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F.A.Q.

Question:

How do I become a Member?

Answer:

First, you must not be a member of any other graduate-level law fraternity.  Membership in an undergraduate fraternity, whether law, honor, or social, does not preclude you from membership in Delta Theta Phi.  Just fill out our candidate application, print, and submit it and the one-time $100.00 membership due to our mailbox in the SBA office.


Question:

What kind of activities does the Percy J. Power Senate do?

Answer:

We strive to be a well-rounded group at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.  We offeracademicsocial, networking, and community-service  events each term -- in addition to our regular meetings and Initiation.


Question:

How active will I have to be as a student member of Delta Theta Phi?

Answer:

As with any organization, you will get as much out of your Fraternity as you put into it.  At a minimum, to be considered an "active member" of the Percy J. Power Senate you will need to accumulate a total of three points.   These points are awarded by attending any one of the following events:  1) the Welcome Back Party; 2) the Meet and Greet; 3)  The Blood Drive; 4) The Mid-Term Tutorials for First-Term Students; 5) The Rush Even; 6) The Networking Event; 7) Initiation; and 8) any of the 3 General Body Meetings.  As you can see,  there will be plenty of opportunities through those events and the regular meetings to meet this 3-point requirement.  However, students who choose to be more involved will gain leadership experience that can "round-out" a resume and make them eligible for various awards.  A senate is only as active and successful as the efforts of each member.


Question:

What is the Initiation Ceremony like?

Answer:

It is a simple, solemn ceremony during which each new member takes the oaths of membership similar to the oaths taken by more than 125,000 law students in the last 100 years.  The Percy J. Power Senate follows each ceremony with a complimentary lunch/dinner for new and active members.


Question:

What happens when I graduate?

Answer:

There are more than 100 alumni senates chartered throughout the world, although the level of activity varies.  Some alumni senates sponsor events on a monthly basis, and other sponsor several large events each year.  Active alumni senates do what they can to assist local student senates with various networking projects, and also network among themselves to assist in their practice in the form of exchanging ideas, research, and drafts of various motions and briefs.  You will always be a member of Delta Theta Phi, there are NO annual dues that must be paid in order for you to remain as a "member in good standing" or to be eligible to receive all mailings and benefits of membership.


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