Recruitment - Phi Delta Epsilon - Binghamton University
Recruitment Fall 2017
Thank you for your interest in Phi Delta Epsilon! Unfortunately, the rush period has ended for Fall 2017. Be sure to check us out next semester!
Requirements for Membership:
Must be enrolled as a full-time student at Binghamton University with the intent of continuing to medical school (MD/DO).
Candidates are to have a minimum GPA of 3.2.
Attend at least 1 GIM and the mandatory Speed Dating event before Invite-Only.
Submit the application in time.
Embody the values within our fraternity:
Integrity: Embody our Motto: Facta-Non-Verba.
Passionate: Be Committed to a Medical Career as an MD/DO.
Talented: Bring something unique and diverse to the Fraternity.
Dedicated: Be committed to being involved fully in all aspects of the Fraternity.
Leader: Show leadership potential and the willingness to serve.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do the application and interview process work?
The application process consists of four recruitment events (shown above). Potential new members will be required to attend speed dating and at least 1 GIM. Also an application must be submitted. The application consists of standard statistical information (name, major, GPA etc.), as well as four questions that should each be answered in 100 words or less. After the PhiDE social events, a select amount of applicants will be invited to interview. Interviews will be conducted in a professional manner and last for ten minutes. After the interview process, the membership will elect the new members based on information reported by the members who interviewed each applicant. Feedback from each event as well as the paper application will be closely reviewed and used when making the final decision.
Is there a minimum GPA requirement applicants must meet?
Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.2 to be considered. This requirement is not meant to discourage applicants. We believe in helping all pre-medical students at Binghamton attain their goal of medical school admission. Because of this, we strongly encourage students with GPAs that do not meet this requirement to take the time they would have spent as an active PhiDE member, use it to raise their GPA, and apply again next semester.
Note: As long as an applicant’s GPA is above 3.2, it does NOT factor into our decision as to whether or not to accept him/her as a new member. This requirement is in effect for the sole purpose of making sure our members can balance Phi Delta Epsilon participation with their academics.
If accepted, is it possible to join another social fraternity or sorority?
Of course! We have had (and will continue to have) members who are involved in a social fraternity or sorority.
What is expected of new members during the semester?
Our fraternity depends on members who are dedicated to the organization. New members are expected to attend all new member events, where educational and team-building activities will take place. Additionally, new members are encouraged to get to know current members so that our organization can function as a family.
If I apply and do not get accepted, can I re-apply next semester?
Definitely! Unfortunately, we are not able to take each interested individual in each semester. However, we encourage potential members to re-apply, because we look for new members who will be fully committed to the NY Alpha chapter.