Recruitment Process Fees
There is a $70 registration fee to participate in recruitment. The fee will go towards the cost of recruitment, food, event materials, and your recruitment t-shirt. You may pay online with a credit card when you register or by returning to your My Campus Director account. The online registration fee has an additional $5 nonrefundable processing fee. You may also pay with cash or check by bringing it to the Office of Student Life, Student Center Suite 207 or mailing it to UCA Panhellenic Council; 201 Donaghey Avenue; Student Center Suite 207; Conway, AR 72035. If your check is returned, you will be charged a $25 dollar fee in addition to the $70 registration fee. Payment must be received when registration closes on August 19; failure to pay by this date will result in an $20 late fee. If you are not paid by the first day of recruitment, August 25, you will not be allowed to participate in the recruitment process.
If you have paid and end up not meeting the minimum GPA requirement, you will receive a full refund IF you are registered by August 8, 2016. If you register after August 8 and end up not meeting the GPA requirement you will only receive a partial refund. If you decide to not go through recruitment, you will receive a full refund if you notify us by or before August 8, 2016. Refunds will not be given after August 8, if you do not show up to recruitment, and/or do not notify Panhellenic that you do not wish to participate. Additionally, no refunds will be given once you start the recruitment process.
Joining a sorority does carry a financial commitment. Each chapter is self-supporting through dues paid by their members. When you join a Greek letter organization, you are also agreeing to pay dues and fees while in school to maintain membership. Each sorority has different dues for membership that cover such things as local and national dues, Panhellenic Council dues, social fee, chapter suite rent, and other miscellaneous costs.
Your first semester always tends to be the most expensive; one-time costs are assessed during the first semester such as an Initiation Fee, new member materials, cost of the sorority badge, required shirts, etc. UCA sororities range from $500-650 for the first semester. After you are initiated, semester costs range from $250-$400. There can also be optional costs added such as a themed mixer shirt or costs associated with attending the sorority’s formal.
During your second semester (semester after you are initiated), you will be charged a Greek Village parlor fee by the university. All sororities and fraternities with a house or suite in the Greek Village are charged this fee. The fee is $225/semester and will be charged directly to you on your university bill each semester for the fall and spring terms as long as you still a member of the sorority and attending UCA.
Most chapters offer monthly payment plans or have other accommodations for special needs; it is important to discuss the financial obligation with your parent(s) before you decide to join.