- Roxanne Hoch ’15
- Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- Major: International Studies
While taking Elementary Chinese, I had the opportunity to practice traditional Chinese calligraphy. This was my absolute favorite part of class because it shows that there is not only a difference in the way words are written (characters versus letters), but also a difference in the method of how the language is written. Calligraphy is a traditional part of Chinese history and culture, and being able to practice it myself made me respect that aspect of the Chinese culture even more. It is no easy feat to write using a calligraphy brush!
This will prove to be a very exciting time for you as you consider joining the sorority community of Mount Union. We are thrilled to see that you are interested in exploring the opportunity of “Greek Life” on campus. The four sorority chapters are full of outstanding and dedicated women who are looking forward to meeting and getting to know you! The members of sorority life at Mount Union have found being part of the Greek community has created a once in a lifetime opportunity that has assisted in shaping them in to leaders, scholars and citizens. Sisterhood is something that lasts a lifetime – the bonds of sorority last long beyond your years as a student at the University. You will carry this experience and those bonds with you throughout your life. It is our hope that you will have the same positive experience that each of our members and alumnae have and that you too will benefit from all this unique opportunity has to offer to you!
What is “Recruitment”?
To join, or “affiliate” with a sorority at Mount Union interested students participate in the process called recruitment. The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership encourages all students to consider membership at any point during their collegiate experience. We strongly encourage you to look at each individual organization for the unique opportunity that it could provide for you. Think of each recruitment event as a way to learn much about the members of each organization, the values and purpose of each chapter, the benefits of joining a fraternity or sorority, and the commitments required for membership.
The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership requires first year students to sign up for recruitment, as it is a way to indicate your interest to our sorority chapters. The Mount Union Panhellenic Council organizes our recruitment process. If you would like to sign up for recruitment, please visit this site here.
Do we have to have a specific grade point average to join?
Academic excellence is one of the ideals upon which Greek organizations were founded, and our chapters support the premise that academic responsibilities should unquestionably receive the highest priority throughout the student’s academic career at the University. To this end, fraternities and sororities require a minimum grade point average for both joining and for remaining a member throughout their time as an undergraduate student. It should also be noted that the all-fraternity and all-sorority grade point average has met or exceeded the all-campus grade point average every semester!
A student must be enrolled as a full-time at the University of Mount Union student.
In order to join a sorority at the University, a female student must have attained a minimum college grade point average as is required by the individual chapter:
- Alpha Chi Omega: 2.60 college grade point average; 3.00 high school grade point average
- Alpha Delta Pi: 2.60 college grade point average; 3.00 high school grade point average
- Alpha Xi Delta: 2.60 college grade point average; 3.00 high school grade point average
- Delta Sigma Tau:2.75 college grade point average; 3.00 high school grade point average
Should you have any questions about sorority life, please contact Heather Rice, vice president for Panhellenic Council at email@example.com or the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about sorority life by visiting www.thesororitylife.com!