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Tips for pursuing Membership

 

 

The decision to pursue membership in any organization requires careful consideration and should not be taken lightly.  Membership into Sigma Gamma Rho is by INVITATION ONLY.  However, here are some questions you can ask yourself and tips to help you make the correct decision for you.

 

BEFORE PURSUING MEMBERSHIP, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Why do I want to join a sorority?

  • What do I hope to gain from being a member of a sorority?

  • What can I contribute to the sorority?

  • Do I have the time available to be an active member of a sorority?  Will I be able to attend meetings, conferences, programs, and community service events?

  • Can I afford the financial commitment required to be an active member of a sorority?

 

WHICH SORORITY SHOULD I CHOOSE?

Most sororities are very similar in certain aspects, however, they also differ in many ways.  Thorough research will help you in deciding which organization will fulfill your needs and maximize your personal potential.  Resources for information include:

  • National Websites

  • Local Chapter Websites

  • Library 

  • Members of the local chapter

 

 

WHAT DO I DO WHEN I AM READY TO PURSUE MEMBERSHIP?

Each organization's intake process and policies are different, but here are a few general tips to help you prepare:

  • Prepare your resume'

  • Begin budgeting for expenditures such as annual membership dues 

  • Become familiar with the history and facts about the sorority

  • Attend programs hosted by the local chapter of the sorority

  • Document all service hours performed with the sorority or independently

  • Dress appropriately for all events

  • Don't be shy; introduce yourself to members when you have the opportunity

  • Ask questions

 

We hope you find this information useful in making your decision and pursuing membership in whatever organization you choose.

 

If you would like to find out more about pursuing membership in Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., click on CONTACT and send us a message with the subject line: Membership.  A representative of our Membership Committee will assist you with your inquiry as soon as possible.