The main reason to go to college is to get an education. Our chapter has a strong focus on ways to help the women in the chapter be successful in their classes. Each week a sister is expected to complete study hours, depending on your GPA is depending how much hours are needed. It is advised to do more study hours though and not pay attention to the minimum need.
A study buddy is one way this chapter tries to influence each women to do better. A study buddy is having a sister help you along the way with each of your classes and it also helps create a bond with a sister who is the same major as you. We also do several things to motivate our sisters also to help them get better grades.
One way to motivate our sisters is, we do is a skippy jar so you do not skip class. If a sister does not skip any classes, they are eligible to put their name in a jar that gets passed around a chapter that week and at the end of every chapter meeting a name is pulled and they get a little prize (candy, candle, pens/paper... etc.).
Another motivation is smart cookies, when final grades come out and a sister has a GPA higher than a 3.2 then they get a cookie to show they are a "smart cookie".
Not only is there motivation to finish strong but there is also motivation to start strong and stay strong. At mid-terms, there is a midterm raffle with more prizes (make-up, gift cards, massages.. etc) and depending on your mid-term grades is how much raffle tickets a sister receives. 3 tickets for an A, 2 tickets for a B and 1 ticket for a C.