Panhellenic Council Recruitment

Recruitment, 2013

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
  • 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)
Recruitment Tips & Guidelines

Recruitment Tips

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 recruitment:

  • Research each sorority’s national website.
  • Be yourself: our students are excited to get to know you and learn about your unique characteristics.
  • Ask questions: this is an opportunity for you to learn about the organizations and what it means to be a sister in their chapter.
  • Have fun: this is a great opportunity to meet other students and explore the benefits of lifelong sorority membership.

Recruitment guidelines

Please help us by observing these rules during recruitment:

  • Alcohol is strictly prohibited at all recruitment events.
  • Hazing is not tolerated at Northern Arizona University or in the State of Arizona.
  • Panhellenic Recruitment participants:
    • We ask that you refrain from entering Mountain View Hall, except when participating in structured recruitment events.
    • Beginning 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.

Spring 2014 Recruitment

In the spring 2014 semester, Panhellenic chapters will have an informal recruitment process from January 22-26. Not all chapters participate in spring recruitment, it largely depends on the current size of each chapter. 
An Information Session will be held on Wednesday, January 22 from 6-8pm in the Health and Learning Center lobby. Each sorority which is participating in spring 2014 recruitment will have more information  about their recruitment events available at the Information Session. 
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 2014. 

Fall Recruitment

What to expect

Thinking of joining a sorority in the Fall of 2014? 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 (PX or Rho Chi). Talk with your Rho Chi: she is a wealth of information and has been through recruitment before. You can also friend Jenny Greek NAU on facebook and ask questions to her. Below is a general outline of what to expect from a fall sorority recruitment process, some events may change. 

Information 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

Dress casually.

Meet the Chapters Night

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 seven sororities to learn about what each organization has to offer. Dress casually.
Philanthropy Night

Shuttle buses will pick up women going through recruitment beginning at 2:30 p.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.).

Sisterhood and Values Night

Shuttle buses will pick up women going through recruitment beginning at 2:30 p.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.).

Preference Night

Shuttles buses will pick up women going through recruitment beginning at 2 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.).

Bid Day

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

Dress casually.

Generally Panhellenic Recruitment takes place over six days during the Labor Day weekend (specific dates and times to be announced). 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 2014 Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment - signup will open in June of 2014.