So, you got to college... Now what?
For you, starting college at a new University is a challenging experience and may seem a bit overwhelming. Come RUSH, you may be thinking of joining a sorority. Some questions you may have are:
What impact would sorority membership have on my grades?
Students often find it difficult managing their time with all the responsibilities of college. Chi Omega Rho's purpose is to "support fellow members and pledges in their academic and social growth." You can access a network of junior and senior members who are already knowledgeable about campus resources such as the library, computer labs, tutoring centers, and academic advisers. They are always available for helpful advice. We also emphasis the priority school takes in our lives, and would never ask you to jeopardize your grades for the sorority.
Does it cost a lot of money to be in a sorority?
Each sorority is self-supported through annual dues charged to each member. These dues are collected once per semester to cover such things as social events, Greek Letters, and associated costs. With local sororities, such as Chi Omega Rho, the dues of membership are significantly less being that there are no national dues. Currently, we have the lowest dues at LTU.
How do I go about joining a sorority?
Greek Organizations organize a process of meeting new people and making friends called RUSH. RUSH is a two-week period at the beginning of each semester, which offers you an opportunity to meet each Greek organization and learn what they have to offer their members. Participating in RUSH in no way obligates a student to join any organization. If a particular organization is chosen and you are invited into the sorority, you will begin a process called pledging. Upon completion of pledging, you will be initiated as a full member.
Does being in a sorority take a lot of time?
While members are encouraged to participate in social events, academic responsibilities always take priority. However, research has shown that involved college students are more likely to graduate and they report greater satisfaction with their college experience. Through your sorority involvement, you will learn how to balance your academic, work, campus involvement, and social commitments.
If you have any questions about Chi Omega Rho or Greek Life in general, then check out our Contact Us page!