Continuous Open Bidding (COB)
The Panhellenic chapters at the University of South Carolina participate in formal sorority recruitment prior to the start of the fall semester. In addition, some chapters continue to hold informal recruitment events, also known as COB, throughout the year.
Interested in joining a sorority? Share your contact information with the council.
Questions? Email the recruitment team at email@example.com.
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 2019-20 academic year and may change for the 2020-21 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.
Sorority members have the opportunity to live in the chapter house in Greek Village during their time in the chapter. 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 each chapter, visit the Greek Village webpage.