Parents FAQ

Dear Parents,

We are so excited that your daughter is at Union! Thank you for allowing her to investigate more about our sororities on campus. On behalf of the Panhellenic Council we look forward to getting to know her better and offering support throughout her time in college. We know that this is a big decision and your opinion is very important as she seeks to find a family away from home. Please explore our website and get to know the many benefits of joining a sorority. In addition to being a social organization, sororities also offer members the opportunity to develop important leadership and communication skills as well as be active advocates for various philanthropies in the community. Our sororities are also committed holding regular bible studies and helping their members grow in their relationship with Christ.

While we are proud of our Greek community, we also know that being a part of a sorority is not for everyone. There are many ways to get involved in campus life at Union and for some, being in a sorority might be the perfect way to get involved. For others, it might involve joining another campus organization, getting involved in GO Trips, intramurals, or participating in the many events offered weekly on our campus. Either way, we look forward to walking alongside your daughter. We are excited for her to participate in the recruitment process and find out if being a part of this community is a good fit for her.

Please know that I am here to answer any specific questions that you may have about Greek Life or the Recruitment process. I can be reached at ktaylor@uu.edu or 731.661.5244. We have listed several Frequently Asked Questions below.

Thank you,

Karen Taylor, M.Ed.

Panhellenic Advisor

Associate Director of Student Leadership & Engagement

01

Why should my student join a sorority?

​Joining a sorority gives your student an opportunity to get plugged in immediately upon 

arriving at school. It also gives students the opportunity to meet new girls, and have a great 
support system that is around them during and after their college experience.

02

What are the costs associated with joining a chapter?

Each sorority chapter costs vary widely. Your student should ask chapters they are interested in what fees new members pay when they accept a bid and when they become initiated, and what they will need to pay as a member.

03

What will my student do while in Sorority Life?

 

The chapters all offer a variety of programs and events, weekly meetings, executive positions, academic programs, community service programs, workshops, philanthropic events, and school activities. Time commitments vary depending upon the chapter and how involved a student becomes in the chapter. Inevitably, the most your student invests in a chapter, the more she will gain from the experience. There will be opportunities for attending leadership and professional development programs, socials, sporting events, cultural enrichment activities, and alumni visits.

04

Is hazing a concern?

 

Union University has no tolerance for hazing. To learn more, click here.