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.
2017 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 13th continues through Bid Night on Monday, September 18th. 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 13th, 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 at the beginning of the summer semester. If you have questions about any Panhellenic sorority, email the Fraternity and Sorority Life staff, 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 14th, 2-8:30 p.m.
- September 15th, 5-8 p.m.
- September 16th, Noon-5:30 p.m.
- September 17th, 1-6 p.m.
- September 18th, 3-7 p.m.
We will adjust schedules for classes but we do ask that you clear your work and personal schedule to accommodate recruitment. The time frame for ending each day is an estimate based on years previous, so even if you plan to work after the ending time above, we suggest you rearrange your work schedule just in case something is behind schedule for recruitment. The sooner we know about a conflict the better we can plan.
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.