Greek life has traditionally been a cornerstone of the college journey, providing a sense of community, the chance to forge new friendships, and the opportunity to acquire essential life skills. However, this experience was often out of reach for students in online colleges or global university campuses. The introduction of Sigma Chi Psi Sorority and Gamma Sigma Gamma Fraternity, tailored for online students, marked a significant change. Following their lead, various organizations recognized the potential and have expanded their membership criteria or established affiliate groups and chapters to include students from online educational backgrounds. At our core, we remain committed to being the pioneering organization that specifically offers membership to online college students.
For those online students eager to explore Greek life, here's what you need to know about our joining process:
Our process is straightforward: apply, receive an invitation for intake, and complete intake to become a member. The intake phase is designed to lay a strong foundation in learning, personal development, and fostering connections with fellow members. After completing intake, you'll join your chapter, attend meetings, and engage in various activities. You'll also be encouraged to maintain connections with members at local, regional, and national levels.
Our chapters are organized based on the school attended, and we currently have student-approved chapters. We're working towards establishing school-approved chapters, aiming to be the first nationally recognized, independent multicultural sorority and fraternity for online students.
After successfully completing the intake process and transitioning to full membership, you must fulfill certain annual obligations to maintain active status. These requirements will be clearly outlined for those invited to the intake process. For those seeking a less demanding role, the option to become an affiliate will be presented during your intake invitation. This affiliate status is perfect for individuals with time constraints, allowing them to network and participate in our events at local, regional, and national levels.
Eligibility to Request an Application:
First-term or Newly Enrolled Students (must provide an enrollment verification letter)
Alumnae (an official transcript showing the conferral date is required)
Faculty from Online Universities
Faculty from Community and Technical Colleges
Students currently enrolled in Technical Colleges
Students currently enrolled in Community Colleges
Individuals who have received certificates
Our application process, open throughout the year, consists of two parts, and each application remains valid for one year.
A fee is required to receive an application.
Once the fee is paid, you'll receive the first part of the application via email.
Part one application will include information on where to send the transcript. You'll need to submit your transcript (official or unofficial) with a minimum GPA of 2.8. New students without a GPA must submit an enrollment letter. Instructions are in the first part of the application, this includes instructions for certificate holders. Credentials must come from a faculty member or a third-party service like Parchment or Student Clearing House. Submissions from personal email accounts or personal school emails are not accepted.
After submitting the "part one application", you'll receive "part two application".
The second part of the application consists of written questions and a video interview.
After submitting part two, you'll receive an email with an approximate timeframe for a decision.
If your application is denied, you'll be informed of the reason via email.
If your application is approved, you'll receive an invite to complete intake.
To receive an invitation to intake, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Ability to Follow Instructions: Given our virtual mode of operation, it is crucial that applicants are adept at following instructions accurately.
Social Media Engagement: Applicants are expected to follow our Instagram and Facebook pages. Links to our social media can be found at the bottom of this page.
Social Media Information: As part of the application, you will be asked to provide your social media details. Our organization values inclusivity and does not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, sexuality, etc. We review your social media to ensure alignment with our values. If your account is private and we may send a follow request, you must approve it within 5 days. If you do not have social media, alternative instructions will be provided in the application email.
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must fit into one of the categories listed in the "Who Can Apply" section.
Complete and Accurate Application: All required information on the application must be provided, or an explanation should be given for any missing details.
Transcript Submission: Transcripts are mandatory. Instructions for sending your transcript will be provided in the application. A minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale is required. We accept both unofficial and official transcripts sent directly from your school or a third-party service like Parchment or Student Clearing House. Transcripts sent from an applicant's personal or school email are not accepted.
Enrollment Verification for New Students: Newly enrolled students are required to submit an enrollment verification letter.
Completion of Application Process: Both parts of the application, along with all required credentials, must be completed and submitted within one year.
Intake Invitations and Intake Process
While intake invitations are typically valid for the year they are issued, there are occasions where we may extend an invitation to complete intake the following year, subject to certain changes. Should there be an extension of your intake invitation, you will be informed via email. Participating in intake requires a non-refundable org and admin fee. The specific amount is not publicly disclosed as it varies based on the operational requirements of the organization, but there is a consistent effort to maintain affordability. Note that an intake invitation and paying the non-refundable org and admin fee don't guarantee membership; you must successfully complete the intake process.
Our intake period, which spans two to six months and is conducted mainly online, differs significantly from conventional sorority or fraternity pledging. This phase emphasizes the cultivation of essential life skills, bonding, and learning about Greek letter organizations.
Here is an overview:
Discover what our organization has to offer.
Acquire skills that will be beneficial both during your involvement with our organization and in your broader life.
Engage in various tasks and activities primarily virtually.
Learn to build robust relationships with other participants during the intake period.
While it's not mandatory, we highly encourage an in-person gathering after you successfully finish the intake process. Information regarding the meeting place will be communicated only to those invited to participate in the intake process.
The specific dates for intake are shared exclusively with those who are invited. This period serves as a mutual evaluation time, where both you assess our organization's fit for your needs, and we evaluate your suitability for us. Should you determine that our organization isn't the right match for you, or if we deem that you're not a suitable fit, the process can be ended, but please note that refunds are not issued in such cases. Disaffiliation is enforced solely in instances of violations of our bylaws, policies, or procedures.
Why Join Sigma Chi Psi?
We recognize the growing prevalence of online, technical, and community colleges, and believe everyone deserves the chance to build meaningful connections, regardless of their educational path. Our organization promotes diversity, inclusivity, and personal growth, bridging the social gap for non-traditional students.
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In everything we do, SCP & GSG are guided by core values. Our values are sisterhood and brotherhood, skill building, diversity and inclusion, and service. These values drive our actions and guide our members as they pursue personal and professional development both during and after their time in college.
Sisterhood & Brotherhood: We are a sisterhood and brotherhood bonded by our shared values and commitment to supporting one another through our collegiate journey and beyond. Our members are an extension of our family, and we are committed to providing them with a supportive network of individuals who will empower and inspire them to reach their full potential.
Skill Building: Personal and professional growth workshops
Diversity & Inclusion: We believe diversity is essential to academic excellence and personal growth. We strive to create an inclusive environment where all individuals feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Service: We are committed to serving and giving back to our local and global communities through various initiatives and charitable events focused on cultivating social responsibility and building a connected membership.