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Fraternity and Sorority Life

  • A group of Pi Chi recruitment counselors hang out on the Horseshoe during Panhellenic sorority recruitment events.

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment

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

Spring 2023 Sorority Recruitment

The Panhellenic chapters participate in formal sorority recruitment prior to the start of the fall semester. In addition, some chapters continue to hold informal recruitment events throughout the year.

Interested in joining a sorority? Share your contact information with the council.

Questions? Email the recruitment team at uscsororityrecruitment@gmail.com

 

Continuous Open Bidding Process

Continuous Open Bidding (COB), also known as Spring Recruitment, is an informal process hosted by chapters to get to know potential new members and invite women to join the chapter through extending a bid. Most organizations will host events near the beginning of the spring semester. Open events are typically promoted on chapter social media accounts. 

To learn more about the chapters hosting COB events this spring, the council will host Panhellenic Preview, an informal event in January for chapters to meet with potential new members interested in joining. 

Panhellenic Preview

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Russell House Ballroom

Sorority Membership Expectations

Academic success is greatly valued in all fraternities and sororities. Each chapter has a minimum GPA requirement to join and maintain membership in their organization. In addition, each chapter has an elected/appointed officer dedicated to connecting women in the chapter with campus resources to ensure they excel academically.

In order to operate, chapters charge membership dues once a semester. First semester dues are more expensive due to initiation fees and new member fees. These fees strictly cover chapter dues and do not include chapter apparel, philanthropic donations, housing, meal plans, and other incidentals.

All members of the fraternity and sorority community pay a $50* Greek activity fee. 
*Note that this was the fee for the 2022-23 academic year and may change for the 2023-24 academic year.

To learn more about each chapter’s dues, housing, and meal plan costs, visit the annual FSL guide

The time commitment generally varies from chapter to chapter and from member to member, but you can expect to invest more time in your first semester of membership as you go through the new member education program. New member education focuses on learning the history and facts about the organization, developing leadership and time management skills, and spending time getting to know sisters. Although it can be time intensive, it should not interfere with academic commitments.

Members of organizations with houses in Greek Village have the opportunity to live in the chapter house during their membership.

Additionally, all chapters with houses in Greek Village have a meal plan for members starting the semester after a student joins the organization and lasts the duration of a student’s college career. For more information about the cost of housing and meal plan for chapters with facilities, visit the Greek Village webpage.

 

All dates and information are subject to change.


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