Sororities can contribute significantly to the quality of the undergraduate experience at the University of Washington, helping their members develop personal and leadership skills that can serve them well. The groups also offer many opportunities for students to identify, test and refine their leadership abilities, and to engage in public-service activities that are of benefit to the larger community.
Just like any other organization, membership in a sorority does have commitments. However, it is very common for sorority members to work, participate in University athletics, and volunteer for the community throughout the academic year. It is expected that sorority members will participate in certain chapter activities, meet financial obligations, and in some cases, assist with minimal duties within the house.
If you are considering joining a sorority, you have several different options to get involved. Potential new members can get an idea of what sorority life is like during Greek Preview, an opportunity to get a look inside of what the recruitment process is like, which takes place in May. After that, potential new members are able to register for Formal Fall Recruitment which takes place in September. The Continuous Open Bidding (COB) is an option for potential new members to join a chapter if they did not get a chance to join during Formal Fall Recruitment. COB takes place year round- we encourage you get more information from the COB page online, or through Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in HUB 236. We look forward to hearing from you!