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 Primary Recruitment – August 15th – August 22nd, 2018
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 2018 Panhellenic Primary Recruitment will open Friday, June 1st, 2018.
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, three 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 12th at midnight.Register for 2018 Panhellenic Primary Recruitment
Primary Recruitment 2018 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 15th||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 16th||Go Greek Round||Participants will have the opportunity to visit all 13 Panhellenic chapters and begin to learn more about each one.|
|Friday, August 17th & Saturday, August 18th||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 19th & Monday, August 20th||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 21st||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 22nd||Bid Day||Bid Day will happen after the First Day of Classes.|
Have questions right now about 2018 Primary Recruitment? Contact these people for your specific question or concern:
Contact Alex, Vice President of Recruitment at email@example.com for:
– Special accommodations
– Financial information
– Recommendation Letters
Contact Nicole, Vice President of Recruitment Counselors at firstname.lastname@example.org for;
– Issues/Edits to registration on Campus Director
– GPA and Academics
– Scheduling Conflicts
Contact Elizabeth, Panhellenic President at email@example.com for;
– Life as a member of a Panhellenic sorority
– Housing Obligations
– Life on campus
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
Any general questions regarding joining a Panhellenic sorority can be directed to our Vice President of Recruitment, Alex Eleas, at firstname.lastname@example.org.