Fraternity and Sorority Life

Millsaps fraternity and sorority life is a thriving mix of social, academic, and service-oriented activities. There are six sorority and six fraternity chapters at Millsaps. The chapters are all members of well-established international Greek-letter organizations. Policies governing fraternity and sorority life are formulated through the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils (IFC). Fraternity and sorority membership is available only to Millsaps College students.

Questions regarding fraternities or sororities? Contact the Director of the Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership Center (SAIL), Molly Ross at rossmg@millsaps.edu.

For full descriptions of the fraternities and sororities, see the Millsaps Chapter Overview.

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2019 Sorority Recruitment

Panhellenic Recruitment Application – Online Registration will be available no later than May 1!

Panhellenic Recruitment takes place for women interested in Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Delta, and Phi Mu sororities. If you are interested in the intake process for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. please see below.

Excellence in Scholarship . . . Leadership Opportunities . . . Service to Millsaps College and the local community . . . all of these are benefits of sorority membership. We are excited about your interest in sorority life at Millsaps College.

2019 Panhellenic Recruitment Dates for Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Delta, and Phi Mu

Fraternity and Sorority Informational Sessions: During all four summer orientation session! Stop by the sorority table during the organizations browse on the Saturday of your summer orientation session.

Recruitment Kickoff – TBD

Panhellenic Open House – Tuesday, September 3, 7 – 10 p.m.

*Registration deadline – Tuesday, September 3, 11:59 p.m.

*Philanthropy Round – Wednesday, September 4, 7 – 10 p.m.

*Sisterhood Round – Thursday, September 5, 7 – 10 p.m.

*Preference Round – Friday, September 6, 6 – 10 p.m.

*Bid Day – Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m.

*Mandatory Events: Accommodations will be made for students who have academic or athletic obligations. Please contact Panhellenic Advisor Molly Ross with questions.

Wondering what to wear for recruitment? Check out this helpful handout.

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2019 Interfraternity Recruitment

IFC Recruitment Application – Available June 1

2019 Interfraternity Council

Vajresh Balaji – President
Andrew Hollenshead – Executive Vice President
Christian Roberts – VP Greek Conduct Board and Standards
Brady King – VP Administration
Derrick Dupuy – VP Recruitment
James Kelly – VP Public Relations
Vacant – VP Scholarship

Welcome to Millsaps College! Thanks for showing an interest in joining our Greek Community. We are excited to have you here and want to make joining our community as smooth a process as possible. Registering for men’s recruitment costs you nothing and is your first step toward joining one our five outstanding IFC fraternities.

2019 Recruitment Dates for Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon

IFC/Panhellenic Popsicle Greek Informational Session – Tuesday, August 27

IFC Open House & Informal Recruitment Kickoff – TBA

Registered Parties – TBA

Registered Parties – TBA

Formal Recruitment Begins:

Coat and Tie Round – Monday, September 16

Coat or Tie Round – Tuesday, September 17

Business Casual Round – Wednesday, September 18

Men’s Bid Day – Thursday, September 19

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – Interested in learning more about Alpha Phi Alpha? If so, please contact SAIL Center Director, Molly Ross. We will get you in touch with the necessary folks so you can learn more about the membership intake process for the Omicron Gamma Chapter here at Millsaps College! Please note: you do not need to sign up for IFC recruitment if you are interested in participating in the intake process for Alpha Phi Alpha.

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NPHC Membership Intake

National Pan-Hellenic organizations, a collaborative organization of nine historically African American, international Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities, hold their membership intake processes in accordance with national policies. Membership intake within these organizations varies by chapter and can occur in either the fall or spring semesters. Each organization with advertise the beginning of the membership intake process. Fraternity and sorority membership is available only to Millsaps College students.

Active NPHC Chapters:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Iota Chapter – Prospective Members

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Omicron Gamma Chapter – Membership Requirements

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Lambda Phi Chapter – Membership Requirements

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Millsaps Chapter Overview

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Lambda Iota Chapter
National Founding Date: 1908
National Incorporating Date: 1913
Millsaps College Founding Date: 1977
Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
Symbol: Ivy Leaf
Flower: Pink Tea Rose
National Programs: Launching New Dimensions of Service
National Website: http://aka1908.com

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Omicron Gamma Chapter
National Founding Date: December 4, 1906
Millsaps College Founding Date: November 21, 1981
Colors: Black and Old Gold
Symbol: Great Sphinx of Giza
Flower: Yellow Rose
National Programs: Go to High School, Go to College
National Website: http://www.alpha-phi-alpha.com

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Lambda Phi Chapter
National Founding Date: January 16, 1920
National Incorporating Date: March 30, 1923
Millsaps College Founding Date: April 5, 2018
Colors: Royal Blue and White
Symbol: Dove
Flower: Rose
National Programs: Z-H.O.P.E. (Zetas Helping Other People Excel)
National Website: http://zphib1920.org/

Panhellenic Chapters

Chi Omega
National Founding Date: 1895
Millsaps College Founding Date: 1932
Colors: Cardinal and Straw
Philanthropy: Make a Wish Foundation
Flower: White Carnation
Major Social Events: Fall Party and Eleusinian Ball
Chapter Website: Chi Delta Chapter, http://millsapschiomega.wix.com/chi-o-at-millsaps
National Website: http://www.chiomega.com/

Delta Delta Delta
National Founding Date: 1888
Millsaps College Founding Date: 1986
Colors: Silver, Gold, and Blue
Philanthropy: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Flower: Pansy
Major Social Events: Crush Party, Fall Party, Stars and Crescent Formal
Chapter Website: Gamma Zeta Chapter, http://millsaps.tridelta.org
National Website: http://www.tridelta.org/

Kappa Delta
National Founding Date: 1897
Millsaps College Founding Date: 1914
Colors: Olive Green and Pearl White
Philanthropy: Prevent Child Abuse America and the Children’s Justice Center
Flower: White Rose
Major Social Events: Fall Party and White Rose Formal
Chapter Website: Mu Chapter, http://millsaps.kappadelta.org/
National Website: http://www.kappadelta.org/

Phi Mu
National Founding Date: 1852
Millsaps College Founding Date: 1914
Colors: Rose and White
Philanthropy: Children’s Miracle Network
Flower: Rose Carnation
Major Social Events: Fall Party and Enchantress Ball
Chapter Website: Epsilon Chapter, http://millsaps.phimu.org/
National Website: http://www.phimu.org/

 

Interfraternity Chapters

Kappa Alpha Order, Alpha Mu Chapter
National Founding Date: 1865
Millsaps College Founding Date: 1892
Colors: Crimson and Old Gold
Philanthropy: Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Website: http://www.kappaalphaorder.org/

Kappa Sigma, Alpha Upsilon Chapter
National Founding Date: December 10, 1869
Millsaps College Founding Date: November 11, 1895
Colors: Red, White, Emerald Green
Philanthropy: Military Heroes Campaign
National Website: http://www.kappasigma.org/

Lambda Chi Alpha, Theta Eta Chapter
National Founding Date: November 9, 1909
Millsaps College Founding Date: founded in 1921 as Alpha Theta Chi (local), merged with Theta Kappa Nu (national) in 1924, merged with Lambda Chi Alpha in 1939
Colors: Purple, Green, and Gold
Philanthropy: Feeding America and Stewpot Ministries
National Website: http://www.lambdachi.org/

Pi Kappa Alpha, Alpha Iota Chapter
National Founding Date: March 1, 1868
Millsaps College Founding Date: March 23, 1905
Colors: Garnet and Old Gold
Philanthropy: The Don Fortenberry Scholarship fund
National Website: http://www.pikes.org/

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Mississippi Delta Chapter
National Founding Date: March 9, 1856
Millsaps College Founding Date: March 15, 1991
Colors: Royal Purple and Old Gold
Philanthropy: Chili Bowl benefitting Lifeshare Foundation
National Website: http://www.sae.net/

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Omicron Gamma Chapter
National Founding Date: December 4, 1906
Millsaps College Founding Date: November 21, 1981
Colors: Black and Old Gold
Symbol: Great Sphinx of Giza
Flower: Yellow Rose
National Programs: Go to High School, Go to College
National Website: http://www.alpha-phi-alpha.com

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FAQ

Will joining a fraternity or sorority compromise my academics?
On the contrary, a central mission of all Greek organizations is academic excellence. Fraternities and sororities understand that their members are students first and foremost. All chapters have scholarship programs that include required study hours, tutoring, recognition for academic success, etc.

Is hazing considered a tradition among fraternities and sororities?
Hazing has no place in any organization. Millsaps College will not tolerate hazing in any student organization. In addition, hazing is against the law in the State of Mississippi. All fraternity and sorority members know that hazing is against their national policies, college policy, and the law. If you feel your student is participating in inappropriate activities, you should contact the Office of Student Life immediately at 601.974.1200 or email Molly Ross.

What is the financial commitment associated with fraternities and sororities?
Joining a fraternity or sorority does carry a financial commitment. Each chapter is self-supporting with revenue coming from members who pay dues. When students join a Greek organization, they agree to pay dues and fees while enrolled at Millsaps College in order to maintain membership. While membership is affordable, some chapters are able to make accommodations for special circumstances, but students should discuss the financial obligations with you before they join.

Does being a member of a Greek-letter organization have benefits after graduation?
Absolutely. Greek membership is a lifelong commitment. Once you are an initiated member, you remain a member for life. As such, each organization has an extensive alumni network. Being a fraternity or sorority member means having an immediate connection with thousands of other members. There are many successful alumni all over the country who are always looking to hire the best and the brightest that our community has to offer. In addition, there are alumni groups or graduate chapters that operate in most cities and metropolitan areas across the country. If you find yourself in a new city, you can start your networking with your brothers or sisters in the local alumni group.

Parent Information:
College is an exciting time in a one’s life; participation in Fraternity and Sorority Life can be a great way to enrich the student experience. The establishment of Greek-letter organizations on campus began in 1892 and have remained a constant at Millsaps College. Today we have six national fraternities and six national sororities representing about fifty percent of the college community. You will find our fraternity men and sorority women dedicated to bettering themselves through service, scholarship, and leadership opportunities. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office of Student Live at 601.974.1200 or email Molly Ross.

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