2009-10 Fraternity and Sorority Life Brochure - FAQ FreQuently by decree

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FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LIFE                                                                                                                 2009–10                                                                                        SAN JOSé STATE UNIVERSITY




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                                                                                                                                                                     Panhellenic (PHC) Sororities
                                                                                                                                                                     1.    Alpha Omicron Pi (AOP)             408 S. 8th Street
                                                                                                                                                                     2.    Alpha Phi (AF)                     210 S. 10th Street
                                                                                                                                                                     3.    Delta Gamma (DG)                   360 E. Reed Street
                                                                                                                                                                     4.    Delta Zeta (DZ)                    148 S. 11th Street
                                                                                                                                                                     5.    Kappa Delta (KD)                   189 S. 11th Street




FAQ
                                                                                      of the members you speak to will say that they “just knew” the chapter
                                                                                                                                                                     Interfraternity Council (IFC) Fraternities
                          FreQuently Asked Questions                                  where they fit best. Therefore, pay attention to how comfortable you
                                                                                                                                                                     6.     Beta Theta Pi (BQP)               365 E. San Fernando Street
                        Each fraternity and sorority at San José State                feel with the different chapters.                                              7.     Delta Upsilon (DY)                201 S. 11th Street
                        University offers a unique membership experience.                                                                                            8.     Kappa Sigma (KS)                  168 S. 11th Street
In order to provide you with more information on our fraternity and sorority                                                                                         9.     Pi Kappa Alpha (PKA)              225 S. 11th Street
                                                                                      How do i join?                                                                 10.    Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE)         282 S. 10th Street
community, we have answered some commonly asked questions:                            Depending on the fraternity or sorority, the process to join may differ.       11.    Sigma Chi (SC)                    284 S. 10th Street
                                                                                      Recruitment begins with informational sessions and events that all             12.    Sigma Nu (SN)                     155 S. 11th Street
                                                                                                                                                                     13.    Sigma Pi (SP)                     182 S. 10th Street
What are the costs and how does this compare                                          students at San José State University are invited to attend. Check the San     14.    Theta Chi (QC)                    123 S. 11th Street
to other options?                                                                     José State University Student Involvement website (getinvolved.sjsu.edu)
Less than 2% of all costs throughout one’s collegiate career will be spent on         for the most up to date information for recruitment events.                    Natinal Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Fraternities
                                                                                                                                                                     15.   Alpha Phi Alpha (AFA)          322 San Salvador Street
fraternity and sorority finances (U.S. Department of Education). Very often
the perception is that fraternities and sororities are too expensive or only for      How much will i have to put into it?
“rich” students. Contrary to this belief, fraternities and sororities are quite       Like most college activities, you get out of it what you put into it. On
affordable and open to all students. Members maintain jobs and receive                average, members contribute about 3–4 hours per week to meetings,
scholarships to help with college expenses. Additionally, housed organizations        projects, and events. There are multiple opportunities to utilize the
offer the most affordable housing near campus, and provide a unique                   fraternity or sorority experience for leadership development, internship
opportunity for independence and the development of a close support group.            opportunities, and much more, that will contribute to your educational
                                                                                      development.
do fraternities and sororities provide housing?
Currently, fifteen of our thirty-five chapters own houses in the immediate            What about all of the negative things that i have
vicinity of the University. Those chapters that own houses provide limited            heard, such as hazing?
opportunities for members to live in chapter housing. Depending on the                Members of the fraternity and sorority community at San José State
chapter, housing within one of our chapter houses can be less expensive than          University are a progressive, values driven community. All types of hazing                                Suite 140, Clark Hall
on-campus housing.                                                                    are forbidden by federal, state, local, University, and organizational law                                One Washington Square
                                                                                      and policy. Any student that feels they are being hazed are encouraged                                    San José, California 95192-0038
How do i determine which chapter is best for me?                                      to report the hazing to authorities. As a result, that organization may
The best way to decide if a chapter is a good “fit” is to meet current members        have their recognition suspended or revoked. Hazing is against the                                        [P]           408.924.5950
and ask questions. Greek information sessions and recruitment events are              California Education Code, and is a felony in the State of California.                                    [F]           408.924.5953                  Student Involvement’s
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perfect opportunities to learn more information about each fraternity and             Not to mention, our organizations foster lifelong sisterhood and                                          [W]           http://getinvolved.sjsu.edu
sorority. The choice to join a fraternity or sorority is like a second family, most   brotherhood and hazing is absolutely not in line with this value.                                         [E]           greeks@sjsu.edu
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                               AlPHA kAPPA deltA PHi (aKDF) WoMen’s sorority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (Asian-American interest) • www.sjsukdphi.org • (1995)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               AlPHA kAPPA oMegA (AKW) Men’s FrAternity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (Filipino interest) • www.akomega-beta.org • (2001)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               gAMMA zetA AlPHA (GZA) Men’s FrAternity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (Latino interest) • www.gammas.org • (1989)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               lAMbdA sigMA gAMMA (LSG) WoMen’s sorority
 AlPHA tAu oMegA (ATW) Men’s FrAternity (colony)   AlPHA PHi AlPHA (AFA) Men’s FrAternity                                                        AlPHA oMiCron Pi (AOP) WoMen’s FrAternity                                     (Multicultural interest) • www.lambdasigmagamma.org • (1989)
 www.ato.org • (1950, 2009)                        www.empire1906.com • (1962)                                                                   www.alphaomicronpi-sjsu.com • (1948, 1987)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               lAMbdA tHetA AlPHA (LQA) WoMen’s sorority
 betA tHetA Pi (BQP) Men’s FrAternity              deltA sigMA tHetA (DSQ) WoMen’s sorority                                                      AlPHA PHi (AF) WoMen’s FrAternity                                             (Latina interest) • www.lta-betaxi.com • (2000)
 www.sjsubetathetapi.org • (1991)                  www.deltasigmatheta.org • (1970)                                                              www.alphaphiba.com • (1948)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               lAMbdA tHetA PHi (LQF) Men’s FrAternity
 deltA sigMA PHi (DSF) Men’s FrAternity                                                                                                                                                                                        (Latino interest) • www.lambda1975.org • (2000)
                                                   iotA PHi tHetA (IFQ) Men’s FrAternity                                                         AlPHA xi deltA (AXD) WoMen’s FrAternity (colony)
 www.dsp-sjsu.com • (1949, 2007)
                                                    www.iotaphitheta.org • (2001)                                                                sjsu.alphaxidelta.org • (2009)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               nu AlPHA kAPPA (NAK) Men’s FrAternity
 deltA uPsilon (DU) Men’s FrAternity                                                                                                                                                                                           (Latino interest) • www.naksjsu.org • (1999)
 www.sanjosedu.com • (1948)                        kAPPA AlPHA Psi (KAY) Men’s FrAternity                                                        deltA gAMMA (DG) WoMen’s FrAternity
                                                   www.deltarhonupes.com • (1956)                                                                www.sjsudg.webs.com • (1948)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sigMA AlPHA zetA (SAZ) WoMen’s sorority
 kAPPA sigMA (KS) Men’s FrAternity
                                                   PHi betA sigMA (FBS) Men’s FrAternity                                                         deltA zetA (DZ) WoMen’s sorority                                              (Multicultural interest) • www.sigmaalphazetainc.com • (1995)
 www.kappasigsjsu.com • (1965)
                                                   www.pbs1914.org • (1980)                                                                      www.sjsudeltazeta.org • (1948, 1979)
 Pi kAPPA AlPHA (PKA) Men’s FrAternity                                                                                                                                                                                         sigMA deltA AlPHA (SDA) Men’s FrAternity
 www.sjsupikes.com • (1950, 2002)                                                                                                                                                                                              (Multicultural interest) • www.sigmadeltaalpha.net • (1992)
                                                                                                                                                 kAPPA deltA (KD) WoMen’s sorority
                                                                                                                                                 www.sjsukd.com • (1956, 1978)                                                 sigMA lAMbdA betA (SLB) Men’s FrAternity
 sigMA AlPHA ePsilon (SAE) Men’s FrAternity            The groups listed in this brochure are current as of the date of publication. Please
 www.sjsusae.com • (2005)                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Multicultural interest) • www.sigmalambdabeta.com • (1996)
                                                       consult the student organization directory on the Student Involvement website at
                                                       http://www.sjsu.netclubmgr.com for a current listing of recognized greek organizations.
 sigMA CHi (SC) Men’s FrAternity                                                                                                                                                                                               sigMA oMegA PHi (SWF) WoMen’s sorority
 epsilontheta.sigmachi.net • (1952)                    Greek organizations have been an important part of San José State University’s campus culture since our first social Greek lettered organization formed here in 1898.   (Multicultural interest) • http://www.myspace.com/thee_sophisticated_few • (1999)
                                                       Fraternities and sororities were founded on ideals of leadership, scholarship, community service, personal development, and friendship. Our Greek organizations have
 sigMA nu (SN) Men’s FrAternity                                                                                                                                                                                                sigMA oMiCron Pi (SOP) WoMen’s sorority
                                                       contributed to the growth and development of their members, and have made important contributions to our campus and our community.
 www.sigmanusjsu.com • (1951)                                                                                                                                                                                                  (Asian-American interest) • gamma.sigmaomicronpi.com • (1992)
                                                       FUN FACTs • Did you know.....
 sigMA Pi (SP) Men’s FrAternity                        A U.S. government study showed that 71% of Greek students graduate, while just over 50% of their non-Greek counterparts graduate • Nationally, Greek members            sigMA tHetA Psi (SQY) WoMen’s sorority
 www.sigmapisjsu.com • (1948, 1993)                                                                                                                                                                                            (Multicultural interest) • www.sigmathetapsi.com • (1991)
                                                       maintain a higher GPA than the undergraduate average • Nationally, Greek organizations are the largest and most visible values-based student organizations • All
                                                       but 8 U.S. Presidents since 1825 are Greek • 85% of Fortune 500 Executives are members of Greek organizations • 77% of Who’s Who in America are Greek
 tHetA CHi (QC) Men’s FrAternity                                                                                                                                                                                               zetA CHi ePsilon (ZCE) Men’s FrAternity
 www.thetachisjsu.com • (1948)                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Multicultural interest) • studentorgs.sjsu.edu/zxe • (1995)



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 General Interest
 Men’s Fraternities
                    (iFC)                          Historically African-American
                                                   Men’s Fraternities and
                                                                                 (nPHC)                                                          General Interest Women’s
                                                                                                                                                 Fraternities and Sororities
                                                                                                                                                                                     (PHC)                                     Culturally Based
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Men’s Fraternities and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (usFC)
 www.sjsuifc.org                                   Women’s Sororities                                                                            www.sjsupanhellenic.com                                                       Women’s Sororities

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