Welcome to the website of the Gamma Delta Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi! We are glad you have chosen to attend the University of South Alabama! All of us in Alpha Omicron Pi hope you are considering going through Formal Recruitment and seeing all that greek life has to offer. We hope you are interested and invite you to take a closer look at everything AOII has to offer you.
Alpha Omicron Pi has over a century of fun and friendship behind us. AOII is unique. We are a diverse group of young women that combine our personalities and interests to form a strong bond dedicated to friendship, academics, social interaction, leadership, and community service. But most of all, AOII is a fun, caring, and devoted group of sisters that will stand by you for life.
Alpha Omicron Pi's sisterhood is matchless and something we hold near to our hearts. We invite you to take a glimpse into the qualities that make our sisterhood one that is truly rewarding to be a part of. We hope you will consider going through Sorority Recruitment and would love to meet you this fall!
VP of Membership Recruitment
Choosing to “Go Greek” is one of the best decisions you will make during your time in college. No matter which of the five amazing sororities you choose, you will be sure to find great opportunities for leadership and involvement, and most importantly, lifelong friendships. The Greek System at USA does great things on campus and in the community, and the ladies of Alpha Omicron Pi look forward to another excellent new member class this Fall!!
If you are interested in joining Alpha Omicron Pi, we encourage you to participate in the University of South Alabama's Formal Recruitment from August 13th - August 17th. Formal recruitment takes place about a week before classes start for the Fall Semester. Each sorority at USA participates in formal recruitment. The week consists of structured events each night and gives potential members a chance to visit and meet members from each sorority. Recruitment is a mutual selection process. Please see below for more information on each night of formal recruitment. To register for USA's Formal Recruitment, click here.
Ice Water Teas
The purpose of this night is to introduce you to each of the five sororities on campus. You will visit each chapter house for twenty-five minutes and will meet several members of each chapter. Each sorority wants to get to know a little about you, and you should want to learn a little about them! You may feel a little overwhelmed, but don't be intimidated. This night is high energy and may include clapping, cheering, and loud music. Every sorority has something unique to offer, so be sure to approach each one with an open mind.
This night you will find that philanthropy and community service are important aspects of each sorority on campus. For this night, potential members will visit up to four sororities. At each house, you will work on a project for that particular sorority's philanthropy. You will learn about the sorority in a fun and interactive way as well as contribute to the community. This night will give you a chance to have more in-depth conversations about each sorority. You will also learn more about each sorority's philanthropy and the financial obligations of new members.
Sisterhood night gives each sorority a chance to have fun and show potential members what they are all about - Sisterhood!!! Potential members may visit up to three sorority houses. Each sorority's theme skit will offer you a glimpse into what it would be like to be a part of their organization. Use this night to get to know the members a little more, as it should help you determine which sorority may be the best fit for you.
Preference night is the most serious night of Recruitment. Potential members may visit up to two sororities. Each sorority will express to you what it is like to be a part of their sorority. Sisters may offer past experiences and reasons why they made the right decision to join their sorority. Take in all that you can at each Preference party; you may have a very tough decision to make at the end of the night. Choose wisely, as this decision will change your life forever. Potential members will sign Preference cards afterwards.
Bid Day is the final day of Formal Recruitment. On this day, each sorority will give out bids, or invitations, to potential members inviting them to join their sorority; however, this is a mutual selection process. Sorority bids are matched with potential members' Preference cards. Once bids are handed out, you will finally be able to join your new sisters! Each sorority will take pictures and then head back to their chapter house for a fun-filled night to welcome and get to know the new members.
For more information on each night of formal recruitment, please visit the Panhellenic Recruitment Week page of the USA Greek Life website.
If you are participating in USA's 2011 Formal Recruitment and would like to send a recommendation for membership to Alpha Omicron Pi, please send it to:
For more information about sorority recommendations, please visit the Sorority Recruitment page of the USA Greek Life website.
If you have any questions regarding Formal Recruitment, please contact Brigette Soderlind, Coordinator of Greek Life.
Must be registered as a full-time student at the University of South Alabama
Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 from high school and 2.5 from college (if applicable)
Must meet all University and Panhellenic requirements to be eligible to participate in Formal Recruitment
Must not be a member of another National Panhellenic Conference Fraternity
Friday, August 12th - Panhellenic Orientation
Saturday, August 13th - Ice Water Teas
Sunday, August 14th - Philanthropy
Monday, August 15th - Sisterhood
Tuesday, August 16th - Preference
Wednesday, August 17th - Bid Day
Nationally speaking, just over 50% of students in colleges and universities go on to graduate. However, U.S. Department of Education data reveal that members of fraternities and sororities graduate at a rate in excess of 70%.
Greek organizations help students meet the challenges of balancing academics with campus & community involvement, while gaining the most from their collegiate experience
Less than 2% of an average college student's expenses go toward fraternity dues (U.S. Office of Education)
About Life after college
A sorority is a place where young women learn to be leaders
A sorority can provide career and networking opportunities during college and in the real world
85% of the Fortune 500 executives are members of Greek organizations
76% of the U.S. Senators are Greek
Both women elected to the U.S. Supreme Court are members of a sorority
About Community Service
Greeks form the largest network of volunteers in the U.S. Nationally, Greeks volunteer approximately 10 million hours of community service annually.
Last year, Greek members at USA donated over 17,000 hours of community service and over $50,000 to various charitable organizations.
Mrs. Wendy Lipham
c/o Alpha Omicron Pi
5803 Regents Dr. S
Mobile, AL 36609
The deadline to send in recommendations is August 1, 2011