Q: Why should my daughter join Alpha Gamma Delta?
Women join Greek organizations for different reasons, but all of us are bound by common values and ideals—friendship, service, scholarship, personal development and leadership. Being a Greek woman is a special experience that offers college students opportunities to develop and grow personally while meeting a group of lifelong friends. In addition, sorority membership offers a network support that can be beneficial when living far from home or in a large university environment.
The benefits of being a member of a Greek organization extend well beyond the collegiate years. When moving to a new city, you can instantly form friendships with sorority alumnae in the area. When you're trying to enhance your career, the network of sorority women can help you achieve your next professional goal.
Overall, being in a sorority offers a values-based learning environment for women to thrive in their collegiate years. To learn more about being a sorority woman, visit the National Panhellenic Conference website at www.npcwomen.org.
Q: Does Alpha Gamma Delta haze?
Alpha Gamma Delta cares about each and every one of our members. That is why Alpha Gamma Delta has a zero tolerance policy towards hazing of any kind. Alpha Gamma Delta's official hazing policy is as follows:
"Hazing is defined as any action taken or situation created intentionally, whether on or off Fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Such activities and situations include creation of excessive fatigue, physical or psychological shocks; wearing apparel publicly which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and jokes; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; late night sessions which interfere with scholastic activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with the Alpha Gamma Delta Constitution and Standing Rules, The Ritual or Fraternity policy, or the regulations and policies of the educational institution, state or province. Hazing by individual members, new members or chapters of Alpha Gamma Delta is prohibited. For chapters, failure to comply with this Standing Rule shall result in disciplinary action. For individual members and new members, failure to comply with this Standing Rule shall be deemed non-support of the standards of the Fraternity and shall result in disciplinary action."
Q: How much will it cost my daughter to join Alpha Gamma Delta?
We establish our dues and fees structure in a way that will align with our campus community’s norms. Typically, we aim to have our total membership costs fall in the middle, or the average, of the Panhellenic chapters. For more detailed cost information, please contact our Vice President Finance, listed under Chapter Officers.
Q: How much time will my daughter have to commit to Alpha Gamma Delta?
Our chapters are asked to have meetings at the same time every week, alternating between business and programming. We encourage our chapters to make the most of their time together and combine activities where possible, rather than adding to the calendar. In addition to chapter meetings, your daughter can expect to participate in other campus activities such as other organizations’ philanthropy events and community service projects. We want to respect our members’ time and help them work smarter, not harder.
Q: What is UAlberta Sororities and University of Alberta Panhellenic Council?
UAlberta Sororities is a local member of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). The organization is run by the University of Alberta Panhellenic Council, a group of women elected to plan recruitment and programming for the Panhellenic and Greek communities.
The Council is responsible for holding its local member organizations accountable through its judicial procedures. This ensures the organization and its members act in accordance with NPC and local governing documents. The Council is made up of officers from each member organization, as well as delegates who represent each member organization’s voice in voting procedures. The Council also serves to maintain respect and sisterhood between the member organizations through cooperation and collaboration. Current member organizations at the University of Alberta include Alpha Gamma Delta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Pi Beta Phi.
Recruitment to all four UAlberta member organization sororities starts the beginning of September. The week-long process consists of several activities, including house tours, chapter pride, philanthropy, preference night, and bid day. These events are designed to help recruits determine the house that best meets their needs. To ensure both parties involved are in agreement of the choice made, a mutual selection process between current house members and the potential recruit take place prior to finalizing the house selection made by the recruit.
Q: What is the University of Alberta's stance on hazing?
The University of Alberta does not condone any form of hazing, and failure to honour that law can result in suspension or removal of the organization from campus.