Upperclassmen & Transfer Student Fall Panhellenic Recruitment Information
Each fall a few of our sororities will have limited opportunities available for uppeclassmen women (defined as sophomore, junior, and senior women) and transfer students to gain membership in their chapter. First-year students may not seek Panhellenic sorority membership until second semester. Every chapter does not participate in informal recruitment, also known as COB, but for those chapters that have spaces available they will hold invite-only events during the month of September.
To be involved in this process, a student must attend the Panhellenic Upperclassmen/Transfer Fall Recruitment Registration Meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019. Women must complete the Grade Release form, have a 2.5 GPA, and not be on disciplinary probation in order to to be eligible for the informal recruitment process. There is no fee to participate in upperclassmen/transfer recruitment.
Each chapter that is looking for new members will invite you to attend their Open House which will take place on Greek Row on Tuesday, September 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. During these events you will have the opportunity to chat with current chapter members and to make connections that could lead to invitations to events occurring later in the week. Dress nicely but casually. Sundresses, or a nice top and skirt are appropriate but your prom dress is not!
Every chapter in the Panhellenic Association will hold an Open House and though you are encouraged to visit all the chapters please make sure to visit those that have spaces available for new members.
As an upperclassman or transfer student you still have the opportunity to go through Formal Recruitment in January as well. If you are offered a bid in the fall you are not obligated to take the invitation but instead can wait to experience the formal recruitment process and have a chance at membership in all of our chapters. If you accept a bid in the fall then you are ineligible for formal recruitment in January.