Women's Social Clubs
Alpha Kai Omega
Sigma Theta Chi
Ko Jo Kai
Tri Kappa Gamma
Men's Social Clubs
Gamma Sigma Phi
Nu Kappa Psi
How can I learn about the social clubs at ACU?
- Consider “All Club Rush” in the Spring, Rushes, Teas (or Coffees), tailgates at home football games, acu.edu/socialclubs, or email email@example.com
Which requirements must students meet in order to register to pledge?
- Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be enrolled in 12 hours at the time they are inducted into a club.
What is the typical duration of the pledging process?
- The pledging process, from the initial bid invitation to the get-in ceremony, lasts three weeks.
What is the cost of pledging a social club and can I pay later?
- All clubs require a payment of membership dues. The average per semester to remain an active member of a social club ranges between $200 to $400. Depending on the social club, financial assistance and payment plans may be available.
If I plan to study abroad, how can I participate?
- If you plan to study abroad in the fall, you will have an opportunity to pledge in the spring semester.
How are updates to social clubs and the pledging process considered?
- The Office of Student Life holds periodic reviews of social clubs and the pledging process. Conversations are held often and include current students, club advisors, alumni, faculty, and staff.
What is ISCC and how does it impact the functions of social clubs?
- Our goal with the newly re-chartered ISCC is intended to be the governing body for all social clubs. Each club will elect two representatives the first week of the fall semester, and the Office of Student Life will interview them both and select 1 to serve an academic year.
As a student, how can I be supported academically if I decide to join a social club?
- Clubs must plan or allow for 2 hours “off limits” time every day for pledges with the intent for pledges to study during that time. The suggested off-limit hours are 5-7 p.m.
- Pledging cannot in any way infringe on a student’s class schedule, including night classes and labs.
- All activities must be concluded in time for pledges to return to their residence or residence hall to meet curfew requirements.
History of Social Clubs
Since 1919, ACU has been home to 29 local fraternities and sororities called Social Clubs. They evolved from two campus societies established in 1907 for social connection: Argos and Argens. Those two groups became the Hardings and the Zellners in 1913. Currently 14 clubs are active on campus; seven mens’ clubs and seven womens’ clubs. More than 700 students participate in ACU club life.
Social Clubs have a rich history on campus. They provide a unique opportunity for students to connect and get involved in activities such as intramurals, Sing Song, service projects, retreats, formal social events, devotionals and more. They give students opportunities to develop long-lasting friendships.
Students involved in club are encouraged to value academic excellence. The cumulative GPA of the composite active club member is 3.31, while the average cumulative GPA among all students is 3.18.
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