The UBC Theta Chapter of Phrateres was founded in 1935 by Dean Mary Bollert
Who are we?
Phrateres is a non-exclusive AMS social-service club for women. We are a non-profit club whose purpose is to round out the university experience by offering a chance to meet new people, make friends, play sports and participate in community service.
We interact with the Greek system (fraternities and sororities) but are an independent organization – we are a club under the Alma Mater Society (UBC’s Student Society) rather than members of the Panhellenic Council.
Who can join?
Phrateres is non-exclusive; It’s open to anyone who would like to join. We are an incredibly diverse club: we have members from almost every faculty and discipline, with a huge range of different interests both in school and outside of school. There’s bound to be someone who shares your interests, and there’s also a ton of opportunities to get into things you otherwise might never even have heard of.
What does Phrateres have to offer?
Phrateres will give you an experience that cannot be described until you find out for yourself! The 4 S’s – Sisterhood, Social, Sports, and Service are only just a little part of what Phrateres can give to you. In addition, Phrateres is low-commitment: there are only a few events at which attendance is mandatory so you don’t have to stress out about balancing school and your social life. Of course, to get the most out of your experience, you’ll want to come out to our events, whether before or after studying.
We also have an office with a phone in the SUB, which throughout the years has been host to crazy debates, cabin-fever rants, and lots of hours of nutty girl fun. It’s a great place to eat your lunch, relax, chat and even study.
How much does it cost?
Fees are inexpensive: $135 for an entire year, which includes all sports, all service events, most exchanges with the fraternities, a sports t-shirt, a ticket to our party, pledge pins, and access to our office.
Fees for the year aren’t due until early October so you’re more than welcome to come out for any of our numerous events in September with no obligation. Take this time to find out if Phrateres is right for you.
How to Join
Come find our booth at Imagine UBC and Clubs Week. If you miss either of these days, you can always stop by our office in the SUB Basement, room 21G (near the Ubyssey office), call the office at 604-822-4557, or email one our pledge coordinator Andrea, or our President, Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org.