Message from the Director of Recruitment, Emmy Bird:
We’re so glad you have an interest in participating in Formal Recruitment! Joining one of the nine wonderful sororities on Elon’s campus can enrich your college experience and beyond. Recruitment is a mutual selection process by which sororities recruit new members and introduce them to the responsibilities and opportunities involved with being a Greek woman.
All women who wish to register to go through Recruitment must have completed at least 12 credit hours at Elon University and have a 2.75 GPA from Fall semester. Winter Term grades will not be considered since those grades will not be reported in time.
The Panhellenic Council’s nine National Panhellenic Conference sororities have all made a commitment to scholarship and academics. The Panhellenic Council has set a GPA minimum of 2.75 in order to participate in any recruitment activities. Exceptions are granted in rare cases when there are extreme extenuating circumstances.
You may appeal the GPA requirement by completing this form: Panhellenic Recruitment Appeal to Participate Form
Panhellenic recruitment is not limited to your first year on-campus, and Panhellenic Council encourages all women whose GPA is below a 2.75 who wish to join a sorority to consider increasing one’s overall GPA and participating in fall informal recruitment activities or formal recruitment next Spring.
Questions may be directed to the Office of Greek Life at 336-278-7326 or by stopping by Moseley 224.
|October 29, 2013||Miss Recruitment at 7:30 pm in McKinnon|
|November 16, 2013||Panhellenic Tailgate at noon on Phoenix Drive|
|December 13, 2013||Recruitment Registration Closes at 11:59 pm|
|January 19, 2014||House Tours in the Loy Neighborhood at noon|
|January 19, 2014||Women's Basketball Game with Pi Chi Groups at 2 pm|
|January 28, 2014||Recruitment Convocation in Jordan Gym at 7:30 pm|
|January 29-February 1, 2014||Formal Recruitment|
|February 2, 2014||Bid Day Activities|
Pi Chis (Panhellenic Recruitment Counselors) serve as a neutral sorority woman who has chosen to disaffiliate from her sorority for roughly a year in order to serve potential members an unbiased mentor. Pi Chis can answer any questions that potential members may have at any point before or during the Recruitment process, so please feel free to contact them at any time. You will be assigned a recruitment counselor starting at the beginning of Winter Term, but until then if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:
Recruitment Convocation: This meeting opens recruitment; we give you more valuable information and get you prepared for the exciting week!
Information Round: On the first day of recruitment you will have the opportunity to visit all 9 organizations’ events.
Philanthropy Round: On the second day you can visit a maximum of 7 events.
Sisterhood Round: On the third day you can visit a maximum of 5 events.
Preference Round: On the last day of recruitment you will visit a maximum of 2 events. This day is about personal reflection to make your decision about which organization you would like to join.
Bid Day: On Bid Day you are eligible to receive one bid. Recruitment is a mutual selection process, and actual invitations will be dependent on your and the nine chapters’ choices.
Below are some suggested guidlines on dress code for formal recruitment events. Please be reminded that it is NOT expected that you buy an entire new wardrobe to participate in recruitment. In fact, you probably can find suitable ensembles that are already in your closet! It is most important that you are comfortable and true to your own personality during recruitment. So, don't be afraid to be you!
You are advised to dress casually and comfortably. On these days you will be on your feet for a long time so wear shoes that are broken in and that you are comfortable in.
For sisterhood round you are recommended to wear Business Casual. Dress pants, sweaters, business skirts are appropriate attire for Sisterhood round.
This day you are recommended to wear cocktail/semi-formal attire. Think holiday party with your parents--classy, not club attire.
This day is completely casual! Wear jeans and comfortable shoes. If you receive a bid, you will be likely to receive a bid day t-shirt when you arrive at the celebration site of your new chapter.
The Potential Members’ Bill of Rights is determined by the NPC Unanimous Agreements. If at any point a potential member feels as though any of the rights below have been compromised, she should contact the Director of Greek Life.