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Panhellenic Recruitment

Panhellenic sororities offer many opportunities for membership throughout the year.  The most opportunities for membership happen during Primary Recruitment, which typically occurs the week prior to the first day of classes in the fall academic semester.  Students not interested or unable to participate in Primary Recruitment may also have opportunities throughout the fall and spring semesters to join a Panhellenic organization through the Continuous Open Bidding (COB) process.  It is important to note that not all Panhellenic chapters will participate in COB.


Panhellenic Continuous Open Bidding

For the Panhellenic Council, Continuous Open Bidding (COB) can happen all year long in both the fall and spring semesters. These COBs are membership invitations extended by individual Panhellenic organizations to interested women. Not all Panhellenic organizations may be eligible for COBs based on the total chapter membership.

If you are interested in any membership opportunities available in the Panhellenic Community, please fill out this form and we will help connect you to chapters that may be currently participating in the COB process:

Panhellenic Interest Form


Spring 2020 Panhellenic Open House – January 15th, 2020

Come meet the Panhellenic chapters that will be participating in Continuous Open Bidding in the Spring 2020 semester on Wednesday, January 15th in the Student Union Ballroom A from 6:00-7:30pm.

Panhellenic Preview – February 29th, 2020

Panhellenic Preview is a day-long opportunity for interested high school students, current University students, and parents/supporters to learn more about the 13 different Panhellenic sororities, the Formal Recruitment process, and the benefits of sorority membership.

Registration for Panhellenic Preview is $50 and that covers a meal, t-shirt, and all materials provided for the day.  Attire for the day is casual and comfortable!

Student Participant Schedule

10:00am-10:45am: Check-In at Sorority Village

10:45am – Welcome and Orientation

11:30am-1:30pm – Visit 5 chapters for 15 minutes each

1:30pm – Lunch

2:30pm-6:00pm – Visit remaining 8 chapters for 15 minutes

Register for Panhellenic Preview


Join us at Family Panel

The Panhellenic Council will be hosting a Family Panel during Panhellenic Preview at 1:00 PM. Located in Strong Hall, the session will give parents and guardians the opportunity to learn more about the 13 Panhellenic sororities at the University of Tennessee. Staff from various departments, such as the Center for Leadership & Service and other student life areas, will be present to provide information. In addition, Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life staff, current students, and parents of women in the Panhellenic community will be at the session to answer questions and offer information about their experiences.

Please feel free to view our 2020 Family and Supporter Packet

Family & Supporter Packet 2020


2020 Fall Primary Recruitment – August 12th-19th

The best way to meet all 13 of our Panhellenic chapters is by participating in Primary Recruitment.  Over a multi-day process, potential new members will have the opportunity to meet chapter members, learn about each organization’s membership requirements, connections to national philanthropic organizations, commitment to leadership and sisterhood, time obligations, and financial costs.

Registration for 2020 Panhellenic Primary Recruitment will open Monday, June 1st, 2020.

Cost of registration from June 1st – July 20th is $130.  This goes to cover the expenses of running Primary Recruitment including but not limited to bus transportation to and from Sorority Village, provided meals, temporary bathroom facilities, marketing expenses, and a Go Greek round t-shirt.

Price of registration will increase to $150 on July 21st.  Registration for Primary Recruitment will close Sunday, August 16th at midnight.

Register for 2019 Panhellenic Primary Recruitment


Recruitment 101 Guide

Please review our Recruitment 101 Guide to find all of the answers to our most frequently asked questions!


Primary Recruitment 2020 Daily Schedule 

A more detailed schedule including specific times and locations will be sent to you immediately prior to the beginning of Primary Recruitment


Date Recruitment Round Things to Know
Wednesday, August 12th Move-In & Recruitment Orientation Women registered for Primary Recruitment will be allowed to move into their permanent residence halls beginning at 9:00am.  Details will come from Residence Hall Directors.

Recruitment Orientation will begin at 6:00pm at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Thursday, August 13th Go Greek Round Participants will have the opportunity to visit all 13 Panhellenic chapters and begin to learn more about each one.
Friday, August 14th & Saturday, August 15th Philanthropy and Service Round Participants will have the opportunity to visit up to 10 chapters  over a two-day period to learn about their community service involvement and philanthropic fundraising relationships.
Sunday, August 16th & Monday, August 17th Sisterhood Round Participants will have the opportunity to visit up to 6 chapters over a two-day period to learn more about what it actually means to be a member of a Panhellenic sorority.  Conversations will include financial costs, time commitment, academic standards, leadership involvement expectations, and life as a sorority member beyond your four years of college.
Tuesday, August 18th Preference Round Participants will have the opportunity to visit up to 2 chapters and will learn more about why each organization is special to each of its members.  Pieces of ritual may be shared during this special time to demonstrate the values and bonds of the organization.
Wednesday, August 19th Bid Day Bid Day will happen after the First Day of Classes.

Detailed Recruitment Schedule

Please check here to view the 2019 detailed recruitment schedule.


Contact us!

Any general questions regarding joining a Panhellenic sorority can be directed to our Vice President of Recruitment, Farrin Mumpower, at