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Why Theta Delta Sigma?

With so many options for involvement, making the decision to join can be a challenge.

On the surface, there are many choices for lifelong membership and selecting which organization is right for you is a decision that shouldn’t be made lightly. So why should you consider Theta Delta Sigma as the only way?

Our members are diverse, dynamic individuals who make our organization unique. Overall, our members are:
  • culturally aware;
  • real and genuine;
  • intelligent and involved;
  • supportive of one another;
  • interested in the goals of Theta Delta Sigma.

Benefits of Membership

In today’s society, we’ve all heard the unflattering stereotypes out there that surround Greek Life and have seen the negative portrayals of fraternity and sorority members in pop culture. With all of that working against us, it can often be tough to see what makes being Greek great.

The truth is that fraternities and sororities have made a positive impact for decades. Theta Delta Sigma is no different. Whether through community service, educational programs, philanthropic pursuits, leadership development, or just making lifelong friendships thru Siblinghood, we offer plenty of benefits to our members.

Become part of our network
Not only do you get to benefit from Theta Delta Sigma’s growing Siblinghood, but you'll also have the opportunity to be part of a network of hundreds of thousands of fraternity and sorority members from all sorts of organizations and professional realms.

Be among leaders
·         Two-thirds of the members of Congress and 80 percent of Supreme Court justices are members of fraternities or sororities.
·         Half of all S&P 500 officers and directors are Greek.
·         More than 85 percent of student leaders on some 730 campuses are involved in the Greek community.

Be successful in your pursuits
A U.S. Government study shows that more than 70 percent of all those who join a Greek organization graduate, while less than 50 percent of all non-Greek students graduate.

Be committed to your community through service
·         Greek undergraduates raise about $7 million annually for charities.
·         Members of fraternities and sororities volunteer countless hours performing service.

I'm a Legacy

Are you a relative of a Theta Delta Sigma sibling?
If so, then you may be considered a legacy. A legacy is a potential member whose relative is also a member of Theta Delta Sigma. While many organizations may only consider children and siblings of members to be legacies, Theta Delta Sigma currently considers any relative of a Theta Delta Sigma member to be a legacy. We value those connections. We value the loyalty and devotion of our members. So we’re especially interested in meeting individuals who are legacies. All that said, you may wonder why a legacy is so important to us. Legacies are given special consideration during the recruitment and intake process. This does not mean that being a legacy guarantees membership. However, it does guarantee that you will be invited to participate in an interview if you meet the minimum eligibility criteria for membership in Theta Delta Sigma.
Legacy Policy
  1. A Theta Delta Sigma legacy is any individual that is  related as a child, sibling, cousin, parent, aunt, or uncle to a member in good standing. Inlaw and step relationship are considered as well.
  2. A legacy must be qualified for membership by their own merit (scholastic achievement, public service, leadership activities and involvement). It does not guarantee membership, but it does mean that the chapter must give special consideration and a courtesy interview to the legacy.
  3. A member must submit a Legacy Introduction Form by the chapter's intake application deadline in order for a potential member to be given consideration as a legacy. Forms submitted after the deadline will be considered at the chapter's discretion. Chapters must extend a courtesy interview to all legacies in which a form has been submitted. If after an interview it has been decided that the legacy shall not be extended an invitation to membership, the chapter must immediately notify the National Vice President of Membership before communicating that decision to the legacy or their Theta Delta Sigma relative. Upon the direction of the National Vice President of Membership, the chapter must communicate the reason(s) for its decision directly to the Theta Delta Sigma relative who submitted the Legacy Introduction Form.
To make sure your prospective chapter knows you’re a legacy, be sure to have your Theta Delta Sigma relative complete the referral form on your behalf.

Membership Eligibility Criteria

  • Collegiate membership is reserved for individuals who are currently pursuing an undergraduate level degree. Any individual of good character shall be eligible for Collegiate membership if they meet the following criteria:

    Minimum Eligibility
    • Enrolled at a degree granting institution of higher education
    • Current good academic standing with the institution
    • Interest in the ideals of the Society and positively contributing to the Siblinghood
    • Ability to work harmoniously in teams and exercise ethical leadership
    • Demonstrated commitment to philanthropic and public service
    • Is not a member of any national fraternal organization, excluding honorary and professional fraternities, or any organization with a purpose that conflicts with the ideals of Theta Delta Sigma
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5+ (on 4.0 scale)
    • Involved in various campus and/or community organizations
    If there is a chapter established on your campus, please contact the chapter to be informed about upcoming recruitment opportunities. If you would like to start a chapter, please contact us to receive more information about the expansion process.
  • Graduate membership is reserved for college alumni and professionals. Any individual of good character shall be eligible for Graduate membership if they meet the following criteria:

    Minimum Eligibility
    • Resides within the geographic jurisdiction of a chapter
    • Has officially complete the requirements for and earned a degree from a degree granting institution of higher education
    • Interest in the ideals of the Society and positively contributing to the Siblinghood
    • Ability to work harmoniously in teams and exercise ethical leadership
    • Demonstrated committment to philanthropic and public service
    • Is not a member of any national fraternal organization, excluding honorary and professional fraternities, or any organization with a purpose that conflicts with the ideals of Theta Delta Sigma
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Has a professional standing and has proven themselves outstanding in their specific field of endeavor
    If you would like to be considered for membership, please contact us to discuss the possibility of joining/starting a Graduate chapter.

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