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Panhellenic Formal Recruitment 2014

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.

Recruitment Registration

Registration for Panhellenic Recruitment 2014 is now closed

Appeal to Participate

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.

Important Dates


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 2013-2014

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:

Emmy Bird—Director of Recruitment
Kasey Sullivan—Assistant Director of Recruitment
Shana Plasters—Director of Greek Life 

Panhellenic Recruitment Schedule

January 28-February 2, 2014

January 28th       

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

January 29th

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

January 30th

Philanthropy Round: On the second day you can visit a maximum of 7 events.

January 31st

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

February 1st

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.

February 2nd

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 Round & 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

For sisterhood round you are recommended to wear Business Casual. Dress pants, sweaters, business skirts are appropriate attire for Sisterhood round.

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 Greek 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.