If you would like to complete a recommendation for a potential new member please complete the online recruitment introduction form.
Recruitment will occur January 30th through February 3rd, 2019.
Day 0: Orientation – January 30
There will be a required orientation event to begin the recruitment process. The time is still TBD, but PNMs should plan to begin no later than 6:00pm.
Round 1: Philanthropy – January 31, 2019
Each chapter has unique national and/or local philanthropic organizations and annual events to tell you about. Potential new members (PNMs) will attend events with each of the nine Panhellenic sororities. At the end of the day, PNMs will rank the chapters based on which they are most interested in returning to the next day, while at the same time, each chapter will enter their preferences of the PNMs they would most like to invite back for round 2. This process is called “mutual selection.”
Round 2: Sisterhood – February 1, 2019
During the sisterhood round, each organization will present information about the ideals, responsibilities, and bonds that unite their members. This is a time to ask questions about the expectations of membership in the chapter including finance, housing, attendance and participation. PNMs will be invited back to UP TO a maximum of six chapters on this day (though some may receive fewer invitations). At the end of this day, PNMs will again rank the chapters based on which they are most interested in returning to the next day, while each chapter will enter their preferences of the PNMs they would most like to invite back for round 3.
Round 3: Preference – February 2, 2019
Preference is the last day of recruitment rounds. An invitation to a preference function indicates a sororities strong interest in you as a future member. Throughout Preference round, a sororities presentation will reflect the values and ideals held in high esteem by members. PNMs will be invited back to UP TO a maximum of two chapters (though some may receive fewer invitations). After events that day, PNMs will rank order the one or two sororities that they would be willing to accept a bid from. The sororities will also select the women they would like to extend bids to.
Bid Day – February 3, 2019
Bid Day is the final day of the process in which PNMs are notified if they will be receiving a bid for membership to one of the sororities. PNMs will be notified that morning if they will not be receiving a bid. PNMs who will be receiving a bid will gather to open their bid cards, and then participate in chapter hosted events until 5:00 pm that day.
To read more about Elon's Panhellenic Formal Recruitment, check out Elon's Spring Recruitment Page.