Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements to join?
All undergraduates must be registered full time students and graduate students must be registered at least half-time at the corresponding chapter that they intend on joining. All members of Sigma Omega Nu must have a minimum term grade point average of 2.3 and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher AND must be in good academic standing with the University of the Corresponding Chapter.
What is Rush?
Rush is a time when interested individuals can get to know more about Sigma Omega Nu as a whole but also meet sisters from the chapter. Rush is free of charge and non-binding, so you have the ability to see what we are about. Rush events vary per year but typically include informationals, socials with other organizations, workshops, and cultura dinners.
1. Academic Support
3. Forming Lifelong Sisterhood Bonds
4. Community Service Opportunities
5. Professional Development
6. Cultura Awareness
Cost of Joining?
Like any opportunity for involvement in college, there is a financial commitment associated with joining a sorority. Pledgeship dues average between $120-$150 and are strictly for use by the potential new member. Dues once you become a sister, average between $150-$400 per year and go towards chapter operating expenses (fundraisers, socials, workshops, etc.). Payment plans are offered for those interested.
What is the time commitment?
The time commitment varies by what level of involvement you choose to have. Sisters can expect to attend a chapter meeting each week as well as committee meetings or executive board meetings if taking on a leadership role. The Chapter will host and/or participate in several events during the school year.
What is the travel commitment?
Sigma Omega Nu requires chapters to attend our National Battle of the Chapters and National Conference. These events are hosted/located by SON Chapters themselves. Travel is very minimal unless you are a National Board Representative, in which more travel is needed.
Do we have a National Philanthropy?
We do not have a National Philanthropy, we encourage our chapters to pair up with an agency/organization in their community that will help best give back to their area. Chapter Philanthropies vary from local or national issues.
What happens after I graduate?
Membership is a lifelong commitment. Once you are an initiated sister, you remain a sister for life. We have an extensive alumni network that continues to grow each year. Being a sister means having an immediate connection with hundreds of other sisters. As our alumni network grows, sisters are constantly sharing job/internship/scholarship opportunities within their respective fields of work.