Panhellenic Council Recruitment
Panhellenic sorority recruitment generally takes place at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. The fall is a more formal process, while the spring is a much more informal recruitment in which not all chapters participate. The chapters which are governed by the College Panhellenic Council are:
- Alpha Delta Pi
- Alpha Omicron Pi
- Alpha Phi
- Chi Omega
- Delta Delta Delta
- Gamma Phi Beta
- Kappa Delta
- Pi Beta Phi
To be eligible to participate in a sorority, you must:
- have a 2.75 cumulative high school GPA, or
- have a 2.5 cumulative college GPA (In order to use college GPA, students must have at least 12 completed college credit hours. If 12 college credit hours have been completed, the college GPA must be used to meet the GPA requirement).
- be registered as a full-time student at Northern Arizona University (CCC2NAU enrollment does not meet this requirement)
Signups for Fall 2015 Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment will open on Monday, May 25th at 12:01 a.m. and will close on Tuesday, September 1st at 11:59pm. If you were not able to sign up by that time, but are interested in sorority life, you can participate in Spring 2016 Recruitment. Check back later in the Fall semester for more information about Spring 2016 Recruitment!Recruitment Tips & Guidelines
If you come prepared,
keep an open mind, and take a look at what each sorority has to
offer, you will be ready to make an informed decision.
Here are some additional
tips to help you decide on the right chapter for you during sorority
each sorority’s national
yourself: our students are excited to get to know you and learn about your
questions: this is an opportunity for you to learn about the organizations
and what it means to be a sister in their chapter.
fun: this is a great opportunity to meet other students and explore the
benefits of lifelong sorority membership.
Please help us by
observing these rules during recruitment:
is strictly prohibited at all recruitment events.
is not tolerated at Northern Arizona University or in the State of Arizona.
ask that you refrain from entering Mountain View Hall, except when
participating in structured recruitment events.
the first day of recruitment, do not make any contact with
active sorority members outside of their scheduled events until the
recruitment process is complete.
Fall 2015 Recruitment
What to expect
Thinking of joining a sorority in the Fall of 2015? You will need to participate in formal Panhellenic Recruitment to join a chapter in the College Panhellenic Council. Through recruitment activities you will discover the experiences and benefits our sororities offer while visiting with each chapter to learn about their values, philanthropic endeavors, and sisterhood activities.
Panhellenic Recruitment participants will be assigned a Recruitment Counselor (RCs). Talk with your Recruitment Counselor: she is a wealth of information and has been through recruitment before. You can also like the NAU College Panhellenic Council Facebook page and ask questions. Below is a general outline of what to expect from a fall sorority recruitment process, some events may change.
Meet the Chapters Night
Here, you will get an overview of the recruitment process. At this time, you will:
- receive information on financial obligations and housing
- be assigned to a Recruitment Counselor
- meet with other students in your recruitment group
Shuttle buses will pick up women going
through recruitment at 2:30 p.m. from Reilly and McConnell Halls and drop off
after events are completed.
- On this night, you will meet with all eight sororities to learn
about what each organization has to offer. Dress casually.
Sisterhood and Values Night
Shuttle buses will pick up women going through recruitment beginning at 11:00 a.m. from Reilly and McConnell Halls drop off after events are completed.
Learn about each sorority’s community service projects and national/local philanthropies—you may even participate in a service event. Please dress well (nice trousers, skirt, dress, etc.).
Shuttle buses will pick up women going through recruitment beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Reilly and McConnell Halls and drop off after events are completed.
Learn about the activities and events sororities facilitate each semester, and the values of each organization. Please dress well (nice trousers, skirt, dress, etc.).
Shuttles buses will pick up women going through recruitment beginning at 12 p.m. from Reilly and McConnell Halls and drop off after all events are completed.
Discover the history, values, and traditions of each organization and how they are incorporated into the sorority experience. Please dress well (nice trousers, skirt, dress, etc.).
On the final day, you will:
- find out your new sorority membership
- take photos
- receive an invitation to a welcoming event from your new chapter
Generally Panhellenic Recruitment takes place over six days during the Labor Day weekend starting Thursday, September 3-Tuesday, September 8. Please be sure to request off work and clear your schedule for all the recruitment events in order to be fully considered in the recruitment process. If you have any academic conflicts please notify your recruitment counselor as soon as possible.
Students will need to sign up in order to take part in Fall 2015 Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment - signups are currently open and will close on Tuesday, September 1st at 11:59pm. The cost to participate in sorority recruitment is $65 which covers recruitment materials, shuttle buses to and from recruitment events, and food/drinks.
Spring 2016 Recruitment
In the Spring 2016 semester, Panhellenic chapters will have an informal recruitment process from January 27-January 31. Not all chapters participate in spring recruitment, it largely depends on the current size of each chapter.
If you want to join a specific chapter, you can email the chapter president
directly to see if they are accepting new members in Spring 2016.
Arizona University Greek organizations appreciate the benefits of diversity and
have designed their membership selection processes to offer a mutual
exploration for chapters and prospective members alike. Every student is
welcome and encouraged to participate in Greek membership selection.
Northern Arizona University Greek system encourages participation of students
from diverse backgrounds. The Greek philosophy promotes self-worth, human
dignity and positive image. Discrimination on the basis of race, ethnic
background or economics will not be tolerated in any area of membership
chapter will affirm its compliance with membership selection processes that are
in accordance with the NAU student organization non-discrimination statement as
set forth below:
Northern Arizona University prohibits discrimination in organizational
membership on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age, or veteran status.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 106.14, makes an
exception for social fraternities and sororities with regard to gender
requirements for membership.