Join the Wolf Pack
UC Berkeley’s Gay & Queer fraternity, Sigma Epsilon Omega, is looking for a strong, enthusiastic potential siblings! Come over to meet our siblings at our events and find out what SEO can offer you. Feel free to bring friends!
Recruitment is a week long series of events at the beginning of each academic semester. These fun events allow prospective members to meet the siblings and discover what Sigma Epsilon Omega can offer you. Bids, or offers to join the fraternity, are announced to those selected at the end of rush week.
Intake is an eight-week process that begins after recruitment and upon accepting your bid offered by Sigma Epsilon Omega. Our intake process builds strong bonds between potential siblings and with the siblinghood while exploring our core principles and values. We actively strive for a haze-free intake process that encourages personal growth and traditions while expanding ones knowledge of and engagement in both the Greek and the Queer/Trans community.
Sigma Epsilon Omega follows all recruitment guidelines and regulations established by the Intra-Fraternity Council (IFC) at the University of California, Berkeley in conjunction with the All-Greek Social Code.
Come to as many Recruitment events as you can! Recruitment week is held at the beginning of each semester. These events are open to all interested in joining! These events allow us to get to know you and are an opportunity for you to learn more about our Siblinghood.
To receive updates on event dates and logistics, please send us your preferred name and email address at email@example.com.
After attending Recruitment events, those who show that they are committed to becoming siblings will be granted a Bid and embark on a 8-9 week long Intake process in which they will bond with siblings, learn about Greek life, our Fraternity traditions and values, and the Queer and Trans community. Although commitment is expected, our Intake process is completely Haze-Free and will not infringe upon the academics of new siblings.
Our minimum requirements to be an active sibling are paying sibling dues and fulfilling our community service hours requirement. Although we define ourselves as a fraternity, which traditionally means cis males only, we welcome people of all genders, all sexual identities, and all races. We request sensitivity and open-mindedness in order to best maintain a safe space for our siblings and our visitors
Sibling dues are set by the Fraternity's Treasurer at the beginning of each semester. This will pay for our required Fraternity insurance, dues to the MCGC Council, and the approved semester budget. Siblings who are financially constrained may talk with the Treasurer to set up a payment plan, participate in fundraising opportunities, as well as apply for our Scholarship
We are a family. We talk about our experiences as LGBTQ+ identifying individuals and support one another through the struggles we may face in our communities, as well as the struggle of being students at UC Berkeley. We maintain traditional aspects of the Greek system as we are recognized by UC Berkeley’s Multicultural Greek Community and participate in many Greek events, but we do it through a queer/trans lens, devoting ourselves to queer and trans culture, activism, and philanthropy. We stand out because we offer a brave space in which our siblings can grow among others who often experience the world similarly and yet strive to learn from each others differences.
Sigma Epsilon Omega does not have a fraternity house, although fellow siblings are in a house where we conduct most events. However, it is a top priority to move into a larger house closer to Frat Row. Until then, we have made this place a home with plenty of decorations and a gorgeous patio.
We are close with Gamma Rho Lambda, the queer and ally sorority on campus, as well as Oscar Wilde, the Queer Housing Cooperative. We also work with UC Berkeley Gender Equity Resource Center (Geneq), the Queer Alliance Resource Center (QARC), and the QTPOC Conference. Additionally, in the past we have hosted philanthropic events to support our friends at the DreamCatcher LGBTQ youth shelter in Oakland.
I am transgender, genderfluid, or non-binary and I'm seeking a family where I can be accepted for who I am. Can I join?
Of course! We welcome people of all gender and sexual identities and strive to be a safe space for all! Come to our rush events and see if SEO is the family for you!
Coming out is a personal journey, you do not need to be ‘out’ to join. It is your decision as to if and when to tell your friends or family. We can provide a safe environment and support if and when you do decide to come out. In regards to our picture-taking and posting on social media, we are sensitive to our fellow siblings’ preferences, and take them seriously.
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