Information and registration for Panhellenic sorority recruitment can be found here.
Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment
The four National Panhellenic Conference member sororities currently at UWF — Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, and Kappa Delta — host Primary Recruitment in the fall semester. Spring recruitment is based on membership count; therefore, fall recruitment is the most open time for recruitment into these sororities.
2018 Primary Recruitment
Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment takes place every fall semester in a week known as Formal Recruitment. This year’s Formal Recruitment kicks off with Orientation Night on Wednesday, September 19th continues through Bid Night on Sunday, September 23. Through the recruitment process, you will be able to meet women from each of the NPC member sororities on UWF’s campus. To go through Primary Recruitment, you must register online by September 19th, and pay a $50 registration fee. There are recruitment information sessions leading up to the registration deadline to help PNMs get more detailed information. Potential new members must attend one of these sessions, along with the recruitment orientation.
To join Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, or Kappa Delta, you will need to register for Primary Recruitment. Registration starts May 7, 2018. If you have questions about any Panhellenic sorority, email the Panhellenic Council, as the individual chapters will not be able to answer specific questions related to recruitment.
In order to be eligible for Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment, you must have a 3.00 high school or 2.50 college grade point average (we will not round up under any circumstances). The GPA used to verify your eligibility will be verified from your most recent full-time enrollment. This is a university policy and no exceptions will be made.
If you are going through Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment and have classes or other obligations that you cannot reschedule we will use this conflict form (link below) to help schedule your recruitment events around your conflicts. You are required to attend classes during recruitment and we will usually adjust your schedule so you do not miss anything. If you have work, family functions, or other obligations we do ask that you try to readjust them to be before or after recruitment. We will try to accommodate when we can for those conflicts but it isn't always possible with the timing of events.
If you have class or conflicts between these times on the following days please email firstname.lastname@example.org (this includes if traveling to be on time for your class will cause you to leave early or be late):
- September 21: 2 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
- September 22: Noon-6 p.m.
- September 23: 7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
We will adjust schedules for classes only, so we do ask that you clear your work and personal schedule to accommodate recruitment.
Mutual Selection Process
While not every person is offered an invitation for membership, and some choose not to complete Formal Recruitment, our number one goal is for students to find the right fit for them at UWF. During recruitment, the PNMs have the chance each day to select their preferred sororities for the next day. Just as the PNM is narrowing down her choices, the sororities are also narrowing down theirs. Each day of recruitment, the maximum number of sororities PNMs can visit are narrowed down. At the end of Formal Recruitment, PNMs can be offered only one Formal Bid from a sorority they saw on the Preference Tea round. On Bid Day, those receiving invitations will find out what sorority they have been matched with.
Panhellenic Recruitment Counselors
During Panhellenic Primary Recruitment, PNMs are put into groups. These groups are led by two Recruitment Counselors. These women are the PNMs' guides and counselors for the week. These women disaffiliate from their organizations in order to fully assist the PNMs in the recruitment process. The Recruitment Counselor's role is to focus on the PNM and not worry about the sorority she is affiliated with during recruitment. By disaffiliating, the Recruitment Counselors are promising to be there for the best interest of the PNM and the Panhellenic Community.
Panhellenic Recruitment Schedule
Sep204 p.m. to 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (pick one) / University Commons Conference CenterOrientation
During orientation night, you will learn the basics of having meaningful conversations with the sorority women you will meet throughout the recruitment process
Sep212 p.m. / University CommonsSisterhood Round
Sisterhood Night will be your first opportunity to meet all four Panhellenic sororities. You will be going to each sorority to learn more about them through conversations that focus on ideals, involvement, and achievements. Each event is 30 minutes.
Sep205 p.m. / TBDPotential New Member (PNM) Bonding Night
PNM Bonding Night is designed to create friendships among women who are going through recruitment: your future Panhellenic sisters! This night is pajama-themed; games, snacks, and entertainment will be provided.
Sep22Noon / University CommonsPhilanthropy Round
Philanthropy Round will allow you to see how each organization that you visit makes an impact. Each event will be 45 minutes and will give you a chance to talk more about what you value. You may return to a maximum of three organizations on this day.
Sep238 a.m. / University CommonsPreference Round
Preference Day will give you a final in-depth look into what sisterhood means to each organization that you visit. Each event will be 45 minutes, and you can return to a maximum of two organizations.
Sep235 p.m. / University CommonsBid Night
This is the day that invitations to join a Panhellenic sorority are distributed. Once bids are received, new members will join their sororities and enjoy the evening with their new sisters.