Spring 2006 Recruitment Plans for Fraternities and Sororities


This document describes the 2006 spring recruitment plans for Tulane University fraternity and sorority programs. As a significant percentage of Tulane students are involved with the Greek system, continuing recruitment will provide returning students with a sense of normalcy, present new students with an opportunity to get involved and ensure a healthy future for Greek organizations at Tulane. We have provided a timeline and a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to assist students and parents with any concerns they might have. Please continue to monitor this website for updates as the information is subject to change.


Panhellenic Recruitment Kickoff: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006
Panhellenic Recruitment: Saturday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006
Friday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006
Panhellenic Bid Day: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006


Interfraternity Council (IFC) Convocation:

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006
IFC Recruitment Parties: Saturday, Feb. 11, through Friday, Feb. 17, 2006
IFC Bid Day: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006


National Panhellenic Council (NPHC) information session to be held week of Feb. 6-9, 2006.

NPHC events will start no later than Feb. 11, 2006.


•  Who is eligible to participate in spring recruitment?

Any first-year Tulane student who was admitted for Fall 2005 (whether or not he or she chose to visit another institution) is eligible to participate. Any upperclass student who has successfully completed 12 hours with a 2.0 GPA is also eligible.

•  Which chapters will be accepting new members through this process?

The men's chapters in the Interfraternity Council will participate in spring recruitment. (Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI), Phi Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Zeta Beta Tau) and the women's chapters in the Panhellenic Council (Alpha Epsilon Phi, Chi Omega, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Delta Tau)

•  What about the NPHC chapters (AKA, AFA, DSQ, FBS and ZFB)?

Each of the NPHC chapters—Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma and Zeta Phi Beta—coordinates its own new member process. Representatives from each chapter will be available to answer questions in January.

•  When and how can I register to participate in recruitment?

For the Panhellenic Council, a web-based registration system will be available later this year. There also will be opportunities to register once you return to campus in January.

•  Is there a fee to register?

Yes, there is a fee to register, and the amount will be determined before January. Usually, the IFC fee is about $20 and the Panhellenic fee is about $45.

•  How long will my new member (pledge) period last?

Although each organization has a slightly different educational process, most have new member periods of about seven weeks. All new members must be initiated no later than April 5, 2006.

•  Will I be able to participate in other campus activities if I join a sorority or fraternity?

Yes, you will have the opportunity to get involved with other activities if you join a Greek organization. Fraternities and sororities encourage their members to participate in activities outside of their chapters. Their members serve as resident advisors, orientation leaders and Green Wave Ambassadors, and take part in organizations such as USG, CACTUS and TUCP.

•  How can I get more information once I get to campus in the spring?

Once you return to campus, there will be several information sessions designed to answer any questions you may have about fraternities and sororities or the recruitment process. Representatives from each of the governing councils will hold sessions in the lobbies of first-year residence halls. Exact dates, times and locations will be announced on this website as soon as possible.

•  Who can I contact for more information now?

Morgan Simpson, IFC president, morgan84@gmail.com
Taneshia Straughter, NPHC representative, tstraugh@tulane.edu
Maren Miller, Panhellenic president, mmiller@tulane.edu
Lindsy Kurtz, Panhellenic recruitment chairperson, lkurtz@tulane.edu
Jacob Bolin, director of Fraternity and Sorority Programs, jbolin@tulane.edu
Jennifer Sparkes, associate director of Fraternity and Sorority Programs, jsparkes@tulane.edu


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