FYE Events Attendance & Participation

Greek students can significantly enhance their contact with new students by participating in FYE Orientation events and activities. FYE Registration Day & Orientation are crucial times for current Greek students to reach new students and spark interest in Greek life.

During these key times, Greek students should be visible in the Drury community and open to meeting first-year students who show interest in Greek Life.

FYE Event Helper Information

FYE Event helpers should follow these standard practices:

  • Uphold all Rules You have been chosen as a representative of your chapter and Drury Greek Life. Please be considerate and professional for the entire day.
  • Take the Initiative: It is your responsibility to make the effort to get to know the new students. Go out of your way to meet them, talk to them and get to know them. Find things to talk about to work through uncomfortable silences. Remember, you could be speaking with a future new member of your chapter.
  • Remember Names: Taking the time to remember the names of new students forms an important connection. They’ll remember your efforts and may consider joining your chapter.
  • Be Yourself: The new students are often nervous- think back to your experience! If you are naturally yourself, it will put them at ease and help them to get the most out of their experience.
  • Support all Chapters: In the end, each new student will choose the chapter that is best for them. You are here to help them see that they would be a good addition to Drury Greek Life, and although you are allowed to speak about your chapter and your experiences, remember, you have been invited to this event by IFC/Panhellenic officers because we need you to promote Greek Life.
  • Take this Seriously If you see something that needs to be done, do it. If you are asked to do something, do it. If you do something, do it right the first time.

Freshman First Day

Freshman First Day Greek Life Office Assistance

The Greek Life Office is committed to assisting chapters in recruiting and retaining new members. Listed below are a few of the benefits provided for Greek chapters during Drury FFD:

  • Handouts & Prizes: The Greek Life Office provides handouts and prizes to new students that are interested in Greek Life.
  • Publicity: The Greek Life Office coordinates and distributes multiple publicity announcements to new students regarding involvement in Greek Life during Registration Day activities.
  • Information & Communication: The Greek Life Office provides regular communication and information to all new students regarding Greek Life.

Freshman First Day Student Affairs Presentation for Families

Each year during Registration Day, the Director of Greek Life participates in the Student Affairs Presentation for Families. During the presentation, families are directed to review information in theGreek Life Information Pack, including:

  • General Greek Life BrochureParents are provided with special Greek Life marketing designed to help them support their new student at Drury in their decision to participate in Greek Life Recruitment. Parent marketing includes current basic recruitment and Greek Life information, common questions & answers, and contacts.
  • Information Table AnnouncementGreek Life has an information table available at the information fair during registration day. Basic Greek Life marketing and information is available at this table. New students are all encouraged to visit this table for more information about Greek Life recruitment.
  • House & Suite Tours Announcement Greek Life promotes the available House & Suite tours available during Registration Day. Each student is encouraged to visit all houses/suites to meet members and learn more about the chapter.
  • Contact CardsContact cards are provided to each family and new students are encouraged to participate in Greek related activities during the day. The contact cards are placed in chapter and council visit areas, at the Greek Life information table.
  • Contest & Prize CardsContest and prize cards are used to encourage new students to visit each of the fraternity houses or sorority suites. Each student that submits their contest card to a chapter or IFC/Panhellenic is eligible to be registered for one of the prizes listed on the card. Each year 10-15 prizes are given away.
  • Special Gifts If a new student visits all houses/suites, they are eligible to receive a special gift at the Greek Life information or the IFC/Panhellenic station in the Quad or Sorority Building. A limited amount of these special gifts are available and distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Freshman First Day Presentation Supply List

The Greek Life Staff distributes the Registration Day Presentation supplies to parents and families of new students. Supplies are:

  • Student Affairs Presentation Word Tract
  • Get Involved Information packs
    • General Greek Life Brochure
    • Greek Life Contact/Sweet Prize Card
    • SO PRO: Parent Brochure
    • SO Interest/Sweet Prize Card
    • Candy, Post-its/Pens

Freshman First Day House & Suite Tours

Chapters are open for Fraternity House & Sorority Suite tours during Registration Day events. These are listed as optional events on the new student registration day schedule. Each chapter should plan to be available during the entire time listed for tours of their facility.
During the tour, chapter members are encouraged to speak with new students about the unique qualities of their chapter, answer parent questions and provide information about participating in Greek Life recruitment.
During a house/suite tour, it’s recommended to mention:

  • Philanthropy causes supported by the chapter and activities that members participate in to increase involvement
  • Regular events and activities hosted by the chapter
  • Basic Academic, Financial and Time Requirements

Freshman First Day House & Suite Tours Supply List

Greek student representatives in the Houses & Suites provide marketing and information to interested students. Supplies are:

  • Helpers3-4 members per chapter in House/Suite
  • Helpers1-2 members per chapter at council station
  • Helpers1-2 members per chapter as travel guides
  • Special Contest & Give-away signs
  • Sweet Prizes student sign in sheet
  • Greek Life Chapter Brochures
  • Greek Life Program Brochures
  • Go Greek stickers (5-10 per chapter)

Freshman First Day Information Table

Greek Life is represented at the Information Fair during Registration Day. This is listed as an optional event on the new student registration day schedule. Chapter members should plan to be available during the entire time of the information fair.

At the information fair, chapter members are encouraged to speak with new students about the benefits of joining Greek Life, answer parent questions and provide information about participating in Greek Life recruitment.

Freshman First Day Information Table Supply List

Greek student representatives at the Information table provide marketing and information to interested students. Supplies are:

  • Helper1 member per chapter
  • Special Contest & Give-away signs
  • Bowl of Candy, Candy
  • Go Greek Stickers (1 roll)
  • Greek Life giveaways
  • Greek Life Display Board (Blue Bag)
    • Greek Life Recruiting Backboard
    • Greek Life Program Brochures
    • Greek Life Chapter Brochures
    • Tablecloth

FYE Orientation

FYE Orientation Move-In Day

Greek students are traditionally provided with the opportunity to meet and assist new students on move-in day by acting as move-in helpers.
On the morning of first-year move-in day, Greek students assemble for a short meeting with the Greek Advisor and the Director of the First Year Experience. After the meeting, students will disperse and assist the arriving first-year students with unloading their cars and moving items into their residence hall room.

While moving students in, sorority or fraternity members are encouraged mention their Greek involvement with enthusiasm and suggest formal recruitment participation to each first-year student. Greek students are to promote Greek Life as a whole and not focus on individual chapters.

FYE Orientation Move-In Day Supply List

Greek students participating in FYE Orientation move-in day provide marketing and information to interested students while assisting them to move-in. Supplies are:

  • Helpers6-8 members per chapter per residence hall
  • Chapter Helper Sign-in Sheet
  • Go Greek stickers (1 roll)

FYE Orientation Greek Life-Sponsored Event

The Greek Life Office, Panhellenic Council and IFC regularly co-sponsor an event during FYE orientation for first-year students. These events range from Movie Nights, Game Days and social exchanges. All Greek students are invited to the Greek-sponsored orientation events.

FYE Orientation Greek Life-Sponsored Supply List

Greek student attending the Greek Life-sponsored FYE Orientation event provide marketing and information to interested students while assisting them to move-in. Supplies are:

  • Chapter Helper Sign-in Sheet
  • Go Greek stickers (1 roll)
  • Greek Life Plugger Cards

FYE Orientation Greek Student Attendance

Sorority members are encouraged to attend all orientation events as designated by Panhellenic council. Panhellenic Council and the Panhellenic Advisor review the current Orientation schedule and decide which events are realistic and beneficial for Greek students to attend and provide participation numbers to each chapter to ensure equality in attendance and representation.

When participating in FYE Orientation events, sorority or fraternity members are encouraged mention their Greek involvement with enthusiasm and suggest formal recruitment participation to each first-year student. Greek students are to promote Greek Life as a whole and not focus on individual chapters.

FYE Orientation Event Supply List

Greek student attending FYE Orientation events provide marketing and information to interested students. Supplies are:

  • Go Greek stickers (1 per chapter member)
  • Greek Life Plugger Cards