Panhellenic Formal Recruitment 2016

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.

Recruitment Registration

Registration for Panhellenic Recruitment is NOW CLOSED.

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 2.75 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 Association 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.

All appeals are due by Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 5:00pm. Questions may be directed to the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life at 336-278-7326 or by stopping by Moseley 224.

Important Dates 

October 27, 2015 Panhellenic Panel
November 4, 2015 Recruitment Info Session
November 5, 2015 Spring Recruitment Registration Opens at Midnight
November 9, 2015 House Tours
December 18, 2015  Recruitment Registration Closes at 5:00pm
January 27 - January 30, 2016 Formal Recruitment
January 31, 2016 Bid Day Activities

Recruitment Counselors 2015-2016

Panhellenic Recruitment Counselors (Pi Chis) 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. 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. 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:

Courtney Sola - Director of Recruitment
Morgan Koenig - Assistant Director of Recruitment

2016 Panhellenic Recruitment Schedule

January 27-January 31, 2016

January 27th       

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

January 27th

Information and Philanthropy Round, Day One: On the first two days of recruitment you will have the opportunity to visit all 9 organizations’ events.

January 28th

Informaiton and Philanthropy Round, Day TwoOn the first two days of recruitment you will have the opportunity to visit all 9 organizations’ events.

January 29th

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

January 30th

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.

January 31st

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. 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! 

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.

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.

Preference Round

This day you are recommended to wear cocktail/semi-formal attire. Think holiday party with your parents--classy, not club attire.

Bid Day

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.

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.