Panhellenic Formal Recruitment 2017

We are so glad you have an interest in participating in Sorority Formal Recruitment! Joining one of the nine wonderful panhellenic sororities on Elon’s campus can enrich your college experience and into your alumni years. Recruitment is a mutual selection process by which sororities recruit new members and introduce them to the responsibilities and opportunities involved with being a sorority woman.

All women who wish to register to go through recruitment must have completed at least 12 credit hours recognized by Elon University, and have a 2.8 cumulative GPA. Winter Term grades will not be considered since those grades will not be reported in time.

Transfer students who meet the above requirements will also be asked to upload an unoffical copy of their prior institution's transcript to the registration form. Spring semester admit students are not eligible to participate in formal recruitment.


Recruitment Registration

Registration for Panhellenic Recruitment is now closed


Registration will close at midnight on January 8th, 2017.

The cost for recruitment will be $60 from December 16th-December 30th. From January 1st-8th,  the cost of recruitment will be $80. 

Appeal to Participate

The Panhellenic Association’s nine National Panhellenic Conference sororities have all made a commitment to scholarship and academics. The Panhellenic Association has set a GPA minimum of 2.8 in order to participate in any recruitment activities. Exceptions are granted in rare cases when there are extreme extenuating circumstances.

Panhellenic recruitment is not limited to your first year on-campus, and Panhellenic Association encourages all women whose GPA is below a 2.8 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.

The Panhellenic Association is no longer accepting appeals for Spring 2017 Recruitment.  All appeals were due by Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 5:00pm. Questions may be directed to the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at 336-278-7326 or stopping by Moseley 224. If you appeal and your appeal is denied, you will be refunded the registration fee. 

Important Dates 

November 9, 2016 Panhellenic Panel - 7:30pm in McKinnon Hall
December 16, 2016 Spring Recruitment Registration Opens at 8am
January 8, 2017 Spring Recruitment Registration Closes at Midnight
January 25, 2017 Recruitment Orientation for Registered Potential New Members
January 26-28, 2017 Formal Recruitment Process
January 29, 2017 Bid Day Celebrations

Recruitment Counselors 2017

Panhellenic Recruitment Counselors (Pi Chis) serve as a neutral sorority woman who has chosen to disaffiliate from her sorority for roughly a month in order to serve potential members an unbiased mentor. Recruitment Counselors 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. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Jill Rahl- Director of Recruitment -
Lauren Miller - Assistant Director of Recruitment -

2017 Panhellenic Recruitment Schedule

January 25-January 29, 2017

January 25th 

Recruitment Orientation: This meeting opens recruitment, and we will give you more valuable information and get you prepared for the exciting week!

January 26th

Information and Philanthropy Round: On the first day of recruitment you will have the opportunity to visit all 9 organizations’ events.

January 27th

Sisterhood Round: On the second day you can visit a maximum of 5 events.

January 28th

Preference Round: On the last day of recruitment you will visit a maximum of events. This day is about personal reflection to make your decision about which organization you would like to join.

January 29th

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.

Attire for Formal Recruitment

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! It is most important that you are comfortable and true to your own personality during recruitment. So, don't be afraid to be you! 

Information and Philanthropy Round

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. Jeans and a t-shirt are more than appropriate for this round - wear whatever you would normally wear!

Sisterhood Round

You are advised to dress casually and comfortably. On this day you will be on your feet for a long time so wear shoes that are broken in and that you are comfortable in. Jeans and a t-shirt are more than appropriate for this round - wear whatever you would normally wear!

Preference Round

This day you are recommended to wear cocktail/semi-formal attire. Think holiday party with your parents--classy, not club attire. Again, you do not need to buy anything in order to dress up. 

Bid Day

This day is completely casual! Wear jeans and comfortable shoes. If you receive a bid, you will likely receive a bid day t-shirt when you arrive at the celebration site of your new chapter.

Potential Members' Bill of Rights

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 Fraternity & Sorority Life.

  • The right to be treated as an individual.
  • The right to be fully informed about the recruitment process.
  • The right to ask questions and receive true and objective answers from recruitment counselors and members.
  • The right to be treated with respect.
  • The right to be treated as a capable and mature person without being patronized.
  • The right to ask how or why and receive straight answers.
  • The right to have and express opinions to recruitment counselors.
  • The right to have inviolable confidentiality when sharing information with recruitment counselors.
  • The right to make informed choices without undue pressure from others.
  • The right to be fully informed about the binding agreements implicit in the acceptance card signing.
  • The right to make one’s own choice and decisions and accept full responsibility for the results of that decision.
  • The right to have a positive, safe, and enriching recruitment and new member experience.