our chapters to make their own decisions regarding alcohol, we can now hold them accountable for their actions and decisions. 100% of our chapters have responded to this challenge by developing standards of behavior with regards to alcohol use and abuse.

Information for Parents

For your son, making the transition to a four-year college or university might seem like an imposing challenge. He might wonder:

Will I fit in and make new friends?

Will I succeed academically?

Will I be able to get involved in campus organizations and better my leadership skills?

Will I find other people interested in the same things that I am?

How can I best prepare for my career?

Will I feel like a part of the campus community or just another number?

Fraternities are a proven support network for your son as he embarks on this new period in his life. Over 400,000 students across the country are currently fraternity members.

The Fraternity can help personalize your son's college experience by offering a scholastic support; hands-on experience in leading committees, managing budgets and interacting with faculty and administrators; exposure to potential careers through educational programs and discussions with alumni; the chance to give back to the community through service projects; and close friends who will cheer him on when he is successful and support him when times are tough. With all these opportunities available to them, it is no wonder that fraternity members tend to graduate from college at a higher rate than those men not involved in fraternities.

As a parent, you are undoubtedly concerned about your son's college experience and the choices he will make.

Can my son benefit from fraternity membership?

Yes, through the following ways:

  • He'll have a group of supportive friends to help him make the adjustment to college and be his friends for life.
  • He'll be offered scholastic resources to help him achieve his academic goals.
  • He'll be taught leadership skills and offered hands-on opportunities to practice those skills.
  • He'll be encouraged to get involved on campus and in the community to his fullest potential.
  • He'll be taught the importance of the giving of oneself through active participation in community service projects.
  • He'll be exposed to career opportunities through interaction with fraternity alumni.
  • Aren't fraternities just like the one shown in the movie "Animal House?"

Nobody likes stereotypes. Unfortunately since that movie's debut and others similar in theme, fraternity members have been categorized as irresponsible and abusive. In reality, fraternities are values-based organizations dedicated to the development of character and lifelong friendship.

Should I be concerned about my son's grades and the impact fraternity membership would have on them?

Students often find managing their time difficult when moving from the highly structured high school environment to the freedoms of college. Fraternities assist in that transition by offering scholarship programs, which may include study partners, study hours and time management workshops. Your son will have access to the network of Fraternity members who already know how to use campus resources such as the library, career centers, computer labs and academic advisors. While fraternities are concerned about the academic achievement of their members, your son is will ultimately be responsible for utilizing the resources made available.

Being in a fraternity sounds like it takes a lot of time. Does it?

Participating in any worthwhile activity always requires an investment of time. A research initiative has shown that involved college students are more likely to graduate and report greater satisfaction with their college experience. Through his fraternity involvement your son will learn how to balance his academic, campus involvement and social commitments.

How does my son join a fraternity?

Fraternities organize a recruitment process of meeting people and making friends. The recruitment process offers your son an opportunity to meet other people on campus and learn what each fraternity has to offer its members.

Every fraternity has its own unique programs and strengths, yet all are primarily based on the development of character, social skills, friendship, service to humanity and academic skills. Just as in researching, visiting and choosing a college, your son should choose the fraternity that best fits his personality and needs. He will find that there is a place for everyone and the right choice will be demonstrated in personal growth.

What about pledging or hazing?

Delta Tau Delta opposes hazing and is committed to a membership education period that teaches responsibility and commitment to new members. New fraternity members typically experience a period of orientation. During this time your son and the other new members will participate in weekly meetings to learn about the university and the Fraternity, including leadership retreats, community service projects and activities designed to build friendships among the new, members and the older fraternity members.

Who is actually in charge of the Fraternity?

Undergraduate fraternity officers manage the day-to-day operations of the organization at the campus level. These officers are assisted by members serving on committees and by alumni who act as advisors. Chapters are also part of an international fraternal organization that offers support, advice and direction through a paid professional staff and regional volunteers. Professional staff from the University also assists and monitor the activities of fraternities. 

What is alcohol use really like in the Fraternity?

Alcohol abuse is unhealthy and inconsistent with Delt ideals. All Delts are expected to uphold state, county, and university policies regarding the consumption of alcohol. Many fraternities are leading the way on college campuses in the effort to combat alcohol by implementing innovative abuse prevention initiatives. Your son will face many personal choices regarding alcohol use in college. Regardless of whether he joins a fraternity, he is responsible for his choices.

Doesn't it cost a lot of money to be in a fraternity?

Each fraternity is self-supported through dues charged to all members. In the first year of membership, a few one-time expenses are assessed. After those initial payments are made, expenses will include chapter dues and annual Fraternity dues. If housing is offered, fraternity lodging and meals are competitive with other housing options. A variety of payment plans are usually offered.

What is my role as a parent?

Be supportive and learn as much as you can by asking questions of your son as he meets people through the recruitment and new-member process. Fraternity members will be more than happy to tell him, and you, about their group. In years to come, Delta Tau Delta will also become part of your life.

 

Contact

Derek Armstrong
Recruitment Chair
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Alpha Omicron Pi

AOIIEpsilon Sigma Chapter

Quincy University

Founded:  Barnard College, New York, NY, January 2, 1897; The Epsilon Sigma Chapter was founded on March 20, 1999 at Quincy University
Color:  Cardinal Red
Flower:  Jacque Minot Rose
Mascot:  Panda
Gem:  Ruby
Magazine:  To Dragma
Badge:  Monogram of Greek “A”, “O”, and “Π” with ruby in apex of “A”
Pledge Pin:  Gold sheaf of wheat

Philanthropies:    The Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation awards research grants annually for the study of arthritis, juvenile arthritis and related diseases. The Foundation also funds educational and leadership training programs for the Fraternity membership. Through its Ruby Fund, the Foundation provides financial aid to members in great need. The Diamond Jubilee Foundation awards undergraduate and graduate study scholarships. Collegiate and alumnae chapters support activities of their local and national Arthritis Foundations, Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society. Chapters also participate in a variety of local charitable projects to support the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation.

Sisterhood:    AOΠ has sisterhood retreats once a semester. The women host a male pageant called Mr. GQ, a Rock-a-thon, and Strike-Out for arthritis.  AOΠ sisters enjoy a formal dance each year, monthly socials, and educational sessions to help them become more well-rounded members.

Alpha Omicron Pi’s greatest strength is our members and their determination. Since 1897, over 110,000 college women have found fun, friendship, and leadership opportunity in the sisterhood of AOΠ. Our Fraternity was founded in friendship. We excel by not only bonding with our sisters, but taking offices and building leadership roles.

Membership in Alpha Omicron Pi represents a feeling of belonging to a group of women who accept you for whom you are and encourage you to develop into who you want to become. In AOΠ, you can find a place where you feel at home. You can count on your sisters in good times and in bad, strive for your goals as a chapter, and draw sisters together in one strong bond. Through it all, you will make friendships that will last a lifetime.

Alpha Omicron Pi has over a century of fun and friendship behind us. AOΠ is unique. We are a diversity of personalities and interests that combine to form a strong bond dedicated to friendship, academic, social interaction, leadership and community service. But most of all, AOΠ is fun, caring, and devoted group of sisters that will stand by you for life.

Contact
Taylor Darnell
President
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