Q: What are the requirements of joining Phi Sigma Rho? A: You can join Phi Sigma Rho if you are a female student in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or approved major** (see How to Join) at the University of Houston. You must also have a GPA of 2.00.
Q: How do I join? A: Our chapter recruits twice a year at the beginning of Autumn and Spring quarter. You must attend at least two of our recruitment events to be considered for a bid, which is a formal invitation to join the sorority. If you receive a bid after the recruitment process, you will be inducted and become an associate member. Please email email@example.com for information about the next recruitment, or check www.uhphisigmarho.com for news about recruitment.
Q: How much time and money would I have to put into Phi Sigma Rho? A: Because we currently do not have a house, the active dues are much less expensive than the other sororities in the Greek system. We also value our members' commitment; however, we understand that they may need to take time out for personal or academic reasons.
Q: I heard that sorority girls constantly party without leaving any time for studying; is that true with Phi Sigma Rho? A: That is an unfortunate stereotype of Greek life and is untrue of Phi Sigma Rho. The sisters of Phi Sigma Rho are all pursuing an engineering major and know what it's like to take tough classes. We value academics and make sure that all our members do too. We are not strict about sisters taking time away from sorority activities to focus on school. There is an elected Scholarship Chair who encourages academic progress, and many of us have been on the Dean's List, as well as part of the Honors College.
Q: Will I be hazed? A: No! Hazing is against Federal Law and Phi Sigma Rho By-Laws. We want everyone to feel comfortable and being hazed is not a positive experience.
Q: Does Phi Sigma Rho have a house? A: We currently do not have a house and the possibility of having one in the future is based on interest among the sorority. Although living together may help some sisters grow closer, we believe that it does not define sisterhood.