The Greek system consists of the big/little brother/sister relationships. In the past, we haven't implemented this much because there were uncertainties as to how it would run. However, we have finally figured it out. The way that we are hoping that it will work is that every person that is currently in the greek system will take a little brother or sister in the fall. For example, Alicia Williams is currently a member of AKA. Come Fall, she will take a little sister from the girls who pledge AKA that term. This will be an organized selection process, so you will have the opportunity to choose who your little brother/sister will be. This will all be explained in greater detail when RUSH approaches. The ONLY exceptions to this will be the seniors. They are the only ones who have the options to decline taking a little because it would be unfair, given the limited amount of time that they have left at AU. So, for example, Beyonce will be a senior in the fall. She may decline taking a little sister this fall because of her senior status. By the time initiation rolls around in late Sept/October, the Greek Information post will be edited to include a list of bigs and littles.
In addition to the big/little system, there will be socials and other events to revitalize AU's Greek life. Now, because of these changes, we are going to be giving everyone currently at AU the opportunity to get in on Greek life now before the changes begin. Meaning that if you play a student at AU who is not yet in the Greek system, but you have decided that you now want them to be, you can sign them up now and we will change it so that they will already be a brother/sister so that come fall, they can take on little's of their own. An example of this would be if say Kevin Austen wants to be a PIKE. He can comment here, saying that he's a PIKE brother, pledged in the spring, whatever. He will be added to the list of brothers and will therefore be included in this summer/fall's activities.
Lastly, I am going to re-post the executive board positions for the sororities and fraternities here. If you are a Greek, feel free to comment with the position that you will be holding within your organization come fall. This means that you are not currently holding that position, but that you have been voted in by fellow members of your sorority/fraternity to hold that position once this semester ends. Example, Brian Spears is the current Membership Chairman of Kappa Sigma. However, next semester, he wants to be Recruitment Chair. He comments here with "Kappa Sig recruitment chair" and that will be his new position. Now, as far as the president position, you must hold JUNIOR STANDING AT THE VERY LEAST for this position. It should also be noted that you MUST live in the house to hold this title. So a sophomore who has an apartment off-campus cannot be the president of his fraternity. It doesn't make sense. And just to clarify, whatever position you comment with will be effective as of May 7th, the day after the Spring '08 semester ends. I say this because in theory, Greek organizations spend time over the summer preparing for RUSH in August. So the recruitment chair whose job it is to oversee all aspects of recruitment, would begin their terms as of May, straight through the spring of '09. Makes sense, right? This goes for all positions. They will be from Spring '08-spring '09.
Now, we currently have two presidents, Beyonce (AKA) and Sophia (Pi Phi). Both of these ladies are almost seniors and they presided over their organizations for the '07-'08 academic year. Because we are restructuring the system, we are going to give them the opportunity to keep their positions as president. This goes to all current Greeks as well. If you wish to maintain the same position that you already have for next year, feel free to comment here saying so. We are doing this to give you all a chance to actually do something.
So, that said, if you are a Greek or you have decided after reading this that you want to be, comment here with the following:
Name of organization which you are a member of: (Pike, AKA, etc)
Position for '08-'09 term: (Secretary, treasurer, etc)
In house or not: (will you be living in the house or not. Please keep in mind that most positions will require you to live in the house)
Feel free to send me a PM if you have any questions.
( list of executive council positions )
( List of Greek Organizations and current members )