Frequently Asked Questions (for Students & Parents)

Why should I join a Sorority?
Every one of our sisters has a different reason for Going Greek. No two recruitment stories are alike, but the outcome is the same; anyone who becomes a member of one of our chapters gains a sisterhood for life. This means you would obtain a major support system, a friend whenever you need one, a group of girls who are always ready for spontaneous adventures, and various study buddies. We also have opportunities to network with our Alumni who have careers in many different fields and can offer mentorship to help you get the job of your dreams. Both chapters offer many leadership opportunities, with positions such as Chapter President, VP roles, and the Panhellenic Council. Our girls come from many different backgrounds, and we value everyone's interests, goals, and values. Even if you're not 100% sure yet about joining a sorority, we invite you to sign up for Fall Recruitment happening this September to get to know both of our chapters and we'd love to get to know you!
 
What do Sororities do on a daily basis? 
In a typical month, we have various meetings and activities. When we are not planning for the next recruitment, we have sisterhood events to philanthropy volunteering and planning our business for the week/month. It is never a boring time in Greek Life, and there is always something for our girls to do. We also recognize that school always comes first, so we book rooms at the library to quietly study as a group during the week. Ultimately, we find opportunities to uplift one another throughout the school year and maintain our sisterhood bonds. 

 
Are there any requirements for being in a Sorority? 
Our sign-up form for recruitment is pretty much all we ask for. Questions like 'What was last year's GPA?' and 'Do you have any volunteer experience?' are so we can see if you are in good academic standing and if you have any previous experience with philanthropy. Even if you don't have the best grades or any volunteer experience, we still invite you to come to recruitment. We have so many opportunities for girls to work together to improve themselves and uplift their sisters. Feel free to send us a DM for any further questions!
 
How are Sororities different from other clubs or organizations on campus? 
Sororities are quite different from other student clubs on campus. Both Alpha Gamma Delta and Alpha Omicron Pi are Inter-continental organizations with chapters all across Canada and the United States. As such, we have a sisterly bond with girls from other campuses! While we have a structured leadership system, and connections with alumnae, girls in our chapters also have lineages within each other, or rather a small family of mentors where you as a new member would connect with one of our sisters that has been a member for a longer period of time. Our sisterhood is also for life, meaning that if you became a member, you would be acknowledged as an AGD or AOII forever. After graduating from your collegiate years, you would join our  Alumnae chapters wherever you decide to live. As such, our sisterhood is truly a strong support system that will always be there whenever you need it, no matter where life takes you. 
 
I have heard in the media of hazing happening in Greek Life. Does this occur at U of C? We acknowledge that while the concept of hazing has been associated with sororities in general, both of our chapters here at the University of Calgary do not haze and it is strictly prohibited. We take the safety and well-being of our sisters very seriously and the last thing we want to do is make them feel uncomfortable or drive anyone away from finding a forever home with us. In the event that anyone feels bullied or unfairly treated, there is a hazing hotline to call and any bystanders/witnesses must report mistreatment of any kind. We have even participated in a campaign called 'These Hands don't Haze' to promote a sense of belonging and safety among our sisters and new members. The use of any drugs or alcohol is also not permitted during chapter-organized events or meetings, and members are not allowed to partake of such substances within 24 hours before and after major activities. As a result, we are strictly against hazing, and never force anyone to do anything they are not comfortable with, regardless of the setting. 
I have heard in the media of hazing happening in Greek Life. Does this occur at U of C? 
We acknowledge that while the concept of hazing has been associated with sororities in general, both of our chapters here at the University of Calgary do not haze and it is strictly prohibited. We take the safety and well-being of our sisters very seriously and the last thing we want to do is make them feel uncomfortable or drive anyone away from finding a forever home with us. In the event that anyone feels bullied or unfairly treated, there is a hazing hotline to call and any bystanders/witnesses must report mistreatment of any kind. We have even participated in a campaign called 'These Hands don't Haze' to promote a sense of belonging and safety among our sisters and new members. The use of any drugs or alcohol is also not permitted during chapter-organized events or meetings, and members are not allowed to partake of such substances within 24 hours before and after major activities. As a result, we are strictly against hazing, and never force anyone to do anything they are not comfortable with, regardless of the setting.