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Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life

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Primary Sorority Recruitment is OPEN


>> August 10, 2019 - August 18, 2019 <<

The cost for registration is $105, which, goes towards meals, materials, housing, programming, and other event expenses.

After July 1 at 5:00PM the registration cost will rise to $125.

Women interested in joining one of the 14 chapters with facilities located on Greek row should participate in primary recruitment. The Panhellenic Council (PHC) oversees primary recruitment events which are held during the week before classes begin in August. Potential New Members (PNMs) begin the recruitment process with an orientation program. Throughout the week, recruitment participants will have a full schedule that includes personal development activities, educational programming, and campus events in addition to recruitment activities.  Participants will meet and talk one-on-one with women in all 14 organizations and have the opportunity to preference the chapter that they identify with the most.  Joining one of our 14 sororities is invite-accept- a mutual process, where both potential new members and chapters consider several factors when making decisions.

Primary Sorority Recruitment 2019 Schedule

Primary Recruitment begins on Saturday August 10th, 2019. All incoming students will move into their residence halls on Saturday the 10th.  Please plan on arriving on campus and being moved into your residence hall before 2:00PM.  There will be a mandatory recruitment meeting with your Recruitment Guide (Rho Gamma).  Your Recruitment Guide (Rho Gamma) will call you Friday, August 9th with the number you listed in your recruitment registration to say hi, answer any immediate questions, and trade phone numbers.
The full schedule for the 2019 Primary Recruitment will be available once you have arrived on campus and moved into your residence hall.

Primary Sorority Recruitment Registration

Registration for Primary Recruitment closes Wednesday, August 1stst at 5:00PM.  Please make sure you have registered by this date as we cannot accept any women after the deadline.  The cost for registration is $105 which goes towards meals, materials, housing, programming, and other event expenses.  After July 1st 5:00PM the cost for registration will go up to $125.  

For more information please check out the Panhellenic website here:


Contact Panhellenic Vice President for Recruitment
**PLEASE NOTE: Students participating in time conflicting Fall Alive! sessons (typically the last session offered) cannot participate in Primary Sorority Recruitment.  If you would like to participate in Primary Sorority Recruitment, please select a non-conflicting summer Alive! date as students cannot participate in Primary Sorority Recruitment until the orientation requirement is complete.**

Sorority Informal Recruitment

For women who did not join a chapter during primary recruitment there are additional opportunities to participate in recruitment activities during the year. Some of the chapters on campus participate in Informal Recruitment during the fall and spring semesters. During Informal Recruitment women attend recruitment events at individual chapters and have the opportunity to join those chapters seeking new members. Informal Recruitment is not facilitated through the Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life and is strictly facilitated through the individual chapters. You can email the recruitment chairs of each chapter for more detailed information. 
For recruitment chair contact information please check out the Panhellenic website here:

Finances for Residential Sororities

When your student joins a chapter, he/she should be given information about the finances involved in membership. For men who summer sign a fraternity, this might come from the chapter’s Recruitment Chair. For men & women that join in the fall or spring, this will likely take place on Bid Day or at the first New Member Education meeting (within the first week of school). If you do not hear anything about finances, ask your student for the contact information for the chapter Treasurer. If you are asked for cash or a check without a receipt, we encourage you to contact the CFSL prior to paying.

CLICK HERE for the 2018-19 Cost Estimate for Sororities