You see the dates above and you even are questioning
why you are looking at this site in the first place.
Maybe a friend
told you about us, or maybe one of our members cornered you and asked you to look here, but in any case, you are here, so
that must mean you are a little curious.
Below are some Frequently asked questions about our organization
and Fraternities and Sororities in general. Hopefully this will make your decision a little easier on whether to pledge or
Q) WHAT IN THE HELL IS A FRATORITY?
a) A Fratority is quite simply a CO-ED Fraternity / Sorority.
Legend has it that Founding Father PETER LONGO coined the phrase first back in 1972 and other organizations at Lewis and other
universities have used it since. We can safely say we are THE FIRST FRATORITY IN THE USA.
Q) THAT SOUNDS
LAME. WHY WOULD I WANT TO PLEDGE IN A CO-ED GROUP?
a) It's all a matter of preference. If you want to pledge a classic
Fraternity or Soroity, we can recommend some good ones on campus.
We have always strived to include everyone, so if you want something a little against the
norm, then SIGMA DELTA is definately the right choice.
Besides, we can always guarantee to have men and women at every party... and that seems
to work out just fine.
Q) WHAT DO YOU GUYS DO ANYWAY?
a) We are a social organization. The
membership of our group are about having a good time. More importantly, we feel we offer a family like atmosphere for those
in college. We do everything from service projects for the community, as well as having parties for ourselves. It's a
fun environment and we try not to take ourselves too seriously. If this sounds remotely appealing... then you found
the right place. The best part is, anyone can join... (No, we are not a cult)
Q) WELL, I DON'T WANT TO BE
a) Can you define hazing..?
Just kidding... SIGMA DELTA abides by all the rules set forth by Lewis University's Student
Organization Manual and Anti-Hazing and Anti-Discrimination policies.
We will not force any member to drink, and we will not hurt our members
in any physical way.
Q) DO I HAVE TO ATTEND ALL
Nope. As a matter of fact, it is not necessary to attend wither rush in order to pledge. It may help
you get a better idea of who we are though. You should try and make it out to at least one! See if you like us in person.
Q) DO I HAVE TO DO PHYSICAL ACTIVITY?
a) Yes! Tugs Practice (TUG OF WAR EXERCISES AND TRAINING) is a must, and we also participate in several
other campus events. If you have health conditions let us know prior to pledging. Tugs practice is for the health and benefit
of our pledges.
Q) DO I HAVE TO STAY OUT LATE?
a) Unfortunately some classes end at 9pm on campus. Therefore, to guarantee the attendance of our members,
we start most events at 9:30pm. If you can't make this timeframe nightly, it is not feasible to pledge.
Q) HOW LONG IS PLEDGING?
a) It varies but realistically there is approximately
three weeks / one month of pledging. (Starting and end dates will be picked according to the University's schedule for pledging.)
During some semesters we may have room to pledge two classes at the beginning and end of a semester.
HOW MUCH IS THIS GONNA COST ME? I'M A BROKE COLLEGE STUDENT.
a) So are we, and we understand people work hard for their cash.
Sigma Delta has the lowest cost of any social organization on campus (As far as we know).
Currently our beloved alumni
have made it possible to offer FREE pledging. Yep, that's
right, your pledging semester you own us no dues! After you are initiated in the group, dues are $70. Sigma Delta offers cash plans to help out students
on a budget and we can even take credit cards.
Q) DO I HAVE TO PAINT ROCKS?
a) That wasn't a question.
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