It’s Official: Fall Rush

This e-mail was sent to all members of the Class of 2007 from the Dean of Residential Life:

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Dear Dartmouth Class of `07 Student

As you may have heard, you will have an opportunity to join a Coed, Fraternity, Sorority (CFS) organization in the fall.

The CFS community leaders and advisors spent much of the 2003-2004 academic year advocating for a change in the timing of recruitment. In May, Jim Larimore, the Dean of the College, decided to allow students to become eligible to join CFS organizations beginning in the fall term of their sophomore year.

As a result, one of the new choices you will have when you return to campus is to decide to what extent you will involve yourself with the CFS community. Each of the CFS governing councils (Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Coed Council, and National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations) will find time to introduce their member organizations to you through their unique recruitment processes. Recruitment activities will take place beginning on October 8, 2004, and information sessions will be conducted prior to that date. If you happen to be away from campus during the fall term, do not worry, there will be subsequent opportunities to join a CFS organization in the winter and spring terms.

Prior to joining, we believe it is important for you to have some basic information about the CFS community right now:

– Currently there are 26 different organizations; there are 3 Coed fraternal groups, 8 sororities, and 15 fraternities. Of the 26 chapters, 25 have residences (either a free standing house or an apartment). All of the organizations strive to promote the principles of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Brotherhood & Sisterhood, Being Inclusive, and Accountability through their activities, programs, and philosophies.

– In addition to these basic facts about the CFS community, it is essential that you understand the basic responsibilities of a member of a CFS organization. Upon joining, an individual signs a membership contract agreeing to be responsible for one’s own conduct, to pay bills in full, to follow the rules of the organization and the College, and to live in the chapter’s physical plant so that the organization can meet its housing occupancy requirements.

All recognized Greek letter organizations have unanimously agreed to uphold the six principles previously mentioned as required by College regulations. The College supports its recognized CFS organizations by offering programmatic and administrative assistance, physical plant and housing support, financial training and auditing, leadership and academic development, as well as one-to-one organization advising. Similarly, each recognized organization has a board of alumni overseers that works with the undergraduate “chapter” to ensure that its programs and practices are consistent with the values and policies of the organization and College.

To assist you in identifying the CFS recognized organizations, we have included a quick reference sheet.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of this information, please feel free to contact us at (603)646-2644. We stand ready to assist you in ensuring a successful experience at Dartmouth College.

Sincerely,

Martin Redman, Dean of Residential Life

Deb Carney, Assistant Dean of Residential Life

Cassie Barnhardt, Assistant Dean of Residential Life

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Dartmouth College Recognized Coed, Fraternity, Sorority Organizations

Listed with: Chapter Name, Nickname, (organization type)

Alpha Chi Alpha, Alpha Chi (Fraternity)

Alpha Delta, AD (Fraternity)

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., The Alphas (Fraternity)

Alpha Theta, Alpha Theta (Coed)

Alpha Xi Delta, AZD (Sorority)

Bones Gate, Bones Gate (Fraternity)

Chi Gamma Epsilon, Chi Gam (Fraternity)

Chi Heorot, Heorot (Fraternity)

Delta Delta Delta, Tri-Delt (Sorority)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Deltas (Sorority)

Epsilon Kappa Theta, Theta (Sorority)

Gamma Delta Chi, Gamma Delt (Fraternity)

Kappa Delta Epsilon, KDE (Sorority)

Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa (Sorority)

Kappa Kappa Kappa, Tri-Kapp (Fraternity)

Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc., LUL (Fraternity)

Phi Delta Alpha, Phi Delt (Fraternity)

Phi Tau, Phi Tau (Coed)

Psi Upsilon, Psi U (Fraternity)

Sigma Alpha Epsilon, SAE (Fraternity)

Sigma Delta, Sigma Delt (Sorority)

Sigma Nu, Sigma Nu (Fraternity)

Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sig Ep (Fraternity)

The Tabard, Tabard (Coed)

Theta Delta Chi, Theta Delt (Fraternity)

Notes

There is one group that is working with the College in an effort to gain official recognition. Currently the organization has a provisional type of status, and is called a “colony.” It is quite appropriate for students to join this organization. The group is working closely with the College and is wholly accountable for all CFS policies and procedures.

Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, Inc., SLU (Sorority)