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2010 RECRUITMENT MANUAL
Welcome to the University of Oklahoma!
You are now part of the Sooner family and beginning a new adventure at a pacesetter university with an outstanding and diverse Greek system. While academics will, of course, be the major focus of your undergraduate years, participation in Greek life can be an integral part of a complete educational experience preparing you for your personal, social and professional life. Your experiences as a member of one of our fraternity chapters will provide a framework for achievement and strong personal value development that may be applied to your academic studies. Community service, academic support, campus involvement, multicultural activities and leadership development are just a few of the opportunities provided by the OU Greek system. The University of Oklahoma is a special place where special things happen every day. It is enriched by the many contributions of the members of our outstanding fraternities. I hope you will consider sharing in this life-changing experience. Along with your degree, your Greek experience will last long beyond your undergraduate years.
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Letter From President David L. Boren For All Parents Parent Profile IFC Welcome IFC Statement on Hazing Expectations of Membership Go Greek! Fraternity and Sorority Student Life
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Alumni Profile Scholarship Community Service Leadership Recognition and Awards Brotherhood Intramurals Fraternity Living House Moms Finances New Member Education Student Profile
David L. Boren President
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Fall Recruitment Week Schedule How Do You Choose an IFC Fraternity? Recruitment Guidelines Chapter House Locations
IFC Chapters IFC Contact Information
For All Parents
Congratulations on becoming a part of the Sooner family. We are excited your son has chosen the University of Oklahoma and we enthusiastically welcome you. From academics to many co-curricular activities, I encourage your son to take advantage of the numerous opportunities OU has to offer. I invite you and your son to learn more about our outstanding Greek system and to see first-hand the tradition of leadership and quality our Greek community provides. Our fraternity chapters promote high standards and strive for all members to seek self-growth through academics, chapter and community. Becoming a member of a fraternal organization will be an experience of a lifetime. I am confident the University of Oklahoma will be a place to provide a challenge academically and culturally and will provide tools for lifelong success. Choosing to be a member of a fraternity will enrich the collegiate experience through the dedication and lifelong devotion this unique membership provides.
We are strongly committed to all of our students. We constantly listen to their needs and make improvements to provide a positive and safe environment within our fraternity system. We encourage feedback from students and parents to help us make decisions that will impact everyone involved. This is a first step on a new path that will lead your son in many directions and can provide a rewarding experience to help prepare for life after college. We also know this is a family decision and we provide many resources for you as parents to stay informed and involved during your son’s time at OU. Please do not hesitate to call my office if you have any questions. I look forward to meeting you. Welcome! Sincerely,
Thursday, Aug. 19
1 p.m. – Dale Hall
Clarke Stroud University Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Diane and Denny Prince
The Princes’ son, Kyle, became a member of an IFC fraternity in the fall of 2007.
What is the most valuable benefit you believe your son has gained from his fraternity experience at OU?
A fraternity encourages you to make good grades, become involved in organizations on the OU campus and make a difference in the Norman community. Our son has had the opportunity to develop his leadership skills and to build relationships that will last a lifetime.
What encouraging words/advice would you have for the parents of prospective fraternity members of fall 2010?
Don’t believe what you used to hear or think you know about fraternities! These young men are the leaders of the OU campus. They are serious about their grades and their activities. Fraternities strive to have quality young men as their members. Your sons will make memories and friends to last forever. Support your son’s decision to learn more about the Greek community. Encourage him to discover the many advantages of belonging to a fraternity. Become involved in the parent clubs of the fraternity. You will make new friends and be so impressed with the quality of young men who choose to belong to a fraternity.
How have you been involved with your son’s fraternity?
We attend Parent Weekend activities at the house. We have enjoyed decorating the house for Christmas, feeding the guys late-night snacks during finals week, and attending banquets with alumni, members and parents. Diane serves as president of the Mom’s Club. It has been a great way to meet other moms who work together to support their sons.
Parent Session on Move-In Day
All parents, students and guests are invited to attend a Student Affairs Parent Session, followed by an IFC Information Session, beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19. Please come by Dale Hall to enjoy complimentary refreshments and learn about how Student Affairs contributes to the well-being and involvement of students at the University of Oklahoma. During the IFC Information Session, fraternity members and OU administrators will review the recruitment schedule and distribute information on OU fraternities. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what the University of Oklahoma and fraternity life can offer your son.
Congratulations on your decision to attend the University of Oklahoma. We are excited you chose this institution to continue your education and we enthusiastically welcome you. The university will provide you with numerous opportunities to develop your potential as a person and as a student. Becoming a member of a fraternal organization will enhance your undergraduate experience and provide you with opportunities to achieve that potential. The Greek community will offer you programs that will help you grow and mature academically, physically, socially and spiritually. You will learn much and be exposed to new experiences that will prepare you well for the post-college years. We invite you to learn more about our 18 chapters and participate in our fall recruitment program. Each of our fraternities is unique and offers something different to its members. The fraternity experience is challenging as well as rewarding. Fraternity life allows you to become an integral, contributing part of both the campus community and a university tradition started in 1905. We are confident you will find a fraternity that shares your ideals and values. There is truly a fraternity for everyone here at the University of Oklahoma. So make the right choice now! Give the OU Greek system the opportunity to share with you what it has to offer. We look forward to seeing you in August! Sincerely,
Daniel Jones President Bijan Azimi Vice President of Recruitment Clark McCaskill Vice President of Public Affairs Steve Sichterman Vice President of Programming Ian Fullington Vice President of Member Education Ross Sheline Vice President of Administrative Affairs James Denny Vice President of Finance Dylan Erwin Chief Justice
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The Interfraternity Council
The Interfraternity Council, or IFC, is the umbrella organization that exists to serve the needs of the 18 fraternities within our council. The IFC is responsible for the coordination of many events and activities throughout the year. It also represents fraternity interests to the campus and surrounding community; facilitates membership recruitment activities; promotes and coordinates community service and philanthropy projects; sponsors educational programs and leadership development opportunities for chapters; initiates public relations projects for the entire fraternity community; and manages judicial affairs.
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Each of the 18 IFC chapters has one representative on the council, and each chapter pays annual membership dues to the IFC, which fund IFC’s events and activities. The OU IFC has dedicated itself to providing the University of Oklahoma’s fraternity men with an opportunity to be part of one of the nation’s most prestigious and dynamic fraternity and sorority student life communities. If you decide to experience fraternity life at the University of Oklahoma, you are encouraged to get involved with the IFC as an officer, staff member or volunteer. The council is always looking for good men with initiative, ideas, a positive attitude and a willingness to work.
Bijan Azimi Vice President of Recruitment Interfraternity Council
IFC Statement on Hazing
Hazing: Any activity expected of someone joining a group (or to maintain full standing in a group) that humiliates, degrades or
risks emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate. Within the Interfraternity Council, hazing is strictly prohibited. We want you to have a positive and comfortable new member period, and dangerous or negative activities will not be tolerated by our organizations. Hazing includes but is not limited to:
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT HAZING...
or activities that could constitute hazing, please do not hesitate to contact the Interfraternity Council adviser at
• Not permitting pledges/associates to talk for extended periods of time • Publicly wearing apparel that is conspicuous and not “normally” in good taste • Expecting participation in an activity that full members will not do • The presence or use of alcohol in pledge/associate activity • Forcing someone to eat or drink against his or her will • Yelling and screaming at pledges/associates • Paddling or striking in any manner • Requiring personal servitude • Sleep deprivation • Forced calisthenics
(405) 325-4029, or the Student Affairs Hotline at (405) 325-5000.
Basic Expectations of Fraternity Membership
undergraduate experience, the following basic expectations of fraternity membership have been established:
IFC hosts small-gro up trainin g w or k s hop s early in t he semester to teach a ll new members of fratern ities about haz ing.
In an effort to lessen the disparity between fraternity ideals and individual behavior and to personalize these ideals in the daily
I will know and understand the ideals expressed in my fraternity ritual and will strive to incorporate them in my daily life.
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I will meet my financial obligations in a timely manner.
I will neither use nor support the use of illegal drugs; I will neither misuse nor support the misuse of alcohol.
I will strive for academic achievement and practice academic integrity. I acknowledge that a clean and attractive environment is essential to both physical and mental health; therefore, I will do all in my power to see that the chapter property is properly cleaned and maintained.
I will respect the dignity of all persons; therefore, I will not physically, mentally, psychologically or sexually abuse or haze any human being.
I will protect the health and safety of all human beings.
I will challenge all my fraternity members to abide by these fraternal expectations and will confront those who violate them.
I will respect my property and the property of others; therefore, I will neither abuse nor tolerate the abuse of property.
IFC Fall Recruitment: Saturday, Aug. 21 through Wednesday, Aug. 25
Fall Recruitment is the major recruitment period for all IFC fraternities. Each IFC fraternity at OU looks for individuals who can contribute to their chapter in a variety of ways. Grades, activities, talents and interests are all considered individually and together in the selection of new members. Likewise, fraternities consider whether their group has something to offer you as a new member. As you go through recruitment, you will ﬁnd certain fraternities that you like. After a few visits, and if the chapter wishes to extend an offer of membership, you will be offered a chapter bid. This is an invitation to join the fraternity and should be considered seriously. You may be offered several chapter bids, so take your time and choose carefully.
Fraternity and Sorority Student Life
The Greek system at the University of Oklahoma began in 1905 when the ﬁrst fraternity chapter was established. Many years and thousands of members later, the Greek community is thriving and now offers numerous national and local fraternities and sororities. Fraternity and Sorority Student Life consists of the Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Panhellenic Association. These four groups are the umbrella organizations that coordinate and oversee all national fraternities and sororities in Fraternity and Sorority Student Life at OU. Fraternity and Sorority Student Life, a part of Student Life, is one of the many opportunities for involvement and growth available for students at the University of Oklahoma. Greek organizations enhance the education of the whole person — intellectually, socially and spiritually. OU chapters strive to achieve the greatest potential from each member and reach common goals together. In choosing OU and its Greek community, you are choosing an outstanding school and one of the best Greek communities in the nation. Fraternity and Sorority Student Life offers opportunities for community service, academic success, leadership, campus involvement, personal growth and lifelong friendships.
Paul D. Massad
Delta Upsilon, Class of 1956
Association, former board member of Second Chance Animal Sanctuary
EXCELLENCE EXCELLENCE EXCELLENCE
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Oklahoma
Paul’s wife, Judy Kaye, and children are all University of Oklahoma graduates.
Paul’s perspective on the value of fraternity membership:
“The most valuable benefit gained from my fraternity experience has been the opportunity to get to know individuals coming from all social and geographic areas. We all learn from each other. I still maintain contact with a substantial number of the members I knew through my fraternity. We share successes and failures together.”
Professional Experience: Paul just celebrated his 50-year
anniversary as an OU staff member. He currently serves as vice president emeritus and senior associate vice president of Development. Previous positions include executive director of the Alumni Association and director of High School and College Relations.
What encouraging words would you have for the prospective fraternity members of fall 2010 or their parents?
“My encouraging words to parents are that individuals interested in pledging should do so because they fit the goals and mission of that particular fraternity. It is a decision that the student can enjoy for the rest of his life, if made properly.”
Civic Involvement: Member of Norman Chamber of Commerce,
Norman Round-up Club, former vice chair of the Oklahoma Heritage
Rev. Lees is a third generation Sooner. He has been married to Kristin for seven years, and they have a daughter, Maggie.
Reverend Everett Lees
Beta Theta Pi, Class of 1995
Professional Experience: Rev. Lees worked for The Oklahoman as
an account executive before entering seminary. He currently is serving St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Broken Arrow as an associate priest.
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Oklahoma Master of Divinity, Seminary of the Southwest
friendship is created that lasts throughout life. There is not a week that goes by that I do not talk to one of my fraternity brothers.
What is the most valuable benefit you gained from your fraternity experience at OU? My fraternity encouraged me to get
involved on campus, allowing me to develop leadership skills. They pushed for academic excellence. I also had immediate friends, so the transition into college was easier.
What part did your fraternity experience play in the success you have achieved after college? The values and principles
that my fraternity upholds are principles that still serve me. My involvement on campus and in the fraternity gave me a leg up when I went to apply and interview for jobs. My fraternity experience has provided invaluable contacts and support networks after college.
What encouraging words would you have for the prospective fraternity members of fall 2010 or their parents? Both my
father and brother were in fraternities, so fraternity life was not new to me when I entered OU. As someone who is introverted, being in a fraternity provided friendships right off the bat. My fraternity made sure I did well academically by providing tutors, study hall, teaching study skills, etc. At their core, fraternities are gathered around guiding principles and values that will serve a person beyond their college experience.
Do you still maintain contact with some of your fraternity brothers? Explain. Some of my closest friends today are fraternity
brothers. While we are scattered around the country now, I still look forward to seeing and visiting with my fraternity brothers. A bond of
The IFC grade-point average is consistently higher than the all-campus male GPA! Academic
achievement is the foundation for our future success, and the IFC community is committed to creating an environment conducive to learning and to attaining academic goals. In fact, the all-fraternity grade-point average has consistently been higher than the all-undergraduate male average. The fraternity experience will assist you in making the academic transition from high school to college by providing the following: • academic enhancement seminars and workshops • time-management seminars • tutoring networks • tutoring reimbursement • proctored study halls • in-house test files Chapter members also are available to share experiences and to offer advice to fellow brothers. Scholarships, low-interest loans and research grants are a few ways Fraternity Headquarters and local chapters reward outstanding academic achievement.
151 IFC memb ers made a 4 .0 GPA las t semester, and over 500 members earned a 3.5 or hig her!
Fraternity Scholastic Standing
Fall 2009 Chapter Grade-Point Averages RANK 1 2 3 4 5 6 RANK 1 2 3 4 5 CHAPTER Triangle Sigma Phi Epsilon Lambda Chi Alpha Beta Theta Pi Phi Gamma Delta GPA 3.196 3.081 3.038 3.014 2.969 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 CHAPTER Triangle Sigma Phi Epsilon Lambda Chi Alpha Alpha Epsilon Pi Beta Theta Pi Delta Upsilon Delta Tau Delta Sigma Alpha Epsilon Phi Delta Theta Phi Gamma Delta Sigma Chi Alpha Tau Omega Pi Kappa Alpha Delta Chi Phi Kappa Psi Kappa Alpha Phi Kappa Sigma All IFC Average 3.267 3.217 3.205 3.165 3.146 3.093 3.059 3.013 2.974 2.943 2.938 2.850 2.843 2.828 2.800 2.593 2.449 3.029
TOP 5 NEW MEMBER GPA
One of the most gratifying aspects of fraternity life is the sense of satisfaction and pride that comes with involvement in community service. Fraternity men recognize the need throughout the year to raise money and donate time for their special philanthropies and community service projects. The ideals of most fraternities are exemplified through their service efforts. Fraternity members donate thousands of hours and dollars to local and national philanthropic organizations each year. Fundraising events and service projects help fraternity members learn about their responsibility to the community. In taking advantage of these opportunities, you will learn the joy that comes from giving of yourself to help others.
PHILANTHROPIES INCLUDE: • J. D. MCCARTY CENTER • MARCH OF DIMES • UNITED WAY • CHILDREN’S MEDICAL RESEARCH • BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS OF CLEVELAND COUNTY • ADOPT-A-SCHOOL • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY • AMERICAN RED CROSS
Members of IFC fra te spent well rnities over 6,00 0 hours ser ving the communit y dur the past y ing ear.
• JIMMY V. FOUNDATION • BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB • MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION • NORTH AMERICAN CANNED FOOD DRIVE • AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS ASSOCIATION • CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK • HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE • AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
The IFC community at the University of Oklahoma is made of leaders. One of the greatest opportunities in college is the development and application of leadership skills. Developing and preparing student leaders for life after college is one of the many goals of OU fraternities. Whether at the chapter level or beyond, a fraternity will teach, encourage and assist you in the development and refinement of your leadership skills and the attainment of your goals. Every member has an active role in leading the chapter. By learning to work in a group situation, you will learn such valuable skills as setting goals, delegating responsibilities, planning activities, solving problems and making decisions. These skills will set you apart in the future and help you lead a fulfilling and rewarding life. If you wish to be involved on campus and desire real-life opportunities to test your leadership skills, there is no better way than becoming affiliated with a fraternity at the University of Oklahoma. Fraternity and sorority members are involved in nearly all of the more than 300 registered student organizations at OU and can be found on many committees that shape campus life. Fraternity men and sorority women excel in all aspects of university life. At OU, to be Greek means to lead.
Some Involvement Opportunities
• OU Cousins • Dance Marathon • Sooner Scandals • Student Alumni Board • University Sing • Homecoming • Crimson Club • Student Government • Union Programming Board • Campus Activities Council • Interfraternity Council • Executive Council
IFC men r 1,487 ved ove recei rds in and awa honors year. the past
Recognition and Awards
Our IFC chapters have demonstrated excellence in many areas of chapter operations and programming. In addition to chapter programming awards, individuals are recognized for attaining high levels of achievement in various areas. The following awards/scholarships are presented:
LETZEISER HONOR LIST Tyler Coker Jacob Elliott Tyler Nunley PE-ET TOP 10 SENIOR HONOR SOCIETY 2009-2010 Tyler Coker Jacob Elliott Tyler Nunley 2010-2011 Matthew Deimund Michael Nash BIG MAN ON CAMPUS Buzz Becker Matthew Deimund Taylor Huff Michael Nash Tyler Nunley Courtlyn Shoate Austin Slaymaker Bryce Stubbleﬁeld REGENTS’ AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING JUNIORS Matthew Deimund Michael Nash Austin Slaymaker THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SOPHOMORES Brett Bone Corbin Carter Michael Massad Stephen Pittman THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING FRESHMEN Ben Becker Michael Elliott Ezra Gentle Chris Ray Jack Renfroe OUTSTANDING SENIOR IN FINANCE Matthew Deimund J.R. MORRIS CAMPUS LIFE AWARD Kely Van Eaton Dewey Bartlett UNIVERSITY COLLEGE PACE AWARD Michael Elliott Ezra Gentle Colin Parajon Chris Ray Jack Renfroe MELVIN C. HALL LEADERSHIP AWARD Austin Slaymaker COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS Michael Elliott Ezra Gentle TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP Austin Slaymaker RENNIE COOK AWARD Dewey Bartlett Tyler Nunley
OVERALL WINNERS: First Place: Delta Upsilon Second Place: Lambda Chi Alpha
President’s Trophy Recognition Awards
ACADEMICS Beta Theta Pi Delta Upsilon Lambda Chi Alpha Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Phi Epsilon Category Winner: Beta Theta Pi CAMPUS ACTIVITIES Alpha Tau Omega Beta Theta Pi Delta Tau Delta Delta Upsilon Lambda Chi Alpha Phi Delta Theta Pi Kappa Alpha Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Phi Epsilon Category Winner: Sigma Phi Epsilon COMMUNITY SERVICE Beta Theta Pi Delta Tau Delta Delta Upsilon Lambda Chi Alpha Phi Delta Theta Pi Kappa Alpha Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Phi Epsilon Category Winner: (not IFC fraternity) MULTICULTURAL Delta Upsilon Lambda Chi Alpha Phi Delta Theta Sigma Phi Epsilon Category Winner: Lambda Chi Alpha
The IFC community contributes in many positive ways to the OU community and the city of Norman, and to the development of members of each chapter. We are proud of our individuals and chapters who have dedicated themselves to promoting excellence within the campus community.
Joining a fraternity is the beginning of a new experience with new friends and a new home away from home. One of the most enjoyable parts of joining a fraternity involves making new friends and forming bonds that will last long after college. You will not only learn to live with others, but through sharing the same experiences, environment and interests, you will develop a very special closeness to those around you. Brotherhood means more than wearing Greek letters, attending meetings and going to parties; it is about developing friendships and a sense of camaraderie that you will carry throughout the rest of your life.
Fraternities were founded as social organizations. The ability to function comfortably in a social environment will prove almost as important as the ability to do so in a work environment. Becoming a member of a group with common interests provides the opportunity to forge friendships that will last a lifetime. Each year, fraternities participate in a wide variety of social events, including homecoming, after-game parties, date parties, theme parties and special spring formals.
Hundreds ers of IFC memb ultural attend multic and their events to exp f other knowledge o cultures.
The intramural program is perhaps one of the most visible and enjoyable aspects of fraternity life at OU. Even though the intramural program is open to all students, fraternity and sorority participation and competition is always the strongest on campus. The fraternities compete against each other in friendly but intense rivalries. Intramural events are usually well-attended by the Fraternity and Sorority Student Life community, and many fraternities develop followings of loyal fans. Enthusiasm and excitement dominate intramural events when Greeks participate! Each sporting event is an opportunity to gain points toward the coveted All Sports Trophy.
2009-2010 INTRAMURAL STANDINGS:
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Lambda Chi Alpha Delta Upsilon Sigma Phi Epsilon Phi Delta Theta Beta Theta Pi Delta Tau Delta Sigma Chi Phi Gamma Delta Alpha Tau Omega Kappa Alpha Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi Kappa Alpha Delta Chi Phi Kappa Psi Phi Kappa Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi Triangle
Chapter houses are university-approved housing for upperclassmen*, but are privately owned and maintained by local or national fraternity alumni house corporations. Upperclassmen may have an obligation to live in the fraternity house; however, each fraternity establishes its own regulations regarding members living in or out of the chapter house. Potential members should ask each fraternity about individual requirements for living in or out of the chapter house. Each fraternity employs a full-time, live-in house director, sometimes referred to as a “house mother.” The house director oversees the daily operations of the chapter house. Each house is inspected annually by the City of Norman Revitalization Division, Norman Fire Department, University of Oklahoma Fire Marshal and Cleveland County Health Department to ensure they meet all health and safety standards. The possession and/or consumption of alcohol on fraternity property is prohibited. Study halls, dining facilities and workout facilities are a few of the features you will find in each fraternity house.
Alumni and House Corporations
The structure and organization of chapter alumni varies with each chapter. A single chapter may have its alumni organized into an “association” that meets at the chapter house at such times as Homecoming and Commencement. Other alumni associations meet more regularly and advise the chapter officers in the day-to-day operations of the chapter. Another type of “association” is the house corporation — a legal entity that owns and manages the property of the chapter. These associations make the mortgage payments, pay the insurance, oversee maintenance and repairs, and pay the employees.
*OU Regents’ Housing Policy For Freshman
All single freshman students who are not 20 years of age, who do not have at least 24 hours of college credit from an accredited institution (advance placement or CLEP hours do not apply to this 24-hour requirement), or who have not lived in the university residence halls for at least two semesters must live in a university residence hall for the first two semesters. Exception from this policy is by special permission only, granted in writing by the university vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students or his/her delegate(s). Special permissions are granted for a period of one semester only and are subject to review prior to renewal.
This year several fr aternities “adopted ” internat ional students a s honor a ry members to give th em a glimpse o f fraternit y life at OU .
HOUSE MOM PROFILE:
Lisa is the House Mom for Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI).
What are your responsibilities as a House Mother?
“Every house is a little different in the responsibilities they require of their House Mom. The main responsibilities of most House Mothers include, but are not limited to, overseeing the chapter house’s building maintenance and routine upkeep of the property; hosting and planning special events, parent and family weekends, recruitment and alumni gatherings; managing employees and student help; supervising the kitchen; and, most importantly, being a visible presence with a level head and a voice of reason.”
Please give a brief description of how you came to be a House Mother.
“I became friends with my son’s House Mother when he was attending OU. I was looking for a change and was considering relocating, when she informed me of an opening for a House Mother with Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. The thought of being a House Mom interested me but was something I would consider “much later in life.” However, as fate would have it, one thing after another fell into place and I landed in Norman, living in a fraternity house. Who would have guessed?”
What is your favorite part about being a House Mother?
“My favorite part of being a House Mother is the laughing! They make me laugh a lot! I enjoy being around young adults; their energy and spirit keep me young and on my toes.”
How long have you been a House Mother, and why have you continued to be a House Mother?
“I have been with Phi Gamma Delta for five years. The reason I continue to be a House Mother is that I honestly enjoy being around these young adults. As their House Mother, I get to help them celebrate their victories and encourage them through the defeats, as they work their way into adulthood. I am here to keep the house running around them. If they need me, I am here. It is a joy seeing them mature and move on to their next phase in life.”
What encouraging words/advice would you offer to the prospective fraternity members’ parents?
“Joining a fraternity provides a great opportunity to become involved in many facets of university life. They encourage leadership, academics, campus involvement and brotherhood. The members are a brotherhood of friends that stay with each other for a lifetime. As a parent I would encourage my son to ask lots of questions and to find the fraternity where he feels most comfortable and that fits his personality the best.”
Financial requirements are an important consideration for men participating in fraternity recruitment. If you accept an invitation to become a pledge or an associate, you will enter into a financial agreement and contract for housing and dues during your college years. Dues and fees vary for each chapter and from year to year. It is important to note that fraternity costs may be more expensive the first year due to additional pledge and initiation fees. It also is important to be aware that some additional costs may arise throughout the year, such as T-shirts, party favors and pictures. If you have any questions about finances, please do not hesitate to ask fraternity members or contact the Fraternity and Sorority Student Life Office at (405) 325-4029. It is important also to note that chapters may or may not assess additional fees during the year to cover costs for special events or projects. This may be an important topic for you to consider when visiting chapters during recruitment.
Fraternity and Sorority Student Life Office
THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES THAT ACCOMPANY FRATERNITY AFFILIATION:
To pay certain fixed charges for room, board and dues according to each fraternity’s schedule.
2009-2010 FINANCIAL INFORMATION
FIRST-YEAR MEMBER DUES PER YEAR: AVERAGE: $1,130 RANGE: $500 - $1,800 IN-HOUSE MEMBER DUES PER YEAR: AVERAGE: $6,196 RANGE: $4,800 - $7,000 OUT-OF-HOUSE MEMBER DUES PER YEAR: AVERAGE: $1,095 RANGE: $300 - $3,500
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To pay the pledging and initiation fees. These fees are paid only once. To pay for such additional services as social, intramural and recruitment-related activities. To pay for optional services such as party pictures and guest meals. To live in the chapter house during the sophomore, junior and senior years if required by the fraternity. To pay for meals whether they are eaten or not. To pay out-of-house fees if not living in the fraternity house. To discuss fully with parents or guardians the financial situation and arrive at a mutual understanding of financial requirements before pledging.
To ask the fraternity about financial information and know what your obligations will be.
New Member Education
Prior to being initiated into your fraternity, you will go through the new member (sometimes called pledge or associate member) education process, in which you will learn about the most important aspects of your chapter. New member education lasts between six and 12 weeks, with 12 weeks being the maximum allowed by the North American Interfraternity Conference (the national governing body of fraternities). During these weeks, you will be exposed to your chapter’s history, founding values and traditions and will have the opportunities to connect more with current members and your new member class. Hazing is prohibited prior to, during, and after the new member process.
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Please refer to the IFC Statement on Hazing found on page 5 of this manual for more information. During the recruitment week, you are encouraged to ask chapters you are considering what their new member program entails and even ask to see a copy of it. If there is something you would feel uncomfortable doing, remember that as you continue to make your selections. As an initiative to encourage outstanding new member education, the office of Fraternity and Sorority Student Life introduced a Premiere Program status for IFC fraternities that meet standards of excellence for their new member program. Included in these standards of excellence are requirements on fraternity education, detailed calendars of events and service components. To be eligible for Premiere Program status, the chapter new member educator was required to submit a full copy of their new member education program and meet with an FSSL staff member to review the chapter’s program.
Two chapters qualified for Premiere Program status this year: Delta Tau Delta and Delta Upsilon.
Tulsa, Okla., Junior Psychology/Pre-Med major
of Warcraft team, the many fraternities at OU offer a niche for everyone. Through fraternities, students have an exciting chance to become afﬁliated with something that is truly bigger than themselves.”
Assistant Justice for IFC
VP of Pre-Med Club, Honors College,
What encouraging words/advice would you offer to the prospective fraternity members of fall 2010? “Being Greek
is one of the best decisions you can make as an undergraduate at OU. It opens many doors to get involved not only within the fraternity but also OU itself. It also provides a signiﬁcant social aspect of college life that is necessary to balance out academics and become a well-rounded student.”
How has joining a fraternity benefitted you during your time here at OU? “Joining the Greek system has provided me
with a sense of belonging on a large campus, and has motivated me to better myself in many facets. Study halls to improve my grades, fundraising events to beneﬁt the community I live in, and friendships to develop and maintain are a few of the many experiences that I am thankful for.”
Why should incoming students join a fraternity? “From
prime-time players to 4.0s and even captains of the local World
What are your plans after college? “After ﬁnishing up at the
University of Oklahoma I plan on attending medical school.”
Lawton, Okla., Senior Literary and Cultural Studies major, Classical Cultures minor
never hurts to have people around that you can rely on. Before coming to OU, I could never picture myself as a fraternity man. Now, I couldn’t picture not being a fraternity man.”
President’s Leadership Class, Honors
College, Campus Activities Council, IFC Executive Council
How has joining a fraternity benefitted you during your time here at OU? “Almost all of the things I have accomplished on
campus are thanks to my membership in the OU Greek community. I look at the fraternity system, among many other things, as a springboard. Because I joined the Greek community, there were so many doors opened in the process. The positions I hold in IFC and Campus Activities Council are thanks to my being a fraternity man.”
What encouraging words/advice would you offer to the prospective fraternity members of fall 2010? “Keep an
open mind. All too many times I have seen preconceived notions hinder the decision to go Greek. However, within the walls of every chapter house on campus, you will ﬁnd limitless opportunities, measureless beneﬁts and countless memories that you wouldn’t change for the world.”
Why should incoming students join a fraternity? “At the risk
of sounding cliché, joining a fraternity helped me become the man I’ve always wanted to be — and better yet, it placed me in a social setting in which I was surrounded by men who share my values. College is a time of great emotional growth, and it
What are your plans after college? “After college I plan on
attending the University of Oklahoma Law School to pursue my J.D., marry a beautiful woman and segue gracefully into politics.”
Fall Recruitment Week Schedule
Thursday, Aug. 19
• Residence Halls Open • Sooner Orientation Weekend begins • 1 p.m. – Parent session on Student Affairs and Fraternity Life at Dale Hall • 5-10 p.m. – Individual chapter welcome dinners. Participating chapters will extend invitations to recruits and/or parents.
Friday, Aug. 20
Saturday, Aug. 21
4-5 p.m. – Location TBD
• 5:30-7 p.m. – IFC Barbecue on north side of Couch Restaurants (the cafeteria). Join members of the OU fraternity community for food and important recruitment information. This is a great opportunity to learn about fraternity life at OU and to meet current members of all 18 IFC fraternities. Interested students also may register for Fall Recruitment.
Saturday, Aug. 21
Times, dates and locations are subject to change. Men participating in IFC Recruitment should check e-mail and the IFC website (ifc.ou.edu) for updates or changes to the schedule.
• 4-5 p.m. – A mandatory meeting for all men interested in participating in Fall Recruitment – Location TBD. Receive recruitment schedules and learn Recruitment Week procedures, guidelines and tips for having a successful recruitment. • 5-8 p.m. – Recruitment Week activities begin. Recruits will be divided into 18 groups and see nine fraternities for 15 minutes each.
Sunday, Aug. 22
• 11:30 a.m. – All recruits meet on the basketball court between Walker Tower and Adams Tower. • Noon-3 p.m. – Recruitment Week continues. Recruits will be divided into 18 groups and see nine fraternities for 15 minutes each.
Monday, Aug. 23
• 6:30 p.m. – All recruits meet on the basketball courts between Walker Tower and Adams Tower. Recruits will receive a list of invitations to interested fraternities. • 7-10 p.m. – Recruitment Week activities continue. Recruits are encouraged to visit any or all of the fraternities on their list of invitations.
Tuesday, Aug. 24
• 6:30 p.m. – All recruits meet on the basketball courts between Walker Tower and Adams Tower. Recruits will receive an updated list of invitations to interested fraternities. • 7-10 p.m. – Recruitment Week activities continue. Recruits are encouraged to visit any or all of the fraternities on their list of invitations. First day to sign unbinding chapter bid cards with a fraternity.
Wednesday, Aug. 25
• 7 p.m. – IFC Bid Day! Recruits will sign the “IFC Official Bid Acceptance” form – Will Rogers Room, Oklahoma Memorial Union.
IFC BARBECUE FRIDAY, AUG. 20 5:30-7 p.m. – North side of Couch Restaurants (the cafeteria).
How Do You Choose an IFC Fraternity?
Here are some pointers to guide you through the recruitment process as you choose the chapter that best ﬁts your personality, values and lifestyle.
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Register for recruitment during the summer. Register with the Interfraternity Council as soon as possible by visiting our website (http://ifc.ou.edu). This will permit IFC fraternities to contact you during the summer. Registration is free and must be done prior to Aug. 21. Attend fraternity summer recruitment events. Begin to learn what IFC fraternities can offer you. Contact the recruitment chairmen listed on the chapter information pages of this manual so that you can get your name out early to the chapters. Be yourself and have fun! There is nothing more important than to be yourself during recruitment. You’ll end up with the right fraternity for you, and you’ll be happy with your decision. Be positive, smile and enjoy all of the time spent with each chapter. Evaluate each fraternity carefully. It is important to make an individual decision about which fraternities to focus on during recruitment. Go to the IFC Barbecue on Aug. 20 so that you can have an opportunity to meet members from every IFC fraternity on campus. Ask questions. Make sure all of your questions are sufficiently answered. Some useful questions you might want to ask during recruitment are: • What are your chapter’s values? • How much emphasis does your chapter place on academics? • What types of scholarship programs are offered by your chapter? • What kind of social activities do you have each year? • How involved is your chapter with campus organizations, intramural sports and service to the community? • What kind of time commitment does joining your fraternity require? • How much will joining your fraternity cost? • What is your new member education program like? What is its purpose? • How will your fraternity help prepare me for graduation and life after college? • What makes your fraternity unique?
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Dry Recruitment. Alcohol is not allowed at any recruitment event or activity. National fraternity, university and IFC policies stipulate that all events and activities associated with fraternity recruitment must be alcohol-free. Violation of this rule is a serious infraction and the guilty chapter is subject to severe disciplinary action. Beware! Look out for fraternities that belittle or make derogatory remarks about other fraternities. Attend the IFC Barbecue on Friday, Aug. 20 North side of Couch Restaurants (the cafeteria).
Attend the mandatory recruitment information meeting at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. Learn about the IFC recruitment schedule at this meeting. All prospective recruits are required to attend. Take your time and visit as many chapters as you can during Recruitment Week. Joining a fraternity is an important decision. Be sure that the fraternity that has given you a bid is the one you will be happy with. You do not have to accept a bid right away. This is a time to evaluate each fraternity carefully and to determine what they can offer you. Remember to be yourself, ask lots of questions, take your time and most important of all, have fun! The Spring Recruitment option. If you choose not to join a fraternity in the fall, perhaps you might be interested in the spring. Spring Recruitment is generally the third week of spring classes. Don’t lock your sights on only one fraternity. It is healthy and smart to have a second, third and even fourth choice when deciding which chapters you like. Having only one choice is the most common reason why some men participate in recruitment but do not ultimately join a fraternity. Having a few choices ensures that you will have a positive recruitment experience.
a. Chapters Any member-fraternity of the University of Oklahoma Interfraternity Council (hereafter, IFC). b. Chapter Bid Any invitation to join a member-fraternity of the University of Oklahoma extended by any member-fraternity (and not the IFC); this includes verbal and non-verbal invitations, including, but not limited to: written bid cards, phone calls, e-mails, text messages and any other forms as determined by the IFJB. Chapter bids are non-binding; signing or acceptance of a chapter bid does not constitute a commitment to join the memberfraternity extending the bid. c. IFC Bid – An ofﬁcial bid from the University of Oklahoma IFC, signed by a recruit to signify his intent to pledge a memberfraternity of the University of Oklahoma IFC. IFC Bids are considered binding; signing an IFC Bid constitutes a commitment to join the member-fraternity indicated on the IFC bid. A recruit who signs an IFC bid will not be eligible to sign another IFC bid for any other member-fraternity for one semester. d. Members – Any undergraduate associates, members, new members or pledges of a chapter. e. Recruits – Any male, non-afﬁliated student enrolled or planning on enrolling at the University of Oklahoma. f. Recruitment Event – Any event held for the purposes of afﬁliation into a chapter and/or considered an activity by the chapter’s insurance at which ﬁve or more recruits are present.
Guidelines / Rules
a. All OU undergraduate men are eligible to join an OU fraternity. Membership is restricted to OU students ONLY. b. All prospective recruits must register online (ifc.ou.edu) no later than Saturday, Aug. 21. If the prospective recruit is not registered by that time, he will not be permitted to participate in formal recruitment c. Alcohol consumption and/or alcohol possession is prohibited during ANY Recruitment event and all interactions, at any time, with a recruit. d. The proliferation of rumors, accusations, derogatory statements or falsehoods directed against another chapter by any chapter’s members or alumni is prohibited. e. Only OU undergraduate members, pledges/associates, members/ new members, alumni of the fraternity, parents of current OU undergraduate members and house directors may participate in recruitment activities. f. Women, excluding housemothers, university ofﬁcials, parents of members and parents of recruits, are prohibited from being in the chapter’s fraternity house during all recruitment times. g. Recruits of sophomore status or higher, as determined by length of enrollment at a university, who intend to pledge a fraternity and who qualify for exemption from the University of Oklahoma Regents’ freshman housing policy may be allowed to live in the fraternity’s house, provided that an “Upperclassman Early Bid Form” is signed and turned in prior to Aug. 1. h. Open Door Policy: No recruit may be taken behind closed doors during Formal Recruitment. Also, all doors must be open and unlocked during Formal Recruitment. i. Every member and recruit must be an enrolled student and registered with IFC.
All contact with recruits by recruitment chairmen, members or alumni of any OU chapter is limited to times prescribed by the IFC. Prescribed visitation or Recruitment event times shall be deﬁned by the vice president of Recruitment at least two weeks prior to the beginning of summer, fall and spring Recruitment. No chapter shall be allowed to escort recruits to other chapter houses. Chapter bids may be given out at any time except the following: i. From the end of the spring semester until the ﬁrst day chapter bids are allowed to be offered during Fall Recruitment, as determined by the IFC Vice President of Recruitment. ii. For a period of one week following the end of Fall Recruitment. No gifts may be given to recruits. Gifts include cups, shirts, party favors and any other item deemed a gift by the IFJB. In-home visitations are allowed; however, there must be one designated recruitment chairman present. Up to three other members may be present as well. Each recruit may be visited as many times as mutually agreeable to the recruit and the visiting members. In-home visits are unlimited between June 1 and Aug. 21. Chapters will be able to offer chapter bids to prospective recruits during Fall Formal Recruitment only from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, and from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. IFC bids will be signed – Location TBA, from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. Continuous Open Bidding will begin one week after the end of Formal Recruitment. No recruits will be able to sign during the one-week period immediately following Formal Recruitment.
Chapter House Locations
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Triangle 720 S. Lahoma Ave.
CATLETT MUSIC CENTER
Beta Theta Pi 800 Chautauqua Ave.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 730 College Ave.
Sigma Phi Epsilon 701 College Ave.
LAHOMA AVENUE BROOKS STREET
Phi Kappa Psi 720 Elm Ave.
Phi Kappa Sigma 736 Elm Ave.
Lambda Chi Alpha 904 College Ave.
Alpha Tau Omega 1100 College Ave.
Pi Kappa Alpha 500 Elmwood Drive
Phi Gamma Delta 1200 College Ave.
Delta Upsilon 505 Emerald Way
Delta Tau Delta 1320 College Ave.
Phi Delta Theta 1400 College Ave.
Kappa Alpha 1501 Elm Ave.
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Sigma Chi 1405 Elm Ave.
Alpha Epsilon Pi
(no current chapter house)
(no current chapter house)
Pi Kappa Phi
(no current chapter house)
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Nickname(s): AEPi Location (Address): N/A Original Founding: New York University, 1913 Local Founding: 1959 Founding Values: We provide opportunities for a Jewish man seeking the best possible college and fraternity experience. Motto: “Commitment for a Lifetime” Approximate Chapter Size: 0-50 In-House Member Dues (per year): N/A Out-of-House Member Dues (per year):$420 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $550 Philanthropy: “Latkes for Love” (Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem) Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: Two Spring: Two Chapter Awards in the Past Five Years: Best Delegation; 2007 Regional Conclave; 2007, 2008 National Philanthropy Award; 2009 Lion Club (One of the Highest National Philanthropy Awards) Famous or Accomplished Alumni (Local / National): Wolf Blitzer, Jerry Lewis, Mark Zuckerberg Date Party Names: Day at the Races; AEPi on the Rocks Website: www.aepi.org Number of Men Living in House: N/A Length of Pledge Program: Five Weeks RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Zach Evilsizer (405) 388-5688 Zachary.A.Evilsizeremail@example.com
TOP FIVE GRADES
President of Alpha Epsilon Pi
“Being a brother in ALPHA EPSILON PI has given me the opportunity to meet great friends, become a well-rounded leader, create deep ties within the community and develop into an excellent student.”
Alpha Tau Omega
Nickname(s): ATOs, Taus Location (Address): 1100 College Ave. Original Founding: Virginia Military Institute, Sept. 11, 1865 Local Founding: April 28, 2007 Founding Values: Leadership, Brotherhood, Tradition Motto: “America’s Leadership Development Fraternity” Approximate Chapter Size: 50-100 In-House Member Dues (per year): $6,500 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $1,300 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $1,300 Philanthropy: Splash Bash (benefitting Josh Heupel’s #14 Foundation) Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: 26 Spring: 10 Chapter Awards in the Past Five Years: 2008 Third Place U-Sing; 2008 Third Place Homecoming; 2009 First Place Shackathon; 2009 True Merit Honorable Mention Famous or Accomplished Alumni (Local / National): Lee Corso, Jim Tressel, Jack Ingram, Steve Spurrier, Joe Girardi, James Stockdale, Jack Kemp Date Party Names: Alpha Taulloween, White Tea Rose Formal Website: www.ato.org Number of Men Living in House: 40 Length of Pledge Program: 12 weeks Scholarship Money Awarded per Year: $3,000 Monetary Incentive Programs: 10 percent discount for a 3.5+GPA, 20 percent discount for a 4.0 GPA, 5 percent discount for timely payment
RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Derek Mattingley (918) 527-8191 Derek.A.Mattinglyfirstname.lastname@example.org
PRESIDENT’S TROPHY AWARDS
Campus Activities Recognition
President of Alpha Tau Omega
“Joining a fraternity was one of the best decisions I ever made. As an ATO, you’ll develop leadership skills that will not only benefit you in your undergraduate career, but well after you’ve left the University of Oklahoma.”
Beta Theta Pi
Nickname(s): Beta Location (Address): 800 Chautauqua Ave. Original Founding: Miami (Ohio), 1839 Local Founding: 1907 Founding Values: Mutual assistance in the honorable labors and aspirations of life, devotion to the cultivation of the intellect, unsullied friendship, and unfaltering fidelity Motto: “Know Friendship” Approximate Chapter Size: 150+ In-House Member Dues (per year): $6,300 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $800 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $800 Philanthropy: Frensley 5K Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: 55 Spring: Zero Chapter Awards in the Past Five Years: Five Sisson Awards; three Knox Awards (Outstanding Beta Chapter); 2008, 2009, 2010 President’s Trophy Academic Winner Famous or Accomplished Alumni (Local / National): Ralph G. Thompson (OU — Federal Judge), Rich Taylor (Dean of the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, Former VP — Disney), Sam Walton, John Wooden Date Party Names: Barn Dance, Beta Lei, Loving Cup, Beta Woodstock Website: oubeta.org Number of Men Living in House: 66 Length of Pledge Program: One semester Scholarship Money Awarded per Year: Scholarships: $5,500 Tutor Reimbursement: $3,000 Monetary Incentive Programs: Discounts for officers and seniors who live in.
RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Joshua Breeden (580) 775-1292 email@example.com
PRESIDENT’S TROPHY AWARDS
Academic Category Winner Campus Activities Recognition Community Service Recognition
President of Beta Theta Pi
Academic Programming Alumni Relations Programming
TOP FIVE GRADES
Spring 2009 Fall 2009
“BETA THETA PI is a fraternity that focuses on the building up of lifelong friendships, success in the classroom, and the development of men into leaders in their communities, careers, and all future endeavors.”
Nickname(s): D-Chi Location (Address): N/A Original Founding: Cornell University, 1890 Local Founding: Oct. 13, 2003 Founding Values: Friendship, Character, Justice and Education Motto: “LEGES” Approximate Chapter Size: 0-50 In-House Member Dues (per year): N/A Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $1,050 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $1,200 Philanthropy: Jimmy V Foundation Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: Nine Spring: One Famous or Accomplished Alumni (Local / National): James Dodson, Fred Hammert, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Costner, President Benjamin Harrison Date Party Names: Delta Chi-ribbean, Bid Day Website: www.deltachi.org Number of Men Living in House: N/A Length of Pledge Program: Eight weeks RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Christopher Leturia (405) 595-9358 Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org
President of Delta Chi
“DELTA CHI at the University of Oklahoma is a young and growing fraternity. This fraternity is made up of men of character and ambition. Every year we get to accomplish goals and participate in new events that we haven’t before. As far as we are concerned, this year will be no different.”
Delta Tau Delta
Nickname(s): Delts Location (Address): 1320 College Ave. Original Founding: Bethany College, 1858 Local Founding: Feb. 22, 1922 Founding Values: Truth, Courage, Faith and Power Motto: “Committed to lives of excellence” Approximate Chapter Size: 100-150 In-House Member Dues (per year): $6,600 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $600 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $1,200 Philanthropy: Delt Dive, Tropical Thunder, Adopt-a-School Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: 48 Spring: Seven Chapter Awards in the Past Five Years: 2006, 2007 Most Improved GPA; 2007, 2008, 2009 Adopt-an-Area; 2008 Second Place Homecoming; 2008 Third Place U-Sing; 2009 Third Place Sooner Scandals; 2009, 2010 Premiere Pledge Program; 2010 Third Place Sooner Scandals Famous Accomplished Alumni (Local / National): Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry, John W. Nichols, John Brock, Matthew McCougnahey, James Marsden, Drew Carey, Will Ferrell, John Elway, John Denver, Dan Abrams, Mike Mussina Date Party Names: Bid Day, Founder’s Day Website: oudelts.org Number of Men Living in House: 70 Length of Pledge Program: Eight weeks RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Blake Miller (940) 300-1716 William.email@example.com
Awarded Premiere Pledge Program Status
PRESIDENT’S TROPHY AWARDS
Campus Activities Recognition Community Service Recognition
President of Delta Tau Delta
Academic Programming Alumni Relations Programming New Member Education Programming
“DELTA TAU DELTA is a true brotherhood — strong, lifelong friendships built around our motto, ‘Committed to Lives of Excellence.’”
Nickname(s): DU Location (Address): 505 Emerald Way Original Founding: Williams College, 1834 Local Founding: 1927 Founding Values: Development of Character, Promotion of Friendship, Diffusion of Liberal Culture, Advancement of Justice Motto: “Justice, Our Foundation” Approximate Chapter Size: 150+ In-House Member Dues (per year): $6,960 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $1,860 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $1,660 Philanthropy: Boys and Girls Club, JDRF Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: 47 Spring: 13 Chapter Awards in the Past Five Years: 2007 Second Place U-Sing; 2008 First Place Homecoming; 2009 Second Place U-Sing; 2009 President’s Trophy Recognition; Spring 2009 Second Place Grades; 2010 First Place President’s Trophy; 2010 First Place Sooner Scandals Famous Accomplished Alumni: Lou Holtz, James Garfield, Thomas Darling (Olympian), John Thain (CEO of New York Stock Exchange)
Awarded Premiere Pledge Program Status
Date Party Names: Feudal, Coast Guard, Frat Tuesday Website: soonerdu.com Number of Men Living in House: 65 Length of Pledge Program: Eight weeks Monetary Incentive Programs: Tutoring reimbursement, discounts based on grades RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Michael Benko (213) 934-8343 William.M.Benkofirstname.lastname@example.org
PRESIDENT’S TROPHY AWARDS
First Place Overall Academic Recognition Campus Activities Recognition Community Service Recognition Multicultural Recognition
GREEK AWARDS Chris Frantze
President of Delta Upsilon Alumni Relations Programming Commitment to Founding Values Community Service Fraternity and Sorority Collaboration
“DELTA UPSILON allows you to grow as an individual, lead among your peers and serve the university.”
TOP FIVE GRADES
Kappa Alpha Order
Nickname(s): KA, The Order Location (Address): 1501 Elm Ave. Original Founding: Washington and Lee University, Dec. 21, 1865 Local Founding: November 1905 Founding Values: Chivalry and the values of the gentleman. “Excellence is our Aim.” Motto: “Dieu Et Les Dames” (God and the Ladies) Approximate Chapter Size: 100-150 In-House Member Dues (per year): $6,080 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $1,400 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $1,400 Philanthropy: Muscular Dystrophy Association Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: 48 Academic Achievement Award Famous Accomplished Alumni (Local / National): Zac Brown, Carl Albert, Bill Engvall, Mark Walberg, Gen. George S. Patton Date Party Names: Old South, Prohibition, Victory Party Website: www.kaou.org Number of Men Living in House: 40+ Length of Pledge Program: Eight weeks Scholarship Money Awarded per Year: $10,000 Monetary Incentive Programs: Members who make a 4.0 get to live in for free. Spring: 10 Chapter Awards in the Past Five Years: Kappa Alpha Order
RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Adam Engel (405) 808-6813 Engel@ou.edu
Ethan Israel GREEK AWARDS
New Member Education Programming President of Kappa Alpha Order
“KA isn’t just an experience while you’re in college; it’s a brotherhood that lasts a lifetime.”
Lambda Chi Alpha
Nickname(s): Lambda Chi, Chops Location (Address): 904 College Ave. Original Founding: Boston University, Nov. 2, 1909 Local Founding: Oct. 9, 1926 Motto: “Vir Quisque Vir” (Every Man a Man) Approximate Chapter Size: 150+ In-House Member Dues (per year): $5,800 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $500 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $1,600 Philanthropy: White Rose Pageant, North American Canned Food Drive, Lambda/Theta Pumpkin Carve (Big Brothers/Big Sisters), Swishes for Wishes, Watermelon Bust Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: 74 Spring: Seven Chapter Awards in the Past Five Years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Intramural Champion; 2007 First Place in Grades; 2007, 2008 First Place Campus Involvement; 2007, 2008 Homecoming Kings; 2008 Third Place Sooner Scandals; 2008 Second Place Homecoming; 2008 Second Place President’s Trophy; 2009 First Place President’s Trophy; Fall 2009 First Place Member Grades; Fall 2009 Third Place Grades; 2009 Third Place U-Sing; 2010 Second Place President’s Trophy Famous Accomplished Alumni (Local / National): Harry S. Truman, Larry Brown, Mark Brunell, James R. Jones (Local), Fred Biletnikoff, Larry Brown, Henry Iba, Jim Mora Jr., Woody Paige, Rick Pitino Date Party Names: Destination Unknown, Tradewinds, Foga, Mom’s Christmas Party, Jocktoberfest Website: www.oulxa.org, www.ou.edu/lxaalum Number of Men Living in House: 65 Length of Pledge Program: One semester Scholarship Money Awarded per Year: $11,500 Monetary Incentive Programs: Any associate member who achieves a 4.0 GPA his first semester in Lambda Chi is awarded a $500 scholarship.
RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Adam Smith (405) 808-0621 email@example.com
PRESIDENT’S TROPHY AWARDS
Second Place Overall Multicultural Cateory Winner Academic Recognition Campus Activities Recognition Community Service Recognition
President of Lambda Chi Alpha
“The vision of LAMBDA CHI ALPHA is to build an eternal bond between its members and to encourage them to strive for excellence and perform second to none in everything they do.”
Alumni Relations Programming Community Service
TOP FIVE GRADES
Spring 2009 Fall 2009
Phi Delta Theta
Nickname(s): Phi Delt Location (Address): 1400 College Ave. Original Founding: Miami (Ohio), 1848 Local Founding: April 1918 Founding Values: Friendship, Sound Learning and Moral Rectitude Motto: “One Man Is No Man.” Approximate Chapter Size: 100-150 In-House Member Dues (per year): $6,600 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $300 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $1,800 Philanthropy: Pre-Dally Rally, Phi Delt/Pi Phi Dance Night Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: 48 Spring: 11 Chapter Awards in the Past Five Years: Gold Star Award past five years; 2007 Harvard Trophy; 2007 Second Place U-Sing; 2007 First Place Homecoming; 2007 President’s Trophy Winner; 2007, 2008 Shack-a-Thon Most Money Raised; 2008 Third Place Sooner Scandals; 2008 Third Place Homecoming; 2009 Second Place Sooner Scandals Famous Accomplished Alumni (Local / National): Jack Mildren, Neil Armstrong, Lou Gehrig, Burt Reynolds, Wes Welker, William Allen, Chris Cagle, Mike Timlin, Trey Wingo Date Party Names: Phi-Esta, Strike Oil, Bid Day, Safari, Ragz to Richez Website: www.ouphideltatheta.org Number of Men Living in House: 62 Length of Pledge Program: One semester Monetary Incentive Programs: Any associate member who achieves a 4.0 GPA receives a 10 percent dicount on dues
RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Patrick Neff (405) 229-4189 Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESIDENT’S TROPHY AWARDS
Campus Activities Recognition Community Service Recognition Multicultural Recognition
Commitment to Founding Values New Member Education Programming Risk Management Programming
President of Phi Delta Theta
TOP FIVE GRADES
“The men of PHI DELT work hard as well as have a great time. We strive for excellence in every aspect of college life.”
Phi Gamma Delta
Nickname(s): FIJI Location (Address): 1200 S. College Ave. Original Founding: Jefferson College, May 1, 1848 Local Founding: Dec. 29, 1916 Founding Values: Friendship, Knowledge, Service, Morality, Excellence Motto: “Friendship is the greatest influence” Approximate Chapter Size: 100-150 In-House Member Dues (per year): $7,000 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $2,400 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $1,500 Philanthropy: United Way (FIJI Olympics, Phi Gam Slam) Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: 53 Spring: Six Chapter Awards in the Past Five Years: 2008 Second Place U-Sing Famous Accomplished Alumni : Calvin Coolidge, Phillip H. Knight, John A, “Jack” Rodgers, John W. “Johnny” Carson, Dean Thornton, Howard C. Kauffmann, Jr., Jack Nicklaus, Clay Bennet, John Ritter, Payne Stewart, Roger Penske, Dean E. Smith, Roone Arledge, John R. Cappelletti Date Party Names: Bid Day, OU-Texas, Pig Dinner, Islander Website: www.phigam.org Number of Men Living in House: 72 Length of Pledge Program: 12 Weeks Scholarship Money Awarded per Year: $10,000 Monetary Incentive Programs: Scholarships for achieved members RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Colin Kennedy (405) 820-6779 Colin.email@example.com
Alumni Relations Programming
President of Phi Gamma Delta “There is no better day than today to be a FIJI at the University of Oklahoma. With the support of our broad alumni base, we will be moving into a brand-new house on 1200 S. College Ave. We are giving out tens of thousands of scholarship dollars each year, building strong bonds of brotherhood that last a lifetime and helping our undergrads achieve their highest potential of scholarship by giving incentives to make the grades to succeed. I encourage you to go through rush this fall and see not only what FIJI has to offer you, but what the whole Greek system at the University of Oklahoma can offer you. I look forward to seeing you in rush next fall and the opportunity to showing you the many reasons why FIJI is the house for you.”
Phi Kappa Psi
Nickname(s): Phi Psi Location (Address): 720 Elm Ave. Original Founding: Jefferson College, Feb. 19, 1852 Local Founding: 1920 Founding Values: Community Service and Brotherhood Motto: “United by friendship, sustained by honor and led by the truth, we live and flourish.” Approximate Chapter Size: 0-50 In-House Member Dues (per year): $5,000 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $1,080 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $1,200 Philanthropy: Boys and Girls Club of America Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: Zero Spring: Zero Chapter Awards in the Past Five Years: 2006, 2007, 2008 Adopt-an-Area Winner; 2008 Scholastic Improvement Award; 2009 CAC Homecoming Winner Famous Accomplished Alumni (Local /National): Michael Bloomberg, John F. Kennedy Jr., President Woodrow Wilson, Zach Braff, Owen Garriott, Russell Ortiz, John Astin Date Party Names: N/A Website: www.phikappapsi.com; www.phipsiok.org Number of Men Living in House: Five Length of Pledge Program: Six weeks RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Alex Moore (405) 821-3845 firstname.lastname@example.org
President of Phi Kappa Psi
“In PHI PSI, I have formed many lifelong bonds and continue to learn more about myself by striving daily to be a man of excellence.”
Phi Kappa Sigma
Nickname (s): Sooner Skulls Location (Addresses): 736 Elm Ave. Original Founding: University of Pennsylvania, 1850 Local Founding: 1929 Founding Values: Trust, Honor, Respect, Knowledge, Wisdom, Responsibility, Integrity Motto: “Stellis Aequus Durando” (Equal to the Stars with Endurance) Approximate Chapter Size: 0-50 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $500 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $500 Philanthropy: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Habitat for Humanity Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: One Shack-a-Thon Best Construction Date Party Names: Wild Hearts Racing, Black and Gold Website: www.pks.org Number of Men Living in House: n/a Length of Pledge Program: Eight weeks Scholarships Awarded: $250 New Member Gentleman’s Scholarship RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Michael Larimore (214) 298-3738 Michael.email@example.com Spring: Zero Chapter Awards in the Past Five Years: Most Improved Grades;
President of Phi Kappa Sigma
“In this small fraternity, even as a freshman, you can step in and mold it into what you want it to be.”
Pi Kappa Alpha
Nickname(s): PIKE Location (Address): 500 Elmwood Drive Original Founding: University of Virginia, 1868 Local Founding: Sept. 20, 1920 Founding Values: Pi Kappa Alpha is dedicated to developing men of integrity, intellect and high moral character and to fostering a truly lifelong fraternal experience. Motto: “Once a Pike, Always a Pike” Approximate Chapter Size: 50-100 In-House Member Dues (per year): $6,400 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $1,000 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $1,280 Philanthropy: Crawfish Boil, Pikes and Puppies, Pike Concert Series Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: 16 Spring: Five Chapter Awards in the Past Five Years: 2005, 2006 Adopt-an-Area Winner; 2005 Second Place President’s Trophy; 2006 President’s Trophy Multicultural Recognition; 2006 Third Place Homecoming; 2009 Second Place Homecoming Famous Accomplished Alumni (Local / National): Scott Van Pelt, Jon Stewart, Tim McGraw, Bobby Bowden, Sen. Jon Kyl, Pat Bowlen Date Party Names: Dream Girl, Pike Fright Website: www.oupikes.org Number of Men Living in House: 35 Length of Pledge Program: Eight weeks Scholarship Money Awarded: $2,000 Monetary Incentives: No semester dues when you make a 4.0 GPA
RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Steve Sichterman (501) 960-4175 firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESIDENT’S TROPHY AWARDS
Campus Activities Recognition Community Service Recognition
President of Pi Kappa Alpha
Alumni Relations Programming Community Service New Member Education Programming
“The PI KAPPA ALPHA, Beta Omicron Chapter, strives to recruit the most morally upstanding, professional men committed to the full development of their intellectual and 35 personal potential.”
Pi Kappa Phi NEW!
Nickname(s): Pi Kapp Original Founding: College of Charleston, Dec. 10, 1904 Local Founding: May 26, 1923 Founding Values: Motto: “Leadership by Choice” Approximate Chapter Size: 0-50 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): N/A First-Year Member Dues (per year): N/A Philanthropy: Push America: Building Leaders of Tomorrow by Serving People with Disabilities Today Famous Accomplished Alumni (Local / National): Randy Owen, Tommy Lasorda, Sen. Howard Baker, Sen. Fritz Hollings, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, Sen. Lindsay Graham, Ben Hill Griffin, Joe Sewell, Jim Edmonds, Rich Eisen, Adrian Cronauer Website: www.pikapp.org RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Curt Herzog (704) 807-6509 email@example.com
Choose to leave your own legacy.
Few people leave a lasting impression on their college or university, and even fewer have the chance to truly impact other people. As a founding father of Pi Kappa Phi, you will indelibly leave your mark on campus and influence the lives of men who will follow in your footsteps.
Choose to build your own fraternity. Anyone can join a social fraternity, but building your own is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. From budgets to brotherhood, you make the decisions; you set the rules; you set the traditions. And along the way, you’ll also build lifelong friendshipts. TWITTER: OUpikapp
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Member of Pi Kappa Phi
“I joined PI KAPPA ALPHA because it breaks the fraternity stereotype. The chapter is open to all men who want the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, grow academically and serve others. This organization is filled with diverse members with strong characters. I’m proud to say that I am a Pi Kapp!”
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Nickname(s): SAE, Sig Alph Location (Address): 730 College Ave. Original Founding: Tuscaloosa, Ala., March 9, 1856 Local Founding: Oct. 23, 1909 Founding Values: Strive to be a true gentleman. Motto: “The True Gentleman.” Approximate Chapter Size: 150+ In-House Member Dues (per year): $6,500 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $3,500 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $1,000 Philanthropy: Boxing Tournament, The True Gentleman Day of Service Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: 51 Chapter Awards in the Past Five Years: Zeal Award (Sigma Alpha Epsilon Most Prestigious National Award) Famous Accomplished Alumni (Local / National): Fred Savage, David Spade, Barry Switzer, Mack Brown, Pete Carroll, Bobby Jones, Aubrey McClendon, T. Boone Pickens, Phil Jackson Date Party Names: Jungle, Bid Day, OU/TX, Christmas Formal, Initiation, Founders Day Website: www.ousae.org Number of Men Living in House: 82 Length of Pledge Program: One semester Scholarship Money Awarded: $55,000 Monetary Incentives: Cash award for achieving a 3.5 or better GPA. 75 percent tutoring reimbursement. 50 percent off dues for in-house leadership positions. Spring: Zero
RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Cameron Ford (432) 559-0556 Cameron.M.Fordfirstname.lastname@example.org
PRESIDENT’S TROPHY AWARDS
Academic Recognition Campus Activities Recognition Community Service Recognition
Alumni Relations Programming
President of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
“Joining SAE means to join something bigger than yourself. It turns young men into True Gentlemen.”
Nickname(s): Sigs Location (Address): 1405 Elm Ave. Original Founding: University of Miami (Ohio), June 28, 1855 Local Founding: April 20, 1912 Founding Values: Friendship, Justice, Learning Motto: “In Hoc Signo Vinces” (In this sign you will conquer) Approximate Chapter Size: 50-100 In-House Member Dues (per year): $6,200 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $2,200 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $2,200 Philanthropy: Derby Day (Children’s Miracle Network, Huntsman Cancer Institute) Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: 31 Spring: Zero Famous Accomplished Alumni (Local / National): John Wayne, Drew Brees, Brad Pitt, David Letterman, Mike Ditka, Sean Payton, Grover Cleveland Date Party Names: Bid Day, Bahama Mama, Ski Lodge, Lonestar, Sweetheart, In Hocus Pocus Website: www.ousigs.com Number of Men Living in House: 40 Length of Pledge Program: Eight weeks Scholarship Money Awarded: $14,000 Monetary Incentives: Based on grades and community service RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Greg Kaplan (972) 999-6457 Greg.email@example.com
Alumni Relations Programming Community Service New Member Education Programming Risk Management Programming
President of Sigma Chi
“SIGMA CHI is a fraternity of men that develops values-based leaders committed to the betterment of character, campus and community. Sigma Chi is more than a four-year college experience; it is a lifelong commitment.”
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Nickname(s): Sig Ep Location (Address): 701 College Ave. Original Founding: University of Richmond, 1901 Local Founding: Nov. 1, 1946 Founding Values: Virtue, Diligence, Brotherly Love Motto: “Building Leaders for the World’s Communities” Approximate Chapter Size: 150+ In-House Member Dues (per year): $6,000 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $1,000 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $1,000 Philanthropy: Sig Ep Dodgeball, Coffeehouse Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: 52 Spring: 16 Chapter Awards in the Past Five Years: Buchanan Cup; 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Manpower Award; 2006 Chapter House of the Year; 2007 First Place Grades; 2007, 2008 First Place President’s Trophy; 2008 First Place U-Sing; 2009 Greek Challenge; 2009 National Outstanding Sig Ep Chapter Award Famous Accomplished Alumni (Local / National): Davey O’Brien, Rich Gannon, Dr. Seuss, Dave Thomas, James Naismith, Morgan Freeman Date Party Names: Sam’s Place, Party ‘Til Dawn, Foga, Jersey Shore Website: www.ousigeps.com Number of Men Living in House: 81 Length of Pledge Program: One semester Scholarship Money Awarded: $3,000 RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Matt Veazey (405) 684-3305 Matt.M.Veazeyfirstname.lastname@example.org
PRESIDENT’S TROPHY AWARDS
Campus Activities Category Winner Academic Recognition Community Service Recognition Multicultural Recognition
Alumni Relations Programming Commitment to Founding Values New Member Education Programming
President of Sigma Phi Epsilon
TOP FIVE GRADES
Spring 2009 Fall 2009
“In developing men to be balanced leaders, we strive to exemplify virtue, diligence and brotherly love. Men leave SIGMA PHI EPSILON as better men, and I’m proud to be a part of this special lifetime brotherhood.”
Nickname(s): Triangle Location (Address): 702 S. Lahoma Ave. Original Founding: University of Illinois, April 15, 1907 Local Founding: Nov. 18, 1979 Founding Values: To develop balanced men in the fields of engineering, architecture and science by providing an environment that fosters personal growth and professional success. Motto: “Veritas Omnia Vincit” Approximate Chapter Size: 0-50 In-House Member Dues (per year): $4,800 Out-of-House Member Dues (per year): $1,000 First-Year Member Dues (per year): $900 Philanthropy: Habitat for Humanity Last Year’s Pledge Class Size: Fall: One Spring: Zero Chapter Awards in the Past Five Years: National Organization’s Award for Most Improved GPA, Chapter GPA Over 3.0 and Increase of .2 or more in Chapter GPA; 2008 IFC Recognition for Academic Programming; 2009 Highest Overall IFC GPA Famous Accomplished Alumni (Local / National): George Griffin, Stephen Mercer, Frederick R. Kappel, Ellison Onizuke, Michael Morhaime, Steven L. Miller Date Party Names: N/A Website: www.outriangle.org Number of Men Living in House: 10 Length of Pledge Program: 10-12 weeks Scholarship Money Awarded: $1,000 Monetary Incentives: No pledge dues for 4.0 GPA RECRUITMENT CHAIR CONTACT INFO: Paul Sanders (918) 344-6674 email@example.com
President of Triangle
TOP FIVE GRADES
“The men of TRIANGLE work hard to develop the personal and professional skills needed to succeed in life.”
Interfraternity Council Contact
Kevin Estep Interfraternity Council Adviser Phone: (405) 325-4029 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Bijan Azimi Interfraternity Council Vice President of Recruitment Phone: (405) 325-6751 E-mail: email@example.com Daniel Jones Interfraternity Council President Phone: (405) 325-6751 E-mail: Daniel.E.Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org
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IFC Vice President of Recruitment: Bijan Azimi Original Design by: Haley Fulco, University of Oklahoma Printing Services 2010 Modified Design by: John Salvie Printed by: University of Oklahoma Printing Services
Created by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a doctoral degree-granting research university serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region and nation. The Norman campus serves as home to all of the university’s academic programs except health-related fields. The OU Health Sciences Center, which is located in Oklahoma City, is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. Both the Norman and Health Sciences Center colleges offer programs at the Schusterman Center, the site of OU-Tulsa. OU enrolls more than 30,000 students, has more than 2,400 full-time faculty members, and has 20 colleges offering 163 majors at the baccalaureate level, 166 majors at the master’s level, 81 majors at the doctoral level, 27 majors at the first professional level, and 26 graduate certificates. The university’s annual operating budget is $1.5 billion. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. The 2010 Recruitment Manual is printed by the Interfraternity Council, with 1,500 copies prepared at no cost to the taxpayers of the State of Oklahoma. Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by calling (405) 325-4029.
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