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Sorority Recruitment

Find a family away from home and lifelong friendships through sorority recruitment for 13 National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) organizations.

Fall 2018 Sorority Recruitment

Dates will be announced soon! Check back later in the spring semester to learn more about the 2018 sorority recruitment process.


Sorority Recruitment

Fall 2018 Recruitment Dates

 Coming soon!



In order to participate in sorority recruitment as well as guarantee on-campus housing, you must register for recruitment no later than 11:59 p.m. on July 31. Unfortunately, we will not be able to make exceptions to this deadline.


Early Registration (May 1 - May 31 at 5 p.m.) - TBD
Regular Registration (June 1 - June 31 at 5 p.m.) - TBD
Late Registration (July 1 - July 31 at 11:59 p.m.) - TBD

*Includes two t-shirts, backpack, and several meals during recruitment

You Will Need:

  • General Resume Information (GPA, activities, community service, etc).
  • Guardian Contact Information (for emergency contact and family orientation).
  • Legacy Information (names, chapters and schools for family members who have been in sororities).
  • A way to pay electronically.
Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are not required and will only be accepted electronically. If you have a coach, teacher, counselor, or mentor interested in writing you a letter of recommendation, they can make their recommendation electronically through either an organization's national website or the USC Sorority Recruitment Letter of Recommendation form.

If you're a legacy of one of our 13 chapters, we recommend having your family member use the national website to submit a legacy form.

List of Sororities »

Mail Letter To:
Attention: (Chapter Name)
RHUU Suite 115
1400 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Many organizations also accept online letters of recommendation.

Early Move-In
  • Women participating in sorority recruitment will move into their on-campus housing room early. This date will be announced later in the spring semester. You will move into your assigned on-campus housing room.
  • You will receive an assigned move-in time and a unique move-in packet which will contain a special sticker that will allow you to move in early. 
  • You do not need to contact University Housing to set up early move-in, as it will be set up for you once you register for recruitment.
  • Please direct all questions regarding housing to University Housing at 803-777-4283.


An early move-in fee of $80 ($20 per night) will be charged to your USC bill.*

*This cost may change for 2018. Please check back later in the spring semester to confirm this cost.


You will not be allowed to move in if the university hasn't received your immunization record.

Students Living Off-Campus

You will need to make your own arrangements and coordinate your early move-in with your landlord or leasing company. The university does not make arrangements for students living off-campus.

Time Commitment

You should be prepared to be occupied from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day during the recruitment process. Your schedule will be unique to you.

Schedule Conflicts

Conflicts can be excused, but schedules can't be changed except for academic commitments or emergencies. It's important to remember that excused absences may affect your next round schedule. Recruitment is an opportunity for a potential member to get to meet active members in organizations and for those active members to get to know potential members. Missing these opportunities may affect invitations made for the next day of events. Missing recruitment events for an unexcused reason is cause for removal from the recruitment process completely.

Speak with your "Pi Chi" recruitment counselor or contact Recruitment Staff at

GPA Requirements

There is no specific GPA required to participate in recruitment, but each sorority chapter has its own GPA requirements.

If your GPA is below a 3.0, you may be considered a "grade risk" and get fewer invitations during recruitment than those with higher GPAs.

Special Accommodations

If you have a diagnosed disability or medical condition that warrants or requires special accommodations, you must register with the Student Disability Resource Center

Please contact 803-777-3845 if you have questions about special accommodations during sorority recruitment.

Mutual Selection

After each round of recruitment, the potential member has the opportunity to select which organizations she'd most like to visit during the next round of events. The chapters also make invitations to invite potential members back to their next round of events. Through this, both potential members and the sorority chapter make a mutual choice about membership.

How do chapters make membership decisions?

  • Your academic, leadership and community service accomplishments.
  • Conversations you have with their members during events.
  • Sorority membership requirements.
  • The chapter's founding values.
Participating Sororities

If you are looking to join a different group, we would encourage you to review the membership intake process for our NPHC and multicultural organizations. If you have any questions, call 803-777-3506 or email us at