It’s great that you’re interested in joining a fraternity or sorority at Stout. Our community was founded on the values of scholarship, leadership, friendship and service and our members strive to live out these values each and every day.
We encourage you to explore all of our chapters and know that no matter which one you choose, you are sure to find a place to call home.
National Panhellenic Conference Sororities
The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is the umbrella organization that represents 26 International and national women’s fraternities and sororities.
College Panhellenic Council, or Panhellenic, is UW-Stout’s coordinating body of the three NPC sororities on campus. The council promotes scholarship, philanthropy and provides activities and programs throughout the year to address current issues affecting college women.
Alpha Phi is a sisterhood of women supporting one another in lifelong achievement. Our values encourage intellectual growth and success by offering lifelong friendships and memories, alumni networking opportunities, and a variety of events for all throughout the year, which encourage bonding between members and help create a foundation of lasting opportunities. We strive to main strong philanthropic efforts with over 250,000 active members internationally. Explore our chapter to find out more about what could be your home away from home, your second family, and the beginning to endless opening doors.
Contact Alpha Phi | firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of Delta Zeta shall be to unite its members in the bonds of sincere and lasting friendship, to stimulate one another in the pursuit of knowledge, to promote the moral and social culture of its members, and to develop plans for guidance and unity in action. We inspire, promote and nurture; enduring friendships, personal development, leadership excellence, and innovative growth.
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The mission of Sigma Sigma Sigma is to establish among its members a perpetual bond of friendship, to develop in them strong womanly character, and to impress upon them high standards of conduct. We strive to provide exceptional experiences that will empower women to change the world. Sigma Sigma Sigma’s long standing core values are wisdom, power, faith, hope and love.
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North-American Interfraternity Conference Fraternities
The North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is the association representing 66 International and National Men’s Fraternities. NIC serves the needs of its member fraternities through support, resources and services to further the fraternity experience.
Founded on brotherhood and dedicated to the concept of mutual understanding and cooperation, Phi Sigma Phi shall stand in opposition to ignorance, bigotry, and provincialism. Justice, honor, and wisdom, the long held ultimate achievements in society, shall be our constant aspirations and hopes, both individually and corporately.
Contact Phi Sigma Phi | email@example.com
Sigma Alpha Epsilon strives to give young men the leadership, scholarship, service and social experiences they need to excel in the walls outside their campus and once they graduate. We firmly believe membership is for life. In addition, we strive to mold our members into gentlemen so they can set an example in today's society.
Independent Fraternities & Sororities
At UW-Stout we have a number of recognized fraternities and sororities that are not associated with an umbrella organization. These chapters are diverse and unique organizations, often with special interests that are founded on our core community values.
The purpose of Phi Theta Chi Sorority is to unite our members in the bonds of sincere and lasting friendship. Through the eternal birth of our sisterhood, we promise to preserve friendship, trust each other, be compassionate, give strength, excel in knowledge, and remain loyal to our sisters forever.
Contact Phi Theta Chi | firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of Kappa Lambda Beta is to promote fellowship among its members and the student body, to promote knowledge, leadership, and brotherhood among its members, to promote interest in UW-Stout’s activities through active school spirit, social achievement, and academic success and to be active in community service.
Contact Kappa Lambda Beta | email@example.com
Find the Right Chapter for You
Deciding which fraternity or sorority is right for you is really all about fit. Luckily, each chapter organizes a recruitment process so that you can explore your options and find the best fit.
Recruitment happens at the beginning of each semester for students interested in joining a Greek-letter organization. Recruitment is a process of mutual selection and it's a great chance to reflect upon your values and decide what's important to you. It also gives you the chance to interact with the chapters, get to know one another and ask questions.
Though each chapter does recruitment differently, we encourage you to get to know a variety of our chapters in order to choose the right chapter for you.
The recruitment process for Independent and North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) chapters varies by chapter. Many chapters recruit the first few weeks of each semester and hold a variety of events for those interested in joining. Reach out to these chapters for additional information on recruitment.
Recruitment is managed through the College Panhellenic Council at UW-Stout. There are two opportunities to go through recruitment: Primary Recruitment and Continuous Open Bidding.
Primary recruitment is conducted during the first three weeks of fall semester. UW-Stout utilizes a continuous recruitment model that is more informal and allows for potential new members to get a feel for the sorority experience without all the frills of a fully structured process. Interested women are encouraged to attend events hosted by each chapter to find the organization that is the best fit for them. At the end of the primary recruitment period the College Panhellenic distributes invitations for membership on behalf of each sorority.
It is important to recognize that formal recruitment is a mutual selection process. Participation in sorority recruitment does not guarantee an invitation to join a sorority, nor does it obligate a woman to join. However, approximately 90-100% of the women participating in recruitment each year join a sorority at the end of the primary recruitment period
Every potential new member will be assigned a Recruitment Counselor who will be available during the entire recruitment process to answer questions, provide support and give valuable insight. The Panhellenic Advisor is also available to help explain the recruitment process.
Continuous Open Bidding
Panhellenic also participates in an informal recruitment process, or Continuous Open Bidding (COB). However, there is no guarantee that all chapters will be eligible to participate in this process after the primary recruitment period in the fall. There is a higher likelihood that women can select to go through COB during the start of spring semester.
During COB, chapters host their events on a timeline unique to the chapter and often spread out the time of events to increase the number of women who can attend. Potential new members are welcome to attend events for various sororities, but there is no coordinated date for bid distribution. During COB, sororities will contact potential new members directly to extend an invitation for membership.
Learn more about Panhellenic recruitment by contacting the council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UW-Stout strongly discourages student participation in unrecognized organizations. An unrecognized fraternity or sorority is one which chooses to exist “off campus” and is not connected or affiliated with the university. As such, these organizations are not bound by the university’s policies and regulations, including policies relating to safety within student organization. We strongly encourage parents and students to ask thoughtful questions in order to make educated decisions surrounding fraternity and sorority membership.
Take a quick look to compare all of Stout's chapters below. If you'd like to learn more, please reach out to Jessica Kielcheski, Civic Engagement and Greek Life Coordinator at email@example.com or 715-232-5115.
|Sorority||Minimum GPA||New Member Dues *||Philanthropic Organizations|
|Alpha Phi||2.5||$670/semester||Women's Heart Health and the Alpha Phi Foundation|
|Delta Zeta||2.8||$430/semester||Starkey Hearing Foundation & Painted Turtle Camp|
|Phi Theta Chi||2.25||$55/semester||
Boys and Girls Club, Feed My Starving Children, Bridge to Hope
|Sigma Sigma Sigma||2.5||$280/semester||March of Dimes and Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation|
|Fraternity||GPA Minimum||New Member Dues*||Philanthropic Organizations|
||2.0||$50/semester||Be the Match, Mothers Against Drunk Driving|
|Phi Sigma Phi||2.5||$100/semester||Feed My Starving Children, National Blood Clot Alliance, Humane Society|
|Sigma Alpha Epsilon||2.0||$310/semester||Children's Miracle Network, Prostate Cancer Research|
*Dues noted above are approximate and may fluctuate based on a variety of factors. Benefits of dues also very from chapter to chapter. Please note that new member fees are often higher than active member dues to cover one-time costs such as badge fees, new member education materials, and initiation fees. For more information on active member dues and the benefits included please contact the chapter directly.