May 29, 2020
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Huntingdon Opens Registration for 2020 Greek Recruitment
Montgomery, Ala.—Registration for Huntingdon College’s 2020 Greek recruitment period will open June 1, according to Kathleen Penney, director of campus activities. Six of the College’s Greek organizations will participate in the traditional recruitment period.
Huntingdon offers eight national Greek organizations, four for men (Sigma Phi Epsilon; Sigma Nu, Lambda Chi Alpha, and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.), and four for women (Alpha Omicron Pi; Chi Omega; Phi Mu; and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.). Greek organizations operate under the general supervision of the Office of Student Affairs, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and chapter advisers. Membership is by invitation only. Recruitment for Phi Beta Sigma and Alpha Kappa Alpha follows a different process than the other six fraternities and sororities.
“Students will find that Greek life at Huntingdon College is not like what you see in the movies,” says Penney. “Our Greek organization members are leaders. They are scholars. They are some of the most involved students on campus. Joining a Greek organization will boost your confidence and build your support system. Every Greek chapter on Huntingdon College’s campus does an outstanding job of supporting their members and I would encourage any student to join this community.”
Joe Thomas, who serves as adviser to the Interfraternity Council, agrees. “Greek life has benefited me both personally and professionally,” says Thomas. “Being a part of a Greek community has helped me develop social skills and relationship building techniques, which led me to having a job right after college.
At Huntingdon, the overall grade point average of members of Greek organizations exceeds the all-campus average. Members of Greek organizations participate in all walks of campus life, and include student-athletes, scholars, Presidential Fellows, and members of band, choir, and a wide range of campus organizations. Participants who qualify may be eligible for membership in two Greek honor societies: Gamma Sigma Alpha, recognizing academic excellence; and Order of Omega, recognizing leadership and scholarship.
Those who register for recruitment consideration will be invited to attend informational meetings and to participate in other recruitment activities during the first week of classes for the fall term, which will begin August 10. For more information and a link to the appropriate Greek life registration form, see www.huntingdon.edu/greek-life.
Huntingdon College continues a legacy of faith, wisdom, and service through a residential liberal arts academic tradition grounded in the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United Methodist Church. For more information on Huntingdon College, see www.huntingdon.edu.