Recruitment Chair: Yasmin Z.    


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Requirements for Joining

A candidate for membership shall, at the time of Initiation to membership: 

a. be a student who identifies as female enrolled in a full-time program of study leading to a collegiate degree in a STEM major (must take a class in physics, calculus, and chemistry); 

b. not be a member of a Panhellenic or other recognized social sorority; 

c. be judged to meet the standards of membership; and 

d. have satisfactorily completed the Sorority's membership education requirements and the chapter's program of membership education.

GPA Requirements

GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale.                                                                       

Fees and Dues 

Candidate Dues: $210

Membership Expectations

Each member shall be responsible to the Sorority and her own good conscience for the observance of:  

a. the oath and obligation taken at the time of her initiation; 

b. the governing laws of the Sorority and, when applicable, the bylaws and policies of the chapter or organization; 

c. promoting the welfare and prosperity of the Sorority and its members, conducting oneself in such a way to honor herself, her chapter and the Sorority; 

d. striving to interpret the inspired ideals of the Sorority throughout her life.

Alcohol Policy

1. The possession, sale, or consumption of alcoholic beverages on chapter premises is expressly forbidden (chapter premises defined as all rooms, whether common or private, within the designated Sorority house, apartment complex, dorm floor, or meeting room and the outside areas that are within the property boundaries). 

2. The possession, sale, or consumption of alcoholic beverages during a chapter event (any situation sponsored or endorsed by the chapter) or at any event an observer would associate with the Sorority must be in compliance with all applicable laws of the state, province, county, city, and education institution; the chapter must comply with BYOB or Third Party Vendor Guidelines. 

3. The possession, sale, or use of any illegal drugs or controlled substances while on chapter premises, or during a chapter event, or at any event that an observer would associate with the Sorority is expressly forbidden. Illegal drugs are defined as controlled substances for which the user does not have a prescription or any substance that is illegal under applicable local, state, or federal laws. 

4. The consumption of alcoholic beverages while wearing the Sorority Greek letters (‘???‘), the words “Phi Sigma Rho,” the Sorority crest, or the Sorority badge or candidate pin is expressly prohibited. The use of illegal drugs is prohibited in any Sorority-related clothing, jewelry, or accessories. 

5. No alcoholic beverage may be purchased with Sorority or chapter funds nor may the purchase of same for members or guests be coordinated by any member on behalf of the Sorority or chapter. No members, collectively or individually, shall purchase for, serve to, or sell alcoholic beverages to any person under the legal drinking age. 

6. No chapter may co-sponsor or co-finance a function where alcohol is purchased by any of the host chapters or organizations. No chapter may co-sponsor an event with an alcohol distributor, charitable organization, or any establishment generating more than half of annual gross sales from alcohol, where alcohol is given away, sold or otherwise provided to those present. 

7. Open Parties, meaning events with unrestricted access by non-members of the Sorority, without specific invitation and where alcohol is present, shall be prohibited. No theme parties shall be based on an alcoholic beverage or on becoming intoxicated. 

8. No member shall permit, tolerate, encourage or participate in drinking games during a chapter event or at any event an observer would associate with the Sorority. 

9. Any membership recruitment activity associated with a chapter shall be a dry recruitment function, meaning without the presence of alcoholic beverages. No alcoholic beverages shall be present at any membership education activity or Ritual of the chapter, nor shall any participant or attendee be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

Hazing Policy

1. No chapter or member shall conduct or condone hazing activities. Hazing activities are defined as any action taken or situation created intentionally, whether on or off the chapter premises or campus, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Members are expected to be aware of and comply with local, state, and federal laws on hazing, as well as all relevant university or Greek Life policies. 

2. Examples of hazing activities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

a. Forcing, requiring or endorsing the consumption of alcoholic beverages or any other drug. 

b. Physical and psychological shocks; creation of excessive fatigue including sleep deprivation; paddling in any form; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; or requiring the ingestion of any undesirable, unwanted substance. 

c. Blindfolding at any time; requiring walking or marching in formation; wearing of public apparel that is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; or engaging in public stunts and buffoonery. 

d. Verbal harassment including yelling at a person; deception or threats contrived to convince a person that she would not become a member; or any type of personal servitude such as running errands. 

e. Expecting participation in an activity that the full membership would not do; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on outside or inside the confines of the chapter premises or campus that are limited to candidates for membership; or any other activities that are not consistent with academic achievement, the governing laws of the Sorority, the regulations and policies of the educational institution or applicable local, state, or federal law.