What is a sorority? A sorority is a Greek-lettered organization of women that emphasizes leadership, personal development, sisterhood, and service.
What is a legacy? A legacy is a prospective member who has a parent, grandparent, or sibling who is a member of a specific fraternity or sorority.
What is bid day? Bid day is the day after primary recruitment in which potential new members receive their bids from sorority chapters.
Do sorority women have friends outside of sorority life? Of course! If anything, sorority life helps foster friendships with multiple amazing women. Most sorority women are involved in a multitude of activities both on and off campus. Some examples include on campus organizations, on campus jobs, as well as volunteer opportunities.
What is a recruitment counselor? A recruitment counselor is a neutral sorority member who assists potential new members through the sorority recruitment process.
What is a bid? A bid is a formal invitation to join a Greek-lettered organization.
Does everyone who participate in primary recruitment get a bid? No. However, our recruitment process is focused on a value-based system. To learn more about our value based membership recruitment process, click here. To learn more about the mutual selection process of our membership recruitment process, click here.
Do I have to join a sorority if I participated in primary recruitment? No, you can decide not to join a sorority during any point of formal recruitment.
Are there hazing at any point of formal recruitment? No, hazing is absolutely prohibited at Franklin & Marshall College. For more information on F&M's hazing policy, click here.
Is there a new member process? If so, what is it like? Each sorority has a different new member process.
What are the benefits to joining a sorority? Joining a sorority has a variety of benefits! Becoming a sorority women enables you to gain experience with a variety of officer positions in addition to meeting amazing women. It is a great support system to help you both during and after college.
How will joining a sorority benefit me after college? Joining a sorority provides you with access to a variety of alumnae to your organization across the world. This is an amazing networking opportunity as well as long-lasting friendships! The experiences that you gain during your college years as a sorority women will also help prepare you with skill sets for life after college.
What are the financial obligations of joining a sorority? Dues for the first semester of your membership in a sorority may range from $300-$700 depending on the sorority. These are called new member dues. However, your dues after this semester will be less than your first semester of membership. Despite this, each sorority organization possess a variety of scholarships available for any sister interested. There are also payment plans that are available to sorority members within their respective chapters.