GreekChat.com Forums  

Go Back   GreekChat.com Forums > Recruitment > Sorority Recruitment

Sorority Recruitment Recruitment event and bid day ideas, membership retention, publicity, recruitment policies, etc.


Register Now for FREE!
Join GreekChat.com, The Fraternity & Sorority Greek Chat Network. To sign up for your FREE account INSTANTLY fill out the form below!

Username: Password: Confirm Password: E-Mail: Confirm E-Mail:
 
Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

  I agree to forum rules 

» GC Stats
Members: 299,974
Threads: 114,208
Posts: 2,151,451
Welcome to our newest member, jpeggy742
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #46  
Old 08-22-2014, 03:32 PM
SoCalGirl SoCalGirl is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: San Diego, California :)
Posts: 3,954
I wouldn't really worry about telling a freshman PNM that in 5 years she may have annual alumnae dues that cost less than a Costco membership.
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 08-22-2014, 04:33 PM
unarose unarose is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Florence, AL
Posts: 249
Quote:
Originally Posted by OPhiAGinger View Post
Given all the upthread posts about alumnae dues, I wonder if any PNM financial information includes details about that, too. The ones I've seen only list New Member and Active financial obligations. If not, how and when do you inform your members about their financial obligations as an alumna?
I would think most groups would address it during the New Member period at some point and then refresh them their senior year when it's time to think about their Senior Commitment (or whatever your group calls it).
__________________
Sigma Alpha Iota
Lambda Psi Charter Member/Alumna

Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 08-22-2014, 05:38 PM
PersistentDST PersistentDST is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 495
Quote:
Originally Posted by OPhiAGinger View Post
Given all the upthread posts about alumnae dues, I wonder if any PNM financial information includes details about that, too. The ones I've seen only list New Member and Active financial obligations. If not, how and when do you inform your members about their financial obligations as an alumna?
Speaking from the standpoint of an NPHC sorority, we have programs in place to help our college seniors transition to alumnae chapters. I know it has helped some who are relocating, needing to meet new members and it also helps with preparation for dues and fees. I think the same could be applied to NPC organizations.
__________________
A woman of DSTinction
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 08-22-2014, 09:55 PM
Titchou Titchou is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Sweet Home Alabama
Posts: 3,913
Our new members and graduating seniors are informed that they should pay their national per capita dues when they are alums. This amount is tied to an index so it can vary from year to year. Each alumnae group sets their own dues and can change them annually so that specific information is not possible to pass on.

Fifty year members do not have to pay any dues...but certainly may, if they want.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 08-22-2014, 10:09 PM
unarose unarose is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Florence, AL
Posts: 249
We're not NPC, but our alumnae dues and collegiate dues nationally are both currently the same ($35/year). New Member (MIT) pledging fee is currently $50, and Initiation is $250 and includes the regulation semi-crown pearl vermeil badge. The upgrade to the full-crown 10k badge is $80 extra on the Initiation fee. That upgrade is actually the only new member related thing that has changed in the last three years since my own initiation. It was $50 when I opted for it myself.

As for chapter dues, each chapter (alumnae and collegiate) set their own local dues just like other orgs do. Also, our International Chapter (for sisters who don't live near another active chapter) has its own yearly dues, which are currently $20 a year.
__________________
Sigma Alpha Iota
Lambda Psi Charter Member/Alumna


Last edited by unarose; 08-22-2014 at 10:11 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 08-22-2014, 11:47 PM
KSUViolet06 KSUViolet06 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,825
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoCalGirl View Post
I wouldn't really worry about telling a freshman PNM that in 5 years she may have annual alumnae dues that cost less than a Costco membership.
YES!

When I was told how much alumnae dues were when I graduated, I was like "That's it?"
__________________
"Remember that apathy has no place in our Sorority." - Kelly Jo Karnes, Pi

Lakers Nation.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 06-23-2015, 01:46 AM
KSUViolet06 KSUViolet06 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,825
Bumping this for Fall 2015!

PNMs, know what this is going to cost you and make sure that you are prepared!
__________________
"Remember that apathy has no place in our Sorority." - Kelly Jo Karnes, Pi

Lakers Nation.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 07-12-2015, 06:22 PM
KSUViolet06 KSUViolet06 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,825
Bumping.
__________________
"Remember that apathy has no place in our Sorority." - Kelly Jo Karnes, Pi

Lakers Nation.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 08-13-2016, 10:04 PM
KSUViolet06 KSUViolet06 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 17,825
Bumping. Because being Greek is not fun if you have to depledge because you "didn't think it was going to be so expensive."
__________________
"Remember that apathy has no place in our Sorority." - Kelly Jo Karnes, Pi

Lakers Nation.
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 08-15-2016, 04:51 PM
AXiDfromKSU AXiDfromKSU is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Houston-ish
Posts: 14
As our chapter's financial advisor, I thank you for putting this out there. Again.
__________________
That we may grow in Courage, Graciousness, and Peace
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 08-17-2016, 09:38 PM
BabyBlue91 BabyBlue91 is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: NJ
Posts: 365
Another alum here! Other things to consider:
  • Clothes/shoes (may be required for initiation/rituals, events, formals), as well as hair and/or makeup
  • Conferences/retreats above the local level (registration, transportation, hotel, meals)
  • Mandatory training/certification for those seeking leadership positions in the sorority (e.g., background check)

Will add more of these as I think of them. Sorority membership is absolutely a luxury ...
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 08-18-2016, 07:28 AM
FSUZeta FSUZeta is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: naples, florida
Posts: 14,985
Quote:
Originally Posted by BabyBlue91 View Post
Another alum here! Other things to consider:
  • Clothes/shoes (may be required for initiation/rituals, events, formals), as well as hair and/or makeup
  • Conferences/retreats above the local level (registration, transportation, hotel, meals)
  • Mandatory training/certification for those seeking leadership positions in the sorority (e.g., background check)

Will add more of these as I think of them. Sorority membership is absolutely a luxury ...
Some of the items you listed may be organization or even chapter specific.
__________________
I live in Fantasyland and I have waterfront property.
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 08-19-2016, 10:30 AM
HQWest HQWest is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,009
Again, if you have to work to help pay for rent or tuition, maybe sorority life is just not for you? This is something to think long and hard about BEFORE recruitment. Especially if you are on a campus with big houses and higher dues.

There are lots of activities, and it is just no fun if you can never go to them if you have to study or go to work. There are fines if you miss recruitment or workshops or philanthropy events, too.

Some chapters are more friendly about excusing absences for work or for SGA or athletics and some are not. This is something to ask your friends in sororities about BEFORE recruitment.

Finally, if you have to drop because of money, you cannot come to events. You cannot wear letters. Anything you bought with the crest or letters on it, you are supposed to give it back to the chapter. (Although I suppose you could sell it on ebay.)
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 08-20-2016, 01:34 PM
maconmagnolia maconmagnolia is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 442
Quote:
Originally Posted by HQWest View Post
Again, if you have to work to help pay for rent or tuition, maybe sorority life is just not for you? This is something to think long and hard about BEFORE recruitment. Especially if you are on a campus with big houses and higher dues.

)
This. I loved my time in a sorority as an undergrad, but if you are struggling to pay tuition and keep a roof over your head, Greek Life should be your last priority.
__________________
Like it, Love it, ADPI!
<> We live for each other <>
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 08-20-2016, 08:00 PM
clemsongirl clemsongirl is offline
GreekChat Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: colonial thrilliamsburg
Posts: 1,834
And if you KNOW you'll have to work to pay tuition and you KNOW you want to go Greek at some point in your undergraduate career it may be wise to look at sorority costs while deciding on a college. I am not an advocate of going to college just to go Greek but if School 1 is going to cost $10k a year to be in a sorority and School 2 will cost $1000 and they both have the same program you want, that is something to consider.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leaving a sorority for financial reasons justsmile Greek Life 14 08-02-2011 03:42 AM
Can students on financial aid/scholarship afford a sorority? SophieA Greek Life 34 03-16-2008 12:18 PM
Whats the most money a single item of clothing or accessory has cost you? James Chit Chat 30 04-06-2004 12:27 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.