Homecoming weekend was very exciting for our Fraternity and Sorority community. Many of our houses started off the weekend with barbecues and get-togethers with visiting alumni. In addition to hosting events, all the houses put together floats for the homecoming parade Saturday morning. The themes for the floats were varied but the Bobcat spirit was the same! After attending the parade, the next stop was the homecoming football game!
This year our Bobcat Homecoming Court had many Fraternity and Sorority members on it. All of the homecoming king candidates were members of fraternities and 3 out of the 4 homecoming queen candidates were members of sororities! Our 2015 Homecoming Court was:
- Cali Christiansen and Chris Eddlemon (Sigma Chi)
- Karly Terrell (Chi Omega) and Colt Coffee (Sigma Chi)
- Shannon Bangen (Chi Omega) and Cody Howell (Sigma Phi Epsilon)
- Laura Wilson (Alpha Omicron Pi) and John Miller (Pi Kappa Alpha)
We would like to congratulate Cali Christiansen and Chris Eddlemon for being selected as Homecoming Queen and Homecoming King this year!
The Fraternity and Sorority community enjoyed sharing our Bobcat spirit with our alumni and our community this weekend and we can’t wait to do so again!
Two of our Fraternities just won impressive awards at their national conventions this past month!
At SigEp Conclave, Montana Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon won their first Buchanan Chapter Award. Montana State’s chapter was one of 32 chapters recognized with SigEp’s highest chapter honor.
At Sigma Chi’s national convention earlier this month, Beta Rho chapter was awarded their second Peterson Significant Chapter Award. was one of 88 chapters recognized for achieving excellence in all operations, including academics, philanthropy, recruitment, and Ritual performance.
Congratulations to our Fraternity men on their great accomplishments!
The past few days have been very busy at Montana State! Catapalooza has been taking place on the Mall and our Fraternities and Sororities have been busy meeting the new students.
Did you miss us at Catapalooza and are interested in Fraternity or Sorority recruitment? Visit http://www.montana.edu/fslife to register!
Thinking about joining Sorority Life? Check out our Sorority info sessions!
- Friday, August 21st, 3:00pm-4:00pm in North Hedges
- Monday, August 24th, 5:00pm-6:00pm in SUB 233
- Tuesday, August 25th, 5:00pm-6:00pm in SUB 233
- Thursday, August 17th, 3:00pm-4:00pm in SUB Ballroom D
Ready to go through recruitment? It begins right after the last info session!
- Orientation: Thursday, August 27th, 4:00pm-5:00pm
- Location: SUB Ballroom D
- House Tours Night: Thursday, August 27th, 5:00pm-8:50pm
- Location: Chapter Houses (meet in SUB Ballroom D)
- Sisterhood/Philanthropy Night (Location TBD): Friday, August 28th, 5:00pm-7:50pm
- Location: Chapter Houses (meet in SUB Ballroom D)
- Preference Night: Saturday, August 29th, 1:00pm-4:00pm
- Location: Chapter Houses (meet in SUB 233/235)
- Bid Day: Sunday, August 30th, 12:30pm
- Location: Outside of SUB (meet in SUB 233/235)
We are looking forward to seeing everyone during recruitment next week!
We would like to congratulate our Montana State Panhellenic Council! This year they were selected as a recipient of the National Panhellenic Conference College Panhellenic Achievement Award!
This award recognizes the success of Montana State University Panhellenic in upholding the values and ideals of a Panhellenic through areas such as recruitment, Panhellenic structure, judicial procedures, academics and community impact and relations. Our campus’s Panhellenic Council was one of 43 campuses selected to receive this achievement award! To read about the other campuses who received awards, click here.
Congratulations to our sorority women and thank you for your wonderful leadership!
This summer, our alumni have been busy! Several members of Fraternity and Sorority Life have been making significant impacts on their communities and getting recognition for their talent and leadership.
Sydney Sherick, alumna of Alpha Omicron Pi, was awarded the Collegiate Women of Leadership award at her sorority’s National Conference in Los Angeles this year. The award is given to collegiate women who clearly demonstrate outstanding leadership. In her years as an active member of her sorority, Sydney clearly showed that she lived up to the standards of AOII’s impressive award!
Cheyenne Stirling, alumna of Alpha Gamma Delta, was MSU’s first recipient of a Jerry O’Neal National Park Service Student Fellowship which has been allowing her to research the bat populations in Glacier National Park. Her fieldwork has been focusing on where the bats currently roost and prefer to roost; this will help the park prepare for the arrival of white nose syndrome. For more information about Cheyenne’s award and research, click here.
Megan Rothstein, also an alumna of Alpha Gamma Delta, received a Fulbright Scholarship to continue her research on Parkinson’s disease at the University of Bonn’s Institute for Reconstructive Neurobiology in Germany. She was awarded MSU’s first Fulbright research fellowship to Germany in the school’s history! For more information about Megan’s scholarship and research, click here.
These are three examples of the incredible alumni coming from our Fraternity and Sorority community. We can’t wait to see where their careers take them!
The members of our Fraternity and Sorority have been very busy this summer! Between internships and international travel, these men and women have been making memories that will last a lifetime!
Recently, several of our sorority women have attended their national conferences! From the big smiles on their faces, you can tell that they are very excited about the ideas and plans they are going to bring back to Montana State this year!
Members of Alpha Gamma Delta traveled to Indianapolis for their International Conference. The women of Pi Beta Phi traveled to Chicago.
We would like to offer our congratulations to Alpha Omicron Pi! At their national conference this year they won awards for Excellence in Rituals, Excellence in Membership Recruitment, Excellence in Risk Management, Honorable Mention for Excellence in Campus Involvement, and Honorable Mention for Excellence in Community Involvement! Wow!
Several members of the community have been traveling and sharing their experiences with us. It looks members of Montana State’s Fraternity and Sorority community have been on just about every continent this summer! Below are some of their adventures!
Several sorority women, including the three Alpha Gamma Deltas above, traveled to Greece with the Honors College to explore the legacies of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Member of Alpha Omicron Pi throws what she knows while hiking around the mountains in Montana.
Member of Chi Omega enjoys the sun in Key West, Florida!
Member of Pi Beta Phi throws what she knows while traveling in Alaska.
President of Sigma Phi Epsilon (middle of group) travels with his National Fraternity to Greece to explore the ancient culture his fraternity was founded on.
Members of Kappa Sigma take their flag with them as they explore the mountains!
Member of Chi Omega taking a quick break during a backpacking trip across Europe!
Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon getting ready to go paragliding!
Several members of Pi Beta Phi traveled to Zambia, Africa for an internship!
Member of Pi Kappa Alpha traveled to Beijing, China for a summer language studies program.
Clearly, the members of our Fraternity and Sorority community are making the most of their summer! We can’t wait to hear about their travels and the memories they have made!
Freshmen orientation is here! If you are looking to learn more about fraternity and sorority life, see us at our “cookies and milk” session, information booth, or panel.
“Cookies and Milk” is on Monday night of orientation at 11:30pm. We provide the cookies and the milk, and chat with you to give you some general information and answer your questions.
We will have a booth at the Community Fair on Tuesday from 1:15-4:35. One sorority member and one fraternity member will be at the booth to talk and answer your questions.
Our panel will be going on at the same time as the Community Fair. Choose us as one of your sessions to hear from a panel of fraternity and sorority members about why they joined, and ask them questions!
Our Sorority Women and Fraternity Men dedicate much of their time and effort to give back to the community. Two great examples:
The men of Sigma Phi Epsilon worked with Habitat for Humanity in April and accomplished a great deal on the house they were working to build.
The men of Kappa Sigma helped the Cancer Support Community by giving a fence the staining it needed!
The men of Alpha Gamma Rho had no problem heading to Townsend, MT to help a friend at a ranch, or heading to Big Timber, MT to help rebuild a baseball field
The men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, as many of the Fraternities do, hosted a blood drive this spring. No pictures from that, since we don’t want to make anyone squeamish!
The Women of Pi Beta Phi lended a hand at the Montana Ballet Company’s “Carnival of the Animals”
The men of Kappa Sigma and the women of Alpha Omicron Pi teamed up to get students to “Take the Pledge” to raise awareness of sexual assault on our campus
We blog a lot about sisterhood events, so this post is to give you an idea of the fun of brotherhood!
Kappa Sigma has an annual “Snow Bowl” where their older members battle the younger members for glory and bragging rights. Winners this year? 35-7, the older members, of course.
Sigma Phi Epsilon held their annual brotherhood retreat, filled with fun and learning. Here’s a picture of just a few of the members doing their best job at modeling. The picture below that is one of a brotherhood bonfire earlier in the semester at Hyalite
The men of Pi Kappa Alpha are always willing to have a brotherhood if it involves a good BBQ