Expectations of Sorority Members at The University of Mississippi
Standards – Each chapter has specific standards for member behavior. These standards include abiding by all national, state, and local laws, as well as University and individual chapter policies. Standards also include fulfilling all financial and housing obligations, such as paying chapter dues on time and abiding by all chapter house regulations.
Academics – All sororities at The University of Mississippi have high academic standards and expect members to achieve their scholastic potential. Chapters may offer mentorship, peer tutoring, and study hours. Studying completed in a proctored environment may be required based on academic achievement. Typically, most students find that they will need two hours outside of the classroom for every one hour spent in the classroom each week to prepare for and do well in their academic coursework.
Meetings – New members can expect to attend one chapter meeting and one new member meeting per week. While these two meetings may vary in length from week to week, the average number of hours spent in meetings held by Panhellenic chapters is 1-2 hours each per week depending on the items on the agenda.
Participation Requirements – Members are expected to participate in philanthropy events, community service, recruitment, homecoming, and other campus events. While they may not occur every week, but members are encouraged to attend all sisterhood and social events that their chapter may host. The College Panhellenic Council will host a variety of philanthropic, educational, and community events that members are heavily encourage to attend and participate in.
Being a member of a sorority offers many benefits and the opportunity for personal growth and development, and these opportunities are paired with expectations that all members will actively contribute to the activities of the chapter and uphold high standards, core values, and ideals of sisterhood.