Greekin’ Out is a series designed to inform and advise all Barnumbians interested in joining Greek Life. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be producing content aimed to answer all G(r)eeky questions, but if you think we missed something, email your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll get on it ASAP.
If you’re not involved in or currently making a bid for Greek life, you may not know that formal Panhellenic sorority recruitment commences this coming Thursday.
That means for all PNMs (that’s potential new members, for those not yet Greeky enough), the next few days may be filled with much anxiety surrounding recruitment: What should you expect from development day, what should you wear, and how will you even be able to distinguish each sorority from the next?
Fortunately for you, we here at Spectrum are just Greeky enough (milking this pun as much we can, as you can see) to lend a helping hand.
There are six sororities that currently make up the National Panhellenic Conference (or Panhel, again for the n00bs) at Columbia, and each one is slightly different from the next: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Omicron Pi, Delta Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Sigma Delta Tau.Amanda Frame / Design Editor
Interested in learning more about your sorority of choice? Here's what's been happening in the news:
Alpha Chi Omega
- AXO Website
- WikiCU—Alpha Chi Omega
- Alpha Chi Omega celebrates new brownstone
- Braving the storm in style: AXO’s 2016 fashion fundraiser
Alpha Omicron Pi
Gamma Phi Beta
Kappa Alpha Theta
- Theta Website
- WikiCU—Kappa Alpha Theta
- Facebook photos show Kappa Alpha Theta members dressed like Mexicans, other nationalities
- Kappa Alpha Theta releases statement apologizing for costumes at Saturday event
Sigma Delta Tau
Any advice for those currently making a bid for Greek Life? Send it to us on Facebook, Twitter, or Snapchat @CUSpectrum.
Veronica Grace Taleon is Spectrum’s editor and a Barnard sophomore. She’s not in Greek Life, so the appropriate adjective to describe her is plain ol’ “geeky,” not “Greeky.” Nevertheless, she enjoyed researching this article. Reach her at email@example.com.