For Sorority Women at The University of Tennessee at Martin
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Each chapter has specific set standards for the behavior of its members. These standards include abiding by all national, state, and local laws, as well as UTM and chapter policies. Standards also include fulfilling financial obligations on time. CPC also has a set of standards expected of all members in any organization and can be found reflected in the creed - specifically the first part that states "We as Undergraduate members of women's fraternities, stand for good scholarship, for the guarding of good health, for maintenance of fine standards, and for serving, to the best of our ability, our campus community."
New members in their first semester have several required meetings per week. Each organization has new member specific meetings where they deep dive into the history, values, structure, and ritual of their organization. This meeting is usually 1 to 2 hours a week. Some chapters also require their new members to attend the regular weekly chapter meeting as well. Your first semester, expect to attend 2-3 hours of meetings at minimum. Once you become initiated, you will be required to attend chapter meetings and any committees you may serve on. We also highly recommend you attend CPC meetings as well!
All sororities at the University of Tennessee at Martin have high academic standards and expect members to achieve their academic potential. Historically the CPC as a whole as maintained a semester GPA over a 3.0. Chapters offer mentorship, peer tutoring, and study hours. Studying completed in a proctored environment may be required based on academic achievement, and the average number of study hours among the Panhellenic chapters is 4 per week. Typically, most students find that they will need two hours outside of the classroom for every one hour spent in the classroom each week to prepare for and do well in their academic coursework.
Members are required to participate in philanthropy events, community service, recruitment, homecoming, and other campus events. They are encouraged to participate in sisterhood and social events. These events may not occur every week, but members are expected to attend. The average number of philanthropy and community service events held by Panhellenic chapters is 2 per month. Members are also expected to be back on campus at least 1 week prior to the start of primary recruitment each fall.