Our Current Panhellenic SororitiesGamma Phi Beta and Phi Sigma Sigma
What is a sorority?A sorority is a social organization of women that are brought together by a common goal: a strive for higher womanhood. Sorority sisters are brought together through the campus to which they attend, and find a bond that lasts a life time. This bond is created through traditions, volunteerism, and personal growth. Most members refer to their active years of sisterhood to be responsible for a considerable amount of positive change within themselves.
Not only does becoming a member of a national sorority provide you with many local sisters, but it also provides you with sisters throughout the country. A national sorority is one who has many chapters at campuses throughout the country as well as in Canada.
Some of the activities that sororities participate in include:
What is Panhellenic?The Panhellenic council at CSUB is an organization that is goverened by National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). NPC governs over sororities who are members of the organization. The Panhellenic sororities that are chartered at CSUB are Phi Sigma Sigma and Gamma Phi Beta, and the council assures that all guidelines are being followed and Formal Recruitment runs smoothly. For more information about NPC please visit their website by clicking here or by visiting www.npcwomen.org.
What are the benefits of joining a national sorority?Below is an information sheet about the benefits of greek life from unknown origin that contains very valuable information.
Who are greeks?Fraternity and sorority members are referred to as "Greeks" not because of any Grecian ancestry but rather because of our practice of using Greek letters to identify our particular organizations. Greeks are proud of their fraternities or sororities, and that \ pride tends to carry over into other aspects of their personal and professional lives.
Being Greek means more than just wearing "letters", attending meetings, and going to parties. Being in a sorority/fraternity is about making friendships that will last far beyond your college years, while enhancing your personal development. You will do this by committing to our ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Being Greek means being respected for your individuality, while being part of a brotherhood of individuals who share the same goals and values. Your sisters/brothers are there to support you, making your transition to college easy and enjoyable.
Greek individuals comprise only 2% of the population of the United States. However, this 2% comprises a very successful group of individuals:
This does not mean that if you join a fraternity or sorority, you will automatically be successful. It does mean that the skills and experiences gained while in a fraternity or sorority can help put you on a path toward success. You still have to get there through personal effort.
Greek AdvantagesDid you know that there are many advantages to membership in a Greek organization?
Recent information gathered by the Research Initiative of the North American Interfraternity Conference (men's Greek organizations) and the National Panhellenic Conference (women's Greek organizations) indicates that members of Greek organizations:
Employers cite the fact that they are more inclined to hire someone who has been a member of a Greek organization because of his/her leadership and teamwork skills.