Greek life opens registration for orientation classes

October 20, 2016

N.C. Central University’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is requiring all students interested in membership intake for a Greek fraternity or sorority to take an orientation class to be considered to participate in the intake process for the 2017 spring semester for the second year in a row.

This new enhancement to the program is to ensure that all prospective and current members are well informed of the process, policies, and procedures. The new Membership Intake Orientation (MIO) has been implemented and is now available for registration.

Every spring, NCCU welcomes new members from various Greek organizations to the campus through the membership intake process.

Students must pre-register and pay $25 to attend the class. Pre-registration will take place at the Alfonso Elder Student Union, Suite 125 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. until Nov. 1.

“I have not yet taken the membership intake class, I feel like the $25 fee is a little high considering the fact that just because you take that class, that doesn’t guarantee that you will be a part of intake so for that reason I feel that the price should be dropped to a more reasonable price such as $10,” said senior N. Timmons.

The class informs students on the dangers and repercussions of hazing. There will be a few graduate and undergraduate members of the fraternities and sororities from NCCU to talk a little bit about Greek life.

“I thought that the MIO was extremely necessary for those who are interested in becoming a part of a sorority or fraternity,” said Khadeejah Sorey, an NCCU graduate.

“There was some vital information that all potential members needed to be informed upon. The cost of the class was inexpensive and was worth the three hours spent based on all of the information that was provided. It was very convenient and strategized well with the different dates.”

Timmons said he agrees that the MIO classes are necessary to be a part of Greek life.

“However, I do believe that the classes are very necessary. Since Greek life is something that you can’t typically talk about out in the open I think it’s great to have these sessions for people who may need to know a little more information or are just curious about Greek Life in general,” he said.

Each class will be held at the A. E. Student Union in Room 144:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 3:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 3  from 3:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 13 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 14 from 3:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 18 from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

“The class was $25 but with that you didn’t have to pay again for another year, so if you took it in the spring last year but they didn’t have a line, but they do in the fall then you wouldn’t have to retake it in the fall,” said Brandon Anderson, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity Inc.

One student said he thinks incorporating the MIO classes for membership intake is an important step for students to be well-informed.

“I think the meetings are a great way to inform non-Greek people about Greek life and the steps that need to be taken to be involved,” said junior A. Anderson.

For additional information, visit the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life located at the A. E. Student Union Office G-33. Contact Darrien Jerman at 919-530-6316 or via email [email protected].

Story written by Logan Thomas.

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